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textThe Prison System Fails Incarcerated Pregnant Women by Megan Lucas
This article gives a look on how incarcerated pregnant women are treated poorly and what can be done to fix it....
Posted: Mon, Apr 25, 2022 3:39pm PDT
textDiversion Program Funds Need Legal Protection by Mike Tredowski
Why the funding of diversion programs needs to be made independent from the influence of law enforcement and its interests....
Posted: Mon, Apr 25, 2022 1:36am PDT
textDemocracy - not more than the brand name by Irmtraud Gutschke
The USA, a hegemonic power threatened with decline, is struggling to maintain and expand a monopolistic world order. This is supposed to be justified by surrounding itself with an aura of freedom and democracy. In this respect, the title of Wolin's book is a provocation: "Inverted Totalitarianism."...
Posted: Thu, Apr 14, 2022 11:59am 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
textWhat is a Crime Wave? (first of a series) by Steve Martinot
As police demand equipment to deal with a crime wave, they are one. Their use of surveillance technology is part of that. This article is a brief analysis of how....
Posted: Fri, Apr 8, 2022 10:41am PDT
textPolice Brutality Claim Highlights City Council Censorship by Robert Norse
Rhonda Reyna accused the SCPD of abusive violence & kidnapping against a minor last summer. City Administrator/Clerk Bonnie Bush refused to post the full text of this Claim on the twice-monthly Santa Cruz City Council agenda for its 2-4 meeting, leaving the community in the dark before the upcoming Council meeting. But then, this may have been the whole point....
Posted: Tue, Feb 15, 2022 9:20am PST
textThe Shortwave Report 01/21/22 Listen Globally! by Dan Roberts
A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Radio Deutsche-Welle, NHK Japan, and Sputnik Radio....
Posted: Thu, Jan 20, 2022 5:19pm PST
textExecution Delayed But Not Reversed: OVO Up for Rubberstamping 1-12 by Robert Norse
A new "hearing" for the OVO [Oversized Vehicle Ordinance] will be held on January 12th at 10 AM by the Zoning Administrator to confirm the ouster of "Oversized", i.e. homeless vehicles, from a large segment of the City....
Posted: Sat, Jan 8, 2022 10:41am PST
textA Sneak Play Past the Community and Coastal Commission...Again by Robert Norse
City staff is urging the Zoning Administrator to authorize and sanctify the reactionary City Council's latest RV ban (the Oversized Vehicle Ordinance). The hearing is being zoomed at 10 AM on Wednesday January 5th. Oppose it in writing now and prepare for an appeal!...
Posted: Mon, Jan 3, 2022 2:54pm PST
textEthiopia's Somali Region: Dulmidiid Youth Arrested in Jigjiga by Hassan Dhuhul
The Dulmidiid movement was founded in the diaspora in 2018, then it spearheaded the removal of the region's president, Abdi Mohamud Omar (Abdi Iley), who is currently in an Ethiopian prison for murder, rape and torture during a decade he was in power....
Posted: Wed, Dec 29, 2021 6:21am PST
textWhistleblower Network on Assange by nachdenkseiten.de
" If the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is still to be worth anything, all politicians in Western liberal democracies must stand up and speak out. Those who - quite rightly - stand behind Alexei Nawalny must also stand up for Julian Assange. The credibility of our rule of law is at stake here. "...
Posted: Sat, Dec 11, 2021 8:25am PST
textVictim of Kyle Rittenhouse Remembered for Trying to Save Lives at Protest by Democracy Now!
The parents of Anthony Huber, one of two men killed by Kyle Rittenhouse, say they are heartbroken and angry over the jury’s Friday verdict, and argue it failed to deliver justice for any of Rittenhouse’s victims....
Posted: Tue, Nov 23, 2021 5:39am PST
textAn Open Letter to Berkeley City Council and the City Manager by Karl Knobler, Stev Martinot, Margaret Fine
This letter opposes the BPD desire to encrypt their radio communications, since many residents listen in to watch the police, and will witness unlawful or malfeasant actions....
Posted: Mon, Nov 22, 2021 12:10pm PST
textMass Incarceration In America by Apolinar Vega
Mass Incarceration has affected the lives of many people in particular African Americans and Hispanics. Factors that have contributed to the rise of Mass Incarceration are police oppression, prison labor and many more....
Posted: Mon, Nov 15, 2021 4:20pm PST
textRushed RV Ban on Tuesday City Council Agenda by Robert Norse
City Council's reactionary majority is likely to pass a measure likely to further expose the already unhoused population whose current home is their vehicle. The after-midnight oversized parking ban on "oversized" vehicles is a redo of Richelle Noroyan's failed 2016 nighttime RV ban which failed to meet Coastal Commission standards....
Posted: Mon, Oct 25, 2021 12:07pm PDT
textMarathon Petroleum Wants Drone Fleet for Concord Police by Anonymous
A fleet of flying surveillance devices funded by a petroleum company sounds like something out of science-fiction dystopian comic books, but in Concord California such a program is on the October 12 city council agenda....
Posted: Fri, Oct 8, 2021 11:52am PDT
textRemembering Jack Hirschman by Michael Steinberg
The recent death of poet and activist Jack Hirschman as recalled by another writer and activist....
Posted: Mon, Aug 23, 2021 11:46pm PDT
textConcord Police Association Back Seeno - Developer With Criminal History by Pseudonymous
It is not usual for a police officers' association to openly express an opinion in a development decision. Yet, the Concord Police Association, which represents 130 police officers, openly supported Seeno/Discovery Builders - a company known for mortgage fraud, price inflation, the desecration of a Patwin burial site, and who recently tried to sue the East Bay Regional Parks in an attempt to stop the development of the the Thurgood Marshall Regional Park in the Concord hillside. The president...
Posted: Mon, Aug 23, 2021 3:31pm PDT
textStop Waste of Tax Dollars on 2d Prosecution of H Weinstein by California Feminist Taxpayer
Harvey Weinstein, the 69 year old, very sick, film producer, sentenced to 23 years in prison in New York at age 67 for rape, a life sentence given his age,has now been extradited to Los Angeles where California taxpayers will have to pay millions of dollars for yet another rape trial of a sick old man. This does not solve the rape problem at all; it is theft of our tax dollars....
Posted: Wed, Jul 21, 2021 9:46am PDT
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 PDT