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Introduction to Santa Cruz Indymedia on May 22

Sunday, May 22
5 - 7pm
Barrios Unidos (1817 Soquel Ave.)
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Come to this Santa Cruz Indymedia introduction meeting!

Santa Cruz Indymedia volunteers will provide a brief overview of the Indymedia network and walk you through the basics of publishing on the Santa Cruz Indymedia website.

It would be very helpful if you came prepared with something to publish, though it is not necessary.

This is a great way to get involved with YOUR local Independent Media Center, SC-IMC.

Some food will be provided!


Santa Cruz Indymedia -- normally -- meets the second Sunday of each month, 7:00 PM, at Santa Cruz Barrios Unidos (1817 Soquel Ave).

If you would like to get more involved with Santa Cruz Indymedia, please send an email to: scimc (at) indymedia.org. Questions and comments are also welcome.

Barrios Unidos is located at 1817 Soquel Avenue. It is on the left side of Soquel Ave., just before Capitola Rd., if you are coming from downtown Santa Cruz. www.barriosunidos.net

General Santa Cruz Indymedia meetings occur regularly to foster cooperation among individuals and working groups, and are open to people who are interested in supporting Santa Cruz Indymedia projects or starting new ones.
 
 


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Santa Cruz Indymedia Newsletter May 21, 2005

SANTA CRUZ INDYMEDIA UPDATE, MAY 21, 2005
santacruz.indymedia.org

News and events currently featured as of Saturday, May 21:


UPCOMING EVENTS

Sunday 5pm Introduction to Santa Cruz Indymedia
santacruz.indymedia.org/newswire/display/17735/index.php

Sunday 7:30pm Medea Benjamin on CodePink Book Tour
www.radicalendar.org/calendar/SC-IMC

Monday 7:30pm Kathy Kelly in Santa Cruz
santacruz.indymedia.org/newswire/display/17721/index.php

Tuesday - Friday 7pm Palestine Awareness Week
santacruz.indymedia.org/newswire/display/17733/index.php

Friday 7pm Youth and Power in Watsonville
santacruz.indymedia.org/newswire/display/17732/index.php


Please visit this link for more event listings!
www.radicalendar.org/group/SC-IMC

PUBLISH UPCOMING EVENTS on the SC-IMC Calendar!
www.radicalendar.org/calendar/SC-IMC/all/new/index.php



JUST SAY NO TO GOVERNMENT HARASSMENT

Know your rights, and fight back against government harassment of the Bay Area activist community

Since the arrest of Peter Young in Santa Clara County, after over 7 years on the F-B-I's WANTED list, there have been increasing levels of activity by the feds in the counties of San Francisco, Alameda, Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz. This comes as no great surprise as the Department of Justice seems desperate to try and blame their failure to arrest Peter on some sort of vast consiparacy.

It is especially important during this time of increased government repression to stand up for our rights and just say NO to government harassment. You have the right to remain silent - use it!

You do not have to talk to FBI agents, police or any law enforcement agent. If approached tell them you have nothing to say.
santacruz.indymedia.org/feature/display/17115/index.php


ALL AROUND THE U$, RECRUITERS ARE FEELING THE HEAT

Escalations in protest against military recruitment locally and nationally have shown results. Recuiters have been harassed, confronted, sued, kicked out, and engaged in dialogue. And they are worried.

May 20th, 2005, all US Army recruiting offices were CLOSEDED in order to "reaffirm" their "oaths." This should be seen as a victory to those who have engaged in dialogue with recruiters--who have fallen short of their "goals" for enlistment consistently the past few years.
santacruz.indymedia.org/feature/display/17114/index.php


COUNTING THE COSTS OF WAR

Actions calling for an end to the Iraq war were held across the US on Sunday, May 15. Protestors wore numbers to dramatize the more than 100,000 Iraqis and 1,600 US soldiers who have died in the war. In Philadelphia, anti-war activists staged a die-in at the Liberty Bell, while in Seattle, Boston, and elsewhere, peace advocates held candlelight vigils, and other actions. FSRN's Vinny Lombardo reports from Santa Cruz, CA where about 40 people handed out leaflets to educate tourists about the costs of war.
santacruz.indymedia.org/feature/display/17113/index.php


INFORMATIONAL RALLY AT SUNSHINE VILLA IS JUST THE BEGINNING

On May 12, S.E.I.U. workers, students, labor organizers and other commmunity members demonstrated outside Sunshine Villa Assisted Living on Beach Hill in Santa Cruz. Sunshine Villa is owned by Regent Assisted Living which is based in Portland, Oregon. The owner is very worried that if Sunshine Villa is unionized, then the many other assited living facilities he owns in 7 other states will become unionized as well.

S.E.I.U has filed bad faith bargaining charges against Sunshine Villa. While the Labor Board makes a decision, it’s important for Santa Cruz to show Sunshine Villa that we will not be silent while they attempt to bust the Union.
santacruz.indymedia.org/feature/display/17111/index.php


MONTEREY BAY AREA LABOR TERMINATES GOVERNOR'S VISIT

Organized labor in the Monterey Bay area is a potent force -- powerful enough apparently to intimidate Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger from visiting Salinas. The Governor was planning an appearance in Salinas on Wednesday, May 12, to commemorate the opening of a new California Highway Patrol facility, but when a sizable protest organized against him was publicized, he canceled out at the last minute on Tuesday evening. Representatives from Schwarzenegger's office deny that he had planned on being at the Salinas ceremony, but insiders confirm that the city was preparing for the governor's visit.

Despite the governor's absence, the demonstration on Wednesday brought record numbers of union supporters out into the streets of Salinas, according to Monterey Bay Central Labor Council's Executive Director, Paul Johnston. He estimated that there were 100 - 200 representing a wide variety of unions in the morning and another several hundred of school employees who arrived in the afternoon. "Outside of farm worker demonstrations, this is probably one of the biggest in the last 50 years," he observed.
santacruz.indymedia.org/feature/display/17110/index.php


TENT UNIVERSITY RALLY: NO RESPONSE GIVEN THUS FAR ON STUDENT DEMANDS

Many are trying to resume their normal schedules in the couple of weeks that have passed since the violent arrests of 19 students and community members at UC Santa Cruz. Last week, a group of involved students, members of the community, faculty, and administration sat down to talk about what happened on the night of April 18th. Chancellor Denise Denton apologized to those involved for the excessive "pain compliance" tactics used on peaceful demonstrators. The platform as a list of demands was also given to the administration.

The Tent U community believes that the police repression that night constitutes a violation of free speech and a glaring contradiction to the supposed educational mission of the UC system.
santacruz.indymedia.org/feature/display/17109/index.php


3rd WEEKLY UCSC WEAPONS INSPECTION TOUR

5/6/05: Complete with costumes and characters such as UC President Dynes and "Hans" of SNL fame, the march through Science Hill, organized by Students Against War (SAW)'s Demilitarization working group, highlighted UC's management of Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore Labs, as well as the large amount of weapons research currently underway on UCSC's campus. Student 'weapons inspectors' stopped outside the new Baskin Engineering building before a die-in outside the Science and Engineering Library. The inspectors also marched silently through the library and passed out information about UCSC's connection to the war machine.
santacruz.indymedia.org/feature/display/17107/index.php


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Santa Cruz Indymedia is an autonomous member of the Independent Media Center network with a focus on local issues and the direct impact of larger issues on our community. Santa Cruz Indymedia is not a membership organization; it is a tactic, a concept, and a movement that can be effectively utilized in many different ways.

Santa Cruz Independent Media Center
santacruz.indymedia.org

You Publish the News!

Open Publishing
what is "open publishing"?

At the heart of Indymedia is the principle of "Open Publishing", which allows anyone to self-publish their work on the IMC web sites. The IMC Newswire encourages people to become the media by posting their articles, analysis, videos, audio clips and artwork directly to the web site using the "Publish" form.

Indymedia also encourages community dialogue through the comment form located at the bottom of each article. You can add further information, refute stated information and/or discuss the post. The comments are then added in chronological order to the orignal post, sometimes making for discussion.
santacruz.indymedia.org/mod/info/display/publishing/index.php


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Re: Introduction to Santa Cruz Indymedia on May 22

Santa Cruz Indymedia volunteers provided a brief overview of the Indymedia network to Bruce Bratton.

Bruce has an online column that states, "I've been writing these opinions, critiques, attitudes and reports in Santa Cruz for 28 years. You'll find news about local politics, films, opera, environmental news, plays, musical events, and almost anything worth thinking about."

You can read Bruce Bratton's website at:
www.brattononline.com

Bruce was very excited to learn about the tactic of Santa Cruz Indymedia and plans to utilize it much more in the future.

Bruce's first job in Santa Cruz was at a hardware store which is now the site of Barrios Unidos.

During today's 'Introduction to Santa Cruz Indymedia' Bruce published on Santa Cruz Indymedia for the first time.

UCSC To Build New 4000 Seat Theatre??
santacruz.indymedia.org/newswire/display/17749/index.php
 

How to Write News for Indymedia

1_write_news.pdf
1_write_news.pdf (152 k)
Write News for Indymedia (2 page .pdf pamhlet)

Flyer for Santa Cruz Indymedia
santacruz.indymedia.org/mod/info/display/flyer/index.php
 

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