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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 :: Civil & Human Rights

Dirty Santa Cruz Secrets: Hanging on Water St. Bridge

hang.jpgFor many of today's youth, the only Santa Cruz they've known is the Santa Cruz of progressivism, surfing and the university. But it wasn't too long ago that Santa Cruz, much like other cities of California, was a hotbed of vigilante violence fueled by vehement racism and encouraged by the Santa Cruz Sentinel. Extreme forms of violence and repression of the indigenous peoples, mestizos, and the local Chinese community were heavily used in creating what we now know as Santa Cruz.

On Sunday, a group of students decided to spend a few hours at the Water St. bridge, where Francisco Arias and Jose Chamales were lynched in 1877. With a RIP sign and plenty of flyers, they made sure the community, at least for a few hours, did not forget its origins.

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

Supreme Court Decision Protested at the Town Clock

valeriecorral_6-7-05.jpgOn June 7, supporters and members from the Wo/men's Alliance for Medical Marijuana rallied at the Town Clock in downtown Santa Cruz to denounce the recent Supreme Court decision banning the use of cannabis to relive pain and suffering. Many people wore black and held signs with photographs of WAMM patients that have passed away.

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Announcement :: Arts & Culture

Hip Hop history timeline on Freak Radio! - June 7, 8 and 9

hiphophistorybw.jpgHey hip hop heads!

Just wanted to get the word out about about this week's radio exclusive Hip Hop Timeline.

Tuesday, June 7th, 6-8 PM
Wednesday, June 8th, 9-Midnight
Thursday, June 9th, 11-1 AM

Free Radio Santa Cruz 101.1 FM

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LOCAL Announcement :: Civil & Human Rights

Please support the TRIBAL AUTONOMY TOUR 2005

Please support the Tribal Autonomy West Coast Tour August 2005. RESISTANT CULTURE will be touring with punk/grind bands and representatives of indigenous first nations who will be sharing news of their struggles for autonomy.

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Announcement :: Globalization & Capitalism

West Coast Anti-Capitalist Mobilization Against the G8

Call for a West Coast anti-war and anti-capitalist mass convergence, July 6-8 of 2005 in San Francisco, in solidarity with the mobilization against the Group of Eight (G8) summit in Scotland.
Destroy the Capitalist War Machine!

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Announcement :: Government & Elections

Governor of California to give commencement speech at Santa Monica College.

Governor of California to give commencement speech at Santa Monica College. After months of protest and pleas from both students and faculty not to schedule the governator. The president and the board of trustees of SMC have gone ahead despite the objections.

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Commentary :: Peace & War

May Day Versus Loyalty Day

May Day versus McCarthy era like "Loyalty Day" opened a UN Conference against Nuclear Weapons that seemed doomed by ambiguities and lack of reportage from its very start?¦ including vague US intentions towards peace contrasted by recent trends towards a nuclearised weapons program that supports pre emptive strikes. Meanwhile, Israel demanding Iran halt its nuclear weapons production is still vague about its possession of nuclear weapons and adds to its crimes against humanity in the Occupied Territories by dumping nuclear production waste on someone else's homeland

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LOCAL Announcement :: Alternative Media : Arts & Culture : Media Criticism

DEAD MAN at Santa Cruz Guerilla Drive-In

A Jim Jarmusch Western in which a poetry-loving American Indian mistakes accountant William Blake (Johnny Depp) for the English writer of the same name, while bounty hunters take him for a murderer. Quirky and dreamy, with the music of Neil Young.

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LOCAL Commentary :: Education & Youth

Free Skool Summer Quarter Class Deadline Wednesday

Free Skool is a completely grassroots effort, a collection of folks who decided to act collectively and autonomously to create a skill-sharing network, a school without institutional control. It is your opportunity to learn from others and share what you know, to help create self-reliance, vital communities, and beauty in the world. If you are willing to learn, teach, or help organize Free Skool, then we're already walking on the same path.

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News :: Education & Youth

Sacramento Gets It - Kids Aren't Lab Rats!

Assemblymember Cindy Montanez (D., 39th District), protects the health of kids, teachers, and school workers -

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