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Announcement :: Alternative Media

Become The Media Radio

A monthly program of edited radio shows from Free Radio Santa Cruz 96.3fm can be downloaded for FREE at in the Digital Archives section. There is so much great programming on FRSC! TUNE IN NOW!!

[ FRSC I Become the Media Radio (1 hour mp3) I Program Schedule ]


News :: Civil & Human Rights : Police State

Repressing the First Ammendment on Pacific Ave.

Repression of the First Ammendment is rising on Pacific Ave. On Monday June 30th, two Downtown-For-All activists were ticketed for playing a video on the street in front of the Pacific Trading Company. A third man got a ticket for "sitting on" the recently adjusted Walnut St. planter. On Sunday July 6th, two men were arrested while distributing literature on Pacific Avenue. Both had their literature tables, signs, and literature confiscated by the police and taken in as evidence of their supposed crime.

While being filmed by fellow activists, both Steve Argue and Matt Hartogh refused to move their political table and refused to sign a ticket when asked to do so. Steve Argue instead cited the right to free speech under the First Amendment to the Constitution and pointed out that the Santa Cruz City Council and the arresting officers were the ones who were actually in violation of the law.

[ Police Shut Down Video Screening I Political Tablers Arrested I Resisting the "Move Along" ]


Review :: Environment & Food

Eco Trekker Real Wheels Fill Parking Lot

The Australian Eco Trekker drew a curious and enthusiastic crowd at the June 26 Reception. The Compassion Flower Inn parking lot was filled with eco-mobiles representing an impressive range of clean technologies, along with their eco-aficionado owner's on-hand to give the techie-talk lowdown on each one. The Sentinel placement of the Eco Trek report the following day was page 2 under Local News. The "Wheels" section of the Sentinel on the same day featured the latest petroleum Jaguar (18 miles to a petroleum gallon). Eco Trekker will be back: Santa Cruz is now to be their last port of call in February 2004.

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News :: Civil & Human Rights

International Bubble Performer Arrested In Santa Cruz for Juggling

Man arrested for juggling three lemons! Our "liberal, progressive" city council has outlawed bubble-blowing, frisbee toss, hacky-sacking, and hopscotch. Music and political tables are limited to 1 hour per day (in one location) and the locations available must be 10 feet from a building, crosswalk, intersection, kiosk, fence, telephone, drinking fountain, and 50 feet from an ATM! Police are arresting people for feeding the birds and for failing to "move-along." Now, the DA is putting together a list and photo album of "chronic offenders" who will be banished entirely on threat of arrest from Pacific Ave. Our wonderful town has been turned into a police state run by the merchants. The first amendment is moribund. Call Mayor Reilly at 420-5020 and voice your concern!

[ Arrested for Juggling I Privatization on Pacific Ave. I Betrayal by City Council ]


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A Tail of Two Dogs

Dogs are supposedly banned on Pacific Avenue. But what that actually means depends more on the owner's life circumstances than the dog in question.

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Steve Argue Arrested By The Santa Cruz Police For Literature Table!

I was arrested today (June 23) for distributing literature on Pacific Avenue.

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The Black Bloc Ruins Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for WTO

The black bloc, a globally active group which helps to orchestrate medical training, affinity groups and protest tactics, managed to disturb the WTO's ribbon cutting ceremony in Sacramento, California on Monday June 23. The group, known for it's bad publicity and anarcho-pacifist tactics was instrumental in stopping the WTO having it's technology expo staged outside.

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Commentary :: Environment & Food : Globalization & Capitalism : Resistance & Tactics

BIODEV CARTOON by Charles Amsellem

ATTENTION ACTIVISTS! STOP The WTO and the Anti-Life Practices and Polices of Agribusiness


News :: Resistance & Tactics

Santa Cruz Activist Jailed by Feds!

Santa Cruz resident, Lindsay Parme, is facing the brunt of the government's new war on activists. She was arrested at her home on Thursday by the F.B.I. for refusing to provide any information about fellow activists. Now she needs our support to help take a stand against this government repression!

V-Man Interview with Lindsay Parme Supporter


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Announcement :: Resistance & Tactics

Santa Cruz 2 Sacramento: Tuesday 6/17 Meeting and Thursday 6/19 Art Party at RCNV

Everything is possible!

Local Organizing Information for Sacramento!


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