Category: Arts & Actions

Cesar Chavez Film Premier – Fri28Mar2014

photo by Bob Fitch

History is Made One Step at a Time

 Santa Cruz Film Premiere

Friday, March 28
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

Stop TPP Day of Action in San Francisco

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.

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.

SFO #D23 Illuminate the Fed

On December 23 America’s private banking cartel known as the Federal Reserve turns 100 years old and We the People have a simple message: Reform or Retire.

Nowhere in the U.S. Constitution did the Founders bestow authority to print money on a handful of private banks operating in secrecy from Congress and the people. The right to coin money belongs to the U.S. Treasury alone. For a century the Fed – a network of 12 banks that are 100% privately owned – have controlled our money supply by creating and loaning dollars as DEBT which the public has to pay back with interest.

Americans are Fed Up with the Fed which is why on its Centennial we will be illuminating it: shining light on an institution that exercises power in complete darkness. Join the festival of lights in San Francisco on #D23 and ILLUMINATE THE FED as coalitions of citizens stage actions at all 12 Federal Reserve Banks nationwide. Bring flashlight!

SFO Labor Day Convergence

WHAT: Occupy Labor Day – Bay Area Convergence


Private Manning Plaza
(Justin Herman Plaza – across fr. Ferry Bldg)
San Francisco

Monday Labor Day
September 02, 2013
10:00 a.m. – ON


Everyone welcome!
Children friendly

Time to re-connect, make new connections, share and plan for the future.
-2 Year Gathering of OCCUPY
-Art, Food, Entertainment, Action

Endorsed by Occupy Santa Cruz on Sat 10Aug2013


Occupy The Farm Official Trailer

Director Todd Darling will show clips from the film and will discuss the production at an event in Aptos on Wednesday 21 August 2013.


For more information visit:

They cut the padlock off the gate, and marched onto the last pristine farmland in the urban East Bay. They raised a banner that read, Occupy the Farm, and told the press, “farmland is for farming.”

Then they planted 15,000 seedlings to save this publicly owned land from becoming a shopping mall, condos and a baseball diamonds.

Occupy the Farm surprised officials. Inspired and angered the neighbors. Created a media sensation. Drew in the riot police. And changed the fate of the land.

Anti-NSA / Pro-Whistleblower Rally

Saturday, August 10th 2pm at Corner of Ocean and Water

Restore the 4th Amendment! Protect Whistle-blowers!

Edward Snowden’s disclosures of the National Security Agency’s extensive spying programs have provoked a global uproar over the Orwellian, unaccountable, and criminal nature of the emergent total surveillance state. Claiming their behavior is justified in secret legal proceedings, the US government monitors the Facebook posts, phone calls, text messages, tweets and emails of ordinary Americans. NSA data-mining programs like PRISM and Boundless Informant are clear violations of the protections of personal privacy and freedom from excessive government intrusion enshrined in the Bill of Rights.


The Obama administration has responded to the revelations by extending and expanding their unprecedented, vicious campaign against whistleblowers, such as Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden, criminalizing the very act of revealing the true nature of taxpayer-funded government activities to the press and public. Today Manning faces years behind bars, tomorrow Snowden and then who knows?


We say it’s time for the people to stand up and say ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. End the militarization of internet. End the voyeuristic police state which demands access to the most minute, intimate information pertaining to our personal lives yet shrouds it’s own behavior behind a veil of secrecy.


The Rally here in Santa Cruz on Aug 10th is part of the national resistance movement demanding that the NSA and the Executive branch of government, regardless of Party, stop their programs to curtail and infringe upon our fundamental constitutional right to be free from illegal searches and seizures. Join us on Aug 10th as part of the national movement to Restore the Fourth. Stand up for civil liberty and human rights now while we still can!



Uncle Sam Intervention, Downtown Santa Cruz

Occupy activists performed this skit as part of the Rally for Rights and Candlelight Vigil on Saturday, July 6th, 2013.

Rally for Rights followed by Candlelight Vigil

WHAT: Rally for Rights and Candlelight Vigil

WHERE: Clocktower, Santa Cruz, CA

WHEN: Saturday 6 July 2013 at 7:30PM



Throughout the world, regular, ordinary people are rebelling against
the entrenched power of the economic elites and their political
henchmen who control our lives. Most recently, people in Turkey,
Brazil and Egypt have stood up and shouted, “We’re mad as hell and
won’t take it anymore!”

Meanwhile, here in the United States, our rights are being eroded and
trampled upon. Our own government spies on us, reading our e-mails and
monitoring our phone calls. Government officials seem more interested
in punishing whistleblowers than in returning our rights to us. Access
to public spaces, even for purposes protected by the 1st Amendment to
the U.S. Constitution, is limited more and more by local lawmakers.

It doesn’t matter whether the government is led by reactionary
Islamists in Turkey and Egypt, secular social democrats in Brazil, or
conservative Republicans and liberal Democrats in the U.S. The systems
they rule over are the same, and serve only the interests of the 1%.

The crumbs that we the people receive can be snatched away whenever
the going gets tough. When we protest against the banksters and their
cronies and the attacks on our living standards that follow, we are
met with the force of the Police State. Now we have learned, by the
heroic disclosures of NSA consultant Edward Snowden, that our every
word and tweet can and will be used against us if we dare to struggle
for a fair and just society.

Join us at 7:30 pm Saturday, July 6th at the Santa Cruz clock tower
for a rally in solidarity with the brave men and women around the
world who are standing up to these abuses. Protesters in Turkey,
Brazil and Egypt have faced down tear gas, water cannon and rubber
bullets simply for trying to assemble. U.S. patriots such as Edward
Snowden face jail time and possibly torture if captured, while
political activists are spied on and monitored merely for criticizing
the U.S. government, banksters and multinational corporations.

At dusk, we will hold a candlelight vigil for our own rights, as well
as the rights of the Turkish, Brazilian and Egyptian protesters that
have been violated.

Speak up now while it’s still legal!