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Wed Mar 20 2013Community Rally in Watsonville for Peace and Remembrance
Wed Mar 20 2013Vigil in Watsonville to Remember Lives Lost to Violence
On March 15, community members gathered at the plaza in Watsonville to remember people whose lives have been lost to violence. Speakers at the rally included youth, community leaders, and family members of lost loved ones. Artists, including poets, rappers, and painters, shared their skills with those in attendance. As the sun went down, the event ended with a candlelight vigil and universal prayer.
Sun Mar 17 2013 (Updated 03/18/13)Global Resistance Day in Oscar Grant Plaza
Sun Mar 17 2013 (Updated 03/18/13)Fourth Anniversary of IDF Shooting of Tristan Anderson Marked with Global Resistance Day
Four years ago, Tristan Anderson, an Oakland-based human rights activist, was shot in the head with a tear gas canister by Israeli military police. On March 13th, on the anniversary of Tristan's injury, dozens gathered in Oscar Grant Plaza to celebrate Global Resistance Day. Global Resistance Day honors Tristan and all who have transcended borders and risked their lives to resist tyranny. Friends and family of Tristan Anderson announced that they will soon go to Israel to press charges against the Israeli police on Tristan's behalf.
Wed Mar 6 2013 (Updated 08/09/13)Peace Groups Join Women in Black to Protest U.S. Drones Program
Wed Mar 6 2013 (Updated 08/09/13)'Ground the Drones' Demonstration Highlights Child Casualties from Attacks
On Friday, March 1, Women In Black of Santa Cruz, along with other peace groups, demonstrated at the corner of Cooper and Pacific in downtown Santa Cruz to call for an end to the U.S. drone program and to tell the government and President of the United States, "Ground the drones! Stop killing children and other innocent people!"
Mon Mar 4 2013 (Updated 08/09/13)Soldier Praised as Hero and Whistleblower at Solidarity Demonstration
Mon Mar 4 2013 (Updated 08/09/13)Bradley Manning Supporters Gather in Santa Cruz to Mark Soldier's 1000th Day in Prison
Coinciding with demonstrations planned worldwide for February 23, Bradley Manning's 1000th day in prison, community members in Santa Cruz gathered at the Town Clock on February 24 to demand justice and humane treatment for the U.S. "whistleblower" soldier. The overwhelming sentiment of the Santa Cruz group was that Manning is a whistleblower and that the role he played exposing the military's crimes was crucial to the functioning of U.S. democracy, as well as a legally permissible activity.
Sun Feb 24 2013 (Updated 08/09/13)Rally and Candlelight Vigil Against Gun Violence Held in Palo Alto
Sun Feb 24 2013 (Updated 08/09/13)Community Members Say Supporters of NRA Will Oppose Reasonable Legislation
On February 22, rally participants in Palo Alto's Lytton Plaza gathered to demand that measures proposed in Congress to ban semi-automatic and military-style firearms be debated and votes taken. They said that unfortunately supporters of the National Rifle Association's position will oppose reasonable legislation.
Tue Feb 12 2013 (Updated 02/18/13)Drone Hearings Coming to Berkeley and Oakland
Tue Feb 12 2013 (Updated 02/18/13)Alameda County Board of Supes and Berkeley Police Review Commission to Hold Drone Hearings
On Wednesday, February 13th at 7pm, the Berkeley Police Review Commission will hold a hearing to discuss a possible drone policy for the city of Berkeley. On Thursday, February 14th at 1pm, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors' Public Protection Committee will hold a hearing on the Alameda County Sheriff's plan to purchase and deploy a drone. The Sheriff's office has stated it wanted to use the drone for "suspicious persons" and "large crowd control disturbances."
Mon Jan 14 2013 (Updated 01/15/13)Human Rights Advocates Decry Continuation of Abuses in Guantánamo
Mon Jan 14 2013 (Updated 01/15/13)Orange Jumpsuit Protest in Palo Alto Marks Opening of Guantánamo 11 Years Ago
January 11th, 2013, marked the day the unlawful prison Guantánamo opened 11 years ago. A protest organized by Amnesty International was held in Palo Alto's Lytton Plaza. Protesters demonstrated to remind President Obama of his promise to shut down Guantánamo prison and uphold human rights. Participants from many groups gathered in busy downtown Palo Alto to gather signatures and draw attention to the human rights abuses that continue in Guantánamo.