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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.
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.
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 02/24/18)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.
Tue Feb 13 2018 (Updated 02/21/18)Tent City, USA: The Growth of America’s Homeless Encampments
The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty released a report, Tent City USA: The Growth of America’s Homeless Encampments and How Communities are Responding, reviewing the rapid growth of homeless people living in tents across the United States over the past decade, as measured by documentation in media reports. Research showed a 1,342 percent increase in homeless encampments reported between 2007 and 2017, with at least one encampment reported in all fifty states and the District of Columbia. As encampments become increasingly common, local governments have enacted laws to prohibit living in tents.
Wed Feb 7 2018 (Updated 02/08/18)Californians Rally Against Offshore Drilling
Hundreds of Californians rallied against President Trump’s offshore oil leasing plan on February 8 in Sacramento, marching to the plan’s only formal hearing in California. Ahead of the hearing, thousands of Californians rallied in seven cities to oppose Trump’s proposal to open up the Pacific and other U.S. oceans to offshore drilling for the first time in more than 30 years. Rallies were held February 3 in at least seven communities after the federal government ignored requests by California’s congressional delegation and state leaders to hold additional hearings closer to coastal communities threatened by offshore drilling.
A broad-based coalition of community organizations and activists is championing a renter protection ballot initiative for the City of Santa Cruz on the November ballot. The initiative includes rent stabilization, eviction protections, and the formation of an elected “Rent Board” which will handle the regulation of rent prices and evictions. The rent control campaign kickoff will begin with a party at the Resource Center for Nonviolence on Sunday, February 11.
Sat Feb 3 2018Western Monarch Butterflies Continue to Decline
An annual census of monarch butterflies overwintering along California’s coast reveals that populations in western North America are at their lowest point in five years, despite recovery efforts. Volunteers with the Xerces Society’s Western Monarch Thanksgiving Count visited more sites this past year than have ever been counted since the survey began in 1997, yet they tallied fewer than 200,000 monarchs. Pismo Beach State Park was down by 38%, a private site in Big Sur was down by 50%, and the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary in Pacific Grove was down 57%. The few sites in which monarch numbers remained stable or increased compared to 2016, include Natural Bridges State Park, Moran Lake, and Lighthouse Field State Park, all in Santa Cruz County.
3PM Sunday Mar 18 Uncolonized
3PM Sunday Mar 18 Signature Gathering for Rent Control
6:30PM Thursday Mar 22 Wasted (film about food waste)
7PM Thursday Mar 22 Coyote Festival of Sound & Vision
7PM Thursday Mar 22 The Reparations Tour: White Solidarity with Black Power...
9AM Friday Mar 23 The Sharing Housing Option
7PM Friday Mar 23 The Isms of March! : Marxism (Thinking Critically about...
10AM Saturday Mar 24 March For Our Lives Santa Cruz
10AM Saturday Mar 24 March For Our Lives Monterey
10AM Saturday Mar 24 Sheep to Shawl Fiber Arts Fair
1PM Saturday Mar 24 International Women's Day 2018
9AM Sunday Mar 25 Salix Spectacular
3PM Sunday Mar 25 Signature Gathering for Rent Control
6:30PM Wednesday Apr 4 Puerto Rico: Colonialism and Resistance
11AM Saturday Apr 21 March for Science
5PM Saturday Apr 21 NAACP 2018 Freedom Fund Gala
An Open Letter to the Chief of Campus Police Fri Mar 16th 8:56pm
Scientists Urge Action to Protect Waters from Neonicotinoid Insecticides Fri Mar 16th 10:45am
ForestWatch Takes Trump Administration to Court Over Public Access to Carrizo Plain Review Documents Fri Mar 16th 10:08am
Seaside High School Students Injured by Teacher with Gun (3 comments) Thu Mar 15th 12:26pm
Judge Orders County of Monterey to Stop Interfering with Workers’ Right to Representation Thu Mar 15th 11:43am
Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration’s Failure to Protect Pacific Humpback Whales Threatened by Fishing Gear, Ship Strikes, Oil Spills Thu Mar 15th 11:31am
Sheriff's Chief Deputy Appointed to Santa Cruz Sentinel Editorial Board (1 comment) Tue Mar 13th 1:48pm
End the Criminalization of Immigrants Tue Mar 13th 12:03pm
Personal Account Details Brutality by First Alarm Guards as SCPD Looks On (1 comment) Tue Mar 13th 11:46amMore Local News...
Feds Propose Increasing Destructive Off-road Vehicle Access in Mojave Desert Fri Mar 16th 5:42pm
Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration Failure to Protect Walrus Fri Mar 9th 10:40am
Over 40 New Products Added to Nanotechnology Database Wed Mar 7th 4:52pm
Senate Committee to Consider Bill Exempting Factory Farms From Hazardous Waste Reporting Wed Mar 7th 4:26pm
Trial Begins in Lawsuit Against Mississippi Department of Corrections Over Years of Unconstitutional Conditions at Privately Operated Prison Tue Mar 6th 11:06am
Analysis: 60 Million Acres of Monarch Habitat to Be Doused With Toxic Weed Killer Fri Mar 2nd 11:48am
@CanaryMission Suspended on Twitter (1 comment) Wed Feb 28th 12:45pm
Ventura County Put Water Supply at Risk of Oilfield Contamination Mon Feb 26th 1:59pm
Nestlé and Others Cashing in On U.S. Water Infrastructure Crisis (3 comments) Wed Feb 21st 3:23pmMore Global News...
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 8:44pm
Oceana Calls on Secretary Zinke to Reverse Course on Radical Offshore Drilling Plan Thu Jan 11th 8:14pm
ICE Raids Cause Minority Women to Live in Fear Sat Jul 29th 9:12amOpen Newswire...
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