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textGeorge Floyd Solidarity in the Bay Area: Representation and Power by Anarchist People of Color
This is a critique of weaponized identity politics used to silence rebels and gain political capital....
Posted: Fri May 29, 2020 3:38PM
textManslaughter & 3rd degree murder charge for Kneeling Cop Chauvin by Read Black's Law Dictionary
After 48 hours of protest in Minnesota of the vicious murder by suffocation of a black man, George Floyd, on May 25, 2020, by 4 Minneapolis police, one of whom, Derek Chauvin, was caught on a video kneeling on the neck of handcuffed Floyd for 9 minutes, killing him, while his fellow thug cops allowed this murder to occur, only Chauvin was arrested on 5/29/30, and charged with 3rd degree murder and manslaughter! This low level of charge should have every attorney in this country screaming sin...
Posted: Fri May 29, 2020 11:55AM
textAn Updated Letter to SCPD Police Chief Mills in the Wake of the George Floyd Murder by Robert Norse
In anticipation of possible protests in Santa Cruz regarding police violence and racial injustice, I've written Chief Andy Mills a follow-up letter regarding concerns I expressed 2 1/2 years ago. I begin with an earlier letter I sent him, and his responses to that letter. Attempts to get more detailed information were unsuccessful....
Posted: Fri May 29, 2020 10:28AM
textAmy Klobuchar, Minneapolis Police and Her VP Quest by Norman Solomon
Opportunism Running Amuck...
Posted: Thu May 28, 2020 4:36AM
textSanta Cruz Needs Community Control of Surveillance by Tracy Rosenberg
Santa Cruz has a community control of surveillance law in front of the City Council. We need transparency, advanced notice and joint decisionmaking about pervasive surveillance everywhere. Sign the petition (from ACLU) https://action.aclu.org/petition/cn-santa-cruz-surveillance-petition...
Posted: Sat May 16, 2020 2:37PM
textWhen fear reigns by Anna Jikhareva and Anne Jung
What was thought to be temporary has remained until today. Temporary rules became law. Snowden warns of a similar process in the context of a real crisis.Surveillance is accepted on an unprecedented scale.The virus is dangerous.But the destruction of our rights is fatal because it is permanent. Snowden believers....
Posted: Mon May 4, 2020 7:45AM
textSean Hannity and Rick Scott's best sheriff friend under DOJ and Fl DOH investigation by SCOTT A HUMINSKI
The Justice Department and Florida Department of Health are investigating Sheriff Carmine Marceno for civil rights abuses, human rights abuses, ADA violations and felony abuse of disabled adults....
Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2020 3:09AM
textPolice shut down rally to #FreeThemAll from Santa Rita jail by Anonymous
A report on the car rally to free prisoners being held at Santa Rita jail during the Covid-19 pandemic....
Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:24PM
textFreedom of Assembly is Sick by Maximilian Pichl and Doug Henwood
For decades, this country was governed as if the climate crisis were a myth. However, it favors natural disasters and diseases that are difficult or impossible to treat. The denial of these problems and the refusal to deal with the destructive effects of capitalism are the reason why the USA is particularly ill-equipped to face future challenges....
Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:31PM
textForever Lockdown by Stop Police State Terrorism
Now that we are in our 4th week of lockdown in San Francisco, and San Francisco admits that the medical curve has flattened with 10 deaths and 724 cases of COVID19 in a city of 866,000 people, Safeway has hired armed guards who tell us to leave our pushcarts and personal recycled bags outside and push their heavy carts inside if we cannot carry their handcarts, and then we find the shelves are practically empty! Guns are just as much a threat to our lives as a virus....
Posted: Thu Apr 9, 2020 11:04AM
text"It's the economy stupid!" by Detlef Umbach and Karin Lohmeyer
US unemployment at the start of April 2020 is higher than at the peak of the 1929 Great Depression. Trump is to blame for the botched response to the Coronavirus that he initially called a hoax. To generate economic activity, he recently proposed raising CEO deductions for entertainment and restaurant bills. We face a collapse of the GDP, consumption, investments and tax revenues....
Posted: Wed Apr 8, 2020 9:54AM
textCorrecting the Sentinel's Latest Errors by Robert Norse & Keith McHenry
Food Not Bombs activist Keith McHenry corrects errors, omissions, and distoertions in Sentinel writer Jessica York's recent story "Santa Cruz County launches joint homelessness task force in coronavirus pandemic; Food Not Bombs expands food distribution" (4 PM, April 4th) at https://www.santacruzsentinel.com/2020/04/04/santa-cruz-county-launches-joint-homelessness-task-force-in-coronavirus-pandemic ....
Posted: Sun Apr 5, 2020 3:41PM
textAngola 3 Newsletter: DECARCERATE!!!! by International Coalition to Free the Angola 3
We dedicate this newsletter to the men, women and children in detention centers, jails and prisons, where they are unable to social distance or sanitize--leaving them to anxiously wait for the virus to take hold in their facilities. Please encourage your local governments to take action before the virus hits....
Posted: Thu Apr 2, 2020 9:55PM
textCorrect behaviour when looting by burnin&lootin
How should I act when I'm looting. A guide for young and old....
Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:14PM
textUpdates from the "Ignore Them Until they Disappear or Die Off" Genocide Zone by Robert Norse
While City & County officials who live indoors postulate, ponder, and predict, no safe shelters, sanitary shithouses, or reliable food services have opened up to replace those shut down. HUFF (Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom) critic passes on some updates and the latest in-the-field reports from Food not Bombs still-serving-under-fire foodster Keith McHenry....
Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:47PM
textCDC: Housing, Not Handcuffs Is the Way to Stop COVID-19 Amongst Homeless Populations by National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
Advocates Hail First Step, Call for More Help...
Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:01PM
textAlameda County Sheriff's Office Makes Surprise $85 Million Request for Santa Rita Jail by APTP
Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors will vote today to allocate an additional $85 million toward staff for Santa Rita Jail....
Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:19PM
textNational Front on Telegraph Ave. by Victor Noir
A National Front sticker appeared affixed on a metal box meter in front of Peet's coffee at Telegraph and Dwight at least the day after the store's virus closure. That location is less than half a block from Berkeley's People's Park....
Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:47PM
textShutdown of Post Office Encampment After Denial of Portapotties & Wash Stations There by Robert Norse
Chief Mills and a dozen or more cops, rangers, and camp trashers moved on to evict and fence out the homeless tent-shelter-in-place encampment along Water St. near the Post Office. This "out of sight/out of town" policy, while claiming a public health rationale rings false given the lack of protected indoor shelter being offered in spite of the funding available....
Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:57PM
textShelter-in-place orders are a prelude to Martial Law by Lynda Carson
I was in the Philippines during 1972 while Martial Law existed under the Marcos administration. There were soldiers/armed forces on the streets and anyone caught on the streets after midnight was subject to arrest or being shot. At times it was very frightening!...
Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:43PM