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Sat Apr 7 2018 (Updated 04/08/18)Israel Massacres Palestinians as Democrats Congratulate Them
Congressman Jimmy Panetta, who represents California's central coast, was a member of a Democratic congressional delegation that visited Israel on March 26 to congratulate the nation on the 70th anniversary of the establishment of its government. Nancy Pelosi, the leader of the delegation, stated ahead of their visit, “There is no greater political accomplishment in the 20th Century than the establishment of the State of Israel." Also on March 26, Israel's army announced that “dozens of snipers" would be deployed in Gaza – and four days later, over 750 Palestinians were shot during Land Day demonstrations.
Thu Mar 29 2018Fight Continues Over Fate of Measure Z
On March 26, proponents of Monterey County’s landmark Measure Z ballot initiative filed an appeal to restore the land-use protections that voters passed by an overwhelming majority in November 2016. The appeal challenges a Superior Court ruling in March that invalidated part of the ordinance, which aims to shield the county from fracking chemicals and oil industry pollution. Measure Z won with 56 percent of the vote.
Sun Mar 25 2018 (Updated 03/26/18)The Case For the Meadow
A group of UC Santa Cruz faculty, students, alumni, staff, and concerned community members have joined together in an effort to prevent development on one of the most important scenic landmarks of the UCSC campus, the East Meadow. East Meadow Action Committee writes: The open meadows are central to UCSC’s world-renowned design aesthetic. This proposal overturns a fifty-year tradition of environmentally-conscious planning. We support more, better, and more affordable student housing and improved childcare facilities on campus. There are other places to build them that do not overturn UCSC’s proudest traditions.
Fri Mar 23 2018Defend the Rent Freeze!
Movement for Housing Justice writes: Renters and community - Come out to the city council meeting next Tuesday to defend the rent freeze! Right now the city isn't enforcing our badly needed short term freeze on rents and eviction protections. They expect renters to take landlords to court to enforce the law if our rents are increased unfairly or we are unjustly evicted. They say it's a budgeting issue but we know that this is an issue of priorities. Let's remind the city council that 60% percent of Santa Cruz is renters. Our housing rights are non negotiable!
Fri Mar 23 2018 (Updated 04/01/18)March For Our Lives
On March 24, the kids and families of March For Our Lives took to the streets to demand that their lives and safety become a priority, and that gun violence comes to an end. Northern California is marched in solidarity. The national mission statement declared: March For Our Lives is created by, inspired by, and led by students across the country who will no longer risk their lives waiting for someone else to take action to stop the epidemic of mass school shootings that has become all too familiar. In the tragic wake of the seventeen lives brutally cut short in Florida, politicians are telling us that now is not the time to talk about guns. March For Our Lives believes the time is now.
Wed Mar 14 2018"Homeless Junkies" Propaganda Spreads in Santa Cruz
A sticker carrying imagery encouraging violence against houseless people and drug addicted people was recently found on a crosswalk button in downtown Santa Cruz. The sticker reads "Street Cleaner: Santa Cruz Meth Head Cleansing Project – Santa Cruz" and is marked with the hashtag #131stickers. It depicts a silhouette of a skinny person wearing a backpack, with a cigarette in their mouth, an open hand stretched out, and a “Tweaker” flag hanging out of the backpack. Laid over the image of this person are the crosshairs of a telescopic rifle sight.
Wed Mar 14 2018 (Updated 03/15/18)Santa Cruz Sentinel and Sheriff's Office Cozy Up
Chief Deputy Craig Wilson of the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office has been appointed to the new editorial board of the Santa Cruz Sentinel. The process was initiated by the Sentinel's new managing editor, Kara Meyberg Guzman. The appointment raises serious questions concerning the Sentinel's journalistic independence, and the news organization's ability to adequately respond editorially to issues of police brutality and brutality within the Santa Cruz County jail system. Wilson oversees Santa Cruz County's corrections Bureau, a department he has managed as deaths spiked at the jail.
Sun Mar 11 2018Uncolonized: Film Screening and Talk
Uncolonized is a short documentary film about a native family who decided they would never enroll their two daughters in the public school system, choosing instead to homeschool them from birth. Chris is Potawatomi and Chasity is Navajo. Their daughters carry both of their parents' lineages in their blood, but also in their way of being. The film takes a critical look at the historical experiences of native children inside of the U.S. public education system and brings clarity to the decisions of the family to keep their daughters out of the public school system.
Sat Mar 10 2018West Coast J20 Solidarity Tour
Defend J20 Resistance writes: On January 20, 2017 at the massive protests in Washington DC against Trump’s inauguration, militarized police attacked and mass-arrested over 200 protestors, charging 214 of them with an unprecedented eight felonies. The first trial against 6 defendants ended with a verdict of not guilty on all charges. In this touring presentation, you'll hear an overview and critical analysis of the case this far, highlighting its role and significance in the changing landscape of political repression in the United States.
Sat Mar 3 2018 (Updated 03/14/18)Hundreds Rally in San Francisco to Denounce ICE
Hundreds of immigrant rights activists, including many students, unionists, and other allies, surrounded the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) building in San Francisco to disrupt ICE's daily patterns of mistreatment and dehumanization. Increased ICE activity has been reported throughout the Bay Area, the Central Coast, and in the Central Valley. Reports from rapid response networks confirm that ICE agents have recently arrested hundreds of people in cities including Monterey, Oakland, Fresno, Napa, San Francisco, Sacramento, Santa Clara, and Salinas.
Thu Feb 22 2018 (Updated 03/23/18)Students Plan to Take a Stand with "March For Our Lives"
Bob M writes: In the wake of the Stoneman Douglas shooting, the high school students at that school and across the country are calling for a walkout on March 24 and again on April 20, the anniversary of the Columbine shooting in 1999. The students are calling for national leaders to listen to them, but as of yet they do not have demands other than getting AR-15s "out of the hands of people who should not have them." Many radicals still hold strong to the important point that de-arming must start with the cops and military, and not take away self-defense from oppressed communities.
Tue Feb 20 2018 (Updated 02/21/18)John Francisco Paiva Hits Capitola Renters with No-Cause Eviction
Maria Anderson is one of many tenants facing eviction from eight units in two apartment buildings at 2661 and 2651 Fresno Street in Capitola. The buildings were sold to a house flipper registered in Morgan Hill. The buyer — Charity Homes, LLC — is owned by John Francisco Paiva who, according to a 2014 press release from the San Jose Real Estate Investment Club, is a former executive with Cisco Systems and has acted as the full time president of Charity Rehabbers, LLC since 2013. Soon after the purchase cleared, each apartment in the two buildings received 60-day eviction notices.
7:30PM Sunday Apr 22 Earth Day Dance for Peace
5:30PM Monday Apr 23 Smart Solutions To Homelessness Community Meeting
7PM Monday Apr 23 Black Snake Killaz: A #NoDAPL Story
6PM Tuesday Apr 24 Digital Self-Defense workshop
7PM Tuesday Apr 24 The Bail Trap: American Ransom
10AM Wednesday Apr 25 Union Time: Fighting for Workers' Rights
6PM Wednesday Apr 25 Film: Freedom From The Wolf
7PM Wednesday Apr 25 Black Snake Killaz: A #NoDAPL Story
10AM Thursday Apr 26 Films: I Was Born In Mexico But... & Vida Diferida
4PM Thursday Apr 26 Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock
7PM Thursday Apr 26 Dolores (about Dolores Huerta)
5PM Friday Apr 27 A NEW COLOR: The Art of Being Edythe Boone
4PM Saturday Apr 28 Protest the NRA Fundraiser
7PM Saturday Apr 28 UNION TIME: Fighting for Workers' Rights
12PM Sunday Apr 29 Transgender & LGBTQ+ Self-Defense Class
3PM Sunday Apr 29 I Was Born in Mexico But... / Life Deferred
7PM Monday Apr 30 Film: Tomorrow
7PM Tuesday May 1 AWAKE: A Dream from Standing Rock
7PM Wednesday May 2 Tomorrow
7PM Thursday May 3 The Internationale
Earth Day Santa Cruz Celebration Saturday April 21, 2018 Sun Apr 22nd 6:31pm
Automated License Plate Reader public meeting Wednesday 4-18-2018 Santa Cruz, Ca. (1 comment) Thu Apr 19th 12:43pm
Amah Mutsun Tribal Chairman Speaks at United Nations to Call for Protection of Tribal Sacred Site from Surface Mining Proposal (1 comment) Tue Apr 17th 1:44pm
Restore the 42nd Avenue Community Cupboard (2 comments) Tue Apr 17th 11:50am
Coalition for Limiting University Expansion to Host Community Meeting Fri Apr 13th 10:47am
Final Countdown: Rent Control Campaign Update and Canvas Fri Apr 13th 10:36am
Protest for Gaza: End the Massacre! (1 comment) Sat Apr 7th 1:17am
As Israeli Forces Open Fire on Unarmed Palestinians, Jimmy Panetta Helps "Congratulate" Israel (2 comments) Fri Apr 6th 10:26pm
Paying Tribute to Legendary SF Bay Area DJ Cameron Paul Wed Apr 4th 10:21pmMore Local News...
The Second Amendment : A Sacred Covenant of Ethnic Cleansing and Slavery Between the Nation State and Settler Militias Fri Apr 6th 11:44am
Open Letter to the Brooklyn Museum: Your Curatorial Crisis is an Opportunity to Decolonize Wed Apr 4th 11:21pm
ACLU Report Urges Cities and Towns to Provide Internet Service as a Utility Thu Mar 29th 10:01am
Native-led Nonprofit Files to Axe Gas Plant Project on Sacred Lands Mon Mar 26th 11:02pm
60% of black women killed by police were unarmed (1 comment) Fri Mar 23rd 6:54pm
Renters' Rights, Eviction Protection Key to Preventing Homelessness (1 comment) Wed Mar 21st 3:25pm
Lawsuit Launched to Force Trump Administration to Curb Risks From Pesticide Malathion Wed Mar 21st 12:41pm
Holy Ground Desecrated at Site of Apache Resistance to Arizona Mine Mon Mar 19th 1:28pm
Feds Propose Increasing Destructive Off-road Vehicle Access in Mojave Desert Fri Mar 16th 5:42pmMore Global News...
April 27 is National Freedom Day - UC California Celebration Fri Apr 6th 12:56pm
David Minton Silva (1 comment) Sun Mar 18th 8:11am
Letter: Support for Loma Prieta Sanborn Master Plan Southern Area Christmas Tree Farm Site Tue Mar 6th 10:50am
Newly released monarch overwintering site management plan provides blueprint for protecting and managing monarch groves Sun Mar 4th 1:27am
Combatting the opioid crisis with drug takeback programs Sun Mar 4th 1:08am
As Electric Cars Revolutionize the Vehicle Market, New Study Helps California Cities Address Infrastructure & Parking Challenges Wed Feb 28th 8:18pm
Stone Bill Protects Monarch Butterfly Habitat Tue Feb 27th 4:51pm
Police Officer Fired for not Shooting Unarmed Man Reaches Settlement with W.Va. City Thu Feb 15th 10:04pm
Sempervirens Fund Acquires Cotoni-Coast Ridge Property Sun Jan 21st 8:44pmOpen Newswire...
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