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The Malonga Center windows: A tale about Oakland city priorities - by Lydia
Public records requests reveal that the city of Oakland prioritized the noise complaint of one individual over an entire decades-old arts community.
Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 2:56PM
Joe Hill's Last Will, 100 Years Later - by Bob English
Today we remember and honor Swedish-American labor organizer, poet and songwriter Joe Hill who was executed 100 years ago Nov 19, 1915. Traveling widely and organizing workers under the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), he was popular and visible as a speaker, writer of political and union songs - the first written for the American working class - which he performed at strikes and rallies. Those songs helped galvanize the union movement and IWW, whose activism triggered violent oppositio...
Posted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 4:37AM
The art of cinema from Berkeley to Hollywood - by Lynda Carson
Rob Nilsson can generally be found in front of the theater when his films are being screened. Often the actors appear at his films, and are available for a discussion about the film afterwards, with the audience.
Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 9:47PM
Dolores Huerta Celebration at Beach Flats Garden - by
Beach Flats Community Garden Raymond & 3rd Street Santa Cruz, California
Event Date:Fri Nov 13, 2015 10:00AM
Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 8:17AM
Free Breakfast - Support Blue Box 2 - by
Outside the Superior Court of California 701 Ocean St, Santa Cruz
Event Date:Thu Nov 5, 2015 9:00AM
Posted: Wed Nov 4, 2015 1:54PM
Is Palestinian children's art "appropriate" for KPFA and its Local Station Board? - by United for Community Radio
In 2011, Oakland’s Museum of Children’s Art abruptly cancelled a planned exhibition of art created by children in the Palestinian occupied territories of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. At the time, Museum board chair (current Save KPFA Local Station Board candidate) Hilmon Sorey stated that the art was “not appropriate” for the Museum. The United for Community Radio LSB candidate slate says “This kind of candidate is NOT APPROPRIATE for the KPFA Local Station Board.” Th...
Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2015 5:38PM
Perserve #soulofoakland rally&comunity Drum Call Lake Merrit - by orion
Lake Merrit Amphitheatre 12th and First oakland ca
Event Date:Sun Oct 11, 2015 11:00AM
Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2015 11:17PM
3rd i’s San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival October 22-25 - by Deepa
3rd i’s San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival October 22-25, New People Cinema and Castro Theater, San Francisco November 1, CineArts Theater, Palo Alto 3rd i's 13th annual SF International South Asian Film Festival presents some of the best documentaries and indie narratives from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, UK and the USA. This year’s Focus on Freedoms brings us inspiring stories from the front lines of the struggle for gender equality, and also examines the legacy o...
Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2015 12:17PM
It's official: Racism, Bigotry and Hate are alive and well in Santa Cruz - by via Beach Flats Neighborhood
Today the Beach Flats Neighborhood announced that the Guadalupe mural was vandalized and destroyed at Beach Flats Park in Santa Cruz.
Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 4:56PM
Free Radio Santa Cruz's Last Plea: $500 Reward for a Year's Lease - by Robert Norse
Free Radio Santa Cruz will begin dismantling its studio on Sunday September 13th, with our final broadcast on September 20th. UNLESS get community help. We need to secure a 10' X 10' rental space in someone's garage, backyard, basement, or house to set up a studio. We'll pay. And there's a $500 reward if your help is successful. Please contact me at email@example.com; or go to freakradio.org with any information. We don't want to end of our 20 year run.
Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2015 7:39AM
100,000 Poets, Musicians & Visual artists for Change in the Town - by Marilyn Becchetti
Oakland area poets, musicians, dancers and visual artists participate in worldwide 100,000 Poets for Change, with hundreds of events in over 100 countries.
Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2015 11:00AM
Eliana Lopez: What is the Scandal, Mr. Lie? (audio/mpeg 2.1MB) - by KPFA Weekend News/Ann Garrison
In "What is the Scandal?," Eliana Lopez, actress and wife of San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, tells her side of the story of how Ed Lee tried to oust her husband from elected office in 2012. The final performance in the show's run at San Francisco's Victoria Theatre will be Sunday, September 6, at 6 pm, at 2961 16th St.
Posted: Sat Sep 5, 2015 8:42PM
OPEN CITY for Performers and Artists: A Brief Period with no Rules! - by Brent Adams
The city has inadvertently removed all performance and vending spaces downtown instead of just those that activists had painted themselves, leaving downtown an OPEN CITY for performers and artist/vendors.
Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:24PM
Defending Public Space - More on why driving artists off of Pacific Avenue in Santa Cruz is a crime - by Keith McHenry
SUPPORT THE BLUE BOX 2 DRIVING ARTISTS OFF OF PACIFIC AVENUE IS A CRIME Monday, August 31, 2015 8:00 AM The Superior Court of California-Santa Cruz 701 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 Free vegan breakfast
Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 11:01PM
Alex and Jeff "Freedom Painters" Go to Court Hearing - by Robert Norse
701 Ocean St. Basement of the County Building Dept. 10
Event Date:Tue Sep 1, 2015 1:30PM
Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 10:35PM
Court Hearing for Food Not Bombs Cofounder, Arrested for Spray Painting Blue Squares in SC - by Earth First!
On Tuesday, August 25, the founder of Food Not Bombs, Keith McHenry, was arrested and charged with a felony along with local hero, Abbi Samuels, for spraypainting markings on the sidewalk that “‘imitate’ actual city authorized markings.” The action took place in support of local artists who are being driven off the sidewalks by a gentrifying police policy.
Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 6:34PM
SCPD celebrates their big arrest in keeping downtown safe! - by watcher
Ever vigilant to harassing activists who challenge the Santa Cruz's city's laws criminalizing homelessness and controlling free speech, SCPD directs their precious resources to being able to harass artists.
Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:09PM
Unpermitted Blue Boxes Appear Overnight on Pacific Avenue - by Bradley Allen
Most people, including locals, didn't notice that the number of "blue boxes" painted onto the sidewalk had grown dramatically overnight.
Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:39PM
Artists Return After Arrest - by Free Speech Matters
Artists risk misdemeanor charges for displaying art in front of Forever 21 on Pacific Avenue after being arrested on Thursday.
Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 3:34PM
Notes From Technotopia: On The Cruelty Of Indifference - by Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Gentryfuct
(In his most recent philosophical tantrum, performance artist and poet Guillermo Gómez-Peña reflects on the dangers of the ultimate “creative city,” and what it means to become a foreigner in his own neighborhood, waiting for the much touted eviction notice.)
Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 6:28PM