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Announcement :: Peace & War

Two sisters: Giuliana and Mithal

The text you are about to read is a combination of words that were all written by Giuliana Sgrena, the Italian journalist kidnapped in Irak (for more news about Giuliana you can see:
Some of them were part of her appeal contained in the video released by her captors (capitalized verses) and the others are from an article she wrote on July 1, 2004 about Mithal, an Iraqi woman detained in Abu Grahib.

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News :: Peace & War

Bush's European Trip Brought 100,000 + Out in Feb. Cold to Protest

Well over 100,000 met Bush with "Bush Not Welcome", "Go Home" and "Wanted For War Crimes" posters during his visit.

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LOCAL Announcement :: Education & Youth

Free Skool Tuition is $19,926 Less Than UCSC

Free Skool Santa Cruz is a decentralized network that shares skills, information, and knowledge without the limitations of hierarchy and the sterile institutional environment of formal schooling.

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News :: Civil & Human Rights

The Man Made Plagues

In 1992 I walked into the University of North Dakota Library to do some research of Congressional documents. I remember quite well the bitter cold of -40 below 0 and wind chills that would freeze you to the bone with some speed. However this cold is a warm summer day at the beach, in comparison to the documents I found.

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News :: Peace & War

$9B Goes Missing In Iraq-Huge Sum Disappears Without A Trace

Profiteering from the Iraq war is not a surprise, especially in light of the Bush administration’s pandering to the military-industrial complex. But some Democratic lawmakers are concerned that profiteering may have achieved stratospheric dimensions in the case of the $9 billion that is missing from the sale of Iraqi oil.

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Commentary :: Civil & Human Rights

Pizza, Ice Cream, and the First Amendment (Not Necessarily in That Order)

I got lucky the other day. (No, I’m not talking about that kind of lucky. What do you think I am, a “family values? Republican at convention?)

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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, China, Germany, Russia, and Cuba.

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News :: Police State

Call for International Support in Brazil

URGENT update from an indymedia reporter in Brasil:

this is a desperate situation -- the police continue to bulldoze the area of the encampment covering up any evidence and bodies of the massacre -- the governor of the state promised to give the land to the squatters and now is back tracking but says the deadline for this decision is in a few days -- it seems like pressure from anyone internationally is being very effective

Updates at:

For background, please see:

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News :: [none]

Amy Goodman Receives Ruben Salazar Award

On February 23, Amy Goodman accepted the first annual Ruben Salazar Journalism Award on the 35th anniversary of Salazar's untimely death. The next morning on Democracy Now!, she discussed the event and its significance.

Audio: Amy Goodman Accepts Ruben Salazar Journalism Award at UCSC
Photos: Amy Goodman at UC Santa Cruz

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Commentary :: Civil & Human Rights

Awaiting the Prisoner Of Zion

: Israel has created a purgatory in which a free man is held prisoner because of nineteen year old memories in a fifty year old brain. What sensible motivation deprives a free man of his right to leave and make a new life?

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