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Report from SCPD Corner - by Robert Norse
After some lively debate, the HUFF meeting voted to endorse a "mellow" but visible presence on the corner of Laurel and Center Streets in front of the SCPD parking lot. We wanted to go forward with the presence near the SCPD to encourage the rest of the community that our police are not above criticism and accountability--or should not be at any rate. And that we and others should not be afraid to expose the nightly abuse homeless people suffer and the racial profiling that many blacks & Lat...
Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 9:55PM
Dreaming Wildly, Fighting to Win - with CeCe McDonald and Ruthie Wilson Gilmore - by Critical Resistance
Omni Oakland Commons 4799 Shattuck Ave, Oakland (8 blocks from MacArthur BART)
Event Date:Sat Sep 20, 2014 6:00PM
Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 6:27PM
Fight for Ferguson - SJSU - by
San Jose State University Student Union Quad
Event Date:Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:30AM
Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 9:45AM
Pushback at the PD Against Homeless Harassment - by Robert Norse
155 Center St. in front of the Santa Cruz Police Department Corner of Laurel and Center Streets
Event Date:Wed Sep 17, 2014 2:00PM
Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 11:10PM
Pigs in Sheep’s Clothing: A Response to Robert Gammon - by FireWorks
Robert Gammon, editor of the 'East Bay Express,' wrote in a recent piece, 'When Liberals Take Control of the Police,' that the progressive leadership of Richmond Police Chief Chris Magnus has resulted in the decrease of crime and police use of force. Gammon also contends that progressive policing has also kept protests peaceful. Several days after the article was published, Richmond police shot and killed a young Latino man outside of a liquor store, the first fatal police shooting in Richmon...
Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:41PM
16th Annual, California Kwanzaa Ag Expo ~ Expression of the Best Pan-African Traditions - by khubaka, michael harris
California Kwanzaa Ag Expo, is preparing to showcase Black Agriculture collaborative partnerships the #1 Agriculture County in America, December 5-7, 2014, Fresno, California
Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 8:06PM
Winnemem Wintu War Dancers: Shasta Dam a 'Weapon of Mass Destruction' - by Dan Bacher
“We should be a salmon state, not a watermelon or pistachio state. We have the largest estuary on the West Coast of the Americas. We have some of the largest salmon rivers in the West, but people have given these up for agribusiness, for large farms in a desert," Chief Caleen Sisk said. She reiterated that Shasta Dam is “a weapon of mass destruction” against the Winnemem Wintu and said the idea of dams is a “horrible archaic project.” Mark Miyoshi and Chief Caleen Sisk watch ...
Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:28AM
Steve Pleich Sides with Racists In Online Forum - by Paul Mendoza
Steve Pleich, the former Santa Cruz City Council candidate and current member of Santa Cruz County Community Coalition to Overcome Racism (SCCCCOR) and the Santa Cruz ACLU removed me from the online discussion group Citizens for a Better Santa Cruz when I brought up the sensitive issue of a possibly racist post by the Santa Cruz Police Department. I was attacked viciously by a group who claimed I was someone I am not, and I was kicked out of the group and the post was removed. People who made...
Posted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 10:28PM
Family of Yanira Serrano Files Federal Lawsuit Against Deputy Trieu and San Mateo County (video/x-flv 113.5MB) - by Alex Darocy
On September 9, the family of Yanira Serrano Garcia announced they filed a civil rights lawsuit against San Mateo County and San Mateo Sheriff's Deputy Menh Trieu in Federal District Court in San Francisco for the June 3 killing of Yanira at her home in Half Moon Bay. [Top video: Attorney Arnoldo Casillas speaks. Scroll down for more videos, photos, the independent autopsy, a copy of the lawsuit, and a recording of the 911 call]
Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 7:57PM
Family of Yanira Serrano Marches in Response to DA's Decision Not to Indict Deputy Trieu - by Alex Darocy
The family of Yanira Serrano held a rally and march in Half Moon Bay on September 6 in reaction to District Attorney Stephen M. Wagstaffe's decision not to indict San Mateo County Sheriff's deputy Menh Trieu for killing Yanira on June 3 outside of her home in Moonridge. In attendance and marching were Yanira's parents, brother, grandmother and uncle, and speakers at the rally included a group of religious leaders from a variety of faiths. Attorney Jonathan Melrod spoke on behalf of the Serran...
Posted: Tue Sep 9, 2014 2:49AM
Families of those Killed by Salinas Police Demand Resignation of Chief McMillin - by via Alliance for Dignity, Respect and Justice
On September 5, a group calling itself the "Alliance for Dignity, Respect and Justice" held a press conference at Delicias Bakery in Salinas announcing their set of demands following the four killings of Latino men by Salinas police this year. Delicia's is the location where police shot and killed Carlos Mejia on May 21 when he was walking with garden sheers. The Alliance for Dignity, Respect and Justice includes family members of those killed by Salinas Police. They are demanding: 1- The res...
Posted: Sun Sep 7, 2014 1:26PM
Free Radio Santa Cruz Awards Activist of the Month for July 2014 - by Free Radio Collective
FRSC awards the Colbys a free show for a month as July Activists of the Month for CopWatch video on racial profiling in Santa Cruz.
Posted: Fri Sep 5, 2014 4:44PM
Peaceful Protest In Memory Of Yanira Serrano - by
City of Half Moon Bay Fire Department 1191 Main St, Half Moon Bay, California 94019
Event Date:Sat Sep 6, 2014 2:00PM
Posted: Wed Sep 3, 2014 11:52PM
Call to Action in Support of Ferguson - by Mary Ann Thomas
March Starts at Laney College, 900 Fallon St. in Oakland at 4 pm. March to Oscar Grant Plaza (aka Frank Ogawa Plz.) for a Town Hall Meeting at 5 pm.
Event Date:Sat Sep 6, 2014 4:00PM
Posted: Wed Sep 3, 2014 11:37PM
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
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
United States Port Actions End Business as Usual For Israel - by Steven Argue
“An injury to one is an injury to all! Tear down the Israeli Apartheid wall!” Declared third generation Oakland ILWU member Clarence Thomas at a rally of 2,000 to 3,000 people that marked the beginning of pickets and demonstrations that drove the Israeli Zim Piraeus ship from the Port of Oakland with only about 2% of its cargo unloaded. The call for these pickets and strike actions originally came from the Palestinian General Federation of Trade Unions (PGFTU) which has asked worke...
Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 7:05AM
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