[Sfbay-news] Indybay Weekly News Update For Thursday August 31st 2006

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Indybay Weekly News Update For Thursday August 31st 2006
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* Upcoming Events
* Labor Day Protest to Defend Labor Programming At KFPA
* Oaxaca Closed in Solidarity with APPO
* Youth Say, Stop the Violence on the Borders and in the Streets
* One year after Hurricane Katrina:  Are Our Pets Safe?
* San Francisco Labor Day March to Focus on Local Struggles
* Local Protests to Be Held to Draw Attention to Struggles in Northern CA
* Afghanistan Updates
* Millionaires Make a Killing as Killings Continue
* Fault Lines #18 Includes Articles About Emeryville, Lebanon, Darfur, and More
* Women Under Age 18 Still Need Prescription for EC
* Sam Farr's Town Hall in Santa Cruz



UPCOMING EVENTS

August 31st  4:15 PM: March with Hotel Workers
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2006/08/29/18304453.php

September  1st 12:00 PM: Berkeley Women in Black weekly vigil
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2006/08/30/18304753.php

September  1st  6:30 PM: Support the IWW workers at Shattuck Cinemas
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2006/08/19/18298771.php

September  4th  9:00 AM: Oakland Labor Day MARCH for Immigrant Rights!
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2006/08/30/18304797.php

September  4th 10:00 AM: March for Immigrant, Worker and Community Justice
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2006/08/22/18299689.php

September  4th  1:00 PM: 9/4Picket At KPFA To Protest Banning Of Labor Programming Proposals
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2006/08/27/18301219.php

September  6th  5:00 PM: Weekly Wednesday Protest - Justice for Palestinians
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2006/08/27/18301076.php

September  6th  7:00 PM: Fault Lines open meeting
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2006/08/25/18300465.php

More Events On Indybay's Calendar: http://www.indybay.org/calendar/


Labor Day Protest to Defend Labor Programming At KFPA
08/29/06 - labor
On Labor Day, Monday September 4th, KPFA's Labor Collective will protest the station's banning of labor program proposals.  People will gather at 1pm outside of KPFA's studios, 1929 Martin Luther King Drive at University in Berkeley.  The Labor Collective says, "We call all supporters of 'Free Speech Radio' to join the picket line and speak out to protest the banning of labor programming proposals to KPFA."  
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2006/08/29/18304505.php


Oaxaca Closed in Solidarity with APPO
08/29/06 - americas
Santa Cruz IMC reporter Bradley wrote on August 29th: "Oaxaca City is almost entirely closed today... I am the only tourist staying at my hostel today... even the Zocalo is eerily quiet... The radio transmissions for Radio La Ley were cut-off sometime during the (early morning hours).  Radio La Ley, a corporate radio station owned by ... Clear Channel, was recently taken over in solidarity with Asamblea Popular del Pueblo de Oaxaca (APPO).  Approximately three radio stations are still in the hands of APPO and its supporters.  A "MegaMarcha" will be held on September 1st."
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2006/08/29/18304401.php


Youth Say, Stop the Violence on the Borders and in the Streets
08/28/06 - race | arts
Xicana Moratorium Day was celebrated on Sunday, August 27th in San Francisco’s Dolores Park. The yearly event commemorates the original Chicano Moratorium Day in Los Angeles in 1970, when 30,000 marched and police rioted, killing three people. Youth in an organization called Huaxtec now organize the commemorative event.  This year, around 1,500 people went to Dolores Park to enjoy hip-hop and roots Xicana music. The theme of the 2006 Xicana Moratorium was “Stop the Violence on the Borders and in the Streets.”   
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2006/08/28/18304253.php


One year after Hurricane Katrina:  Are Our Pets Safe?
08/27/06 - animalliberation
"Dark Water Rising:  The Truth About Hurricane Katrina Animal  Rescues" is a new documentary about animal rescues  in New Orleans.  The film spotlights the plight of more than 50,000  dogs and cats that were left behind in New Orleans, along with the efforts of a small group of rescuers from around the world.  Filmmaker Mike Shiley introduces the film and answers questions after each screening.  The film was shown on Monday, August 28th, 2006 at the Roxie Film Center in San Francisco.  It will also be screened at the San Rafael Film Center on Thursday, September 7th at 7:00pm.
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2006/08/27/18301222.php


San Francisco Labor Day March to Focus on Local Struggles
08/27/06 - sf
A March for Immigrant, Worker and Community Justice will be held on Labor Day, Monday, September 4th in San Francisco.  People will gather at 10am at Justin Herman Plaza at the Embarcadero, and at 11am they will march to Civic Center.  The day of action will focus on local struggles of immigrants, hotel workers, and those fighting displacement in Bay View-Hunters Point.
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2006/08/27/18301207.php


Local Protests to Be Held to Draw Attention to Struggles in Northern CA
08/27/06 - us | immigrant
Labor Day, September 4th, will be a National Day of Action for Immigrant Rights.  A March for Immigrant, Worker and Community Justice will be held in San Francisco.  People will gather at 10am at Justin Herman Plaza at the Embarcadero, and at 11am they will march to Civic Center.  This day of action will focus on local struggles of immigrants, hotel workers, and those fighting displacement in BayView - Hunters Point.  There will be a march for immigrant rights in Oakland, gathering at 9am for a march from E. 14th St./  International Blvd. and 98th Ave to the Federal Building for an 11:30 rally.  There will be a March for Legalization at the Fulton Mall in Frenso at 4pm on September 4th.  Actions are reportedly also planned for Oakland and San Jose, as well.
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2006/08/27/18301206.php


Afghanistan Updates
08/26/06 - afghanistan
July 2006 was officially the bloodiest month in Afghanistan since the US-led invasion of the country in November 2001. It is estimated that between January and August at least 1,700 people were killed in fighting across the country. The death toll was a result of operations by foreign troops—involving heavy air bombardment of villages mainly in the south—and attacks by insurgent guerrillas, armed drug barons and Taliban fighters.     In July, a British and Canadian-led NATO force officially took control of the south of Afghanistan.  The US-trained Afghan army is supposed to take over  security responsibilities from NATO, but according to the US general in charge of training the army, this will not be able to happen for at least three more years.          
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2006/08/26/18301011.php


Millionaires Make a Killing as Killings Continue
08/25/06 - centralvalley | government
Massive citizen mobilization is needed to respond to the limitations government has done to address social ills.  On Nov. 7 voters need to respond to the greed that drives the real reason behind the 'Maloof tax'. The 'Maloof tax' is a public subsidy to build a new basketball arena and an associated advisory referendum that will come before voters. The Maloof family owns Sacramento's Arco Arena, where the NBA Kings and WNBA Monarchs play. The Maloofs, of course, have the capital to build the new arena, but they want Sacramento County taxpayers to help them bear that cost.  
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2006/08/25/18300591.php


Fault Lines #18 Includes Articles About Emeryville, Lebanon, Darfur, and More
08/25/06 - indymedia
Fault Lines, the bi-monthly newsmagazine of the SF Bay Area Independent Media Center, has released  its 18th issue of radical political analysis and social commentary (PDF).  Free issues of Fault Lines are available at various locations throughout the Bay Area, with many articles online.  The Fault Lines page on  Indybay has details on how to get involved.  The next meeting will be on Wednesday, September 6th.  
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2006/08/25/18300580.php


Women Under Age 18 Still Need Prescription for EC
08/24/06 - womyn
On August 24th, the US Food and Drug Administration  (FDA) announced its decision to allow Plan B, the emergency contraceptive (EC) manufactured by Barr Pharmaceuticals, to be sold without prescription (over-the-counter) to women age 18 and older who show proof of age.  National women's organizations are calling this an "incomplete victory" because it does not include young women aged 17 and younger.  EC contains the same medication found in birth control pills, which have been used by millions of women for decades.
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2006/08/24/18300462.php


Sam Farr's Town Hall in Santa Cruz
08/24/06 - government | santacruz
Congressman, Sam Farr, held a “town hall” meeting on Monday in Santa Cruz at the Vet's Hall. It appeared that he showed up to rally his Democrat supporters, however, it was very clear that Farr was mostly at odds with the crowd in attendance. While attendees brought up a myriad of issues, the people's concern for the U.S. bombings and invasions of other countries overwhelmed the dialog. Farr did sign the Declaration of Peace, but did not offer other hopes to end U.S. driven war.    This meeting reminds us of the limited power our elected officials have to change policy which we are concerned about, such as ending U.S.-led war, such as in Iraq, and violent occupations, such as in Palestine and Haiti, or other issues such as higher education budgets and a violence-free and welcoming immigration policy. Is it the system that fails? Is it Farr that fails? What are we going to do? Read more
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2006/08/24/18300445.php


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