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Dream Inn Workers Keep Pressure on Management During Contract Negotiations - by Alex Darocy
On October 17, workers, union reps, labor organizers, and community supporters returned to the Santa Cruz Dream Inn for a second rally in a month's time as workers at the hotel continue to demand a fair contract during negotiations. Management wants workers to take a three-year wage freeze, with raises limited to 1% and 2% in the fourth and fifth year. Dream Inn Workers have been negotiating with the Dream Inn for several months now and this offer continues to be unacceptable to them.
Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:44PM
HUFF Releases Evidence of SCPD Profiling, Joins National Police Brutality Protests - by Alex Darocy
On October 22, the organization Homeless United for Friendship and Freedom (HUFF) participated in the 19th annual National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and Criminalization with a demonstration in front of the Santa Cruz Police Department. This week, HUFF announced that after analyzing the citation records of SCPD Community Service Officer B. Barnett, they have found that he has disproportionately targeted homeless people and African-Americans. According to HUFF, nearly ...
Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 5:16PM
Bees Swarm Santa Cruz w/ new graphic "Sucked Dry: Drought and Privatization" - by Sakura Saunders
Museum of Art and History, 705 Front St.
Event Date:Thu Oct 23, 2014 7:00PM
Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 10:46AM
Governor Reveals True Intent of Prop. 1 - the Brown Water Plan - by Dan Bacher
Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla noted that Proposition 1 is closely allied to the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, a Brown scheme that is a reprise of the Peripheral Canal. The BDCP would authorize the construction of two gigantic trans-Delta tunnels that would devastate the Delta, cost $70 billion or more, and benefit corporate San Joaquin Valley farmers at the expense of citizen ratepayers.
Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 10:25AM
Bike Advocates Endorse Staunchly Anti-Poor Candidate - by Steve Schnaar
The local bicycle advocacy group People Power, part of the Progressive Coalition, is again showing their questionable progressive credentials by supporting the election of David Terrazas, part of the City's conservative Council majority that has consistently voted against the side of poor people and evidence-based policies.
Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:42AM
Keep Qilombo Open! - by Qilombo
Emergency Fundraiser: Keep Qilombo Open!
Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 1:13AM
Stop Lying And Cheating Us-Uber Drivers Protest At World Headquarters In SF - by Labor Video Project
UBER workers rallied and spoke out at the world headquarters of UBER in San Francisco in a global protest day on Thursday October 22, 2014 against the attack on their working conditions and pay.
Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 1:07AM
Vigil in Solidarity with Disappeared Students in Mexico - by Nadine Brennan
Clock Tower Santa Cruz
Event Date:Fri Oct 24, 2014 6:00PM
Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 10:17PM
The Home of the Free Speech Movement Suppresses Freedom of Speech - by Dan Bacher
"We were there Tuesday because the administration shut down the event about the privatization of a natural resource, water, at the site of resistance against the privatization of land," said Paula Jaramillo of Students for Engaged and Active Learning (SEAL). "We were shut down by someone who actively privatizes life itself through patenting GMOs."
Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 5:14PM
Corrected Version-Defend Democratic Control at the Cooperative Center Federal Credit Union - by Jesse D. Palmer
The struggle over control of the board of directors of the Cooperative Center Federal Credit Union in Berkeley is continuing.
Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:09PM
Time to Step Up and Fight City Hall on “Stay Away” Ordinance - by Steve Pleich
Legal Action the First and Best Option
Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 11:15AM
Santa Cruz Police attempt to discredit Leonie Sherman by labeling her an anarchist - by @ll Me@ns Necess@ry
Santa Cruz Police Department Deputy Chief Steve Clark labeled Santa Cruz City Council candidate Leonie Sherman an "anarchist" on the evening news due to the fact that she hung a banner at the WTO protest in Seattle 15 years ago.
Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:14PM
Hannibal Shakur, Trayvon Two activist, talks about charges being dropped - by Terri Kay, Workers World
Hannibal Abdul Shakur and Tanzeen Doha were arrested during protests during the summer of 2013 in downtown Oakland, Calif., after the notorious George Zimmerman verdict was announced, where he was acquitted for the Feb. 26, 2012, murder of Trayvon Martin. At an Oct. 10 pre-trial readiness conference, the Oakland prosecutor finally admitted that they had “insufficient evidence” to go to trial, putting forth a motion to drop the remaining charges. Workers World interviewed Hannibal Shakur ...
Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 7:50PM
Washington NFL Team, Change the Name! Change the Mascot! - by
Levi's Stadium 4900 Marie P DeBartolo Way, Santa Clara, California 95054
Event Date:Sun Nov 23, 2014 10:00AM
Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:31PM
October 22nd "Say No to Police Abuse" Day Protest Against Racial and Homeless Profiling - by Robert Norse
Cop Corner at Laurel and Center Streets across from Louden Nelson Center, Santa Cruz
Event Date:Wed Oct 22, 2014 2:00PM
Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:25PM
ALDF Petitions California to Regulate Greenhouse Emissions from Animal Agriculture - by Animal Legal Defense Fund
SAN FRANCISCO — On October 16, the national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) filed a formal rulemaking petition with the California Air Resources Board to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from animal agriculture, as it does for the energy and transportation sectors. The petition calls on the agency to require factory farms to report greenhouse gas emissions to the Air Resources Board, which will “cap” these emissions. California’s groundbreaking cap-and-trade program stems ...
Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 4:19PM
Oakland Police and Federal Agents Raid Elijah's University Institue of Islamic Studies - by wecopwatch
This raid took place early this morning on 27th street just off San Pablo in West Oakland
Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:00AM
Ferguson Copwatch comes to Qilombo - by
2313 San Pablo Avenue Oakland, CA, United States 94612
Event Date:Thu Oct 23, 2014 7:00PM
Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 7:46PM
Witnesses Report Excessive Use of Force by SCPD during Arrest near Court House - by Alex Darocy
Witnesses to the recent tasing and arrest of a man in Santa Cruz describe the incident differently from the account communicated by police through the reporting of the Santa Cruz Sentinel. Individuals on the scene report excessive force was used when officers with the SCPD arrested Oliver Howard near the Court House on Water Street on the afternoon of October 13. They say officers struck Howard with a baton, tased his bare body, piled on top of him, wrenched and twisted his limbs, and grinded...
Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 5:48PM
Lawsuit to Protect Pinto Abalone From Ocean Acidification, Climate Change and Poaching - by Center for Biological Diversity
ANCHORAGE, Alaska— Conservation groups notified the National Marine Fisheries Service today of their intent to sue the agency for delaying Endangered Species Act protection for the pinto abalone, an approximately six-inch snail with an iridescent inner shell that was once common in rocky, intertidal coasts from Alaska to Baja California.
Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 4:27PM