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SCRAM Takes Care of the Dead Air; 101.1 FM is Free

Santa Cruz Radio Access Movement (SCRAM) is acting autonomously and in support of Free Radio Santa Cruz (FRSC).

SCRAM was created to liberate the airwaves for the people of Santa Cruz. Our first action has been the liberation of 101.1 FM for Santa Cruz and neighboring communities. SCRAM is broadcasting Free Radio Santa Cruz's web stream 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

SCRAM encourages other people to take action! Free the airwaves by broadcasting alternative media sources such as Free Radio Santa Cruz. If you can't hear SCRAM where you live, then start a Radio Access Movement in your community.

 

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Announcement :: Alternative Media : Resistance & Tactics

Free Radio Santa Cruz Is Reviewing All Options

At present, the Free Radio Santa Cruz collective is reviewing all options to move forward with our news, music, and artistic programming. We are streaming on the web and encourage you to listen in. We are actively asking for help from our community of friends and supporters. We are only able to remain on the air because of the commitment by our collective members and the help of our community. If you are a listener of Free Radio Santa Cruz, please help us maintain the public airwaves by making a donation. At this time money and free legal help is needed to secure our future so that we may continue to meet the diverse needs of our community.

FRSC is part of a growing micro-radio movement, supporting the work of other independent media and other pirate and noncommercial web and broadcast stations. Our city councilmembers passed a resolution in support of our radio as a vital community resource and Congress member Sam Farr has written a letter to the FCC/congress opposing their misuse of funds and energy. Letters in support of us to the FCC, and local media outlets are much appreciated.

 

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Announcement :: Alternative Media : Globalization & Capitalism : Peace & War

Mike Ruppert: The Truth and Lies of 9/11

Mike Ruppert founded the print newsletter and website From the Wilderness in March 1998. FTW is now read by more than 16,000 subscribers in 40 countries. Since 9/11/01, he has been the point man in breaking major stories involving government foreknowledge, corruption, and violations of the Constitution. He has also pioneered the effort to educate the world about the consequences of Peak Oil - the fact that the world is running out of hydrocarbon energy and what this might mean for human civilization.

On Wednesday, October 20, Mike Ruppert gave a presentation on The Truth & Lies of 9/11 and The Consequences of Peak Oil.

Audio: Recording of Mike Ruppert at the Vets Hall in Santa Cruz

related audio: Indymedia interviews Mike Ruppert - transcripts (April 2002)

[ From the Wilderness I Peoples Investigation into 9/11 ]

 

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News :: Alternative Media : Government & Elections : Police State

FBI Seizes Indymedia Servers in the UK

On the morning of Thursday, October 7, US authorities issued a federal order to Rackspace ordering them to hand over information hosted on Indymedia web servers to the FBI. Rackspace, which provides hosting services for more that 20 Indymedia sites at its London facility, complied by turning over two Indymedia servers to federal authorities, effectively removing those sites from the internet.

Indymedia, a global network of independent non-corporate media organzations, had been asked last month by the FBI to remove a story about Swiss undercover police from one of the websites hosted at Rackspace. It is not known whether Thursday's order is related to that incident, however, since the order was issued to Rackspace and not to Indymedia. According to Rackspace, they "cannot provide Indymedia with any information regarding the order." ISPs have received gag orders in similar situations which prevent them from informing concerned parties about what is happening.

It is unclear to Indymedia how and why a server that is outside US jurisdiction can be seized by US authorities.

Audio: Story On Indymedia Server Snatch

FBI Coverage on IMC: FBI and Other Legal Breaking News

 

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News :: Alternative Media : Civil & Human Rights : Media Criticism

Free Radio Santa Cruz RAIDED by the FCC and US Marshals

At 8:20 AM on Wednesday, September 29, armed US Marshals and FCC Agents raided the house from which Free Radio Santa Cruz broadcasts. Agents entered with guns drawn, showing the warrant to a couple of residents but not serving the warrant to anyone at that time. All residents, some wearing only their bathrobes and PJ's, were herded to the sidewalk in front of their house.

Free Radio Santa Cruz was airing Democracy Now! at 37 watts as the FCC Agents and US Marshals (we counted at least 16) worked to get into the studio. By this time FRSC 101.1 FM was airing a pre-programmed interview with Howard Zinn. This interview, in which Zinn read poems by Langston Hughes and Bob Dylan and cited Zora Neal Hurston’s comments against WW2, was in progress when the signal was taken off the air. Listeners of FRSC heard the sound of static for the first time ever due to governmental interference.

Agents videoed community members who lined the street and crowded onto the sidewalk in front of the house in support of the station. Residents were not allowed to bring cameras into their home, nor were they allowed entrance without first having their bags searched.

Freak Radio has been raided after almost 10 years of broadcasting for the Santa Cruz community and listeners around the world via online streaming. FRSC has received strong support from members of the community (audio mp3), including Representative Sam Farr, Mayor Scott Kennedy (audio mp3) and the Santa Cruz City Council.

From the Free Radio Santa Cruz collective:
PRESS RELEASE: Free Radio Santa Cruz Silenced By Federal Government
FRSC Responds to our Supporters
WISH LIST from Free Radio Santa Cruz
Call FCC to Complain
Audio: Station Alert
FREE RADIO SANTA CRUZ NEEDS YOUR HELP
Free Radio Santa Cruz Is Reviewing All Options

Coverage and Analysis:
Initial report I personal account I early update I follow up coverage I back online I internet relays
FRSC: the issue from one geek's perspective
Photos: 1 I 2 I 3 I video and slide show I 120 Photos from the Raid
Audio: On-Scene Coverage I Coverage Compilation I Call to KCSB During the Raid I "Press Conference"
Audio: Freak Radio Raid mix 1 I mix 2 I transmission cut
Audio: Tribute to Free Radio Santa Cruz I The Inner Side #24
Audio: Freak Radio Santa Cruz News Piece
Television: Free Radio Raid on Indynewsreal I Video
Pacifica Radio Board passes resolution in support of Free Radio Santa Cruz & KFAR
Rep. Sam Farr's Letter to Michael Powell of the FCC

Coverage from: Indybay I Portland IMC I DIYmedia I Democracy Now! I Indymedia I Sprouts I mediageek
Translations from Indymedia: english I français I deutsch I italiano I português I deutsch I español

more repression in...
Knoxville, TN: Knoxville First Amendment Radio (KFAR 90.9) Raided by the FCC
Oaxaca, Mexico: Members of Community Radio in Oaxaca Beaten and Jailed

[ Free Radio Santa Cruz I Donate to FRSC I FRSC's Raid Page ]

 

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Articles

LOCAL News :: Alternative Media

Independent Journalist Dahr Jamail Visits UCSC

Untitled_4.jpgDahr Jamail, one of the few independent and unembedded American journalists in Iraq, presented eye witness accounts and photos of the Iraqi conflict when he dialogued with students and community members on Wendesday at UCSC's Music Center.
 

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LOCAL News :: Alternative Media : Civil & Human Rights : Government & Elections : Peace & War : Police State

Military Department of California Has Visited This Site

They've been all over the videocop-related stories. I hoped they have enjoyed themselves. I'm publishing their complete internet dossier for all to see who is monitoring US when we excercise our rights as citizens and human beings.
 

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LOCAL Announcement :: Alternative Media : Civil & Human Rights : Globalization & Capitalism : Media Criticism : Peace & War

Chat Anyone? Dahr Jamail is on his way to Santa Cruz..

I noticed there were a dozen people online: and somehow the tally of stories read wasn't increasing. So if you people do nothing else, how about a chat? Just make up any nickname, and you're in.
Nick Name:
Dahr Jamail is coming to UCSC in about 4 hours, that's something to chat about...
 

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LOCAL Announcement :: Alternative Media : Peace & War

Independent Journalist Dahr Jamail Speaking Wednesday at UCSC

jamail.05-10-10.jpgJournalist Dahr Jamail will give a slide show presentation titled “Dispatches from Iraq? on Wednesday, October 19, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the UCSC Music Recital Hall.
 

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LOCAL News :: Alternative Media : Civil & Human Rights : Peace & War : Police State : Resistance & Tactics

Military Recruiters Shut Down in San Diego: Protests Planned in Santa Cruz

Another lame attempt at tracking dissidents On October 13, 2005 Military recruiters at San Diego State University were completely shut down during student protests. The recruiters will be coming to Santa Cruz on Tuesday where similar protests are planned. I recommend that our Videocop (at right) check out the footage from San Diego. Video This!
 

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