Sunday, June 17, 2007

Activists Protest Against Immigration Arrests

Yesterday at the Arcata Oyster Festival, local activists protested against recent arrests of undocumented people in Humboldt County. The protesters performed skits, passed out flyers and held signs. The criminalization of homelessness was also being protested.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Veterans Attend North Coast Stand Down

Over the weekend, veterans from Humboldt and Del Norte Counties gathered at the fairgrounds in Ferndale for the Second Annual North Coast Stand Down. There was a lot of free services, food and music for veterans and their families. Army surplus gear was given away to homeless vets. According to the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs, one out of every three homeless adult males is a veteran and on any given night, more than 500,000 veterans are homeless.