top
Santa Cruz IMC
Santa Cruz IMC
Indybay
Indybay
Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz
Indybay
Regions
Indybay Regions North Coast Central Valley North Bay East Bay South Bay San Francisco Peninsula Santa Cruz IMC - Independent Media Center for the Monterey Bay Area North Coast Central Valley North Bay East Bay South Bay San Francisco Peninsula Santa Cruz IMC - Independent Media Center for the Monterey Bay Area California United States International Americas Haiti Iraq Palestine Afghanistan
Topics
Newswire
Calendar
Features
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Indybay Feature
Related Categories: Santa Cruz Indymedia | Arts + Action
Flag Burn: Fan the Raging Flames of Freedom
by ~Bradley (bradley [at] riseup.net)
Tuesday Jul 4th, 2006 2:36 PM
On July 3rd, fiesta mysteriosa hosted Santa Cruz's 2nd Annual Old Time American Flag Burn at Seabright Beach. The celebration was a B.Y.O.F. event. Before the burning and melting of more than a dozen American flags, people gathered around the fire pit to share their personal feelings and beliefs about burning American flags. It is legal to burn American flags, however the burning of US currency is illegal. Dollar bills, powerful symbols of global capitalism, were also burned, despite the illegality of the act.
seabright_7-3-06.jpg
On the Fourth of July, patriotic Americans everywhere celebrate Independence Day with fireworks, cookouts, and time with their families. This year, some celebrations will be interrupted by reminders that the United States does not give freedom to everyone. One activity was nearly made illegal this summer: burning the American flag. An amendment backed by the Bush administration to give Congress the power to “ban desecration of the American flag” received one vote less than was needed for passage.

Fourth of July is a Time to Reflect on Meaning of the Flag
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2006/06/30/18284455.php
§Watching and Waiting
by ~Bradley Tuesday Jul 4th, 2006 2:36 PM
watching-waiting_7-3-06.jpg
People gathered on the cliff edges to watch the flags burn from afar.
§50 States, One Nation, to Burn
by ~Bradley Tuesday Jul 4th, 2006 2:36 PM
states_7-3-06.jpg
§Circle
by ~Bradley Tuesday Jul 4th, 2006 2:36 PM
circle_7-3-06.jpg
§Flags
by ~Bradley Tuesday Jul 4th, 2006 2:36 PM
flags_7-3-06.jpg
§Flames
by ~Bradley Tuesday Jul 4th, 2006 2:36 PM
flames_7-3-06.jpg
§Burn America, Burn
by ~Bradley Tuesday Jul 4th, 2006 2:36 PM
burn_7-3-06.jpg
§Money
by ~Bradley Tuesday Jul 4th, 2006 2:36 PM
money_7-3-06.jpg
§One Dollar
by ~Bradley Tuesday Jul 4th, 2006 2:36 PM
one_7-3-06.jpg
§Fan the Raging Flames of Freedom
by ~Bradley Tuesday Jul 4th, 2006 2:36 PM
raging-freedom_7-3-06.jpg
§America
by ~Bradley Tuesday Jul 4th, 2006 2:36 PM
america_7-3-06.jpg
§Celebrate
by ~Bradley Tuesday Jul 4th, 2006 2:36 PM
celebrate_7-3-06.jpg
LATEST COMMENTS ABOUT THIS ARTICLE
Listed below are the latest comments about this post.
These comments are submitted anonymously by website visitors.
TITLE AUTHOR DATE
Countering the right wing Senile attitudeEd ObeweiserMonday Jul 31st, 2006 9:38 PM
Cry me riveraosdjWednesday Jul 26th, 2006 6:44 AM
So WhatahalaMonday Jul 17th, 2006 5:15 PM
HusseincpFriday Jul 7th, 2006 7:41 PM
U.S. installed Saddam HusseincpFriday Jul 7th, 2006 7:24 PM
Burn that piece of cloth!!!SteveWednesday Jul 5th, 2006 4:54 PM
Santa Cruz is Irrelevant!BobWednesday Jul 5th, 2006 1:25 PM
It's a truly patriotic ideararityWednesday Jul 5th, 2006 1:18 PM
Stopwar, not to be picky...BicWednesday Jul 5th, 2006 1:14 PM
Leave and don't come backAlanWednesday Jul 5th, 2006 12:48 PM
We are 100% volunteer and depend on your participation to sustain our efforts!

Donate

donate now

$ 190.00 donated
in the past month

Get Involved

If you'd like to help with maintaining or developing the website, contact us.

Publish

Publish your stories and upcoming events on Indybay.

IMC Network