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imageProtesters Demand Newsom Keep Health Care Promise
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by Leon Kunstenaar
Signs, slogan and local politicians at Lake Merritt Amphitheater...
Posted: Sun Aug 1, 2021 8:35AM
imageSanta Cruz County Jail Inmate Dies Following "Medical Emergency"
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by Santa Cruz Police News
Felipe Herrera, a 57-year-old inmate at the Santa Cruz County Jail, died on Tuesday, July 27....
Posted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 2:59AM
imageVictory in Sonoma County
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by National Union of Healthcare Workers
JULY 28TH, 2021 - Wellpath, one of the nation’s largest providers of prison healthcare services, has grown accustomed to securing no-bid contracts for its services in California. But NUHW members who work for Wellpath at the Sonoma County Jail this month successfully blocked a five-year contract extension that Wellpath thought was a done deal....
Posted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 1:47AM
imageSF March to Pass Medicare For All Now
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by Leon Kunstenaar
Protesters vow to take issue to UN as human rights complaint if M4A is not passed...
Posted: Sat Jul 24, 2021 10:24PM
imageProtest for Better Treatment of the Homeless Held at Fresno City Hall
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by Peter Maiden
Homeless people and supporters of the homeless joined in two demonstrations at Fresno’s City Hall July 20 and 23. They demanded better alternatives to being on the streets....
Posted: Sat Jul 24, 2021 9:59PM
documentNovato Victory: Kudos to the California Homeless Union and Attorney Anthony Prince
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by Robert Norse
In mid-July Attorney Anthony Prince of the California Homeless Union successfully applied for a restraining order to stop enforcement of a thinly-disguised anti-homeless Novato city Camping ban designed to work around the Martin v. Boise decision. Perhaps activists in Santa Cruz can take similar action, long promised by the Santa Cruz Homeless Union, either with or without an attorney....
Posted: Sat Jul 24, 2021 12:24PM
imageDomestic Violence in Watsonville is Representative of Many Communities Around the World
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by MILPA Collective
Watsonville, CA - Last week we learned of a murder that occurred on the evening of Tuesday, July 13th, which has had a deep impact on our Watsonville community. Robin Kern, a 32-year-old mother, was killed due to domestic violence and we are in solidarity with the calls for justice. We hope that her family finds peace in this challenging time....
Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2021 11:05PM
imageFisher, STOP THE GREED! ILWU 10 & Community Activists Speak Out To Protest Port Theft
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by Labor Video Project
A press conference was held at the Howard Terminal in the Port of Oakland to oppose the sale of the terminal to billionaire John Fisher, owner of GAP and the A's for a stadium and 3,000 condos....
Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2021 10:24PM
imageResistance at Sausalito Camp Eviction
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by The Battle Is Not Over
An encampment near Dunphy Park was destroyed and residents evicted as the city of Sausalito forced residents out of their community. Resistors fought bravely but were told their new home would have to be an area that is muddy and close to a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ debris yard, where boats are taken from the water for destruction....
Posted: Sat Jul 17, 2021 2:43AM
calendarFree Commander X aka Christopher Doyon - Nonviolent cyber activist defending the rights of the homeless
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by Keith McHenry
Free Commander X aka Christopher Doyon - Nonviolent cyber activist defending the rights of the homeless has court appearance Join the protest outside the Robert F. Peckham Federal Court House, 280 S. 1st Street, San Jose, California on on the day of his court appearance, Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at noon...
Event Date: Tue Jul 20, 2021 12:00PM
Posted: Thu Jul 15, 2021 12:16PM
textThe Chico Decision-Hope for the Homeless in Santa Cruz by Robert Norse & Judge Morrison C. England
The grim news of sweeps removing homeless-run encampments in Sausalito and San Rafael, as well as the RV rousts in Seaside, in recent weeks is now counterbalanced by a ray of light from a federal court in the Warren v. City of Chico case, which I transcribe here....
Posted: Sat Jul 10, 2021 11:44PM
imageHow the Sackler family got away with mass murder, and avoided prison in the process
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by Lynda Carson
Big Pharma Gets Away With Mass Murder:...
Posted: Fri Jul 9, 2021 10:19PM
imageAffordable Community Housing: A Guide for Electeds and Office Seekers
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by Steve Pleich
Creating a Housing Plan...
Posted: Sat Jul 3, 2021 11:53AM
documentSounding a Warning in the Benchlands and the Broader Community
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by Robert Norse
On Tuesday, the Federal magistrate Susan Van Keulen ended federal protection of the Benchlands surivival campground for the last 6 months by dissolving the Injunction issued in January. I've been passing out flyers there regarding upcoming meetings to resist the dispersal order City authorities that will inevitably follow in the months ahead replete with false promises....
Posted: Sat Jul 3, 2021 9:25AM
documentJudge Dumps Benchlands Survival Camp, Ignores Shelter Emergency
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by Robert Norse
The federal court ignored the City Manager Bernal's failure to fulfill the terms of the modified Preliminary Injunction to meet regularly with the Homeless Union to improve Benchlands conditions. Magistrate Susan Van Keulen lifted the Court's protection of the encampment Tuesday afternoon, discarding more than several hundred people into the City's predatory "care"....
Posted: Wed Jun 30, 2021 7:08PM
imageTechSoup’s Jim Lynch is retiring at the end of June 2021
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by Lynda Carson
April 8, 2017 drawing of Jim Lynch by Lynda Carson....
Posted: Wed Jun 23, 2021 7:49PM
imageUnhoused and Supporters Demand "Support not Sweeps" at Caltrans HQ
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by Leon Kunstenaar - CA Solidarity Coalition
Street theater, song and dance in protest in Oakland at 111 Grand Ave....
Posted: Wed Jun 23, 2021 10:37AM
documentReal Struggle to Support Survival Camps While Council Gentrification Juggernaut Grinds On
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by Robert Norse
Community focus must shift from the prefabricated public-excluded City Council meetings to direct action and legal support to defend the many survival encampments (Meyersvilles) that have sprunt up around Santa Cruz as emergency housing....
Posted: Mon Jun 21, 2021 10:28PM
calendarStop the Sweeps: Felker Street Camp
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by Stop the Sweeps Santa Cruz
Felker Street Camp, Felker Street at San Lorenzo River, Santa Cruz (See Photo for Map)...
Event Date: Mon Jun 21, 2021 6:30AM
Posted: Sat Jun 19, 2021 11:38PM
imagePG&E power outages affect Juneteenth celebrations in Alameda County
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by Lynda carson
PG&E Power Outages Affect New Federal Holiday Juneteenth Celebrations:...
Posted: Sat Jun 19, 2021 11:29PM