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Open Letter to SFSU President Wong Concerning Student Celebration of the Edward Said Mural - by National Lawyers Guild San Francisco Bay Area
President Wong: We are writing on behalf of the National Lawyers Guild San Francisco Bay Area Chapter (NLGSF), to express our serious concern about your statements regarding the November 7 student celebration of the Edward Said mural, and to urge you to uphold academic freedom by Palestinian students and faculty against outside political pressure. AMCHA’s call for investigation and discipline and false accusation of anti-Semitism against GUPS and AMED is a politically motivated attempt to s...
Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 12:58AM
Arctic Sunrise 30 benefit concert streamed live from San Francisco - by indyradio.nu
Portugal, The Man and the Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior were in San Francisco Saturday to rally support for the Arctic Sunrise 30, who remain imprisoned in Russia.
Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 3:27PM
¡Mesoamérica Resiste! A New Campaign by the Beehive Design Collective - by Bradley Allen
On November 12, 2013, Sakura of the Beehive Design Collective presented ¡Mesoamérica Resiste!, the long-awaited third graphics campaign in an epic trilogy, at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History. ¡Mesoamérica Resiste! is a graphic story-telling about resistance to neo-colonialism and mega-projects in Mexico and Central America.
Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:31PM
Beehive Collective presents their new mural "Mesoamerica Resiste!" - by
2135 Broadway, Oakland, CA
Event Date:Thu Nov 14, 2013 6:30PM
Posted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 3:30AM
Shrinking Sidewalks and the Permit Fantasy - by Robert Norse
With the suffocating reduction of sidewalk art and performance space under the modified Downtown Ordinances that went into effect in Santa Cruz on October 24th, repression apologists are reassuring those facing a matrix of exclusion that all the need to do, if they want to play, table, display, or occupy more than 12 square feet (approx 3 1/2 X 3 1/2 feet) is to apply for a permit at the Parks and Recreation Department. This is camouflage and cover for a fundamental change in the downtown s...
Posted: Sat Nov 9, 2013 7:12PM
Faith Petric, Activist/Folksinger/SF Icon, Dies at 98, Part 2 - by various indybay contributors
In September 2004, the FCC raided Free Radio Santa Cruz. In response to that raid, Faith Petric sang her own version of "Turn Your Radio On" at a benefit concert to help get the station sailing the airwaves again. COMPILED HERE: Link to audio of her 2004 performance plus videos and photos of Faith at various rallies and demonstrations by indybay contributors. Part 1 of this story is at http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2013/10/30/18745703.php
Posted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 12:45AM
Faith Petric, Activist/Folksinger/SF Icon, Dies at 98 - by Part 1, R. Robertson
Singout wrote: Through her life, Faith was many things: a mother, a wife, a shipfitter, a Wobbly and a peace striker. She worked in the San Joaquin Valley with with the Farm Security Administration helping migrant workers, marched with the Civil Rights movement in Selma, visited Russia as part of a peace delegation, floated down the Amazon, and solo-backpacked around the Europe. She performed throughout the U.S. at folk clubs and festivals, has been the life of British pub gatherings, and was...
Posted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:03PM
Artists and Allies Continue to Blanket Downtown at Latest Sidewalk Sit-In - by Alex Darocy
On October 24, community members joined street performers and artists for a "blanket sit-in" on the sidewalk along Pacific Avenue in Santa Cruz. The 24th was the day that a new city ordinance takes effect that restricts the amount of space artists, musicians, and petitioners may use downtown.
Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:19AM
Community Blanket Sit-In - by Phil Posner
On the sidewalk in front of Forever Twenty One on Pacific Avenue near Soquel in downtown Santa Cruz
Event Date:Thu Oct 24, 2013 1:00PM
Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 1:29AM
Frank Moore, June 25, 1946 – October 14, 2013 - by Corey Nicholl
Frank Moore, shaman, performance artist, teacher, poet, essayist, painter, musician and internet/television personality, who experimented in art, performance, ritual, and shamanistic teaching since the late 1960s, died on Monday, October 14, 2013 in Berkeley, California.
Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 1:09PM
Global Exchange Benefit Features RAPTivist Aisha Fukushima - by KPFA Women's Magazine
Tuesday, October 15, Aisha Fukushima, founder of the RAPtivism Project, headlines a benefit concert for Global Exchange, which celebrates 25 years of activism. Kate Raphael of Women's Magazine talks with Aisha and Kirsten Moller, organizing director and cofounder of Global Exchange, about the passions that bring them together. Audio 27:57
Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 5:05PM
Sour Mash Hug Band at Club Kuumbwa in Santa Cruz - by Bradley Allen
On Saturday, September 28, the Sour Mash Hug Band performed at Club Kuumbwa in downtown Santa Cruz, “a new, casual concert series featuring independent artists and cheap beer!” Club Kuumbwa presents all ages shows at Kuumbwa Jazz Center, a nonprofit arts organization which has been celebrating creativity since 1975.
Posted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 4:24PM
Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History Criticized for Lack of Curation - by Cruz News
In his latest column, Bruce Bratton discusses feedback from historians that the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History (MAH) has lost its focus on art and history. "Historians have told me many times in the last two and a half years that there are no longer any qualified historians cataloguing and curating and handling our MAH’s collections. Future generations will suffer from this. Concerned community members are wondering why the MAH Board of Directors have allowed this hobby-circus to take...
Posted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 10:17AM
Death in June disrupted in San Fransisco. Solidarity to our comrades in Los Angeles - by Bay Area Antifa
Last night at 9 PM sharp 20 anti-fascists marched to the Mezzanine to disrupt the Death in June show. Several people waiting in line were wearing fascist uniforms and flashing fascist tattoos at the Anfifas. The Mezzanine hired an all black security team who when told they were doing security for a fascist band decidec to step aside. At least 10 people wearing fascist uniforms and sporting fascist tattoos were beaten. Also the barricades of the Mezzanine were thrown into their fans and at thi...
Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 6:08PM
Antifa demolishes concert venue - by Antifacist Toilet Smashers Brigade
On Friday 13th the Antifacist Toilet Smashers Brigade demolished bathroom facilities at event location Mezzanine in San Francisco to shut down the concert of facist and racist band Death in June
Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 4:56PM
UC Berkeley Declares Prohibition on Chalking, Pirate Party Responds - by Piratenpartei
On Sept 3rd (2013), a registered member of the Pirate Party was detained by UC Berkeley police for chalking slogans at the southern boundary of the UC Berkeley campus, the birthplace of the Free Speech Movement. UC Berkeley took the Pirate's ID, for an "non-criminal incident", at which point it was explained that the UC is interested in pursuing monetary restitution for the removal of standard, non-toxic, wash away with water, sidewalk chalk. Furthermore, it was explained that any continued...
Posted: Wed Sep 4, 2013 6:31PM
Deportee (video/mp4 341.5MB) - by Mike Rhodes
Answering Woody Guthrie's Question - “Who are these friends all scattered like dry leaves?” A memorial honoring the victims of the January 28, 1948 Los Gatos Canyon Plane Crash took place in Fresno today. Guthrie’s song inspired organizers to find out the names of those killed in the plane crash that took place 65 years ago. Family members of the victims, friends and allies attended the unveiling of a memorial listing the names of those killed.
Posted: Mon Sep 2, 2013 7:15PM
Lucho from Cinelatino interview about CINEMAS in SEPT. on Settingthestandard (audio/x-wav 131.2MB) - by paz
Lucho from Cinelatino interview about CINEMAS in SEPT. on Settingthestandard
Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 6:05AM
RIP Reefa, report back from the graffiti march. - by some Oakland rebels
Despite massive displays of force by OPD, they failed to contain the graffiti protest planned for the evening.
Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 1:40AM
SF Immigrant Film Festival Call for Entries 2013 - by TW
Refugees, immigrants and exiles find their own voice in this event. Works in Narrative, Animated, and Documentary Short, regardless of the original production format, and the date when it was completed, are considered. Submissions for the longest-running film festival on issues surrounding immigration, should be not longer than 30 minutes.
Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:30PM