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SF Eviction Fighters at Occupy Forum

Monday, April 14th from 6 – 9 pm at Global Exchange

2017 Mission Street near 16th Street BART

Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!!

OccupyForum presents…

Our Homes, Our Neighborhoods–

The Fight to Wake up the City, Stop Displacement, 
and Take Back Control of Our Communities

 

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Homeless Services Center Presents 15th Annual SoupLine Supper

Feed Your Family.  Feed Your Community.  Feed Your Philanthropy.

On Thursday, April 24, 2014, from 5:30-7:30pm, Homeless Services Center (HSC) will host its 15th Annual Soupline Supper at the Cocoanut Grove in Santa Cruz. The event features signature soups, gourmet bread, and desserts from over 40 local restaurants. Public officials, top executives, and other community leaders serve as “Celebrity Ladlers.” Live music and brief program for the 500 attendees recognizes donors, sponsors, volunteers—and includes a few updates from HSC’s Executive Director Monica Martinez.

HSC’s Board of Directors encourages you to consider how at Soupline Supper, a good bowl of soup has the power to open a door. Your contribution helps further the mission of Homeless Services Center to enable self-sufficiency of individuals and families while reducing homelessness in Santa Cruz County.

Learn more at www.souplinesupper.org.

Non-Violent Direct Action Training

TRAINING in NON-VIOLENT Direct Action
Saturday, April 5, from 10 – 4p.m.
Resource Center for Nonviolence
612 Ocean St.,  Santa Cruz CA
Co-sponsored by Credo,  350 Santa Cruz and RCNV

Participants will be taught to work as a team to complete a successful nonviolent direct action. Doing so will mean many people assuming different direct and supporting roles.  Not all participants need to risk arrest,  which in any case remains a matter of free choice and individual conscience.
For more information  contact Rabbit or rcnv.org

Gala Dinner Benefit for Santa Cruz Sanctuary Camp

Gala Dinner benefit for Santa Cruz Sanctuary Camp

From Gail Page:

We would love to have you attend our Gala Dinner, a fundraiser for Santa Cruz Sanctuary Camp to support our Community Campout with the Homeless. We would also appreciate it if you would help spread the word and invite your circle of friends and contacts. This is going to be a fun and inspiring event.

The event is on March 30th.
Enjoy a candlelit dinner catered by India Joze with exquisite dinner music by Wireless Lovebird.

It will begin with guided tours of a 2.5 acre jungle garden created by former Arboretum docent, Gail Page.

There will be a donation bar and music in the garden.

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Cesar Chavez Film Premier – Fri28Mar2014

photo by Bob Fitch

CESAR CHAVEZ:
History is Made One Step at a Time

 Santa Cruz Film Premiere

Friday, March 28
7:15p.m.
Del Mar Theater, 1124 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz

Donations beyond ticket prices ($10.50 General, $7.50 seniors)  

go to RCNV
 612 Ocean St., Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Get a ticket AND a Cesar Chavez Poster 
for $20, or $17 for seniors. 

 

 UFW photographer and former RCNV staff member BOB FITCH will speak during the Q&A. This new CESAR CHAVEZ film chronicles the birth of a modern American movement led by famed civil rights leader and labor organizer, Cesar Chavez (played by Michael Pina).Torn between his duties as a husband and father and his commitment to bringing dignity and justice to others, Chavez embraced nonviolence as he battled greed and prejudice in his struggle for the rights of farm workers. His triumphant journey is a remarkable testament to the power of one individual’s ability to change the system. Also starring America Ferrera, Rosaio Dawson & John Malkovich. Running Time: 102.  Rated: PG-13. For more information: 831-423-1626 or  rcnv.org

Santa Cruz DA Goes Judge Shopping — Again

Santa Cruz Eleven Trial Delayed by the DA — Again

The public and the defendants in the Santa Cruz Eleven case were looking forward to the commencement of the trial this week. Instead, the DA in a surprise move during a readiness hearing on Friday 28Feb2014 asked for a different judge. This postpones the trial until a decision about switching judges can be made. This is not the first time that the DA has asked for a new judge and the motion denied. This latest motion is likely to be denied as well.

The Santa Cruz Eleven comprises eleven individuals who were charged with crimes in association with the 2011 occupation of the vacant bank building located at 75 River Street in Santa Cruz. According to the prosecution, approximately $20,000 in damages were caused to the building as a result of the occupation, and the defendants were being prosecuted to pay for those damages even though none of them were directly responsible for any of it. Arrest warrants were issued and eleven individuals were charged with three separate felony counts in February of 2012. After dozens of pre-trial hearings, Santa Cruz Judge Paul Burdick dismissed the charges against all but four of those charged by early 2013.

The sixth amendment states that the accused have the right to a speedy trial. These needless delays by the DA violate that right. This has gone on long enough. It is time to drop the charges or dismiss the case.

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Stop TPP Day of Action in San Francisco

Beware the TPP

“NO to FAST TRACK” 

Senator Dianne Feinstein  Tel: 415-393-0707  / 202-224-3841  

Senator Barbara Boxer  Tel: 510 – 286 - 8537  /  202 - 224-3553

Representative Nancy Pelosi  Tel: 415-556 – 4862  / 202 – 225-0100

Share this like the Internet depends on it — call your reps TODAY:http://StopFastTrack.com/

 

Fed Up with the Fed

December 23rd, 1913 is a date which will live in infamy.  That was the day when the Federal Reserve Act was pushed through Congress.  Many members of Congress were absent that day, and the general public was distracted with holiday preparations.

Now we have reached the 100th anniversary of the Federal Reserve, and most Americans still don’t know what it actually is or how it functions.  But understanding the Federal Reserve is absolutely critical, because the Fed is at the very heart of our economic problems.  Since the Federal Reserve was created, there have been 18 recessions or depressions, the value of the U.S. dollar has declined by 98 percent, and the U.S. national debt has gotten more than 5000 times larger.  This insidious debt-based financial system has literally made debt slaves out of all of us, and it is systematically destroying the bright future that our children and our grandchildren were supposed to have.  If nothing is done, we are inevitably heading for a massive amount of economic pain as a nation.

http://fedup100.org/blog/after-100-years-of-wars-inflation-and-deficit-spending-100-reason

Food Not Bombs — Holiday Dinner

In celebration of this season of peace Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs invites the community to join them for a free vegan dinner, live music and pleasant conversations outside the Downtown Post Office. The public is welcome to help cook on Christmas morning starting at 9:00 AM at the Front Street Kitchen, 504A Front Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060.

Food Not Bombs co-founder Keith McHenry will participate in the Santa Cruz celebration. He reports that many Food Not Bombs groups will be sharing vegan meals on Christmas this year responding to the increased need across the United States because of new cuts in food stamps and extreme reduction of access to food during the holiday season.

http://santacruzfoodnotbombs.org/

https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2013/12/20/18748204.php