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LOCAL News :: Alternative Media

Rockin' the Boat: Two Recent Segments

Here are two recent segments from Rockin' the Boat, on 101.1 FM, FRSC, each Friday afternoon from 3-5.

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News :: Civil & Human Rights : Globalization & Capitalism : Government & Elections : Labor & Economics

Chiquita's Trail of Death and Corruption in Colombia

Chiquita Brands has a history of corruption in small ports like Turbo, Colombia. With the rise of Bush crony and Medellin cartel boss Alvaro Uribe Velez, they now act with complete impunity. Here are two typical vignetttes: one of corruption and another of terrorism.
(1) Nolo Contendre to violation of SEC regulations
(2) How Paramilitaries Clear the Land for Corporations: A Firsthand Account

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Commentary :: Police State

Antisemitism alive and well in southern USA

An American has been under house arrest without trial for
more than four years. In America.

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LOCAL Interview :: Arts & Culture : Education & Youth : Labor & Economics

FRSC Interview with Will Parrish about Tent University Santa Cruz (TUSC)

On April 11, Will Parrish, an organizer with Tent University Santa Cruz (TUSC), joined me in the Free Radio Santa Cruz, studio for a live-on-air interview. TUSC will take place April 18-22 at the base of the UC Santa Cruz campus. (27:33)

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LOCAL News :: Education & Youth

Mike Farrell at the 24-Hour Read-In in Salinas

On April 1, Mike Farrell shared some of his feelings about the closing of the Salinas Libraries during the 24-Hour Read-In which took place at the Cesar Chavez Library in Salinas. Mike also read some of his favorite quotes and passages from books. We hear words from great authors and activists such as Cesar Chavez and John Steinbeck as well as Maya Angelou on the life and death of Ossie Davis. Mike also read important words about racism and dissent written by Thurgood Marshall, Supreme Court Justice. (12:43 minutes / 5.8 MB)

Audio: Download the mp3

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LOCAL News :: Civil & Human Rights : Education & Youth

A State of Emergency: Tent University Santa Cruz

From April 18th-22nd, hundreds of students, faculty, staff, and community members will gather and camp at the base of the UC Santa Cruz campus and construct a tent encampment, thus uniting UC Santa Cruz with its greater municipal
district and empowering both communities toward re-aligning the university’s practices more wholly with the values of education, democracy and transcommunality.

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News :: Civil & Human Rights : Labor & Economics

8 Days of Sitting In at WashU, Take Action:Sit-In for Living Wage, Washington University in St. Louis

The following is from a student participating in the ongoing sit-in/occupation in the main administrative building of Washington University in St. Louis. The sit-in is in support of campus workers who do not currently receive a living wage. Currently the sit-in has been going on for 8 days(since April 4). Below this message is a list of ways you can take action and a summary of what we've been doing over the past 10 days.

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News :: Civil & Human Rights : Environment & Food : Globalization & Capitalism : Labor & Economics

Honduran Leaders Murdered by Chiquita Subsidiary

CESAR VIRGILIO PINOT never made it to the community meeting. He was attacked by the private elite security forces of the Tela Railroad Company, armed with AK47s...

One year later: Is there justice in Honduras?

Chiquita Brands has been doing web searches for journalists who have exposed their corrupt activities. Keeping the activities of this corporations before the public eye may be the only way to save the lives of those who dare oppose them: otherwise their opponents quietly join the ranks of the "exiled" or the disappeared.

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LOCAL Commentary :: Civil & Human Rights

Reopen the Pacific Cannabis Cooperative!

Reopen the Only Medical Marijuana Distributory in Santa Cruz !

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LOCAL News :: Labor & Economics

A14 Strike: Convergence For Central Coast Anti-Arnold Movement!


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