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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 PDT
Posted: Thu, Jul 15, 2021 12:21pm 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 11:06pm PDT
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 PDT
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 9:30am PDT
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 7:44pm PDT
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 11:30am PDT
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 11:30am PDT
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 10:22pm PDT
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 9:38pm PDT
imageSanta Cruz Juneteenth June 19, 2021
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by AutumnSun
This year's theme was "Liberation"! The Juneteenth event was held from 1 pm. to 4 pm. in Laurel Park at the newly renamed "The London Nelson Center" changed from "The Louden Nelson Center" as it has been wrongfully called for many years....
Posted: Sun, Jun 20, 2021 4:48pm PDT
calendarStop the Sweeps: Felker Street Camp
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by Stop the Sweeps Santa Cruz
Felker Street Camp, Felker Street at San Lorenzo River, Santa Cruz (See Photo for Map)...
Event Date: Mon, Jun 21, 2021 6:00am PDT
Posted: Sat, Jun 19, 2021 11:28pm PDT
imageSanta Cruz Grand Jury Finds Board of Supervisors Has Failed to Properly Oversee County Jail
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by Santa Cruz Police News
Due to a number of disturbing incidents occurring in the Santa Cruz County Main Jail over the past four years, the Santa Cruz Civil Grand Jury has found that the County Board of Supervisors has, "failed to assert and exercise proper oversight within their purview of the Main jail." This week, the Grand Jury released its new report titled, "Justice in the Jail," which cites a number of incidents, including inmate deaths. The report concludes: "we have a problem." (Photo: Summary of the Santa C...
Posted: Sat, Jun 19, 2021 1:58pm PDT
imageCommander X taken from Mexico by the United States government
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by Free Commander X
On Friday June 11th, 2021 between 3:30 P.M. and 4:00 P.M. (Mexico City hours), Christopher Doyon was illegally detained. Known Worldwide as Commander X, this Hactivist has the quality of refugee recognized by the Mexican government, and even so he was handed over to the United States government, in violation of his human rights. We demand the Mexican government to act in benefit of the rights of Commander X and manage his urgent release....
Posted: Mon, Jun 14, 2021 11:30am PDT
imageHomeless Legal Assistance Office Opening June 15
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by Steve Pleich
Project Seeking Local Legal Professionals...
Posted: Sat, Jun 12, 2021 11:33am PDT
imageRed Road to DC Totem Pole Journey June 6, 2021
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by AutumnSun
Presented by Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History and Our Shared Responsibility The free event was held from 10 am. to 1 pm. at Tyrrell Park at 1305 East Cliff Drive Santa Cruz City and the Museum were honored to host "Lummi Nation House of Tears Carvers" as they prepare to travel to Washington DC....
Posted: Sun, Jun 6, 2021 7:23pm PDT
imageProtest US-financed oppression in Palestine/Israel
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by AutumnSun
Here are a few photos from today's protest on Ocean St. at Water St. that was held from 11am. to 2pm....
Posted: Sat, Jun 5, 2021 3:22pm PDT
documentPesticides on your food in California: An illegal helping once a week
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by Safe Ag Safe Schools
Illegal levels of pesticides were detected on more than 1 in 25 pieces of produce sampled in California, according to recently released data by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR). The rate of illegal samples, 4% of the 3,274 fruit and vegetables tested in 2019, is consistent with the most recent 5-year average (2015-2019)....
Posted: Thu, May 20, 2021 7:25am PDT
imageStay Away Ordinance Casts Long Shadow
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by Steve Pleich
Activists Fear Increased Use of Stay Away Power...
Posted: Sun, May 16, 2021 9:27am PDT
imageA Victory for Chaos and Cruelty - The Logic of Internment Advanced Against the Unhoused
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by Keith McHenry
We can only hope that the celluloid avatars at the Santa Cruz City Council are clueless, otherwise their “Camping Services and Standards Ordinance” is just naked sadism....
Posted: Thu, May 13, 2021 12:41pm PDT
calendarHomes Not Tents - Scrap the TOLO
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by Keith McHenry
809 Center St, Santa Cruz...
Event Date: Tue, May 11, 2021 5:00pm PDT
Posted: Fri, May 7, 2021 2:40pm PDT