Stop Israel at the Port!
Block the Israeli Zim Ship at the Port of Oakland
Saturday, August 16th
BOYCOTT, DIVEST, SANCTION!
Endorsed by the OSF Action Council
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 rcnv.org
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.
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!
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.
Subcommondante Films is now editing a new project about “75 River St.” (working title).
It documents the audacious takeover and 3 day occupation of a vacant bank building and the effort by the SCPD & the Santa Cruz DA to remove and to prosecute a select few for the crimes of the many.
This project also investigates the history of this property as a way to question the sacredness of private property and investigates why there are 5 vacant bank buildings within a small area downtown.
Please consider supporting this project by donating to:
Show community support for the Santa Cruz Eleven at a benefit on Sunday, January 6, 2013, at India Joze in downtown Santa Cruz starting at 3:30 p.m.
Enjoy a delicious plate of India Joze food, listen to local musicians and support The Santa Cruz Eleven, seven of whom still face charges arising from their alleged involvement with the occupation of a long-time vacant bank building late last fall, 2011. $10 – $15 suggested donation, No one turned away.
The defendants would also love to see you at their preliminary hearing, scheduled Monday, January 7th, 9:00 a.m. in Department 6 of the Santa Cruz County Courthouse.
Freedom Bridges writes:
Food Not Bombs feeding tomorrow Saturday 4pm Louden Nelson
GA Sunday 2 pm post office
please spread the word
we need your help
7 PM to Midnight
Drum your rage. Dance your joy. Speak out. Feel good.
Bring your political messages on flyers, banners, or cardboard signs.