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The African Founding Father of California, a "Hidden Figure" to be discovered
The "hidden figures" of California African American Heritage remains a difficult and challenging notion given the difficult journey towards freedom. Today, AB 783 (Weber) may find a way to begin to officially quantify and qualify on the record the profound contributions to the forward flow of humanity by people of African ancestry throughout the State of California....
Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:31AM
Granite Construction Will Not Bid on Trump's Wall
According to an email to Santa Cruz City Councilmember Chris Krohn, Granite Construction will not be putting in a bid to build Trump’s wall. Watsonville and Salinas Brown Berets say, "Fuck The Wall!"...
Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:04PM
Groups Submit Comments to BLM's Request for Public Review of Oil and Gas Leasing and Development on Federal Lands
On April 6, the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) and Sierra Club submitted nearly 100 pages of comments (see PDF) on the Draft Resource Management Plan Amendment/Draft Environmental Impact Statement ("RMP"/"DEIS") for the Bureau of Land Management ("BLM") Central Coast Field Office in Hollister. The Planning Area consists of about 6.8 million acres of public land which includes about 793,000 acres of Federal mineral estate in Fresno, Kings, Monterey and San Benito counties managed by the...
Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:58PM
Santa Cruz City Council to Vote on Divesting from Trump’s Wall, DAPL Banks Resolutions
Santa Cruz, California - Two highly anticipated divestment resolutions will come before the Santa Cruz City Council for a vote during its April 25 meeting. One resolution aims to divest the city from companies involved in the construction of President Donald Trump’s controversial US-Mexico border wall, while the other targets banks financing the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL). If both pass, the city will divest funds from companies like Granite Construction who seek to construct the proposed b...
Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:48PM
Watsonville Driscolls Boycott Action
Safeway (Watsonville, CA) 2010 Freedom Blvd, Watsonville...
Event Date: Sat May 6, 2017 12:00PM
Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:40PM
May 1: Shut It Down!
5:00 am - Blockade and walkout of UCSC Campus All morning - Autonomous actions across Santa Cruz 12 Noon - Rally at Main Gate UCSC Campus - High Street at Bay 1:30 pm - Rally at the downtown Post Office fence 2:30 pm - March to Beach Flats Community Center 3-6:00pm - Workshops and other activities in Beach Flats 6:30 pm - Outdoor party in Beach Flats...
Event Date: Mon May 1, 2017 5:00AM
Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:26PM
"Progressives" Defeat Trump Wall Investment, but Local Anti-Homeless Fencing Still On
Looks like the threat of disinvestment from Granite Construction may have discouraged them from bidding for the anti-immigrant Trump wall on the border. However the Councilmember Terrazas's :"Public Safety" Committee will still be considering a "cost-effective" fence along the levee along with increased cops, surveillance cameras, and lighting to add to the "no loitering", forbidden to sit, and high-pitched anti-homeless "Mosquito" boxes along the levee at Tuesday night's 4-25 Council meetin...
Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:08PM
No Penalty for Poverty - Housing For All
3:30 PM County Building 4 PM Main Post Office Forbidden Fence 5 PM City Hall Throughout the Night: Inside and Outside City Hall...
Event Date: Tue May 9, 2017 3:30PM
Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:01PM
Freedom Sleepers # 94 - Sleep-Out to End the Sleeping Ban
Santa Cruz City Hall 809 Center Street, Santa Cruz...
Event Date: Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:00PM
Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:28PM
Freedom Sleepers # 93 - Sleep-Out to End the Sleeping Ban
Santa Cruz City Hall 809 Center Street, Santa Cruz...
Event Date: Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:00PM
Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:44AM
Struggle Against Sleeping Ban Becomes a Matter of Survival at City Hall
For the last 10 nights since the Winter Shelter program ended (a month earlier than Berkeley's or Salinas's), some of its refugees have been camped at City Hall, spending their nights and some of their days there as well. Some are arrayed just outside the offices of Mayor Cynthia Chase and the same Council majority that kept sleeping a crime in a Council vote last spring. I've written a flyer or two about the issue & distributed it at "liberal" activist gatherings like the Indivisible rally...
Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:38PM
Fundraiser to Support LocalWiki!
For over 10 years, LocalWiki has served communities without any advertising, spammy corporate partnerships or user-tracking spyware....
Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:37PM
The Tax March 4-15-2017 Protesters March to demand Trump release his tax returns!
We demand that Donald Trump release his tax returns! More than 1200 people showed up in Santa Cruz and many more across the country!...
Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:39PM
Cruzio’s Stand on Privacy, Security, and Net Neutrality
Cruzio’s owners and staff are all deeply committed to keeping your personal information private and secure at every level of our company....
Posted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:53PM
Proposal for a Huge New Parking Garage in Santa Cruz
The City of Santa Cruz is proposing to build a new five-level parking garage above a new relocated city library on the parking lot bordered by Lincoln, Cedar and Cathcart Streets, where the Farmer's Market currently meets. We strongly believe that the City should implement a Commuter Benefits Program first, before it considers the construction of a much more costly garage....
Posted: Sat Apr 8, 2017 10:13PM
War Against the Poor and War Abroad Ramps Up
There have been nearly two years of weekly overnight protests on the sidewalks adjoining City Hall (the Freedom Sleepers) and a month of nightly protests (a group I call the Survival Sleepers) at the same spot. Now, the day after Fuhrer Trump has directly attacked Syria, escalating to the brink of nuclear war, SCPD attacked the poor sheltering themselves under the eaves of the City Hall and arrested Freedom Sleeper Abbi Samuels as she videoed the abuse. The Winter Shelter program (shelterin...
Posted: Fri Apr 7, 2017 8:49AM
Santa Cruz Council voted unanimously in support of the Standing Rock Sioux 4-4-2017
S.C City Council voted unanimously in support of Standing Rock!...
Posted: Tue Apr 4, 2017 9:53PM
Interview with Valerie Corral of Wo/Men’s Alliance for Medical Marijuana (WAMM)
‘I don't work with pot, I work with people.’ - Valerie Corral...
Posted: Tue Apr 4, 2017 12:50PM
CISPES Statement on Hector Perla and Sexual/Gender Violence in our Movement
Reports surfaced earlier this year that a long-time CISPES ally, Héctor Perla, sexually assaulted one of his students while he was a professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz. According to the survivor’s lawyer, university officials ignored previous instances of Perla’s sexual misconduct toward students, thereby permitting more harm to occur....
Posted: Mon Apr 3, 2017 4:46PM
Historic Gathering – Legal Defense for Water Protectors - April 2, 2017
I was blessed to receive an invite to this wonderful fundraiser. We all gathered at 2p.m. and we did not leave until 5p.m. There were more than 150 of us!...
Posted: Mon Apr 3, 2017 1:32PM