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Our organizing is working! Ship delayed. Come out to W. #Oakland BART 3PM Sat NOT 5AM to #BlockTheBoat!!! #StealThisTweet #BlastThis
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
On Friday 1August2014, activists occupied the median strip on Water Street at Pacific Avenue across the street from the war protest sculpture titled “Collateral Damage”, talking to the public about their outrage over deaths of women and children in Gaza aided and abetted by US funding. Police arrived to inform them that local ordinances prohibit free speech in medians of Santa Cruz streets. Instead of agreeing to leave or sign promises to appear, these brave protesters decided to risk arrest and jail to get their message out.
Volunteer Meeting Today at 5:30pm
Please join us this Tuesday, June 3rd, at 5:30pm at The Little Red Church at 532 Center Street downtown Santa Cruz in one of the little rooms.
We have changed the meetings to the first and third Tuesdays so people can have more free time!
We still need a lot more volunteers, otherwise we still may have to cancel our Sunday meal. We don’t want our current cooks, veggie cutters and servers to get burned out!!!! Please call us 831-515-8234 for directions to the kitchens!
Special Highlights during the last few weeks
Saturday, the 24th, we shared food with 107 people! It was a beautiful community event. It was Food Not Bombs 34th year Birthday! And across the street was the Monsanto Protest so we had extra visitors, as well as The Raging Grannies gave us a visit and sang Happy Birthday to us! It was a miniature Christmas!
Then this past Saturday, June 1st, Food Not Bombs marched in the Gay Pride Day, as you can see in the picture above! Last minute someone offered us their booth so some were cooking for the meal, others were meeting new potential volunteers. It was a blast to be part of Gay Pride Day!!!
Saturday, May 24th – shared food with 107 people
Sunday, May 25th – shared food with 62 people
Saturday, May 31st – shared food with 81 people
Sunday, June 1st – shared food with 72 people
New news! You can get your community service hours with Food Not Bombs.
PLEASE come on Saturday and Sunday to help cook, serve and/or cleanup! If you would like to volunteer but can’t make our meeting on Tuesday, you can still volunteer on Saturday and/or Sunday! Please email us at info@santacruzfoodnotbombs or call us at 831-515-8234 for more details!
Come join our effort to dispel the myth of scarcity and greed – come help us share food with our community!
Build community over a three day workshop with others interested in learning more about the fundamental behind planning nonviolent direct actions and campaigns, the philosophies and ideologies of nonviolence, and meet with several organizations working to better our local communities. The weekend will include presentations, conversations, interactive activities, films, discussion groups, field trips, and even a bit of direct action! Dinner will be provided on Friday (4pm-9pm), breakfast and lunch will be served on Saturday and Sunday (9am-5pm). Please RSVP and register with us by June 16. Call or email Sandino for more info and to RSVP!
Stop Automated License Plate Readers
Santa Cruz City Council has sold your privacy for $37,000.
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ACLU Letter to Santa Cruz City Council
Dear City Council Members,
It is our understanding that council has approved the acceptance of a Justice Assistance Grant in the amount of $37,000 designated for the purchase of Automatic License Plate Readers (ALPRs) to be utilized by the Santa Cruz Police Department. The American Civil Liberties Union – Santa Cruz County Chapter (ACLU SC) is concerned that this proposed purchase and use reflects a diminishing right of privacy in our community and could potentially work to abridge the civil liberties cherished by the citizens of Santa Cruz.
Increasingly, we live in an informational age and we are concerned that employing these devises would result in “batch gathering” of information in the absence of clear guidelines about how long this data would be stored and how the data would be used over time.
While we understand that the capture of data stored for a limited time and used narrowly for designated police purposes may not in itself raise civil liberty concerns, the pursuit of public safety must be balanced against the potential invasion of personal privacy the use of these devices represent. This is a concern that we believe is shared by many members of our community.
We would, therefore, request that council reconsider its decision in this matter by directing staff to prepare a full report on proposed guidelines for use of these devices together with consideration of their potential impacts on our civil liberties. We would further request that council thereafter re-agendize this matter for a fuller community discussion.
American Civil Liberties Union
Santa Cruz County Chapter
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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.
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