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Pussy Riot Raises Free Speech Issues Through a "Biased Informative Musical"
Pussy Riot takes on a different way to raise awareness to free speech issues in Russia, and other countries, by presenting the audience a "Biased Informative Musical"....
Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:57PM
Miguel Masso Strikes Again
Miguel Masso and officers like him – victims of trauma from being in the military or otherwise, those who see a gun behind every shadow, hotheads, “cowboys,” and those whose ego prevent them from dealing with the public with restraint and respect when the public is not reciprocating, do not belong on police forces....
Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:02PM
Video: Questions from Public Lead Santa Cruz Police Chief to Admit ICE Agent Embedded in SCPD (video/mp4 177.3mb)
At the Santa Cruz City Council meeting on February 28, questions from members of the public, and subsequently those of Vice Mayor David Terrazas and Council Member Sandy Brown, prompted Chief of Police Kevin Vogel to admit there has been an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)/Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agent embedded in the Santa Cruz Police Department for years, despite the fact that by law, Santa Cruz is a Sanctuary City. The questions were part of the massive public outcr...
Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:38PM
Stability First: A Community Of Tents and Tables; Chairs, Coffee and Camaraderie.
Governments need to take a serious look at how we have succeeded – and how they could help us succeed better. They need to take stability seriously. They need to allow an environment where stability can exist. And that means cities need to change how they are doing things when housing simply does not exist or is unaffordable....
Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:11AM
Court Support for Dejuan Hall - Brutally Beaten by Vallejo Police
Fairfield Superior Court, Department 9 600 Union Avenue, Fairfield, California 94533...
Event Date: Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:00AM
Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:33PM
Community support remains strong as Yuvette Henderson lawsuit goes forward
A judge in the US District Court in Oakland denied a motion on Monday to dismiss charges in the case of Yuvette Henderson, a 38-year-old woman killed by Emeryville police on February 3rd, 2015....
Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:31AM
Berkeley: Violent Trump Supporters Are Merging with the Alt-Right
Approximately 75 people showed up to the ‘March on Berkeley,’ on March 4th, 2017, an event organized by Richard Black of Southern California, to support the Presidency of Donald Trump. The march was to coincide with a national day of action planned in support of Trump, who faces a crisis of legitimacy and drastically dropping support in polls....
Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:06PM
Candlelight Vigil and March for Jesús Alberto Geney Montes
Santa Clara Christian School Soccer Fields, 3421 Monroe St., Santa Clara...
Event Date: Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:30PM
Posted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:28PM
Significant Victory in Yuvette Henderson Civil Case, Summary Judgment Denied
Judge Ryu denied the motion for summary judgment filed by the City of Emeryville and Officer Williams. Her decision is attached. What this means is that the judge concluded that Yuvette Henderson's family has sufficient evidence to take the case to trial....
Posted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:36PM
Video | Police Brutality in Vallejo, California (video/mp4 6.9mb)
On March 11, 2017, videos were uploaded to social media showing police in Vallejo, California brutalizing an individual. Watch the videos....
Posted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:20PM
Protest Against Palantir ICE Government Surveillance
Peter Thiel's house 2920 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94115-1062, United States...
Event Date: Sat Mar 11, 2017 3:00PM
Posted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:00AM
Court Support: Love and Support for Michael Brewster
SF Courthouse 850 Bryant St San Francisco, CA 94103...
Event Date: Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:30AM
Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:33AM
Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission Unanimously Endorses Civil Rights Ordinance
Thursday, March 9th, the Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission unanimously endorsed the Civil Rights Ordinance, a simple yet powerful law that, if enacted, would clarify that Oakland Police Department (“OPD”) officers assigned to the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force (“JTTF”) must follow the same state and local laws that all other OPD officers are bound by, rather than looser and highly problematic FBI guidelines....
Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:53AM
Anti-Homeless Architecture — Anti-Homeless Fence at the Post Office in Santa Cruz
A safe dry shelter for over a dozen of our homeless friends is now being fenced off and one of our city's most historic and beautiful buildings is being defaced....
Posted: Thu Mar 9, 2017 7:52PM
Court Support for DAMN Member Arrested at Houselessness Protest
Santa Cruz County Courthouse 701 Ocean St, Santa Cruz...
Event Date: Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:30AM
Posted: Thu Mar 9, 2017 5:49PM
NLG Sacramento Alert: CHP Recommending Charges for Antifa at Capitol Nazi Rally Last June
The Sacramento Bee has reported that 106 people are facing charges from the Nazi/antifa rally at the capitol this past June. Prosecutors will consider 514 misdemeanor and 68 felony charges involving 106 people, with charges ranging from unlawful assembly to assault with a deadly weapon....
Posted: Wed Mar 8, 2017 10:50PM
Police Department Bombshell: ICE Inside SCPD
I've been writing a column about Santa Cruz city council politics, and the general goings-on in Surf City. Of course, it is from my perspective as a city council member, and director of the internship program in the Dept. of Environmental Studies at UC Santa Cruz. I would love your feedback on this column....
Posted: Wed Mar 8, 2017 10:38PM
New California State Legislation Honors The Dignity Of Transgender Prisoners
Despite the fact that transgender and gender non-conforming people have recently become more visible in the media and popular culture, the realities for street-based, poor, black and brown and disabled trans women remain the same. Trans people continue to face discrimination from traditional housing, employment and healthcare forcing many trans people into alternative street economies like sex work, drug sales and whatever other work people can find. As a result of being pushed out of these t...
Posted: Wed Mar 8, 2017 11:04AM
Revolutionary Organizing Against Racism Conference
The Omni in Oakland - 4799 Shattuck Ave, Oakland, CA 94609 on March 11th CIIS in San Francisco - 1453 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103 on March 12th...
Event Date: Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:00AM
Posted: Sun Mar 5, 2017 11:32AM
Steve Schlicht and Take Back Santa Cruz are Linked to Hate Sites
Web designer Steve Schlicht, of the group Take Back Santa Cruz (TBSC), is the anonymous blogger behind the Santa Mierda website, according to information circulated by former Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors Candidate Bob Lamonica and posted to his website. It is the first concrete evidence linking Steve Schlicht to the production of santamierda.com, which has been called a "rabid anti-homeless website" by one homeless advocate in Santa Cruz, and a hate site by others. Besides being a m...
Posted: Thu Mar 2, 2017 6:54PM