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Santa Cruz City Council Calls for Rumsfeld Ouster

On Tuesday, June 8, the Santa Cruz City Council voted 5-1 in support of a resolution calling
for an official probe into the abuse of detainees held in US run prisons in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere. Further, the Council action supports House Resolution 629, sponsored by Congressman Charles Rangel of New York, calling for the impeachment of Defense Secratary Donald Rumsfeld
 

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Commentary :: Peace & War

Ronald Reagan was a “great? president

HE WAS A “GREAT? PRESIDENT BECAUSE HE CALLED THE CONTRAS “FREEDOM FIGHTERS,? THOSE WHO PRACTISED MASS KILLINGS IN CENTRAL AMERICA.
 

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Commentary :: Peace & War

RETORT: an unkind reply

an unkind reply to RETORT, ex-situationists who wrote terrible essay about "The State, the Spectacle and September 11"
 

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Commentary :: Gender & Sexuality

Welfare in America: Institutionalized Woman-Hating

The current welfare system in America, run by state Departments of Health and Social Services (DSHS) agencies, is domestic abuse, pure woman-hating, and nothing else. It is very clear who women and children are here to serve. The welfare system has done as much dehumanizing of a population as any prison. Welfare workers (an oxymoron if I ever heard one) are as abusive and unaccountable as prison guards and cops. They seem to share that perverse enjoyment at watching others squirm and suffer too. And society acts like welfare moms deserve abuse, just like prisoners. The welfare system benefits business and men, not women and children.
 

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Reclaim The Commons Banner Drop

banner CU.jpgIn solidarity with hundreds of activists in SF protesting the Biotech conference, as well as people in the streets of Savannah, GA sending a message to the G8, local activists dropped a "Reclaim the Commons" banner on Hwy. 17.

G8 / Reclaim the Commons Updates from San Francisco:

Jail Solidarity Update from Thursday 6/10
Jail Solidarity Update from Wedday 6/9
Breaking News from Tuesday 6/8
Breaking News from Monday 6/7
Breaking News from Sunday 6/6
Breaking News from Saturday 6/5

Enemy Combatant Radio is providing audio coverage of Reclaim The Commons and is being Broadcast on 104.1FM in San Francisco, 104.9FM in the East Bay and 101.1FM in Santa Cruz.
For in-depth coverage and analysis, see Biotech Indymedia
 

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News :: Globalization & Capitalism

David Bacon: This is What Free Trade Looks Like

David Bacon, a longtime photo journalist and author of The Children of NAFTA: Labor Wars on the US / Mexico Border, spoke briefly on June 6 at New College in SF. (8:48 minutes / 2 megabytes)

AUDIO: Listen to the Stream or Download the mp3
 

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LOCAL Commentary :: Arts & Culture : Government & Elections

Reagan and the Eighties

“…Homeless by choice.? Trees that pollute more than automobiles. “Facts are stupid things.? Outlawing the Soviet Union. “If you’ve seen one redwood, you’ve seen ‘em all.? ‘Star Wars’ missile defense system. Astrologers in the White House. “I’ve never played a governor.? “We begin bombing in five minutes…?

Never doubt that Reagan did some truly evil things. Every time I see a mentally unstable homeless person in California, and you can see a lot of them in places like my hometown of Santa Cruz, I think of Reagan’s deregulation of the mental institutions when he was governor. There are so many more, including claiming that Guatemalan dictator Gen. Efrain Rios Montt, was "totally dedicated to democracy" while he was wiping out villages in Guatemala. Allowing the CIA to mine harbors in Nicaragua. Approving of the atrocities in Argentina. Bombing Libya. The list goes on and on.
 

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Announcement :: Peace & War

10,000 INTERNATIONAL OBSERVERS NEEDED IN PALESTINE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
_www.P10K.net

Ex-US Marine/Gulf War Veteran & Founder of the Human Shield Action to Iraq Ken O’Keefe announces ‘P10K FORCE’ plan to Mobilize 10,000 International Observers from Western Nations to the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) - Launching September 11, 2004.
 

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News :: [none]

Corporate Power

According to the film The Corporation, a corporation is simply a psychopath: Lying, harming others and not caring about it, unable to learn from mistakes, and more. Biotech croporations are just that: harming and threatening farmers around the world, destroying biodiversity - and yet they describe themselves as selling "Food, Health, Hope". (interviews)

Some 17,000 people from biotech companies from about 60 countries are meeting behind closed doors for the annual BIO convention to set up more contacts, sell their ideas, raise venture capital and convince journalists and the public that biotech is just great. To spin pro-biotech PR, corporate journalists were provided with story ideas a week before the conference started, while Indymedia journalists were denied press credentials due to writing from an "activist point of view".

For corporate journalists, BIO2004 started out on Sunday with a media brunch full of GM food and corporate lies, promoting GM crops as the weapon against obesity.

[ The Corporation I Corporate Watch ( US and UK ) I Lobby Watch I Reclaim The Commons ]
 

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LOCAL News :: Gender & Sexuality : Resistance & Tactics

Pride Parade 2004

It's always fun to watch the pride parade. It's outrageously funny and fun.

...but what were all those banks, realtors, and that car dealer doing at the celebration afterwards?
 

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