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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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LOCAL News :: Labor & Economics

WIN: Metro Drivers Strike!

Pickets are up at 6 locations around Santa Cruz County after 145 Metro Bus Drivers, represented by United Transportation Union Local 23, began a strike Tuesday. WIN reporter, Vinny Lombardo has the details. 2:57

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LOCAL Announcement :: Civil & Human Rights

Curtis Reliford - Louisiana Relief report back (9/29)

Report Back --Press Conference -- Open to the Public -- to hear Curtis Reliford report on the caravan that travelled to Louisiana to deliver goods donated by the community of Santa Cruz.

Welcome those families to Santa Cruz who have relocated because of the hurricane. The local United Nations Association group is organizing a pot luck. More info to follow.

7 pm - Santa Cruz Vets Hall - Thurs. Sept. 29

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LOCAL Announcement :: Labor & Economics

6 PM Thursday September 29: Strike Talk on Free Radio

Debate/Discussion scheduled on the Metro Drivers Strike Coming Up

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LOCAL Announcement :: Education & Youth : Labor & Economics

Student & Worker Coalition for Justice meeting (9/29)

first meeting of the quarter!!! 8pm in Porter C002 (underneath the hungry slug) all are welcome!

Thursday, 9/29 at 8pm

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LOCAL News :: Transportation

Where are all the People? Where are the Buses?

On Tuesday September 27, I went to the Santa Cruz Metro Center because I heard that the bus drivers were on strike.

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LOCAL Announcement :: Arts & Culture : Education & Youth

Free Skool Santa Cruz Winter Quarter Coming Up

So we are right at the tail end of Summer Quarter. I hope you went to lots of classes, learned a lot, and had a great time. We did.

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LOCAL News :: Labor & Economics

Parent Leaders Support Head Start Workers' Vote to Strike Over Non-Economic Issues

The Santa Cruz County Community Counseling Center (SCCCC), the parent corporation for the Head Start Program, publicly expressed disbelief that workers would be willing to strike over non-economic issues. Parent Leader Paola Rojas says she understands easily.

According to Rojas, elected parent leaders who make up the Parent Policy Council have submitted no fewer than three petitions to the agency in the past twelve-months. Federal mandates require that parents have a say in how the program is run along with the agency’s Board of Trustees. “But SCCCC has done everything it can to stop us? says Rojas. Not only have petitions been ignored but Administrators have attempted to intimidate us and walked out of meetings when confronted.

Workers, too, say the agency is not listening. Last week, they voted to give their negotiators strike authorization. The message to SCCCC is that time is running out. For workers, the long negotiation process has deepened divisions with the agency. Workers voted for a union because of heavy-handed agency actions; the difficult negotiations have only strengthened the workers’ resolve. Agency non-responsiveness to workers and parent leaders has convinced workers that they must hold out for binding arbitration to assure fairness when grievances arise.

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LOCAL News :: Labor & Economics

Bus Drivers Strike Against Bad Faith Bargaining

Today, from Watsonville to Scotts Valley to UCSC, Santa Cruz County is reeling from the bus drivers' strike.

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News :: Resistance & Tactics

Corp Media Mentioned DC S24 - But There Was Much More

Yes, the corporate media actually mentioned the demonstration in DC which drew more than 100,000's true. Their reports were generally about 15 seconds in length, and mentioned nothing about the impassioned call for impeachment by former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark or any of the other speakers at the Rally.

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News :: Alternative Media : Environment & Food : Health & Drugs

Battleground: New Mexico vs Aspartame & Ajinomoto

Deadly Aspartame, approved by political clout of Don Rumsfeld may be banned in NM.
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