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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
Pacific Avenue Santa Cruz: The Joff Jones and Alex Skelton Report on Freedom in the USA (video/quicktime 238.9MB)
2 videos (11 minutes and 6 minutes) of Joff Jones and Alex Skeltons attempts to gather information from Santa Cruz Police regarding Municipal Ordinance 5.43.020, the "blue box" ordinance. Joff Jones and Alex Skelton were arrested Saturday April 16, 2016 on Pacific Avenue in Santa Cruz, CA for displaying their art and protest outside of a blue box and declining to participate in the citation program. The video is a compendium of footage taken on Pacific Avenue between April 20 and April 24, ...
Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 6:52PM
4-16-2016 Arrest Footage from "Copwatch by the blind" (video/mp4 148.7MB)
Fuller footage from 4-16 arrest
Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:18PM
playback problems? lower resolution video (video/quicktime 114.8MB)
Having some issues with playback on "volume 2". Hopefully this lower resolution video works. Apologies for the slightly disorganized presentation this is our first time using indybay.
Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:13PM
playback problems ? OTHER video filetype (video/mp4 238.9MB)
Still having problems with playback on some devices. Hopefully these files work for those folks. Again, first time using indybay. Thank you for the support !
Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 10:03PM
playback problems? OTHER video filetype of VOLUME 2 (video/mp4 115.6MB)
alternate filetype of VOLUME 2
Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 10:11PM
BOYCOTT DRISCOLL'S BERRIES Videos! (video/quicktime 61.3MB)
Boycott against Driscoll's Berries Continues! Demonstrating at Safeway in Watsonville Ca. Demanding that they stop selling Driscoll's Berries for the way the workers are treated the hours they have to work, and how they are under paid!
Posted: Sun Apr 24, 2016 8:12PM
Video (video/mp4 25.1MB)
RELAY FOR FREEDOM: THE JOFF JONES AND ALEX SKELETON REPORT vol. 1 HOT OFF THE PRESS
Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 12:56AM
Pigs Repress Free Speech on Pacific (video/mp4 148.7MB)
Pigs arrest artists 4:37
Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2016 9:06PM
Video: Joff's View (video/mp4 2.6MB)
"So I Just got out of jail after getting arrested for showing my art in the public space... So it begins...Round 2." April 16, 2016. Artists Outside A Box
Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 5:44PM
Driscoll's Demonstration in Safeway 4-9-2016 Video (video/quicktime 85.0MB)
BOYCOTT DRISCOLL's BERRIES! Demonstration and demand letter dicussion re: Watsonville Safeway to stop selling Driscoll's berries and after they say "NO!"
Posted: Sat Apr 9, 2016 8:27PM
Which Side Are You On? (video/mp4 42.4MB)
[ Video: 29 seconds, courtesy FUJ ] UFW (United Farm Workers) Regional Director Lauro Barajas removes a UFW flag from the front of the stage moments before Lázaro Matamoros of Familias Unidas por la Justicia speaks at the Cesar Chavez March in Salinas, California on April 3, 2016. Matamoros, a Mixtec migrant from Oaxaca, México, describes 5am-4:30pm days with no breaks or lunch while harvesting berries for Driscoll's at Sakuma Brothers Farms in Washington state.
Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 2:58PM
Lázaro Matamoros, Familias Unidas por la Justicia (video/mp4 127.8MB)
[ Video: 1:27 minutes, courtesy FUJ ] Lázaro Matamoros en Salinas Buenas tardes compañeros. Mi nombre es Lázaro Matamoros. Vengo del estado de Washington. Estaba trabajando para una compañía que se llama Sakuma Bros. Pues la compañía está tratando mal a la gente allá en el estado de Washington. Allá entramos a las 5 de la mañana y trabajamos hasta las 4:30 de la tarde. No dan breaks, no dan lonche. La gente esta trabajando sin breaks, sin lonche. Con estómagos vacíos está trabajando allá en el estado de Washington, pero nosotros venimos p´aca. Necesito la ayuda de ustedes para estar boicoteando la fruta de las compañías de Sakuma y Driscoll's. Es lo mismo con los jornaleros trabajando en el Valle de San Quintín en Baja California México. Están sufriendo como nosotros en el estado de Washington. No dan breaks, no dan lonche tampoco allá en el Valle de San Quintín. Es la misma compañía -- Driscoll's. La compania Driscoll's es el más grande distribuidor (de fresas y moras) del mundo. Pero necesito ayuda en hacer boicot a esa compañía. Doy gracias a todo ustedes. Muchas gracias. - - - - - Translation: Lázaro Matamoros in Salinas Good afternoon friends. My name is Lázaro Matamoros. I come from the state of Washington. I was working at a company called Sakuma Bros. Well the company is treating people badly there in Washington state. There we enter at five o’clock in the morning until four thirty in the afternoon. They do not give breaks or lunch. The people are working without breaks, without lunch. Empty stomachs are working there in the state of Washington, but we came here. I need your help, to be boycotting the fruit of Sakuma and Driscoll’s. The same thing is happening with the workers in the San Quintín Valley of Baja California, Mexico. It is the same there. They are suffering like us in the state of Washington. They do not give breaks or lunch either in the San Quintín Valley. The same company Driscoll’s. The Driscoll’s company is the largest (berry distributor) in the world. But I need help. Boycott this company. I thank all of you. Thank you very much.
Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 10:11PM
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