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Live Streamers Make Great Informants - by WeCopwatch
There are many ways to effectively document the movement while protecting the space, its movements and people’s privacy. Live Streaming is generally NOT one of them. A common issue with Streamers is their display of entitlement, often citing the value of bringing the movement to the people. But Streamers have a hard time admitting that the police find their work more valuable then demonstrators.
Posted: Fri Dec 19, 2014 10:56AM
SPJ NorCal Responds to Reports of Police Force Used on Journalists in Berkeley - by SPJ NorCal
The Northern California chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists condemns, in the strongest terms possible, the outrageous conduct of law enforcement officers who assaulted members of the media during last night’s (Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014) demonstrations in Berkeley, California.
Posted: Mon Dec 8, 2014 9:46PM
Ferguson Photos By Jessie S.with Interview, both rejected by Slingshot - by Jessie S. and Darin
With some resistance from the Slingshot collective, [by some I mean normative,] the interview was seemingly accepted by the collective, yet Jessie S. was essentially rejected from a Slingshot collective meeting. I felt that some discrimination had occured, [Slingshot is horribly biased and secular, I wasn't sure at the time if this was prejudice.] This photography rejection was racist in nature. In the past myself and many others have been snubbed by Slingshot, all kinds of prejudiced feeling...
Posted: Sat Nov 29, 2014 12:45PM
Peace Activists 'Banned for Life' from Bookshop Santa Cruz for Protesting Leon Panetta - by Alex Darocy
On November 10, peace activists in Santa Cruz protested a book signing appearance by Leon Panetta, the one-time Secretary of Defense and CIA Director. Panetta is currently on a book tour promoting the release of "Worthy Fights: A Memoir of Leadership in War and Peace." Bookshop Santa Cruz hosted the event, which was held in the sanctuary at Peace United Church of Christ, with a crowd of hundreds in attendance. Initially, the book store and the church both attempted, with what little means the...
Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 2:39AM
Indybay Journalist Assaulted by Leon Panetta's Security at Bookshop Santa Cruz Event - by Alex Darocy
I was physically assaulted by a security agent who was working for former Secretary of Defense and CIA Director Leon Panetta at a speaking and book-signing engagement in Santa Cruz on November 10. The agent intentionally and deliberately grabbed my camera and hit me with it in the face when I was attempting to take a photo of Panetta leaving the event. I was approximately one foot away from him when he struck me. Top photo: The agent who assaulted me. (Photos of the protest will be published ...
Posted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 6:29AM
Indybay and Layer42 Win $87,000 From Attorney Dionne Choyce - by Philip A. Janquart
U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar: "Plaintiff's copyright claim was, to put it bluntly, objectively baseless."
Posted: Fri Nov 7, 2014 10:14AM
EASTWEST #6: With a Feature on the Oakland Elections - by EASTWEST
700 issues have been distributed prior to the election, including at the MacArthur and West Oakland BART stations at rush hour. More will be distributed this week. This issue is dedicated to the "little people."
Posted: Tue Nov 4, 2014 12:37PM
¡BAY GUARDIAN PRESENTE! Pt. 2 -- (video/quicktime 46.3MB) - by Bill Carpenter
SF Bay Guardian rally at Powell and Market in San Francisco on October 22, 2014.
Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 7:25AM
¡BAY GUARDIAN PRESENTE! (video/quicktime 52.8MB) - by Bill Carpenter
SF Bay Guardian rally at Powell and Market in San Francisco on October 22, 2014.
Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 11:32AM
KPFA Pacifica Flashpoints Slashed By Management With Collusion of CWA 9415 Union Officials - by repost
KPFA programmers Brian Edwards-Tiekert in collusion with management of KPFA and Pacifica ED Margy Wilkinson is seeking to destroy the activist news program Flashpoints by illegally laying off people without regard to seniority. They are doing this collusion with CWA 9415 union official Christine Huggins and pro-managment stewards at KPFA.
Posted: Thu Oct 9, 2014 9:49AM
Walton Family Foundation gave $9.2 million to NGOs backing water bond - by Dan Bacher
Zeke Grader, Executive Director of the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's Associations, said, “It is highly troubling to see the impact that Walmart and a few big foundations are having on the conservation of our resources, as well as the protection of our artisanal and traditional fisheries including tribal fisheries.” Photo: Protesters block an intersection at an anti-Walmart protest in Roseville on November 29, 2013. Photo by Dan Bacher.
Posted: Wed Oct 8, 2014 6:43AM
Free Radio Santa Cruz Announces August Activist of the Month - by FRSC Collective
FRSC awards another free month of shows.
Posted: Wed Oct 1, 2014 2:55PM
UK Film-makers Ken Loach & Paul Laverty Statement Of Solidarity With Zim Picket In Oakland - by Ken Loach, Paul Laverty
UK film-makers Ken Loach and Paul Laverty have sent greetings to the community and labor activists who are picketing the Zim ships in Oakland. They have just returned from a tribunal on war crimes by Israel and Ken Loach has also protested the bias by the BBC in covering the war on the Palestinians.
Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 3:22PM
Mideast Migraines - Free Radio local issues (audio/mpeg 138.5MB) - by Ren Tawil
Brief discussion about Free Radio Santa Cruz's issues, centering on re-establishment of on-air broadcasting, increasing our collective of radio programmers, and donations; the UN's Alliance of Civilizations; the case of Rasmea Odeh; Israel's New Gold Rush in California; music by Stuart Davis. Length: 2:01:00/ Date Recorded: 2014-09-01/ Location: Santa Cruz, CA/ File Info: 64Kbps, mp3 (142MB), Mono
Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 10:17AM
BART Police Deputy Chief Faces Trial for Retaliation Against Indybay Reporter - by Dave Id
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 17, 2014
Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:11AM
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
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
Help Free Radical Radio Get New Equipment! - by Free Radical Radio
Free Radical Radio is an anti-civilization anarchist podcast and radio show. Every week for almost two hours, broadcasting as part of the Berkeley Liberation Radio (BLR) Collective in West Oakland, Free Radical Radio has brought thousands of listeners thoroughgoing anti-civilization analysis and direct action news.
Posted: Mon Sep 1, 2014 1:50AM
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
8/16/14 KPFA Pacifica to Cover Labor Community Picket At Port Of Oakland Against Zim Line - by KPFA
KPFA will be covering the labor community picket of the Zim Line ship Savannah which will be arriving at birth 57 at SAA on Saturday August 16, 2014. The event will also be streamed on the KPFA channel.
Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 2:09PM