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image Summary Killings During the Conflict in Eastern Ukraine 120_ukraine.jpg original image ( 500x245) - by Amnesty International
An Amnesty International investigation into allegations of execution-style and other deliberate killings by pro-Russian separatists and pro-Kyiv forces has found evidence of isolated incidents attributable to both sides, but not on the scale reported by Russian media and authorities.
Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 7:11PM
image Witnesses Report Excessive Use of Force by SCPD during Arrest near Court House 120_ryan-kiar-scpd-santa-cruz-police.jpg original image ( 283x414) - by Alex Darocy
Witnesses to the recent tasing and arrest of a man in Santa Cruz describe the incident differently from the account communicated by police through the reporting of the Santa Cruz Sentinel. Individuals on the scene report excessive force was used when officers with the SCPD arrested Oliver Howard near the Court House on Water Street on the afternoon of October 13. They say officers struck Howard with a baton, tased his bare body, piled on top of him, wrenched and twisted his limbs, and grinded...
Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 5:48PM
audio Mideast Migraines - DtSO - ending "What Price Israel" (audio/mpeg 135.1MB) - by Ren Tawil
Completion of "They Dare to Speak Out" by Paul Findley, chapter 12, "What Price Israel?"; Arabic music. Length: 1:58:02/ Date Recorded: 2014-10-11/ Location Recorded: Santa Cruz, CA/ File Info: 64Kbps, mp3 (138MB), Mono
Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 5:45PM
image World Trade Organization Attacks Commonsense Country of Origin Labels 120_meat-labeling-wto-world-trade-organization.jpg original image ( 328x328) - by Food & Water Watch
Washington, D.C.—Today, the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled that mandatory country of origin labels (COOL) rules for meat and poultry that went into effect in 2013 still ran afoul of the global trade rules. The WTO’s compliance panel decided that the goal of country of origin labels was not trade illegal, but it narrowly found that the implementation of the COOL rules discouraged livestock imports from Canada and Mexico.
Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 4:46PM
image Lawsuit to Protect Pinto Abalone From Ocean Acidification, Climate Change and Poaching 120_pinto_abalone_alaska_department_of_fish_and_game_fpwc.jpg original image ( 376x450) - by Center for Biological Diversity
ANCHORAGE, Alaska— Conservation groups notified the National Marine Fisheries Service today of their intent to sue the agency for delaying Endangered Species Act protection for the pinto abalone, an approximately six-inch snail with an iridescent inner shell that was once common in rocky, intertidal coasts from Alaska to Baja California.
Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 4:27PM
calendar Greg King: The Fight to Save California's Last Wild River - by Stephen McCabe
UC Santa Cruz Arboretum High St. west of Western Drive Santa Cruz, CA 95064 831-427-2998 http://arboretum.ucsc.edu
Event Date:Sun Nov 9, 2014 4:00PM
Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:11AM
text Pleich Allows Cyberstalking and Bullying in his FB group Citizens for a Better Santa Cruz - by Pat Colby
Steve Pleich allows cyberstalking and bullying on FB Citizen for a Better Santa Cruz. He lets members of his group slander and character assassinated fellow local activists-advocates. He has allowed my brother John and I to be stalked even though we left his group and asked him to stop allowing anyone to post anything about or use our names in any posts. We are not the only fellow activists-advocates he has allowed this to happen to: i.e. he allowed TBSC's Jim Spring to cyberbully a much re...
Posted: Sun Oct 19, 2014 10:50PM
document Petition and Flyers Opposing the Anti-Homeless Stay Away Orders Ordinance petition_1.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - by Robert Norse
Please circulate and copy the petitions and flyers. Or create your own.
Posted: Sun Oct 19, 2014 8:50PM
text Accessory Dwelling Unit Restrictions Just Latest Example of Government Overreaching - by Steve Pleich
Rental Inspection Program Must Be Repealed
Posted: Sat Oct 18, 2014 11:17PM
audio Mideast Migraines - DtSO, What Price Israel (audio/mpeg 131.3MB) - by Ren Tawil
Continued reading of "They Dare to Speak Out", chapter 12 What Price Israel; music. Length: 1:54:42/ Date Recorded: 2014-10-04/ Location: Santa Cruz, CA/ File Info: 64Kbps, mp3 (134MB), Mono
Posted: Sat Oct 18, 2014 11:02AM
calendar Reframing Anti-Semitism - (short) Book Reading on Free Radio Santa Cruz - by Ren Tawil
Free Radio Santa Cruz, www.freakradio.org , free streaming through the website’s instructs (currently NO transmitted signal on the airwaves -- our transmitter is still down).
Event Date:Sat Oct 18, 2014 11:00AM
Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 7:53PM
text Environmental Groups Respond to Gov. Brown’s Fracking Regulations - by Californians Against Fracking
Final draft regulations rife with industry loopholes and weak protections leave Californians vulnerable
Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 6:26PM
text New Tool to Talk to Santa Cruz City Council - by Speak Up, SC!
SANTA CRUZ (September 23, 2014) – The City of Santa Cruz is offering a new way to communicate with elected officials relating to specific items on the City Council meeting agenda.
Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 6:20PM
text High Numbers of Sea Turtles, Whales and Seabirds Die in Hawaii Tuna Longline Fishery - by Todd Steiner
An estimated eight sea turtles, including four critically endangered Leatherback sea turtles were killed, and eight false killer whales were injured in the last three months by the Hawaii tuna longline fishery, according to the National Marines Fisheries Service newest report.
Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:49AM
text Oct. 15th is Pacific Leatherback Sea Turtle Conservation Day - by Joanna Nasar
Turtle Island Restoration Network Calls for Action to Safeguard California Sea Turtles from the Driftnet Fishery off California's Shores
Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 12:05PM
document Global Movement to Ban Fracking Urges Ban Ki-moon to Reject Controversial Process bankimoon_letter_10_14_final_sigs.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - by Food & Water Watch
Washington, D.C. –Just two weeks after the largest climate march in history, over 250 groups from nearly 40 countries urged United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, to reject fracking as a part of the Sustainable Energy for All Initiative in a letter sent to him today (see PDF). This came on the eve of the Global Frackdown, a Food & Water Watch initiated international day of action to ban fracking on October 11th that will feature hundreds of actions on six continents, demonstrating b...
Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 10:25PM
image UCSC Student Withdraws from University Citing UC's Connection to War Profiteering 120_fiat_lux-let_there_be_light.jpg original image ( 224x207) - by via CognitiveLiberty.net
Shortly before the Fall 2014 quarter was to commence at the University of California Santa Cruz, undergraduate student Marjorie Langdon decided to take a leave of absence from her studies. In a letter to administrators explaining the decision, Marjorie strongly denounced the UC system's connections to the military industrial complex.
Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 6:11PM
audio Mideast Migraines - They Dare to Speak Out - "Not All Jews Toe the Line" (audio/mpeg 140.2MB) - by Ren Tawil
Continued reading of "They Dare to Speak Out" by Congressman Paul Findley, chapter entitled "Not All Jews Toe the Line"; "music. Length: 2:02:31/ Date Recorded: 2014-09-13/ Location: Santa Cruz, CA/ File Info: 64Kbps, mp3 (144MB), Mono
Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 6:03PM
image Conservation Groups Sue Federal Agency to Protect Wolverines 120_wolverine_us_department_of_transportation_jeffrey_c_lewis_fpwc.jpg original image ( 600x396) - by Center for Biological Diversity
MISSOULA, Mont.— Eight conservation groups joined forces today in a legal challenge of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision to abandon proposed protections for the wolverine, a rare and elusive mountain-dwelling species with fewer than 300 individuals remaining in the lower 48.
Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 4:41PM
calendar DEFENDING OUR CIVIL LIBERTIES An evening with journalist Chris Hedges - by Kim Wein
Inner Light Ministries, 5630 Soquel Dr, Soquel, CA
Event Date:Sun Nov 23, 2014 5:30PM
Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 11:09AM

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