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Video: Questions from Public Lead Santa Cruz Police Chief to Admit ICE Agent Embedded in SCPD (video/mp4 177.3mb)
At the Santa Cruz City Council meeting on February 28, questions from members of the public, and subsequently those of Vice Mayor David Terrazas and Council Member Sandy Brown, prompted Chief of Police Kevin Vogel to admit there has been an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)/Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agent embedded in the Santa Cruz Police Department for years, despite the fact that by law, Santa Cruz is a Sanctuary City. The questions were part of the massive public outcr...
Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:38PM
California School Districts Support Santa Clara County’s Challenge To Trump Executive Orders On Immigration
San Francisco, March 23, 2017 - Dozens of California school districts and leading education organizations today announced the filing of an amicus brief supporting Santa Clara County in its legal challenge to President Trump’s executive order threatening to withhold funding from so-called sanctuary cities....
Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:44PM
YARR Training Attracts Crowd of Santa Cruz Supporters
Saturday’s YARR (Your Allied Rapid Response) Open House and Legal Observer Training attracted a crowd of nearly 150 people to hear about how they could be part of the Rapid Response Team of Sanctuary Santa Cruz, supporting community members who are targets of an ICE raid or other forms of harassment or bullying....
Posted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:41AM
Californians Sue in Challenge to Latest Muslim Ban
March 13, 2017 - A UC Santa Cruz graduate student researching the nature of the universe in collaboration with an Iranian scientist, a California woman planning a celebration of her recent marriage to a Syrian man, and an Iranian student unable to reunite with his wife are challenging Donald Trump’s latest attempt at an unconstitutional and discriminatory Muslim ban. The suit, Al-Mowafak v. Trump, was originally filed on February 2, 2017 and was amended this afternoon. Plaintiffs are represen...
Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:58PM
Protest Against Palantir ICE Government Surveillance
Peter Thiel's house 2920 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94115-1062, United States...
Event Date: Sat Mar 11, 2017 3:00PM
Posted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:00AM
NLG Sacramento Alert: CHP Recommending Charges for Antifa at Capitol Nazi Rally Last June
The Sacramento Bee has reported that 106 people are facing charges from the Nazi/antifa rally at the capitol this past June. Prosecutors will consider 514 misdemeanor and 68 felony charges involving 106 people, with charges ranging from unlawful assembly to assault with a deadly weapon....
Posted: Wed Mar 8, 2017 10:50PM
Police Department Bombshell: ICE Inside SCPD
I've been writing a column about Santa Cruz city council politics, and the general goings-on in Surf City. Of course, it is from my perspective as a city council member, and director of the internship program in the Dept. of Environmental Studies at UC Santa Cruz. I would love your feedback on this column....
Posted: Wed Mar 8, 2017 10:38PM
UC Berkeley Sponsors Muslim Basher: Drive Out the Trump Regime! Start with John Yoo
Torture advocate John Yoo and his handlers at Boalt Hall think Donald Trump's "new" Muslim ban is A-OK. Despite a decade of community protest against the corruption of young legal minds by a resident war criminal with a dangerous philosophy of exceptionalism - that American lives are worth more than other people's - law school administrators deny consequences of Yoo's professional misconduct. Professor Yoo shames the university every time he opens his mouth. His legal "opinions" further the i...
Posted: Tue Mar 7, 2017 3:28PM
US-Mexico Workers Solidarity March & Action On 3/5/17 For Driscoll's Agricultural Work
Mexican and US trade unionists, youth and human rights advocates rallied on both sides of the border in San Ysidro and Tijuana in opposition to union busting, NAFTA and the racist wall and ICE attacks on Latinos and immigrant workers....
Posted: Mon Mar 6, 2017 8:33PM
#NoBanNoWall SFO Solidarity Rally
San Francisco International Airport. International Arrivals. Today at 7:30 PM - 12 AM...
Event Date: Mon Mar 6, 2017 7:30PM
Posted: Mon Mar 6, 2017 6:56PM
Revolutionary Organizing Against Racism Conference
The Omni in Oakland - 4799 Shattuck Ave, Oakland, CA 94609 on March 11th CIIS in San Francisco - 1453 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103 on March 12th...
Event Date: Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:00AM
Posted: Sun Mar 5, 2017 11:32AM
No Walls, No Borders: Boycott Granite Construction
Corporate Headquarters of Granite Construction 585 West Beach Street, Watsonville, CA 95076...
Event Date: Tue Mar 7, 2017 4:00PM
Posted: Wed Mar 1, 2017 6:23PM
SCPD/ICE Plot Thickens: Chief Vogel Admits ICE Agent Embedded in SCPD
Sanctuary Ordinance Vote Passes Santa Cruz City Council...
Posted: Wed Mar 1, 2017 3:45PM
Santa Cruz Raid Scandal Underscores Need for CA Values Act
In response to recent revelations that ICE lied to local officials in Santa Cruz regarding recent raids, the following organizations - ACLU of California, Advancing Justice - California, the California Immigrant Policy Center, and PICO California - issued the statement below:...
Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:39AM
Santa Cruz Police Cooperate with ICE on Militarized Immigration Raids (audio/mpeg 1.5mb)
As reported and documented by Santa Cruz Indymedia, the Santa Cruz Police Department cooperated with Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to carryout militarized immigration sweeps in Santa Cruz County....
Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:22PM
San Francisco Hotline in Case of ICE Raids
San Francisco, in case of ICE raids call new hotline: 415-200-1548. Legal and community defense in Spanish, Arabic and Chinese....
Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:02PM
Sanctuary for All March In Fresno (video/mp4 25.3mb)
About 500 people participated in the Sanctuary for All march in downtown Fresno on Saturday, February 18. Below is a 20 second time lapse video of the event....
Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 4:16PM
Not My President Rally in Morgan Hill
ICE 220 Vineyard Court Morgan Hill, CA 95037...
Event Date: Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:00AM
Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:47PM
Municipal Ordinance Provides Force of Law Protection For Immigrants
City Electeds Must Act Now...
Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:25AM
Raids on Santa Cruz Immigrant Communities Cause Severe Damage
Eyewitness and on-the-ground accounts from those directly affected by the recent pre-dawn raids launched by Department of Homeland Security and Santa Cruz Police Department on Monday, February 13 2017....
Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:51AM