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Santa Cruz Indymedia's Regional Integration with

We are very pleased to announce that the Santa Cruz Independent Media Center's website will now be regionally integrated with, the website of the San Francisco Bay Area Independent Media Center. The new website address for Santa Cruz Indymedia is

Together, as media activists in Central and Northern California and throughout the world, we will use the tactic of Indymedia to share news and information from within the struggles for a world based on freedom, cooperation, justice and solidarity, and against environmental degradation, neoliberal exploitation, racism and patriarchy.

All the reporters, photographers, sound recorders, videographers, organizers and activists who contribute to SC-IMC's open-publishing newswire are the heart and soul of Santa Cruz Indymedia.

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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.

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News :: Alternative Media : Globalization & Capitalism : Labor & Economics

Audio from WAJE Press Conference

On January 17th, members of the Working Alliance for a Just Economy held a press conference to kick off the campaign to raise the minimum wage in the city of Santa Cruz. Campaigners will circulate petitions to city voters to place the initiative on the ballot to be voted on in November.

Speakers were introduced by MC David Sweet, board member of the Community Action Board, a non-profit organization working to abate poverty and its impact in the County of Santa Cruz.

Speakers included: Tim Fitzmaurice, John Briley, Emily Riley, Julian Posadas, Sharlene Cece, and Tony Madrigal. Tony repeats his comments in Spanish after his english comments.

Audio: Download the mp3 (14:42 minutes / 6.7 MB)

For more info or to get involved call Nora at 359 0952.


News :: Civil & Human Rights : Globalization & Capitalism

Happy Holidays... to Everyone

While families get together to celebrate the holidays this season, and corporations smile at their record profits, many Santa Cruzans won't be seeing any gifts, food, or even a warm place to sleep.

In this 'season of giving' (so are all other seasons, times for 'not giving'?), iPods, XBoxes, jewelry and golf clubs, find their way under trees (dead or petrolium-based plastic) or next to the latkes or candle stick holders. Yet, although everything made in overseas sweatshops are brought into the home, our own homeless population remain mostly-forgotten on the street.

The whole year is a 'season of giving' for capitalism.

Happy Holidays.

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News :: Education & Youth : Globalization & Capitalism : Peace & War : Technology

DeNuke UC! -- UCSC Students Rally Against Bechtel and Nuclear Proliferation

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On Wednesday, November 30 – the UC wide Nuclear Day of Action (announcement and PR), approximately one hundred UCSC students took part in a spirited rally at the quarry plaza on the UC campus. The day’s events, called “DeNuke UC,? sent a loud and clear message to UCSC administration, the UC Regents as well as President Robert Dynes that Santa Cruz students do not stand for nuclear proliferation in the name of education.

The 2-hour long event, organized by the UCSC Students Against War, featured performances by the Raging Grannies, speeches by students and community members as well as a guerrilla-theatre “UC-Bechtel wedding ceremony. The day was culminated by an informative talk by former Lawrence Livermore Lab employee and whistleblower, Leuren Moret.

By decorating the colorful papier-mache bomb in the center of the crowd with writing and art, students, faculty, and community members were able to share their thoughts on the Bechtel-UC partnership as well as the continued research of new nuclear weapons at UC-run labs. “Don’t take my money for nuclear development: don’t steal my education,? read one quote, another called for the dismissal of the UC Regents and President Dynes.

Photos: Photos from UCSC DeNuke Rally || De-Nuke UC Speech & Pictures

Audio: Rockin' the Boat: De-Nuke the UC

Previous SAW / Demilitarize UC coverage: (May 2005) 3rd Weekly UCSC Weapons Inspection Tour || (May 2005) UC Regents Ignore Massive Resistance, Vote to Build Nukes

Other SAW coverage: (March 2005) UCSC Students Against War Teach-In Draws Hundreds || (April 2005) UCSC Students Kick Military Recruiters Off Campus || (October 2005) Rally, Queer Kiss-in Greet Military Recruiters at UCSC

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Announcement :: Globalization & Capitalism : Resistance & Tactics

Critical Mass Radio Network (1/28)

Tune into the Critical Mass Radio Network on Saturday, January 28th for a broadcast from 6 cities across the US and Mexico reflecting on La Otra Campaña of the Zapatistas and what it means for our communities...

Listen online at

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News :: Globalization & Capitalism

Stanford University: SEC says Charles Schwab connected LOM Boss Lying

And still the Bay Area 'established media' just don't get it,a major penny stock scam run between Charles Schwab's old market maker business,since sold to UBS,( to cover tracks ?),and LOM or Lines Overseas Management of Bermuda working together to operate illegal penny stock pump and dump operations where shares aren't audited and money laundering is certainly a possibilty or fringe benefit of such operations....

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LOCAL News :: Globalization & Capitalism : Resistance & Tactics : Technology

Santa Cruz Indymedia se ha Integrado con

((i))_animation.gifTenemos el placer de anunciar, que el sitio web del centro de medios independientes de Santa Cruz, ahora forma parte de, que es el sitio web de el centro de medios independientes de la bahia de San Francisco. El nuevo sitio web de Santa Cruz Indymedia es

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LOCAL News :: Globalization & Capitalism : Resistance & Tactics : Technology

Santa Cruz Indymedia's Regional Integration with

((i))_animation.gifWe are very pleased to announce that the Santa Cruz Independent Media Center's website will now be regionally integrated with, the website of the San Francisco Bay Area Independent Media Center. The new website address for Santa Cruz Indymedia is

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LOCAL News :: Globalization & Capitalism : Peace & War : Resistance & Tactics

Peace Friday Photos from 1/20/06

womeninblack-1c.jpgPeace Friday happens every Friday from 5pm-6PM in front of O-Niel's surf shop on Pacific Avenue in downtown Santa Cruz. It has been happening since at least 2002, when the Bush admnistration first started preparing for war. This week we were joined at the corner by "The TV From Hell" puppet show.

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