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Thu Dec 21 2006 (Updated 01/08/07) Permit-less People's Parade - Keeping Santa Cruz Weird for Another Year
Undaunted by civil rights violations last year by the Santa Cruz Police Department, this year's Last Night DIY Parade and Celebration enthusiasts returned in full force to take over the streets on New Year's Eve in Santa Cruz. imc_photo.gif Photos: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

Last year, the celebration erupted into the national headlines when it was discovered that Santa Cruz Police had violated the civil liberties of organizers by spying on their meetings for three months, gathering information about the group and engaging in other activities unrelated to the stated purpose of their investigation.

From the Last Night DIY website: "Last Night is a decentralized, collective, spontaneous, open, public New Year's Eve celebration, a completely organic event, organized and put on at a grassroots-level." Story and Photos || A Last Night Manifesto || Manifiesto de la Ultima Noche || Peace Walk Marking 3000th Casualty To Lead Parade

Last Night 2005 coverage: imc_photo.gifPhotos: Santa Cruzans Speak Out Against Police Infiltration and for an Independent Investigation || Last Night DIY 2005 || PIX: "Last Night" DIY Parade on Pacific Ave

imc_audio.gifAudio: FSRN: SCPD Spying Update || Trash Orchestra PSA

"Just Us" Action Against SCPD Spying || Police Infiltrate Peaceful Parade Organizers || A Letter to the Community About Last Night || Council Votes to Continue to Do Nothing About Police Spying (Again) || Police Infiltrate Peaceful Parade Organizers || An open letter to the Santa Cruz City Council in protest of police infiltration: || Police Infiltration of Parade Politically Motivated

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