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A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, China, Russia, Spain, and Cuba.

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LOCAL Announcement :: Civil & Human Rights

Has Your Car Been Impounded by Santa Cruz Cops?

Vital information for people whose vehicles have been seized by city police and parking control for unpaid tickets. If it happened to you, please contact us.

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News :: Alternative Media

George W.'s Hidden Secret

The Future of Hydrogen

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Mattilda: That's Revolting! Queer Strategies for Resisting Assimilation

On February 3, 2005, Mattilda, a.k.a. Matt Bernstein Sycamore, spoke at Bookshop Santa Cruz. Mattilda is the editor of a 37 author anthology called,"That’s Revolting! Queer Strategies for Resisting Assimilation."

Mattilda spoke on a variety of topics, including gay marriage and assimilation, challenging power, and the rejection of queer youth from established gay districts such as the Castro in San Francisco. I began recording as Mattilda was talking about a recent book reading in Atlanta, Georgia.

Audio: Listen to the Stream or Download the mp3 (length 31:41 / 14.5 MB)

[ Mattilda I Gay Shame SF I Gay Shame - A Radical Alternative; by Mattilda ]

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Allies Needed at Scotts Valley School Board Meeting

Keep Loving, Keep Fighting! For the last two and a half years at Scotts Valley High School, teachers have been fighting intolerance targeted specifically at LGBTI & Questioning students, out teachers, and allies. Teachers have placed posters regarding respect for the LGBT community in their classrooms; there have been PA announcements sponsored by the student diversity group regarding LGBT community events; and in-class distribution of the SVHS student newspaper, which has run student-written editorials representing both sides of various LGBT issues.

A parent, Mr. D'Andrea, whose child attends SVHS, is working closely with the right-wing Pacific Justice Institute. He has now threatened to sue the district over its supposed promotion of a "gay agenda."

There is a special board meeting that has been called for Feb 7 at 6:00 pm at Scotts Valley High School's Student Union.

Anti-gay activists have vowed to show up in force. Your presence during this special meeting will show that there is support for a safe learning environment for all students.

[ Leer mas en espanol I Request from an openly gay teacher at SVHS ]

Resources: [ California Student Safety and Violence Prevention I Make It Real I California Safe Schools Coalition I Safe Schools Project of SCC ]


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News :: Civil & Human Rights


Federal Court Finds DNC Chair Howard Dean’s Judicial Appointees Guilty

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LOCAL News :: Arts & Culture : Education & Youth : Gender & Sexuality

Respect All Families

At the center of the controversy were upside down pink triangles posted inside of classrooms.

A pink triangle was worn by prisoners in Nazi Germany whose only "crime" was being born homosexual. It has been adopted by the GLBTI movement both in memory of oppression in the past and as a symbol of hope for a better present and future.

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LOCAL News :: Arts & Culture : Education & Youth : Gender & Sexuality

Community Comes Together To Support Through Differences

On February 7th, there was a School Borad Meeting at Scotts Valley High School in response to complaints made by Don D'Andrea, a parent of a SVHS student. D'Andrea feels that posters inside of classrooms with sayings such as, "Safe Person, Safe Safe" and "Respect All Families" are discriminatory towards heterosexual students.

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LOCAL News :: Education & Youth : Gender & Sexuality

Scotts Valley School Board Coverage

Here are a few extra audio samples of the hearing on tolerance at SVH.

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

Scotts Valley High's students and teachers speak out!

svhs hands.jpegCan a "Community Come Together Through Their Differences" ?

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