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calendar America Was Never Great Demonstration and March Mission District 480_img_20161206_130441_1_1_1.jpg by Mission District Solidarity
24th Street BART, San Francisco...
Event Date: Sat Dec 17, 2016 4:00PM
Posted: Tue Dec 6, 2016 3:46PM
audio Mumia Rally at Oscar Grant Plaza (12-9-16) (audio/mpeg 35.1mb) by DJ Mouse
12-3-16 whistleblowers forum at Starry Plough featured w/ readings from Rachel Wolkenstein's 'Path to Mumia's Freedom' and Williams vs. Pennsylvania, the case that can open his prisons doors...and our many other innocent defenders'....
Posted: Tue Dec 6, 2016 2:26PM
image Community Memorial for Richard Perkins Jr. on the 1-Year Anniversary of His Murder by OPD 480_richardperkins-memorial_20161112_001_1.jpg by Dave Id
On Saturday, November 12, family members and community gathered to memorialize Richard Perkins Jr. at Carter Park, blocks from where he was gunned down by Oakland police in 2015. (full audio below)...
Posted: Sun Dec 4, 2016 5:28PM
image Vigil Honoring Sean Arlt and Luke Smith Dec. 3, 2016 480_090_1.jpg by AutumnSun
The event was held at the town clock in Santa Cruz Ca. We will be holding the event every Sat. at 1:30 PM>...
Posted: Sat Dec 3, 2016 11:38PM
image Support Fund for Sean Arlt's Son Established 480_sean_arlt_support_fund_1.jpg by Santa Cruz News
A support fund has been established for the 4-year-old son of Sean Arlt, who was shot and killed by officers with the Santa Cruz Police Department on October 16. Donations to the support fund can be made at: https://www.gofundme.com/sean-arlts-son-support-fund...
Posted: Fri Dec 2, 2016 5:18PM
text New Report on an Old Story: Can Santa Cruz Learn from Yale Law School? by Yale Law School, Robert Norse
On reading the summary of the Yale Law School report documenting the Criminalization of the Homeless in Connecticut, I reacted with some thoughts about Santa Cruz. Both my thoughts and the news report summarizing the report I post below. Also included are links to the Executive Summary and the full report....
Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:41PM
calendar Palestine BDS action against Hewlett Packard in San Francisco 480_boycott-hp-2016_1.jpg by Jewish Voice for Peace, Palestinian BDSNC
In front of Office Depot, 33 3rd Street at Stevenso,n between Market and Mission, San Francisco...
Event Date: Sat Dec 3, 2016 1:00PM
Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:19AM
text HUFFing and Puffing: A Warm Wind from Berkeley by Robert Norse
I recently forwarded an article that contrasted principles and policies elsewhere with those of Santa Cruz authorities--which I caustically denounced in an accompanying "Notes from Norse". I believe these Notes are a useful update to some of the brutal practices ongoing in Santa Cruz and so pass them on for readers....
Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 8:56AM
image After Rain, Santa Cruz Police Eject Homeless Individuals Sleeping at City Hall and Make One Arrest 480_freedom-sleepers-1_1.jpg by Alex Darocy
Santa Cruz police initiated a raid at City Hall on November 23 at 3:30 am, shortly after it stopped raining that evening, to clear from the area approximately two dozen individuals who had been sleeping and sheltering themselves from the weather under the eaves of the buildings in the complex. Officers issued citations to individuals, and made one arrest. City Hall property is closed to the public between the hours of 10 pm and 6 am. Many of those sleeping at City Hall were participating in t...
Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 4:26PM
image Berkeley Homeless Ask for Community Support 480_mike-zint-in-tarp-11-19-16_1.jpg by JP Massar
Please donate a few smackeroos to help the homeless fight for themselves and their rights....
Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 3:16PM
image National Lawyers Guild Confronts Oakland Police Brutality During Early Anti-Trump Protests (audio) 480_nlg-oaklandtrumpprotests_20161121_001_1.jpg by Dave Id
Within hours of the announcement that Trump would be the next president of the United States, protests erupted in Oakland and cities across the country. The first wave of demonstrations in Oakland occurred daily for nearly a week. During that time, Oakland police reverted to historical bad practices in their attempts to quell the protests. The San Francisco chapter of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) held a press conference on November 21 to publicly address the dangerous actions and physi...
Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 3:10PM
calendar Sean Arlt fundraiser for his 4 year old son 480_img_0128.jpg by Jeffrey Arlt
Kuumbwa Jazz Center 320-2 Cedar Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 Sunday November 27th, 1 - 4 PM...
Event Date: Sun Nov 27, 2016 1:00PM
Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 4:18PM
calendar Celebrate and Honor the Life of Luke Smith 480_celebrate_honor_luke_smith_aptos_surf_community_1.jpg by via Aptos High Surf Team
Pleasure Point | The Stairs East Cliff Dr. and Pleasure Point Dr., Santa Cruz...
Event Date: Sun Nov 27, 2016 7:00AM
Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 2:12AM
calendar More Bucks for Busts, Slashing Social Services & Rain Rousts- Come to Freedom Sleepout #72 by Keith McHenry (story by Norse)
On the sidewalk outside City Hall as the City Council votes to cut back further its wretched services for the poor and those outside. 809 Center St. facing the main library. The protest runs from 4 PM Tuesday to 9 AM or so Wednesday. Rain possible. Bring umbrellas, tarps, and protective gear....
Event Date: Tue Nov 22, 2016 4:00PM
Posted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 10:25AM
video Body Camera Video of the Killing of Luke Smith by Police and Santa Cruz Sheriffs (video/mp4 166.4mb) by Santa Cruz Police News
Some of the body camera video footage of the killing of 15-year-old Luke Smith by sheriff's deputy on November 19 was released by the Santa Cruz Sheriff's Office at a press conference today. Warning: This video is extremely graphic....
Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:59PM
calendar Post-Election Student Press Conference & Rally by SJSU Students (SAHE)
In front of the MLK Jr. Library on 150 E San Fernando St, San Jose, CA 95112...
Event Date: Tue Nov 22, 2016 4:30PM
Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:10PM
calendar Free Mumia Abu-Jamal National Day of Action dec.9-mumia_coalition_flyer_v10_.pdf_140_.jpg by Dec 9 Mumia Action Coalition
Oscar Grant Plaza, 14th and Broadway, Oakland, CA...
Event Date: Fri Dec 9, 2016 4:00PM
Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 1:45PM
text NLG Calls Out Oakland Police Department for Brutal Treatment of Protesters by NLG-SF
National Lawyers Guild San Francisco Bay Area (NLGSF) Chapter Calls Out Oakland Police Department for Brutal Treatment of Protesters...
Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:05AM
text Berkeley Homeless Advocacy Group Demands Cessation of Brutal Harassment - Real Solutions by First They Came for the Homeless
First They Came for the Homeless has been and continues to make visible the face of homelessness in Berkeley. They demand the one thing that everyone needs - a place to call their own....
Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 8:04AM
image Memorial Fund Established for Luke Smith 480_luke_smith_aptos_high_1.jpg by Santa Cruz News
A memorial fund has been established for Luke Smith, the 15-year-old Aptos High student who was shot and killed by deputies with the Santa Cruz Sheriff's Office on November 19. Donations to Luke's memorial fund can be made at: https://www.gofundme.com/lukes-memorial-fund...
Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 3:44AM