[scimc-news] Santa Cruz Indymedia Update For Sunday March 23rd 2008
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Santa Cruz Indymedia Update For Sunday March 23rd 2008
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* Protest at Military Recruiting Centers to Mark 4,000 Dead US Soldiers in Iraq
* Interview with Owl, a Tree-Sitter at the Science Hill Tree-Sit
* Students Demand a Democratic UC Board of Regents and No More Nuclear Weapons; 12 Lockdown
* 201 Layoffs Loom for PVUSD Teachers, Nurses and School Support Staff
* Plan Announced To Spray Toxic Biological Chemicals Over San Francisco
* Interview with Three Santa Cruz Roller Girls on Freak Radio
* UCSC Cancels Off-Campus Hearing for Cruz Molina
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March 24th 3:00 PM: Vigil and Action - 4000th American Death
March 24th 5:30 PM: Radical Parenting Potluck & Zine/Book Reading
March 27th 10:00 AM: Eskrima: Filipino Stick & Knife Fighting
March 30th 12:00 PM: Mutual Aid for Papas
April 2nd 7:00 PM: Assembly Candidates' Forum in Santa Cruz
April 5th 9:00 AM: Free Electronic Waste Recycling Event
April 6th 7:30 PM: A BAROQUE BEATLES Experience
April 10th 4:00 PM: Catalina Ventura: The Empowerment of Oaxacan Indigenous Women
More Events On Santa Cruz Indymedia's Calendar:
Protest at Military Recruiting Centers to Mark 4,000 Dead US Soldiers in Iraq
Actions in Capitola and Berkeley to Mark 4,000 Dead US Soldiers in Iraq
The 4,000th US soldier was killed in Iraq on March 23rd. Vigils and actions have been called at the Military Recruiting Centers in Capitola and Berkeley on Monday, March 24th to express grief over so many senseless deaths in Iraq.
Interview with Owl, a Tree-Sitter at the Science Hill Tree-Sit
In early March, Finnish filmmaker Hannu HyvÃ¶nen came to Santa Cruz to participate in the EarthVision International Environmental Film Festival. While visiting Santa Cruz, Hannu recorded a video interview with Owl, a tree-sitter at UCSC's Science Hill. On March 13th, Uncle Dennis spoke with Owl and fellow treesitter Stitches during an Earth First! Radio Special broadcast on Free Radio Santa Cruz.
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Students Demand a Democratic UC Board of Regents and No More Nuclear Weapons; 12 Lockdown
Outraged over the undemocratic nature of the University of California Board of Regents and the Regentsâ continued management of the national nuclear weapon labs, on March 19th, students from the Coalition to Free the UC took nonviolent direct action at the UC Regents meeting at UCSF Mission Bay campus in an attempt to obstruct their ability to meet. Over 100 students from five UC campuses participated in the day of action as part of March 19th Direct Action to Stop the War.
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201 Layoffs Loom for PVUSD Teachers, Nurses and School Support Staff
Maestra writes, "The Pajaro Valley Unified School District board of trustees voted to send pink slips to 201 teachers, nurses, and school support staff. In a desperate move to balance a budget and save their own jobs, the administrators of PVUSD have decided not to trim the fat from the top of the pyramid, rather preserving their high salary positions while instead removing a possible 130 teachers from the classroom. What does this look like for students? Larger class size, for one."
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Plan Announced To Spray Toxic Biological Chemicals Over San Francisco
Aerial Treatments Resume June 1st in Monterey Bay Area and Begin August 1st in SF Bay Area
On January 24th, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Chuck Conner announced the availability of $74.5 million in emergency funding to combat the light brown apple moth (LBAM) "infestation" in California. President Bush's recent budget proposal sent to Congress sets aside $330 Million to eradicate plant pests, like the LBAM. It is unprecedented to design a long term plan to spray chemicals on people, which are untested for safety.
Interview with Three Santa Cruz Roller Girls on Freak Radio
On March 10th, Roxy Scarmichael, Robin YoLife, and Charlie Red Stick, three members of the Santa Cruz Roller Girls (SCRG), spoke with Phil Free in the Freak Radio studio about the art of roller derby, creating SCRG and their upcoming first season starting March 15th at the Civic in Santa Cruz.
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UCSC Cancels Off-Campus Hearing for Cruz Molina
Cruz Molina, one of two UCSC freshman targeted for supporting anti-expansion protests, was scheduled to have a student hearing on March 13th at the UCSC Inn in Santa Cruz. Supporters of Cruz say he is being scapegoated and that the UC is trying to hold him responsible for all past, present and future actions of the tree-sit protest. Without explanation, UCSC canceled the hearing.
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