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Where Ferguson and Occupy Meet... - by Joan Annsfire
The police are racist. Their job is to protect the interests of the one percent and secure the interests of capitalism. And, in Ferguson as well as Occupy Oakland, they were just doing their job.
Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 12:03PM
Protesters Confront Salinas Police Chief at Bookstore Appearance in Santa Cruz - by Alex Darocy
To send a strong message that "killer cops" are not welcome in Santa Cruz, community members gathered on August 26 to protest a speaking engagement at Bookshop Santa Cruz featuring Salinas Police Chief Kelly McMillin. "We are creating a public presence to say loud and clear that the Salinas police chief who oversaw the killings of four Latino men in four months is not welcome in our community," read a flyer provided by Sin Barras, the Santa Cruz-based organization that called for the demonstr...
Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 8:30AM
Unity Demonstration with Sisters and Brothers in Ferguson! - by Bakari Olatunji
In the front of the Grand Lake Theatre
Event Date:Sat Aug 30, 2014 8:00AM
Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 9:28PM
EASTWEST #3: An Anarchist Newspaper - by EASTWEST
New issue of EASTWEST that was released and distributed at a benefit for those arrested in Ferguson. Includes articles and report backs on recent actions against police terror in Oakland. at the Port of Oakland against Israeli attacks on Gaza, updates on the West Oakland Specific Plan (WOSP), and a feature on the Chevron Refinery in Richmond, CA.
Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 2:27PM
Protesters should be Given a little more Time at CHSWC Meetings - by reposted
The Commission on Health and Safety And Workers Compensation which is run by Ca AFL-CIO Legislative Director Angie Wei has tried to prevent the public and injured workers from speaking out and asking questions at the commission meetings.
Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 10:10AM
Ex-Santa Cruz Patch Editor Now Selling Mace to Senior Citizens - by Ted Smith
Former Santa Cruz Patch editor Brad Kava, who is still a journalism teacher at Cabrillo College, is now selling a device he invented that offers senior citizens the ability to secure a pepper spray can to their canes. He has named it: "Cane-O-Mite". It is essentially a holster for mace, and the Indiegogo campaign and Youtube video produced to market it feel like Kava is preying on the fears of the elderly. He is even citing an increase in news reporting on crime as a justification in his sale...
Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 4:12PM
Urgent Court Support Request – Unprovoked, unwarranted police assault in Santa Rosa - by via March for Andy Lopez
This is a request from Sarah Abouata to get people from the community to show up in support of her court defense against the Sheriff. Trial Jury selection will begin on Wednesday 8/27 at 10:30 am. The trial is set to begin on Friday, 8/29 in Sonoma County Superior Court - Courtroom 8.
Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 2:47PM
Free the Cuban Five Rally & Program featuring Cuban Poet Nancy Morejón - by National Commitee to Free the Cuban Five
Rally - 5:30 pm at 24th/Mission St., San Francisco Program - 7:00 pm at 2969 Mission St., SF (near 26th St.)
Event Date:Fri Sep 12, 2014 5:30PM
Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:06AM
Nat'l Day of Action: Hands Up Don't Shoot - by
Federal Building, 450 Golden Gate, San Francisco. Civic Center BART/Muni Metro or Van Ness Muni Metro.
Event Date:Tue Aug 26, 2014 5:00PM
Posted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 8:43PM
Santa Cruz Eleven Defendants Follow the Money from Bob Lee to Wells Fargo at Latest Parade - by Alex Darocy
On August 22, another energetic parade was held in support of the final four Santa Cruz Eleven defendants, who are still facing criminal charges in relation to the 2011 occupation of the vacant bank building located at 75 River Street. The course of the parade "followed the money" from District Attorney Bob Lee, who is prosecuting the case, to Wells Fargo Bank. Community members dressed in green and carried large, gold dollar signs. They followed a suit-clad parader wearing a Bob Lee mask who...
Posted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 4:02PM
SCPD Message to African-Americans, “Get Your Black Ass Out Of My City" - by Dennis Etler
The same tactics of racial profiling and police intimidation used by cops in Ferguson, MO occur right here in Santa Cruz. People in Santa Cruz must address these issues head on before we are faced with a Ferguson, MO right here at home. There needs to be a greater awareness that the SCPD is targeting people of color and the homeless with selective enforcement of City ordinances in order to harass and intimidate them. Measures need to be taken to stop the SCPD from engaging in bullying and oth...
Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:21PM
Killer Cops Not Welcome -- Salinas Police Chief in Santa Cruz - by Sin Barras
Meet at the entrance of Bookshop Santa Cruz 1520 Pacific Ave.
Event Date:Tue Aug 26, 2014 6:45PM
Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 3:05PM
Stop Urban Shield Oakland: RALLY @ MARRIOTT! - by Kamau
Oakland Marriott City Center - 1001 Broadway, Oakland, California 94607
Event Date:Fri Sep 5, 2014 4:00PM
Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 2:07PM
Demonstration in Salinas turns into Copwatch-in-Action! - by Direct Action Monterey Network
After a demonstration in protest of the police shootings of four Latino men in Salinas, cops are prevented from arresting a man by the newly formed local Cop Watch.
Posted: Sat Aug 23, 2014 11:41AM
It's a mystery! The Disappearing Records of Bob Lee's $34,000 Wells Fargo Loan - by Becky Johnson (posted by Norse)
One of D.A. Bob Lee's principal demands in the Santa Cruz Eleven cases has been "restitution" to Wells Fargo Bank. Why are there "no records" of a $34,000 interest free loan to DA Bob Lee's 2010 re-election campaign from Wells Fargo Bank? On Wednesday August 20th, Judge Steven Siegel held a hearing on a motion by attorney Alexis Briggs to uncover the records of Wells Fargo's 2010 loan to Santa Cruz District Attorney Bob Lee. Lee has been relentless pursuing 11 activists at the cost of hund...
Posted: Sat Aug 23, 2014 10:10AM
Photos of "State of Emergency march in support of Ferguson" - by a TG person
Their have also been victims of police violence in San Francisco.
Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 10:47PM
Santa Cruz Rally and March in Solidarity with the People of Ferguson - by Alex Darocy
A rally and march in solidarity with the people of Ferguson, Mo. was held in downtown Santa Cruz on August 17. On August 9, Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown in broad daylight in front of numerous witnesses. Michael was reportedly unarmed and holding his hands up while attempting to surrender, saying "don't shoot" when he was gunned down. Since that time, protests in support of justice for the Missouri teenager have erupted all over the world.
Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 2:44PM
Protest the Israeli Consul General speaking in Aptos - by
Porter Gulch & Soquel Drive Aptos
Event Date:Thu Aug 21, 2014 6:00PM
Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 2:31PM
Santa Cruz Police and First Alarm Brutalize and Arrest People for Being Black and Homeless (video/mp4 6.8MB) - by Yannidies Brown
Today, August 21, 2014, I, Yannidies Brown, have just not only witnessed, but experienced, police brutality. It started roughly at about nine o'clock in the morning when my brother Rogiers Brown, my fiance Christopher Wuerfel, and I were at an empty parking lot waiting on a ride. An SCPD officer, Bradly Barnett, approached my brother Rogiers telling him that he needs to "get the fuck out of the parking lot" and "I'm going to write you a ticket."
Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 1:11PM
Longest Blockade of Israeli Ship in History - ZIM ship turned away from SSA in Oakland! - by AROC
For four days straight the San Francisco Bay Area community blocked the Israeli ZIM ship from unloading at the SSA. And today, we salute the rank and file workers of ILWU local 10 for standing with us against Israeli Apartheid by honoring our pickets and letting the ship go from the SSA terminal yesterday afternoon!
Posted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:30PM