[scimc-news] Santa Cruz Indymedia Update For Saturday May 23rd 2009
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Santa Cruz Indymedia Update For Saturday May 23rd 2009
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* Motion Filed to Dismiss Indictment of the AETA 4
* Street Actions to Follow May 26th Court Ruling on Prop 8
* "500 Years of Chicano History" Film & Presentation with Betita Martinez
* Rock n' Roll on the Knoll Benefit Concert Canceled by UC Administration
* Metro Trespass Trial: Santa Cruz v. Robert Norse
May 24th 12:00 PM: may mashrz adventure race alleycat
May 25th 11:00 AM: Silent Memorial Peace Walk
May 26th 12:00 PM: Student of Color Collective RALLY
May 28th 7:00 PM: Animals and Research
June 3rd 7:00 PM: Wells Fargo Campaign Organizing
June 8th 9:30 AM: AETA4 Court Solidarity
More Events On Santa Cruz Indymedia's Calendar:
Motion Filed to Dismiss Indictment of the AETA 4
On May 21st, the Center for Constitutional Rights and the Civil Liberties Defense Center joined in a defense attorneysâ motion in the San Jose district court to dismiss U.S.A. v. Buddenberg, a federal prosecution of four animal rights activists in California for alleged conspiracy to commit animal enterprise terrorism. The four have been charged with First Amendment protected activities such as protesting, chalking the sidewalk, chanting and leafleting. The motion asks the Court to strike down the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA) as unconstitutional.
Street Actions to Follow May 26th Court Ruling on Prop 8
Anticipating the California Supreme Court's announcement of a decision regarding the validity of Proposition 8 on Tuesday, May 26th, LGBT activists are planning actions throughout the Bay Area, Central Valley, and around the nation. They are readying for street celebrations if the court rejects Proposition 8, and gives same-sex couples the same marriage rights that heterosexual couples enjoy. Calls to action are spreading for protests, including civil disobedience if the court upholds the proposition, even if existing same-sex marriages remain valid.
"500 Years of Chicano History" Film & Presentation with Betita Martinez
On Saturday, June 6th at 6pm at Santa Cruz Barrios Unidos, author, elder and activist Betita Martinez presents the film made as a companion to her book, "500 Years of Chicano History: Viva la Causa." The film is an introduction to Chican@ history from the point of view of the people who lived it. This film is sympathetic to the issues of oppressed peoples, without flinching for the difficulties facing âel Movimientoâ including class, sexism, interracial unity, and homophobia.
Rock n' Roll on the Knoll Benefit Concert Canceled by UC Administration
The Rock n' Roll On the Knoll Benefit Concert scheduled to occur on the UC Santa Cruz campus on Sunday, May 17th has been canceled. This was announced with very short notice on the afternoon of May 14th. Apparently, UCSC had to export some of it's police force to a graduation ceremony at UC Merced where Mrs. Obama was speaking.
Metro Trespass Trial: Santa Cruz v. Robert Norse
Robert Norse writes: "Over six months ago on Sunday, November 2nd, 2008, I was approached by a Metro security guard at the Metro Transit Center in downtown Santa Cruz. I was interviewing two homeless men for Free Radio Santa Cruz. The guard insisted I leave. I declined to do so. He called the police."
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