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Send Back The BearCat

Petitioning Santa Cruz City Council: Send Back the BearCat Please Sign the Petition Last week, President Obama ended the federal government's transfer of military equipment to police departments and limited the transfer of a broader range of military-style equipment, including vehicles like the BearCat that our City Council recently allowed the Santa Cruz Police Department … Continue reading Send Back The BearCat

Turn Back The BearCat Congressman Farr: Stop Militarization Of SCPD

Sign the Petition Below Join in asking Congressman Farr to consistently oppose militarization at home as well as abroad. Sign the petition asking him to rescind his request for a Homeland Security grant to purchase a Lencon Bearcat (Ballistic Engineered Armored Response Counter Attack Truck) for the Santa Cruz Police Department. This procurement would be … Continue reading Turn Back The BearCat Congressman Farr: Stop Militarization Of SCPD

The Violence Of The Status Quo

Michael Brown, Ferguson and Tanks Years ago I thought about writing a paper I would call “The Violence of the Status Quo.” I never wrote that paper. Perhaps now is the time—although it would have been appropriate any time in the last 500 years of US history. Michael Brown, yes, and as of August 19 … Continue reading The Violence Of The Status Quo

Politics And Policing Do Not Reflect Santa Cruz Values: Say No To Homeland Security Grant

Not in Santa Cruz Take Action! Sign the Letter Below! Add your signature to this letter (for complete language,click READ THE PETITION in petition box or below) requesting Santa Cruz City Council rescind their vote to partner with Homeland Security. The militarization of Santa Cruz, California, like many cities across the nation, is being called … Continue reading Politics And Policing Do Not Reflect Santa Cruz Values: Say No To Homeland Security Grant

Give Back The Bearcat - Stop Militarization Of Local Law Enforcement

Take Action Today! Sign the petition and stay informed about upcoming local actions to stop escalating militarization of the Santa Cruz Police Department. Letter to City Council To: Santa Cruz City Council On December 9 the Santa Cruz City Council passed a Resolution to accept a Homeland Security Grant in the amount of $251,293 for … Continue reading Give Back The Bearcat - Stop Militarization Of Local Law Enforcement

In Defense Of Looting

For most of America’s history, one of the most righteous anti-white supremacist tactics available was looting. As protests in Ferguson continued unabated one week after the police killing of Michael Brown, Jr., zones of Twitter and the left media predominantly sympathetic to the protesters began angrily criticizing looters. Some claimed that white protesters were the … Continue reading In Defense Of Looting

Israel War Profit: Palestine As Experimental Sites For Arms Dealers Backed By Intellectuals.

War in Israel has become a constant source of profit, with the West Bank and Gaza Strip used as experimental sites for arms dealers backed up by intellectuals. These are the protagonists of ‘The Lab,’ a new film by Yotam Feldman. In its exceptional interviews, the film reveals that the image of the arms dealer … Continue reading Israel War Profit: Palestine As Experimental Sites For Arms Dealers Backed By Intellectuals.

No City Police Needs An Armored Tank: Demilitarize U.S. Police

Take Action Today! Help Paul Hogarth, collect the needed signatures for change through Daily Kos. Sign the petition urging all local governments to follow the example of Davis, California—and tell their police to dump its military equipment. Some of the most disturbing footage to come from Ferguson, Missouri involved the armored vehicles, assault weapons and … Continue reading No City Police Needs An Armored Tank: Demilitarize U.S. Police

Return To Sender: Davis City Council Gives Police 60 Days To Dispose Of Military Armored Vehicle

The Davis Police Department has 60 days to get rid of a mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle (MRAP) that it recently received from the federal government. Amidst mounting concerns over the increasing “militarization” of local police forces, the Davis City Council adopted a resolution Tuesday, asking staff to devise a plan for the vehicle’s disposal. The … Continue reading Return To Sender: Davis City Council Gives Police 60 Days To Dispose Of Military Armored Vehicle

Israel-Trained Police "Occupy" Missouri After Killing Of Black Youth

Since the killing of eighteen-year-old Michael Brown by Ferguson police in Missouri last weekend, the people of Ferguson have been subjected to a military-style crackdown by a squadron of local police departments dressed like combat soldiers. This has prompted residents to liken the conditions on the ground in Ferguson to the Israeli military occupation of … Continue reading Israel-Trained Police "Occupy" Missouri After Killing Of Black Youth