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Leaving New Leaf (video/x-flv 14.4MB)
Posted: Tue May 3, 2016 9:47PM
"Boycott Driscoll’s" Inside New Leaf Community Market (video/mp4 53.7MB)
[ Video: 00:26 ] On May 1, a large group of demonstrators, many of whom are also customers, entered New Leaf Community Market on Pacific Avenue in downtown Santa Cruz with signs and chants calling for the boycott of Driscoll’s and “no more blood berries.” A letter was given to an employee asking that the store honor the boycott and not sell Driscoll’s berries.
Posted: Tue May 3, 2016 12:59PM
Michael Garcia, Watsonville Brown Berets (video/mp4 7.4MB)
[ Video courtesy Watsonville Brown Berets. 1:34 minutes ] The video above and transcription below are of Michael Garcia of the Watsonville Brown Berets speaking near the Driscoll’s booth at Earth Day in Ramsey Park. Michael Garcia: We have children who are working in the fields right now as we speak in San Quintín, Baja California. Children should not be working in the fields. They should be in school getting an education. But instead Driscoll’s is exploiting our people by keeping them impoverished, with poverty wages, slave wages, even no wages. Farmworkers have alleged they’re not even getting paid for the work that they do. Especially the women. And for the children, it’s modern day child slavery. They are forced to work in the field with no pay. And they shouldn’t even be there in the first place. Like I said, they should be in school getting an education, not living under Driscoll’s poverty wages where they pay the average farmworker in San Quintín $7 a day for a 12 hour workday. There’s an international boycott on Driscoll’s berries, as we speak, in solidarity with the farmworkers in San Quintín, Baja California and Washington state. As consumers we can change these conditions, we can say no more Driscoll’s berries until Driscoll’s actually represents the farmworkers in a good way and lets them unionize, and gives them their rights to a living wage. Not so they’re stuck in the fields working their whole life for poverty wages. They get no benefits, no medical, no dental. You only see the people that work for the corporation, in the offices, the buildings, that never pick berries one day of their life. Yeah they get the benefits, they get the nice cool offices, they get the clean water. But what do the farmworkers get when they get water? Farmworkers get no water or they get dirty water which is contaminated with the pesticides that they’re using in the fields for these berries which is giving them fatal diseases in the long run once they get older, leaving their children with no mother, no father, because they’re dying at such an early age due to the chemicals and pesticides. And I see that Driscoll’s wants to start to pack up now and start to leave this event, because we’re out here spreading awareness to consumers about the exploitation that’s happening under their brand, under Sakuma Bros., under Driscoll’s, and they have the power to stop this, but they choose not to stop this, they choose to put human lives under profits.
Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:06PM
Driscoll's March 3-31-2015 (video/quicktime 106.7MB)
On our way to Driscoll's HQ As we march , chanting all the way, to protest the treatment of the farm workers of Burlington Washington and San Quintin Mexico!
Posted: Sat Apr 2, 2016 1:50PM
Black Power Network Calls for Housing Emergency NOW (video/mp4 42.6MB)
On Friday, March 18th, 2016 The Black Power Network and allies responded to the growing housing crisis in Oakland by interrupting the Chamber of Commerce Big Business Breakfast at the Kaiser Building.
Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 5:25PM
VIDEO: Gloria Gracida, Alliance of National, State and Municipal Organizations for Social Justice (video/mp4 34.2MB)
“Boycott Driscoll’s! We call out from Watsonville to San Quintín, and from San Quintín to Watsonville, we say boycott Driscoll’s!”
Posted: Mon Jan 4, 2016 4:04PM
Hundreds March in Santa Cruz in Advance of Paris Climate Conference (video/x-flv 55.5MB)
On November 22, hundreds of Santa Cruz residents joined together for the "Climate Changes Everything" rally and march to demand action at COP21, which will be held in Le Bourget, France, from November 30 to December 11. COP21 is the 21st annual "Conference of the Parties," which is a meeting of nations organized to discuss taking action regarding the climate. After assembling at Calvary Church, community members marched downtown to San Lorenzo Park, where Rick Flores greeted them by reading a...
Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2015 10:02PM
Condo attack SF (video/mp4 11.1MB)
Windows smashed out of gentrifier condo on Mission Street in the City.
Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 1:58PM
Oakland: La Idea squatted social center served eviction order (video/3gpp 37.7MB)
A summary of recent events at La Idea
Posted: Mon Jun 1, 2015 6:08PM
"Fuck Off, Google" documentary (video/3gpp 123.3MB)
Posted: Sat May 2, 2015 11:33AM