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imageSanta Cruz Grand Jury Suggests Transitioning Juvenile Hall into a Homeless Services Center
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
imagePatients Demand SF General Remove Zuckerberg Name
by Michael Petrelis
Zuckerberg's name on SF General Hospital must be deleted...
Posted: Fri Jul 3, 2020 4:04PM
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
imageMonday June 29 - Protest to Stop Eviction of 1921 Walnut St. Tenants
by Posted By Lynda Carson
Protect The Tenants During The Coronavirus Covid-19 Pandemic: The tenants at 1921 Walnut St are facing eviction and displacement from their rent-controlled apartments and unwittingly find themselves in a “David v's Goliath” struggle with the Regents of the University of California!...
Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:33PM
imageOPPOSE Wiener & the Worst Bills of 2020 and Back 1 Good Bill! Instantly Act Below on These
by repost
The divisive and now-dead SB 50, by Bay Area state Sen. Scott Wiener, would have banned single-family zoning, allowed10-unit luxury apartments on ANY residential block, and allowed apartments several stories high in low-density communities....
Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:56PM
imageBe a Witness of the City of Fresno’s Homeless Policy
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
imageTenderloin Rises Up Against UC Hastings Lawsuit
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
imageTell High Speed Rail Authority to Protect Wildlife, Avoid Destruction of Farmland
by Green Foothills
Today is the deadline to submit comments on the environmental analysis of running high speed rail from San Jose to Merced....
Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:26PM
textChatting with a Conscience-Lacking Council by Robert Norse
The 'No Public, Please" City Council meeting today again has call-in access only, and likely Oral Communications limited to one minute and cut off at the whim of Mayor "I Kneel with the Police Chief" Cummings. I pass on suggested talking points. However, deaf politicians and staffers need large numbers showing up at workplace and home to be convinced. Obediently following do-nothing guidelines nothing....
Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:12AM
imageJuneteenth March and Rally at San Francisco City Hall
by Leon Kunstenaar
Nationwide and Bay Area protests continue as police continue to kill....
Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:45AM
calendarMarch to Defund SCPD
by Defund SCPD
Front & Laurel Streets, Santa Cruz Meet at Food Not Bombs at 4pm March at 5pm...
Event Date: Sun Jun 21, 2020 4:00PM
Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:24AM
imageIn the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic Oakland McDonald employees take legal action
by Lynda Carson
Coronavirus Covid-19 Pandemic:...
Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:24AM
imageOakland Youths in Protest to Rid Schools of Police
by Leon Kunstenaar
Over a thousand march to Mayor Libby Schaaf's house for vigil and protest...
Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:10PM
textSome Questions for Sandy Brown and the City Council by Robert Norse
An e-mail sent to Councilmember Sandy Brown will likely result in no action at City Council. More seriously, the Council, which has ultimately control of the police through the City Manager, needs to be forced to confront long-standing SCPD issues that are of a piece with demands on departments across the nation....
Posted: Tue Jun 9, 2020 11:57AM
audioFood Not Bombs 40th Anniversary - Co-Founder Keith McHenry Interview (audio/mpeg 102.1MB) by John Malkin
Interview with Keith McHenry, co-founder of Food Not Bombs, on the on-going struggle to feed and house the unhoused people of Santa Cruz, California during the coronavirus pandemic. Originally broadcast on "Transformation Highway" on KZSC, 88.1 FM....
Posted: Mon Jun 8, 2020 11:12AM
documentDemand Change: Homeless Civil Rights & the Santa Cruz Police
by Robert Norse
The attached flyers were distributed at the protest last night (June 3) and are suitable for future distribution unless and until things radically change. Comments and additions are welcome....
Posted: Thu Jun 4, 2020 2:15PM
imageSacramento, CA: Emergency Fund for Tee, Shot in Head with Tear Gas Canister
by Friends of Tee
On May 30th, our beloved friend Tee Fansofa was shot in the head with a tear gas canister along with 7 rubber bullets; 3 to the head and 4 to the body above the waist....
Posted: Tue Jun 2, 2020 7:20PM
imageProtesters in Palo Alto Masked Up and Close Together
by Racism is a Dire Health Threat
On May 31 protesters spurred by the murder of George Floyd wore masks of many varieties, but social distancing was difficult. When asked about the 6 feet rule, some said they hadn't noticed how close they were to fellow demonstrators. Others said racism is a dire health threat that demands protest....
Posted: Tue Jun 2, 2020 4:12PM
imageHealth Over Profits!" Where The Hell Is OSHA At? Oakland Speak-out For Health Safety &
by Labor Video Project
Trade unionists and workers spoke out about the failure of Cal-OSHA to defend health and safety on the job. Cal-OSHA because of Governor Newsom and the California legislature has less than 200 OSHA inspectors and there are no physical inspections. Workers also talked about how they are retaliated against for making health and safety complaints....
Posted: Tue Jun 2, 2020 2:24PM
calendarPOSTPONED: Rally to Defend West Oakland Homeless Community During the Coronavirus Pandemic
by The United Front Against Displacement
The Corner of 18th & Wood st in West Oakland...
Event Date: Tue Jun 2, 2020 8:00AM
Posted: Sun May 31, 2020 11:18PM