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document Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Voting Rights Act in Santa Cruz County voting_rights_act_proclamation.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - by Gail Pellerin, County Clerk
On August 6, 2015 we will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act (VRA). The Act, which was signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson, makes it illegal to require eligible voters to pass literacy tests in order to register to vote.
Posted: Tue Aug 4, 2015 4:58PM
image Coast Dairies National Monument? - Not So Fast 120_coast_dairies_ted_benhari.jpg original image ( 2048x1175) - by via Friends of the North Coast
A petition has been initiated by the group Friends of the North Coast calling on Representative Eshoo and Senator Boxer to complete a detailed environmental review and develop a "regional approach" for managing the properties proposed for National Monument protection in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The project is currently being called, "Coast Dairies National Monument." "National Monument status will not add any legal protections that do not already exist, and the resulting overuse could seriou...
Posted: Tue Aug 4, 2015 4:21PM
text AWI Commends Introduction of CECIL Animal Trophies Act - by via Animal Welfare Institute
Washington, DC —In light of the tragic illegal killing of Cecil the lion by an American dentist, the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) commends the swift response by Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), and Edward Markey (D-MA) to tighten up the Endangered Species Act (ESA) by extending protection to additional imperiled species.
Posted: Tue Aug 4, 2015 3:58PM
text Mumia Abu-Jamal Files Suit Over Prison's Refusal to Provide Necessary Medical Care - by Abolitionist Law Center
August 3, 2015: Attorneys for political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal filed an amended lawsuit today in the Middle District of Pennsylvania federal court to challenge prison medical staff’s denial of necessary medical treatment – denial that nearly killed Abu-Jamal earlier this year.
Posted: Tue Aug 4, 2015 10:57AM
calendar Fábrica Summer Fundraiser 120_fabrica-summer-fundraiser-2015.jpg original image ( 1275x1650) - by
Downtown Santa Cruz Community Farmers Market
Event Date:Wed Aug 12, 2015 1:30PM
Posted: Tue Aug 4, 2015 10:06AM
calendar HWY 6 Benefit Dinner; Join the Fight Against UC Political Repression - by UCSC HWY 6 Support Group
Louden Nelson Community Center
Event Date:Sat Aug 29, 2015 5:30PM
Posted: Mon Aug 3, 2015 11:53PM
audio Mideast Migraines - FRSC IN CRISIS: We lost our lease ! (audio/mpeg 53.2MB) - by Ren Tawil
***Free Radio Santa Cruz must vacate our studio by October 1st. Our intention is to continue the radio service indefinitely. For this to happen we need extensive and broad-based support, participation and feedback from the listening Public***; myths & FAQ's about Israel and Palestine. Length: 1:56:15/ Date Recorded: 2015-08-03/ Location: Santa Cruz, CA/ File Info: 64Kbps, mp3 (54MB), Mono
Posted: Mon Aug 3, 2015 5:36PM
audio Mideast Migraines - Solving 9-11, The Media Cover-Up (audio/mpeg 128.6MB) - by Ren Tawil
Continued reading of "Solving 9-11: The Deception that Changed the World", by C. Bollyn, including the chapter "The Media Cover-Up"; music. Length: 1:52:21/ Date Recorded: 2015-07-18/ Location: Santa Cruz, CA/ File Info: 64Kbps, mp3 (132MB), Mono
Posted: Mon Aug 3, 2015 2:55PM
image Reverand Hyeon Soo Lim Admits to Counterrevolutionary Plot in the DPRK 120_counterrevolutionary.jpg original image ( 660x405) - by Steven Argue
Photo: Reverand Hyeon Soo Lim
Posted: Sat Aug 1, 2015 3:53PM
calendar Freedom Sleepers Resume Protest at City Hall - by Robert Norse
Chow down at Food Not Bombs 4-6 PM, then gather in front of the Main Post Office for final preparations, followed by a parade to City Hall, a modest meal there, and a night outside City Hall. We encourage the community to join us in a night of peaceful petitioning and protest to end the City-wide Sleeping Ban.
Event Date:Sun Aug 2, 2015 7:00PM
Posted: Sat Aug 1, 2015 10:40AM
image Community Sleep-ins Continue at Santa Cruz City Hall 120_sleep-out-santa-cruz-city-hall-1-homeless-rights.jpg original image ( 1000x668) - by Alex Darocy
Community members protesting local laws that criminalize homelessness held their third group campout at Santa Cruz City Hall on July 26. Several dozen people slept in the City Hall courtyard from sunset until the following morning, when they were greeted with a large buffet-style breakfast served by a fresh-faced group. Organizers have more sleep-ins planned for the future, with the next confirmed for Sunday, August 2, again at Santa Cruz City Hall.
Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 4:37PM
calendar International Musical Saw Festival 120_kkdavid_weiss___tom_scribner_1983_1_1.jpg original image ( 640x480) - by Kenny Blacklock
Roaring Camp 5401 Graham Hill Rd, Felton
Event Date:Sun Aug 9, 2015 10:00AM
Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 3:46AM
calendar International Musical Saw Festival 120_kkdavid_weiss___tom_scribner_1983.jpg original image ( 640x480) - by Kenny Blacklock
Tom Scribner Statue in front of Bookshop Santa Cruz 1520 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz and Roaring Camp 5401 Graham Hill Rd, Felton
Event Date:Sat Aug 8, 2015 3:00PM
Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 3:25AM
calendar Howl For Maddy 120_howl_for_maddy.jpg original image ( 694x678) - by
At your home, or any place you want to!
Event Date:Fri Jul 31, 2015 8:30PM
Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 7:07PM
text Food & Water Watch Calls on SEC to Reject GMO Salmon Stock Filings - by via Food & Water Watch
Washington, D.C., July 28, 2015—Food & Water Watch called on the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) today to reject the stock registration filings of AquaBounty Technologies (ABTX), the maker of genetically engineered salmon, based on misleading and erroneous claims the company is making in its attempts to join the NASDAQ stock exchange. The letter (see PDF) asks SEC to compel AquaBounty to revise the document to apprise investors of new scientific evidence showing that GMO salmon cannot ...
Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 12:55AM
calendar 30th Annual Ohlone Day 120_ohlone_day_henry_cowell_redwoods_state_park.jpg original image ( 1200x803) - by
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park 101 Big Trees Park Road, Felton (Highway 9 entrance)
Event Date:Sat Sep 12, 2015 10:00AM
Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 1:25AM
image At Frank Alvarado Memorial, Family Vows to Continue Fighting for Justice 120_frank-alvarado-memorial-salinas-1.jpg original image ( 668x1000) - by Alex Darocy
A memorial was held in Salinas on July 10 to mark the one year that has passed since Frank Alvarado was shot and killed by Salinas Police. Frank's family members spoke at the gathering, which was held outdoors near the location of his killing, and vowed to continue their fight for justice. [Top photo: Frank's father, Frank Alvarado Sr., holds a picture of Frank at the memorial and wears a button with his image on it. Scroll down for more photos.]
Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 6:24PM
document Analysis: Republican Attacks on Endangered Species Up 600 Percent Per Year politics_of_extinction.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON— Over the past five years, Republicans in Congress have launched 164 attacks on the Endangered Species Act — a 600 percent increase in the rate of annual attacks over the previous 15 years, according to a new analysis by the Center for Biological Diversity.
Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 5:17PM
text Greece demonstrates - by International Communist Party
At the end of yet another «historic» marathon session Brussels negotiations between the Greek government and its creditors, a «definitive» agreement has yet again been found to «resolve" the Greek crisis: Greek Prime Minister Tsipras and his team have come to accept as a condition for new loans to the virtually bankrupt Greek government, a plan of austerity measures significantly harsher than he had rejected a week earlier and against which he had, supposedly, held a referendum! The only...
Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 8:55AM
text Nuclear Shutdown News July 2015 - by Michael Steinberg
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and all of the US nuclear industry, and spotlights those who are working for a nuke free future.
Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 4:43PM

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