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text Pussy Riot Raises Free Speech Issues Through a "Biased Informative Musical" by Philip Hamilton
Pussy Riot takes on a different way to raise awareness to free speech issues in Russia, and other countries, by presenting the audience a "Biased Informative Musical"....
Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:57PM
image Miguel Masso Strikes Again 480_hollister-california-police.jpg by JP Massar
Miguel Masso and officers like him – victims of trauma from being in the military or otherwise, those who see a gun behind every shadow, hotheads, “cowboys,” and those whose ego prevent them from dealing with the public with restraint and respect when the public is not reciprocating, do not belong on police forces....
Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:02PM
video Video: Questions from Public Lead Santa Cruz Police Chief to Admit ICE Agent Embedded in SCPD (video/mp4 177.3mb) by Alex Darocy
At the Santa Cruz City Council meeting on February 28, questions from members of the public, and subsequently those of Vice Mayor David Terrazas and Council Member Sandy Brown, prompted Chief of Police Kevin Vogel to admit there has been an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)/Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agent embedded in the Santa Cruz Police Department for years, despite the fact that by law, Santa Cruz is a Sanctuary City. The questions were part of the massive public outcr...
Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:38PM
image Stability First: A Community Of Tents and Tables; Chairs, Coffee and Camaraderie. 480_ftcfth-stability-essay-camp_1.jpg by Mike Zint & JP Massar
Governments need to take a serious look at how we have succeeded – and how they could help us succeed better. They need to take stability seriously. They need to allow an environment where stability can exist. And that means cities need to change how they are doing things when housing simply does not exist or is unaffordable....
Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:11AM
calendar Court Support for Dejuan Hall - Brutally Beaten by Vallejo Police 480_dejuanhall_1.jpg by Anti Police-Terror Project
Fairfield Superior Court, Department 9 600 Union Avenue, Fairfield, California 94533...
Event Date: Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:00AM
Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:33PM
text Community support remains strong as Yuvette Henderson lawsuit goes forward by Matthew Gerring
A judge in the US District Court in Oakland denied a motion on Monday to dismiss charges in the case of Yuvette Henderson, a 38-year-old woman killed by Emeryville police on February 3rd, 2015....
Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:31AM
image Berkeley: Violent Trump Supporters Are Merging with the Alt-Right 480_88-30_1.jpg by Northern California Anti-Racist Action NoCARA
Approximately 75 people showed up to the ‘March on Berkeley,’ on March 4th, 2017, an event organized by Richard Black of Southern California, to support the Presidency of Donald Trump. The march was to coincide with a national day of action planned in support of Trump, who faces a crisis of legitimacy and drastically dropping support in polls....
Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:06PM
calendar Candlelight Vigil and March for Jesús Alberto Geney Montes 480_jesus-alberto-geney-montes-march-santa-clara_1.jpg by Family of Jesús
Santa Clara Christian School Soccer Fields, 3421 Monroe St., Santa Clara...
Event Date: Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:30PM
Posted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:28PM
document Significant Victory in Yuvette Henderson Civil Case, Summary Judgment Denied yuvettehenderson_order_denying_msj.pdf_140_.jpg by APTP
Judge Ryu denied the motion for summary judgment filed by the City of Emeryville and Officer Williams. Her decision is attached. What this means is that the judge concluded that Yuvette Henderson's family has sufficient evidence to take the case to trial....
Posted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:36PM
video Video | Police Brutality in Vallejo, California (video/mp4 6.9mb) by Film The Police
On March 11, 2017, videos were uploaded to social media showing police in Vallejo, California brutalizing an individual. Watch the videos....
Posted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:20PM
calendar Protest Against Palantir ICE Government Surveillance 480_donald-trump-peter-thiel_1.jpg by We The People
Peter Thiel's house 2920 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94115-1062, United States...
Event Date: Sat Mar 11, 2017 3:00PM
Posted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:00AM
calendar Court Support: Love and Support for Michael Brewster 480_michael_brewster_1.jpg by Open Circle
SF Courthouse 850 Bryant St San Francisco, CA 94103...
Event Date: Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:30AM
Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:33AM
text Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission Unanimously Endorses Civil Rights Ordinance by Oakland Privacy
Thursday, March 9th, the Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission unanimously endorsed the Civil Rights Ordinance, a simple yet powerful law that, if enacted, would clarify that Oakland Police Department (“OPD”) officers assigned to the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force (“JTTF”) must follow the same state and local laws that all other OPD officers are bound by, rather than looser and highly problematic FBI guidelines....
Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:53AM
image Anti-Homeless Architecture — Anti-Homeless Fence at the Post Office in Santa Cruz 480_po_fence_1_1.jpg by Keith McHenry
A safe dry shelter for over a dozen of our homeless friends is now being fenced off and one of our city's most historic and beautiful buildings is being defaced....
Posted: Thu Mar 9, 2017 7:52PM
calendar Court Support for DAMN Member Arrested at Houselessness Protest 480_direct_action_monterey_network_1.jpg by Direct Action Monterey Network
Santa Cruz County Courthouse 701 Ocean St, Santa Cruz...
Event Date: Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:30AM
Posted: Thu Mar 9, 2017 5:49PM
text NLG Sacramento Alert: CHP Recommending Charges for Antifa at Capitol Nazi Rally Last June by NLG-Sacramento
The Sacramento Bee has reported that 106 people are facing charges from the Nazi/antifa rally at the capitol this past June. Prosecutors will consider 514 misdemeanor and 68 felony charges involving 106 people, with charges ranging from unlawful assembly to assault with a deadly weapon....
Posted: Wed Mar 8, 2017 10:50PM
image Police Department Bombshell: ICE Inside SCPD 480_irene-o-conell-city-council_1.jpg by Chris Krohn
I've been writing a column about Santa Cruz city council politics, and the general goings-on in Surf City. Of course, it is from my perspective as a city council member, and director of the internship program in the Dept. of Environmental Studies at UC Santa Cruz. I would love your feedback on this column....
Posted: Wed Mar 8, 2017 10:38PM
image New California State Legislation Honors The Dignity Of Transgender Prisoners 480_streetsheet-coverart-march1-2017.jpg by Coral Feigin & Sasha Buchert, Street Sheet
Despite the fact that transgender and gender non-conforming people have recently become more visible in the media and popular culture, the realities for street-based, poor, black and brown and disabled trans women remain the same. Trans people continue to face discrimination from traditional housing, employment and healthcare forcing many trans people into alternative street economies like sex work, drug sales and whatever other work people can find. As a result of being pushed out of these t...
Posted: Wed Mar 8, 2017 11:04AM
calendar Revolutionary Organizing Against Racism Conference 480_roar-conference.jpg by ROAR
The Omni in Oakland - 4799 Shattuck Ave, Oakland, CA 94609 on March 11th CIIS in San Francisco - 1453 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103 on March 12th...
Event Date: Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:00AM
Posted: Sun Mar 5, 2017 11:32AM
image Steve Schlicht and Take Back Santa Cruz are Linked to Hate Sites 480_santa-mierda-santa-cruz-steve-schlicht_1.jpg by Santa Cruz News Network
Web designer Steve Schlicht, of the group Take Back Santa Cruz (TBSC), is the anonymous blogger behind the Santa Mierda website, according to information circulated by former Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors Candidate Bob Lamonica and posted to his website. It is the first concrete evidence linking Steve Schlicht to the production of santamierda.com, which has been called a "rabid anti-homeless website" by one homeless advocate in Santa Cruz, and a hate site by others. Besides being a m...
Posted: Thu Mar 2, 2017 6:54PM