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San Francisco Mime Troupe comes to Santa Cruz on Oct 1st and 2nd

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The San Francisco Mime Troupe is wrapping up thier season with 2 FREE performances of thier production Doing Good in Santa Cruz Oct 1st and 2nd at San Lorenzo Park. Music at 2:30pm and Show at 3:00.

Fasten your seatbelts and get ready for another wild yet thought-provoking ride with the San Francisco Mime Troupe, which will open its new season with a brand new play, Doing Good, inspired by John Perkins’ Confessions of an Economic Hit Man. Loaded with history and a global perspective, Doing Good has a backdrop of US foreign policy since WWII. It is an epic work, in step with the Mime Troupe’s raison d’etre, laced with laughter, tragedy, snappy dialogue and live music.

see also: : Political Theatre: San Francisco Mime Troupe in SC Oct 1 & 2 Volunteers needed!
 

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News :: Peace & War : Police State

Dancing is Not a Crime... Free Andrea Kopp Now!

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On Sept. 24, UCSC student Andrea Kopp was pulled out of a group of peaceful anti-war marchers and immediately arrested by S.F. Police. Kopp, who at the time of his arrest was merely dancing with friends near the rally at Jefferson Park, has been sitting in jail since Saturday afternoon. While guilty of no crime, his bail has been set at $5,000.

Kopp’s arrest came early-on in a day when S.F. Police encircled, detained, and arrested a young group of anti-war marchers as they crossed a street. Due to the color of their clothes (black) the group had been closely followed the entire day. Hundreds of police in riot gear blocked off the street for a long period of time as they pleased themselves in the arrest of the handful of kids, many of which weren’t even old enough to drive. As they walked back to their buses, the cops high-fived each other and said, “we got ‘em.? Most members of the group were released that night with charges such as jaywalking.

While Kopp's case is completely separate from the above incident, he was arrested for a similar reason: standing out in a crowd. Tonight he sits in jail - lonely after being placed in a separate cell. He's been charged on bogus claims and his bail has been set at $5,000. He will be arraigned Monday morning at 9am - Department 17 - 850 Bryant St, San Francisco. If you can make it, we're sure he'd love more supporters. Either way, call and tell the D.A's office to free Kopp so he can go back to school.

a commenter writes: Thank you to everyone who called the San Francisco District Attorney's office this morning urging them to drop the bogus charges against UCSC student Andrea Kopp. At around 9am today, the D.A. dropped all charges against Kopp! He will be back in school tomorrow. A conversation with Kopp's legal council suggested there was a complete void of any sort of incriminating evidence.
 

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News :: Health & Drugs : Peace & War : Resistance & Tactics

Anti-War Demonstration Held in Santa Cruz on September 24

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On September 24, about 100 people who are "sickened by the killing, torture, and spiraling human and financial costs of the illegal and immoral war in Iraq" held an anti-war demonstration in Santa Cruz. People rallied at the County Court House and marched to the Town Clock.

I got to the rally in time to hear some folk music, take some photos of the Raging Grannies, listen to a guy describe how voting machines don't work, listen to another guy descibe how 911 was an inside job, see Robert passing out flyers about a taser related death inside the Santa Cruz Jail, etc....

Meanwhile, some Santa Cruz activists chose to protest in San Francisco.

A march and related events are taking place in Washington D.C.

see also: Real Reports of Katrina Relief Special: One Hundred Thousand
 

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News :: Civil & Human Rights : Media Criticism : Peace & War

Cindy Sheehan Solidarity Vigil

8.12.05 - Weekly Vigil Stands with Cindy Sheehan

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this friday the ongoing peace vigil stood in solidarity with cindy sheehan, the bone in the craw of the criminal from crawford, g. weasel bush.

one woman has finally captured the franchise on truth, and is forcing the president toward accountability.

see also: Gold Star Families for Peace || Portlanders Rally Downtown in Support of Cindy Sheehan
 

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News :: Environment & Food : Peace & War : Sister Cities

Weapons Inspectors Visit Lockheed Martin on Hiroshima Rememberance Day

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On the afternoon of August 5th, the Santa Cruz Weapons Inspection Team visited the gates of Lockheed Martin. Through art and diaglogue, they called on the consciences of employees to consider the implications of their actions.

Lockheed Martin plays a part in genocide by supplying the United States and other aggressive nations with the equipment needed to deliver Depleted Uranium munitions and other weapons used against civilian populations. In other words, Lockheed Martin profits off of the misery that war is inflicting on people around the world.

see also: Atomic Memorial at SC Courthouse
 

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Articles

LOCAL Commentary :: Arts & Culture : Civil & Human Rights : Peace & War

A Letter to the Community About Last Night

 

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Commentary :: Civil & Human Rights : Globalization & Capitalism : Government & Elections : Media Criticism : Peace & War

Americans in the Bubble

 

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LOCAL News :: Arts & Culture : Peace & War

Thousands Celebrate the New Year with DIY Last Night Santa Cruz Parade

pacific_12-31-05.jpgOn Saturday, December 31, 2005, thousands of people celebrated the new year with a Do-It-Yourself Last Night Santa Cruz parade. Hundreds of ordinary folks, freaks, clowns, fire dancers, samba drummers, punks, pirates, artists, zombies, marching bands, moms, dads, kids, trash musicians, art cars, bikers and boaters began to gather at the Saturn Cafe parking lot at 5pm. After a bunch of drumming, juggling and poi dancing in the parking lot, the parade went up Pacific Ave and ended at the intersection of Pacific Ave, Front St and Mission St.
 

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Review :: Civil & Human Rights : Media Criticism : Peace & War : Resistance & Tactics

SPIELBERG ON "MUNICH" (the movie - a review)

But of course, the kinds of folks who push an ideology that required the expulsion of three-quarters-of-a-million Palestinians from their lands, and then lied about it, claiming there had been no such persons to begin with (as with Golda Meir’s infamous quip), can’t be expected to place a very high premium on truth. -- Tim Wise, anti-racist, anti-Zionist, Jewish-American activist, essayist & public speaker
 

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LOCAL Announcement :: Education & Youth : Peace & War

Beyond Righteous Anger (1/14)

Dear Friends,

We would enjoy your participation in the workshop we are leading on Nonviolent Communication and Social Change: Beyond Righteous Anger Saturday, Jan 14th 10 am – 1 pm (Friends Meeting House 225 Rooney St. Hwy 1 at Morrissey) (In Honor of Martin Luther King’s Birthday: sponsored by NVCSantaCruz)
 

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