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LOCAL Commentary :: Education & Youth : Police State

"Your Best Caption Here!!!" UCSC Chancellor Denise Denton

write-your-caption.jpgWe have been racking our brains at paparazzi central and have not been able to come up with the perfect caption for this amazing photograph of our Chancellor, Denise Denton.

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Commentary :: Globalization & Capitalism : Government & Elections : Peace & War

Larry Franklin Will Be Singing While Karl Rove Weeps

The FBI did a thorough job gathering information that resulted in last month's indictment of Larry Franklin. So good, that Larry is ready to plead guilty and sing. Everyone wonders which arias he'll perform. During the run-up to the war in Iraq, Larry played a role in the chorus that took the media by storm with news of WMDs. He was in the right place at the right time to make a big difference, and in close proximity to the major players: including Karl Rove.

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News :: Globalization & Capitalism : Government & Elections : Labor & Economics : Peace & War

Ahmad Chalabi Laughs While Scott Ritter Eats Crow

Early last year, Jane Mayer of The New Yorker published a definitive article about the recent career of Ahmed Chalabi, The Manipulator. She describes an encounter between weapons sleuth Scott Ritter where The Manipulator exhausts his dwindling credibility with Ritter: but Chalabi has somehow managed to craft his vision into a current reality, exceding even his own expectations.

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News :: Labor & Economics

Bay Area Union Solidarity is Beating Sutter Hospitals

A report from the picket lines!

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LOCAL Announcement :: Alternative Media : Arts & Culture : Resistance & Tactics

DAWN OF THE DEAD at Santa Cruz Guerilla Drive-In (10/28)

"What are they doing? Why do they come here?" "Some kind of instinct, memory of what they used to do. This was an important place in their lives."

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LOCAL News :: Environment & Food

Boardwalk Ordered to Open Illegal Gate, And More!

BOARDWALK ORDERED TO OPEN ILLEGAL GATE, AND MORE! Former Mayor and community activist, and SCRP member Christopher Krohn went to San Diego last week to testify to the Coastal Commission for not allowing the Seaside Company to lock and fence the eastern gate to the Boardwalk. He won his case and the Sentinel reported about 1/10 of Krohn's news. Here's a special complete report that Christopher wrote while in San Diego. It's long but its must reading if you want to understand what is going on between the Seaside Company and the City of Santa Cruz. Chris also warns right us right at the top, "Disclaimer: THIS IS A BIASED REPORT". READ IT HERE

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Announcement :: Education & Youth : Peace & War

Nationwide Recruiting Station Actions on November 17th and 18th

‚ÄúNational Stand Down Day‚Ä? November 18, 2005
End The Iraq War - Demonstrations and Nonviolent Resistance at
Recruiting Stations Across the Country

November 18, 2005

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LOCAL News :: Transportation

Open Letter to METRO Board Members

It's 10 o'clock on Sunday evening. Both my children are still awake and very upset because 30 vigilantes have at last left my driveway after the police dispersed them.

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LOCAL Commentary :: Labor & Economics : Transportation

Communication Breakdown

UCSC student has a one-on-one talk with Mayor Rotkin regarding the Metro Strike, and discovers a disturbing lack of communication in negotiations between Union and Board members.

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Commentary :: Civil & Human Rights

The Real Rosa Parks

rosa_parks.jpgWe learn much from how we present our heroes. A few years ago, on Martin Luther King Day, I was interviewed on CNN. So was Rosa Parks, by phone from Los Angeles. ''We're very honored to have her,'' said the host. ''Rosa Parks was the woman who wouldn't go to the back of the bus. She wouldn't get up and give her seat in the white section to a white person. That set in motion the year-long bus boycott in Montgomery. It earned Rosa Parks the title of 'mother of the civil rights movement.' ''

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