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On October 29, World Can't Wait San Francisco and friends took a stand against "Torture Professor" John Yoo and his handlers at UC Berkeley Law School. "Today we represent the views and the hearts of many more tens of millions of people who know that torture is a war crime, and a crime against humanity. International and UN law both prohibit torture, under any and all circumstances, without exception," read the protest flier. "Indict, Prosecute, Disbar... No More Torture in Our Name," chanted about 20 witnesses to university apologists.
Wed Oct 19 2016Standing Up Against the Racist Police State by Taking a Knee
Since August 26, when San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began to sit and then kneel during the playing of the national anthem to protest racist police violence, at least dozens of more Black people have been murdered by the police. What is also intensifying is that more and more athletes are taking a visible stand against police brutality. Students at the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) have been particularly vocal about their opposition to a lack of police accountability and the unfair treatment of Black and Brown people at the hands of law enforcement.
Thu Sep 15 2016 (Updated 09/16/16)Activists Lock Down Entrances to Urban Shield Expo on Its 10th Anniversary
Thu Sep 15 2016 (Updated 09/16/16)Stop Urban Shield Coalition Seeks End to Military Weapons Expo and SWAT Police Training
On September 9, activists chained themselves to the entrances of the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton to protest Urban Shield, the SWAT training and weapons expo hosted annually by the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department. Hundreds of community members from cities across California, including Oakland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Sacramento, marched and rallied. Twenty-three activists were arrested, cited, and released.
Fri Apr 8 2016 (Updated 04/20/16)26 Arrested at Drone War Base in Nevada
Fri Apr 8 2016 (Updated 04/20/16)Resistance Continues at Creech Air Force Base in Indian Springs, Nevada
On April 1, at Creech AFB in Indian Springs, Nevada, morning traffic was diverted by dozens of peace and justice activists attempting to shut down the armed drone attack program through nonviolent civil resistance. Twelve peaceful resisters were arrested at the two main gates of Creech. Another six were arrested at the main East Gate while blocking the entrance with "crime scene" tape, referring to the criminal activity of weaponized drone terrorism conducted at Creech, killing thousands of non-combatants and civilians over the past decade.
Thu Mar 24 2016In Memory of Louis LaFortune, Compassionate Peace Activist
Louis LaFortune passed away unexpectedly on the morning of March 13 at his family home in Live Oak. Media reports indicate he died in his home after suffering heart trouble. His family states that he passed quickly without pain or discomfort. Louis’s untimely passing, at the young age of 64, was a sad shock for his family and wide circle of friends.
Thu Feb 11 2016Santa Cruz Police Department Releases BearCat Photos
On August 2, community members in Santa Cruz came together to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. "Let us recommit ourselves to a world without nuclear weapons and without war," an announcement for the gathering read. The evening began with musicians playing in front of the Collateral Damage statue, which was installed next to the Town Clock on the 50th anniversary of the atomic bombings as a memorial to all civilian casualties of war.
Tue Jul 7 2015 (Updated 07/08/15)Peace and Justice Community Returns to Ocean Street for Annual 4th of July Rally
Tue Jul 7 2015 (Updated 07/08/15)Activists Communicate the "Real Meanings" of Freedom, Equality and Justice
On the 4th of July, community members in Santa Cruz brought messages of peace, justice, and equality to Ocean Street as they greeted visitors entering town for the busy holiday. Every year a variety of groups working on peace and justice issues rally along Ocean Street as thousands of people make their way to the beach and the Boardwalk. Although some very serious statements were communicated by those holding signs at the rally, the atmosphere was generally fun and festive.
Wed Apr 8 2015Hewlett Packard Protest: The People's Shareholders Meeting
On the grassy lawn in front of Hewlett Packard headquarters, demonstrators held a "virtual" meeting dubbed "The People's Shareholders Meeting" on March 18. Board members in silk-screened HP insignia ties joined a Meg Whitman character in blonde wig. CEO Whitman fielded questions about the company's complicity in Israel's oppression of Palestine from a group on lawn chairs portraying shareholders. Testifiers, including two Israeli citizens, spoke to the shareholders from a mock podium.
Thu Feb 19 2015 (Updated 02/20/15)Rallies Opposing Police Militarization Become Fixture at Santa Cruz City Council Meetings
Thu Feb 19 2015 (Updated 02/20/15)Council Members Say BearCat Issue May Return to Agenda in March
February 10 marked the fourth consecutive Santa Cruz City Council meeting where residents have protested the police purchase of a $250,000 BearCat (Ballistic Engineered Armored Response Counter Attack Truck) funded by two Department of Homeland Security grants. As with the previous protests, community members again rallied in the City Hall courtyard and entered the council meeting as a group to speak out against the purchase of the armored attack-style vehicle during the open communications period.
Sun Feb 1 2015 (Updated 04/08/15)March for Justice: End US State Terrorism Against People of Color
Sun Feb 1 2015 (Updated 04/08/15)Students Hear About Pan-Africanism/US Imperialism at Rally in Mountain View
Tue Jan 20 2015 (Updated 01/22/15)Santa Cruz Residents Continue to Call for Police to "Give Back the BearCat"
Tue Jan 20 2015 (Updated 01/22/15)Hundreds Protest Approval of Police Attack Vehicle Purchase at City Council Meeting
On January 13, hundreds of residents attempted to attend the Santa Cruz City Council meeting to oppose the council's December decision which approved a police department request to accept Homeland Security grants totaling more than $250,000 earmarked for the purchase of an armored attack vehicle. When residents first found out in early December about the proposed purchase, police described it as an "emergency response and rescue vehicle."
Tue Nov 18 2014 (Updated 11/19/14)Peace Activists 'Banned for Life' from Bookshop Santa Cruz for Protesting Leon Panetta
Tue Nov 18 2014 (Updated 11/19/14)Indybay Journalist Assaulted by Leon Panetta's Security; Protesters Banned from Bookstore
On November 10, peace activists in Santa Cruz protested a book signing appearance by Leon Panetta, the one-time Secretary of Defense and CIA Director. Bookshop Santa Cruz hosted the event with a crowd of hundreds in attendance. By the end of the evening, five individuals were "banned for life" from Bookshop Santa Cruz, in retaliation for activities related to the evening's peaceful protest. Additionally, Panetta's security assaulted an Indybay journalist who was documenting the event.
Thu Oct 30 2014 (Updated 11/01/14)My Daughter and I Were Arrested by Military Police Guarding World's Most Hated Weapon
Thu Oct 30 2014 (Updated 11/01/14)Activists Continue to Blockade Beale Air Force Base to Protest Drone Assassinations
On October 28, father and daughter Mauro Oliveira (Red Sun) and Mahai'a Sol helped blockade Beale Air Force base, which is east of Sacramento. They are free now, but they face Federal charges. Mauro Oliveira writes: We want drones to end and until THAT day, my family wants it to be clear to the victims of drone strikes and to the entire world, that we believe in Peace, not war and consider drone strikes as a war crime against humanity and an act against the Creators greatest gift, the Children of the world, of which we all are.
GITMO 15th Anniversary Vigil & Procession Monday Jan 9th 9:27 AM
Mumia rally at Oscar Grant Plaza, 12-9-16 (1 comment) Saturday Dec 10th 2:44 PM
Free All Political Prisoners forum at Starry Plough (12-3-16) (1 comment) Tuesday Dec 6th 2:26 PM
Torture Not in Our Name (2 comments) Monday Oct 31st 3:08 PM
Kaepernick ‘effect’ grows with every police atrocity (1 comment) Sunday Oct 9th 10:39 PM
Veterans for Peace thank Colin Kaepernick (1 comment) Saturday Oct 8th 5:09 PM
Prostest War Crimes and UC Complicity (1 comment) Wednesday Sep 28th 10:28 PM
Activists Lock Down Entrances to 'Urban Shield' on its 10th Anniversary, 23 Arrested Wednesday Sep 14th 9:48 AM
"Paying the Price for Peace" 9-8-2016 Thursday Sep 8th 10:56 PM
S. Brian Willson to Speak at Santa Cruz Premiere of "Paying the Price for Peace" Thursday Sep 1st 6:26 PMMore Local News...
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Chomsky at MIT: Between the war scientists and the anti-war students Friday Jan 6th 10:08 AM
2 Hawks chirping as Doves at Pearl Harbor photo-op Wednesday Dec 28th 2:24 AM
Chomsky at MIT: Between the war scientists and the anti-war students Thursday Dec 15th 5:52 AM
Nurses Donate $50,000 to Aid Veterans Stand with Standing Rock Monday Dec 5th 5:23 PM
Fidel Castro 1926-2016 Friday Nov 25th 11:12 PM
Injerencia de Washington en Bolivia Saturday Nov 12th 5:12 PM
#DisruptJ20: Call for a bold mobilization against the inauguration of Donald Trump (1 comment) Friday Nov 11th 3:23 PM
Hawaiian Cultural Group Sues U.S. Army Over Cultural Access at Makua Monday Nov 7th 5:16 PM
10,000 children in Mosul in urgent need of aid Monday Nov 7th 1:07 AM
US-backed Islamist rebels launch offensive in Syria (1 comment) Sunday Oct 30th 7:27 AMMore Global News...
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