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Really Really Free Market - by SubRosa
at SubRosa, 703 Pacific Ave. (downtown Santa Cruz)
Event Date:Sat Dec 20, 2014 12:00PM
Posted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 6:30PM
Animal Groups Sue California Rodeo Salinas for Underreporting Animal Injuries - by via Animal Legal Defense Fund
Salinas, Calif. — On December 17, the national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) filed a lawsuit against the California Rodeo Salinas and its head veterinarian Tim Eastman for failing to report animal injuries to the state veterinary medical board, as required under California law. The defendants are accused of significantly underreporting the number of animals injured at the California Rodeo Salinas, the largest rodeo in the state and one of the largest in the country. In the last...
Posted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 2:49PM
New York Fracking Ban Increases Pressure on Obama to Protect Public Lands From Fracking - by Center for Biological Diversity
ALBANY, N.Y.— After years of public pressure, New York today became the second state to ban hydraulic fracturing because of risks to people and the environment. The announcement from Gov. Andrew Cuomo adds to the pressure on the Obama administration to end fracking across the country, including on America’s public lands.
Posted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 3:59PM
How much violence does the U.S. Secret Service inflict on the public and on journalists? - by John Cohen-Colby
I want to hold the U.S. Secret Service accountable for not only its recent assault and battery upon journalist Alex Darocy, but for all its violence against the public on American soil. An objective witness validated Darocy's account. I plan on opening a DHS OIG complaint about this and lobbying the U.S. Senate — where there is already bipartisan support for reforming the Secret Service — to hold the U.S. Secret Service accountable for violence against civilians and journalists on America...
Posted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 10:05AM
Police Brutality and the American Inquisition - by Steve Conover
In addition to looking into why Police brutalize drunks, we also should look into why police and corporations also are so supportive of AA/NA. I think I know why, such drunks then have to admit it was all their fault, they are powerless, god will make them a better employee and citizen, and god will remove their desire to drink. btw, to get food stamps and GA these folks are forced to attend AA/NA. And the really sad thing is that this American Zeitgeist is rarely questioned, as if there i...
Posted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 9:00PM
Community Seed Earth Energy Walk - by email@example.com
Henry Cowell State Park - Meet outside gift shop.
Event Date:Sat Dec 20, 2014 9:45AM
Posted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 3:28PM
"Bearcat-a-tat-tat" Video and Abbi Samuels Letter to the Mayor - by posted by Norse
This morning videojournalist Brent Adams posted an impressive video covering the City Council's Hasty Acquisition of the Bearcat "Protester Punisher" vehicle. It's available now on You-Tube. Additionally, Abbi Samuels forward to Mayor Don Lane a series of questions still unanswered that she asked at City Council before they shut down the discussion, locked the doors, and recessed the meeting on December 9th. Lane's original apologia for the Bearcat bulldozing and my response ("Mayor Resp...
Posted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 8:31AM
Mayor Responds to Indybay Story on Council Lock-Out - by Robert Norse
A few minutes ago I received and responded to a letter from Don Lane. He in turn was reacting an earlier article I posted ("Council Moves to Shut Down "Shame" Protest; Excludes Public; Jettisons Agenda" at https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2014/12/09/18765331.php . I reprint his letter and my reply below. I have also invited the Mayor to expand his views on Free Radio Santa Cruz this Thursday.
Posted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 7:11PM
Mideast Migraines - Instructive Quotations Behind Israeli Propaganda (audio/mpeg 149.8MB) - by Ren Tawil
Classic and noteworthy quotes from many sources which define, characterize and put into perspective the Zionist project; music. Length: 2:10:53/ Date Recorded: 2014-11-29/ Location: Santa Cruz, CA/ File Info: 64Kbps, mp3 (153MB), Mono
Posted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 3:09PM
Block the Militarization of Local Police - by Bloc the Tank Collective
General Assembly and initial picket spot near parking garage entrance at Soquel and Front, across from New Leaf.
Event Date:Fri Dec 19, 2014 5:00PM
Posted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 10:03AM
Congressman Mark Pocan Introduces Bill to Ban Fracking on Public Lands - by Food & Water Watch
Washington, D.C. – On December 10, U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) introduced a bill to ban fracking for oil and gas on federally owned, public lands with Representative Jan Schakowsky (IL-09). This is the strongest federal bill against fracking introduced in Congress to date. Along with the introduction of the bill, Food & Water Watch released the results of a national poll conducted by Lake Research Partners, which finds that 48 percent of Americans oppose fracking on public lands,...
Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 6:38PM
Santa Cruzans Block Streets, Stage Die-In during Day of Protest Against Police Violence - by Alex Darocy
On December 13, community members in Santa Cruz joined people across the country for a national day of protest against police violence. The focus of the protests have primarily been on the police killings of three black individuals, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and Tamir Rice, which all came to national attention in 2014. After a rally at the Town Clock, demonstrators marched down Pacific Avenue to the corner of Cooper Street where a die in was held for 4 1/2 minutes, which represented the 4 1...
Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 4:19PM
Petition to "Give Back the Bearcat" - by Steve Pleich
Stop Militarization of Local Law Enforcement
Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 11:20AM
Protest New Anti-Homeless Law and Urban Assault Vehicle - by Steven Argue
Meet at the Santa Cruz City Council 809 Center Street, Santa Cruz, CA
Event Date:Tue Jan 13, 2015 3:00PM
Posted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 6:55PM
Give Back the Bearcat ! - by Steve Pleich (posted by Norse)
Steve Pleich requested I post this appeal to Give Back the Bearat.
Posted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 6:42PM
Keeping Up the Pressure: Wednesday Protest at Cop Corner - by Robert Norse
Laurel and Center Streets, Santa Cruz
Event Date:Wed Dec 17, 2014 2:00PM
Posted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 12:25AM
Cannabis Advocates Alliance meeting - by
Louden Nelson Community Center, room #5 301 Center Street, Santa Cruz
Event Date:Wed Dec 17, 2014 7:00PM
Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 3:33PM
Time is Right to Revisit Creation of a Citizens Police Review Board - by Steve Pleich
A Citizens Police Review Board Could Benefit the Community
Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 1:34PM
National Day Of Protest: March Against Police Violence - by Dru Glover
Clock Tower Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, California 95060
Event Date:Sat Dec 13, 2014 1:00PM
Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 12:55PM
Posner Sets Office Hours for Input Around Street Performer & Other Pacific Avenue Stuff - by Robert Norse
After some delay Micah Posner has agreed to be in his office 11 AM to noon every Friday to hear take input on the new (goes into effect December 25th) "Performer Pens" law. He asks that folks call in advance if they're planning to come in on his office line at 831-420-5028. For this Friday only, Posner says he'll be in the office at 3:30 PM. Lest there be any confusion or false hopes raised, Posner is not promising (or likely) to introduce changes to the ordinance or even speak out pub...
Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 8:58AM