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Houseless activist protests sleeping ban, public space restrictions in Santa Cruz
Houseless activist Lucero Luna shares her experience in Santa Cruz city jail and protests against laws criminalizing poor and houseless people within the city....
Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2016 1:28PM
Environmental racism in the “leftmost city”
Santa Cruz is a majority white town, characterized by an extreme shortage of affordable housing and rentals. In recent years there has been increasing encroachment by wealthy out-of-towners seeking second homes near the beach. Within the city’s neighborhoods, one stands out demographically. Beach Flats, bordering the Boardwalk’s enormous parking lots, is populated mainly by immigrants from Mexico and Central America....
Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2016 10:21AM
Santa Cruz-Statewide Coordinated Actions To End Solitary Confinement
Pacific Ave. and Cooper St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060...
Event Date: Sat Jul 23, 2016 12:00PM
Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 2:18PM
Black Lives Matter - Say Their Names!
Monterey Farmer's Market Monterey, California 93940...
Event Date: Tue Jul 26, 2016 6:00PM
Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 2:11PM
Questions About Mass Incarceration Remain Unanswered
Grand Jury Report and Larger Problems Still Ignored...
Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:17AM
"Kill Cops Not Trees" Graffiti Found in Santa Cruz
SCPD is reporting that graffiti stencils with the message "Kill Cops Not Trees" have been found painted this week in Downtown Santa Cruz. The "Kill Cops Not Trees" message was found painted on a bridge over the San Lorenzo River and on the river levee pathway near Felker Street, Santa Cruz Police said. The stencil has been left in up to a dozen places so far....
Posted: Thu Jul 21, 2016 4:55PM
Police Execute Man in Santa Maria, California (video/mp4 11.0mb)
Here's the unedited, uncensored video of Wednesday's (July 20, 2016) fatal officer-involved shooting of a knife-wielding man at the corner of Enos and Broadway in Santa Maria, California captured by James Jepsen....
Posted: Thu Jul 21, 2016 3:42PM
Come Together to Remember Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Collateral Damage Statue at the Town Clock, Pacific Avenue and Water Street, Santa Cruz...
Event Date: Sat Aug 6, 2016 6:00PM
Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2016 3:08PM
EPA Approved Pesticide Products Without Accounting for Dangers of Chemical Mixture
PORTLAND, Ore., July 19, 2016 — The Environmental Protection Agency has approved nearly 100 pesticide products over the past six years that contain mixtures that make them more poisonous and increase the dangers to imperiled pollinators and rare plants, according to an investigation by the Center for Biological Diversity. These “synergistic” combinations have been widely overlooked by the EPA in its approval of pesticides for food, lawns and other uses....
Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2016 2:46PM
Anti-Police Abuse Demos Nationally, Freedom Sleepout #54 Locally
At the usual center of "get out of town" enforcement against the poor and homeless--Santa Cruz City Hall at 809 Center St. between Locust and Church. The actual time frame of the protest is 5 PM Tuesday to 9 AM Wednesday (more or less)....
Event Date: Tue Jul 19, 2016 5:00PM
Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:55AM
Transgender Anarchism (Thinking Critically about Society)
Old Capitol Books, 559 Tyler Street, downtown Monterey...
Event Date: Fri Aug 12, 2016 7:00PM
Posted: Sun Jul 17, 2016 5:39PM
Queer Theory (Thinking Critically about Society Seminar Series)
Old Capitol Books, 559 Tyler Street, downtown Monterey...
Event Date: Fri Aug 5, 2016 7:00PM
Posted: Sun Jul 17, 2016 5:34PM
Remembering Frank Alvarado, Two Years After His Death at the Hands of Salinas Police
It has become a tradition to celebrate the life of Frank Alvarado with flowers. On July 10, Frank's family was joined by a large group of supporters near the location of his death to mark the second year since his killing by Salinas police. His father, Frank Sr., handed out roses to many of the women gathered, saying the gesture was in memory of "lover boy" as he lightheartedly referred to Frank. His family fondly remembers how dearly Frank loved to give women gifts, and especially the gift o...
Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 5:24PM
SURJ (showing up for racial justice) Santa Cruz Ca. 7-14-2016
SURJ held a meeting, to a full house, in Santa Cruz at The Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History at 705 Front Street. Though meetings are held in different locations at different times. For more information please go to: https://www.facebook.com/SCSURJ/...
Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:13PM
TESC Students for Justice in Palestine Respond to Evergreen Administration
An open letter from TESC Students for Justice in Palestine’s response to the Administration’s statement concerning the affirmative student votes to boycott Sabra, Driscoll’s, and CAT products on the Evergreen campus and its refusal to respect the CAT boycott....
Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 1:19PM
Historic Petition Calls on Obama Admin to Halt All New Fossil Fuel Leases on Federal Land
WASHINGTON, July 12, 2016 — More than 250 climate, community and tribal organizations filed a landmark legal petition today (see PDF) calling on the Obama administration to halt all new fossil fuel leasing on federal lands — a step that would align U.S. energy policies with its climate goals and keep up to 450 billion tons of greenhouse gas pollution from entering the atmosphere....
Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 3:50PM
Farming Community Rallies in Sacramento to Demand Protections from Agricultural Pesticides
Residents from California’s most extensively farmed regions converged on Sacramento today to deliver more than 27,000 petition signatures and a letter representing hundreds of thousands of Californians, all demanding protections for their children from exposure to agricultural pesticides at school....
Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 3:36PM
Going Into Year 2 with the Freedom Sleepers
On the edge of City Hall, where city police, rangers, and security guards have driven the homeless protesters--along the Center St. sidewalk across from the Main Library...
Event Date: Tue Jul 12, 2016 5:00PM
Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 10:36AM
The Chickens Have Come Home to Roost in Dallas Texas
Yes, a tragedy just occurred in Dallas Texas, but it was not the tragedy claimed by the racist Democrats, Republicans, and corporate media. The real tragedy is the loss Micah Johnson’s life....
Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 4:12PM
Supporting Black Lives Matter Peace Vigil Santa Cruz Ca. 7-10-2016
People come together after the all the killings across our country!...
Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2016 8:58PM