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Commentary :: Resistance & Tactics

Comedians Go Ballistic, Everyday War Routine Falls Into Ecstatic Chaos!

Provoking art istic tactics and duelings directly into meaningful depths! Up to your dared imagination how far or deep YOU permit yourself to flow! Author of quite a few deep and INTENSE experiences/actions speaks from hiz heart, combining the thinking of many into a coherent way of becoming!
 

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LOCAL News :: Government & Elections : Health & Drugs : Police State

Roger Mentch Gets Leniency from Courts

Sentencing for local medical marijuana provider Roger Mentch, took place May 2, in the chambers of Superior Court Judge Samuel Stevens. Nearly two years ago, the Santa Cruz County Sheriffs drug task force raided the Felton home of Roger Mentch, managing director of the Hemporium, a medical marijuana consultant and delivery service, with about 20 clients.

The prosecutor who tried the case, Thanh Ngo, argued for a 150 day jail sentence and demanded the DA's office retain all evidence, particularly the cash seized by sherrif's deputies. Judge Stevens handed down, a 5-day jail sentence, giving Mentch credit for time served, and summary probation for 3 years. He was also ordered to pay $220 in court costs. Throughout the hearing, Judge Stevens repeatedly stipulated Mentch could continue to operate his marijuana deliveries, saying, "If he wishes to conduct himself under the law, he will not be in violation of probation." Read more...

Roger Mentch comments: First and foremost I want too thank eveyone that has played a part in supporting me/us in this medical marijuana battle. We are very happy with the verdict, timed served and probation and a $220 fine. A different outcome could of easily distroyed this family unit and the service we provide for many local patients. After my sentencing today I signed documents starting the appeals process. Read the full comment...

Another commenter writes: While Roger and friends were pretty happy about the sentence (no jail time), it still leaves unsettled the question of why Mentch was prosecuted in the first place to the tune of $80,000 in public funds (or so says Mentch) and if he can be prosecuted again for selling medical marijuana to patients with medical marijuana cards. What was never clear to me (perhaps someone can enlighten me?) is what was illegal about what Roger Mentch did in 2003 that prompted his eightteen month ordeal. Read the full comment...

Audio: Rockin' the Boat: Medical Pot Provider Gets Leniency

Photos: Roger Mentch will continue the Hemporium, LLC. a Professional Caregiving Service
 

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LOCAL News :: Civil & Human Rights : Education & Youth : Police State : Resistance & Tactics

Ward Churchill at CSUMB 5.2.05

Audio and photos from Ward Churchill's May 2nd 2005 talk at California State University Monterey Bay.
 

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News :: Police State

May 14th 2005 Demonstration for the 20th Year Since May 13th 1985 Massacre of MOVE!! Free the MOVE 9!!

20th year since the government's massacre of innocent men, women, and children in Philadephia
 

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LOCAL Announcement :: Arts & Culture : Government & Elections : Health & Drugs

Phone Slam on Sen. Feinstein & HEA repeal (5/16)

We are putting together a week of events called Drug War Awareness Week starting Monday May 16th. On that day we want to phone slam Senator Feinstein and possibly Boxer about the HEA drug provision.
 

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LOCAL News :: Arts & Culture : Globalization & Capitalism : Labor & Economics

May Day 2005 in Santa Cruz

On May Day 2005 in San Cruz, the Wobblies marched from the Tom Scribner statue to a rally at the Clock Tower. Rabble rousers played guitar, sang and spoke about the past, present and future of the labor movement. Speakers and singers included Faith Petric, Fred Hirsch, Mark Levy, David Winters, Fellow Worker Will and Brian from the Santa Cruz General Membership Branch of the Industrial Workers of the World.

After the rally, we marched down Pacific Ave. and gained the support of many onlookers as we chanted, "We Don't Need the Bosses, the Bosses Need Us!!!"

For better or worse, there were more people that wanted to watch The Wobblies than could fit into the main dartroom of the Poet & Patriot. Those of us that did not make it into the film screening celebrated 100 years of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) with a live performance of Rebel Girl by Phil Free and a birthday cake.

Photos: 1 | 2 | 3

Audio: Singing and Soapboxing
 

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LOCAL News :: Civil & Human Rights : Government & Elections : Health & Drugs

Roger Mentch will continue the Hemporium, LLC. a Professional Caregiving Service

rogerscc_5-2-05.jpgSentencing for local medical marijuana provider Roger Mentch, took place May 2, in the chambers of Superior Court Judge Samuel Stevens. Nearly two years ago, the Santa Cruz County Sheriffs drug task force raided the Felton home of Roger Mentch, managing director of the Hemporium, a medical marijuana consultant and delivery service, with about 20 clients.

The prosecutor who tried the case, Thanh Ngo, argued for a 150 day jail sentence and demanded the DA's office retain all evidence, particularly the cash seized by sherrif's deputies. Judge Stevens handed down, a 5-day jail sentence, giving Mentch credit for time served, and summary probation for 3 years. He was also ordered to pay $220 in court costs. Throughout the hearing, Judge Stevens repeatedly stipulated Mentch could continue to operate his marijuana deliveries, saying, "If he wishes to conduct himself under the law, he will not be in violation of probation."
 

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LOCAL News :: Arts & Culture : Globalization & Capitalism : Labor & Economics

Singing and Soapboxing during May Day 2005 in Santa Cruz

The first seven tracks were recorded at the Clock Tower and the last two tracks were recorded outside the Poet and the Patriot.

(Total running time is 49 minutes / 16.9 MB)
 

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News :: Globalization & Capitalism

The New Revolution newspaper

Revolution

 

The RCP's new Revolution newspaper for May 1st is now available online... redesigned for the intense days ahead with a new look and a hard-edged approach.

Its opening editorial says: "On this occasion of the May 1st holiday�we in the Revolutionary Communist Party are proud to introduce the first issue of Revolution newspaper! What you have in your hands is no ordinary newspaper. This newspaper is the voice of the Revolutionary Communist Party,USA and exists for no other reason than to play a role in the emancipation of humanity."

 

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LOCAL News :: Civil & Human Rights : Health & Drugs : Police State

Rockin' the Boat: Medical Pot Provider Gets Leniency

Self-contained audio report from the May 2, sentencing of local, medical marijuana provider, Roger Mentch.
 

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