Interview with Bradley Allen on KDVS in Davis

Richard Estes of Speaking in Tongues on college radio station KDVS in Davis, California speaks with Bradley Allen of Indybay.

Richard Estes of Speaking in Tongues on college radio station KDVS, 90.3FM in Davis, California speaks with Bradley Allen of Indybay on June 20, 2014.

Richard and Bradley discuss Indymedia in Santa Cruz and the San Francisco Bay Area, homelessness in Santa Cruz and the Central Valley, the grassroots response to Hurricane Katrina, the Santa Cruz Eleven, as well as community organizing against the police in Salinas and Oxnard.

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Drop the Charges Against the Davis Dozen and Arrest the Criminals at UC and US Bank

The Davis Dozen returned to the Yolo County Courthouse for a pre-trial conference. The mood was upbeat and positive inside the courtroom.

In January and February of 2012, just months after multiple police officers at the University of California at Davis sprayed a military-grade chemical weapon into the faces of seated students during a protest against university privatization and police brutality, dozens of UC Davis students and other community members demonstrated in a hallway outside a branch of US Bank which was located on the UC Davis campus since 2010.

In response to the successful protest, the the Minnesota-based US Bank branch indefinitely shut its doors on February 28th. On March 30th, at the apparent behest of UC Davis administrators, Jeff W. Reisig of the Yolo County District Attorney’s office filed charges of obstruction and conspiracy to commit a misdemeanor against eleven UC Davis students and one professor — renown poet and writer Joshua Clover. The twelve individuals have become known as both the “Davis Dozen” and the “Banker’s Dozen”. The twelve stand accused of the “willful” and “malicious” act of protesting in front of the US Bank branch located on their UC Davis campus.

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Police Raid D-Q University: Eighteen Students, Elders and Supporters Arrested

On March 31, 2008, César Chávez Day, the Yolo County Sheriff’s Department raided the buildings at Deganawidah-Quetzalcoatl, also known as D-Q University.

For decades, the school has been a forum and place for native people to learn about their cultures, educate each other, and experience a closeness to the earth. The school was formed in the 1970’s, when indigenous people stormed an old army base and eventually forced the government to turn it over to Native hands. D-Q U was born in struggle and in struggle it stays today!

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Sheriff Visits DQU; Elders, Students and Supporters Prepare for Possible Raid

On Sunday, March 30th, a group of about 15 people drove from Santa Cruz to DQU in support of DQU students, elders, land and future generations. At 7:38pm, a Yolo County Sheriff drove onto the property of DQU and then left after about a minute. It is very rare for a Sheriff to drive onto DQU.

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A Weekend of Networking at the LPFM Radio Roundup in Davis, California

On October 8th and 9th, 2005, KDRT hosted the Low Power FM Radio Roundup in Davis, California, an event which brought together volunteers from both long established and emerging community stations around California and Oregon.

The conference provided a space for volunteers from all these stations to network and share skills and experiences. The event included trainings in radio journalism, internet streaming, radio theater, and covered a variety of station management and legal issues.

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