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LOCAL News :: Arts & Culture

Dear Friends in Santa Cruz

We're back to Brooklyn now, and we've all recovered from the tour. We had a fundraiser party last night and had some success recovering the money we spent on the bus and everything. Thanks for putting up the choir members and shuttling us about - and thanks for your postings. We'll never forget the under-the-bridge Guerilla Drive In, and having our teacher Sidney Lanier with us, up at the UC and down at the river too.

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News :: Environment & Food

12 BioDevastation Activists Arrested!

A dozen protesters were arrested at the Biodevastation protests in Philadelphia this weekend. They are all still in jail, and need your help to get out.

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News :: Police State : Resistance & Tactics

Dispatch from Jeff 'Free' Luers 6-19-05

I woke up a few days ago and realized I’d been in prison for five years. I was expecting some kind of sadness, possibly even regret. Thing was, it didn’t phase me one bit and that made me laugh. I looked around my little cage; briefly thought of the people and life that I have lost. I thought to myself "is this it, is this the best They can do?"

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News :: Animal Rights : Government & Elections : Police State

FRSC: Interview with Michael Cardenas; Community Activist from San Diego

On June 23, Michael Cardenas spoke with Matt and Bradley live on Free Radio Santa Cruz. Michael is one of the more than 12 people in San Diego that have received grand jury subpoenas. (23:53 minutes / 10.9 MB)

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LOCAL Commentary :: Poverty & Urban Development

Open Letter to SC City Council Re: "No Party" ordinances

I would like to register my opinion against the proposed change to the ordinance. I think that the change, particularly as proposed, is an incredibly bad idea and typifies the Council's tendency to over-reach whenever attempting to respond to what may be valid concerns in the community with _mano dura_ (heavy handed) legislation.

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LOCAL Commentary :: Health & Drugs

WAMM Co-Founder Weighs In For Reform of City Medical Marijuana Law

A letter dated May 15, 2005 was sent to the Santa Cruz City Council by WAMM Co-Founder Valerie Corral.
The text is reprinted below.

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LOCAL Announcement :: Globalization & Capitalism : Peace & War

July 6-8: West Coast Anti-Capitalist Convergence and March (July 8) against the G8

1_berlin_may1(2).jpgTake the Streets and Resist the Capitalist War Machine on July 8! Call for the West Coast anti-war and anti-capitalist mass convergence, July 6-8 of 2005 in San Francisco, in solidarity with the mobilization against the Group of Eight (G8) summit in Scotland.

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News :: Alternative Media : Arts & Culture

Radio Free Brattleboro Shut Down By Feds

At 6:58 a.m., June 22, 2005, armed with a warrant issued by a Burlington magistrate, United States Marshals entered the studios of radio free brattleboro and seized its broadcasting equipment. The seizure of equipment and shutdown of rfb's local broadcasts under authority of a warrant issued in Burlington comes while an action is still pending before Judge J. Garvan Murtha in the federal court in Brattleboro.

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LOCAL News :: Animal Rights : Education & Youth : Environment & Food : Government & Elections : Poverty & Urban Development

Endangered River

Barry Swenson holds an almost sixty percent stakehold in the irrigation district which drained this river. The multi million dollar land developer is now proposing to build a hydroelectric plant at these same levels.

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News :: Animal Rights : Government & Elections : Police State

First Grand Jury Hearing in SF on June 22nd

fbiwitchhunt.jpgCall for Solidarity with Animal Advocates and Others Subpoenaed

Ten Bay Area residents, who include animal advocates, alternative media members, prisoner rights activists, and members of the greater Bay Area progressive community, have been subpoenaed to a Federal Grand Jury in San Francisco. The first hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, June 22nd. Supporters of the Bay Area residents, as well as all those who seek to defend and keep free speech rights, have been invited to attend on a show of solidarity with those subpoenaed. The hearing will take place at 9am in the Federal Courthouse at 450 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco. The date is subject to change, so people who plan to attend are encouraged to check for updates. Animal Liberation supporters believe that the grand jury is an effort to intimidate them. Read More

In addition, as of 6/20, at least eight activists in San Diego have received grand jury subpoenas, and the Activist San Diego house in City Heights was visited by three federal agents. Read More

Listen to Grand Jury Teach-in Audio | Fault Lines story

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