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textRoe is overturned -- Protests Today, near you by Occupy the Court
This morning, the Supreme Court formally overturned Roe v. Wade. Protests, which had been scheduled for awhile all over the country for "Decision Day", will now be taking place later today....
Posted: Fri, Jun 24, 2022 9:43am PDT
imageFree Leonard Peltier Santa Cruz 6-20-2022
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by AutumnSun
The benefit was held at The Spot and was sponsored by Barrios Unidos and The American Indian Movement and others....
Posted: Tue, Jun 21, 2022 12:11pm PDT
documentKoffee Klatch Flyers Fighting Planned Benchlands July Sweep
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by Robert Norse
For three mornings, activists tabled at City Hall circulating petitions and flyers demanding City Manager Matt Huffaker reverse his plan to sweep the 300-400 people in the Benchlands in July. Some of the flyers distributed are reprinted below....
Posted: Thu, Jun 9, 2022 9:32pm PDT
imageChallenging Colonialism: Telling & Teaching the Truth of the California Missions
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by Martin Rizzo-Martinez & Daniel Stonebloom
Supplement to s01e01: This recording is from the second half of a panel entitled “Telling the Truth of the California Missions,” which was part of the Telling and Teaching the Truth of the California Missions event, held on August 27, 2021, preceding the Mission Bell removal. 40:30...
Posted: Mon, Jun 6, 2022 7:50am PDT
imagePetition: Repeal the Oversized Vehicle Ordinance
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by Out with OVO!
Santa Cruz Cares is calling on all our neighbors to take a stand against the Oversized Vehicle Ordinance (OVO)! Sign the petition here: https://www.change.org/p/repeal-the-oversized-vehicle-ordinance...
Posted: Sat, Jun 4, 2022 11:37pm PDT
textKoffee Klatch Against Cold Hearts at City Hall by Robert Norse
HUFF (Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom) wants to encourage those outside and their supporters to provide a true narrative that exposes the unjustified and exaggerated claims of City officials led by City Manager Matt Huffaker, With help from Food Not Bombs and other good samaritans, we'll be providing coffee and sweet rolls in the morning for 3-days next week (June 6-8) and perhaps beyond.....
Posted: Fri, Jun 3, 2022 12:49pm PDT
imageCity of Santa Cruz Vehicles Torched in Opposition to Homeless Sweeps
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by Alex Darocy
Multiple city vehicles were set on fire and destroyed at a maintenance yard at Harvey West Park in Santa Cruz on June 2. Graffiti left at the scene read, "Leave Homeless Alone!!" and "Stop Sweeping!"...
Posted: Thu, Jun 2, 2022 1:37pm PDT
imagePetition: Keep the UCSC Bike Shuttle
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by Keep the Shuttle!
Preserve the bike shuttle service at UC Santa Cruz! Re-establish the pre-COVID bike shuttle schedule! Sign the petition here: https://www.change.org/p/keep-the-ucsc-bike-shuttle...
Posted: Thu, Jun 2, 2022 8:24am PDT
imageCalifornia YIMBY Contributes $126K to Elect YIMBY Staffer Jon Wizard to State Assembly
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by CA YIMBY News
Pro-luxury development group California YIMBY has contributed over $126K to elect Jon Wizard, a paid staffer with YIMBY Action. Wizard is running for State Assembly in District 30 in the June 7 primary election. California YIMBY furthers a legislative agenda that favors supply-side market-rate housing production, and the profit of developers, over social equity. The contributions in support of Wizard are the largest campaign expenditures ever made by California YIMBY, and they represent a lar...
Posted: Tue, May 31, 2022 4:21pm PDT
imageMonterey Rallies for Reproductive Rights
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by Central Coast Rising
Beautiful, historic Colton Hall was the setting for an event in Monterey that drew supporters on a day of action that may well go down in history. It was built in 1849 to be a public school and town meeting hall....
Posted: Mon, May 16, 2022 5:21am PDT
calendarSoupstock 2022 - 42nd Anniversary of the Founding of Food Not Bombs
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by Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs
San Lorenzo Park - Duck Island 137 Dakota Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060...
Event Date: Sun, May 22, 2022 12:00pm PDT
Posted: Fri, May 13, 2022 1:23pm PDT
imageResisting Two Wars: The Threatened Nuclear Holocaust & The Attack on the Unhoused
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by Robert Norse
A brief protest at the Town Clock Sunday (5-8) against U.S, escalation of the war in Ukraine drew a handful of dedicated activists from older times and other places....
Posted: Mon, May 9, 2022 12:51pm PDT
imageSCPD Discloses Military Equipment Inventory in Accordance with AB 481
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by Santa Cruz Police News
California State Assembly Bill 481 requires local jurisdictions to adopt a military equipment use policy (via ordinance) prior to purchasing, raising funds for, or acquiring military equipment. The Santa Cruz City Council will craft its military equipment use policy during the evening session of the April 26 meeting. As part of the process, the Santa Cruz Police Department has supplied the council with its current military equipment inventory. (see list below)....
Posted: Fri, Apr 22, 2022 12:35am PDT
imageNormalizing Nuclear War and Predicting Global Food Shortages
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by Keith McHenry
(Photo of my grandfather and me on Easter Sunday at my parent’s home in Yorktown, Virginia 1959)...
Posted: Tue, Apr 19, 2022 9:13am PDT
imageUniversity of California Campuses Rally in Support of UC-wide “UC Green New Deal”
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by UCSC Climate Coalition and UC Green New Deal
Students, faculty, and staff who are part of the UC Green New Deal Coalition, along with members of environmental organizations, campus Sustainability Offices, and concerned individuals on all ten UC campuses, conceived of the idea of an “Intercampus Earth Day” to draw inspiration from each other and to share resources and events that promote more climate awareness and climate action. Nine UC campuses are rallying on Earth Day to promote climate action. Several campuses, in addition to their...
Posted: Fri, Apr 15, 2022 1:56pm PDT
textTriple Trouble Tuesday: Trio of Terrible Items Scars Council Agenda by Robert Norse
Bad news for buskers, street vendors, and rv-dwellers hits the City Council agenda Tuesday April 12th on items 24, 30, and 31 in yet another "public not wanted" Zoomed meeting....
Posted: Sun, Apr 10, 2022 11:27pm PDT
documentTesting the Waters for Another Koffee Klatch
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by Robert Norse
With the increased sweeps against those outside in Santa Cruz, HUFF (Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom) is checking out unhoused and sympathizer support for a regular daytime presence at City Council offices to lobby the Council for some fundamental policy changes.The regular gathering would include coffee and munchables as we seek to speak to the unspeakable....
Posted: Tue, Apr 5, 2022 9:45pm PDT
imageCoastal California Sunflower Is Latest Endangered Species Act Success
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by Center for Biological Diversity
EUREKA, Calif., March 30, 2022 — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today changed the Endangered Species Act status of beach layia, a small sunflower that grows only in California’s coastal dunes, reclassifying it from endangered to threatened. The change is due to reduced impacts from offroad vehicles, grazing, and development throughout much of the species’ range....
Posted: Thu, Mar 31, 2022 1:45pm PDT
documentTabling Downtown Takes on Two Insane Wars
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by Robert Norse
Yesterday a small cadre of HUFFsters set up a table downtown to solicit and spread opinion on the War Against the Poor and the War in Ukraine.. We called our table the Vigil Against Two Wars. We opposed the NATO-provoked war criminal Russian invasion of Ukraine.and the sweep-em-out-of-sight authority now claimed by the City Manager Matt Huffaker...
Posted: Wed, Mar 16, 2022 9:07pm PDT
imageAt Window on the Bay, Demonstrators Demand Peace in Ukraine
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by Peace Coalition of Monterey County
More than 60 people gathered on Sunday, March 6th at Window on the Bay in Monterey, CA to stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine as they face the terror of war with Russia....
Posted: Mon, Mar 7, 2022 9:54pm PST