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The requested content was deleted with notes: An article carried on your web page and dated Dec 17 is a hoax. Apparently an article published elsewhere -- and based on events that occurred at Dartmouth -- has been doctored and my name substituted for that of a professor there. Please remove the offending, dishonest piece immediately and post an explanation. Thank you. Bruce Levine Professor of History Stevenson College Academic Center University of California, Santa Cruz


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Commentary :: Globalization & Capitalism

What the world watched while bush gave his speech on 1/20/05

While the commander in theif was giving his speech here in ameriKa the rest of the planet saw an image of a little 4 year old girl with the blood of her parents dripping from her body. The BBC has 11 images of this death seen from the first shot fired by our own military.

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Commentary :: Civil & Human Rights : Globalization & Capitalism : Government & Elections

Bush Never Dreamed of Iraq Elections: and Deserves No Credit

5 Years ago, George W, Bush, Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz, Douglas Feith, and their neo-conservative cadre were spoiling for war with Iraq.
Democratic elections were not a goal of the US invasion and are now being used as a smokescreen for yet another phase of deepening US involvement.
It was the powerful cleric Ali al-Sistani who first pressed the issue - and then as part of an exit strategy for the US.

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News :: Media Criticism


A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, Spain, Cuba, and Russia.

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Announcement :: Environment & Food

Feb 10 Day of Action Against Mountain Range Removal

There is an institution near you complicit in mountain range removal coal mining. A coal company, an electric utility, a government office, a bank, a lobbying firm.

This is a call for a simultaneous day of action against mountain range removal across Appalachia, the US and the world. Be as loud as you can in protest of watershed destruction!

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Movie Producer Penny Little Comes to Santa Cruz to Finalize Filming of 'Electile Dysfunction'

On February 4th at 7:30 P.M. in the Veterans Memorial Building in downtown Santa Cruz (846 Front Street), Penny Little, the producer and director of the movie “Electile Dysfunction� will be at the Open Voting Consortium’s fundraiser event, camera in hand, to film activists, organizers, and members of the general public about the problems with the voting machines used in the last presidential election and alternative systems that can be adopted in the future. Speaking at the event will be activists Emily Levy, Project Coordinator of the Richard Hayes Philips project which discovered many election anomalies in Ohio, and Maureen Smith, long-time peace and social justice activist. Alan Dechert, president and founder of the Open Voting Consortium, will speak at the event to educate the public about the Consortium’s open voting system. The event will also feature showings of clips from the movies “Votergate� and Little’s most recent version of her film “Electile Dysfunction,� live music from the political rock band Ms. Information and the Santa Cruz Jazz Society, and a dance performance by the Federal Dancing Authority. Activists from as far as San Francisco and Berkeley will be attending the event, including Gary Hewlett, one of the organizers of the Mainstreet Moms Operation Blue (formerly known as Mainstreet Moms Oppose Bush).

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LOCAL News :: Globalization & Capitalism : Government & Elections : Peace & War

Nader, Gonzalez, Landis, Smith, Lafortune

RalphNader_RioThtr_062.jpgHundreds of people came out to the Rio Theater on January 24. The event featured talks by Ralph Nader, Matt Gonzalez, Todd Landis, and Martin Smith, and performance by the Dance Brigade. Local Green Party organizer, Louis Lafortune, MCd the show.

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LOCAL News :: Arts & Culture : Environment & Food : Transportation

January's Critical Mass Bike Ride

Critical Mass is not an organization, it's an unorganized coincidence. It's a movement... of bicycles, in the streets.

The Critical Massers in Santa Cruz meet up at about 5:30 at the Town Clock the last Friday of every month.

In January, bikepower put out the following call for revolutions in the streets, "Come on the Critical Mass monthly bike ride! reclaim your street and your city from the automorphs, its time for a party ride!"

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News :: Civil & Human Rights

Imperialism gets the man they wanted: but can Abbas deliver?

It is only a question of time, and not very much time, before Abbas will be seen by most Palestinians as the head of a puppet government, just as the Iraqi people view the Interim government of Prime Minister Iyad Allawi.

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LOCAL News :: Arts & Culture : Government & Elections : Womyn

Dance Brigade at the Rio Theater

DanceBrigade_048.jpgThe Dance Brigade performed at the Rio Theater on Monday, Jan 24th, along with talks by Ralph Nader, Matt Gonzalez, Todd Landis, and Martin Smith.

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Commentary :: Peace & War

Bill Moyers: There is no tomorrow

One of the biggest changes in politics in my lifetime is that the delusional is no longer marginal. It has come in from the fringe, to sit in the seat of power in the Oval Office and in Congress. For the first time in our history, ideology and theology hold a monopoly of power in Washington.

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