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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
The essence of LOVE discovered by Stanford scientists and the risk it has for kids - by Susan B
The essence of LOVE discovered by Stanford scientists and the risk it has for kids
Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 4:47PM
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
Cornell study on Berkeley soda tax in error (Media outlets run with it anyway) - by The_BerkeleyCept
Media outlets are running with a Cornell University study critical of the Berkeley tax on sugary drinks. Cornell researchers claim the tax is failing, because the price of sodas and other sugary drinks are stable, with no tax increase passed on to consumers. The researchers make the argument that the intended effect of the tax was to raise the price of sugary drinks as a deterrent. The Cornell Chronicle printed the headline "Berkeley soda tax falls flat". Media companies have followed sui...
Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2015 3:29PM
Marijuana Union Organizer Took Bribes, Rigged Process - by UFCW Member
A Harley-Davidson-riding union organizer — once hailed as a "Superman" by the California cannabis movement — has been indicted on federal charges for allegedly taking bribes and rigging the union organizing process.
Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2015 7:27AM
Police disrupt sleeping-ban protest, issue citations and make 1 arrest - by Zav Hershfield
A protest in front of Santa Cruz city hall was disrupted by police Tuesday night. The demonstration, intended as an act of civil disobedience targeting the SC camping ban, was met by 10 officers that issued 7 citations and made 1 arrest. The person arrested is a videographer who was filming police at the time of his arrest.
Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2015 1:37AM
Arrest of Citizen Journalist for resisting arrest leaves questions of Police Intimidation - by Toby Nixon
During Freedom Sleepers Event, 8-11-2015 around midnight. Citizen Journalist Arrested for Resisting Arrest.
Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 5:41PM
Half a dozen cited, photographer arrested at Freedom Sleepers Protest - by Robert Norse
At midnight, ten police officers converged on 20 Freedom Sleepers at City Hall, some awake with petitions on the public accessway, some asleep on the grass. The officers refused to respect the right to view public agendas posted at City Hall, or the language of the "Park Closing" law. Sleepers angrily objected to the demands of police that they leave, most going to the sidewalk. Two were given additional Stay-Away orders for 24 hours. Israel Dawson, a UCSC photographer was handcuffed an...
Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 1:56AM
Urban Shield: A Letter to the Mayor of Oakland - by Brian Hofer / Oakland Privacy Working Group
We ask that OPD refrain from participation in Urban Shield this year and beyond, or alternatively, that the city and OPD demand that de-escalation and negotiation techniques are emphasized over assault practice drills as a condition of OPD's participation.
Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:58PM
Colorado River Heavy Metal Spill May Be "WORST TOXIC DISASTER IN AMERICAN HISTORY!" - by Multi
Colorado River Heavy Metal Spill May Be "WORST TOXIC DISASTER IN AMERICAN HISTORY!" ### EPA Colorado River Spill now tested, and proven, to have deadly chemicals! ### "Worse than 3-Mile Island" by many magnitudes say scientists! ### " ...Could not have happened in a worse location. River and ground soil leads to huge swathes of dense population areas"! ### Still no "emergency-level response". No attempts to block, or reroute river underway. Nearby states say they were lied to abou...
Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 12:20PM
ALDF Petitions to Revoke Dental License of Cecil the Lion’s Killer - by via Animal Legal Defense Fund
Minneapolis, MN. — On August 5, the national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund filed a complaint with the Minnesota Board of Dentistry seeking investigation of Walter James Palmer, the dentist who admitted to torturing and killing Cecil the lion. By killing Cecil Palmer may have violated Minnesota’s standards of professional conduct, which prohibits “gross immorality” and other unprofessional conduct.
Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 5:27PM
City of Oakland Building Inspectors - Allowing speculators to violate CA Housing Laws - by Melissa Hennings
The City of Oakland Building Inspection Department completely failed the residents of 374 41st Street Oakland, CA
Posted: Fri Aug 7, 2015 11:28AM
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
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
Proposition 47 Deserves Fair Chance to Transform Judicial System - by Steve Pleich
Prop 47 Offers Real Criminal Justice Reform
Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 6:29PM
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
Another Contribution to the Dicussion of the Artists' Role in Gentrification - by Anonymous
A response to "A Critique of the Critiques" by the original author of "Rock Beats Paper."
Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 2:55PM
A Defense of the RPS Collective and a Critique of the Critiques - by and by
This is in continuation of the ongoing discussion regarding the impending displacement of the Rock Paper Scissors collective from their 11-year home on the 2200 block of Telegraph Avenue in Oakland.
Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 3:31PM
Proposed US Legislation Mandating Child Vaccinations - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 9:52AM
Why Should We Support the Idea of Universal Basic Income? - by Scott Santens
Work and income have already uncoupled because of automation and the digital world. The basic income will lead to guaranteeing everyone the right to work and to share socially, economically and politically in a less stressful and less authoritarian economy. Workers would have the freedom to say No to excessive or exploitative work. Basic income, reduced working hours and community centers (as in Vancouver B.C.) are correctives to exploding inequality. The economy should be a part of life, n...
Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 6:35AM