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2013: A Nasty Year Heavy With New Anti-Homeless Laws - by Robert Norse
Some years back, I collected and condensed a bunch of the Santa Cruz conduct ordinances which especially impacted homeless people, street people, performers, and political activists. The last version can be found at https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2010/08/29/18657087.php under the heading "Deadly Downtown Ordinances - Updated". That version got some updating in the comments that follow this older posting, but some enterprising person has to make suitable modifications & additions given t...
Posted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:14PM
A Civil Libertarian Looks at Street Performers and the First Amendment - by Steve Pleich
The Sounds of Silence
Posted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:25AM
"Son of God" Coming to a Theater Near You - by Bill Berkowitz
It may not garner the massive box office receipts that Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ did ten years ago (more than $600 million worldwide), but several high profile pastors are doing their darnedest to see that Son of God becomes the next super-successful Christian flick.
Posted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:52AM
Successful Protest Against Backpack Bigotry Restores Street Scene for Two Hours - by Robert Norse
Cafe HUFF's sidewalk stop-and-slp station fielded mini-cups of free coffee to musicians, activists, sign-totters, tourists, and students outside the Coffee Roasting Company. The focus was a protest on anti-homeless Backpack Bans infecting the Roaster, Peets, Starbucks, Lulu Carpenters and other businesses downtown. We encouraged Roaster patrons to question the policy and encourage the management to restore fairer treatment. Even the six cops assigned to surveille the decaf demo were invited...
Posted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 2:13PM
outdoor dream - by Melissa via FranHattan
[ short poem, based on recent dream] Reprint freely. ......................
Posted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 11:30AM
Anarchist directory - by Cejeb
We will make a good directory together
Posted: Thu Feb 6, 2014 10:38AM
Leonard Peltier on the Passing of Pete Seeger - by Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee
Statement from Leonard Peltier on the recent passing of folk singer Pete Seeger.
Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:11PM
Studs Terkel's 1963 interview with Bob Dylan, 58 min - by marc
Silver and gold cannot buy back a heart grown cold. Attitudes are the only disability. If the political elite heard www.pandora.com or www.dylanradio.com, their anger and competitiveness would be broken!
Posted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 4:37PM
Was Michael Collins assassinated? - by M Congannon
New book re-opens the mysterious death of Michael Collins, Ireland's charismatic & controversial leader of the War of Independence: "The Assassination of Michael Collins: What Happened At Béal na mBláth?" by SM Sigerson
Posted: Mon Jan 6, 2014 1:27PM
One Night In San Francisco - by Jean Moreau
Your wildest dreams come true.
Posted: Sat Jan 4, 2014 12:37AM
A Critique of San Francisco's Mission Yuppie Eradication Project - by ---
A re-examination of an anti-capitalist effort against the gentrification of San Francisco in the late 1990's.
Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:11AM
Call for Submissions - by Holly Harwood
Fukushima Response Bay Area in collaboration with the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists poetry committee and the BFUU social justice committee is producing an anthology of poems about the ongoing disaster at Fukushima Daiichi.
Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 4:34PM
Shrinking Sidewalks and the Permit Fantasy - by Robert Norse
With the suffocating reduction of sidewalk art and performance space under the modified Downtown Ordinances that went into effect in Santa Cruz on October 24th, repression apologists are reassuring those facing a matrix of exclusion that all the need to do, if they want to play, table, display, or occupy more than 12 square feet (approx 3 1/2 X 3 1/2 feet) is to apply for a permit at the Parks and Recreation Department. This is camouflage and cover for a fundamental change in the downtown s...
Posted: Sat Nov 9, 2013 7:12PM
La clef philosophale - by Patrice Faubert
Le secret du spectacle est le spectacle du secret...
Posted: Mon Nov 4, 2013 8:59AM
Movie Review: Dirty Wars - by Brad Forrest
Jeremy Scahill, reporter for such outlets as The Nation and Democracy Now, has come out with the most hard hitting documentary of recent years entitled, “Dirty Wars.” He takes us around the globe from Afghanistan to Yemen and Somalia documenting the crimes of U.S imperialistic foreign policy in tragic detail.
Posted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:10AM
ADAM SAVAGE’S WHITE GUILT @ THE MOTH - by PleeBlands
Discusses Adam Savage's performance at "The Moth" Event took place at UC Berkeley Zellerbach Hall on October 28, 2013.
Posted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:10AM
VIDEO: Fans of Israeli “peace” musician hurl racist abuse at protesters - by Adalah-NY
Over 30 New York human rights advocates protested outside the performance of Israeli musician Idan Raichel at the Beacon Theatre this evening, calling Raichel “a self-proclaimed propagandist for the Israeli government” and its brutal, apartheid policies towards the Palestinian people. The peaceful, spirited protest of chanting and singing was met by hostility and racism from many concert-goers.
Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:15AM
Right-wing LA nonprofit close to Israeli government is behind new Hollywood “peace” group - by Adalah-NY
Human rights advocates today added to revelations reported in The Jewish Daily Forward this week about the new Hollywood entertainment industry group Creative Community for Peace (CCFP). CCFP campaigns against a cultural boycott of Israel, and claims to oppose the politicization of art. But The Forward revealed this week that CCFP, not itself a nonprofit, operates under the aegis of the long-established US nonprofit StandWithUs (SWU) which is “widely perceived as being on the far right of t...
Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:43PM
Remembering Edward Said - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:48PM
Death in June disrupted in San Fransisco. Solidarity to our comrades in Los Angeles - by Bay Area Antifa
Last night at 9 PM sharp 20 anti-fascists marched to the Mezzanine to disrupt the Death in June show. Several people waiting in line were wearing fascist uniforms and flashing fascist tattoos at the Anfifas. The Mezzanine hired an all black security team who when told they were doing security for a fascist band decidec to step aside. At least 10 people wearing fascist uniforms and sporting fascist tattoos were beaten. Also the barricades of the Mezzanine were thrown into their fans and at thi...
Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 6:08PM