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image Berekelyside's editor-In-chief says homeless death is low priority news 480_people_die_all_the_time.jpg by News Junkie
Roberto Benitas, a homeless Berkeley resident, died in his sleep. His body was found the next morning on September 18th. Frances Dinkelspiel, the editor-in-chief of Berkeleyside, was asked by a local reader why the death was not reported by the website, and the response was "people die all the time". Dinkelspiel continued by writing that the death was a low priority and didn't have as great an impact on the community compared to the stories they did cover....
Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 12:08PM
image The PR Campaign to Uplift Police & Demonize Those Who Call for Accountability 480_blackaugust.jpg by Davey D
I was alerted to an inflammatory story from Bay Area ABC news reporter Dan Noyes that basically sought to disparage the Black August celebrations. The story noted that "police sources" had leaked a memo to him stating that prison guards and police were gonna be attacked by members of the Black Guerilla Family in celebration of Black August. Many found the allegations to be outlandish....
Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2016 10:27PM
text Santa Cruz Sentinel Reporter Leaves Questionable Voicemail by Tannery Concerned
A phone call from a Santa Cruz Sentinel staff reporter left a sting and insulted a friend of the mother of Maddy Middleton this week. He left his name and intention and the phone message is included with more. This was the year anniversary of the tragedy that happened last year at Tannery....
Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 4:09PM
image Anti-Fascist No Platform Victory: ABC10 Pulls Sacramento Nazi Interview After Complaints 480_sacramento-abc10-franceswang-matthewheimbach.jpg by Dave Id
Direct action may get the goods, but sometimes a few people speaking up can result in minor victories, too. That's what happened after Sacramento's ABC10/KXTV television station thought it would be a good idea to provide a platform for Matthew Heimbach of the Traditionalist Workers Party to spout his lies, just two days after Sacramento Nazis acting on his behalf sent nine anti-racists to the hospital, six with stab wounds and three with blunt force trauma. While the interview already had ...
Posted: Fri Jul 1, 2016 4:07PM
text Press the press on homelessness by David Giesen
Inforum at the Commonwealth Club hosted a panel of journalist biggies who didn't finger community-generated land values as the key to addressing homeless issues....
Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:36AM
text Lies the Lobbyists in Berkeley Tell You by Berkeley Anonymous
There are 2 main lobbyist groups influencing Berkeley city council to vote in favor of big developers. Historical, social, and environmental considerations raised by Berkeley citizens are ignored by the majority of city council, in favor of expensive housing projects that are financially out of reach of low income residents. "Livable Berkeley" and "East Bay Forward" use dishonest rhetoric and social media trolling so developers can make big gains. The lobbyist are bolstered by "Berkeleysid...
Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 11:35AM
image SF Immigrant Film Festival: Call for Entries 2016! 480_disappeared_migrants.jpg by CN
Works in Narrative, Animated, and Documentary Short, regardless of the original production format, and the date when it was completed, are considered for this festival where refugees, immigrants and exiles find their own voice....
Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 3:46PM
image "Freedom Sleepers" Film to Premiere at Del Mar Theatre for SocDoc Thesis Screening 480_freedom-sleepers-israel-dawson_1.jpg by Alex Darocy
Israel Dawson's film "Freedom Sleepers" will premiere at the UCSC SocDoc thesis screening at Del Mar Theatre in Santa Cruz on June 8. The film documents the struggle to reclaim the rights of homeless people in Santa Cruz, and features footage from the community sleepouts held at Santa Cruz City Hall since July 4 of 2015. [Top photo: Israel Dawson conducts an interview as community members prepare to march to Santa Cruz City Hall for the first community sleepout on July 4, 2015.]...
Posted: Thu Jun 2, 2016 2:35PM
image Take Back Santa Cruz Silent as Member Faces Gun Narcotics Charges 480_picture_4.jpg by Seeking Knowledge
Posts deleted as TBSC member faces multiple felony counts ranging from illegally synthesizing a Schedule 1 narcotic, to being illegally armed with a firearm....
Posted: Sun May 22, 2016 9:35AM
calendar 21st Annual Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair 120_12622415_542728702557833_6371857848554393737_o.jpg by Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair
The New Oakland Metro Operahouse 522 Second Street Oakland, CA 94607 (2 blocks from West Oakland BART) http://www.oaklandmetro.org/...
Event Date: Sat Apr 23, 2016 10:00AM
Posted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 6:10PM
image In Memory of Louis LaFortune, Compassionate Peace Activist 120_louis-lafortune-santa-cruz.jpg by Bradley Allen
“Louis was a teacher who was fiercely dedicated to justice. He was always supportive and involved in our community work and campaigns.” -Jenn Laskin...
Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 1:11PM
image Micah Posner: my backyard bedroom 120_micah_5-13-08.jpg by via Micah Posner
Micah Posner sent the following message to the email newsletter list called Micah for SC City Council....
Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:04PM
document Santa Cruz ACLU Issues Letter in Support of Indybay's Alex Darocy aclu_darocy_support_letter_final.pdf_140_.jpg by Alex Darocy
A letter of support for Indybay's Alex Darocy was approved by unanimous vote by the Board of Directors of the ACLU of Northern California Santa Cruz County Chapter. In March of 2015, Darocy was cited by a CHP officer after photographing the six UCSC students who locked themselves together and blocked Highway 1 as part of the “96 Hours of Action” protests against police violence and tuition hikes called for across the UC system. The office of District Attorney Jeff Rosell is charging Darocy wi...
Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2016 6:45PM
image Holiday Gift for Free Radio Santa Cruz 120_free-radio_santa-cruz.jpg by via Uncle Dennis, Free Radio Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz Progressives, This Holiday Season, Free Radio Santa Cruz, (101.3 FM & www.freakradio.org) is wishing for a new studio. Since October we have been homeless, but not helpless. We continue on the air using a remote server, but for programmers who don't have the means to produce their shows remotely, this has been a trying time....
Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 1:16PM
text KPFA-Pacifica Union History and Politics by Bob English
Remembering the progressive missions and legacies of IWW labor organizer and working class song writer Joe Hill and Pacifica Radio founder Lew Hill. Highlighting, untangling threads of recent history/politics of Pacifica-KPFA workers unions, the industrial to craft unionism transition or coup underlying labor turmoil over 25 years, particularly differences/conflicts in union solidarity, representation or exclusion of unpaid workers. UEW industrial/inclusive vs. CWA craft/paid staff only union...
Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2015 4:48PM
calendar East Bay Anarchist Conversations & Bookfair 120_ebab-revised.jpg by
Humanist Hall 390 27th Street Oakland, CA...
Event Date: Sat Dec 5, 2015 10:00AM
Posted: Thu Dec 3, 2015 10:56AM
image Indybay Journalist Faces Prosecution for Documenting UCSC Highway Blockade 120_uc-santa-cruz-student-lock-down-highway-one_byalexdarocy.jpg by Dave Id
Independent journalist Alex Darocy, long-time Indybay contributor and editorial collective member, is currently facing criminal charges for shooting photographs of a student protest on Highway 1 in Santa Cruz earlier this year. In a Motion to Dismiss set to be heard in Santa Cruz County Superior Court on November 13, Alex and his attorney George J. Gigarjian argue that the prosecution is attempting to criminalize and chill conduct that is protected under the First Amendment. It’s certainly ...
Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 4:10PM
text Is Palestinian children's art "appropriate" for KPFA and its Local Station Board? by United for Community Radio
In 2011, Oakland’s Museum of Children’s Art abruptly cancelled a planned exhibition of art created by children in the Palestinian occupied territories of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. At the time, Museum board chair (current Save KPFA Local Station Board candidate) Hilmon Sorey stated that the art was “not appropriate” for the Museum. The United for Community Radio LSB candidate slate says “This kind of candidate is NOT APPROPRIATE for the KPFA Local Station Board.” The following ...
Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2015 5:38PM
text Rescue KPFA! Vote for Scott Olson and the UCR 9! by Ann Garrison
If you've given $25 or three hours of your time to KPFA Radio during the past year, you should soon receive an electronic and /or paper ballot to vote in the KPFA Local Station Board meeting. Rescue KPFA! Vote for the UCR 9!...
Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 11:12PM
image Free Radio Santa Cruz is now Homeless! 120_free-radio-santa-cruz.jpg by via Free Radio Santa Cruz
Free Radio Santa Cruz, your DIY community radio station is currently without a studio....
Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2015 11:31AM