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image In Memory of DavidMinton Silva, August 16, 1943 - March 11, 2018 480_1-david-minton-silva-ed-frey-vigil-peacecamp-santa-cruz_1.jpg by Alex Darocy
Memorials were held in Santa Cruz during the month of May for DavidMinton Silva, who passed away on March 11 in Mozambique, Africa. For decades, David was a strong presence in local politics and the activist community in Santa Cruz, touching many with his gentle soul, and the ability to express solidarity and support for many different causes and individuals in the field of civil rights and social justice. The issue most near his heart was homelessness. [Top photo: In 2012, DavidMinton Silva ...
Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:12PM
text Homeless Rights HoeDown Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (June 12-14) by HUFF, Conscience in Action, & Jeremy Alderson
Various events including Tuesday's Homelessness Marathon and City Council Speakout, Wednesday'a HUFF meeting and Juneteenth Celebration, and Thursday's Picketing Prejudice at Parks and Rec HQ are up for observaton and participation in the next few days....
Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:51PM
text Angola 3 Newsletter: Keep On Keeping On by International Coalition to Free the Angola 3
We have just released the latest issue of our newsletter, focusing on 'Soledad Brother' John Clutchette's release from a California prison, Robert King and Albert Woodfox's visit to Santa Cruz CA, Jena 6 Defendant Theo Shaw's graduation from law school, Angola Prison inmates demanding an end to slavery, NRCAT's Torture Awareness Month, and the passing of Tiyo Attallah Salah-El....
Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:30PM
image Barrios Unidos Tiny Houses Project Unveiling 6-9-2018 480_000_1.jpg by AutumnSun
The event was held on Saturday afternoon June 9, 2018 in Santa Cruz California. The even was held to show the first model of a tiny house. There was food, music, and speakers that spoke of the housing issues that exist in Santa Cruz and in the rest of California. The speakers included Daniel "Nane" Alejandrez, David Foster (executive director of the local Habitat for Humanity), and some people who have experienced the housing problems in there own lives....
Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:51PM
text ACLU Statement of Opposition to Anti-Homeless Measures at Louden Nelson Center and Park by ACLU (posted by Norse)
In April, ACLU Chair Peter Geldblum sent a letter to the City's Parks & Recreation Department expressing revulsion and concern regarding the recent closure of the bathrooms and other restrictive actions burdening the public and especially local homeless folks. I post it here....
Posted: Sat Jun 9, 2018 1:53PM
calendar End Solitary Santa Cruz County Community Outreach 480_esscc_flyer_06.24.18_1_up_solstice_1.jpg by End Solitary SC County
Homeless Garden Project Farm Shaffer Rd. near Delaware, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (If driving, enter Shaffer from Delaware; you cannot cross railroad track from Coastal Highway.)...
Event Date: Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:00PM
Posted: Wed Jun 6, 2018 3:36PM
calendar Armistice Day Santa Cruz with Medea Benjamin 480_veterans_for_peace_armistice_day_100_santa_cruz_medea_benjamin_1.jpg by Armistice 100 Santa Cruz Group
Santa Cruz Town Clock Water St. & Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz...
Event Date: Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:00AM
Posted: Wed Jun 6, 2018 10:56AM
image Salinas Valley community calls on Agricultural Commissioner for better protections from health-harming pesticides 480_safe_ag_safe_schhols_1.jpg by Californians for Pesticide Reform
Concerned residents hold rally and resource fair for pesticide literacy and safety, focusing on protecting farmworkers, pregnant women and children...
Posted: Wed Jun 6, 2018 10:12AM
image Annual Honoring of the Elders Gathering #32 480_000.jpg by AutumnSun
The Gathering was held June 1st, 2nd and 3rd. 2018 Keeping the traditions alive! Here are some of the over 400 pictures that I was able to take at this years gathering!...
Posted: Tue Jun 5, 2018 6:27PM
text Local residents on Congressional Accompaniment Tour to Palestine/Israel by Peter Klotz-Chamberlin
Local residents Peter Klotz-Chamberlin, Tom Helman, David Furnish, and Joshua Grossman accompanied Congressman Jimmy Panetta's Executive Assistant Rose Leopold to Palestine and Israel April 27-May 4. They visited cities and villages under Israeli military occupation--Jerusalem, Susiya, Hebron, Khan Al Ahmar, and others. They observed Israeli military court proceedings with children. They met Palestinians, Israelis and also UN and US officials. They will report Friday, June 8, 7pm at RCNV, and...
Posted: Sun Jun 3, 2018 3:26PM
calendar March for Teachers in Monterey 480_monterey_march_for_teachers_1.jpg by March for Teachers
Fremont and Camino el Estero near MPC, Monterey...
Event Date: Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:00PM
Posted: Sat Jun 2, 2018 12:17AM
text More Californians getting sick from pesticides, according to latest state report by Californians for Pesticide Reform
Agricultural cases up 50%; Monterey County third highest in California...
Posted: Fri Jun 1, 2018 12:56PM
image Managing for Monarchs in the West 480_monarch_butterfly_xerces_society__stephanie_mcknight_1.jpg by The Xerces Society
A new guide to protecting the monarch butterfly from the Pacific to the Rockies....
Posted: Fri Jun 1, 2018 12:40PM
document Frequent West Coast Whale Entanglements Continued Through 2017 wcr-2017-entanglement-report-summary.pdf_140_.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
California Dungeness Crab Commercial Fishery Remained Most Common Culprit...
Posted: Fri Jun 1, 2018 12:30PM
image Creating Positive Peace: Workshop Aims to Mainstream Nonviolence 480_kingian_training_group_photo_1.jpg by Cipi Espaldon
The Resource Center for Nonviolence hosts a bi-annual training about Martin Luther King Jr.'s nonviolent principles and methodologies to teach conflict reconciliation strategies to enrich the lives of individuals and communities. The RCNV is having their Kingian Nonviolence Conflict Reconciliation Training Fall Session the weekend of November 17th and 18th, 2018, and the Santa Cruz community is invited to mark their calendars....
Posted: Tue May 22, 2018 5:30PM
image Staff of Life 49th. Anniversary Party 480_001_1.jpg by AutumnSun
Here are some pictures of the day that I was able to capture of the in and outs of the day....
Posted: Mon May 21, 2018 6:53PM
calendar Support Abbi: fighting the right of the poor to have their possessions on the sidewalk by Abbi Samuels
Santa Cruz County Courthouse 701 Ocean St. Dept. 3...
Event Date: Thu May 17, 2018 4:00PM
Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 8:16AM
image Angola 3 Newsletter: Kiilu Nyasha Remembered, Eric Brown, and A3 in Santa Cruz 480_kiilu-group-2001_1.jpeg by International Coalition to Free the Angola 3
The new issue of the Angola 3 newsletter has just been released....
Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 10:06PM
image Robert King and Albert Woodfox of the Angola 3 w/ Angela Davis at UCSC 480_may22ucsc_1.jpg by posted by the Angola 3 Coalition
Former political prisoners Albert Woodfox and Robert King of the Angola 3 will be in Santa Cruz next week for a May 22 event with Angela Davis, Craig Haney, and Debbie Kilroy. King and Woodfox will then be speaking at the Santa Cruz Academic Summit on Solitary Confinement & Health from May 23-25. A schedule for the Academic Summit is included here as a PDF....
Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 4:13PM
image Fundraiser for Sammy Empasis: Haight Street Kid 480_sammy-empasis_1.jpg by Rip Florence
This is a formal invitation to donate or share our fundraiser page with all of your lovely close ones!...
Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 10:09PM