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Keeping Santa Cruz Weird: Is Drumming a Crime?
by ~Bradley (bradley [at] riseup.net)
Thursday Sep 11th, 2008 11:54 PM
On September 10th, the City of Santa Cruz took measures trying to prevent the weekly gathering and drum circle in Parking Lot #4 alongside the Farmer's Market. New mesh fences and several police officers were not enough to prevent Raging Grannies and other free-thinkers from singing, playing instruments, sharing food and reclaiming an important community space under the trees. Police took surveillance photographs, passed out information, and harassed some people, but the drum beats and musical notes continued on for another week.
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For more information, check out:

Raging Grannies and Trash Orchestra Defend Drummers from SCPD
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/09/09/18534692.php
§Santa Cruz Community TV
by ~Bradley Thursday Sep 11th, 2008 11:54 PM
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Interviewing Sergeant Harms
§Suzanne
by ~Bradley Thursday Sep 11th, 2008 11:54 PM
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Seditious Beat
§Struck By Hit and Run Thursday
by ~Bradley Thursday Sep 11th, 2008 11:54 PM
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§Cedar Street
by ~Bradley Thursday Sep 11th, 2008 11:54 PM
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§Raging Grannies
by ~Bradley Thursday Sep 11th, 2008 11:54 PM
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§Kid's View
by ~Bradley Thursday Sep 11th, 2008 11:54 PM
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Is this child witnessing a crime?
§Shopper Support
by ~Bradley Thursday Sep 11th, 2008 11:54 PM
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§Food Not Bombs
by ~Bradley Thursday Sep 11th, 2008 11:54 PM
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§Djembe
by ~Bradley Thursday Sep 11th, 2008 11:54 PM
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§St. Paul or Santa Cruz?
by ~Bradley Thursday Sep 11th, 2008 11:54 PM
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Resistance in the Streets of St. Paul Despite Police Violence
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/08/30/18531223.php
§Drum and Tree
by ~Bradley Thursday Sep 11th, 2008 11:54 PM
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§Car Photography
by ~Bradley Thursday Sep 11th, 2008 11:54 PM
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The police acted very strange for issuing a registration ticket. It took a half dozen cops to eventually write a ticket.
§Joe Schultz
by ~Bradley Thursday Sep 11th, 2008 11:54 PM
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§Kid Tastes the Soup
by ~Bradley Thursday Sep 11th, 2008 11:54 PM
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§India Joze
by ~Bradley Thursday Sep 11th, 2008 11:54 PM
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§Protect Us From a Sanitized Downtown
by ~Bradley Thursday Sep 11th, 2008 11:54 PM
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§Chess
by ~Bradley Thursday Sep 11th, 2008 11:54 PM
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§No 5 Story Parking Lot
by ~Bradley Thursday Sep 11th, 2008 11:54 PM
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§Dancing
by ~Bradley Thursday Sep 11th, 2008 11:54 PM
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Farmers Market Vendors Don't Favor a Police SolutionRobert NorseTuesday Sep 23rd, 2008 9:31 AM
The Joy of DrummingDonna DeissMonday Sep 22nd, 2008 3:40 PM
what do the farmer's think?a walking manThursday Sep 18th, 2008 2:46 AM
Good workRicoWednesday Sep 17th, 2008 8:00 AM
THE FARMER'S MARKET DRUM CIRCLE LIVES!!!!My name is Brent.Tuesday Sep 16th, 2008 10:49 PM
Invitation for Wednesday Reprise and Suggestions for Dealing with CopsRobert Norse Monday Sep 15th, 2008 4:12 PM
Text of the Parking Lot Panic LawRyan Coonerty (posted by R. Norse)Monday Sep 15th, 2008 1:34 PM
FlyerHUFFMonday Sep 15th, 2008 10:50 AM
PetitionHUFFMonday Sep 15th, 2008 10:45 AM
thanks for all the hard work and effort, build momentumdandelionSunday Sep 14th, 2008 8:19 PM