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image Too Many Sheltering Questions, Too Few Answers 18057938_1569111076456888_3577095392680527078_n.jpg by Steve Pleich
Time to Refocus the Conversation...
Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:18AM
image California's Dungeness Crab Fishery Targeted With Petition, Lawsuit for Harming Whales as Season Opens 480_entangledwhale_edlyman_noaa_fpwc_1.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO, November 14, 2017 — As commercial Dungeness crab season opens Nov. 15 in California, the Center for Biological Diversity is petitioning the federal government to rank the fishery as one of the most dangerous to whales because of increased entanglements in recent years. Last month the Center also sued the California Department of Fish and Wildlife for failing to prevent imperiled whales and sea turtles from getting tangled up in crab gear and injured or killed....
Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:22PM
document New Guidelines for Protecting California’s Monarch Butterfly Groves 2017-040_protectingcaliforniabutterflygroves.pdf_140_.jpg by The Xerces Society
Protecting and managing overwintering sites is essential if the monarch’s migration is to be sustained...
Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:15PM
image ACLU Santa Cruz Wins 2017 Dick Criley Activism Award 480_10373804_869198816448121_7878409671714779393_n_1.jpg by Steve Pleich, Vice Chair ACLU Santa Cruz
Local Chapter Continues Tradition of Protecting Civil Liberties...
Posted: Thu Nov 9, 2017 11:18AM
image Happy Ninth Birthday SubRosa! (and some Santa Cruz radical history) 480_subrosa-comix_1.jpg by SubRosa
On November 1, 2017, SubRosa turned nine years old. SubRosa is an anarchist community space run by a collective of committed people from the Santa Cruz area, freely giving of our energy and time....
Posted: Tue Nov 7, 2017 11:13AM
image Intelligence Gathering in the Informational Age 480_15965205_1444529198915077_7679872294829045749_n_1.jpg by Steve Pleich
Preserving Liberty Requires Eternal Vigilance...
Posted: Sun Nov 5, 2017 5:25PM
image Eviction Notice Posted for Santa Cruz Benchlands Hooverville 480_eviction-notice-san-lorenzo-park_1.jpg by Free Speech Matters
After being rousted from downtown Santa Cruz and given San Lorenzo Park, homeless people are being told to move again....
Posted: Sun Nov 5, 2017 11:40AM
image Support the farmworkers' union in Baja California 480_support-sindja-baja-california-1_1.jpg by SINDJA Solidarity Committee
Every box of strawberries from the San Quintín Valley sold in US supermarkets represents the blood and sweat of poor, indigenous migrant farmworkers earning "hunger wages" under repressive conditions....
Posted: Wed Nov 1, 2017 4:47PM
text David Duke campaign contributor Roger Grigsby reopens O’mei restaurant by Lynda Carson
Reportedly last Friday in This Small Planet, during the past week there has been an “Open” sign at the O’mei restaurant in Santa Cruz, in addition to a “Now Hiring” sign....
Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:34AM
image Community Remains in the "Shadow of Bell v. Boise" 480_21125706_1706092326092095_487583261131989063_o_1.jpg by Steve Pleich
Inadequate Shelter Space Continues to Expose Santa Cruz to Litigation...
Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:20AM
text O'Mei To Re-Open? Will Santa Cruz Patronize A White Supremacist Restaurateur? by Michael Donnelly
O'Mei, a Chinese restaurant in Santa Cruz, CA. closed after it was revealed the owner was a white supremacist who gave $500 to David Duke. The owner now wants to re-open the restaurant. Will the boycott continue?...
Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:24AM
text Monarch butterflies disappearing from western North America by The Xerces Society
New study reveals that western monarch decline is more severe than decline in East...
Posted: Fri Oct 6, 2017 1:32AM
document Lawsuit Targets California's Dungeness Crab Fishery for Harming Endangered Whales, Sea Turtles 17-10-3_ca_dungeness_crab_entanglement_complaint.pdf_140_.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
Wildlife Agency Sued Over Record-breaking Whale Entanglements...
Posted: Fri Oct 6, 2017 1:03AM
image Many Thanks to Our MHCAN Supporters 480_621914_330171297075615_1753891006_o_1.jpg by Steve Pleich, MHCAN Board Chair
Very Grateful For Community Support in Our Time of Need...
Posted: Sun Oct 1, 2017 8:19AM
image Homeless Washed Away at the Santa Cruz Post Office 480_scz_postoffice_pressure_washing_1.jpg by Free Speech Matters
This morning police rousted the people at the Santa Cruz Post Office Hooverville and ordered them to vacate....
Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:54AM
image Santa Cruz Mountain Sol Festival 9-24-2017 480_001_1.jpg by AutumnSun
Sunday was a beautiful day in Felton CA at the annual event. Yesterdays show followed Saturdays show that headlined Michael Franti & Spearhead....
Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:44PM
image ResistFest Santa Cruz 2017 480_046_1.jpg by AutumnSun
ResistFest, another event for justice when we most need a change!...
Posted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 10:43PM
image Comprehensive Housing Strategy Must Be Supportive 480_transitional_housing.jpg by Steve Pleich
Common Language Must Also Include Housing as a Human Right...
Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:36AM
image Time to hit ‘pause button’ on brain-harming pesticide, farmworker communities say 480_21728926_309857996147844_1393634143189393342_o_1.jpg by Safe Ag Safe Schools/Lucia Calderon
Frustrated residents of agricultural communities packed a Sacramento hearing room Friday to urge the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) to order an immediate suspension of chlorpyrifos while the state’s potentially lengthy scientific review takes place....
Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:19PM
image Tenants Fight Back rally in front of Santa Cruz City Hall 480_093_1.jpg by AutumnSun
Tenants Fight Back held a rally in front of City Hall on Tuesday September 12, 2017. They gathered and spoke to make clear the need for residents of Santa Cruz to pick a side in the housing crisis: people or profit. As this rally went on, the council approved a new development on Pacific with no affordable housing units. Seems like the city council has picked a side. Tenants will continue to fight....
Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:29PM