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Santa Cruz Free Radio Station Raided!

Community Radio Station Silenced in Santa Cruz, CA
 

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Free Radio Santa Cruz RAIDED by the FCC and US Marshals

At 8:20 AM on Wednesday, September 29, armed US Marshals and FCC Agents raided the house from which Free Radio Santa Cruz broadcasts. Agents entered with guns drawn, showing the warrant to a couple of residents but not serving the warrant to anyone at that time. All residents, some wearing only their bathrobes and PJ's, were herded to the sidewalk in front of their house.

Free Radio Santa Cruz was airing Democracy Now! at 37 watts as the FCC Agents and US Marshals (we counted at least 16) worked to get into the studio. By this time FRSC 101.1 FM was airing a pre-programmed interview with Howard Zinn. This interview, in which Zinn read poems by Langston Hughes and Bob Dylan and cited Zora Neal Hurston’s comments against WW2, was in progress when the signal was taken off the air. Listeners of FRSC heard the sound of static for the first time ever due to governmental interference.

Agents videoed community members who lined the street and crowded onto the sidewalk in front of the house in support of the station. Residents were not allowed to bring cameras into their home, nor were they allowed entrance without first having their bags searched.

Freak Radio has been raided after almost 10 years of broadcasting for the Santa Cruz community and listeners around the world via online streaming. FRSC has received strong support from members of the community (audio mp3), including Representative Sam Farr, Mayor Scott Kennedy (audio mp3) and the Santa Cruz City Council.

From the Free Radio Santa Cruz collective:
PRESS RELEASE: Free Radio Santa Cruz Silenced By Federal Government
FRSC Responds to our Supporters
WISH LIST from Free Radio Santa Cruz
Call FCC to Complain
Audio: Station Alert
FREE RADIO SANTA CRUZ NEEDS YOUR HELP
Free Radio Santa Cruz Is Reviewing All Options

Coverage and Analysis:
Initial report I personal account I early update I follow up coverage I back online I internet relays
FRSC: the issue from one geek's perspective
Photos: 1 I 2 I 3 I video and slide show I 120 Photos from the Raid
Audio: On-Scene Coverage I Coverage Compilation I Call to KCSB During the Raid I "Press Conference"
Audio: Freak Radio Raid mix 1 I mix 2 I transmission cut
Audio: Tribute to Free Radio Santa Cruz I The Inner Side #24
Audio: Freak Radio Santa Cruz News Piece
Television: Free Radio Raid on Indynewsreal I Video
Pacifica Radio Board passes resolution in support of Free Radio Santa Cruz & KFAR
Rep. Sam Farr's Letter to Michael Powell of the FCC

Coverage from: Indybay I Portland IMC I DIYmedia I Democracy Now! I Indymedia I Sprouts I mediageek
Translations from Indymedia: english I français I deutsch I italiano I português I deutsch I español

more repression in...
Knoxville, TN: Knoxville First Amendment Radio (KFAR 90.9) Raided by the FCC
Oaxaca, Mexico: Members of Community Radio in Oaxaca Beaten and Jailed

[ Free Radio Santa Cruz I Donate to FRSC I FRSC's Raid Page ]

 

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Announcement :: [none]

Gadabout Film Festival at Barrios Unidos on 10/12; Benefit for Free Radio Santa Cruz

The Gadabout Film Festival took place on Tuesday, October 12, from 5:30 - 9:30 PM at Barrios Unidos located at 1817 Soquel Avenue.

The Gadabout is a nationally touring film festival that seeks to open new avenues of distribution for truly independent filmmakers that get pushed aside by Hollywood and the commercial film festival circuit. Focusing on short, mostly "low to no budget" films, the Gadabout offers an alternative to the cliche world of commercial film.

Photos: Local Poets at the Gadabout Traveling Film Festival
Song and Photos: Kiss Ups Rock Out at Barrios Unidos

[ Gadabout Traveling Film Festival I Girls Not Chicks I Free Radio Santa Cruz ]

 

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LOCAL News :: Alternative Media : Globalization & Capitalism : Police State

US Marshals Invade Santa Cruz to Silence our Community

Behind the scenes of the raid on Free Radio Santa Cruz.
 

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LOCAL News :: Alternative Media

My Account From Free Radio Santa Cruz

My personal account of the assult on Free Radio Santa Cruz on Sept 29, 2004
 

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News :: Resistance & Tactics

Left ideology diagram at two dimensions

Left ideology diagram at two dimensions

In this link you can see a diagram with almost all left ideology and a small resume of them: http://carapau.webcindario.com/viewtopic.php?t=65 or else www.carapau.pt.vu

In this link you can see a diagram with almost all left ideology and a small resume of them:

carapau.webcindario.com/viewtopic.php


or else

www.carapau.pt.vu
 

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LOCAL News :: Alternative Media

FRSC being Raided

FRSC being raided by FCC RIGHT NOW! 9 AM Wed 807 Laurel St. Go Protest!!!
 

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News :: Labor & Economics

Two week strike called at 4 SF hotels

Hotel workers call two week strike at 4 San Francisco hotels.
 

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LOCAL Announcement :: Alternative Media : Education & Youth : Police State

"JUVIES"... Youth Prison Documentary at Louden Nelson on Sept. 30

Thursday, September 30
6:30 PM, screening at 7:00 PM
Louden Nelson Community Center

Wednesday, October 5 at 7:00 PM
Cabrillo College, Watsonville Campus
Main Plaza, Downtown Watsonville
 

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LOCAL Announcement :: Arts & Culture : Education & Youth : Resistance & Tactics

Youth and Power at Cabrillo College on Oct. 2

YOUTH AND POWER! For the first time, politics and hip hop come together in Santa Cruz County.

Saturday, October 2nd, 1PM-11PM.
Cabrillo College 6500 Soquel Avenue, Aptos.
 

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