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imageSanta Cruz for Bernie Endorses Brown, Hill and Kumar for Santa Cruz City Council
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by Santa Cruz News Network
Santa Cruz County for Bernie Sanders has announced their organization is endorsing three progressive candidates for Santa Cruz City Council in the November 2020 election: Sandy Brown, Kelsey Hill, and Kayla Kumar....
Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:36PM
calendarDefund the Police; Refund the Community
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by Food Not Bombs, SC Homeless Union, HUFF
Santa Cruz Town Clock...
Event Date: Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:00PM
Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:49PM
imageFeds: High Extinction Risk for All Seven Leatherback Sea Turtle Populations
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by Center for Biological Diversity
Atlantic Population Faces 50% Drop by 2050, Pacific Declining 5% Annually...
Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:42PM
calendarStop the Racist Attacks! Black Incarcerated Lives Matter!
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by Judy Greenspan
The event will be held in front of the gates of Soledad State Prison CTF off Highway 101 in Soledad, CA...
Event Date: Sat Aug 22, 2020 11:00AM
Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:18PM
documentBenchlands Cleared for Double Fenced Containment Camp
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by Robert Norse
Yesterday (Wednesday August 5) most of the remaining tents on both sides of the expanded Containment Camp run by the County in the San Lorenzo Benchlands was stripped of survival campers. Police reportedly with little or no notice gave those in tents "the option" to leave, face citation or arrest, or accept the concentrated residency of the new temporary govt. camp....
Posted: Thu Aug 6, 2020 10:33AM
documentHUFF Supports the UCSC Strike Demands
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by Robert Norse
Mostly long-distance (from the city to the campus is far longer distance than it needs to be) from HUFF (Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom) for the Campus Strike (see https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/02/18835590.php )....
Posted: Mon Aug 3, 2020 2:15PM
calendarRally and March for the UCSC 41
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by UC Student Workers UAW 2865 Santa Cruz
UC Santa Cruz 1156 High St, Santa Cruz...
Event Date: Mon Aug 3, 2020 1:00PM
Posted: Sun Aug 2, 2020 10:10AM
documentForced Movement for the Unhoused?
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by Robert Norse
A "managed" campground has been set up in the middle of the Benchlands in the middle of the area previously used by unhoused displaced residents, from the pedestrian bridge to the Water St. bridge. HUFF (Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom) distributed a flyer this morning and interviewed numerous residents....
Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:14PM
documentProtests Continue Opposing SCPD Harassment of Vehicles
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by Robert Norse
Marty Mirabel, aka "Pirate", showed up with a dozen protesters at the County Building Monday (7-27) for a cancelled pre-trial court date. Marty was defending the vehicular home of a friend from 10+ cops two weeks before and charged with multiple felonies for "obstructing", "battery" and such....
Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:54PM
calendarEmergency Protest--COVID-19 in S.C. Jails & Shelters
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by Keith McHenry (with additions by Norse)
701 Ocean St. On the steps in front of the front of the Courthouse...
Event Date: Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:30AM
Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:19PM
imageRenewing the Call for Police Oversight
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by Steve Pleich
Review Board Can Bring Reforms...
Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:18AM
documentDirect Action to Defund the Out-of-Control Cops Tonight 9 PM Town Clock
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by Robert Norse
Marty M, also known as Pirate, brutally seized by police, jailed, and charged with felonies for defending a friend's vehiclehome, has reportedly been released after friends paid the ransom ($2500 for a $25,000 bail). To discourage future such anti-homeless abuses and restore real security in our community, come to the Direct Action protest tonight 7-20 Monday at 9 PM at the Town Clock....
Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:41PM
calendarF*ck the UC: No cops, no firings, no layoffs
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by UC Students & Workers
UC Office of the President, 1111 Franklin Street, Oakland CA 94607...
Event Date: Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:00PM
Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:14AM
textQuestions Still Unanswered by Robert Norse
In late May, I wrote SCPD boss Andy Mills a lengthy letter reiterating questions asked him around three years ago that have largely been unanswered with any specificity. He responded ("An Updated Letter to SCPD Police Chief Mills in the Wake of the George Floyd Murder" at https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/05/29/18833367.php). This is my follow-up to his response written in mid-June. I received no answer to any of the follow-up questions...
Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:33PM
audioRoots of Slavery, Black Lives Matter, Defund Police - Gerald Horne Interview (audio/mpeg 103.1MB) by John Malkin
Interview with historian Gerald Horne on the roots of slavery, current Black Lives Matters uprisings, calls to defund police and Horne's latest book, “The Dawning of the Apocalypse: The Roots of Slavery, White Supremacy, Settler Colonialism, and Capitalism in the Long Sixteenth Century.”...
Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:27PM
imageSanta Cruz Grand Jury Suggests Transitioning Juvenile Hall into a Homeless Services Center
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by Santa Cruz News
In it's report, "Homelessness: Big Problem, Little Progress: It's Time To Think Outside The Box," the 2019-2020 Santa Cruz County Civil Grand Jury suggests transitioning Juvenile Hall in Felton into a, "treatment and multi-faceted supportive services center for homeless individuals". The Civil Grand Jury report cited low incarceration numbers at Juvenile Hall in Felton compared to the number of staff members required to operate the facility, and noted that decreasing youth incarceration rates...
Posted: Wed Jul 8, 2020 5:14PM
imageAnti-Fourth Celebration in Santa Cruz
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by Alex Darocy
To celebrate the holiday weekend without glorifying genocide, slavery and the settler state, community members in Santa Cruz organized a block party on July 4 at the Town Clock, which was followed by a protest march. An online post promoting the street party read: "This event is open to all members of the community who do not want to celebrate the foundations of this country being on stolen land. This is a space to share food, community and acknowledge the truth. We are choosing to honor thos...
Posted: Sun Jul 5, 2020 1:04PM
audioCommunity Safety Without Police: Interview with CAHOOTS / White Bird coordinator Tim Black (audio/mpeg 101.7MB) by John Malkin
Interview with Tim Black, operations coordinator at CAHOOTS / White Bird Clinic in Eugene, Oregon discussing 30 years of community-based safety and security instead of policing....
Posted: Thu Jul 2, 2020 10:58PM
textMonterey Zoo Faces Scrutiny Over Elephant Deaths by PETA
Salinas, Calif. [June 30, 2020] – PETA has just obtained necropsies for two elephants, Paula and Kristy, who died at the Monterey Zoo in 2019—and the reports raise serious questions about the level of care that the animals received prior to their deaths....
Posted: Thu Jul 2, 2020 9:01PM
calendarFuck the Fourth, Love Your Friends
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by Santa Cruz for Abolition
Clocktower, Pacific Avenue and Water Street, Santa Cruz...
Event Date: Sat Jul 4, 2020 1:00PM
Posted: Wed Jul 1, 2020 11:39PM