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Wed Aug 16 2017Last Call at Caffé Pergolesi
Wed Aug 16 2017Iconic Santa Cruz Coffeehouse, Caffé Pergolesi, Closes Up Shop
On August 9, news spread quickly that Santa Cruz's oldest, best known, and most loved coffeehouse will shut their doors forever on August 26, 2017. Caffé Pergolesi, an institution of downtown Santa Cruz, holds a very special place in the hearts of so many people. Besides offering coffee, tea, beer, wine, cider, and snacks, the cafe is an important space for friends and groups to meet. Its walls serve as a gallery for local artists, and The Perg, as it's known, is a one of a kind venue, particularly for punk and hardcore musicians. The funky alternative counterculture community known as Santa Cruz, loved by so many people near and far, continues getting its capitalist corporate makeover from the university, technology, and tourism industries.
Tue May 30 2017 (Updated 05/31/17)Fuck Trump at the Oakland Coliseum
Tue May 30 2017 (Updated 05/31/17)Artists Project Call for Trump Impeachment at Coliseum, Get Handcuffed by Security
From the open-publishing newswire: Don the Con has admitted to obstructing justice, and he should be impeached. We tried to project just that on a billboard next to Oracle Coliseum, after a Warriors game (victory!). IMPEACH didn't fit the sign as well as Fuck Trump. As fireworks went up so did the chant, "Fuck Trump! Fuck Trump!" Security noticed. A policewoman asked us to leave, and we packed up. As we were on our way out, we were surrounded and seized by coliseum security. Some of us were handcuffed. Our projector tripod was broken. The coliseum security did not wear badges and refused to give their names.
Mon May 22 2017The Highway Murderers Are A Neo-Nazi Band From Santa Cruz
The Highway Murderers are a crypto-fascist rock band from Santa Cruz. Since their formation in 2002, they have constantly been subject to criticism and resistance from the northern California music community for their violent, misogynistic, and racist behavior. The band is generally good at masking their white power and fascist symbols and aesthetics behind the violent imagery that permeates in contemporary metal music scenes. Despite this, members have slipped up and revealed their true colors with social media posts that expose their neo-nazi leanings. The Highway Murderers are scheduled to perform on Saturday, May 27 in San José.
Sat Jan 14 2017 (Updated 01/16/17)Speakeasies and Artists Warehouses: A Tale of Two Oaklands
Sat Jan 14 2017 (Updated 01/16/17)Fruitvale Community Further Marginalized in Politicization of Ghost Ship Fire
Dozens of reporters, videographers and photographers thronged around the yellow tape surrounding the block containing the Ghost Ship warehouse the morning after the tragic fire that killed 36 people in the center of Fruitvale. Voices in Fruitvale, a neighborhood where almost half the children live in poverty, weren’t heard for days at all. In this sensational story that garnered nation-wide attention, it was weeks before journalists evinced the slightest interest in the neighborhood where the fire occurred.
Mon Oct 10 2016White Supremacist Nathan Damigo Exposed
Nathan Damigo is a Social Studies major at CSU Stanislaus — and he’s been building up a white supremacist group called Identity Evropa (IE) across Northern California. Identity Evropa focuses on recruitment by plastering college campuses with propaganda that promotes the creation of an all-white, fascist, authoritarian political power. On October 4, anti-fascists put up 300 posters at CSU Stanislaus detailing Damigo’s hidden past as a convicted felon in a violent hate crime, as well as his involvement in a string of hate groups before attempting to rebrand himself with Identity Evropa.
Mon Jun 6 2016 (Updated 06/08/16)Posters Protest Google-Government Collusion
Mon Jun 6 2016 (Updated 06/08/16)Street Art Targets Google's Close Relations with the White House, NSA & Other Spy Agencies
Google's increasing power over political leaders in Washington, and its collaboration with the NSA and other spy agencies, have allowed the world's largest corporation to pull the strings of power. It started under Bush and grew even worse under Obama. On May 16, art activists in San Francisco postered Google headquarters, Google Ventures, Mozilla, and other areas with satirical art showing Google to be pulling President Obama's strings. Nobody claimed credit for the poster protests.
On Sunday, May 1, Joff Jones and Alex Skelton were arrested for defiantly displaying art "outside of a blue box" on Pacific Avenue in downtown Santa Cruz. This is their third arrest for displaying art in a public space but outside of small boxes since August of 2015. Jones and Skelton created a video with footage showing numerous Santa Cruz Police officers ticketing and arresting them for simply being "outside of a blue box" while displaying their art.
Wed Dec 30 2015 (Updated 12/31/15)Food Not Bombs Co-Founder Keith McHenry Faces New Criminal Charges for His Work
Wed Dec 30 2015 (Updated 12/31/15)FNB Activist Charged with Misdemeanor in Santa Cruz for Using "Offensive Words"
Food Not Bombs co-founder Keith McHenry is facing three misdemeanor charges in Santa Cruz Superior Court as a result of his work to defend the rights of the poor. The original case stemmed from an action where McHenry replaced 33 "blue artist boxes" on Pacific Avenue that had been removed by the city.
On August 2, community members in Santa Cruz came together to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. "Let us recommit ourselves to a world without nuclear weapons and without war," an announcement for the gathering read. The evening began with musicians playing in front of the Collateral Damage statue, which was installed next to the Town Clock on the 50th anniversary of the atomic bombings as a memorial to all civilian casualties of war.
6:30PM Tuesday Sep 26 Andrew Lam - At Home in the Diaspora
7PM Tuesday Sep 26 City Lights Reading - Matthew Zapruder and Oscar...
5:30PM Wednesday Sep 27 From the Ashes Film Screening
6PM Wednesday Sep 27 Meatless: Transform the Way You Eat and Live
7PM Wednesday Sep 27 Diversity Film: 'And Then They Came For Us'
7PM Wednesday Sep 27 City Lights Reading - Josh Weil
7:30PM Wednesday Sep 27 The South Bay Anarchist Meetup
7:30PM Wednesday Sep 27 Words: Readings in Two Languages
6PM Thursday Sep 28 Hope for Our Planet: A Photo Exhibition
7PM Thursday Sep 28 City Lights Event - Zoe Quinn
6PM Friday Sep 29 “Samsara” Screening with Polynesian Dance...
5PM Sunday Oct 1 City Lights Event - Scott Esposito with Micheline...
7PM Tuesday Oct 3 Kate Raphael Book Party, 'Murder Under the Fig Tree'
7PM Tuesday Oct 3 City Lights Reading - Nathaniel Tarn
8PM Tuesday Oct 3 'Near Normal Man' Film Screening
Publisher of Visión Magazine gave $400 to David Duke’s failed Senate campaign (2 comments) Thursday Sep 7th 1:25 AM
Left of the Dial: Antifascist Benefit for Charlottesville (1 comment) Monday Aug 21st 6:27 PM
Santa Cruz Artists Defy Boulder, CO's Unconstitutional Ban on Public Display of Visual Art (2 comments) Saturday Aug 19th 11:59 PM
Indybay Co-Founder Kaye "Nana" Griffin Passes On Tuesday Aug 15th 8:12 PM
Heather’s Patisserie Turns Off the Oven (3 comments) Monday Aug 14th 11:32 PM
Last Call at Caffé Pergolesi (1 comment) Friday Aug 11th 8:55 PM
Projected Nuclear Fears on SF Federal Building Wednesday Aug 9th 8:07 AMMore Local News...
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Sites of Resistance in New Orleans Monday Sep 11th 4:49 AM
Statement on Repression of Juggalos (1 comment) Monday Sep 4th 6:17 PM
Private Security patrols for artwork in Kansas City, Missouri Sunday Aug 27th 5:51 PM
Arrested for Visual Art and Protest: Total Eclipse Of Our Rights Monday Aug 21st 8:21 PM
Day 3 Illegal Art Protest: Cracking the System? Saturday Aug 19th 10:31 PM
Day 2: Illegal Art Protest Saturday Aug 19th 10:19 PM
Illegal Art Protest: Day 1 Saturday Aug 19th 10:04 PMMore Global News...
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Santa Cruz Mountain Sol Festival 9-24-2017 Monday Sep 25th 1:44 PM
The New Emperor is a White Nationalist? Sunday Aug 13th 8:47 PM
Press Release: Cast Announced for THE TOXIC AVENGER Musical at San Jose Stage Tuesday May 23rd 6:15 PM
World Premiere of Donal O'Kelly's The Memory Stick Thursday Mar 16th 3:25 PM
Chilao School offers free space for Arts, Culture and Environmental Workshops Wednesday Mar 1st 9:14 AM
Art of War : Executive Order Saturday Feb 18th 11:06 PM
Dis-Honor Among Thieves Saturday Feb 11th 9:39 PMOpen Newswire...
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