Saturday, June 30, 2012

If You Are FOR Community And Ready To TAME The Empire Get Happy First With The SANTA CRUZ ELEVEN


Sunday  3:00pm until 6:00pm

India Joze
and the co-defendants are hosting this community gathering
to bring awareness to the SC11 and to help out Desire Foster who is
experiencing financial hardships.
Please read this article about Desiree written by co-defendant Becky

Event Schedule:
3:00 Doors Open for event/ Socializing
3:30 Opening Statements
3:40 Baba Playing Beatles tunes while food is served standing buffet
4:20 Various members of SC11 and supporters make statements and
5:00 Bill Walker guitar and looping
5:20 Tom Noddy
5:40 Rick Walker

About the Santa Cruz 11:
The Santa Cruz Eleven are local community members who have been
charged with an unprecedented variety of offenses arising from their
alleged involvement with the occupation of a long-time vacant bank
building late last fall, 2011.

These defendants are either journalists, members of our local press,
and/or activists supportive of the Occupy movement.
Hundreds of individuals, if not more, entered and exited the bank
building during the 75-hour occupation, including local elected
officials, corporate press and “citizen journalist” bloggers. Only
the Santa Cruz Eleven have been charged.

Please read more here:

About Rick Walker:
Rick is a found sound/live looping/abstract electronica/world
percussionist/drummer/lo fi toy digital video filmaker/multi media
inventor living in Northern California with his wife, the talented
multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, Chris Wedertz

He is a found sound/live looping/abstract
electronica/multi-instrumentalist who specializes in drum set and
world percussion instruments. He also is very interested in making lo
fi toy video 'animations' for the abstract electronica compositions he

He also founded the Annual Y2K Series of International Live Looping
Festivals held every third week of October in Santa Cruz California.
He's hosted 200 artists from 15 different countries in the festivals 8
years of existence.

About Tom Noddy:
Tom's Bubble Magic has been presented on television shows all over the
world...Universities, Physics and mathematics conferences, Variete
theaters, Science and Discovery Centers, Nightclubs, Corporate Events
and Galas, Other Entertainment and Education Venues

About INDIA JOZE Restaurant says:
"People are always asking me what we serve at India Joze. I always
answer "Yes"." Over the years, Jozseph Schultz has covered immense culinary
territory. His favorite dishes span the world and the history of


Linda's Hearth note:  This event will be so much fun, I know all these folks! The cooking is the BEST in town, and possibly in the known world. If you only get to go out for FUN a few times a year, I recommend this event! Don't miss it. Andin case you must miss it, you can make a contribution of any size at your convenience:  The attorneys who have agreed to represent these defendants, in this politically charged arena, deserve our support of all kinds, as well.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Supreme Court and Health Care for All - statement from Senator Sanders

Statement on Supreme Court Health Care Ruling

June 28, 2012

Congressional Senator from Vermont. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement today after the Supreme Court upheld  the Affordable Care Act: 

"Today is a good day for millions of Americans who have pre-existing conditions who can no longer be rejected by insurance companies.  It is a good day for families with children under 26 who can keep their children on their health insurance policies.  It is a good day for women who can no longer be charged far higher premiums than men.
"It is a good day for 30 million uninsured Americans who will have access to healthcare.  It is a good day for seniors who will continue to see their prescription drug costs go down as the so-called doughnut hole goes away. It is a good day for small businesses who simply cannot continue to afford the escalating costs of providing insurance for their employees. It is a good day for 20 million Americans who will soon be able to find access to community health centers.

"It is an especially good day for the state of Vermont, which stands to receive hundreds of millions of dollars in additional federal funds to help our state achieve universal health care.
"In my view, while the Affordable Care Act is an important step in the right direction and I am glad that the Supreme Court upheld it, we ultimately need to do better.  If we are serious about providing high-quality, affordable healthcare as a right, not a privilege, the real solution to America's health care crisis is a Medicare-for-all, single-payer system. Until then, we will remain the only major nation that does not provide health care for every man, woman and child as a right of citizenship.
"I am proud that Vermont is making steady progress toward implementing a single-payer system. I hope our state will be a model to show the rest of the nation how to provide better care at less cost to more people."