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video Video: Questions from Public Lead Santa Cruz Police Chief to Admit ICE Agent Embedded in SCPD (video/mp4 177.3mb) by Alex Darocy
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
image Berkeley: Violent Trump Supporters Are Merging with the Alt-Right 480_88-30_1.jpg by Northern California Anti-Racist Action NoCARA
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
image The Road Not Taken san_lorenzo_river.jpg by Rick Longinotti, SC Desal Alternatives
Tomorrow at 7pm the Santa Cruz City Council will hear about the progress that the Water Department is making on the plan for water security by 2025. It seems like a good time to look at "the road not taken"....
Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:26PM
image Anti-Homeless Fence Decorating Party 480_anti-homeless-architecture-fence-decorating-party-santa-cruz-post-office_1_1_1.jpg by Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs
Anti-homeless architecture is common in Santa Cruz, including hi-frequency Mosquito Boxes in parks, removing planter boxes and free speech zones on Pacific, replacing the City Hall lawn with gravel and rocks, and now the ugly chain link fencing at the historic downtown post office. On March 11 and 12, Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs decorated the anti-homeless fence at the post office to make it more attractive. Signs, toys, toothpaste and toothbrushes, socks, soap, clothes, shoes, flowers, and str...
Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:16PM
image Turkey AKP Erdogan's Ally & Ex-Family Minister Sema Ramazanoğlu Cancels Speech in Bay Area turkey_sema_ramazano__lu_.jpeg by Labor Video Project
The AKP Erdogan government sent former Family & Social Policies minister Sema Ramazanoğlu to the bay area to rally supporters in the upcoming election to give more dictatorial power to his government. After protests at a hotel and attempted move to a local area masque she was forced to cancel the speaking event. She was charged with covering up rapes at a government funded religious school and defended the people in charge of the school. Other AKP politicians have been banned from many Europe...
Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:29AM
text Trump’s proposed budget cuts to HUD by the numbers in California by Lynda Carson
Based on the documents from the Senate Appropriations Committee, this is an updated impact of some of the proposed cuts to HUD. Below are some of the numbers in regards to how California will be affected if Trump’s proposed $6 billion in budget cuts to HUD are enacted. This information may change if the budget cutting numbers are not final, regardless these numbers should assist tenant and housing activists in opposing the proposed budget cuts to HUD, by the Trump regime....
Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:00AM
calendar Protest Against Palantir ICE Government Surveillance 480_donald-trump-peter-thiel_1.jpg by We The People
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
image Downtown Streets Blocked in Santa Cruz During International Women's Day Strike 480_international-womens-day-strike-santa-cruz-2017-1-pacific-avenue-downtown_1.jpg by Alex Darocy
On March 8, striking community members marched through downtown Santa Cruz in solidarity with Women's Strikes organized around the world on International Women's Day as a follow up to the massive Women's Marches held on January 21, 2017, the day after the Inauguration of Trump. [Top photo: Marching down Pacific Avenue in Santa Cruz. Scroll down for more photos.]...
Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:44PM
text Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission Unanimously Endorses Civil Rights Ordinance by Oakland Privacy
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
image Police Department Bombshell: ICE Inside SCPD 480_irene-o-conell-city-council_1.jpg by Chris Krohn
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
image International Women's Day 2017 Santa Cruz 3-8-17 480_064_1.jpg by AutumnSun
Streets in downtown Santa Cruz were shut down while many people demonstrated for International Women's Day 2017...
Posted: Wed Mar 8, 2017 6:28PM
image Women Stand Up And Speak Out On 2017 Women's Day In SF-Defend Women And Worker Rights 480_womens_day_sf3-8-17_1.jpg by Labor Video Project
Hundreds of women joined together in San Francisco to defend women and worker rights. They attacked racist attacks on immigrants and the militarization pushed by the capitalists....
Posted: Wed Mar 8, 2017 5:08PM
text UC Berkeley Sponsors Muslim Basher: Drive Out the Trump Regime! Start with John Yoo by Curt
Torture advocate John Yoo and his handlers at Boalt Hall think Donald Trump's "new" Muslim ban is A-OK. Despite a decade of community protest against the corruption of young legal minds by a resident war criminal with a dangerous philosophy of exceptionalism - that American lives are worth more than other people's - law school administrators deny consequences of Yoo's professional misconduct. Professor Yoo shames the university every time he opens his mouth. His legal "opinions" further the i...
Posted: Tue Mar 7, 2017 3:28PM
image Low Numbers of Sacramento and Klamath River Salmon Point to Poor Season 480_nimbus_scenery_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
“The fishery is in a desperate place and should be treated as such,” said Noah Oppenheim, the Executive Director of the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations (PCFFA), who attended the meeting with over a hundred other fishermen and agency staff. “The situation is clearly the result of poor water management inland by the people representing the state and federal agencies.” Photo: Nimbus Dam on the American River, a tributary of the Sacramento and major producer of fall run...
Posted: Sat Mar 4, 2017 9:39PM
image The Next Big Thing: A Rent Control/Rent Stabilization Ordinance in Santa Cruz img_1880.jpg by Steve Pleich
This Conversation Needs to Start Now!...
Posted: Fri Mar 3, 2017 11:41AM
image Workers & Environmentalists Demand BAAQMD Executives Be Prosecuted For Destroying Records 480_baaqmd_corrupt_bosses_fired_workers3-1-17_1.jpg by Labor Video Project
Workers and environmentalists called for the investigation and prosecution of BAAQMD executives and top managers for retaliating against Michael Bachmann, mangers for records and Sarah Steel for their reporting the destruction of critical records....
Posted: Thu Mar 2, 2017 11:09PM
calendar International Women's Day: Women's Strike, Rally, Speakout - Oakland by Oakland Women's Collective
Oscar Grant Plaza, 14th & Broadway, Oakland, CA...
Event Date: Wed Mar 8, 2017 5:00PM
Posted: Thu Mar 2, 2017 6:59PM
image Shut Down Alt-Right Pro-Trump March in Berkeley March 4th! 480_1athanksal1.jpg by Antifa
Alt-Right Trump supporters are mobilizing a broad far-Right base including militia types and run of the mill Trump supporters to take the streets on Saturday, March 4th, 2pm in Berkeley (at MLK 2151, Berkeley Police Department). At a time when the Trump administration is calling for attacks on social movements, communities of color, and the entire working-class, it's important that we stand up to these scum....
Posted: Wed Mar 1, 2017 8:58PM
image Stir it Up on KFCF 88.1 FM featuring Daniel O’connell and Judy Hess 480_img_0227_1.jpg by Mike Rhodes
Alternative, independent radio for the Central Valley - KFCF 88.1 FM. This is the Stir it Up show, heard on Wednesday, March 1. 24:15 minute audio...
Posted: Wed Mar 1, 2017 8:25PM
calendar International Women's Day Strike! - Santa Cruz 480_international_womens_day_strike_santa_cruz_1.jpg by Santa Cruz General Strike Organizing Committe
Louden Nelson Community Center 301 Center St, Santa Cruz, California 95060...
Event Date: Wed Mar 8, 2017 9:30AM
Posted: Wed Mar 1, 2017 6:34PM