Peace & War Archive

Santa Cruz is one of more than 300 cities worldwide calling for an end to the death penalty.

The military learned about the protest and thought it would be a better idea to stay away from it, rather than be the focus of the demonstration.

Among the people gathered to protest Bush, was Tim, John and Aaron, three members of Iraq Veterans Against the War.

Military recruiters returned to UC Santa Cruz for the first time since they were rallied off campus by Students Against War on April 5, 2005.

About 250 people participated in the march through downtown Watsonville to commemorate those who have died of gang, domestic, and international violence.

About 100 people who are “sickened by the killing, torture, and costs of the illegal and immoral war in Iraq” held an anti-war demonstration in Santa Cruz.

Peace activists in Santa Cruz working with Code Pink are organizing to get resolutions passed in support of a California National Guard recall from Iraq.

Amigos de Cuba (Friends of Cuba), Santa Cruz County, USA spoke with many people about the “Cuban Five” and the US embargo on Cuba.

On May 15, 2005, the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) organized an anti-war informational walk down Pacific Ave in Santa Cruz. WILPF and supporters gathered at the Town Clock and walked down both sides of the Pacific Avenue sidewalks while handing out leaflets about The Cost of War.

About a dozen people held signs calling for an end to war, there was a farmer’s market and many people relaxed on benches and on the lawn.