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calendar Following Fast and Fancy City Council footwork, Freedom Sleepers return for 86th Time by Keith McHenry (story by Norse)
Dodging raindrops and rangers, the nimblefooted Freedom Sleepers continue their relentless quest for sanity and justice outside City Hall on Tuesday night. Food usually arrives in the late afternoon, and coffee the following morning. The protest runs from Tuesday afternoon through mid-morning Wednesday. Come early Tuesday afternoon if you want to raise your voice at City Council. Bring video, warm bedding, and good humor to deal with the cold night and the city's paid nightmare providers...
Event Date: Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:00PM
Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:35PM
audio Santa Cruz Police Cooperate with ICE on Militarized Immigration Raids (audio/mpeg 1.5mb) by KPFA
As reported and documented by Santa Cruz Indymedia, the Santa Cruz Police Department cooperated with Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to carryout militarized immigration sweeps in Santa Cruz County....
Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:22PM
image Video Shows SCPD Blocking Media from Sean Arlt Killing Press Conference 480_santa-cruz-police-block-press-from-press-conference_1.jpg by Wes White and Robert Norse
Activist Wes White documents the exclusion of alternative media from the SCPD's 2-16 Press Conference. There SCPD Police Chief Vogel announced that Officer Eric Bailey was the killer of Sean Arlt, who, police say, approached them aggressively with a metal rake back in early October. The only evidence presented was Vogel's account, some partial audio, and a partial obscured video that had no recognizable figures in it and ended ten minutes before Arlt died....
Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:36PM
image New Western Monarch and Milkweed Website Launched 480_monarch_butterfly_xerces_society_stephanie_mcknight_1.jpg by via The Xerces Society
The Western Monarch Milkweed Mapper will facilitate the study and conservation of the monarch butterfly in western states....
Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:39PM
calendar Rain at Midnight? Freedom SleepOut #85 Faces Wettest Winter by Keith McHenry (story by Norse)
Back again to City Hall--still the dark center of Sleeping Ban law and enforcement under City Manager Martin Bernal and the Watkins-Terrazas City Council. Determined activists and a crew of homeless folks will be huddling beneath the eaves of the buildings at City Hall until being driven out into the rain , wind, and cold. Just looking for a night of community and relative safety from the Sleeping Ban, they'll be in sleeping bags, under tents, in vehicles, whereever they can, hoping to spar...
Event Date: Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:00PM
Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:19PM
document Community Support for Black Lives Matter in Capitola huff_supports_black_lives_matter.pdf_140_.jpg by Robert Norse
Several dozen activists gathered at two corners of the 41st Ave. and Capitola Road intersection in support of reversing police violence. I was there s a HUFF activist and Free Radio Santa Cruz reporter....
Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 3:31PM
image Municipal Ordinance Provides Force of Law Protection For Immigrants 480_img_2560_1.jpg by Steve Pleich
City Electeds Must Act Now...
Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:25AM
image SCPD officer Erik Bailey named as killer of Sean Arlt; DA won't press charges 480_erik_bailey_santa_cruz_police_1.jpg by Santa Cruz Police News
Today Santa Cruz County District Attorney Jeff Rosell announced his office will not file charges against Erik Bailey, the Santa Cruz Police Department officer who shot and killed a 32 year old local resident, Sean Arlt, on October 16, 2016....
Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:30PM
text Raids on Santa Cruz Immigrant Communities Cause Severe Damage by Xirenita
Eyewitness and on-the-ground accounts from those directly affected by the recent pre-dawn raids launched by Department of Homeland Security and Santa Cruz Police Department on Monday, February 13 2017....
Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:51AM
image Highly Militarized ICE Raids on California's Central Coast 480_ice-raids-santa-cruz-feb-13-2017_3_1.jpg by No Raids, No Wall
Immigrant communities across the country are on edge after federal immigration agents arrested over 600 people in the past week in the largest raids since Donald Trump became president. Raids were reported in at least 11 states, including California, New York, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri and Wisconsin....
Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:56PM
calendar Día Sin Inmigrantes! 480_no-human-being-is-illegal_1.jpg by Revoluna
Watsonville Plaza Watsonville, California 95076...
Event Date: Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:00PM
Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:46PM
text California Shrugs Off Deadline for Shutting Down Illegal Oil Industry Injections by Center for Biological Diversity
Brown Administration Lets 1,650 Oil Wells Continue Polluting Aquifers...
Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:44PM
calendar Valentine's Day for Freedom SleepOut #84 by Keith McHenry (story by Norse)
Covering Up Warmly at City Hall 809 Center St or on the nearby steps, take your choice. The protest runs from Tuesday early afternoon to mid-morning Wednesday. Bring your sweetie to celebrate restoring civil rights for the rain-soaked renegades of Santa Cruz....
Event Date: Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:00PM
Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:37AM
image Santa Cruz Stands Up Against Muslim Ban 480_img_2522_1.jpg by Steve Pleich
Community Speaks Out Against Immigration Ban...
Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:35AM
image Hundreds Rally in Santa Cruz to Support Planned Parenthood 480_stand-planned-parenthood_12_2-11-17_1.jpg by Bradley Allen
Demonstration outside Planned Parenthood Santa Cruz in support of fundamental rights to affordable healthcare and non-judgmental family planning....
Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:29PM
image Santa Cruz Stands With Planned Parenthood 480_16722768_1480246648676665_3716248851414889176_o_1.jpg by Steve Pleich
Hundreds Gather and Celebrate Planned Parenthood...
Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:36PM
image Planned Parenthood Support Rally Downtown Santa Cruz 480_pp2_1.jpg by Robert Duran
Approx 150-200 people showed up on Pacific ave downtown SC to support our local Planned Parenthood in response to national de-fund pp day of which about 5-8 pro-life protesters showed up a block away....
Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 2:18PM
image Monarch Butterfly Population Drops by Nearly One-third 480_monarchpopulationgraph_center_for_biological_diversity_1.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
Iconic Butterfly Has Declined by More Than 80 Percent in Recent Decades...
Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:26PM
calendar Stand With Standing Rock - Stop Dakota Access Pipeline by Monterey County Nonviolent Action committee
Window On The Bay Park, Camino El Estero and Del Monte Ave, Monterey California...
Event Date: Sat Feb 11, 2017 3:00PM
Posted: Thu Feb 9, 2017 10:19AM
image Number of Monarchs Overwintering in California Remains Low 480_western_monarch_count_1997-2016.jpg by via The Xerces Society
Western Monarch Thanksgiving Count results show that key sites had fewer butterflies than last year...
Posted: Wed Feb 8, 2017 6:35PM