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imageWhere is Ramsey Orta?
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by Jacob Crawford / WeCopwatch
I know where he is, and he knows where he is. If you go to NYDOCCS inmate search and you too can find out where Ramsey is. He’s at Collins Correctional Facility in Upstate New York. We are concerned because it doesn’t appear that theinternal inmate tracking system at Collins knows that Ramsey is there....
Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:42AM
audioFacial Recognition Technology in Santa Cruz (audio/mpeg 44.0MB) by John Malkin
Interview with Northern California ACLU technology and civil rights attorney Matt Cagle about facial recognition technology. Cagle will be a panelist at a public forum sponsored by the Santa Cruz Chapter of the ACLU on Friday, October 25 at 7:00 PM at the Santa Cruz Resource Center for Nonviolence. Additional panelists will be Santa Cruz City Councilmember Justin Cummings, Lee Hepner, aide to San Francisco Supervisor Aaron Peskin and Tracy Rosenberg, Executive Director of Media Alliance....
Posted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:42AM
calendarOakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State in the Age of Trump. by JP Massar
Omni Commons (check whiteboard near entrance for room) 4799 Shattuck, Oakland, CA...
Event Date: Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:30PM
Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:52AM
imageTwo Deaths in Two Days at Santa Cruz Main Jail
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by Santa Cruz Police News
In the past week, two inmates have died in custody at the Santa Cruz County Main Jail on Water Street. According to a press release from the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office, James Kohut was found deceased in his cell at the main jail on October 13. Correctional Officers say they found Kohut alone in his cell in a protective unit. He did not share a cell with any other inmates. On October 14, 24-year-old German Carrillo of Watsonville was found deceased in his cell at the Santa Cruz County ...
Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:05PM
calendarEye Spy: How and Why to Ban Facial Recognition Technology
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by Santa Cruz Chapter of the ACLU of Northern CA
Community Room at Resource Center for Nonviolence, 612 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA...
Event Date: Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:00PM
Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:16AM
calendarOpening Reception: Solitary Garden
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by Institute of the Arts and Sciences, UCSC
Institute of the Arts and Sciences, University of California Santa Cruz Digital Arts Research Center (DARC), UC Santa Cruz https://arts.ucsc.edu/news_events/directions...
Event Date: Tue Nov 5, 2019 5:30PM
Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:02PM
calendarSanta Cruz TRUTH Act Forum
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by Know Your Rights!
County Government Center Board Chambers, 701 Ocean St., 5th floor, Santa Cruz...
Event Date: Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:00PM
Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:12PM
image#SOSEcuador: Exigimos el cese de la violencia por parte del gobierno ecuatoriano
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by Medios libres de América
Colectivos y organizaciones firmantes denunciamos la inconstitucionalidad del toque de queda impuesto en Ecuador desde hoy sábado 12 de octubre a las 3 pm. Exigimos que se levante esta medida excesiva por ser un mecanismo que pone en riesgo la seguridad y la vida de los y las manifestantes....
Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:34PM
videoCommission for the Prevention of Violence Against Women Strays from its Charge (video/mp4 35.6MB) by Santa Cruz News
Gillian Greensite, the co-founder of the Commission for the Prevention of Violence Against Women (CPVAW), and it's first Chair, spoke to the Santa Cruz city Council on October 8 about how the Commission has strayed outside of its original charge, of "sexual harassment, rape, and domestic violence," when it moved to endorse a censure of Councilmembers Chris Krohn and Drew Glover. Greensite added, "I have no doubt that the complaints that the women brought forward [against Glover and Krohn] wer...
Posted: Wed Oct 9, 2019 4:56PM
textInternet Anonymity is Pure Fiction! by Mike
Internet anonymity is pure fiction. The TOR anonymity network and ALL commercially available proxy systems are easily hacked. Governments and Internet companies easily identify and track users' online activities. WordPress has identified my publishing group through TOR browser, and evidently sold our private information to hostile third parties....
Posted: Sat Oct 5, 2019 12:31AM
imageToday We Commemorate the life of Herman Wallace
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by International Coalition to Free the Angola 3
Today we commemorate the October 4, 2013 passing of the Angola 3's Herman Wallace. As we mourn his absence, we know he would be proud to see the growing movement to #StopSolitary and how his comrades Robert King & Albert Woodfox have continued the struggle that Herman gave his life to....
Posted: Fri Oct 4, 2019 2:00PM
calendarCommunity Vigil for Victim of Police Chinedu Okobi
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by Justice For Chinedu
1400 El Camino Real, San Bruno (In front of Kumon Learning Center)...
Event Date: Thu Oct 3, 2019 6:00PM
Posted: Thu Oct 3, 2019 8:49AM
imageActivists Hoist Giant Jeff Bezos Head on Whole Foods’ Roof, Protest Criminal Animal Abuse
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by DxE
Thirty-seven animal activists arrested protesting Jeff Bezos, Amazon, and Whole Food in San Francisco. Activists’ letter asks Bezos to disavow prosecution of factory-farm whistleblowers....
Posted: Wed Oct 2, 2019 8:36PM
textMoveOn’s Phony New Campaign for ‘Protecting Whistleblowers’ by Norman Solomon
Only some get the nod...
Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:58AM
textThe Political Theology of the New Right by Rolf Schieder
The new right-wing movements try to create a state of emergency with the help of apocalyptic rhetoric enabling them to suspend rules and procedures. Apocalyptics long for the final struggle between good and evil. Eschatologicsts are driven by a theology of hope. The feeling of completely losing control is the motivational driver for accepting right-wing offers....
Posted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:39PM
documentSF Action To Free Julian Assange And Chelsea Manning
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by Leon Kunstenaar (Photos and Text)
Persecuted Whistleblowers Need Support...
Posted: Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:22PM
textThe Way to Authoritarianism is Paved with Lies by Jurg Muller-Muralt
Lying is part of the human condition. But democracy is in peril when politicians make lying into a "business principle." Lying is a second nature for Trump. Trump lies strategically and doesn't have a bad conscience. For Trump, the borders between true and false have largely disappeared. Liars and bullshitters undermine trust in language and calculable communication....
Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:58AM
calendarEmergency Mobilization: UC Berkeley Drop Palantir! #NoTechForICE by Cal Bears Against ICE
PLEASE NOTE: EVENT ENDED AT 1:30PM 430 Soda Hall, Wozniak Hall, UC Berkeley Telegraph & Bancroft Berkeley California 94720...
Event Date: Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:00PM
Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:57AM
textWhite House Policy Paper on Homelessness Misrepresents Evidence, Drives Wrong Conclusions by National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
September 17, 2019, Washington, DC — On Monday evening, President Trump’s Council of Economic Advisors released a white paper that ignores and directly contradicts the evidence-based consensus of 19 of his own agencies. Last year, those agencies published the Federal Strategic Plan to End Homelessness, stating that housing, low barrier shelter, and decriminalization is the best way to end homelessness....
Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:03PM
calendarImprisoning a Palestinian Generation: Film & Discussion
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by Judith Granada-Dewey
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists’ Hall 1924 Cedar (@Bonita), Berkeley www.bfuu.org...
Event Date: Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:00PM
Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:02PM