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Day 31 at Santa Cruz Peace Camp 2010
by ~Bradley (bradley [at] riseup.net)
Wednesday Aug 4th, 2010 3:44 PM
August 3rd was the 31st day of Santa Cruz Peace Camp 2010, a protest at the county courthouse against the City of Santa Cruz municipal code known as the Sleeping Ban. The Peace Camp began on July 4th as a 8pm - 8am refuge for people in Santa Cruz who do not have a legal or safe place to sleep between the hours of 11pm to 8:30am. It quickly transformed into a full-time demonstration for all to see.
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Santa Cruz Peace Camp 2010 is reminiscent of the 2007 protest against the Sleeping Ban which began on August 12th at City Hall and lasted about a week. The Santa Cruz police department raided the demonstration at City Hall at 3am on August 18th. As in the case with Santa Cruz Peace Camp 2010, the 2007 protest was a public visualization of the lack of a place for people to legally sleep.
§Attorney Edward Frey
by ~Bradley Wednesday Aug 4th, 2010 3:44 PM
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Ed has served as a primary supporter of Santa Cruz Peace Camp 2010. A June 29th post by Ed called for a "Night-Time Only Community Peace Camp in Santa Cruz County"
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2010/06/29/18652236.php
§Sculpture Garden
by ~Bradley Wednesday Aug 4th, 2010 3:44 PM
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§Cushion for Two
by ~Bradley Wednesday Aug 4th, 2010 3:44 PM
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§End the Sleeping Ban
by ~Bradley Wednesday Aug 4th, 2010 3:44 PM
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§Courthouse Steps
by ~Bradley Wednesday Aug 4th, 2010 3:44 PM
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§Camp Portola
by ~Bradley Wednesday Aug 4th, 2010 3:44 PM
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This plaque is on the large rock seen in the background of the photo above. You can click on the photo for a larger version to read.
§Modern Art
by ~Bradley Wednesday Aug 4th, 2010 3:44 PM
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§Reading
by ~Bradley Wednesday Aug 4th, 2010 3:44 PM
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§Kitchen Corner
by ~Bradley Wednesday Aug 4th, 2010 3:44 PM
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§Platform
by ~Bradley Wednesday Aug 4th, 2010 3:44 PM
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§New Laws
by ~Bradley Wednesday Aug 4th, 2010 3:44 PM
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§Santa Cruz County Courthouse
by ~Bradley Wednesday Aug 4th, 2010 3:44 PM
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§No Sleep No Peace
by ~Bradley Wednesday Aug 4th, 2010 3:44 PM
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§San Lorenzo River and Levee
by ~Bradley Wednesday Aug 4th, 2010 3:44 PM
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A common and risky spot where people sleep.