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imageSanta Cruz Grand Jury Suggests Transitioning Juvenile Hall into a Homeless Services Center
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by Santa Cruz News
In it's report, "Homelessness: Big Problem, Little Progress: It's Time To Think Outside The Box," the 2019-2020 Santa Cruz County Civil Grand Jury suggests transitioning Juvenile Hall in Felton into a, "treatment and multi-faceted supportive services center for homeless individuals". The Civil Grand Jury report cited low incarceration numbers at Juvenile Hall in Felton compared to the number of staff members required to operate the facility, and noted that decreasing youth incarceration rates...
Posted: Wed Jul 8, 2020 5:14PM
calendarJustice for Sean Monterrosa Protest and March
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by Vessels of Vallejo
Vallejo City Hall 555 Santa Clara St. Vallejo, CA 94590...
Event Date: Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:00PM
Posted: Wed Jul 8, 2020 4:51PM
imageAnti-Fourth Celebration in Santa Cruz
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by Alex Darocy
To celebrate the holiday weekend without glorifying genocide, slavery and the settler state, community members in Santa Cruz organized a block party on July 4 at the Town Clock, which was followed by a protest march. An online post promoting the street party read: "This event is open to all members of the community who do not want to celebrate the foundations of this country being on stolen land. This is a space to share food, community and acknowledge the truth. We are choosing to honor thos...
Posted: Sun Jul 5, 2020 1:04PM
imageAssembling for Equity on the Fourth of July
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by Independence Day has Not Arrived
In late June the call went out to assemble in San Francisco for equity on the fourth of July, traditionally known as Independence Day. People said that America’s Independence Day will have no value for them without significant social and economic changes. Some expressed it by saying "Independence Day has not arrived."...
Posted: Sun Jul 5, 2020 5:31AM
audioCommunity Safety Without Police: Interview with CAHOOTS / White Bird coordinator Tim Black (audio/mpeg 101.7MB) by John Malkin
Interview with Tim Black, operations coordinator at CAHOOTS / White Bird Clinic in Eugene, Oregon discussing 30 years of community-based safety and security instead of policing....
Posted: Thu Jul 2, 2020 10:58PM
calendar4th of July: "Defund Police, Defund Pentagon, Fund Community & Life!"
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by cynthia papermaster
1:00 - SF City Hall 1:30 - 762 Fulton, Black Lives Matter street mural 2:00 - Divisadero & Broadway, Nancy Pelosi's House 3:00 - Bayview Hunters Point, 11 Innes Court, Lennar office...
Event Date: Sat Jul 4, 2020 1:00PM
Posted: Thu Jul 2, 2020 1:13PM
calendarFuck the Fourth, Love Your Friends
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by Santa Cruz for Abolition
Clocktower, Pacific Avenue and Water Street, Santa Cruz...
Event Date: Sat Jul 4, 2020 1:00PM
Posted: Wed Jul 1, 2020 11:39PM
calendarMarch for Black Lives: Reclaim South San Francisco
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by Russell Lee
In front of the South San Francisco Municipal Building, 33 Arroyo Drive, South San Francisco, CA 94080...
Event Date: Sun Jul 5, 2020 3:00PM
Posted: Wed Jul 1, 2020 1:08PM
calendarThe Nightmare Must End: Trump Pence Out Now!
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by Refuse Fascism
Meet at 24th and Mission St. San Francisco...
Event Date: Sat Jul 4, 2020 1:00PM
Posted: Wed Jul 1, 2020 11:58AM
imageProtesters Switch Destination at Last Minute, March on Menlo Park Police Station Pt 2
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by Remembering Black Lives Murdered
A June 25 rally was purportedly to target FaceBook for paying for a substation and police salaries near their headquarters in Menlo Park. This is Part 2 of a two part report. Part 1 is at Link....
Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:11AM
imageProtesters Switch Destination at Last Minute, March on Menlo Park Police Station Pt 1
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by Remembering Black Lives Murdered
A June 25 rally was purportedly to target FaceBook for paying for a substation and police salaries near their headquarters in Menlo Park....
Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:45AM
calendarProtest at Gov Newsom's House : No State Execution By Covid-19
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by No Justice Under Capitalism
Meet: At Noon in front of the Planet Fitness at Northridge Plaza parking lot–4840 San Juan Ave, Fair Oaks, CA 95628 (just outside Sacramento) We will then head to Newsom's house and rally till sundown: 7640 Tobia Way, Fair Oaks, CA 95628...
Event Date: Sun Jul 5, 2020 12:00PM
Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:25AM
audioOakland Police Banned from Using Tear Gas, Rubber Bullets, Grenades at Protests (audio/mpeg 98.3MB) by John Malkin
Interview with Walter Riley, civil rights attorney with the National Lawyers Guild, on the June 18, 2020 temporary restraining order banning Oakland police from using tear gas, rubber bullets, flash bang grenades and other "battlefield weapons" during current Black Lives Matter protests....
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:28PM
imageBerkeley H.S. Students Lead their Fifth Racial Justice Protest, "Say Her Name"
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by Rest in Power
Berkeley High School student organizers said their Say Her Name demonstration was held “in recognition of all the identities that have been neglected in the fight against police brutality and systemic racism.”...
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:50AM
imageTwo Protests Takeover Streets on Juneteenth in Palo Alto
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by Midnite Street Artists
Women occupied the street in front of Palo Alto City Hall from 2am on Juneteenth to paint a giant B-L-M on Hamilton Ave, shutting down the roadway in both directions. Protests followed at noon and 5pm creating more street closures....
Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:28PM
imageVictory for San Mateo Co. Inmates After Ten Day Hunger Strike
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by R. Robertson
Protesters’ voices have finally been heard after a 10 day hunger strike at San Mateo County’s Maguire Correctional Facility in Redwood City. [Photo of anti-police brutality activist Missy at a rally at the historic old courthouse in Redwood City on June 21.]...
Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:46AM
imageBe a Witness of the City of Fresno’s Homeless Policy
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by Mike Rhodes
A shift in the City of Fresno's policy on homelessness is taking place and this article details how this will impact the homeless....
Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:38AM
imageFirst Municipal Ban on Predictive Policing in Santa Cruz
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by Oakland Privacy
On June 23, the Santa Cruz City Council voted 7-0 to ban the municipal use of predictive policing software and facial recognition technology in the central coast city. Santa Cruz becomes the eighth city to ban the use of facial recognition, joining San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley and the MA cities of Cambridge, Somerville, Brookline and Northampton, and the first city to ban predictive software....
Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:20AM
audioChanging the Culture of Policing in Our Community and Beyond (audio/mpeg 107.9MB) by John Malkin
"Changing the Culture of Policing in our Community and Beyond" Santa Cruz, California, Thursday, June 25, 2020 - Audio recording...
Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:43PM
imageTenderloin Rises Up Against UC Hastings Lawsuit
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by R. Robertson
Speakers from organizations supporting the unhoused, law students, and community members protested UC Hastings move to clear black and brown residents from tent encampments in the middle of the pandemic. They started in front of the law school's Kane Hall and marched to the police station in the Tenderloin where they faced off with cops armed for battle....
Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:29AM