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image Strawberry and Justice Festival May 19 2016 480_145_1.jpg original image (6000x4000) by AutumnSun
Held on Thur. May 19th. 2016 at UCSC Hay Barn Santa Cruz CA. 4p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Posted: Fri May 20, 2016 7:53PM
image The 11th annual SENDEROS presents Vive Oaxaca Gudaguetza May 15, 2016 480_005_1.jpg original image (6000x4000) by AutumnSun
Vive Oaxaca Gudaguetza May 15, 2016 Held at Harbor High School in Santa Cruz CA.10am. to 5pm.
Posted: Sun May 15, 2016 3:36PM
video Public Alert: Ticketing and Arrest of Free Expression on Pacific Avenue in Santa Cruz, CA (video/mp4 242.5MB) by The Jones/Skelton Report
The City of Santa Cruz is using our Police Force to ticket and arrest Free Expression in the public space. This video is 11 minutes of footage of the ticketing and arrest of artists Alex Skelton and Joff Jones for being "outside of a blue box" as per highly controversial Municipal Code 5.43.020.
Posted: Thu May 5, 2016 8:36PM
image Nonprofit Raises Awareness of Animal Cruelty through Contemporary Art Exhibit 480_rattieuprising_poster5_small_1.jpg original image (3300x5100) by David Walega
San Francisco, CA, May 3rd 2016 – Rats have suffered throughout history because of their bad reputation. Excluded from the Animal Welfare Act (1966), the movement to win more protections for them has been hampered by fear and misunderstanding perpetuated by urban legends, movies, and other negative messaging. The nonprofit Art for Animals’ Sake (AFAS) is attempting to change the conversation through an innovative traveling art exhibit, The Rattie Uprising.
Posted: Tue May 3, 2016 6:31PM
image California Indian Market & Peace Pow Wow 480_013_1.jpg original image (6000x4000) by AutumnSun
Peace Pow Wow San Juan Bautista California Indian Market and Peace Pow Wow.
Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 5:59PM
video Pacific Avenue Santa Cruz: The Joff Jones and Alex Skelton Report on Freedom in the USA (video/quicktime 238.9MB) by Joff Jones and Alex Skelton
2 videos (11 minutes and 6 minutes) of Joff Jones and Alex Skeltons attempts to gather information from Santa Cruz Police regarding Municipal Ordinance 5.43.020, the "blue box" ordinance. Joff Jones and Alex Skelton were arrested Saturday April 16, 2016 on Pacific Avenue in Santa Cruz, CA for displaying their art and protest outside of a blue box and declining to participate in the citation program. The video is a compendium of footage taken on Pacific Avenue between April 20 and April 24, ...
Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 6:52PM
image Pacific Avenue: Freedom Of Press At Its Finest 480_joff-alex_1_1.jpg original image (1024x561) by via Joff Lee Jones
Due to the media's negligence to accurately cover the whole story... Alex Skelton and I have taken the liberty of getting the scoop. We were promised that we would be arrested and taken back to jail if we continue to protest this suppression of our rights. We've been protesting for two days now since our previous arrest. Nothing has been done. I'm not impressed. When the time comes, this story will be covered... Every second of it. Freedom of press at its finest.
Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:49PM
video Pigs Repress Free Speech on Pacific (video/mp4 148.7MB) by Copwatch by the blind
Pigs arrest artists 4:37
Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2016 9:06PM
image Dirks Erection Project on UC Berkeley campus today 4/7/16 120_img_0984.jpg original image (3264x2448) by Hank Chapot
This sign and installation was put up on the UC Berkeley campus today, calling out the current Chancellor for his handling of serious issues at UC in a rather clever fashion. It was taken away rather quickly but I got these pics... gold-plated!
Posted: Thu Apr 7, 2016 5:59PM
image In Memory of Louis LaFortune, Compassionate Peace Activist 120_louis-lafortune-santa-cruz.jpg original image (668x501) 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 UC Santa Cruz Terminates Historic Stevenson Coffee House 120_stevenson-coffee-house_2016-01-12.jpg original image (1200x900) by Bradley Allen
“This is one of the cultural and intellectual hubs of the campus, and it’s impossible to quantify what the university would be losing by closing this space.” – Scott Ferreter of Sacramento
Posted: Mon Mar 7, 2016 11:19PM
image Valentine's Nude Love Parade 120_nude_love_parade12.jpg original image (1200x792) by Gypsy Taub
Valentine's Nude Love Parade organized by the Body Freedom Network was the very first in history of San Francisco. We plan to make it an annual event and inspire other cities to do the same. Almost 50 nudists marched from the Castro to the City Hall. After our recent victory in district court we have been able to hold fully permitted nude parades. Join us on Sunday, March 6th for the Nude Women's Day Parade!
Posted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 12:28AM
image Dispatches from the War Zone 120_front_cover.jpeg original image (2060x2937) by Mike Rhodes
A new book has been published about homelessness in Fresno.
Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2016 8:31AM
image “Virtual Banner Hanging” Projection Highlighting Marin’s Endangered Coho Salmon Illuminate 120_img_2114-web.jpg original image (800x600) by Joanna Nasar
Endangered Coho Salmon 'Swim' Across the Marin County Civic Center Marin County Board of Supervisors Called on Enact Great Protections for Endangered Fish
Posted: Thu Feb 4, 2016 12:15PM
calendar Food Not Bombs Co-Founder Keith McHenry Faces New Criminal Charges for His Work to Defend the Rights of the Poor 120_846_400_santa-cruz-food-not-bombs-keith-mchenry.jpg original image (846x400) by Keith McHenry
Department 1 - Superior Court of Santa Cruz County, California 701 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Event Date: Tue Jan 26, 2016 10:00AM
Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 5:43PM
text Elbo Room Hosts Nazis, Calls Cops On POC by social media
Elbo Room hosted a show for the band "Death In June" on Tuesday night. This is the 2nd time they've hosted this fascist, white supremacist band, despite protests & community outcry. On Tuesday night, the owner came out & called the police on our comrades, LYING that there was a "crowd of people" "wielding knives": NO ONE that night pulled out any weapons. In today's context, calling the pigs on someone & lying that they are armed & dangerous can literally lead to the death of that person, esp...
Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 12:13PM
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
image Giant Steps for Kind Bean Stalking Humans, Jack! 120_fnb1.jpg original image (960x720) by kelly borkert
Twenty Years of Food Not Bombs in Fresno! January 10th, 2016 Fresno Food not Bombs celebrates at the Full Circle Brewery.
Posted: Sun Dec 6, 2015 9:02AM
audio People’s Radio in Fresno (audio/mpeg 16.6MB) by Mike Rhodes
Street Heat on KFCF 88.1 FM (Free Speech radio in Fresno) featured two important community issues this week. The effort to save the art and integrity of the Fulton Mall is heard first and the struggle against slumlords in Fresno is on the second half of this 58 minute .mp3 audio.
Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2015 3:51PM
text The Malonga Center windows: A tale about Oakland city priorities by Lydia
Public records requests reveal that the city of Oakland prioritized the noise complaint of one individual over an entire decades-old arts community.
Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 2:56PM