top
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Indybay Feature
Wed Jul 5 2006 (Updated 07/10/06)
Days of Solidarity Follow Plowing Under of South Central Farm
Wed Jul 5 2006 (Updated 07/10/06)
Arrests at Urban Farm as People Try to Protect Plants, Recover Sacred Objects
Bulldozers entered the South Central Farm in Los Angeles early on July 5th to tear out plants. This aggressive action was taken in spite of the fact that the farmers and community will go to court on July 12th to fight the legality of the sale of the land. As of 1pm, several protesters had been extracted from inside the farm, where they had been using their bodies to stop the bulldozers. Hired security guards inside the farm have been working with police to keep farmers and their supporters out of the farm. There have been multiple arrests, including at least one minor from the community who was reportedly violently thrown onto the concrete before being apprehended.

Farmers have not yet been allowed back into the farm to take out sacred religious objects, which are being bulldozed today. Other posessions, including tools, crops, and irreplacable heirloom seeds are also being destroyed. The farmers are asking supporters to come bear witness to the destruction; or, if they are unable to get to Los Angeles, to contact Jan Perry, the local city councilperson, to tell her to call off the bulldozers.

It has been announced that July 7th through 10th will be International Days of Solidarity with the South Central Farm. In an effort to "Save the South Central Farm & Support Small Farms Worldwide," people gathered in Oakland on Saturday, July 8th from 10am to 2pm, at the Grand Lake Farmers Market. Speakers and performers included Julia Butterfly Hill and Van Jones. ( imc_photo.gifPhotos | imc_audio.gifAudio ) People gathered for a rally and parade in solidarity with South Central Farmers in Santa Cruz on Sunday, July 9th. ( imc_photo.gif Photos: 1 | 2 | imc_audio.gifAudio ) A new community garden has been set up in Watsonville in solidarity with the SCF.

SouthCentralFarmers.com | SouthCentralFarmers.org | LA Indymedia | June 16th story about solidarity after the eviction | May 24th: Farmers evicted in early morning raid | Santa Cruz Indymedia | Watsonville Community Garden Established in Solidarity with SCF
03/20/17 YARR Training Attracts Crowd of Santa Cruz Supporters for Rapid Response System Front Page | Immigrant Rights | Santa Cruz Indymedia03/20/17 "Tech Stands Up" Rally Calls on Company Leaders to Speak Out for Diversity & Civil Rights Front Page | Labor & Workers | Peninsula | Government & Elections03/20/17 Threats to Native Bees Include Severe Habitat Loss and Escalating Pesticide Use Front Page | Environment & Forest Defense | California | U.S.03/20/17 Community Support Remains Strong as Yuvette Henderson Lawsuit Goes Forward Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | East Bay03/14/17 Anti-Homeless Architecture is Widespread in Downtown Santa Cruz Front Page | Health, Housing, and Public Services | Santa Cruz Indymedia03/13/17 Gender Strikes Organized Internationally as Follow-Up to Women's Marches Front Page | Labor & Workers | Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism | LGBTI / Queer | Womyn | Santa Cruz Indymedia03/12/17 Vallejo Cop Spencer Bottomley Assaults Person Who Had Sat Down and Surrendered Front Page | Police State and Prisons | North Bay / Marin03/10/17 Conference Aims to Build Anti-Racist Front Against Oppression and Capitalism in Bay Area Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism | LGBTI / Queer | Womyn | San Francisco | East Bay | Immigrant Rights03/03/17 Janet Fardette of Leveelies Pushes the Idea that “Street Feeding” Keeps People Homeless Front Page | Health, Housing, and Public Services | Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism | Santa Cruz Indymedia03/02/17 Youth Rise Up in Protest for Young Man Assaulted by LAPD Officer Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | Education & Student Activism | California03/02/17 Bay Area Air Quality Mngmt District Employees Fired For Exposing Destruction of Records Front Page | Environment & Forest Defense | Labor & Workers | East Bay
Related Categories: California | East Bay | Environment & Forest Defense | Front Page
Judge Halts California Plan to Stop Oil Waste Injections Into Protected Aquifers Center for Biological Diversity Tuesday Mar 21st 5:15 PM
Berkeley: Violent Trump Supporters Are Merging with the Alt-Right Northern California Anti-Racist Action NoCARA (5 comments) Friday Mar 17th 5:06 PM
California regulators weaken proposed rules for pesticide use near schools via Californians for Pesticide Reform Friday Mar 17th 4:54 PM
Federal Plan Could Auction Off 700,000 Acres in California to Oil Industry Center for Biological Diversity (1 comment) Wednesday Mar 15th 1:02 PM
Californians Sue in Challenge to Latest Muslim Ban ACLU of Northern California Tuesday Mar 14th 2:58 PM
Fracking Foes to Target Hollister Hearing on Leasing Public Lands to Oil Industry Center for Biological Diversity Tuesday Mar 14th 2:29 PM
High School Student Asks Questions for Paper Against Racism Indybay volunteer Sunday Mar 12th 5:32 PM
More Local News...
[ × close ]
San Luis Obispo Board of Supervisors Denies Phillips 66's Oil Trains Project Center for Biological Diversity Tuesday Mar 14th 2:49 PM
Court Clears California to Require Cancer Warning on Roundup Center for Biological Diversity Monday Mar 13th 4:56 PM
Landmark Report: Hundreds of Native Bee Species Sliding Toward Extinction Center for Biological Diversity Wednesday Mar 1st 5:25 PM
For Immediate Release: Scholars' Response to Travel Ban California Scholars For Academic Freedom Sunday Feb 5th 6:36 PM
100 Days of Resistance Center for Biological Diversity Sunday Jan 29th 11:41 PM
More Global News...
[ × close ]
Californians Against Fracking Responds to EPA’s Methane Regulation Announcement via Californians Against Fracking Friday Mar 17th 6:01 PM
Art of War : Executive Order K. Larmee Saturday Feb 18th 11:06 PM
UAW2865 UCB Workers Discuss J20 Mass Walk-Out and Trump Government Labor Video Project Friday Jan 20th 11:19 AM
Value Human Life Bill K. Harley (1 comment) Monday Jan 16th 10:15 PM
5-4-3-2-1-Revolution Fhyre Phoenix (1 comment) Friday Jan 13th 1:03 AM
Open Newswire...
[ × close ]