[Sfbay-news] SF Bay Area IMC: News for April 29, 2005
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WEEKLY INDYMEDIA UPDATE, APRIL 29, 2005
Current featured news for the week of Friday, April 29:
VICTORY FOR FOREST ACTIVISTS IN PEPPER SPRAY TRIAL
The jury has returned a unanimous verdict for the activists/plaintiffs, finding the County of Humboldt and City of Eureka liable for excessive force used by Humboldt County Sheriff's Deputies and Eureka Police Officers when they applied pepper spray directly to the eyes of the eight nonviolent forest defense protesters in three incidents in 1997.
STREETLEVEL TV SCREENS AT ATA ON MAYDAY
May Day, May Day, May Day! In an age where even the Democrats are pulling out all the stops to create new MTV-like "fadical" broadcast networks, truly independent media is still struggling to keep the attention focused on the real issues. Come join SLTV for a night of some truly grassroots community media.
CRITICAL MASS RADIO NETWORK: FRIDAY APRIL 29
Friday, April 29th from noon to midnight, tune in to the ninth monthly coordinated broadcast by the Critical Mass Radio Network. This month's theme will be May Day. San Francisco's own Enemy Combatant Radio will be on from 8 to 9 p.m. Pacific time. Listen to seven other community radio stations from across the country at other times, and tune in to future broadcasts as the network expands
across international borders.
STUDENTS AT CSUF STARVE FOR CIVIL LIBERTIES
tudents at CSU-Fresno started a 48 hour fast on Wednesday because they say their civil liberties have been violated. The students are concerned because undercover law enforcement officers were used to monitor an event the group held on campus and they believe the administration is lying about it.
ZIZEK! SNEAK PREVIEW AT THE ROXIE
Zizek told the audience why he was a philosopher. He does not want to explain and account for the unaccountable, and instead wants to "render strange something we accept as given." Seeing things in a new way to "help us get a small shift of perspective to see the unexpected, implicit consequences" of thought and actions.
MILITARY RECRUITERS PROTESTED IN EUREKA
Military recruiters locked themselves in their offices, as anti-recruitment protesters rallied in front of their office in Eureka, California. One young recruit was handed literature on the dangers of being exposed to depleted uranium and information on how to become a conscientious objector.
PROTESTS IN SF AGAINST IMPEACHMENT OF MEXICO CITYS MAYOR
Over one hundred people braved uncertain weather in San Francisco on Sunday, April 24th in solidarity with the worldwide demonstrations in support of Mexico City's embattled mayor, Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
FEDS TARGET BAY AREA ACTIVISTS
Federal agents have recently been targeting Animal Rights activists in the Bay Area arresting one, following and detaining others, raiding two homes, and posting a new bulletin for a "wanted" suspect.
FELONY DROPPED AGAINST OLD GROWTH TREESITTER
Felony charges will not be pressed against treesitter Ramsey Noah Gifford, who has faced bogus charges of assault with a deadly weapon for nearly two years after an April 2003 tree-top altercation with Maxxam/Pacific Lumber climbers who had been hired to eject protestors in order to clear-cut old-growth redwood forest.
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