Protests and arrests in Santa Fe, threats to repeal DACA, fires from Washington to LA, hurricanes and flooding, and a wide open race for Mayor. Court date today for those arrested. Retake convenes Town Hall to discuss climate change, white supremacy and ICE threats to Dreamers once thought safe because of DACA. Join us Sept 16 to talk and plan actions.
Compelling Video Should Exonerate Jennifer Marley. Please look at the video at the bottom of this post. It provides pretty clear evidence that Jennifer Marley never conducted anything like a battery on two police officers. A hearing has been scheduled at 1:30pm Monday at 2511 Camino Entrada and we are asking folks to attend and show support but to remain respectful. We don’t need a cranky judge. I have also heard that Jennifer Marley was released Sunday afternoon.
Roundhouse Activism Team, Thursday, Sept 14, 6pm-8pm. 1418 Cerrillos, the IATSE offices adjacent to the Center for Progress and Justice. We will hear a report on the 2016 primaries and general election results on our list of targeted GOP and Democrat legislators. From conversations with progressive lobbyists and others, these legislators have been identified as persistently blocking progressive legislation. The team will now weigh which of these legislators could be vulnerable to a challenge in the primary (Dem) or general election (GOP). We will also continue to work on our list of priority bills that will soon be finalized and posted on a statewide online poll to obtain input from throughout the state. Click here to review our strategy, although at this meeting we may adjust it with input from you!!. Click here to RSVP on Facebook or email us at email@example.com. Subsequent meetings will be the 2nd and 4th Th. of every month.
Sat., Sept 16, 1:30-3:30 pm 1420 Cerrillos Rd.
Retake Town Hall: Open Conversation Not Debate. The September Town Hall has shifted time and focus due to recent events. ICE-DACA Repeal, Clkmate Change, White Supremacy–the Three-Headed Threat to Justice & Our Planet. Join Allegra Love, SF Dreamers; Mariel Nanasi, New Energy Economy; Tomás Rivera, Chainbreaker Collective; and Scott Davis, Show Up for Racial Justice in an interactive and forward thinking conversation and planning meeting. What is the status of each of the panelists’ organizations’ efforts to fight this three-headed monster. How are the issues connected? What can we do here in Santa Fe. After hearing from the panelists, we will break into groups with participants being able to talk about options for local action. We are making a change in the Town Hall time to allow for participants to attend Sue Duncan’s memorial at 4pm. October’s Town Hall will return to the 3-5pm time frame.
Find out how you can dig in to fight for climate justice and racial justice and to protect our Dreamers. Click here to RSVP on Facebook (preferred) or simply write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What You Missed Last Week.
As is our habit now on Monday’s, we post summaries of all the last week’s posts with links to review them, just in case you missed one.
Jackson MS: A Transformative Model for Santa Fe? Breaking News: Irma Now Category 5–Headed to Fla. The post describes the historic election of Antar Lumumba as Mayor of Jackson, Mississippi and his compelling vision for transforming Jackson into the most socialist city in America. Includes links to stories on key elements of his plan, including Community Land Trusts, participatory budgeting, and collective workforce structures. Click here to read the full post.
Trump Ends DACA: What This Means & What We Can Do. The post includes analysis of the impact of the repeal of DACA upon Dreamers across the nation and here in NM. We also included a note from Allegra Love, Santa Fe Dreamers Director, amplifying on the impact and providing suggestions as to how you can support their efforts to protect Dreamers. Click here to review the full post.
Mayor Gonzales Not Seeking Re-Election–Entrada Protest–More on DACA. The post reported on the Mayor’s decision not to run for re-election and the impact of his exit might have on that campaign. The post also included a large graphic that clearly depicts the national impact of the repeal of DACA along with more information and links related to DACA, Dreamers, and ICE. Click here to review the full post.
Entrada Protest Results in Completely Unnecessary Arrests. This post included photos and detailed description of the protest held on Friday, the police actions and the entirely unnecessary arrests that were made. Click here to review the full post.
Entrada Organizer Charged with Felony & Rev. Barber Speaking to Rural White America. This post described the status of those arrested and ongoing dialog with the Mayor seeking to accelerate their release. Click here to review the full post.
Video Appears to Exonerate Jennifer Marley
Please examine this video closely, especially beginning about one minute in when Jennifer Marley walks in front of police carrying two signs. Seconds later she is grabbed by officers and arrested. There is about 1 or 2 seconds where she disappears form the video but the rest of the time it is very clear that she is carrying the signs as part of her protest not as a weapon. It is conceivable that her sign brushed an officer during those 1-2 seconds, but it seems abundantly clear that no violence was intended. Charges must be dropped.
Wow. That video makes it pretty clear that with regard to free speech we are living in the City Indifferent and the police should be ashamed. I am ashamed of how they behaved and I don’t think I will ever be able to view the Santa Fe Police in quite the same way.