International D.I.Y. of Action

We know that the mainstream media will not do a quality job of covering the peace movement or any other movement involving social and economic justice.

SANTA CRUZ, CA – I was delighted to see thousands of people marching from the Santa Cruz County Building to the Mission Plaza. There has not been a demonstration this large here in many years (Bruce Bratton, are you in?). I believe this is only a small taste of organized mass resistance to war in Santa Cruz.

Most of my time was spent conversing with people and distributing flyers about Santa Cruz Indymedia. Most people I spoke with were very excited to learn about Santa Cruz Indymedia. I specifically made a point to try and explain Indymedia to the hundreds of photographers and videographers that participated in the march and rally.

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Reverend James Lawson Jr’s Call for Non Violent, Direct Action

Reverend James Lawson Jr. at Santa Cruz Civic

“I say we must have a movement that brings those troops home and launch a crusade to transform our school buildings, we launch a crusade to see to it that every citizen has adequate and affordable housing, we launch a crusade to make universal health care. We need not soldiers anymore in the world. We’ve had enough of them in western history.”
— James Lawson Jr., Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium

On January 21, 2003 at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, Reverend James Lawson Jr. discussed his forty plus years as an activist for civil rights and human rights during UC Santa Cruz’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation.

Selected quotes of the presentation given by Rev. James Lawson Jr., are published below.

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Defiant Santa Cruz Distributes Medical Marijuana

Santa Cruz citizens tell the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to get the “Drug War” out of the Wo/Men’s Alliance for Medical Marijuana (WAMM).

Tuesday, September 17, 2002 — “Citizenship Day” — 3:00 p.m.

The energy radiating from the Santa Cruz City Hall could be felt from far away. Hundreds of people came together to express their support for the medicinal use of cannabis and the Wo/Men’s Alliance for Medical Marijuana (WAMM) in particular. Santa Cruz residents, including physicians, politicians, and caregivers, addressed today’s crowd in strong support of WAMM and the rights of California voters who passed the Compassionate Use Act of 1996.

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