Government Archive

The Santa Cruz City Council voted to support a recommendation from the city staff which bans the opening of an additional medical marijuana dispensary.

The AETA is being used for the first time since its passage by Congress in 2006 to do exactly what civil rights advocates feared it would do – criminalize activities protected by the First Amendment of the U.S.

If approved by the legislature, Schwarzenegger’s budget will close 220 of 279 State Parks and Beaches, including every State Park and Beach in Santa Cruz Co.

The California Supreme Court issued its ruling on the validity of the Prop 8 ballot initiative and upheld a voter-mandated ban on same-sex marriage.

Hundreds of people rallied at the Santa Cruz County Courthouse to protest the passage of California’s Proposition 8.

While the Dakota did not ask for a permit for the four days, the property manager has provided one. Despite the permit and the ceremonies that are happening on site, there continues to be heavy surveillance by Homeland Security, Hennepin County Sheriffs, and riot-police from various police agencies.

The Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign rally held at Mears Park and the march that followed were heavily infiltrated by plainclothes police.

Poor and homeless people of every race, background and age, students, social workers, union members, lawyers, religious leaders, artists and others who stand for social and economic justice.

Thousands gathered at the state capitol in St. Paul, MN. Artists and speakers included Michael Franti, Anti-Flag, Dead Prez, Winona LaDuke, & Medea Benjamin.

Decentralized, unpermitted protests took place throughout the streets of downtown St. Paul, MN on September 1st to mark the start of the RNC.