Militarized Police

It's Not Over: Daniel Sheehan on DAPL and Tigerswan

It's Not Over! Sign the Petition Recently leaked documents reveal that TigerSwan, a private security firm hired by DAPL parent company Energy Transfer Partners (ETP), operated without a license in North Dakota. TigerSwan also employed unlawful, paramilitary style tactics to suppress the movement by targeting, surveilling, and provoking the peaceful and prayerful water protectors at … Continue reading It's Not Over: Daniel Sheehan on DAPL and Tigerswan

Standing Rock: Protesting Is Not Terrorism

URGENT: Proposed Law Would Charge Protesters With Terrorism Take A Stand With Us and Sign The Petition. This is a disaster. A new law proposed by a State Senator in Washington would allow the authorities to charge protesters with "economic terrorism," and slap them with serious felony charges that could lead to jail time, just … Continue reading Standing Rock: Protesting Is Not Terrorism

Hedy Epstein's Message To The World: STAY HUMAN

Hedy Epstein's Obituary by Dianne Lee Holocaust survivor Hedy Epstein, 91, died at her home in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, on May 26, 2016. An internationally renowned, respected and admired advocate for human and civil rights, Hedy was encircled by friends who lovingly cared for her at home. Born August 15, 1924, in the Bavarian … Continue reading Hedy Epstein's Message To The World: STAY HUMAN

Israeli War Crimes: ‘In An Endless War On Terror, We Are All Doomed To Become Palestinians’

Review of Jeff Halper's Book Halper’s new book sheds light on the arms industry, arguing that Israel is now the go-to nation for armies and police forces around the world. For 18 years Jeff Halper has been on the front lines of the Israel-Palestine conflict, helping to rebuild Palestinian homes in the occupied territories demolished … Continue reading Israeli War Crimes: ‘In An Endless War On Terror, We Are All Doomed To Become Palestinians’

Santa Cruz's Hidden Past

California's Dark Side Many Santa Cruz residents are not aware that Santa Cruz California conducted a lynching on the Water Street Bridge. Irene O'Connell, a local Santa Cruz activist and staff member of Resource Center for Nonviolence, is interviewed by Ben Leonard, a then senior at Crystal Springs Uplands School in Hillsborough who is now … Continue reading Santa Cruz's Hidden Past

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

Send Back The Bearcat: Santa Cruz Rally and Action

By Sherry Conable Join the NEXT Rally and Action! Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 4 PM - City Hall, 809 Center Street, Santa Cruz, CA UPDATE Please see report below of progress and discoveries to date. SEND BACK THE BEARCAT ARMORED MILITARY VEHICLE (Ballistic Engineered Armored Response Counter Attack Truck) Come speak to the Council or … Continue reading Send Back The Bearcat: Santa Cruz Rally and Action

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