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News :: Government & Elections

Our worst fears: Vote Tampering

By entering a 2-digit code in a hidden location, a second set of votes is created in the Diebold central tabulator, a program installed in 1,000 locations, which controls both paper ballots and touch-screens, each system handling up to a million votes at a time. Full story After invoking the 2-digit trigger, this second set of votes can be changed so that it no longer matches the correct set of votes. The voting system will then read the totals from the bogus vote set. It takes only seconds to change the votes, and to date not a single location in the U.S. has implemented security measures to fully mitigate the risks. It is not too late to do so, and the corrective measures are relatively simple. This program is not "stupidity" or sloppiness. It was designed and tested over a series of a dozen version adjustments, and has been in place for four years.

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Announcement :: Labor & Economics

Call for Anarchist Contingent at Million Worker March

Washington DC, October 17th, 11:00 AM

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Interview :: Civil & Human Rights

The Great Leap Forward: Interview w/Palden Gyatso Tibetian Monk

Interview with Palden Gyatso a Tibetian monk imprisoned for 33yrs during Chinas occupation of Tibet describes the occupation, imprisionment, torture, resistance and escape to tell the story. translated by Regsin Thinkea editing & production by Skidmark Bob of Freak Radio Santa Cruz.
Audio MP3 link to interview:

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LOCAL News :: Education & Youth

March for Education

Yesterday, a small group of UC Santa Cruz students set out on an 8 day march for education to highlight budget cuts and lagging student enrollment. The trek from San Jose, CA to UC Berkeley will take participants to 17 different university and community college campuses in an effort to dialogue with students, faculty, & staff. FSRN's Vinny Lombardo reports from the march. (4:17)

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Announcement :: Government & Elections

If You Vote, I Can Probably Find Your Home Address In Under One Hour

Give me your name, city, and state, and I can probably get your home address in less than an hour *if you vote.* Any information you include on your voter registration form, can be had by any member of the public, for free, at your local courthouse in most states. The reasoning for this is the public’s right to know outweighs the individual’s right to privacy. This rule is prevalent across America. Voter registration information is considered “public information.? You are told you must give your *home* address for voter registration, so that you are registered within the correct precinct. Yet nowhere, on *any* voter registration forms I have seen, or on *any* website I have visited related to voting, have I seen a highlighted warning to voters about *voting registration information becoming public* from then on. Some states even require social security numbers to register to vote, which then go public. No one I have run across is actively trying to get the word out that your voter registration information may very well all be public now. Everyone is so caught up in the voter registration frenzy, while some very basic and dangerous voter registration flaws are being overlooked.

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LOCAL Announcement :: Environment & Food : Globalization & Capitalism : Labor & Economics

Genetic Engineering on the Farm: Midwestern Farmers Share their Stories in Watsonville on 9/21

Press Conference: 1:30pm • 406 Main St., Suite 313 in Watsonville (corner of Beach and Main)

Public Presentation: 5:00 to 7:00pm • Green Valley Grill, 40 Penny Lane, Watsonville

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LOCAL Announcement :: Arts & Culture

Benefit Show in San Jose on 9/25

come out kids it gonna be fun!

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News :: Police State



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LOCAL Announcement :: Arts & Culture : Labor & Economics

Fiesta Campesina in Davenport on 9/26

Una invitacion a la Seguna Anual Fiesta Campesina en Davenport / Invitation to the Second Annual Fiesta Campesina in Davenport

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LOCAL Announcement :: Alternative Media : Globalization & Capitalism : Peace & War

Hijacking Catastrophe: 9/11, Fear & the Selling of American Empire - showing 9/17

Friday Sept. 17th
Louden Nelson Community Center
one showing only at 7:30PM
301 Center Street
Donation at the door to benefit Media Watch

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