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Commentary :: Environment & Food

I'm Not Terrified, Did I Miss Something?

Who's afraid of elves?
 

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News :: Animal Rights

LISTS--CIA Planes; European Spy-Nests; CIA Front Co.s, DDO Rodriguez

EU AGREED TO CIA PRISON FLIGHTS -- With these words: "Both sides [EU-US] agreed on ... increased use of European transit facilities to support the
return of criminal/inadmissible aliens...."
 

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News :: Peace & War

Iran and Israel: Ambiguous Nuclear Weapons

The most dangerous double standard in the Middle East: ambiguous nuclear weapons
At present, there is only one country in the Middle East with "secret" and ambiguous stockpiles of nuclear weapons.
 

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Commentary :: Civil & Human Rights : Government & Elections

Alito's open-minded platitudes

Judge Alito is really slick, like a bar of soap on a bathroom floor. He'd be a great defense lawyer; and if I were in Jack Abramoff's shoes, Alito would be my first choice. As it is, it looks like Alito will be confirmed for the Supreme Court. No question about his qualifications, Alito will be a justice who can work the U.S. Constitution and fit it to Bush's fancy.
 

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News :: Civil & Human Rights

Trouncing the Demon Bush Cabal

Trouncing the Demon Bush Cabal
 

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News :: Alternative Media : Globalization & Capitalism : Resistance & Tactics

Programa completo del FSA-Caracas 2006

º He aquí las actividades del FSA, evento que surgió en respuesta a evidentes servidumbres y limitaciones del FSM convocado en los mismos días y ciudad. Para detalles sobre las razones que motivan nuestro Foro, ver www.fsa.contrapoder.org.ve
 

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LOCAL News :: Civil & Human Rights : Education & Youth : Globalization & Capitalism : Poverty & Urban Development

UCSC Custodians Demand Justice

January 19. 2006 - At approximately 12PM, hundreds of custodians (and their student supporters) at UC Santa Cruz skipped lunch to demand just wages.

The workers, part of the union AFSCME, recently found out that custodians at nearby colleges receive 14-30% more than they do, for the same (or less) work. Far from being a living wage, many UCSC custodians are working two/three jobs to make ends meet. This is at the same time that the UC system has raised student fees almost 80% over the past few years, and have given almost a billion dollars of executive perks for top UC employees, approximately the same amount of money as the student fee increases. Recently, Denice Denton, UCSC's Chancellor, claimed that Robert Dynes, the UC President, should be given an even higher salary. Dynes already makes more than $400,000 a year.

Meanwhile, the UC claims they have no money for the lowest-paid workers, academic programs, student initiated outreach and retention, and scores of other programs. It appears that there is not a lack of money, but a lack of decent priorities - not a budget crisis but a moral crisis.

The spirited rally, organized by AFSCME, with the support of the Student and Worker Coalition for Justice (SWCJ), is the continuation of a hard-fought struggle for the dignity of UCSC's lowest paid workers.

Speakers included:

* Julian, Yolanda, and a few other AFSCME workers.
* Maria, Marla, and Javier from the SWCJ.
* Dana Frank (prof of History)
* American Federation of Teachers (AFT) member
* Tony Madrigal (City Council, SEIU)
* Robert Chacanaca from the Monterey Bay Central Labor Council (MBCLC)
 

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LOCAL Announcement :: Womyn

Pro-choice brunch THIS SATURDAY in Santa Cruz (1/21)

You're invited to our annual pro-choice brunch marking the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision.
 

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News :: Civil & Human Rights : Peace & War

Marines persecute Vietnam-era War Resister

wherewasbush_50.jpgIn bizzarre irony, a Vietnam war resister was arrested and has been imprisoned since August. Jerry Texiero, age sixty-five, is in ailing health and has lost thirty pound since his imprisonment. Meanwhile, AWOL Air National Guard member George W. Bush continues to terrorize the world as a free man.

News has surfaced that Texiero will be released with a discharge, rather than putting him on trial. We need to speak out in defense of this man and any others who bravely dare to speak out against bogus wars.
 

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News :: Media Criticism

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 1/20/06 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY!

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast.. Netherlands, China, Cuba, and Russia.
 

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