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image Santa Cruz Raid Scandal Underscores Need for CA Values Act ice_police.jpg by via ACLU of Northern California
In response to recent revelations that ICE lied to local officials in Santa Cruz regarding recent raids, the following organizations - ACLU of California, Advancing Justice - California, the California Immigrant Policy Center, and PICO California - issued the statement below:...
Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:39AM
calendar Following Fast and Fancy City Council footwork, Freedom Sleepers return for 86th Time by Keith McHenry (story by Norse)
Dodging raindrops and rangers, the nimblefooted Freedom Sleepers continue their relentless quest for sanity and justice outside City Hall on Tuesday night. Food usually arrives in the late afternoon, and coffee the following morning. The protest runs from Tuesday afternoon through mid-morning Wednesday. Come early Tuesday afternoon if you want to raise your voice at City Council. Bring video, warm bedding, and good humor to deal with the cold night and the city's paid nightmare providers...
Event Date: Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:00PM
Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:35PM
calendar Bay Area Refuse Fascism mass committee meeting by Barry Thornton
Unitarian Universalist Church of San Francisco 1187 Franklin St., San Francisco...
Event Date: Thu Mar 2, 2017 6:30PM
Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:06PM
text [Paris suburbs / France] Solidariy with Théo! Cops, outside of our lives! by some anarchists of Seine-Saint-Denis
Text written by some anarchists from Seine-Saint-Denis (the poorest suburb of Paris) on 8 February 2017, about the movement of solidarity with Théo, and about the police too... Translation from French to English. Original version....
Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:29AM
image After writers' appeal, US literary festival will proceed without Israeli government funds 480_pen_at_writers_resist_event_1.jpg by Adalah-NY
Human rights advocates welcome the decision by PEN America to hold PEN’s annual World Voices literary festival without funding from the Israeli government. The decision followed a campaign and a call supported by leading literary figures asking the organization to reject Israeli government sponsorship. PEN America accepted Israeli government support for the World Voices Festival four of the previous five years, and despite writers’ opposition in 2016. PEN America did not, however, offer a rea...
Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:11AM
calendar Singing through the Prison Walls: Naima Shalhoub in Concert, with Gina René 480_naimashalhoub2_side_view_1.jpg by Anita Heckman
AT: Resource Center for Nonviolence, 612 Ocean St., Santa Cruz, CA...
Event Date: Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:30PM
Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:51PM
calendar First of the 2017 Flashbacks: March 2, 2002 Free Radio Show by Robert Norse
Free Radio Santa Cruz has lost its studio. Sunday's (2-26) Bathrobespierre's Broadsides show will be a 15 year flashback. We'll be streaming on freakradio.org. The show will archive at http://radiolibre.org/brb/brb170226.mp3 ....
Event Date: Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:30AM
Posted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:22PM
image Philippines: Unity Statement by February 25 Coalition 480_25-feb-1986-2017-philippines-edsa-protest_1.jpg by February 25 Coalition
WE FOUGHT TO BE FREE. WE SAY NEVER AGAIN TO DICTATORSHIP!...
Posted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:14PM
image Anaheim Erupts After Off-Duty Cop Shoots at Students 480_anaheim-cop-house-fuckpigs11-25_1.jpg by itsgoingdown
The city of Anaheim in Southern California erupted on February 22 after an off-duty police officer detained a 13 year old male, dragging him by the collar across a yard, and attempted to pull him over hedges in front of the police officer’s home before pulling out a gun and firing it into a crowd of young people, luckily injuring no one....
Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:54PM
audio Santa Cruz Police Cooperate with ICE on Militarized Immigration Raids (audio/mpeg 1.5mb) by KPFA
As reported and documented by Santa Cruz Indymedia, the Santa Cruz Police Department cooperated with Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to carryout militarized immigration sweeps in Santa Cruz County....
Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:22PM
image Video Shows SCPD Blocking Media from Sean Arlt Killing Press Conference 480_santa-cruz-police-block-press-from-press-conference_1.jpg by Wes White and Robert Norse
Activist Wes White documents the exclusion of alternative media from the SCPD's 2-16 Press Conference. There SCPD Police Chief Vogel announced that Officer Eric Bailey was the killer of Sean Arlt, who, police say, approached them aggressively with a metal rake back in early October. The only evidence presented was Vogel's account, some partial audio, and a partial obscured video that had no recognizable figures in it and ended ten minutes before Arlt died....
Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:36PM
image Cower or Continue? 480_steve-schlicht-santa-mierda-guy-exposed_1.jpg by Bob Lamonica
STEVE SCHLICHT Santa Mierda COWARD hiding behind a PSEUDONYM exposed!...
Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:07PM
text The Long History of Human Incapacitation by Politics and the Press by Wolfgang Jungmann
With the term "no alternatives," come-of-age citizens who don't join the mainstream press are incapacitated, stamped as troublemakers and not taken seriously. This policy of coldheartedness allowed no contradiction and led to dislocations like one-euro jobs, Hartz IV, low earners, stockers, and poverty pensions... Democracy is not sought anymore in a divided country, divided between those above and those below....
Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:14AM
calendar Rain at Midnight? Freedom SleepOut #85 Faces Wettest Winter by Keith McHenry (story by Norse)
Back again to City Hall--still the dark center of Sleeping Ban law and enforcement under City Manager Martin Bernal and the Watkins-Terrazas City Council. Determined activists and a crew of homeless folks will be huddling beneath the eaves of the buildings at City Hall until being driven out into the rain , wind, and cold. Just looking for a night of community and relative safety from the Sleeping Ban, they'll be in sleeping bags, under tents, in vehicles, whereever they can, hoping to spar...
Event Date: Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:00PM
Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:19PM
calendar Pack the Courthouse for Yuvette Henderson 480_yuvettehenderson-homedepot_20150221_018_1.jpg by APTP
Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building 1301 Clay Street, Oakland, California 94612...
Event Date: Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:00AM
Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 2:44PM
image Art of War : Executive Order 480_kevin_larmee_1942_japanese-american_internment_1.jpg by K. Larmee
JAPANESE AMERICAN INTERNMENT...
Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:06PM
image Statement on OPD shooting of white supremacist terror suspect Jesse Enjaian 480_enjaian-hogg-media-racism_1.jpg by APTP
Compared with their protocol for profiling, harassing - and occasionally murdering - Black and Brown civilians in Oakland, the Oakland Police Department’s shooting of white supremacist gunman Jesse Enjaian illustrates the depth of officers’ conscious and unconscious biases and unwavering ability to humanize a white suspect to a fault, even after the person has demonstrated a clear capability for violence and disregard for human life....
Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:48PM
video Sanctuary for All March In Fresno (video/mp4 25.3mb) by Mike Rhodes
About 500 people participated in the Sanctuary for All march in downtown Fresno on Saturday, February 18. Below is a 20 second time lapse video of the event....
Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 4:16PM
document Community Support for Black Lives Matter in Capitola huff_supports_black_lives_matter.pdf_140_.jpg by Robert Norse
Several dozen activists gathered at two corners of the 41st Ave. and Capitola Road intersection in support of reversing police violence. I was there s a HUFF activist and Free Radio Santa Cruz reporter....
Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 3:31PM
document Trump Administration's Plan to Use 100,000 National Guard Troops as Deportation Force trump-national-guard-draft-memo.pdf_140_.jpg by la resistencia
The AP revealed an detailed plan written by the Trump administration to use the National Guard in 11 southwestern states as a deportation force to kidnap and forcibly remove as many people as possible from the country. The states of California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana were included in the plan. Trump craves his very own Operation Wetback. Team Trump denies that they intended to carry out the plan and call the document a d...
Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 12:22AM