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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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Announcement :: Arts & Culture : Education & Youth : Resistance & Tactics

Santa Cruz First Night Parade of Freaks

Call out for Santa Cruz DIY New Year's Eve parade and party

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After several years of city-sponsored mediocrity, First Night Santa Cruz officially goes belly-up. To hell with city-sponsored anything anyway. Let's do our own parade. A Last Night celebration. A last night of waiting for governments, institutions, or anyone else to entertain us, satisfy us, bring us security, freedom, or joy. We reclaim our streets and usher in the new year with our own celebration.

We're not asking for permits or permission. We're just gonna do it. We'll start at one end of the mall and march down Pacific. Extra bonus points if we can pull off a swell dance party to rollicking live music on the other end. This is your parade, your celebration, and your new year. Interested?

Don't wait to see who else is involved or whether we will really pull this off. Fuck it. Jump in.

[ Last Night Santa Cruz DIY Parade ]
 

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Announcement :: Arts & Culture : Civil & Human Rights : Gender & Sexuality

GLBT Alliance: Hate-Based Reggae Out of Tune With Santa Cruz Values

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Deja vu.

Local Santa Cruz night club, The Catalyst, is bringing another reggae singer to town who advocates for violence against queer people. In October 2004, Capelton was scheduled to perform and was eventually cancelled due to community protest. Now, Sizzla, a self-professed murderer of gay men, is supposed to perform on Septemeber 11th at the club.

The GLBT Alliance is asking the community to exercise their collective consumer voice and tell the Catalyst management to cancel this hate-filled show.

See also: Fight Homophobia at the Catalyst

Photos: Protest Against Catalyst and Sizzla's Hatred
 

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News :: Arts & Culture

Cops Visit Guerilla Drive-In

A Harrowing Tale of Authoritarian Intervention

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The benefit was a roaring success. Something like 50 to 75 people came out to support Dances With Kittens and GDI on an "off" Friday. The movie was unexpectedly great. The new amp worked well. Everyone had a blast. Someone inquired about helping us financially to get a bulb or speakers (Was it you? Talk to us!)

Now dealing with the cops is old hat for us. We've been kicked out of the Harvey West area and from under the Soquel Bridge. But we've been at the Westside railroad tracks site for two years now with no problem.

Just as the movie finished, a Santa Cruz Police officer came to tell us they'd received a noise complaint. He said that he was being "nice" and could easily ticket us for "amplified sound without a permit" and "noise after 10pm."

[ Santa Cruz Guerilla Drive-In ]
 

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News :: Alternative Media : Arts & Culture

Radio Free Brattleboro Shut Down By Feds

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Brattleboro, Vermont - At 6:58 a.m., June 22, 2005, armed with a warrant issued by a Burlington magistrate, United States Marshals entered the studios of Radio Free Brattleboro and seized its broadcasting equipment. The seizure of equipment and shutdown of rfb's local broadcasts under authority of a warrant issued in Burlington comes while an action is still pending before Judge J. Garvan Murtha in the federal court in Brattleboro.

Rfb does not operate in defiance of government but rather from the belief of its members and listeners that community radio is essential to good government and democratic process. Radio free brattleboro has always stressed to the public and to the FCC that it will adhere to FCC guidelines and will serve the public whether licensed or not.

Audio: Rockin' the Boat: RFB Busted || "Strategies for Microradio Activists" (May 2004) || "Radio Free Brattleboro Shuts Down" (June, 2003)

[ Radio Free Brattleboro ]
 

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Articles

LOCAL Announcement :: Arts & Culture

Friday 13 -Full Moon Midnight Mystery Ride

bikebattle2a.jpgNight Time - Night Ride....Where are we going?....it's a mystery! Bring your bike, a snack and tastey brewed beverage to share. We ride to who knows where....(only tonight's ride leader). We ride 3-5 miles, no one left behind. Costumes win points...and sporadic...prizes!
 

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LOCAL Announcement :: Arts & Culture : Government & Elections : Police State

Join the "Just Us" Campaign and Rally (1/10)

Peace and Social Justice Advocates, and People who love this Community!
Unite in Solidarity with the "Just Us" campaign!!
Tuesday January 10th, 6:30 - 7:30 PM
City Hall, Santa Cruz, 809 Center Street
 

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LOCAL Announcement :: Arts & Culture

John McCutcheon Concerts 1/20 and 1/21 at First Congregational Church

John McCutcheon, captivating storyteller and truly magical folk musician, will perform Friday, January 20, 2006 at 7:30 p.m. and a Children's Concert on Saturday, January 21 at 10:00 a.m. These benefit concerts kick-off the Resource Center for Nonviolence's 30th Anniversary year! Both concerts will be held at First Congregational Church, 900 High St. in Santa Cruz.
 

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

A Letter to the Community About Last Night

 

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News :: Arts & Culture

El Vampiro Juanes

Vampiro misogino y afeminado
 

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