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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
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
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
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
Activists Protest Talk by Israeli Consul General at Temple Beth El - by Alex Darocy
On August 21, activists with the Palestine Israel Action Committee and Jewish Voice for Peace Santa Cruz picketed outside of a talk at Temple Beth El in Aptos about Israel and Gaza, given by Dr. Andy David, Israel's Consul General for Northern California and the Pacific Northwest. The topic of the talk was "Operation Protective Edge," Israel's name for their most recent military assault on Gaza, which began on July 8 and has killed thousands of Palestinians. [Signs in the top photo read: "Say...
Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 2:08PM
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
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
HANDS UP! Don't Shoot! (video/quicktime 46.3MB) - by Bill Carpenter
Justice for Michael Brown! From Oscar Grant to Michael Brown - This Has to Stop NOW!
Posted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:13PM
The Oakland Palestine Solidarity Mural Unveiled on 26th Street - by Dave Id
A great number of Oaklanders have long felt a strong bond with the people of Palestine. Solidarity from Oakland residents has been displayed repeatedly over the years, in words and deeds. On August 10, a massive new mural on 26th street, in between Telegraph and Broadway, was officially unveiled and celebrated with a street party that drew hundreds of attendees. This new mural cements the bond between Oakland and Palestine in an inescapable and visually stunning way. Appropriately, the wo...
Posted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 12:18AM
"Hands Up" in San José: Marching for Michael Brown - by Alex Darocy
In solidarity with the people of Ferguson, Mo. and for justice for Michael Brown, community members in San José marched around the downtown area on August 17. The group chanted "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" as they marched, and after arriving at Cesar Chavez Plaza, individuals used chalk on the sidewalk to express themselves further.
Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 3:51PM
Alex Nieto Rises Event 8/22 Interview with Benjamin on Setting the Standard - by paz
ALEX NIETO RISES EVENT INTERVIEW WITH BENJAMIN on SETTINGTHESTANDARD
Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 2:53AM
Cease and Desist: It Ends Today - by Cat Brooks
We will gather at 5:00 pm in FOUR locations: - Oscar Grant OG Plaza - Oakland Main Library (659 14th Street, Oakland Ca 94612) - African American History Museum (125 14th Street, Oakland CA 94612) - Jack London Square (near Waterfont Hotel)
Event Date:Wed Aug 20, 2014 5:00PM
Posted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 11:57PM
California Fair Sentencing Act Passes Out of Assembly - by ACLU of Northern California
SACRAMENTO, CA — Facing its final vote in the Assembly, the California Fair Sentencing Act (SB 1010) authored by Sen. Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) won strong approval on a bi-partisan vote on August 14. SB 1010 now returns to the Senate for a final procedural vote before being sent to the Governor.
Posted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 8:21PM
CHP Vehicle Impoundments Disproportionately Impacted Latinos in Fresno County - by ACLU of Northern California
FRESNO – On August 14 the ACLU of California (ACLU) and the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) released a report (see PDF) confirming the Latino community’s experience of being targeted for suspected unlicensed driving by California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers in Fresno County, with two officers being largely responsible for the racially disparate impact.
Posted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 8:17PM