Martin Luther King Jr. Virtual Day of Service at Homeless Garden Project
This online event is free and open to the public. Be sure to register here in advance to receive the link: http://bit.ly/HGPMLKday2021...
Event Date: Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:00AM
Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:12PM
TRO Extended Another Week; Homeless Removal Squad Seeks More Pretexts
Federal Magistrate Susan van Keulen granted a last minute motion from City Attorney Condotti delaying any decision and/or hearing on the San Lorenzo Campground until January 20th, allowing both the SC Homeless Union Survival Supporters and "Save the Grass; Screw the Homeless" attorneys to present more evidence and argument to sweep the park....
Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:00AM
Martin Luther King Jr Day Concert
301 Front St, Santa Cruz...
Event Date: Mon Jan 18, 2021 1:00PM
Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:53PM
Indigemedia: Navigating Native American Representation in Film and Media
Online, register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd7y2STbsh4KQuoLiZr34ayudlDWwHtH3S5lXYjpMRXpI-ddA/viewform...
Event Date: Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:00PM
Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:36PM
Bookshop Union Solidarity Rally
Locust Street & Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz...
Event Date: Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:30PM
Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:25PM
Free Speech is Under Attack
As I have been saying for a long time, Twitter has gone further and further in banning free speech....
Posted: Fri Jan 8, 2021 9:13PM
Stop the Sweeps in Santa Cruz and Watsonville
On the sidewalk in front of the Bookshop Coonerty aka Bookshop Santa Cruz at 1520 Pacific Ave....
Event Date: Sat Jan 9, 2021 12:00PM
Posted: Fri Jan 8, 2021 8:11PM
Bookshop Santa Cruz Union Election Starts Tomorrow
Bookshop Santa Cruz workers will be voting tomorrow to get their union legally recognized, and are seeking the community's support....
Posted: Wed Jan 6, 2021 11:36AM
Protest to Stop the Sweeps
Town Clock, Pacific Ave and Water St, Santa Cruz...
Event Date: Wed Jan 6, 2021 4:00PM
Posted: Tue Jan 5, 2021 6:01PM
Stop the Sweeps in Watsonville
Linear Park 100 E Front St., Watsonville...
Event Date: Tue Jan 5, 2021 6:00AM
Posted: Mon Jan 4, 2021 5:59PM
Police Chief Mills says New Homeless Camping Ordinance will go to City Council this Month
In the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has the local homeless population scrambling for places to camp and shelter in place, Santa Cruz Police Chief Andrew Mills is soliciting support from the public for a new camping ordinance that he says will go before the City Council for approval in January. "It will need our support," Mills said. "We Have not had an ordinance to enforce due to a SCOTUS decision and council suspending our ordinance," he added. (Photo: Correspondence between Police...
Posted: Sun Jan 3, 2021 9:25PM
Stop The Sweeps in Santa Cruz: Activists Resist Closing San Lorenzo Park (audio/mpeg 97.8MB)
Interviews with human rights activist Abbi Samuels and unhoused activist Hannah, who lives in a homeless encampment in San Lorenzo Park in downtown Santa Cruz....
Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:04PM
Working on a History of Protest Power Around Shelter and Sweeps in Santa Cruz
In light of the current community support for the San Lorenzo Survival Campers, I thought it might be helpful to post a partial history of the changes and services created by protest and direct action in the past. I distributed this flyer at the Park today. If Chief Mills word is to be believed, the protests Monday have already extended the Final Sweep "Solution" deadline to late January....
Posted: Tue Dec 29, 2020 6:54PM
We Want to Do More than Just Survive
Online Event: https://csumb.edu/osu/we-want-do-more-just-survive...
Event Date: Wed Feb 3, 2021 12:00PM
Posted: Mon Dec 28, 2020 4:01PM
Educating the City Manager (and his Neighbors)
On December 20th and 21st, Santa Cruz Union activists demonstrated and spoke in front of City Manager Martin Bernal's suburban house at 96 Brookwood Drive. Bernal's police have begun demolition of the San Lorenzo survival campgrounds destroying tents, gear, and other property. In winter weather, with no winter shelter, defying a shelter-in-place CDC order--Bernal's decree raised much outrage....
Posted: Sun Dec 27, 2020 4:24PM
Next Steps in Fighting the Anti-Homeless Sweeps?
An outreach demonstration today on Pacific Avenue seeks to gather perspectives and supporters for a sane and fair solution to the Winter Shelter crisis. The crisis has been provoked and intensified by City Manager Bernal's Sweeps, the overboard powers granted him by Myers' City Council, the lack of any walk-in shelter, and the police destruction of homeless gear in violation of the Boise v. Martin "no tickets without shelter" decision....
Posted: Sat Dec 26, 2020 5:11PM
Spread the Word Gather Forces Stop the San Lorenzo Evictions!
In front of the Bookshop Santa Cruz at 1520 Pacific Avenue (weather and scanty pedestrian traffic may have us moving to the sidewalk in front of the main Post Office)...
Event Date: Sat Dec 26, 2020 12:00PM
Posted: Sat Dec 26, 2020 8:31AM
Stimulus Deal Ups Food Aid for Puerto Rico
Congress passed additional Nutrition Assistance Program food benefits for Puerto Rico as part of its $900 billion COVID stimulus plan....
Posted: Wed Dec 23, 2020 2:43PM
Missing Documentation on San Lorenzo Camp Extermination to Remain Missing
I sent the following Public Records demand to the City Administrator/Clerk on 12-17 regarding the abrupt and toxic shutdown of the San Lorenzo Campground displacing 150-200 people. I received a reply that City offices would be "closed for the holidays" until January 4th -but City Mangler Bernal has set January 6th as the date for completion of the destruction of the shelter-in-place camp....
Posted: Wed Dec 23, 2020 9:56AM
Much-Needed Federal Protection for America’s Beloved Monarch Butterfly Warranted, but Precluded
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agrees that monarchs are threatened with extinction, but does not yet provide the protection that monarchs need to recover....
Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2020 1:26PM