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Censorship Committee of Palo Alto Banishes Public Art Piece
Speaking in its own voice, the 7 foot tall egg-shaped public artwork sculpture brought its "anti-war/questioning the use of technology" message to the Censorship Committee of Palo Alto. Adriana Varella's sculpture appealed to the censoring group (also known as the Public Art Commission) at a meeting in Palo Alto City Hall on November 16. Despite requests from Palo Alto residents to give more time for public input, members of the committee, with hard hearts, voted unanimously and immediately ...
Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:14AM
Sculpture Loved by Folks from Anarchists to Art Lovers On Chopping Block
On November 16 the Public Art Commission of Palo Alto voted unanimously to remove the artwork of Adriana Varella from the city’s public art collection. "Digital DNA", a seven foot tall egg shaped sculpture made of recycled circuit boards, imparts a political message—that technology generated by Silicon Valley has a far-reaching impact. It conveys that modern technology can enslave us, and reminds the viewer that technology is also used for warfare. In protest of the commission's decision, the...
Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:49AM
Happy Ninth Birthday SubRosa! (and some Santa Cruz radical history)
On November 1, 2017, SubRosa turned nine years old. SubRosa is an anarchist community space run by a collective of committed people from the Santa Cruz area, freely giving of our energy and time....
Posted: Tue Nov 7, 2017 11:13AM
Holding Twitter Accountable: Ban Trump
Last week a group of community members assembled to project words and light onto Twitter headquarters. We are pleased to see the company leadership responding to pressure from activists and media, but these policy changes are not enough....
Posted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:03PM
Santa Cruz Mountain Sol Festival 9-24-2017
Sunday was a beautiful day in Felton CA at the annual event. Yesterdays show followed Saturdays show that headlined Michael Franti & Spearhead....
Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:44PM
Publisher of Visión Magazine gave $400 to David Duke’s failed Senate campaign
Strange as it may seem, Fred Bigler is the publisher, co-founder and Board Member of Visión Magazine, a magazine about Latino innovators in business, community leadership, education and the arts!...
Posted: Thu Sep 7, 2017 1:25AM
Left of the Dial: Antifascist Benefit for Charlottesville
The Golden Bull Bar 412 14th St. Oakland, CA 94612...
Event Date: Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:00PM
Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:27PM
Santa Cruz Artists Defy Boulder, CO's Unconstitutional Ban on Public Display of Visual Art
Joff Lee Jones and Alex Skelton are fighting for our basic rights in Boulder, Colorado....
Posted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:59PM
Indybay Co-Founder Kaye "Nana" Griffin Passes On
The Indybay Collective has learned that Kaye "Nana" Griffin, an Indybay co-founder, passed on last week....
Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:12PM
Heather’s Patisserie Turns Off the Oven
After more than thirteen years of providing the finest in Parisian style pastries and cakes, baked fresh on site daily, Heather’s Patisserie is closing up shop....
Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:32PM
Last Call at Caffé Pergolesi
“Don’t ask what is happening here — you already know. You can no longer afford to live here. You’ve been priced out and so have all your favorite places.”...
Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:55PM
Projected Nuclear Fears on SF Federal Building
We are in danger every day Republicans allow a child to act as president. Demand impeachment before he goes off on a nuclear tantrum. Start a city-council movement as done by Alameda, Oakland and others....
Posted: Wed Aug 9, 2017 8:07AM
Victor Arnautoff: San Francisco's Master Muralist of the 1930’s
SFSU professor Bob Cherny gives a lecture on his new book Victor Arnautoff: San Francisco's Master Muralist of the 1930’s. Arnautoff was the most important muralist in the 1930's in the bay area and he was hounded during the 1950's witch hunt leading him to leave the bay area for the Soviet Union....
Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:58PM
Memorial Paddle Out in Santa Cruz for Jack O'Neill 7-9-2017
Foggy morning, but a lot of Santa Cruz and others from afar, came to pay their respects....
Posted: Sun Jul 9, 2017 7:51PM
Review of Brontez Purnell's Since I Laid My Burden Down by Eugenio Negro
San José satirist Eugenio Negro reviews Oakland artist Brontez Purnell's new novel Since I Laid my Burden Down....
Posted: Sat Jul 8, 2017 3:38PM
Queer resistance projects in the streets on Pride weekend
Street projectionists descend on San Francisco over Pride weekend to share messages of resistance. Events will be ongoing throughout the weekend in Civic Center, the Castro and Mission neighborhoods. No pride in corporate exploitation. No pride in state violence and incarceration. No pride in evictions and displacement. Stonewall was a riot! #QueerResistance...
Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:54AM
Nude Summer of Love Continues
Nude Summer of Love Parade took place on May 20 and will continue this Sunday, June 25th at the Gay Pride Parade. We had 60 nude participants and the Dutch Public Broadcast TV filmed the parade for a documentary about the Summer of Love that will air in Holland this summer. We will continue the celebration of the hippie revolution and body freedom at the Gay Pride Parade this Sunday. Video 7 min...
Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:00AM
Stop Santa Cruz Neo-Nazi Band the Highway Murderers from Performing in San Jose
The Highway Murderers are a corny crypto-fascist butt rock band from Santa Cruz, California (they categorize their music as punk and thrash metal). Since the band’s formation in 2002, they have constantly been subject to criticism and resistance from the northern California music community for their consistently violent, misogynistic, and racist behavior. This has resulted in them generally being barred from performing at venues in their home town....
Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 11:43AM
Report on Projection at Oakland Coliseum
Don the Con has admitted to obstructing justice, and he should be impeached. We tried to project just that on a billboard next to Oracle Coliseum, after a Warriors game (victory!). IMPEACH didn't fit the sign as well as Fuck Trump. As fireworks went up so did the chant, "Fuck Trump! Fuck Trump!"...
Posted: Wed May 17, 2017 9:34PM
Pussy Riot Raises Free Speech Issues Through a "Biased Informative Musical"
Pussy Riot takes on a different way to raise awareness to free speech issues in Russia, and other countries, by presenting the audience a "Biased Informative Musical"....
Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:57PM