[scimc-news] Santa Cruz Indymedia Update For Monday September 22nd 2008
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Santa Cruz Indymedia Update For Monday September 22nd 2008
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* Community Members to Speak at Council Meeting and Return to Farmer's Market
* UC Santa Cruz Tree Sitters Prepare for the Return of Students
* Two Arrested in Parking Lot #4 Alongside Santa Cruz Farmer's Market
* Raging Grannies and Trash Orchestra Defend Drummers from SCPD
* Santa Cruz Resident Nathan Pope Arrested in Oceanside by the FBI
September 23rd 3:00 PM: Santa Cruz City Council Meeting - Call for Action
September 25th 8:00 PM: Watsonville: Defense of Community Rights in Oaxaca
September 26th 7:30 PM: Santa Cruz: Defense of Community Rights in Oaxaca
September 27th 8:00 AM: Repair the Sequoia Trail in Big Basin SP
September 27th 7:00 PM: Monterey: Defense of Community Rights in Oaxaca
September 28th 7:00 PM: Breaking the Siege of Gaza
September 29th 7:30 PM: Ralph Nader to speak in Santa Cruz
September 30th 7:30 PM: Actor and Activist Mike Farrell in Capitola!
September 30th 7:30 PM: Update on Israel and Palestine
More Events On Santa Cruz Indymedia's Calendar:
Community Members to Speak at Council Meeting and Return to Farmer's Market
>From SC-IMC's open-publishing calendar: "The police and the city council claim that the escalating issues at Wednesday's Farmer's Market are the result of complaints about the drummers. Instead of dealing directly with the complaints, they have turned the market into a police state. Please attend the City Council meeting this Tuesday at 3pm to support the request to rescind the poorly-written, ambiguous 15-minute parking lot law.
"Last Wednesday cost the taxpayers over $5,000 to stop people from DRUMMING! That is ridiculous and there has to be a better way. Come to the City Council meeting and be prepared to speak."
Comments on the newswire by "brent is my name," "ElderHermit," "Rise up!" and others assert that the community will return to Parking Lot #4 (Cedar and Cathcart) on Wednesday, September 24th. Here are some of the comments: 1) "I'll be back to drum there next wednesday... just like I've done for years." 2) "I plan to be at the farmer's market. And I am telling friends. I am glad to see people standing up for themselves." 3) "Everyone should be preparing for Wednesday. We need to protect our rights and show support for those that have stood up putting there lives in turmoil, sacrificing themselves for our rights. THANKS WES! We Know who you are! We see through the lies. We will not be intimidated! We will stand up."
UC Santa Cruz Tree Sitters Prepare for the Return of Students
After 10 months of occupying in 100-foot high redwood trees, tree sitters at UCSC's Science Hill are ready for students to return for school. The tree sitters say that their presence is more important than ever since the Santa Cruz City Council settled their lawsuit with the University. The settlement gives the City Council's blessing for UCSC to begin the first phase of their construction plan that will eventually destroy 120 acres of forest and add at least 4,500 new students to the area.
Two Arrested in Parking Lot #4 Alongside Santa Cruz Farmer's Market
On September 17th, Jack and Wes were arrested at a gathering in Parking Lot #4 alongside the Santa Cruz Farmer's Market. According to reports published on Santa Cruz Indymedia, police initially went after and arrested Jack, a Food Not Bombs volunteer. Some people followed the police while drumming and demanding that Jack be released. Police reacted by arresting Wes, a drummer with Santa Cruz Trash Orchestra.
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Raging Grannies and Trash Orchestra Defend Drummers from SCPD
On September 3rd, police preempted the weekly gathering in Parking Lot #4 alongside the Santa Cruz Farmer's Market by occupying the space under the trees usually used by the drum circle and Food Not Bombs. Invitations were posted to Santa Cruz Indymedia calling for people to participate on September 10th at around 3:00pm in solidarity with drummers, other musicians and friends playing music together.
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Santa Cruz Resident Nathan Pope Arrested in Oceanside by the FBI
On August 29th at approximately 2:00pm, an FBI agent posing as a neighbor knocked at the door of a home in Oceanside, CA, lured Nathan Pope/Knoerl from his mother's house, and arrested him. The only known charge at this point is felony perjury. He is being held on $100,000 bond. Nathan is a resident of the house on Riverside Avenue in Santa Cruz that has been raided twice in the past six months.
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