Freedom Sleepers Citation Tally - by Brent Adams
Here is a list of charges for the "Freedom Sleepers" civil-disobedience weekly homeless-activist protest-camp at city hall.
Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2015 10:09PM
State maintains loophole for cancer-causing pesticides - by via Californians for Pesticide Reform
Sacramento, CA, August 24, 2015 - Late Friday, state officials responded — and again signaled delay — on implementing restrictions for the use of the cancer-causing pesticide Telone. This comes on the heals of repeated requests to end the practice of “banking” allowances for hazardous pesticide use from year-to-year. And across the state, children are returning to school, some of them in very close proximity to fields where heavy amounts of the Telone are used.
Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2015 3:02PM
SCPD celebrates their big arrest in keeping downtown safe! - by watcher
Ever vigilant to harassing activists who challenge the Santa Cruz's city's laws criminalizing homelessness and controlling free speech, SCPD directs their precious resources to being able to harass artists.
Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:09PM
Two more arrests at Community Sleepout event in front of Santa Cruz city hall - by Zav H + Sarah W
Abbi Samuels and Keith McHenry, prominent local activists with Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs, were arrested tonight at the ongoing Community Sleepout protests against the Santa Cruz camping/sleeping ban.
Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 1:09AM
Crimean activists sentenced after ‘fatally flawed’ military trial - by Amnesty International
The military court in the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don sentenced film director Oleg Sentsov to 20 years and ecologist and anti-fascist activist Aleksandr Kolchenko to 10 years on “terrorism” charges which they deny and claim were politically motivated. The two were accused of arson attacks on pro-Russian groups following Russia’s occupation of Crimea last year.
Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 1:30PM
Local ACLU Issues Statement of Support for the Freedom Sleepers - by ACLU Santa Cruz County
ACLU Believes Freedom Sleepers Working to Address Criminalization of Homelessness
Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:39AM
California Democratic Party Passes Resolution To Protect Los Padres National Forest - by Save the Sespe
At the California Democratic Party’s Executive Board Meeting this month, state party officials voted to adopt an official resolution protecting the Los Padres National Forest from the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing.
Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 12:02AM
Unpermitted Blue Boxes Appear Overnight on Pacific Avenue - by Bradley Allen
Most people, including locals, didn't notice that the number of "blue boxes" painted onto the sidewalk had grown dramatically overnight.
Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:39PM
Mideast Migraines - Noam Chomsky, Rebel Without a Pause (audio/mpeg 53.2MB) - by Ren Tawil
Segments from 2003 film "Noam Chomsky: Rebel Without a Pause"; articles and news from Palestine/Israel; Arabic music. Length: 1:56:16/ Date Recorded: 2015-07-27/ Location: Santa Cruz, CA/ File Info: 64Kbps, mp3 (55MB), Mono
Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 2:47PM
U.S. & South Korean Aggression On DPRK Risks Massive Conventional & Atomic War - by Steven Argue
Photo: Cheju 1948, leftist and suspected leftist prisoners awaiting execution by the U.S. imposed dictatorship of Sygman Rhee in South Korea. 60,000 people were murdered in Cheju with U.S. backing. That was one fifth of Cheju Island's population. For the next 50 years it was illegal in South Korea to mention what went on in Cheju. Before U.S. troops were sent into Korea in 1950 to prop up Rhee's dictatorship, Rhee rounded up another 200,000 leftists and suspected leftists from across South Ko...
Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 4:58PM
Artists Return After Arrest - by Free Speech Matters
Artists risk misdemeanor charges for displaying art in front of Forever 21 on Pacific Avenue after being arrested on Thursday.
Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 3:34PM
Mideast Migraines - New Jerusalem: A recent history of Jerusalem (audio/mpeg 137.9MB) - by Ren Tawil
A critically important article from 2013 by a post-doc researcher at Ben-Gurion University, on the modern development of Jerusalem as is influenced by the Zionist desire to Judaify the city and its environs; Arab-American music. Length: 2:00:32/ Date Recorded: 2015-07-20/ Location: Santa Cruz, CA/ File Info: 64Kbps, mp3 (141MB), Mono
Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2015 2:49PM
Mideast Migraines - Conclusion of Solving 9-11 (audio/mpeg 137.0MB) - by Ren Tawil
Completion of "Solving 9-11, The Deception that Changed the World"; Arabic music. Length: 1:59:44/ Date Recorded: 2015-08-08/ Location: Santa Cruz, CA/ File Info: 64Kbps, mp3 (140MB), Mono
Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2015 2:25PM
Mideast Migraines - Solving 9-11, Thermite in the Dust (audio/mpeg 137.9MB) - by Ren Tawil
Continued reading of "Solving 9-11: The Deception that Changed the World", three chapters including "Thermite in the Dust" and "Ehud Barak"; oud music. Length: 2:00:31/ Date Recorded: 2015-08-01/ File Info: 64Kbps, mp3 (141MB), Mono
Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2015 2:06PM
Attendance Doubles at Sixth City Hall Sleepout - by Alex Darocy
More than 60 people gathered at Santa Cruz City Hall on August 18 for the latest in a series of community campouts organized to protest local laws that ban sleeping in public. It was the sixth held at City Hall since July, and was attended by approximately twice as many sleepers as the previous campouts.
Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 6:32PM
AIM Opposes Canonization for Junipero Serra, the Father of California’s Mission System - by via American Indian Movement (AIM)
The American Indian Movement (AIM) Grand Governing Council statement opposing the canonization of Junipero Serra, the father of California's mission system.
Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 3:27PM
UC Santa Cruz Partners with U.S. Defense Department to Produce Cyber Security Video Game - by Santa Cruz News
The University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) has partnered with the Air Force Research Laboratory, and the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Crowd-Sourced Formal Verification (CSFV) program, to create a video game where, "sophisticated gamers can help improve security of the country's critical software. Binary Fission was designed as a fun and accessible way for "citizen scientists" to help increase the reliability and security of mission critical software by verifying...
Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 5:24PM
White Privilege in the Animal Rights Movement - by via Animal Liberation Press Office
If animal liberation is to succeed, the movement must address the concerns of oppressed humans as well as non-humans. Human oppression cannot be co-opted or ignored, and it certainly cannot be pushed aside within a movement that is supposed to be based on compassion and care for all animals.
Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 4:50PM
USGS Finds Widespread Contamination of Neonicotinoids in U.S. Streams - by via Center for Food Safety
August 19, 2015 (Washington, DC)--Center for Food Safety today commented on a new nationwide study released by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) showing widespread detection of neonicotinoid insecticides in U.S. streams. According to the study, at least one neonicotinoid was detected in 53% of the stream samples collected. Neonicotinoids are a class of pesticides known to have acute and chronic effects on honey bees and other pollinator species and are considered a major factor in overall pop...
Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 2:36PM
USDA to Present Case Against Santa Cruz Biotechnology in Historic Proceeding - by via Animal Welfare Institute
Washington, DC—The US Department of Agriculture’s case against Santa Cruz Biotechnology, Inc. (SCBT), one of the world’s largest research antibody suppliers, is scheduled to be heard by an administrative law judge beginning Tuesday, August 18. The USDA case against SCBT is unprecedented: it is the first time that three separate complaints for willful violations of the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) have been filed and are pending against a research laboratory.
Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 1:19AM