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Community Campout - by Rabbi Phil Posner
out front of the Post Office at the corner of Front and Water Streets in Santa Cruz
Event Date:Sat Jul 4, 2015 7:00PM
Posted: Fri Jul 3, 2015 10:57AM
On the Eve of Protest: Letters to and From Councilmember Micah Posner - by Robert Norse
The "Search for Sleep" Protest will begin on July 4th at 6:30 PM in front of the Main Post Office after the Saturday Food Not Bombs Meal. Councilmember Micah Posner sent the following letter of support for the protest. I responded with the letter that follows (slightly expanded and clarified for publication here) demanding actual action on his part and the part of other Councilmembers rather than pretty words.
Posted: Fri Jul 3, 2015 4:32AM
Loose Associations: All In - by Sylvia Caras
Loose Associations: Tiny Homes in 18 Villages : A Framework All In is a framework to end homelessness in Santa Cruz county and provide a model for other regions. As a framework, it provides a guiding goal and direction, an organizing principle, with details to be worked out by the people and agencies involved in its execution.
Posted: Thu Jul 2, 2015 2:32PM
Santa Cruz Free Guide - by Meredy Wells
Made to help people living outside in Santa Cruz who also have basic human rights find meals and more! Share the Santa Cruz Free Guide on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/santacruzfreeguide and docs.google.com/document/d/15sOPWmJLVxi0xlK6PIj1e5-pwCRaLGok8KpgXgNgV8A/edit
Posted: Thu Jul 2, 2015 10:40AM
State officials fail to take meaningful action on brain-harming pesticide - by Mark Weller-Californians for Pesticide Reform
After a decade of delay, both federal and state officials acknowledge the dangers of chlorpyrifos, but neither has taken action to provide necessary protections for California communities.
Posted: Thu Jul 2, 2015 10:20AM
Senate Bill 4 Regs Will Expand Fracking in California - by Dan Bacher
While environmental groups blasted the regulations developed under SB 4, the oil industry gushed with an oily torrent of praise for the new rules. Catherine Reheis-Boyd, the President of the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) and the former Chair of the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative Blue Ribbon Task Force to create alleged "marine protected areas" in Southern California, praised DOGGR for rejecting comments calling for a moratorium on the environmentally destructive pr...
Posted: Thu Jul 2, 2015 8:52AM
Constitution Protection Zones Presents: Free July 4th Concert: Tribute to Paul McCartney - by Ardy
In front of O'Neill's surf shop located at 110 Cooper Street at Pacific Avenue.
Event Date:Sat Jul 4, 2015 4:00PM
Posted: Wed Jul 1, 2015 12:41PM
Grand Jury Finds Lack of Accountability for Medical Services at Santa Cruz Jails - by Santa Cruz News
This week the Santa Cruz County Grand Jury released the report: "Medical Services at the Jails: How Does the Sheriff Coroner Manage Oversight?" Santa Cruz County outsourced its jail medical services to the private for-profit corporation California Forensic Medical Group (CFMG) in 2012. The Grand Jury has found that there is, "a lack of transparency and accountability on the part of CFMG and there is insufficient oversight by the Sheriff Coroner’s office," according to the report. The ...
Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 11:41PM
U.S. Department of Justice’s COPS Office to meet with Salinas community to discuss SPD - by
Sherwood Hall, 940 North Main Street, Salinas, CA 93906
Event Date:Tue Jun 30, 2015 6:00PM
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 11:24PM
Mideast Migraines - Dismantling D Washington, UCSC presentation, part II (audio/mpeg 131.8MB) - by Ren Tawil
Completion of critique of the so-called Rev. Dumisani Washington's talk/PPP on May 21 at University of California, attempting to link the words of M. L. King Jr. with a defense of Israel and Zionism; music of Arab Americans & Musicians of the Nile. Length: 1:55:08/ Date Recorded: 2015-06-01/ Location: Santa Cruz, CA/ File Info: 64Kbps, mp3 (135MB), Mono
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 5:54PM
Highway Six Sentencing Hearing ACLU Letter of Support - by Steve Pleich
Justice Will Be Served By Moderated Sentence
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 4:24PM
Statement Read by Lori Nixon at the Highway Six Sentencing Hearing - by via Lori Nixon
Today, five of the six UCSC students charged with blocking Highway 17 in Santa Cruz to protest tuition increases at the University of California, and the connection to police brutality, were each sentenced to 30 days in jail by Judge Denine Guy. In May, all six students pleaded no contest to two misdemeanor counts each after requesting an indicated sentence from Judge Guy when prosecutors informed them they would not negotiate a plea deal. Three of the five students read statements before the...
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 4:21PM
Unconditional Anti-Oppression: The Rise of Anti-Speciesism in the Anarchist Movement - by via Animal Liberation Press Office
Negotiation is over. Moving beyond liberal veganism.
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 3:50PM
District Attorney’s Handling of Cat Shooting Case Probed by Animal Legal Defense Fund - by via Animal Legal Defense Fund
AUSTIN — On June 26, the Animal Legal Defense Fund invited Austin County District Attorney Travis J. Koehn under the Texas Public Information Act (Tex. Gov. Code § 552.001 et seq.) to produce all records relating to the criminal case against Kristen Lindsey, a veterinarian who killed a cat with a bow and arrow. Ms. Lindsey outraged animal lovers in April after posting a photo of herself on Facebook holding an orange cat with an arrow through its head, stating “My first bow kill, lol. The...
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 3:27PM
New Tests Find Toxic Cocktail in Santa Barbara Spill - by via Food & Water Watch
SANTA BARBARA, CA – Numerous toxic chemicals known to pose severe threats to human health and marine life contaminated the Pacific Ocean and beaches when more than 100,000 gallons of oil spilled from a ruptured pipeline in Santa Barbara County, according to independent test results released today by Water Defense. The non-profit organization’s testing of spilled oil deposited on the beach and water samples collected from the May 19 Refugio State Beach oil spill confirmed the presence of s...
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 3:09PM
Mideast Migraines - "Pastor" Dumisani Washington, a critique (audio/mpeg 129.4MB) - by Ren Tawil
An overview of Christian Zionist Dumisani Washington's presentation at UCSC, May 21st; music by Aza. Length: 1:53:05/ Date Recorded: 2015-05-25/ Location: Santa Cruz, CA/ File Info: 64Kbps, mp3 (133MB), Mono
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 2:37PM
"Bicycling Across Cuba" Travel Adventure Talk with Leonie Sherman - by Melissa Ott
Live Oak Grange, 1900 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz, California
Event Date:Thu Jul 16, 2015 6:30PM
Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 2:36PM
"Homeless Lives Matter" Final Mass Meeting to Plan for Campout - by Phil Posner (posted by Norse)
In front of the main Santa Cruz Post Office on the Steps where Front St. intersects Pacific, & Mission
Event Date:Sun Jun 28, 2015 6:30PM
Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 8:47AM
"Homeless Lives Matter" Back For Fourth Meal Preparing for July 4th CampOut - by Robert Norse
Angry activists protesting closures, cutbacks, and laws against the homeless community held their fourth meal under the banner "Homeless Lives Matter!" They served their fourth breakfast around the corner from the Homeless Services Center, which I call the “Homeless (Lack of) Services Center” [HLOSC]. Its director, Jannan Thomas, announced cutbacks in services and shelters in May, announcing an end-of-June shut down the meals, laundry, shower, and restroom services previously availabl...
Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2015 11:49AM
Sitting Freely in Downtown Monterey - by Alex Darocy
At their latest monthly sit-in, community members protesting the sit-lie ban in Monterey sat freely on the sidewalk on Alvarado Street for the first time since beginning their protests. At each of the four previous sit-ins, demonstrators were pressured to discontinue the protest, either by the police or by downtown business owners. They have been gathering on Alvarado Street monthly since February to oppose the new Monterey ordinance, which outlaws sitting or lying on commercial sidewalks in ...
Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:42PM