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image UFW & Driscoll’s: United To Exploit 480_lauro-barajas_5-25-16_1.jpg original image (1200x673) by Bradley Allen
Why won’t the United Farm Workers support the Driscoll’s Boycott?
Posted: Tue May 31, 2016 5:54PM
calendar Protest Slumber Time at City Hall Grounds...Again...with Freedom SleepOut #47 by Keith McHenry
Around ye olde Santa Cruz City Hall, with slumber to be likely pushed to the sidewalk, though sleepers may choose to spead out to different (all legally forbidden) locations.
Event Date: Tue May 31, 2016 5:00PM
Posted: Tue May 31, 2016 3:29PM
calendar Watsonville Day Worker Center Annual Fundraiser 480_day-worker-center-family_1.jpg original image (542x426) by Day Worker Center
Native Revival Nursery 2600 Mar Vista Dr, Aptos, California 95003
Event Date: Sat Jun 4, 2016 6:00PM
Posted: Tue May 31, 2016 7:43AM
image Obama Administration Approves Resumption of CA Offshore Fracking 480_800_scmpas_1_1_1.jpg original image (800x618) by Dan Bacher
Miyoko Sakashita, director of the Center for Biological Diversity’s Oceans program, vigorously disagreed with the agencies’ finding of “no significant impact” — and warned they may file new litigation to halt offshore fracking. “The Obama administration is once again putting California’s beautiful coast in the oil industry’s crosshairs,” said Sakashita. “Our beaches and wildlife face a renewed threat from fracking chemicals and oil spills. New legal action may be the on...
Posted: Sun May 29, 2016 5:04PM
calendar Theory & Philosophy Reading Group XVIII: Anarchist Critiques of Democracy by Direct Action Monterey Network
Old Capitol Books, 559 Tyler Street, downtown Monterey
Event Date: Thu Jun 23, 2016 7:00PM
Posted: Sun May 29, 2016 3:27PM
calendar Monterey Anarchist Black Cross by Direct Action Monterey Network
Old Capitol Books, 559 Tyler Street, downtown Monterey
Event Date: Sun Jun 19, 2016 6:00PM
Posted: Sun May 29, 2016 2:44PM
image Robert (Bob) Fitch Memorial Gathering May 27, 2016 480_00_1.jpg original image (466x732) by AutumnSun
The Memorial was held today at the Peace United Church in Santa Cruz California. It was attended by many of those who knew him. I did not know Bob well, though we met sometime back at the Resource Center for Nonviolence.
Posted: Fri May 27, 2016 11:53PM
text Obama Administration Reportedly Lifting Moratorium on California Offshore Fracking by via Food & Water Watch
In the waning days of his administration, President Obama appears to be doubling down on fracking.
Posted: Fri May 27, 2016 2:57PM
text Obama Administration OKs Offshore Fracking in California by Center for Biological Diversity
LOS ANGELES, May 27, 2016 — The Obama administration today finalized plans to allow oil companies to resume offshore fracking and dumping fracking chemicals mixed with wastewater in California’s wildlife-rich Santa Barbara Channel.
Posted: Fri May 27, 2016 2:34PM
image President Obama Asked to Stop U.S. Military Project That Threatens Endangered Dugong 480_dugong_flickr_matthijs_1.jpg original image (570x330) by Center for Biological Diversity
OKINAWA, Japan, May 26, 2016 — During President Obama’s visit to Japan for the G-7 summit, the Center for Biological Diversity called on him to abandon his controversial plan to build a large new military base in biologically rich and sensitive Henoko and Oura Bay. The bay is home to the dugong — a marine mammal related to manatees that is an ancient cultural icon in Okinawa — and other endangered species. That project is strongly opposed by residents of the island, which has had a hu...
Posted: Thu May 26, 2016 7:29PM
image Salinas Protest of Hillary Clinton 480_071_1.jpg original image (6000x4000) by AutumnSun
People of Salinas, and others, turned out to show their disgust with Hillary Clinton!
Posted: Thu May 26, 2016 11:12AM
image Cabrillo College Foundation bankrolling Yes on Q campaign michael_machado.jpg by Bruce Holloway
The Cabrillo College Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charity, is the major contributor to the Yes on Q campaign. Measure Q is a $310 million bond issue for capital projects at Cabrillo College over the next 15 to 20 years. Michael Machado, treasurer of both the Cabrillo College Foundation and Yes on Q, made a false e-filing last month claiming Yes on Q had neither received nor spent any money as of April 23. The Santa Cruz County Elections Department delayed posting some campaign contributions to ...
Posted: Thu May 26, 2016 9:57AM
calendar 2016 Elections & Foreign Policy:Presidential Candidates & the Role of the Peace Movement 480_sm_stephenzunes_peace_rally_copy_1_1_1.jpg original image (612x310) by Resource Center for Nonviolence
AT: the Resource Center for Nonviolence, 612 Ocean St., Santa Cruz, CA
Event Date: Wed Jun 1, 2016 7:00PM
Posted: Wed May 25, 2016 12:40PM
calendar METRO Public Hearing on Bus Cuts in Santa Cruz by METRO Forward
Santa Cruz City Council Chambers 809 Center St Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Event Date: Fri May 27, 2016 8:30AM
Posted: Wed May 25, 2016 8:57AM
calendar METRO Public Hearing on Bus Cuts in Watsonville 480_metro-forward_1.jpg original image (800x200) by METRO Forward
Watsonville City Council Chambers 275 Main St Watsonville, CA 95076
Event Date: Thu May 26, 2016 5:00PM
Posted: Wed May 25, 2016 8:52AM
image A Tribute to Our Friend, Photographer and Organizer Bob Fitch bob-fitch-josh-sonnenfeld-2015-stanford.jpg by Josh Sonnenfeld, and Paul Ortiz
Beyond doing the dishes, photography was Bob’s skill that he could offer – and he did so with incredibly regularity and personal sacrifice over many decades. He understood that by taking photos, he was providing a service, allowing a more true story to be heard, amidst the spin of our opponents and distortion of the mainstream media. He knew that his job was to show up, “keep his mouth shut,” and “DFIU” (don’t ‘mess’ it up). His approach, in turn, engendered a deep level of ...
Posted: Wed May 25, 2016 8:03AM
calendar Pesticide Resolution at PVUSD Board of Trustees Meeting kids-on-frontline.jpg by Masanobu
PVUSD District Office Board Room 292 Garden Valley Rd, Watsonville
Event Date: Wed May 25, 2016 7:00PM
Posted: Tue May 24, 2016 10:25PM
calendar Q & A about River Water Transfers by Water for Santa Cruz County
Aptos Library Community Room, 7695 Soquel Dr., Aptos
Event Date: Thu Jun 16, 2016 7:00PM
Posted: Tue May 24, 2016 1:44PM
image Cost of Animal Cruelty Skyrockets: Animal Research Facility to Pay $3.5 Million Penalty goat.jpg by via Animal Legal Defense Fund
SANTA CRUZ, CA, May 23, 2016 — Santa Cruz Biotechnology will pay an unprecedented penalty—$3.5 million—for animal welfare violations in a settlement reached May 19, 2016 with the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). The settlement comes as the Animal Legal Defense Fund continues to litigate its groundbreaking lawsuit against the company, filed on behalf of Stop Animal Exploitation Now (SAEN) in January 2013. It is the fir...
Posted: Tue May 24, 2016 1:20PM
image Deal Protects Santa Cruz Coastal Habitat, Accommodates Solar-powered Home 480_ohlone_tiger_beetle_usfws_fpwc__1.jpg original image (611x489) by Center for Biological Diversity
SANTA CRUZ, Calif., May 24, 2016 — A legal agreement between conservation groups and solar power entrepreneurs will protect more than 41 acres of coastal wildlife habitat in Santa Cruz as part of a deal to accommodate a new solar-powered home. The agreement passed a final hurdle last week at the California Coastal Commission. Photo: Oholone tiger beetle by Russ McSpadden, USFWS.
Posted: Tue May 24, 2016 1:06PM