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Santa Cruz City Council Session on the BearCat - by via SCRAM!
On Tuesday, March 24th, at 7PM the Santa Cruz City Council will reconsider the purchase of a BearCat Armored Vehicle for the Santa Cruz Police Department, and a proposed policy of use if the vehicle is received.
Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 3:03PM
Santa Cruz City Council to Revisit Issues Surrounding BearCat Purchase - by Alex Darocy
On Tuesday night, the Santa Cruz City Council will revisit issues surrounding the council's decision in December to approve the police purchase of a $250,000 Lenco BearCat (Ballistic Engineered Armored Response Counter Attack Truck) with Department of Homeland Security grant funds. The BearCat is on the council's March 24 agenda and will be addressed at 7pm. The agenda report for the meeting states that the vehicle's use policy will be discussed, as well as a proposal to clarify the process o...
Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 12:28PM
This is the Moment We Have All Been Waiting For - by Steve Pleich for SCRAM!
SCRAM! Calls Community to Action: Let Council Hear Your Voice on Tuesday Night
Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2015 6:30PM
Tell Santa Cruz City Council To "Send Back the BEARCAT!" - by Steve Pleich for SCRAM
6pm: Rally in the Courtyard of City Hall 7pm: City Council Meeting City Hall 809 Center Street, Santa Cruz Overflow seating for the City Council meeting will be available at: Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium 307 Church Street, Santa Cruz
Event Date:Tue Mar 24, 2015 6:00PM
Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 4:57PM
SCRAM! Statement of Support Issued by Homeless Persons Legal Assistance Project - by Steve Pleich
We Support SCRAM!
Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 12:05PM
Congressman Farr releases letter questioning Santa Cruz City process re: BearCat purchase - by via Sherry Conable of SCRAM!
In a letter dated March 10th, 2015, Congressman Sam Farr questioned the process of the Santa Cruz City Council and Police Department in their rushed purchase of a Lenco BearCat, an armored personnel carrier.
Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 12:58PM
Democratic Central Committee of SC County calls for New City Council Action on the BearCat - by via SCRAM!
The Democratic Central Committee (DCC) of SC County has rejected the militarization of local law enforcement and is calling for a new action by Santa Cruz City Council on the BearCat and grants procedures.
Posted: Wed Mar 4, 2015 11:38AM
"No to US Policy of Endless War!" Protest on 12th Anniversary of U.S. Invasion of Iraq - by ANSWER Coalition
Powell & Market Sts.
Event Date:Sat Mar 21, 2015 12:00PM
Posted: Mon Mar 2, 2015 10:46AM
In Memory of Fallen Officers, Activists Postpone Rally Opposing Attack Vehicle Purchase - by Alex Darocy
Activists organizing to oppose the police purchase of a $250,000 Lenco BearCat (Ballistic Engineered Armored Response Counter Attack Truck) postponed a rally scheduled to occur during today's Santa Cruz City Council meeting. Members of SCRAM! (Santa Cruz Resistance Against Militarization) changed plans when they found out the Santa Cruz Police Department officers who were killed in 2013 might be honored at the same time as their rally. [Photo: Harry Meserve of SCRAM! speaks to council members.]
Posted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 10:30PM
Peter Dale Scott and David Talbot on the U.S. Deep State - by Ed Rippy
U.C. Berkeley Professor Emeritus Peter Dale Scott and journalist David Talbot talk about the hidden transnational network of government officials and private businesses that shape U.S. politics behind the scenes. Audio: 1 hr 23 min.
Posted: Sun Feb 15, 2015 7:30PM
BearCat Battle Moves Forward in Santa Cruz, City Council May Revisit Issue in March - by Alex Darocy
February 10 marked the fourth consecutive Santa Cruz City Council meeting where residents have protested the police purchase of a $250,000 BearCat (Ballistic Engineered Armored Response Counter Attack Truck) funded by two Department of Homeland Security grants. As with the previous protests, community members again rallied in the City Hall courtyard and entered Tuesday's council meeting as a group to speak out against the purchase of the armored attack-style vehicle during the open communicat...
Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 4:46PM
Local Activists Continue to Press the Issue on the BearCat and Militarization - by Steve Pleich for SCRAM
Community Concern Over BearCat Purchase Continues to Grow
Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 3:14PM
Protest War Criminal Netanyahu’s Speech to Joint Session of Congress - by ANSWER Coalition
Israeli Consulate, 456 Montgomery St., at California St.
Event Date:Tue Mar 3, 2015 5:00PM
Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 3:19PM
Dear City Council, Santa Cruz Does NOT Want a BEARCAT - by Sin Barras
Sin Barras, Without (Prison) Bars, wants the Santa Cruz Police Department to rescind its agreement to purchase a Bearcat (Ballistic Engineered Armored Response Counter Attack Truck).
Posted: Mon Feb 9, 2015 3:12PM
Forum: IMPERIALISM GONE CRAZY? Imperialism, Inter-Imperialist War and Labor - by IDG
A forum was held on 2/7/15 in San Francisco with the title Imperialism, Inter-Imperialist War, Labor And Capitalism Are We Headed Toward An Imperialist World War? As the presenters pointed out the US has a long history of intervention in Central and Eastern Europe and Asia.
Posted: Sun Feb 8, 2015 11:44PM
Rally to GIVE BACK the BearCat Military Vehicle - by
Santa Cruz City Hall, 809 Center Street, Santa Cruz
Event Date:Tue Feb 10, 2015 4:30PM
Posted: Thu Feb 5, 2015 5:59PM
Indians 201: Indian Rebellions at the California Missions - by Ojibwa, for Native American Netroots
While it is not uncommon for some textbooks to give the impression that the California Native Americans passively accepted the missions, Spanish domination, and conversion to Christianity, this was not the case. In fact, the initial reception of the Franciscans by the California Indians was anything but hospitable. Resistance to the Spanish Franciscans was organized by village chiefs and influential shamans and this resistance was expressed through attacks on both the Spanish soldiers and the...
Posted: Wed Feb 4, 2015 3:57PM
March for Justice: End US State Terrorism Against People of Color - by R. Robertson
Familiar names? Oscar Grant, Salvador Allende, Victor Jara, Che Guevara, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Aiyana Stanley Jones, Darrien Hunt. High School students in Mountain View rallied in front of City Hall on Wednesday June 28th, with the faces of these people on placards, asking that they not be forgotten.
Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 2:16AM
Reclaim MLK - Third World for Black Power Lockdown at Federal Building in Oakland, 1/16/15: photos - by Dave Id
In solidarity with Black Lives Matter activists across the country who set out to "Reclaim Martin Luther King's Legacy" for MLK Day 2015, Oakland's Anti-Police Terrorism Project (APTP) called for 96 hours of direct action in the San Francisco Bay Area. Launching the four-day weekend of actions in the Bay Area was a surprise Friday morning lockdown of the two main entrances to the Ronald Dellums Federal Building complex. Over two dozen activists arrived at the federal building before dawn and...
Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:34PM
Activists Say Santa Cruz Police Lied to Secure Armored Vehicle Purchase (video/quicktime 115.9MB) - by Alex Darocy
On January 27, community members held a press conference at Santa Cruz City Hall to reveal information which has added to their belief that police essentially lied in December when seeking the city council's approval to purchase a BearCat (Ballistic Engineered Armored Response Counter Attack Truck) they claim will be used county-wide as an "emergency" vehicle. The purchase of the BearCat, which will be paid for with $250,000 in Homeland Security Department grants, has been widely protested i...
Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:59PM