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Developers Don't Give A Fuck About Us
by ~Bradley ( bradley [at] riseup.net )
Sunday Jul 9th, 2006 9:52 PM
On July 9th, about 60 people paraded through downtown Santa Cruz as part of the international days of solidarity with the South Central Farm in Los Angeles. Marchers carried colorful anti-development signs and banners, handed out leaflets, taped posters up everywhere, and played improvised drums.
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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. at 3:00pm. 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.

* Text by U.Z.P. task force, Photos by Bradley

Read the full report back:

Report back from SCF Solidarity Demonstration / Parade
http://indybay.org/newsitems/2006/07/09/18286711.php

PDF's of the handout and poster from today's SCF solidarity rally/march
http://indybay.org/newsitems/2006/07/09/18286694.php

South Central Farmers Statement of Solidarity with Santa Cruz Rally
http://indybay.org/newsitems/2006/07/09/18286621.php
http://indybay.org/uploads/2006/07/09/scf_scruz_solidarity_statement.mp3

Signs of Solidarity with the South Central Farm
http://indybay.org/newsitems/2006/07/08/18286489.php

Santa Cruz Solidarity With South Central Farmers
http://indybay.org/newsitems/2006/07/08/18286501.php

Days of Solidarity Follow Plowing Under of South Central Farm
http://indybay.org/newsitems/2006/07/05/18285745.php
§They Could Spy On You Next.
by ~Bradley Sunday Jul 9th, 2006 9:52 PM
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City of Santa Cruz Fails to Resolve the Police Spying Scandal
http://indybay.org/newsitems/2006/07/01/18284537.php
§South Central Farm Is Everywhere
by ~Bradley Sunday Jul 9th, 2006 9:52 PM
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The urbanites for zucchini proliferation report that, "200 copies of this poster were put up all around Santa Cruz and more will soon hit the streets!"

http://indybay.org/newsitems/2006/07/09/18286694.php#18286696
§Plotting Resistance
by ~Bradley Sunday Jul 9th, 2006 9:52 PM
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§Front
by ~Bradley Sunday Jul 9th, 2006 9:52 PM
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Less than 24 hours after Independence Day, as legal observers, local residents and farmers watched on, Ralph Horowitz began bulldozing the South Central Farm under the guise of "pruning." Hired security forces punched and pinned down supporters who tried to prevent the bulldozer from uprooting the hundreds of fruit trees while police officers watched on. Ten supporters were arrested.
http://sandiego.indymedia.org/en/2006/07/116504.shtml

“The plants needed pruning”, said asshole Ralph Horowitz, as his bulldozers destroyed 14 years’ worth of agriculture at the South Central Farm.
http://www.axisofjustice.org/wordpress/?p=71
§Solidarity
by ~Bradley Sunday Jul 9th, 2006 9:52 PM
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§Pacific
by ~Bradley Sunday Jul 9th, 2006 9:52 PM
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§Seed Balls!
by ~Bradley Sunday Jul 9th, 2006 9:52 PM
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U.Z.P. task force reports that, "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."
§Rainbow
by ~Bradley Sunday Jul 9th, 2006 9:52 PM
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§Maestra
by ~Bradley Sunday Jul 9th, 2006 9:52 PM
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This maestra at Radcliff Elementary in Watsonville has established a community garden at the school in solidarity with the South Central Farm in Los Angeles. Seedlings from the South Central farm will be planted in Watsonville's newest community garden.

Watsonville Community Garden established in solidarity with South Central Farm
http://indybay.org/newsitems/2006/07/05/18285796.php
§Stencil
by ~Bradley Sunday Jul 9th, 2006 9:52 PM
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§Destroy What Destroys You!
by ~Bradley Sunday Jul 9th, 2006 9:52 PM
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§Solidarity With The South Central Farmers
by ~Bradley Sunday Jul 9th, 2006 9:52 PM
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According to urbanites for zucchini proliferation, "At the north end of Pacific Ave, across from the post office, is a bridge over the exposed foundations of what used to be Bookshop Santa Cruz (before the earthquakes struck). There are murals on the old brick walls, the largest one depicts people fleeing in horror from a collapsing city, from the American flag, to the green of communal life in the countryside. This unique public courtyard is now threatened with annihilation by a city-led “eminent domain” purchase-and-sale to a developer to construct a massive complex of luxury apartments, stretching from the sidewalk of Pacific all the way to the sidewalk of Cedar Street."
§Hurry To Forget
by ~Bradley Sunday Jul 9th, 2006 9:52 PM
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HURRY TO FORGET
Forget The Land Under
The Concrete
The Stars Behind The Lights
The Imagination Drowned
In The Acceptance
Of This Everyday Life
THIS USED
TO BE
BEAUTIFUL.