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IF WE RULED THE WORLD:

Wouldn’t it be great if we Santa Cruzans ruled the world? Not only would war, hate and nukes be forever eradicated from the planet, but meat, marijuana prohibition, conventional farming, corporate greed and synthetic fabrics would also disappear. Someday ... perhaps.
Loose SCruz

10/10/02

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IF WE RULED THE WORLD:

Speaking of which, SCruz was wondering when UC Santa Cruz students were going to wake up and smell the napalm. All this talk of war, and not a peep from our liberal leaders of tomorrow up on the hill.
But at last, on Monday, UCSC students and faculty showed up in force to protest the war-to-be. A noon walk-out brought an estimated 800 to 1,000 protestors to the McHenry Library to hear anti-war speeches and music. Besides UCSC students and faculty, the usual suspects showed up to speak out against the imminent aggression. Among them were Santa Cruz Mayor Christopher Krohn, county Supervisor Mardi Wormhoudt, activist Robert Norse, City Council candidates Mike Rotkin and Thomas Leavitt, and City Councilmember Mark Primack (yes, contrary to popular belief, he’s not a right-wing war hawk).
The message du jour was that the peace movement has only just begun. Now is the time to oppose war, speakers insisted, not after it has begun. Unfortunately, that beginning may not be so far away, as anyone that heard President Bush speak that same evening can attest to. But at least Santa Cruz is doing its part. First the City Council passes a resolution opposing military action in Iraq, and now the students are raging against the war machine.
All of this has SCruz dreaming: Wouldn’t it be great if we Santa Cruzans ruled the world? Not only would war, hate and nukes be forever eradicated from the planet, but meat, marijuana prohibition, conventional farming, corporate greed and synthetic fabrics would also disappear. Someday ... perhaps.
 
 


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...it's not about "seizing" power, but about abolishing coersive power!

I dont think it would be great if you Santa Cruzans ruled the world. I live in Santa Cruz and I sure wouldn't want to live in world of a predominantely white, middle class, hippie, theory-but-no-action population...Santa Cruz, specially the UCSC population is so so disconnected from reality, i would not want to live in a place that claims to be progressive but in reality is mostly about image and style of life instead of active resistance. Things such as anti-racist organizing and anti-patriarchal organizing still need to be erradicated from Santa Cruz...where it seems like everyone wants to hug a tree, yet have not been able to hug a sister/brother.
The UCSC strike is very exciting to me as an individual, and it gives me hope to see the better face of santa cruz for once...
...it's not about "seizing" power, but about abolishing coersive power!
 

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