SF Bay Area Indymedia indymedia
Indybay About Contact Newsletter Calendar Publish Community

Santa Cruz Indymedia | Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism

Sat Jul 8 2006 (Updated 07/10/06) Santa Cruz Solidarity With South Central Farmers
It was a sunny afternoon on Sunday, July 9th, and as part of the international days of solidarity with the South Central Farm (SCF) in Los Angeles, around 60 people paraded through downtown Santa Cruz, carrying colorful anti-development signs and banners, handing out leaflets, taping posters up everywhere, and playing improvised drums.

A majority of sidewalk onlookers were curious and willing to read the handouts, and a few joined in. The rally began at the clocktower and grew in numbers until spilling out on to Front St. Comfortably filling most of the asphalt, the assembly proceeded down Front to Laurel Street, turning to come back northward up the crowded Pacific Avenue drag and finally ending in a courtyard area across from the Post Office. Marchers congregated in the courtyard to listen to speakers, announcements, and a statement from the farmers, broadcasted from the mobile bike cart PA system.

Speakers touched on the topics of public space in Santa Cruz, the current status of the S.C. Farm, related historical struggles, local guerilla farming plans, memories of past spaces lost to developers, the Radcliff Elementary School Garden, local areas threatened by development, and an introduction to seedballs. A large quantity of the clay-based balls, made up of native wildflower seeds, were distributed among the crowd. People went their separate ways with the "seed bombs" in hand, placing them thoughtfully throughout the city as a small guerilla gardening action. Add a comment to this report back

imc_audio.gifAudio: SCF Statement of Solidarity with Santa Cruz Rally || Santa Cruz Solidarity with South Central Farmers

imc_photo.gifPhotos: Signs of Solidarity with the South Central Farm || Developers Don't Give A Fuck About Us

see also: Days of Solidarity Follow Plowing Under of South Central Farm

11/18/14 Indybay Journalist Assaulted by Leon Panetta's Security; Protesters Banned from Bookstore   Anti-War | Santa Cruz Indymedia
11/18/14 Santa Cruz Biotechnology Charged Again with Violating Animal Welfare Act   Animal Liberation | Santa Cruz Indymedia
11/14/14 Rasmea Odeh Conviction Protested Across U.S. by Supporters and Human Rights Activists   Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | Palestine | Immigrant Rights
11/13/14 Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs Shares in Solidarity with Those Being Arrested in Florida   Health, Housing, and Public Services | Santa Cruz Indymedia
11/13/14 Grand Jury Investigation Found Recent Jail Deaths Were Preventable   Police State and Prisons | Santa Cruz Indymedia
11/12/14 Strikes by California RNs Kick Off Actions for Patient Safety and Ebola Precautions   Health, Housing, and Public Services | Labor & Workers | California
11/11/14 Whole Foods Workers Demand $5-An-Hour Across-the-Board Wage Increase in SF and East Bay   Labor & Workers
11/05/14 Californians Win Victories on Fracking Despite Deluge of Oil Industry Cash   Environment & Forest Defense | Santa Cruz Indymedia
11/05/14 Police Take Leadership Role in 2014 Peace and Unity March   Police State and Prisons | Santa Cruz Indymedia
11/04/14 Fifth Man Killed at the Hands of Salinas Police in 2014: Jaime Garcia   Police State and Prisons | Santa Cruz Indymedia
11/03/14 Oil Giant Chevron Spends $3 Million to Buy Local Richmond, California, Elections   Environment & Forest Defense | Government & Elections