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Sat Jan 14 2017 (Updated 01/16/17)Speakeasies and Artists Warehouses: A Tale of Two Oaklands
Sat Jan 14 2017 (Updated 01/16/17)Fruitvale Community Further Marginalized in Politicization of Ghost Ship Fire
Dozens of reporters, videographers and photographers thronged around the yellow tape surrounding the block containing the Ghost Ship warehouse the morning after the tragic fire that killed 36 people in the center of Fruitvale. Voices in Fruitvale, a neighborhood where almost half the children live in poverty, weren’t heard for days at all. In this sensational story that garnered nation-wide attention, it was weeks before journalists evinced the slightest interest in the neighborhood where the fire occurred.
Mon Oct 10 2016White Supremacist Nathan Damigo Exposed
Nathan Damigo is a Social Studies major at CSU Stanislaus — and he’s been building up a white supremacist group called Identity Evropa (IE) across Northern California. Identity Evropa focuses on recruitment by plastering college campuses with propaganda that promotes the creation of an all-white, fascist, authoritarian political power. On October 4, anti-fascists put up 300 posters at CSU Stanislaus detailing Damigo’s hidden past as a convicted felon in a violent hate crime, as well as his involvement in a string of hate groups before attempting to rebrand himself with Identity Evropa.
Mon Jun 6 2016 (Updated 06/08/16)Posters Protest Google-Government Collusion
Mon Jun 6 2016 (Updated 06/08/16)Street Art Targets Google's Close Relations with the White House, NSA & Other Spy Agencies
Google's increasing power over political leaders in Washington, and its collaboration with the NSA and other spy agencies, have allowed the world's largest corporation to pull the strings of power. It started under Bush and grew even worse under Obama. On May 16, art activists in San Francisco postered Google headquarters, Google Ventures, Mozilla, and other areas with satirical art showing Google to be pulling President Obama's strings. Nobody claimed credit for the poster protests.
On Sunday, May 1, Joff Jones and Alex Skelton were arrested for defiantly displaying art "outside of a blue box" on Pacific Avenue in downtown Santa Cruz. This is their third arrest for displaying art in a public space but outside of small boxes since August of 2015. Jones and Skelton created a video with footage showing numerous Santa Cruz Police officers ticketing and arresting them for simply being "outside of a blue box" while displaying their art.
Wed Dec 30 2015 (Updated 12/31/15)Food Not Bombs Co-Founder Keith McHenry Faces New Criminal Charges for His Work
Wed Dec 30 2015 (Updated 12/31/15)FNB Activist Charged with Misdemeanor in Santa Cruz for Using "Offensive Words"
Food Not Bombs co-founder Keith McHenry is facing three misdemeanor charges in Santa Cruz Superior Court as a result of his work to defend the rights of the poor. The original case stemmed from an action where McHenry replaced 33 "blue artist boxes" on Pacific Avenue that had been removed by the city.
On August 2, community members in Santa Cruz came together to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. "Let us recommit ourselves to a world without nuclear weapons and without war," an announcement for the gathering read. The evening began with musicians playing in front of the Collateral Damage statue, which was installed next to the Town Clock on the 50th anniversary of the atomic bombings as a memorial to all civilian casualties of war.
Thu Jul 16 2015 (Updated 07/27/15)Rock Paper Scissors Being Displaced After More Than Ten Years on Telegraph Avenue
Thu Jul 16 2015 (Updated 07/27/15)RPSC Community Arts Space to Close as Result of Continuing Wave of Oakland Gentrification
Founding member of the First Friday Oakland Art Murmur, Rock Paper Scissors Collective writes: With a little volunteer elbow-grease and fundraising effort, the Rock Paper Scissors Collective (RPSC) was born — a destination where the community could come together, organize, share skills, knowledge and create. Now, we are being forced out of our space. The Collective’s long time landlord plans to charge market value for the space, well beyond what we can afford as an all-volunteer run nonprofit. As of August 31st, RPS will be without a home.
Tue Jul 7 2015 (Updated 07/08/15)Community Rallies Behind Vandalized Gay, Lesbian, Transgender Mural in the Mission
Tue Jul 7 2015 (Updated 07/08/15)Following Hate Crime, Speakers Call for SF Community to Heal with Love, Not Revenge
On July 1, hundreds came together in spirit, unity, and love to transform the unacceptable destruction of the mural on the outside wall of Galeria de La Raza in the Mission District of San Francisco. The mural installed by the Los Angeles Maricon Collective is a celebration of LGBTQ people, and accompanies the presentation in the Galeria, The Q-Sides. Speakers emphasized that unity must be maintained in the Mission, healing with love not revenge, even though the vandalism was a hate crime
Wed Mar 25 2015 (Updated 03/26/15)AK Press, 1984 Printing, and Friends Need Help Now to Recover from Fire
Wed Mar 25 2015 (Updated 03/26/15)Fire Ravages Long-Time Anarchist and Artist Warehouses on 23rd and 24th Streets in Oakland
Before dawn on March 21, a fire erupted in a warehouse on 24th Street in Oakland. Two resident artists died. The fire quickly spread to the adjoining warehouse on 23rd Street commonly known as the AK Press warehouse. On the AK side, three residential units sustained severe damage, at least one being totally destroyed, with a beloved cat succumbing to the smoke and heat. Other units have borne varying degrees of damage. Businesses on the first floor are struggling with major water damage. Even worse, with both warehouses now red-tagged by the city, residents and businesses are not allowed inside either building, leaving dozens homeless. A new relief fund has been created that will be evenly split three ways between AK Press, 1984 Printing, and affected neighbors.
5PM Saturday Apr 1 Paul Madonna Book Release: On to the Next Dream
6PM Saturday Apr 1 Santa Cruz Jewish Film Festival
7PM Saturday Apr 1 Lyrical Revolt - Defeat Trump! Defend Immigrants and...
6:30PM Sunday Apr 2 Liberated Lens film night: FREISTUNDE - Doing Nothing...
8PM Sunday Apr 2 David Rovics in concert
6:30PM Monday Apr 3 Santa Cruz Jewish Film Festival
6:30PM Monday Apr 3 Mediating Reality: The New Role of Visual Journalism
6:30PM Wednesday Apr 5 Santa Cruz Jewish Film Festival
7:30PM Wednesday Apr 5 World Premiere: Donal O'Kelly's The Memory Stick (April...
7:30PM Wednesday Apr 5 Oakland political poet Chinaka Hodge speaks and...
7PM Saturday Apr 8 Al Helm: MLK in Palestine, Film & Discussion...
8:30PM Saturday Apr 8 Emma Goldman: Abigail Child’s Acts And Intermissions...
7PM Wednesday Apr 19 Paul Madonna at City Lights
8:30PM Saturday Apr 22 Native Nations: Inaate/Se—It Shines A Certain Way +...
8:30PM Wednesday Apr 26 Closing Night of Green Film Fest 2017, Twelve Pianos
Interview with Zero from El Vuh about Mexica New Year on March 11-12 in San José, California Sunday Mar 12th 7:57 AM
No Milo at UC Berkeley: Resistance Dance Party! Monday Jan 30th 6:16 PM
Shut Up and Listen. The Police Are Not Feminist (1 comment) Saturday Jan 21st 11:36 PM
Speakeasies and Artists Warehouses: A Tale of Two Oaklands Friday Jan 13th 7:04 PM
Oakland Administration Adding Insult to Injury with “Aggressive” Response to Warehouse Fire Sunday Jan 8th 7:26 PM
Selective Enforcement documented on Pacific Ave. in Santa Cruz, CA (2 comments) Sunday Jan 8th 10:55 AM
Avenge The Ghost Ship: Remembering Denalda (4 comments) Thursday Dec 29th 2:34 AMMore Local News...
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Interview with Dj Jaffe - Focusing on Reforms for Untreated Serious Mentally Ill People Tuesday Mar 21st 7:24 PM
Mardi Gras in New Orleans - The Black Indian Tradition and struggles with oppression. Monday Feb 27th 3:07 PM
After writers' appeal, US literary festival will proceed without Israeli government funds Monday Feb 27th 10:11 AM
Multicultural festival confronts ambassadors of Israel’s colonial system in Brooklyn Tuesday Feb 7th 1:43 PM
Brooklyn Protest to Call for Boycott of Israeli Dance Company Batsheva Wednesday Feb 1st 10:31 AM
Betshy X0 - Flying & Diving Monday Jan 2nd 7:19 PM
Endangered Species Mural at Standing Rock Supports Tribal Push to Protect Water, Sacred Land From Pipeline Monday Dec 5th 5:38 PMMore Global News...
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World Premiere of Donal O'Kelly's The Memory Stick Thursday Mar 16th 3:25 PM
Chilao School offers free space for Arts, Culture and Environmental Workshops Wednesday Mar 1st 9:14 AM
Art of War : Executive Order Saturday Feb 18th 11:06 PM
Dis-Honor Among Thieves Saturday Feb 11th 9:39 PM
Labor, Unions, Culture & Arts In The Era Of Trump Saturday Jan 21st 6:45 PM
Art of War: Washington DC Protest (2 comments) Tuesday Jan 17th 10:47 AM
Chgo Review of Books Takes Stand Against Hater Milo/Simon & Schuster book deal Tuesday Jan 3rd 1:29 PMOpen Newswire...
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