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textS. C. Community Credit Union members fight sale to NY developer for luxury hotel! by Build Community not Hotels Working Group
Movement to stop the Santa Cruz Community Credit union from selling valuable land zoned for housing to a NY developer to build a 228 room luxury hotel. A call for credit union members to attend an online meeting Friday from 12-2 and information about the situation for non-members....
Posted: Tue Aug 10, 2021 8:40AM
imageSCCCCOR Statement of Concern and Solidarity
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by SCCCCOR
SCCCCOR Stands in Solidarity...
Posted: Wed Aug 4, 2021 4:59PM
imageEndangered Orcas’ West Coast Habitat Receives New Federal Protection
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by Center for Biological Diversity
15,910 Square Miles of Critical Habitat Added to Existing Salish Sea Protections...
Posted: Fri Jul 30, 2021 5:02PM
imageSanta Cruz County Jail Inmate Dies Following "Medical Emergency"
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by Santa Cruz Police News
Felipe Herrera, a 57-year-old inmate at the Santa Cruz County Jail, died on Tuesday, July 27....
Posted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 2:59AM
imageRevolutionary Persistence: Daniel Savio on S.F. Mime Troupe’s 62nd Season
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by John Malkin
Interview with San Francisco Mime Troupe musical director Daniel Savio - print and audio podcast. Originally broadcast on KZSC 88.1 FM / kzsc.org....
Posted: Mon Jul 26, 2021 9:18PM
calendarHiroshima Day Remembrance
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by United Nations Association
Town Clock, Pacific Ave. and Water St., Santa Cruz...
Event Date: Sat Aug 7, 2021 12:00PM
Posted: Mon Jul 26, 2021 11:24AM
imageMindful Intelligence: Alan Clements on his new book “Extinction X-Rated” and film “Spiritually Incorrect”
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by John Malkin
Print and audio podcast interview with former Buddhist monk, author, journalist and activist performer Alan Clements....
Posted: Mon Jul 26, 2021 9:25AM
imageIndigenous Leaders Call for Justice in Murder of Indigenous Zapotec Youth in Salinas
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by Justice for Gerardo
Indigenous-led organizations and communities across California are monitoring very closely the killing of Gerardo Chavez Martinez in Salinas, California by the Salinas Police Department. Gerardo was an Indigenous Zapotec youth who did not speak English and had limited understanding of Spanish. On Friday, July 16th, 2021, police were called to Gerardo’s home. During this encounter with the Salinas police, Gerardo did not understand the commands police officers were shouting at him in Spanish. ...
Posted: Sat Jul 24, 2021 3:21PM
documentNovato Victory: Kudos to the California Homeless Union and Attorney Anthony Prince
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by Robert Norse
In mid-July Attorney Anthony Prince of the California Homeless Union successfully applied for a restraining order to stop enforcement of a thinly-disguised anti-homeless Novato city Camping ban designed to work around the Martin v. Boise decision. Perhaps activists in Santa Cruz can take similar action, long promised by the Santa Cruz Homeless Union, either with or without an attorney....
Posted: Sat Jul 24, 2021 12:24PM
imageLocal Organizing to Stop Line 3
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by Michelle Merrill
Calling All Santa Cruz Climate and Indigenous Rights Activists! We’re trying to rapidly organize one or more Santa Cruz demonstrations for the efforts to #StopLine3, another disastrous tarsands oil pipeline violating treaty rights of Minnesota tribes. We need your help!...
Posted: Tue Jul 20, 2021 12:30PM
imageDomestic Violence in Watsonville is Representative of Many Communities Around the World
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by MILPA Collective
Watsonville, CA - Last week we learned of a murder that occurred on the evening of Tuesday, July 13th, which has had a deep impact on our Watsonville community. Robin Kern, a 32-year-old mother, was killed due to domestic violence and we are in solidarity with the calls for justice. We hope that her family finds peace in this challenging time....
Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2021 11:05PM
calendarFree Commander X aka Christopher Doyon - Nonviolent cyber activist defending the rights of the homeless
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by Keith McHenry
Free Commander X aka Christopher Doyon - Nonviolent cyber activist defending the rights of the homeless has court appearance Join the protest outside the Robert F. Peckham Federal Court House, 280 S. 1st Street, San Jose, California on on the day of his court appearance, Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at noon...
Event Date: Tue Jul 20, 2021 12:00PM
Posted: Thu Jul 15, 2021 12:16PM
textThe Chico Decision-Hope for the Homeless in Santa Cruz by Robert Norse & Judge Morrison C. England
The grim news of sweeps removing homeless-run encampments in Sausalito and San Rafael, as well as the RV rousts in Seaside, in recent weeks is now counterbalanced by a ray of light from a federal court in the Warren v. City of Chico case, which I transcribe here....
Posted: Sat Jul 10, 2021 11:44PM
imageAffordable Community Housing: A Guide for Electeds and Office Seekers
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by Steve Pleich
Creating a Housing Plan...
Posted: Sat Jul 3, 2021 11:53AM
documentSounding a Warning in the Benchlands and the Broader Community
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by Robert Norse
On Tuesday, the Federal magistrate Susan Van Keulen ended federal protection of the Benchlands surivival campground for the last 6 months by dissolving the Injunction issued in January. I've been passing out flyers there regarding upcoming meetings to resist the dispersal order City authorities that will inevitably follow in the months ahead replete with false promises....
Posted: Sat Jul 3, 2021 9:25AM
documentJudge Dumps Benchlands Survival Camp, Ignores Shelter Emergency
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by Robert Norse
The federal court ignored the City Manager Bernal's failure to fulfill the terms of the modified Preliminary Injunction to meet regularly with the Homeless Union to improve Benchlands conditions. Magistrate Susan Van Keulen lifted the Court's protection of the encampment Tuesday afternoon, discarding more than several hundred people into the City's predatory "care"....
Posted: Wed Jun 30, 2021 7:08PM
imageMembers of Congress Urge Secretary Haaland to Use Emergency Authority to Save Western Monarchs
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by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON, June 29, 2021 — Fourteen members of Congress, led by Reps. Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.) and Salud Carbajal (D-Calif.), urged Interior Secretary Deb Haaland today to take immediate action to protect the western population of monarch butterflies from extinction using her emergency authority under the Endangered Species Act....
Posted: Wed Jun 30, 2021 11:24AM
imageAn Open Letter to City Council on Taxation
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by Steve Pleich
Council Needs to Tax Lodging and Property Transfers Before Asking Residents for More...
Posted: Tue Jun 22, 2021 11:33AM
documentReal Struggle to Support Survival Camps While Council Gentrification Juggernaut Grinds On
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by Robert Norse
Community focus must shift from the prefabricated public-excluded City Council meetings to direct action and legal support to defend the many survival encampments (Meyersvilles) that have sprunt up around Santa Cruz as emergency housing....
Posted: Mon Jun 21, 2021 10:28PM
textSaying No to the "Punish the No-Permit Protesters" Law by Robert Norse
Keith McHenry's Food Not Bombs facebook page has a one sentence descriptive protest against the permits-for-protest law. Its 2nd reading is coming up as item #40 at City Council on the June 22nd afternoon agenda. Likely around mid or late afternoon. I also include Keith's quoting of some sections of the law, and my earlier commentary on the law from 2013....
Posted: Mon Jun 21, 2021 9:18PM