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City escalates effort against camping-ban protestors, event attracts variety of supporters - by Zav Hershfield
Police arrest two, write 15 tickets at 8th community sleepout event, install floodlights. Community members discuss themselves, their history.
Posted: Wed Sep 2, 2015 4:04PM
Crackdown from Police against the Freedom Sleepers - by via Freedom Sleepers
The City of Santa Cruz and its police department have decided to crush the Freedom Sleepers protests at Santa Cruz City Hall, and today they launched the first strike of their campaign. At 1 p.m. they put little red hoods on all of the parking meters around city hall, and have indicated that they will ticket and then tow any vehicles parked in these spaces. The first casualty of this action was Keith McHenry, the founder of the international humanitarian organization Food Not Bombs, whose lit...
Posted: Tue Sep 1, 2015 3:48PM
City Hall Sleepout #7 - by Alex Darocy
Community members protesting laws that ban sleeping in public held their seventh community sleepout at Santa Cruz City Hall on August 25.
Posted: Tue Sep 1, 2015 3:29PM
Yuvette Henderson Anti Police Terror Project APTP Emeryville City council - by orion
Emeryville city hall 1330 park ave emeryville ca
Event Date:Tue Sep 1, 2015 6:15PM
Posted: Tue Sep 1, 2015 12:49PM
Street Heat in Fresno -- August 2015 - by Mike Rhodes
This is an audio recording of the August 28, 2015 Street Heat radio show on KFCF 88.1 FM. The .mp3 is 1 hour long. Photo below: Bryson White is a community organizer for Faith in Community spoke about that groups effort towards a more just, compassionate, equitable and thriving city of Fresno.
Posted: Tue Sep 1, 2015 10:19AM
OPEN CITY for Performers and Artists: A Brief Period with no Rules! - by Brent Adams
The city has inadvertently removed all performance and vending spaces downtown instead of just those that activists had painted themselves, leaving downtown an OPEN CITY for performers and artist/vendors.
Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:24PM
Defending Public Space - More on why driving artists off of Pacific Avenue in Santa Cruz is a crime - by Keith McHenry
SUPPORT THE BLUE BOX 2 DRIVING ARTISTS OFF OF PACIFIC AVENUE IS A CRIME Monday, August 31, 2015 8:00 AM The Superior Court of California-Santa Cruz 701 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 Free vegan breakfast
Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 11:01PM
Alex and Jeff "Freedom Painters" Go to Court Hearing - by Robert Norse
701 Ocean St. Basement of the County Building Dept. 10
Event Date:Tue Sep 1, 2015 1:30PM
Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 10:35PM
Freedom Sleepers Back To Bed Down at City Hall in 8th SleepOut - by Phil Posner (posting by Norse)
City Hall Courtyard and Nearby Sidewalk at 809 Center St. across from the Main Library on one side and Civic Auditorium on the other.
Event Date:Tue Sep 1, 2015 6:00PM
Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 9:10PM
Court Hearing for Food Not Bombs Cofounder, Arrested for Spray Painting Blue Squares in SC - by Earth First!
On Tuesday, August 25, the founder of Food Not Bombs, Keith McHenry, was arrested and charged with a felony along with local hero, Abbi Samuels, for spraypainting markings on the sidewalk that “‘imitate’ actual city authorized markings.” The action took place in support of local artists who are being driven off the sidewalks by a gentrifying police policy.
Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 6:34PM
Oakland police killed yet another Black man today - by FTP
The killing this morning is the sixth officer-involved shooting by Oakland police in 2015, and the fourth resulting in death. This does not count Richard Linyard, who police claim suffocated to death after he squeezed himself between two buildings during a police chase. All of OPD's victims this year have been of African descent, of course. The name of today's victim is not yet publicly known, although it's been reported that he was homeless and an immigrant, possibly from West Africa. Po...
Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2015 11:25PM
Freedom Sleepers Citation Tally - by Brent Adams
Here is a list of charges for the "Freedom Sleepers" civil-disobedience weekly homeless-activist protest-camp at city hall.
Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2015 10:09PM
Voters Strongly Support Public Access to Police Misconduct Reports, Body Cam Footage - by ACLU of Northern California
Likely voters in California overwhelmingly support allowing public access to investigation reports in all cases where a police officer is accused of misconduct, a statewide poll released today has found.
Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2015 5:30PM
SCPD celebrates their big arrest in keeping downtown safe! - by watcher
Ever vigilant to harassing activists who challenge the Santa Cruz's city's laws criminalizing homelessness and controlling free speech, SCPD directs their precious resources to being able to harass artists.
Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:09PM
Two more arrests at Community Sleepout event in front of Santa Cruz city hall - by Zav H + Sarah W
Abbi Samuels and Keith McHenry, prominent local activists with Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs, were arrested tonight at the ongoing Community Sleepout protests against the Santa Cruz camping/sleeping ban.
Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 1:09AM
Local ACLU Issues Statement of Support for the Freedom Sleepers - by ACLU Santa Cruz County
ACLU Believes Freedom Sleepers Working to Address Criminalization of Homelessness
Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:39AM
Unpermitted Blue Boxes Appear Overnight on Pacific Avenue - by Bradley Allen
Most people, including locals, didn't notice that the number of "blue boxes" painted onto the sidewalk had grown dramatically overnight.
Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:39PM
Artists Return After Arrest - by Free Speech Matters
Artists risk misdemeanor charges for displaying art in front of Forever 21 on Pacific Avenue after being arrested on Thursday.
Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 3:34PM
Attendance Doubles at Sixth City Hall Sleepout - by Alex Darocy
More than 60 people gathered at Santa Cruz City Hall on August 18 for the latest in a series of community campouts organized to protest local laws that ban sleeping in public. It was the sixth held at City Hall since July, and was attended by approximately twice as many sleepers as the previous campouts.
Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 6:32PM
Fundraiser for Independent Autopsy for Nate Wilks - by APTP
We need to raise the funds in the NEXT FOUR DAYS--by Sunday, August 23rd. Sunday is the day before Nathaniel’s mother will return to NY and three days before what would have been Nate’s 28th birthday.
Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 4:25PM