Posted by copwatch | Sun, 10/20/2013 - 3:25pm story
Posted by copwatch | Tue, 10/15/2013 - 8:07pm event
Posted by copwatch | Mon, 10/14/2013 - 2:16am story
Posted by copwatch | Mon, 08/12/2013 - 6:39pm event
Solidarity Event with CA Prisoner Hunger Strike Every Thursday on Arcata Plaza, "5PM FOR THE 5 DEMANDS!"
In Solidarity with the current California Prisoner Hunger Strike which resumed on July 8, 2013, Peoples' Action for Rights and Community and Redwood Curtain CopWatch invites you to visit the weekly informational demonstration on the Arcata Plaza, “5PM for the 5 Demands.”
Posted by copwatch | Wed, 12/05/2012 - 10:40am event
Posted by copwatch | Fri, 08/03/2012 - 9:40pm event
Listen to Radical Rap on the 34th Anniversary of the August 8, 1978 police attack on the MOVE house in Philadelphia. August 8th is also the day before Cotton Day, the anniversary of the fatal police beating of Martin Cotton in Eureka CA.
Posted by copwatch | Fri, 08/03/2012 - 8:03pm story
Please join together for COTTON DAY, Thursday August 9th
Street music (acoustic) CONCERT at 4:00 pm
Clarke Plaza 3rd and E Sts, Eureka
Bring your own chair. Bring a sign.
Remember Martin Cotton. Resist the Injustice... which continues....
Posted by copwatch | Wed, 02/15/2012 - 7:30pm event
Posted by copwatch | Mon, 09/26/2011 - 9:23pm story
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEPTEMBER 26, 2011
Eureka Officers Viciously Beat Martin and Left Him to Die in Jail Cell
Eureka, CA: A jury delivered a resounding victory for plaintiffs in a police misconduct civil rights case by awarding the total sum of $4,575,000 against the City of Eureka and Eureka police officers Adam Laird, Justin Winkle, and Gary Whitmer for the death of Martin Cotton II. Punitive damages were assessed against the three officers. Mr. Cotton, a 26 year-old man living on the streets died of blunt force head trauma. The plaintiffs, represented by attorneys Dale K. Galipo and Vicki I. Sarmiento of Los Angeles County, were Mr. Cotton's 5 year-old daughter and his father. The jury found that Officers Laird and Winkle used excessive force, and that all three officers failed to provide medical care.
Posted by copwatch | Mon, 03/05/2012 - 12:55pm story
Posted by copwatch | Sat, 09/24/2011 - 7:24pm story
Martin Cotton Family Awarded Over $4.5 Million in Trial Against Eureka Police (VIDEO included)
The resounding jury decision could not have happened without the years of dedication by Redwood Curtain CopWatch; the courage, strength, and graciousness of Marty Cotton Sr.; the critical solidarity and organizing of the Oscar Grant Committee; the generosity of a few righteous Oakland attorneys; the networking and sharing of resources by Berkeley CopWatch; the bravery of the civilian witnesses to tell the truth; and the sharp, brilliant, hard work from the Cottons' attorneys, Vicki I. Sarmiento and Dale K. Galipo.
Posted by copwatch | Wed, 10/19/2011 - 11:41pm story
Please join Redwood Curtain CopWatch on Saturday, Oct 22nd in front of the Humboldt Courthouse/Jail in Eureka for a Know Your Rights workshop!!
Gather and March from Highland Park on Sunday, October 23rd in Memory of Christopher Burgess and in Protest of Police Violence!
Posted by copwatch | Fri, 09/30/2011 - 4:42pm event
California prisoners are on hunger strike again! The hunger strike that started on July 1 of this year in support of 5 demands, has been resumed by thousands of prisoners at Pelican Bay, Calipatria, CCI Tehachapi, Centinela, Corcoran, Chuckawalla Valley State Prison, Ironwood State Prison, Salinas Valley State Prison.
The prisoners say that the California Department of Corrections has retaliated against prisoners for participating in the strike and made only nominal policy changes in response to the strike. Prisoners say it is necessary to continue to put pressure on the CDCR to meaningfully change long-term solitary confinement policies and practices. Up to date information can be found at http://prisonerhungerstrikesolidarity.wordpress.com/.
Posted by copwatch | Thu, 09/29/2011 - 11:29pm event
October 5th: in Sacramento
12pm to 2pm
1515 S St.
More info call: 415-238-1801
Support the Prisoner Hunger Strike! Support the Five Demands!
All out to Sacramento!
In SOLIDARITY, a group of us will be leaving Eureka on Tuesday night (10/4) to participate in the Oct.5th demo. We'll stay the night in Oakland and rideshare with Bay Area folks to Sacramento on Wednesday morning! We will return to Eureka on Wednesday night (10/5).
If you want to go, please contact Redwood Curtain CopWatch at 707.633.4493 or email email@example.com.
Find updates on the hunger strike at
Posted by copwatch | Sat, 09/24/2011 - 12:09am story
The Morning Mix with JR - September 21, 2011 at 8:00am
Martin Cotton Trial Interview begins at 39:23 minutes
Posted by copwatch | Fri, 07/08/2011 - 12:00am event
Please join us Tuesday August 9th, 2011 in Remembrance of Martin Cotton and in Resistance to the injustice system that took his life.
Martin Cotton won't be forgotten! Stop Police Brutality
---1:00pm RALLY in front of the Courthouse in Eureka
and Walk to the Boardwalk for peaceful REMEMBRANCE of Martin
We have plenty of signs, some from past demonstrations and a bunch from folks in the Bay area- sent in support of Justice for Martin Cotton!
Then, later on...
---6:00pm "Tell It Like It Is!” Open Mic: Survival Stories about Police Violence
at Synapsis 47 W 3rd Street, Eureka
light dinner and refreshments
music, poetry, spoken word, any way you want to express your experience, or just be there!
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP OUT ON COTTON DAY or organize in the near future for public presence at the civil rights trial set to begin in September against the City of Eureka and County of Humboldt, , please contact us. 707.633.4493 firstname.lastname@example.org
Click the link below to hear a song for Martin Cotton by Two Smooth Stones.
Posted by copwatch | Mon, 07/04/2011 - 1:37am event
TRIAL BEGAN SEPTEMBER 12, 2011 at 8:30am
[RALLY at 7:30am on 12th, first day of trial]
Trial Wed (9/14), Thurs (9/15), Friday (9/16), Wed (9/21), Thurs (9/22)
Must have U.S. ID or Passport to go in
Posted by copwatch | Tue, 06/28/2011 - 4:28pm event
Prisoners in the Security Housing Unit (SHU) at Pelican Bay State Prison (Crescent City, California) will begin an indefinite hunger strike July 1, 2011 to protest the cruel and inhumane conditions of their imprisonment.
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
has been found guilty of constitutional rights violations by federal courts, and its practice of long-term isolation, particularly at Pelican Bay, has been identified by human rights monitors as constituting a form of psychological torture.
The lives of the prisoners who say they are going to participate in the strike are at great risk.
Posted by copwatch | Mon, 06/27/2011 - 12:00am story
California Prisoner Hunger Strike Starts July 1st!
Posted by copwatch | Fri, 05/13/2011 - 11:45pm story
Posted by copwatchadmin | Sat, 05/07/2011 - 12:24pm event
Never forget 1985! Now is the time to free the MOVE 9!
Friday May 13 at 8pm, watch “August 8, 1978” to understand the unjust incarceration of the MOVE 9 and how the battle for their release lead to the bombing of MOVE in 1985.
Screening at Peoples Action for Rights and Community (PARC) located in the alley on Qst between 2nd and 3rd, just North of Eureka Library, look for the signs on the car port.
FREE Snacks and Drinks provided. For more info call PARC at (707) 442-7465
Posted by copwatch | Tue, 04/12/2011 - 9:00pm event
Mass RALLY at CalTrans In Opposition to the Road Widening Through Richardson Grove!
Richardson Grove Action Now announces and invites all to the Second Mass RALLY at CalTrans in Opposition to the Road Widening Through Richardson Grove!
April 18, 2011, according to CalTrans, is the date when the highway expansion plan through Richardson Grove State Park will be advertised for subcontractor bids.
Posted by copwatch | Thu, 03/17/2011 - 12:34pm story
" Joining This National Resurgence!"
Sat. 1:00 Mar. 19
Ending Obsessive Wars
of Exploitation and Ruin!
'On The Waterfront'
End of F. St, Eureka, Ca.
Posted by copwatch | Thu, 03/17/2011 - 12:35am event
We are pleased to announce that Bar None will be hosting an art show/benefit at Kyoto's Japanese Restaurant (320 F St. in Eureka) on Saturday April 2nd during Arts Alive! from 5-9 pm.
There will be sushi, wine, music, raffles, and artwork from "inside."
Posted by copwatch | Thu, 03/17/2011 - 12:19am event
CALTRANS is preparing to widen Hwy 101 thruRICHARDSON GROVE STATE PARK for increased industrial trucking & militarization. We will stop them!
CalTrans' plan threatens our rural lives and involves cutting & crushing ancient redwoods' roots, cutting 56 trees in the state park, & possibly changing old-growth forest on private property into road bed.