Selective Enforcement and Harassment by Santa Cruz Police on Pacific Avenue

The behavior exhibited by SCPD officer Travis Ahlers at me is a form of a bullying.

On Wednesday, September 12, at approximately 7:45 p.m., Santa Cruz Police officers Travis Ahlers (Badge # 144) and Brian Warren (Badge # 154) parked the police car they were using on Soquel Avenue at Pacific Avenue. The officers recognized a homeless man who was on the Pacific Avenue sidewalk in front of New Leaf Market, while other people performed music. The man appeared to be walking south on the sidewalk when officer Warren called out “Frank” and told him to stop.

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UCSC Day of Action Unites Local Movements

A march from campus to downtown to speak out not against budget cuts in education, and to highlight the issues of educational justice and wealth disparity.

Article by Heather R. Putnam; video and image by Bradley Stuart

Wednesday, November 9th was a day of action at UC Santa Cruz. Workers, graduate and undergraduate students, UCSC faculty, K-12 teachers, union members, and others gathered for a march from campus to downtown to speak out not only against budget cuts in education, but also to highlight the inseparability of the issues of educational justice and wealth disparity on our campuses, in our community, our nation, and the world.

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No War No Warming Protest at Richmond Chevron Refinery

Hundreds of people protested in Richmond on March 15th, 2008, to demand that Chevron stop stealing oil around the world while polluting our communities. The actions were in solidarity with the peoples, plants and animals of Ecuador, Nigeria, Burma, Iraq, Alberta and every other community exploited and poisoned by Chevron (Texaco, Unocal, etc!)

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Quinta MegaMarcha SlideShow: Por un Oaxaca Mejor

SlideShow of photos taken on September 1st, 2006, during Oaxaca’s 5th MegaMarcha which started in the community of San Felipe and ended at the zócalo in the center of Oaxaca City. Hundreds of thousands of people lined the streets and marched to demand the immediate departure of Ulises Ruiz Ortiz (URO), liberation for political prisoners, the cancellation of 70 government arrest warrants for people involved in the leaderless Popular Assembly of the People of Oaxaca (APPO, by its Spanish initials) movement and the desire for popular governance.

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Oaxaca City SlideShow: Un Pueblo Unido Avanza Sin Partidos

SlideShow of photos taken in Oaxaca City during the last week of August 2006 with compiled audio from the 2006 “El Enemigo Común” tour.

For more information on resistance to neoliberalism in Oaxaca, please see the website for the film El Enemigo Común and follow the links.

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