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text An Open Letter to the Santa Cruz City Council - by Steve Pleich
Dear Councilmembers:
Posted: Sun Mar 1, 2015 12:40PM
calendar Grassroots Organizing: Campus and Community - by Maureen Smith
Resource Center for Nonviolence 612 Ocean Street Santa Cruz, CA
Event Date:Sat Mar 7, 2015 7:00PM
Posted: Sat Feb 28, 2015 5:24PM
calendar DAVID HARTSOUGH: Waging Peace: Global Adventures of a Lifelong Activist 120_david_hartsough_sm.jpg original image ( 135x150) - by
Resource Center for Nonviolence, 612 Ocean St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Event Date:Mon Mar 2, 2015 7:00PM
Posted: Sat Feb 28, 2015 4:55PM
audio Mideast Migraines - Three Muslims in North Carolina (audio/mpeg 81.0MB) - by Ren Tawil
Terrorism Strikes North Carolina: Double Standards of Western Media; Miko Peled on Netanyahu coming to town; alleged assault on Arab-American male at a Dearborn-based Kroger; Who Speaks for Jews?‏; music by Arabic Beat. Length : 1:58:02/ Date Recorded: 2015-02-16/ Location: Santa Cruz, CA/ File Info: 64Kbps, mp3 (83MB), Mono
Posted: Sat Feb 28, 2015 2:17PM
audio Mideast Migraines - Israel's official religion, the Holocaust (audio/mpeg 80.7MB) - by Ren Tawil
Ha'aretz: Israel's official religion, the Holocaust; Israel’s historical fear of the Palestinian mind; by Sami Kishawi CALL-OUT: Seeking submissions on the ‘identity shaming’ of Palestinians; The US, Its Allies And Syria Unwittingly Corporatized ISIS; music by Aza. Length: 1:57:35/ Date Recorded: 2015-02-09/ Location: Santa Cruz, CA/ File Info: 64Kbps, mp3 (83MB), Mono
Posted: Sat Feb 28, 2015 2:01PM
document Latest Update to the SCPD Policy Manual including Use Policy on the Bearcat policy_manual_11-12-14.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - by Robert Norse (and the SCPD)
After several requests and considerable delay, assistant City Attorney Reed Gallogly finally coughed up the recent additions to the SCPD Policy Manual. I previously posted the full manual as of 2011 at https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2012/05/19/18713791.php and the new one as of November 2014 is posted below as well as a January 2015 addition, included the day after the City Council meeting where Mayor Lane gave special time to Police Chief Vogel to read his policy. An updated list of SC...
Posted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 10:38PM
image Petition Initiated at UC Santa Cruz Following Hate Crime 120_uc_santa_cruz.jpg original image ( 444x250) - by via Students for Action
A petition has been initiated by students at UC Santa Cruz following a brutal attack and hate crime that occurred on the basis of sexual orientation on campus on February 6.
Posted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 2:24PM
text Amnesty International USA Calls on Mayor Rahm Emanuel to Investigate Chicago “Black Site” - by Amnesty International
CHICAGO — Amnesty International USA called on Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to investigate allegations published in The Guardian newspaper of a Chicago Police Department facility in Homan Square, including beatings and disappearances of people detained there.
Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 6:26PM
document Year After Standoff Over Nevada Cattle Trespass, Questions Remain About Unpaid Fees ltr_doi_doj_re_bundy.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity sent a letter to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and Attorney General Eric Holder today formally requesting a public update by April 5 on the status of the case against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, whose livestock trespass on public lands led to a standoff last year after the Bureau of Land Management’s failed attempt to round up livestock.
Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 5:15PM
image Community Members Take A Seat on Monterey Sidewalk to Protest New Sit-Lie Ban 120_monterey-sit-lie-1.jpg original image ( 800x534) - by Alex Darocy
In October a new law went into effect in the City of Monterey making it illegal to sit or lie on sidewalks in commercial districts. In response, activists staged a sit-in on the sidewalk along Alvarado Street in Downtown Monterey on February 13, and they say they plan to make it a regular event. Individuals with Direct Action Monterey Network (DAMN) organized the demonstration because they believe the law targets individuals without homes, travelers, and the impoverished.
Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:13PM
image In Memory of Fallen Officers, Activists Postpone Rally Opposing Attack Vehicle Purchase 120_harry-meserve-santa-cruz.jpg original image ( 534x800) - by Alex Darocy
Activists organizing to oppose the police purchase of a $250,000 Lenco BearCat (Ballistic Engineered Armored Response Counter Attack Truck) postponed a rally scheduled to occur during today's Santa Cruz City Council meeting. Members of SCRAM! (Santa Cruz Resistance Against Militarization) changed plans when they found out the Santa Cruz Police Department officers who were killed in 2013 might be honored at the same time as their rally. [Photo: Harry Meserve of SCRAM! speaks to council members.]
Posted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 10:30PM
image Nurses Welcome Veto of Keystone XL Pipeline Bill 120_keystone_xl__veto_nurse.jpg original image ( 640x300) - by via National Nurses United
National Nurses United today welcomed President Obama’s veto of the Congressional legislative efforts to force the construction of the 1,700-mile Keystone XL pipeline from the forests of Alberta to the Gulf of Mexico. Photo: Raji Ward RN speaks at KXL Veto Action.
Posted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 6:37PM
calendar Cannabis Advocates Alliance meeting - by
Louden Nelson Community Center 301 Center Street, Santa Cruz
Event Date:Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:00PM
Posted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 10:10AM
calendar Turn Wine Into Water wine tasting wine2water_rotary_uganda_clean_water.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - by Peggy Pollard
Cafe Iveta, 2125 Delaware Ave. Westside Santa Cruz (x Swift St.)
Event Date:Sun Mar 1, 2015 4:00PM
Posted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 12:41AM
audio Mideast Migraines - "Freedom Sailors", Epilogue: chapter 12 (audio/mpeg 83.2MB) - by Ren Tawil
Completion of "Freedom Sailors", chapter 12; music by Aza. Credits: FRSC Collective, Freedom Sailors.com & Greta Berlin and Bill Dienst, M.D., Aza Length: 2:01:10/ Date Recorded: 2015-02-07/ Location: Santa Cruz, CA/ File Info: 64Kbps, mp3 (85MB), Mono
Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 5:45PM
image Santa Cruz: Demonstration at Santa Cruz County Superior Court for Alix Tichelman 120_img_20150223_085933-1.jpg original image ( 2560x1920) - by Stop all witch hunts!
On Monday, February 23rd, a small group held a demonstration on the front steps of the Santa Cruz County Superior Court in support of Alix Tichelman, the person charged with involuntary manslaughter in regards to the death of a Google X executive on November 23rd, 2013.
Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 11:40AM
calendar "Food Chains" at Watsonville Film Festival - by John Speyer
Mello Center, 250 E 5th St. Watsonville CA
Event Date:Sun Mar 8, 2015 3:00PM
Posted: Sun Feb 22, 2015 4:03PM
calendar "Documented" at Watsonville Film Festival - by John Speyer
Mello Center, 250 E Beach St. Watsonville CA
Event Date:Sat Mar 7, 2015 4:00PM
Posted: Sun Feb 22, 2015 3:49PM
calendar Sleep Dealer at Watsonville Film Festival - by John Speyer
Mello Center, 250 E Beach St. Watsonville CA
Event Date:Fri Mar 6, 2015 8:00PM
Posted: Sun Feb 22, 2015 3:40PM
image Santa Cruz Dream Inn Workers Go on Strike 120_santa-cruz-dream-inn.jpg original image ( 534x800) - by Alex Darocy
Workers at the Santa Cruz Dream Inn began a two-day strike today, prompting the hotel to close its restaurant, Aquarius. Cooks, Waiters, Bartenders, Bell Persons, Front Desk Clerks, Room Cleaners, Maintenance Workers, and all other employees are refusing to work, and picket lines are scheduled for the front of the hotel from 6am-10pm for both days of the strike. Workers approved the action after months of failed contract negotiations with owners, who have been expecting them to accept a three...
Posted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 8:09PM

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