image Vigil Honoring Sean Arlt and Luke Smith Dec. 3, 2016 480_090_1.jpg by AutumnSun
The event was held at the town clock in Santa Cruz Ca. We will be holding the event every Sat. at 1:30 PM>...
Posted: Sat Dec 3, 2016 11:38PM
audio This Week in Palestine, December 3rd, 2016 (audio/mpeg 8.3mb) by IMEMC
Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for November 26, to December 3, 2016....
Posted: Fri Dec 2, 2016 11:06PM
image Philippines: Marcos burial forms part of pattern towards authoritarianism 480_2016-marcos-not-a-hero_1.jpg by Akbayan (Citizens Action Party)
Akbayan joins the rest of the country in denouncing the unilateral, treacherous burial of the dictator Marcos as a hero....
Posted: Fri Dec 2, 2016 6:54PM
image Support Fund for Sean Arlt's Son Established 480_sean_arlt_support_fund_1.jpg by Santa Cruz News
A support fund has been established for the 4-year-old son of Sean Arlt, who was shot and killed by officers with the Santa Cruz Police Department on October 16. Donations to the support fund can be made at:
Posted: Fri Dec 2, 2016 5:18PM
calendar Justice for Sean Arlt, Luke Smith, and Santa Cruz: Community Control of Police Now! by Steve Argue
Town Clock Santa Cruz...
Event Date: Sat Dec 3, 2016 1:30PM
Posted: Thu Dec 1, 2016 12:06PM
text Women's Safety on Sonoma State University's campus by Samantha Bosnich
Safety on college campuses has been recently called into question because of the sexual assaults that have been occurring. My group and I conducted a research project on women's safety at Sonoma State University and Santa Rosa Junior College. We distributed surveys and got results that were interesting....
Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:55PM
text Women's safety on college campus (Sonoma State University and Santa Rosa Junior college) by Maxime Montoya
This is about the safety of women on the Sonoma State and Santa Rosa JC campuses and the suggestions that students and faculty have about what could be done to improve the safety of women on the campuses....
Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 6:59PM
text The Effects of Officer Involved Shootings On Police Officers by Robert Coxon
In this letter I discuss how the recent officer involved shootings have effected how police officers may react when they are confronted with a dangerous subject. Shootings of black men by the police are frequently in the media and are often seen as unnecessary by the public. This may cause officers to hesitate pulling the trigger because they do not want to be labeled as a killer by the media....
Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:35AM
calendar Caught in the Act--Ranger Harassment & Survival Gear Seizure as Freedom Sleepout 73 Looms by Keith McHenry (story by Norse)
After "Rousted Into the Rain" treatment during the last Freedom Sleepout a week ago [see "After Rain, Santa Cruz Police Eject Homeless..." at] homeless civil rights fighters will resume their weekly sleepout in front of City Hall from 4 PM Tuesday to 9 AM Wednesday at 809 Center St. on the sidewalk facing the library....
Event Date: Tue Nov 29, 2016 4:00PM
Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 12:14AM
text New Report on an Old Story: Can Santa Cruz Learn from Yale Law School? by Yale Law School, Robert Norse
On reading the summary of the Yale Law School report documenting the Criminalization of the Homeless in Connecticut, I reacted with some thoughts about Santa Cruz. Both my thoughts and the news report summarizing the report I post below. Also included are links to the Executive Summary and the full report....
Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:41PM
image Oceti Sakowin Camp Calls for Immediate Federal Protection for Peaceful Occupation of 1851 Treaty Land 480_standingrock1_1.jpg by via Oceti Sakowin Camp
Standing Rock Reservation, Oceti Sakowin Camp. North Dakota, November 27, 2016 — In the past year the world has witnessed an all-out attack on oaths central to the promises made to the Indigenous People of these lands, as well as many oaths this country was founded upon. Those who have the courage to hold the vigil of consciousness momentarily found comfort when President Obama intervened in September, after the Army Corps of Engineers (ACE) moved to grant permission to an oil company to cont...
Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 6:33PM
calendar Palestine BDS action against Hewlett Packard in San Francisco 480_boycott-hp-2016_1.jpg by Jewish Voice for Peace, Palestinian BDSNC
In front of Office Depot, 33 3rd Street at Stevenso,n between Market and Mission, San Francisco...
Event Date: Sat Dec 3, 2016 1:00PM
Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:19AM
text HUFFing and Puffing: A Warm Wind from Berkeley by Robert Norse
I recently forwarded an article that contrasted principles and policies elsewhere with those of Santa Cruz authorities--which I caustically denounced in an accompanying "Notes from Norse". I believe these Notes are a useful update to some of the brutal practices ongoing in Santa Cruz and so pass them on for readers....
Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 8:56AM
calendar The New Path to Mumia’s Freedom icss-fly-2016-12-04-prisoners-1.pdf_140_.jpg by Eugene Ruyle
Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library 6501 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland (just North of Alcatraz Ave.)...
Event Date: Sun Dec 4, 2016 10:30AM
Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 7:46AM
calendar Free All Political Prisoners forum-flyer-2016-12-03-lpoliticl_prisoners-mod.pdf_140_.jpg by Gene Ruyle
Starry Plough Pub 3101 Shattuck Avenue at Prince Street 2 blocks from Ashby BART in Berkeley...
Event Date: Sat Dec 3, 2016 2:00PM
Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 7:41AM
calendar Immigration and Free Trade Policies by Karl Kramer
Plumbers Hall, 1621 Market Street (near Gough), San Francisco...
Event Date: Mon Nov 28, 2016 6:15PM
Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 6:27AM
image After Rain, Santa Cruz Police Eject Homeless Individuals Sleeping at City Hall and Make One Arrest 480_freedom-sleepers-1_1.jpg by Alex Darocy
Santa Cruz police initiated a raid at City Hall on November 23 at 3:30 am, shortly after it stopped raining that evening, to clear from the area approximately two dozen individuals who had been sleeping and sheltering themselves from the weather under the eaves of the buildings in the complex. Officers issued citations to individuals, and made one arrest. City Hall property is closed to the public between the hours of 10 pm and 6 am. Many of those sleeping at City Hall were participating in t...
Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 4:26PM
image Berkeley Homeless Ask for Community Support 480_mike-zint-in-tarp-11-19-16_1.jpg by JP Massar
Please donate a few smackeroos to help the homeless fight for themselves and their rights....
Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 3:16PM
image Ciudad de México: Chanti Ollin denuncia desalojo violento 480_chanti-ollin-se-queda-ciudad-de-mexico_1.jpg by El Enemigo Común
En la Ciudad de México, el espacio cultural autónomo Chanti Ollin sobrevive un violento desalojo y sigue resistiendo....
Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 2:53PM
image Mexico City: Chanti Ollin Denounces Violent Eviction 480_chanti-ollin-se-queda_1.jpg by El Enemigo Común
In Mexico City, the autonomous cultural space Chanti Ollin withstands a violent eviction and continues in resistance....
Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 2:42PM