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News :: Alternative Media

More Repression of Internet Alternatives

The ASCII squat, a free public internet space run by hackers and
activists in Amsterdam, is getting evicted at this moment by the local

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News :: Alternative Media

Glimpsing a Liberated Future with Chairman Avakian

This is an excerpt of an interview conducted with Sunsara Taylor by Luciente Zamora during the week of the Republican National Convention. The full interview can be seen at

Luciente:Can you speak to the crucial role of revolutionary communists, the Revolutionary Communist Youth Brigade in taking out and promoting and popularizing our Chairman Bob Avakian?

Sunsara: Let me say this on a personal level, there are a lot of things I hate in this world and that have outraged me over the years and been moved to do something about. But it's a big leap you make when you decide to be a conscious revolutionary communist.


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Commentary :: Government & Elections

American Politics 2004 the Kusumi version

Weighing the politics, the landscape and choices of 2004

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Commentary :: Media Criticism

Anarchy Is Not the Answer

Anarchy is not the answer for activists or independent media outlets that take their business of reform seriously. Independent Media groups and activists around the country (no matter how loosely organized) can not afford the luxury of either acting like, or being labeled, anarchists.

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Announcement :: Arts & Culture

"Columbus Day... NOT!" - Xispas

"Columbus Day... NOT!" - With this special issue, Xispas, the online journal of Chicano culture, art, and politics... looks at the meaning and role of Columbus' voyage to the Americas in 1492.

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Commentary :: Health & Drugs

How the government lost the drug war in cyberspace.

from October 2004 Reason OnLine

Open Secrets
How the government lost the drug war in cyberspace.
Michael Erard

For 36 years the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) quietly published a quirky monthly newsletter called Microgram for a small audience of forensic chemists. It was "law enforcement restricted," which meant you could obtain it only if you were a law enforcement official, a government investigator, or a forensic scientist. As far as the public was concerned, it was a secret. In January 2003 DEA officials started to make Microgram publicly available via the Web (at, where it joined a vast sea of information about illicit drugs: how to get them, how to use them, why to avoid them, why laws controlling them should be either tightened or reformed...

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LOCAL Commentary :: Civil & Human Rights

Debate on Berkeley's Decriminalize Prostitution Initiative

Today (10/10) on Free Radio Santa Cruz (streaming on the net) at between 10:30 am and noon, Santa Cruz Human Rights activist Ann Simenton and Berkeley Proposition Q author Robyn Fry will discuss and debate Angel's Initiative, the law that would seek to decriminalize prostitution in Berkeley and eventually state-wide.

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News :: Peace & War



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LOCAL News :: Alternative Media : Globalization & Capitalism : Police State

United States of America v. Transmissions on 101.1 MHz in Santa Cruz



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LOCAL Announcement :: Gender & Sexuality

Santa Cruz Trans March: Rally and Celebration 2004



OCTOBER 10th, 2004


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