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Announcement :: Arts & Culture

UK Band 'ist' set to Buck the System

A UK Band are determined to buck the SYSTEM on behalf of Quality Music, Film and TV

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Commentary :: Government & Elections

Beyond Voting: electoral politics, anarchist organizing and developing strategy


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News :: [none]

Group Aims to "Think Globally, Act Locally," on Sweatshops

The popular shirts with the "Santa Cruz" logo are imported by a local company, NHS Inc., from factories in Asia and Mexico. On April 9, a group of young people associated with the documentary film, Planet USA, returned hooded sweatshirts made in Burma to Pacific Wave and requested the store stop carrying shirts made in a brutal dictatorship, The group wants to meet with the president of NHS Inc. to discuss their current factory conditions but he is refusing.

Shoppers in Santa Cruz may recall an unusual sight downtown in front of The Gap at Christmas time. While a group of carolers sang satirical anti-corporate Christmas carols, large video images were projected high on the wall of the store, depicting sweatshop workers in Thailand and Cambodia. The ones sewing behind bars were refugees from Burma (now called Myanmar), making about 12 cents per hour. They have fled from even worse conditions in Burma, a country where 50 million people are suffering under a brutal military dictatorship.

Here in Santa Cruz, we have a company, NHS Inc., which has imported clothing from Burma, among other places, and distributes all over the U.S. The popular items among surfers and skaters here are the T-shirts and sweatshirts emblazoned with the familiar red and yellow “Santa Cruz� logo. You can walk into any of a number of hip shops in town and read these labels – “Made in Myanmar/Burma.�

PLANET USA: an upcoming documentary film

[ NBA Caught (Again) Selling Slave Labor Goods I child labour in Burma (Myanmar) I Behind the Label I Co-op America's Guide to Ending Sweatshops and Promoting Fair Trade I Sweatshop Watch I Global Exchange's Sweatshops Campaigns ]

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LOCAL Announcement :: Peace & War

The Fourth World War - Thursday May 6 at 9pm

Film Screening at the High St. Barn
1463 High St.
$2-5 donation
9pm Thursday May 6

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LOCAL News :: Labor & Economics

Schwarzenegger and Democrats Gut Workers’ Compensation in California

Member of the Executive Board of SEIU Local 415 and a delegate to the Monterey Bay Central Labor Council issues statement opposing recent changes to workers' compensation.

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LOCAL Announcement :: Arts & Culture

Bladerunner at the Santa Cruz Guerilla Drive-In - Friday May 7th 8pm

Santa Cruz Guerilla Drive-In Presents: Bladerunner

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News :: Resistance & Tactics

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Just opt in at the link below to their email digest. Spread the word. Educate. Then Activate!

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News :: Government & Elections

Next Staged "Terror Attack" on the way?

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9-11 was an inside job. (see: )

They could do it again before the election. They are now doing "market research" to see if the "product" of another massive terrorist attack on U.S. soil will turn voters to Bush.

If not, it could always be used to suspend the whole illusion, and just get on with the work of building empire and dictatorship.

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Announcement :: Environment & Food



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Announcement :: [none]

Know Your Rights Training

Copwatch will be giving a free Know Your Rights Training on Saturday, May 8 from 1:00 to 5:00 PM in San Lorenzo Park, 137 Dakota St. in Santa Cruz.

Some of the topics covered will be:

  • Your rights when you are stopped by the police
  • What to look for when you see someone else being stopped
  • Staying safe while observing police
  • What can be done if the police have violated your rights
  • How to document incidents
  • Plus an introduction to video taping and using a police scanner

[ Santa Cruz Copwatch I Know Your Rights card in Spanish and English ]

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