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LOCAL Announcement :: Education & Youth

Brown Beret Toy Drive 2005

3 drop off dates and times:

Friday, December 9
5-8 PM
On the Main Plaza
(During the Tree Lighting Ceremony)

Thursday, December 15 & December 22
4-7 PM
Brown Beret Office
406 Main Street/ Street Level
Suite 406b (behind Ritmo Latino Music Store)
 

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LOCAL Announcement :: Civil & Human Rights : Police State

Rally Agaist Torture (12/10)

Article 5: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights says, No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or
punishment.

HUMAN RIGHTS DAY DECEMBER 10, 2005
RALLY AGAINST TORTURE

Pacific Ave. & Cooper St. 2 PM to 4 PM
 

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LOCAL Announcement :: Alternative Media : Arts & Culture : Resistance & Tactics

SPIRITED AWAY at Santa Cruz Guerilla Drive-In (12/9)

Chichiro (Small).jpgThe first film of the GDI winter series! What? You thought it was over for the year? Ha! Never. We go year round. (Tell your friends who are not on the list.) We found an indoor space thanks to extra effort by Friday's host. We'll be ath Resource Center for Non-Violence on Broadway near Ocean.
 

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LOCAL News :: Peace & War

Rockin' the Boat: Peace Action at Capitola Military Recruitment Center

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Dec. 6, on the constitutionality of the Solomon Amendment, which restricts federal funds from universities which deny access to military recruiters. The Solomon Amendment was overturned in Nov. 2004 by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, who found the legislation to violate the First Amendment rights of schools that protest the military's anti-gay, "don't ask, don't tell" policy. To coincide with the court action, about two dozen peace activists turned out to the Capitola military recruitment center, to protest the Iraq War. Members of the Santa Cruz Buddhist Peace Fellowship created an Arabic scroll listing 28,000 names of Iraqi civilians killed in the war. The scroll is three feet high and over one hundred feet long. Members of Women in Black, and Santa Cruz Peace Coalition were also present. I had a chance to talk with a number of the protesters on hand.
 

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News :: Arts & Culture : Transportation

Rev Billy Shopocalypse Tour Accident

Around 1am last night a truck rear-ended the tour bus of Rev. Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping

Holiday City, OH (December 07, 2005): Around 1 am last night on Route 80 en route to Indiana, a semi-truck rear-ended the tour bus of anti-consumerism activists Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping. The rear of the vegetable oil-powered tour bus was up-ended, sending equipment, furniture and Church members tumbling toward the front until the bus came to rest. A team of 15 emergency vehicles, plus 1 helicopter, shut down that segment of Highway 80 for several hours.
 

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Announcement :: Civil & Human Rights

Take Action to Save Tookie Williams Today

Now is The Key Time to Act to Save Tookie Williams:
www.savetookie.org

1. Make your call TODAY (Schwarzenegger - 916.445.2841)

2. Rally for Clemency on Thursday, 10AM at the Capitol
Building in Sacramento (other events at
www.savetookie.org)

3. Send a Letter to the Editor under 250 words,
include your
address and phone # to triblet (at) angnewspapers.com,
letters (at) sfchronicle.com and other papers
(samples at www.savetookie.org)
 

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LOCAL News :: Civil & Human Rights : Police State

Save Tookie Williams Teach-in at UCSC

As part of an international day of action, a teach-in to save the life of Stanley Tookie Williams took place at UC Santa Cruz on November 30, 2005.

Speakers included Elisa Sanchez, Hector, Lance Lindsay, professor Paul Ortiz and professor Angela Davis.

There was also a very special performance from Rainbow Theatre.
 

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LOCAL News :: Civil & Human Rights : Peace & War : Police State

Counter-Recruiters Return to Capitola Recruitment Center as Supreme Court Rules on Solomon Amendment

paz_12-6-05.jpgOn December 6, 2005, the US Supreme Court began to decide the constitutionality of the Solomon Amendment which denies federal funding for schools that don't allow military recruitment on campus in the case of FAIR v Rumsfeld. Rallies and marches were held nationwide in solidarity with the counter-recruitment activists in the Supreme Court case.

The Santa Cruz Chapter of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship has created a scroll with 28,000 names in Arabic of Iraqi civilians who have died in the war. This is one of the most conservative of the reported numbers of Iraqi civilian deaths.

As part of the nationwide day of action, the scroll was displayed at the military recruitment center on 41st Avenue in Capitola along with other signs and banners opposing the continued war in Iraq and the daily loss of Iraqi and American lives.

The army, marines and navy recruitment offices in Capitola were voluntarily closed, though the air force office remained open for business.
 

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News :: Peace & War

Poem by The Peace

by The Peace
 

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News :: Civil & Human Rights : Labor & Economics : Peace & War

Rockin' the Boat: CPT Peace Activists Held Hostage

Four peace activists working with Christian Peacemaker Teams were kidnapped in Baghdad and are being held hostage by a group calling itself the Swords of Righteousness Brigade. Listen to an interview with Cliff Kendi, a CPT member who's spent many months in Iraq, plus an interview with Huwaida Arraf a spokesperson for the International Solidarity Movement. Then, an AP newswire story is read, and an appeal for letters of support. 39:18

radio.indymedia.org/uploads/rtb_1202_cpt_ism.mp3
 

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