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Denounce City Council's Toothless Sanctuary Law, then Join Freedom SleepOut #88
Join the fun in front of City Hall at 809 Center St. on the brick entranceway to the "City Hall Courtyard" from Tuesday Afternoon through Wednesday mid-morning. The area was declared a "park" to give Parks and Recreation Rangers power to exclude homeless folks guilty of nothing but sleeping there at night in an unprecedented due process-free process on pain of a year in jail. Food and festivities will begin near (or perhaps inside) City Council chambers. The Gang of Seven will finalize an ...
Event Date: Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:00PM
Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:42AM
Showing Contempt for Local Trumpite Sleeping Ban Enforcement--Freedom SleepOut #87
Again Besieging the Balmy Bigots at City Hall--809 Center St.---in the City Hall Courtyard both there and on the sidewalk. Sleeping bags, blankets, cameras, and hot soup are our weapons. From Tuesday afternoon through mid-morning Wednesday. Help needed posting videos on line to showcase the antics of the Sleepbuster Scalawags who stalk Freedom Sleepers by night and by day....
Event Date: Tue Mar 7, 2017 4:00PM
Posted: Mon Mar 6, 2017 10:43PM
Following Fast and Fancy City Council footwork, Freedom Sleepers return for 86th Time
Dodging raindrops and rangers, the nimblefooted Freedom Sleepers continue their relentless quest for sanity and justice outside City Hall on Tuesday night. Food usually arrives in the late afternoon, and coffee the following morning. The protest runs from Tuesday afternoon through mid-morning Wednesday. Come early Tuesday afternoon if you want to raise your voice at City Council. Bring video, warm bedding, and good humor to deal with the cold night and the city's paid nightmare providers...
Event Date: Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:00PM
Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:35PM
First of the 2017 Flashbacks: March 2, 2002 Free Radio Show
Free Radio Santa Cruz has lost its studio. Sunday's (2-26) Bathrobespierre's Broadsides show will be a 15 year flashback. We'll be streaming on freakradio.org. The show will archive at http://radiolibre.org/brb/brb170226.mp3 ....
Event Date: Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:30AM
Posted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:22PM
Video Shows SCPD Blocking Media from Sean Arlt Killing Press Conference
Activist Wes White documents the exclusion of alternative media from the SCPD's 2-16 Press Conference. There SCPD Police Chief Vogel announced that Officer Eric Bailey was the killer of Sean Arlt, who, police say, approached them aggressively with a metal rake back in early October. The only evidence presented was Vogel's account, some partial audio, and a partial obscured video that had no recognizable figures in it and ended ten minutes before Arlt died....
Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:36PM
Rain at Midnight? Freedom SleepOut #85 Faces Wettest Winter
Back again to City Hall--still the dark center of Sleeping Ban law and enforcement under City Manager Martin Bernal and the Watkins-Terrazas City Council. Determined activists and a crew of homeless folks will be huddling beneath the eaves of the buildings at City Hall until being driven out into the rain , wind, and cold. Just looking for a night of community and relative safety from the Sleeping Ban, they'll be in sleeping bags, under tents, in vehicles, whereever they can, hoping to spar...
Event Date: Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:00PM
Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:19PM
Community Support for Black Lives Matter in Capitola
Several dozen activists gathered at two corners of the 41st Ave. and Capitola Road intersection in support of reversing police violence. I was there s a HUFF activist and Free Radio Santa Cruz reporter....
Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 3:31PM
Valentine's Day for Freedom SleepOut #84
Covering Up Warmly at City Hall 809 Center St or on the nearby steps, take your choice. The protest runs from Tuesday early afternoon to mid-morning Wednesday. Bring your sweetie to celebrate restoring civil rights for the rain-soaked renegades of Santa Cruz....
Event Date: Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:00PM
Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:37AM
Stormy Times for Freedom SleepOut #83
Under tents, tarps, umbrellas, in the eaves of buildings, and in cars along the sidewalks of Santa Cruz City Hall (Public Assembly being forbidden on the City Hall grounds after 10 PM)...
Event Date: Tue Feb 7, 2017 4:00PM
Posted: Mon Feb 6, 2017 11:24PM
Still Pushing On---Freedom Sleepers Back Again at City Hall Tuesday for 82nd Tuesday
On the sacred turf ot the City Hall courtyard itself as well as along the cement sidewalks of Center St. from Tuesday night to Wednesday mid-morning....
Event Date: Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:00PM
Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:04PM
Rain-Drenched and Dismissed by Mainstream Protest, Freedom Sleep #81 Won't Quit
Expect light rain at City Hall where Freedom Sleepers will gather both under the eaves and later along the sidewalk after the likely midnight police raids driving them out to get drenched. The protest runs from Tuesday afternoon to mid-morning Wednesday. Thousands of Women’s March protesters crowded the same area Sunday filled with righteous anti-Trump anger but visibly indifferent to City Council’s abuse of unhoused and unprotected women outside here. Denounce nationally. Ignore locally....
Event Date: Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:00PM
Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:14PM
19th Annual Homelessness Marathon
Streaming on Santa Cruz Free Radio at http://www.freakradio.org...
Event Date: Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:00PM
Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:49PM
Freedom SleepOut Enters Its 80th Week Challenging Trumpism Locally Against the Homeless
Alongside City Hall across from the Main Library on Center St. In Vehicles, sleeping bags, and under tarps and tents. The protest runs from Tuesday afternoon to mid-morning Wednesday. Bring plenty of warm gear to use and to share. Hot soup and morning coffee are usually available....
Event Date: Tue Jan 17, 2017 4:00PM
Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 1:11AM
Freedom SleepOut #79 Swims Toward Justice Tuesday Night
Under the eaves of City Hall until driven away by "peace officers" and "park protection rangers" and then on the wet sidewalks outside City Hall. Bring cardboard, canvas, protective gear, video, and friends. The protest runs from 4 PM today to mid-morning Wednesday....
Event Date: Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:00PM
Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:43AM
SCPD Deputy Chief of Police Steve Clark retires
The Santa Cruz Police Department suddenly announced the retirement of Deputy Chief of Police Steve Clark on December 16 for reasons not disclosed to the public other than the length of his time with the department. Following the announcement Clark has been widely criticized in the community for being both physically and verbally confrontational in the past, and for targeting political opponents with smear campaigns and other bullying tactics. Clark has been accused of assault by at least one ...
Posted: Wed Jan 4, 2017 8:48PM
New Year's Nightwatch: Freedom SleepOut #78 at City Hall
On the frosty sidewalk outside City Hall at 809 Center St. across from the Main Library. A Tuesday night sleepout in probable rain (bring tents or protective gear either for yourself or for others). The event lasts from late afternoon Tuesday to mid-morning Wednesday....
Event Date: Tue Jan 3, 2017 4:00PM
Posted: Tue Jan 3, 2017 10:22AM
Radio Roundalay with Newly Elected Councilmember Krohn
On the stream of Free Radio Santa Cruz at freakradio.org. (Our normal broadcasting frequency awaits the new placement of an antenna--displaced since the property we were on before was foreclosed on). Call in number: 831-427-3772. (Be patient and call back if you get a busy signal; we've only got one phone line.) E-mail questions at firstname.lastname@example.org either before the show or during....
Event Date: Thu Dec 29, 2016 6:00PM
Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 10:08AM
Freedom SleepOut #77: Sanctuary for the Local Homeless?
At the edges of City Hall downtown along Center Street mostly between Locust and Church The protest begins Tuesday afternoon and goes until mid-morning Wednesday....
Event Date: Tue Dec 27, 2016 4:00PM
Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2016 11:10PM
76th Freedom Sleeper Protest is also Day of the Homeless Dead Memorial
Huddling with blankets on the sidewalk next to City Hall across from the Main Library. The protest will also take place under the eaves of City Hall--until driven away by security thugs and SCPD "law enforcement" officers forcefully dispersing peaceful protesters and denying them protective shelter while providing no options--in violation of the 8th Amendment. This in near-freezing temperatures near empty "public" buildings. This happens in an area designated as a "public park" (yet "clos...
Event Date: Tue Dec 20, 2016 5:00PM
Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:31AM
Justice for Police Victims and the Community
Town Clock, Downtown Santa Cruz...
Event Date: Sat Dec 17, 2016 1:30PM
Posted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 7:54PM