[scimc-news] Santa Cruz Indymedia Newsletter February 7, 2006
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SANTA CRUZ INDYMEDIA UPDATE, FEBRUARY 7, 2006
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News and events currently featured as of Tuesday, February 27:
Wednesday February 8th
6:00pm Richard Heinberg Peak Oil presentation
7:00pm Tent University meeting
Friday February 10th
12:00pm Food Not Bombs meeting
Sunday February 12th
7:00pm Santa Cruz Indymedia meeting
7:00pm New Orleans: The American Disaster
7:00pm Radical Folksingers Ryan Harvey and Mark Gunnery
8:00pm El Enemigo Común (The Common Enemy) premiers in Santa Cruz
Key Documents Detailing Santa Cruz Police Spying Now Available Online
02/05/2006 SANTA CRUZ POLICE DEPARTMENT FILES ON PEACEFUL PARADE PRGANIZERS
Key documents from the ACLU Public Records Act request are available in
In response to an ACLU Public Records Act request, the Santa Cruz Police
Department has produced over 200 pages relating to their undercover
infiltration of a peaceful New's Year's parade group known as Last Night
Santa Cruz. Though the documents produced were incomplete in relation to
the Public Records Act request, they portray a department with little
concern for the privacy rights of peaceful community members and a seeming
disdain for the use of diplomacy as an investigation technique.
Feb. 16th: El Enemigo Común premiers in Santa Cruz
02/06/2006 AUSTIN IMC'S NEW DOCUMENTARY ON CAPITALISM, EMPIRE AND OAXACAN
El Enemigo Común (The Common Enemy) scratches beneath the surface of
neoliberalism, and looks at some of the most hidden atrocities in recent
North American history. The film documents instances of paramilitary
activity against indigenous communities in Oaxaca, Mexico from 2002
through 2005, and includes footage of protests in Cancun against the World
Trade Organization, and in Miami against the Free Trade Area of the
America's. The three locations in isolation expose the disparities in
North American resistance movements, but also bring us closer to
understanding the nature of an emerging common struggle.
Bouncing back and forth from community to community, El Enemigo Común is
both an introduction to some of the many ignored resistances in North
America, and an urgent call to action for international civil society, to
stand in solidarity against state sponsored repression and for human
peace, dignity and justice, in Oaxaca, Mexico. The film provides a
historical context for the current violent incarnation of capitalism and
empire, and provokes action against it as a common enemy. Read more
See the Santa Cruz premier of El Enemigo Común at the RCNV (515 Broadway)
on Thursday, February 16th at 8:00pm. Simon Sedillo, the director of the
film, will be in attendence.
Preview: Watch the Video Trailer!
El Enemigo Común blog
There's more!: Radical Folksingers Ryan Harvey and Mark Gunnery at 7:00pm
Ryan and Mark, from Riot-Folk! Records, will be doin' what they do best:
playing hard-hitting anarchist folk music.
Read more, watch the trailer, download mp3s....
ACLU of Northern California Seeks Pentagon Files on Peace Groups
02/01/2006 FOIA REQUEST ON BEHALF OF UCSC STUDENTS AGAINST WAR, AMONGST
SAN FRANCISCO -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California
(ACLU-NC) today filed a federal Freedom of Information Act request on
behalf of UC students and groups whose lawful activities may have been
monitored by the Pentagon. The move is part of a national ACLU effort to
reveal the extent and purpose of Pentagon spying.
Students should be able to freely express themselves on campus without
fear of ending up in a military database, said Mark Schlosberg, Police
Practices Policy Director of the ACLU-NC. The Department of Defense
should act quickly and disclose all information it has collected on these
student organizations and their members.
The ACLU of Northern California and the San Francisco Bay Guardian filed
its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request on behalf of UC Santa Cruz
Students Against War (SAW) and UC Berkeley students with Berkeley Stop
the War Coalition (BSTW). The ACLU is seeking the disclosure of all
documents maintained by the Department of Defense on the individuals and
groups, as well as information on whether the records have been shared
with other government agencies.
The national ACLU filed a similar FOIA request on behalf of the American
Friends Service Committee, Veterans for Peace, United for Peace and
Justice and Greenpeace. In Georgia, Rhode Island, Maine, and Pennsylvania
ACLU affiliates are also seeking Pentagon files on local groups.
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