Posts by jason clatterbox

Wed. Sept. 17th at 8pm- Young Hearts Run Free (indie film from England)‏

Young Hearts Run Free
Independent film from England

Wednesday Sept. 17th at 8pm
donations appreciated (notaflof)

Friendship, First Loves, Rebellion! 
Young Hearts Run Free is a coming of age story about a teenager learning to value his community and appreciate collective action. 

1974:  during a violent miner's strike in a quiet Northern village a teenage artist falls for the new girl from London, but their  attempts to escape make him betray his family, community and best friends. 
With political protests and the working class suffering under a crumbling economy, the 1970s setting has parallels with today.  Young Hearts Run Free is an uplifting and soulful mix of 1970s styles, romance, teenage rebellion and gritty social realism.

Debut feature made on a micro-budget has grabbed national press attention (Total Film, The Guardian), won festival awards in Britain, USA and India and has been released in cinemas around the UK. Now being released in the USA

Screenings include Q&A with Writer-Director Andy Mark Simpson

Trailer at

Secret History Expedition Reportback Thurs. Sept. 11th at 7pm

People's History Expedition on Upper Mississippi:
                                           A Reportback

A Secret History of American River People from the deck of a traditional shantyboat

Santa Cruz artist Wes Modes, with help from Kai, Jeremiah and others, built a traditional shantyboat to float down American rivers to gather the lost stories of river people.  The crew just returned from the Mississippi where they spent part of the summer interviewing dozens of people who work and live on the river. The collection will serve as an archive for future scholars as well as be publicly-accessible online. When not on the river, the shantyboat itself serves as the project library and archive and will be temporarily sited at museums and galleries starting with the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History in November.

On Thursday September 11th 2014 Wes, Kai and Jeremiah will offer a reportback on the journey, with photos and video.

Secret History Expedition Reportback
Thursday September 11 at 7pm
SubRosa Community Space
703 Pacific Ave, Downtown Santa Cruz

In late July, after an epic cross-country journey, California artists Wes Modes and Kai launched the shantyboat on the Mississippi River starting in Minneapolis. Joined by Jeremiah for a portion of the journey, they floated for five weeks over several hundred river miles, stopping in big and little town to interview river people. The journey is detailed in the project website at

Secret History is an art and history journey to discover, present, and connect the lost narratives of working-class river communities from the deck of a recreated shantyboat. A few generations ago, communities of shantyboats, or rustic houseboats, lined the banks of the river in every river town in America. Now they are mostly gone and soon the stories will be lost as well. The project is an attempt to capture some of these stories.

And a reminder that on the previous Monday, Sept. 8th- "Sex & Relationships with Yum" 7:30-9:30pm

Yum is leading an event twice per month at SubRosa, entitled "Sex & Relationships with Yum."  2nd & 4th Mondays every month, 7:30 - 9:30 pm.  Call for info: 831-334-6876.  Free - donations to SubRosa encouraged.

Each meeting there will be a short presentation followed by question, answer & discussion. You will have the opportunity to ask questions anonymously if you prefer!

Topics covered will include:  Celibacy, Monogamy & Polyamory; Pleasure in Sex; Relationship Values; Acceptance; Passion; Love, Freedom & Aloneness; Consent; Communication; Jealousy & Compersion; The Sexual Matrix; The Wheel of Consent; Assertiveness & Receptivity…and anything related to our theme of Sex & Relationships that you're interested in!

Yum Van Vechten has spent the last 20 years studying, practicing and teaching about healthy sexuality and relationships.

Art Opening! Fri/ Open Mic! Thurs/ Sex & Relationships! Mon/ and more!‏

Friday September 5th, 6:30pm- Art Opening! with art by Imri Vasale & music with matt b & banjo at 7:30pmThough illustration is not my main passion or priority in life, it has allowed me to translate obsc…

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Support SubRosa Fundraiser!

Earlier in the summer we started had the goal of raising $2500 by the end of August.  Well, we have some ways to go toward that goal.  So far, $155 has been raised.  A new goal is for us to raise our monthly expenses...around $700 should cover that. us out if you can.  Go to our donation page at EverRibbon... 

Support SubRosa!

It's part of our mission to provide a community space outside the realm of commerce. Your donations help SubRosa to continue to fulfill this mission, as we have for the last 5 and a half years.

SubRosa also aims to be a vibrant social space.  Not only do we have our regular open hours, but the space hosts many different types of events such as, shows with local and out of town do-it-yourself bands, a variety of Free Skool Santa Cruz classes, Santa Cruz Guerilla Drive-In film screenings, an open mic, revolving art shows, and an eclectic array of other stuff...look through the website to see some of the history of past happenings at

Your can donate to our secure page at EverRibbon, which collects the money through WePay.  SubRosa is also fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)(3) non-profit, so your donation can be tax deductible.

And so you can donate HERE, and we thank-you for any financial assistance you can offer no matter how large or small.

Monday Aug. 25th "Sex & Relationships with Yum" 7:30-9:30pm (and every other Monday)

"Sex & Relationships with Yum"
Monday Aug. 25th, 7:30-9:30pm  

Yum will be leading an event twice per month here in Santa Cruz at SubRosa, entitled "Sex & Relationships with Yum."  2nd & 4th Mondays every month beginning Monday Aug 25, 2014, 7:30 - 9:30 pm.  Call for info: 831-334-6876.  Free - donations to SubRosa encouraged (notaflof).

Each meeting there will be a short presentation followed by question, answer & discussion. You will have the opportunity to ask questions anonymously if you prefer!

Topics covered will include:  Celibacy, Monogamy & Polyamory; Pleasure in Sex; Relationship Values; Acceptance; Passion; Love, Freedom & Aloneness; Consent; Communication; Jealousy & Compersion; The Sexual Matrix; The Wheel of Consent; Assertiveness & Receptivity…and anything related to our theme of Sex & Relationships that you're interested in!

Yum Van Vechten has spent the last 20 years studying, practicing and teaching about healthy sexuality and relationships. He has attended the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality in San Francisco and studied and trained under the following amazing teachers (alphabetical by first name):

Betty Dodson, Betty Martin, Byron Katie, Cacilda Jetha, Caroline Carrington, Celeste Hirschman, Charles Muir, Christopher Ryan, Cynthia Lamborne, Danielle Harel, David Deida, David Schnarch, Desiree Banzhaf, Dossie Easton, Eckhart Tolle, Francoise Ginsberg, Fred Burks, Gay Hendricks, Jack Morin, Joseph Kramer, Kamala Devi, Ken Wilber, Kenny Loggins, Janet W. Hardy, Mare Simon, Osho, Reid Mihalko, Robert Frey, Robyn Lynn, Shawn Roop, Susan Campbell and Yoah Wexler

Wed. A Show! & Thurs. Women, Trans, Queer Open Mic!

Wednesday August 20th: A Show!  With...

Hang the Old Year from PDX, on their Hooray for Anarchy! West Coast tour,

In the Winds from here, spells dreams and heartstrings by jessie james briar birdcall post abandon ship! banjo and voice,

Like a Tree our friend Fir's musical project. Their music is catchy, dreamy, a little haunting and undeniably moving

An evening to put into practice our desire for SubRosa to be a vibrant social space. So, bring yourself and your passion and your magic and...

7:30pm (bring $ for touring folk & notaflof)
More info at

Thursday August 21st: Women, Trans and Queer Open Mic!

Every 3rd Thursday of the month we reserve the stage for Women, Trans, and Queer folk though everyone is invited and encouraged to come enjoy the show. These Open Mics are always special.

Open mic is a space for you to share yourself in anyway that feels right to you. You can read a story, poem or journal entry that feels important to you. You can sing or play a song you are excited about. You can make other people act out weird or funny things you think of. You can ask questions you need help answering. You can rant about things that piss you off. And you can just come and soak it all up.  This is an open space, full of possibility for you to step into.

Donations directly benefit this community-supported space. Signups for performance at 7:30 fill up quickly. Bring your creativity and artistic inspiration.

SubRosa Bi-Monthly Open Mic
1st & 3rd Thursday 8-10pm (signups at 7:30)
$3-7 at the door. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Info & Reflection on police killing of Michael Brown & aftermath

Here are some articles and audio regarding the police killing of Michael Brown recently.  Police across this land, and across the world, kill and abuse people every day.  This occurs in a social context where race is often a factor as police serve to maintain an order that does not benefit most of us (and in fact I would argue that none of us actually benefit as this planet is being wrecked in such a way that all of life is threatened, not just human life).
And  beyond looking at these dynamics analytically, there is the emotional impact, where family members and friends grieve the loss of their loved ones, and sadness and anger are present.  These moments are times in which this every day reality for some has a spotlight shown for all of us to see and respond to, for deep questions, and for transformative action.

Of course, this killing by police is not an aberration, and racial tensions are still very evident in this country.  I want come together with others where we challenge these systemic imbalances.  There are also multiple ways in which we as individuals are positioned in this system, and I want to uproot those ways that are blockages from more fully connecting and relating to other people (and more) with whom I/we share this earth.

The Front Lines of Ferguson: The death of Michael Brown and 48 hours at the center of an American crisis in Ferguson, Missouri by Rembert Browne (Aug. 15th): This is a moving article from a person who went to Ferguson on Tuesday and experienced the complexities of being in the city as a black man in the aftermath of the police killing of Michael Brown.

from Free Radical Radio (Aug. 14th): Interview with Luca and Elsie, two anarchists from St. Louis who have been in and around the riots/revolt against the police murder of Michael Brown.  They discuss the lead up to the riot, the militarization of the police, the peace police/left/liberal/church/non-profit's attempt at containment, and much more.

Initial report back from Anarchist News (another perspective)

Police have also killed 4 people in Salinas this year. More at

Really Really Free Market- Saturday August 16th, noon-3pm

Saturday August 16th: Really Really Free Market! noon-3pm

No money. No trades. Everything is free.

This market is based on a gift-economy and thinks capitalism sucks. Bring food to share. Bring your special items that you don't use but can't throw away (ex. clothes, toys, art supplies, instruments, books and zines...your free box). Bring your special talents to offer people (ex. haircuts, message, reiki...). Come and take what you can use and say thanks! We will have folks to check in with as you arrive. First come first served, space may be limited. If you bring things, you are expected to take away whatever is left at the end of the market.

Finding frustration and fighting fear (from

Here is a post from the website and as this is happening locally and SubRosa is a community space where you can get informed about various happenings in Santa Cruz, I am including this post on the SubRosa website. Part of our intention for SubRosa is to create a vibrant community space, and for folks to support each other to also engage in the rest of the city in ways that create more space for empowered and authentic relationships with each other and the land on/with which we live.

At the end of this entry, there is an additional post from the SC11 website about how you can join with others to show your support for the remaining four folks that are still facing charges.  Let's show them that they are not alone and that the weight of the legal system won't crush us!

(Posted August 4th):  On August 27th the remaining SC11 defendants return to court as Judge Burdick hears evidence of DA Bob Lee’s financial connection to Wells Fargo and other arguments of bias against the DA’s office. We encourage signs and actions of support leading up to the 27th, and hope you will join us in court as the next phase of this drama unfolds.


The Santa Cruz 11 case is perhaps the only remaining large open case stemming from the Occupy movement. Almost three years after the original action the case is still without a set trial date and serious motions by Defense attorneys remain unaddressed. Questions that have plagued radical movements for decades sit with us as we wait.

What does justice look like? How do we create a healthier society through our actions? Do people care? Is this worth it?

Spending even a little bit of time in a courthouse you get a picture of how the State uses a myriad of tactics to find quick and profitable outcomes to cases. Behind many options are the questions “Do you really want to put in the energy to see this case through? Wouldn’t it just be easier to end it now?” Innocence and evidence end up meaning less than the toll it takes to fight your charges or the fear of the State’s threats.

Listening to the judgments and deals made with District Attorneys you also get a sense of how much weight money gets in this “justice” system. Often enough if people just pay the fine offered by the DA the details of the charges, what happened and why, lose meaning. One almost hears the sound of a cash register as person after person is ordered to pay and then passed on to probation.

In the SC11 case we can’t help feeling frustrated that things are still unresolved. If you have not been in the position of awaiting trial, it is often an extremely debilitating experience. How can one plan one’s life when at some unknown point in the possibly near future they might have a trial that takes up all their time for weeks? How can one plan one’s life when they don’t know if they will be in jail, up to their neck in fines, or tied to court dates that are imposed by other peoples’ schedules? The psychological effects of our judicial system have been proven to be traumatizing and this is speaking only of the internal affects. The pressure to take a deal and to get things over with builds as time goes, and the public tends to forget any sense of “innocent until proven guilty” putting the blame for the drawn out case on defendants. It takes courage in our political and criminal climate to fight charges.

Viewed in a certain light our society is pervasively motivated by fear. Fear of being wrong. Fear of difference. Fear of punishment. Fear of not belonging. Each interaction with law enforcement carries the threat of batons, tazers, guns, courts, jails, prison. It takes incredible integrity to remain true to oneself when faced with these threats. What would happen if we started giving each other space to stand without fear? What would happen if we could identify when we are afraid, communicate our vulnerability and from that place of connection seek resolution and actions that serve not just ourselves but differing communities? We hope that the Santa Cruz 11 case can be a source of inspiration and an opportunity to challenge ourselves to step out from behind our fear. We hope that it can be a part of us asking ourselves, does this makes sense? And if not, what can I do about it?

As most other Occupy cases are closed and as our County faces drought and other serious issues, the SC11 case just feels absurd. Hundred of thousands of taxpayer dollars have been spent by the City in efforts of saving face and making Wells Fargo some pocket change all the while keeping our community members in this place of waiting. The DA’s office has been unwilling to budge from the over $25,000 restitution amount even when their own police department estimates that over 150 people were involved in the occupation of 75 River. Is this about “right and wrong”? About money? Or about power? The relationship between money and power is clear in the courthouse and in City Hall with Wells Fargo as a perfect example of how prioritization is given to certain economic positions. Recently news of the bank’s policy of forging foreclosure documents has been made public and while court proceedings regarding those actions are underway Wells Fargo is still evicting people and profiting as the most successful bank in this country.

We who live in Santa Cruz are responsible for creating the culture we live in. We can remain strangers and potential criminals to each other, or we can live in good faith and see each other’s struggles as our own. We must make up our own minds about what makes sense, and listen to our own hearts about what feels right. May we live connected to the land we live on, to the people we live with and to ourselves and our truths.

Yours in commitment to the hard work,
Friends of the Santa Cruz 11

Join us on the 22nd as we Parade 

for the SC 11!

The best homage to Bakunin…

This is a post from the website which has some interesting content (its tagline reads The goal of is to provide a non-sectarian source for news about and of concern to anarchists). Note:  Please be careful when reading the comments as they range from insightful to depressing (or avoid them altogether).  And after the article I posted a very brief intro-bio and links for more information on Bakunin.

This article demonstrates the ridiculousness of state surveillance, and also how pervasive it is internationally (which is also a concern and issue to be smart about with one's practices).

The best homage to Bakunin for his bicentennial - 
Rio de Janeiro police register him as suspect to track and surveil

Posted on on Wed, 08/06/2014
 translated by waronsociety:

Note from El Libertario: Of everything that has been said and written about the Russian anarchist this year which marks two hundred years since his birth, we are quite certain that for him the most precious would be the involuntary homage paid by a surprising source: none other than the cops of Río de Janeiro, who included him recently in the dossier of subversive persons who must have a close eye kept on them.

A report on this particular matter–which we have translated from the Portuguese–appears in the following paragraphs. We suppose someone–not ourselves–will have to thank the repressive forces for such a valuable record on the surveillance of Mikhail Bakunin.

An Article published on Monday 7/28/14 in the Folha daily of S. Paulo includes a revelation curious to say the least: the legal summary of over 2,000 pages–elaborated by the Civil Police of Río de Janeiro in order to accuse 23 persons as responsible for the organization of violent actions in the recent street demonstrations–mentions the philosopher Mikhail Bakunin as a suspect. Dead since 1876, the Russian is considered one of the fathers of anarchism.

According to the document, Bakunin was cited by a demonstrator in a message intercepted by the police. From there he went on to be classified as a “possible suspect.” Professor Camila Jourdan, 34 years old, one of the persons under investigation, mentioned this episode in order to demonstrate the fragility of the accusation. “From what little I’ve read, I can say that this legal summary is a work of fantasy literature of the lowest quality,” she said.

This is not the first time that dead and very well-known intellectuals have been the target of “attention” by the Brazilian authorities. During the military dictatorship, Karl Marx was on one of the black lists of the Department of Public and Social Order (DOPS), one of the primary apparatuses of repression of political and social movements, which identified him as a “subversive.”

Jourdan spent 13 days imprisoned in the penitentiary complex of Bangú in western Río. Known for her academic excellence in the State University of Río de Janeiro (UERJ), where she coordinates the postgraduate program in philosophy, she says she is a victim of the devices of the investigative police. “There is a need to fabricate supposed leaders for these demonstrations. And who fits well the role of intellectual mentor? The university professor. It fits like a glove, you see?” she said.

To refute the “role of leadership” that the police assigns her, the professor draws from the theories of the French philosopher Michel Foucault: “Foucault says that intellectuals have discovered that the masses do not need them as interlocutors. I have no authority to speak about the oppression of any other person. The movement does not need me to fill that role.”
Originally published in Revista Forum 
Translated [to Spanish] by the editors of El Libertario.

(below is an excerpt from longer biographical entry about Bakunin from  "Mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin (Russian: Михаил Александрович Бакунин; IPA: [mʲɪxɐˈil ˌbaˈkunʲin]; 30 May [O.S. 18 May] 1814 – 1 July 1876) was a Russian revolutionary anarchist, and founder of collectivist anarchism. He is considered among the most influential figures of anarchism, and one of the principal founders of the "social anarchist" tradition.[1] Bakunin's enormous prestige as an activist made him one of the most famous ideologues in Europe, and he gained substantial influence among radicals throughout Russia and Europe."

More about Mikhail Bakunin is at (biography and writings) and (from wikipedia) and  (many writings from anarchist library) and (site dedicated to anarchist writers).