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Students and Teachers Speak Out to Make SVHS a Safe Space

More than 300 students, parents, teachers, and administrators turned out at Scotts Valley High School on February 7 for a special board meeting to address charges that the school promotes a "Gay Agenda." Board members determined that Scotts Valley High is acting in compliance with AB 537, The California Student Safety and Violence Prevention Act of 2000 which prohibits discrimination and harassment on the basis of actual or perceived sexual orientation and gender identity in California public schools.

By far the most moving and important words came from students and from teachers. They spoke of the need for open dialogue and education about issues regarding safety and respect. They spoke of the ways they have gone about creating a space for this dialogue and education. They showed that there are problems at the school and that the faculty and administration have identified ways that they can and should be dealt with. They spoke of vandalism, intimidation, fear, violence, name-calling, intolerance. They spoke of communication, solutions, encouraging discussion, education, and dialogue. In short, they demonstrated before the large assembled crowd that they are doing their jobs in a way that deserves our applause.

Audio: Scotts Valley Parents Protest Gay Tolerance
Audio: Scotts Valley School Board Coverage
Photos and Reportback: Scotts Valley High's students and teachers speak out!
Photos: Community Comes Together To Support Through Differences
Photos: Respect All Families
 

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Arthur Miller Ends 89 Year Run

"You make an issue. The issue isn't there, just lying around waiting to be picked up off the sidewalk. It is what the author is intense about in his life."

Last night (2/11/05) the curtain came down on the life of playwright Arthur Miller. His most renowned works dissect social and political issues from an intimate viewpoint.
New York Times Photo
 

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Interview :: [none]

FRSC: Interview with Tracey James of Slave Revolt Radio

Skidmark Bob interviews Tracey James of Slave Revolt Radio in the studio of Free Radio Santa Cruz and talks about the show, the War in Iraq, Condi, Berkeley liberation Radio.

Listen to the Stream or Download the mp3

[ Slave Revolt Radio I FRSC Archive for Slave Revolt Radio I Free Radio Santa Cruz ]
 

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LOCAL Announcement :: Education & Youth

MST Video Screening on Feb. 18

Free film showing at Sin Fronteras (911 Cedar Street) this Friday, at 8pm. 'Strong Roots' documentary about struggle for agrarian reform in Brazil.
 

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LOCAL News :: Labor & Economics

Study Finds UCSC Service Workers Paid Poverty Wages

UC wages lag behind CSU, Community Colleges and Kaiser

REPORT AVAILABLE AT WWW.NEDLC.ORG

Researched by the National Economic Development and Law Center (NEDLC), the report finds that despite UC’s high profile as a premier public institution of learning and opportunity, 46% of UC service employees earn wages that would not meet basic needs for a family with two parents working full-time and raising two children, if both adults earned the amount paid by UC. 35% earn wages insufficient to support only the employee and 93% percent earn wages that would not meet basic needs for a single adult raising a child.
 

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Announcement :: Technology

Unveiling the Weapon of the Masses

This is a must read and share for anoyone interested in using their power of intention in the service of humanity.
 

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News :: Globalization & Capitalism : Labor & Economics : Peace & War

Iran Provides Explanation for Unnerving Blast

Amid speculation about whether Iran's nuclear program is soley for peaceful uses, a blast was heard from the the general area of Iran's recently completed nuclear power plant. A plane was seen flying over the area at the time, and early reports said a missle had been fired.
Iran's most recent explanation is that an empty fuel tank may have fallen from the plane.
 

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News :: Arts & Culture

In Hot Water with SpongeBob SquarePants

>SpongeBob SquarePants is known all over the world. He has his own cartoon show on Nickelodeon and people of all ages seem to have at least one toy or product with his image on it. Having just been on the big screen, he had the spotlight on him long before James Dobson and his group, Focus on the Family, launched their attack on him accusing the sponge of being "pro-homosexual" and tolerant of people of different sexual orientations.

SpongeBob recently agreed to meet with the RW at his home--a pineapple under the sea--to talk about all the controversy surrounding him and what is at the heart of it. What follows is an unedited transcript of our conversation.

 

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News :: Civil & Human Rights

The Intolerable Conviction of Lynne Stewart

Revolutionary Worker #1268, February 20, 2005, posted at rwor.org

"I see myself as being a symbol of what the people rail against when they say our civil liberties are eroded. This case could be, I hope it will be, a wakeup call to all of the citizens of this country and all of the people who live here that you can’t lock up the lawyers. You can’t tell the lawyers how to do their job. You’ve got to let them operate. And I will fight on. I am not giving up. I know I commited no crime. I know what I did was right."

Attorney Lynne Stewart, after her Feb. 10 conviction on felony charges

In April 2002, then U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft personally announced to the news media that the government had indicted radical civil rights attorney Lynne Stewart on serious charges of "conspiracy, providing material support to terrorists and defrauding the U.S. government."

 

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News :: Globalization & Capitalism

End the trafficking and slavery of women and girls

The United States, working with other nations, can combat the modern-day slave trade that traps women who are seeking better opportunities for themselves and their families.
 

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