[Sfbay-news] Indybay Weekly Update For Thursday January 11th 2007
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Indybay Weekly Update For Thursday January 11th 2007
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* UC Santa Cruz Administration Sabotages Student-Run Career Event
* Emergency Protests Against Planned Troop Escalation
* Charges Dropped Against Gabe Meyers
* Protests As Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian Visits SF
* Berkeley curbside recyclers win IWW contract fight
* Many Reported Killed In U.S. Air Strikes on Somalia
* January 12th Immigrant Rights Protest at SF Federal Building
* Free Skool Radio News: Winter 2006
* Letter to a Young Marine, Days before His Deployment to Iraq
* Area Veterans, Religious Leaders Tell Rep. Matsui and Congress to Stop Iraq War Funding
January 11th 12:00 PM: SF: Emergency Rally to Stop Iraq Escalation by Move-On.org (Protest)
January 11th 3:00 PM: SF: No to Escalation! Press Conference and Rally (Other)
January 11th 4:00 PM: Benicia : 200th Thursday Anti-Iraq War Vigil (Vigil/Ritual)
January 11th 4:00 PM: Sacramento: Stop the Escalation and Funding of the War! (Protest)
January 11th 4:30 PM: Palo Alto: Emergency Protest Against Planned Troop Escalation (Protest)
January 11th 4:30 PM: San Jose: Protest The Iraq War and The Impending Troop Buildup (Vigil/Ritual)
January 11th 5:00 PM: Petaluma: Emergency Anti-War Rally (Protest)
January 11th 5:00 PM: SF: Emergency Protest Of Bushâs Plan To Escalte Iraq War (Protest)
January 11th 5:00 PM: San Rafael: No Escalation! (Protest)
January 11th 5:00 PM: Downtown Sacramento Candlight Vigil - "Shut Guantanamo Down" (Protest)
January 11th 6:00 PM: Mountain View: No Escalation! (Other)
January 11th 6:00 PM: Light up the Crosses of Lafayette Vigil (Vigil/Ritual)
January 12th 12:00 PM: Berkeley Women in Black weekly vigil (Protest)
January 12th 3:00 PM: Protest at Congresswoman Doris Matsui's home! (Other)
January 12th 4:00 PM: Stop Immigration Raids Now! (Other)
January 13th 8:00 AM: HANDS AROUND THE LAKE -- Celebrating Oakland's Multicultural Diversity (Party/Street Party)
January 14th 10:30 AM: Join Alcatraz Ferry Workers As We Rally and March For Justice! (Protest)
January 14th 12:00 PM: Lunardi's Abuse Demo at Danville Store (Protest)
More Events On Indybay's Calendar:
UC Santa Cruz Administration Sabotages Student-Run Career Event
Students Angered by Administrative Dishonesty, Foul Play
01/10/07 - education | santacruz
After months of wrangling with UC Santa Cruz administration, students who were planning an Ethical Career Opportunities ("ECO-7") career event for January 25th have been forced to cancel the program after the administration blocked access to the groupâs website for a crucial period of time. The website, removed without warning, was the primary organizing tool of the event, which would have provided much-needed job opportunities for conscientious students.
Emergency Protests Against Planned Troop Escalation
Protests Planned For Bush's Troop Surge In Iraq
01/09/07 - antiwar
On January 10th, George Bush gave a "major policy address" announcing an increase in US troop levels in Iraq. On Thursday January 11th anti-war protests are planned across the country. In Palo Alto, community members will gather at El Camino Real and Embarcadero Road, to protest against "this amplification of an outrageous and illegal failed war that has already resulted in the deaths of over three thousand U.S. troops as well as hundreds of thousands of Iraqis". In San Francisco, there will be an anti-war march starting at 5pm at Powell and Market Streets. Many other anti-war events are planned around the Bay Area, including protests in Oakland, Berkeley, Alameda, El Cerrito, Mountain View, San Jose, Petaluma, San Rafael, and Benicia.
Charges Dropped Against Gabe Meyers
No Trial for Gabe Meyers
01/09/07 - globalization
On January 8th, Gabriel Meyers walked out of court victorious when all charges from his arrest at a 2005 anti-G8 demonstration were formally dismissed by a superior court judge. Meyers was in the final stages of jury selection when the decision to drop the charges was made. He had been awaiting trial for 15 months and had made some 40 court appearances in that time period.
Protests As Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian Visits SF
Chen Shui-bian stopover in San Francisco stirs conflict
01/09/07 - international
On January 8th, Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian arrived in San Francisco. Many from the American Chinese community turned out in front of the St. Regis Hotel to greet Chen's motorcade. The turnout of Chen loyalists and opponents appeared equally divided. Supporters wore the green of Chen's DPP political party; opponents the traditional Chinese red. His opponents, composed of Taiwanese and mainland immigrants who wish to see the eventual reunification of Taiwan with the mainland drew the most attention from passerbys and the Chinese media with their cries denouncing Chen. They were especially critical of the corruption charges that Chen has been able to narrowly elude to date.
Berkeley curbside recyclers win IWW contract fight
Berkeley curbside recyclers win contract fight
01/09/07 - labor
IWW Curbside Recyclers at the Berkeley Ecology Center won a small, but important victory Friday, January 5 by refusing to let management violate their IWW union contract.
Many Reported Killed In U.S. Air Strikes on Somalia
US Somali air strikes kill many
01/09/07 - international
On January 7th, the US launched a pair of air strikes on Somalia. The strikes come just weeks after U.S.-backed Ethiopian forces invaded Somalia and overthrew the Union of Islamic Courts. The attack is the first overt U.S. military action in Somalia since American troops departed the country in 1993 following the infamous "Black Hawk Down" episode. Reports have also emerged that suggest U.S. Special Forces and CIA paramilitary teams are now directly embedded with Ethiopian forces in Somalia.
January 12th Immigrant Rights Protest at SF Federal Building
Barrio Unido for an Unconditional Amnesty Protest
01/08/07 - immigrant
On Friday, January 12th, there will be a picket line at the Federal Building in San Francisco (450 Golden Gate) from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. Protesters will demand: an end to the immigration raids now; freedom for all detained workers; the return of jobs to all those detained; the right for all undocumented immigrants to unionize; and "a General and Unconditional Amnesty for all!"
Free Skool Radio News: Winter 2006
Learning Without the Bureaucracy of Forms and Finances
01/08/07 - education | arts | santacruz
The student reporters of Radio Journalism 101 present, Free Skool Radio News, a collection of reports, interviews and sounds from just a handful of the dozens of classes and workshops offered through Free Skool Santa Cruz. We'll hear about the Santa Cruz Trash Orchestra, Improv Contact Dance, Spanish Conversation, Tray Boarding, the Punk Sewing Circle and more. This program is the final project of Radio Journalism 101, Free Skool class on the basics of broadcast news production, facilitated by V-Man.
Letter to a Young Marine, Days before His Deployment to Iraq
"What if they gave a war and nobody came"
01/07/07 - antiwar | santacruz
Peter Laufer writes, "This is an open letter I wrote to the son of one of my best friends after I heard he was being deployed to the Iraq War. As the author of Mission Rejected: U.S. Soldiers Who Say No to Iraq, I felt obligated to make sure he knew his alternatives and to do all I could to dissuade him from boarding the outbound plane. I failed, but perhaps publishing the letter may influence others."
Area Veterans, Religious Leaders Tell Rep. Matsui and Congress to Stop Iraq War Funding
Sacramento Coalition to End the War held Press Conference at Sacramento Federal Courthouse
01/06/07 - antiwar | centralvalley
At a news conference in front of the Federal Courthouse in Sacramento on January 4, members of the Sacramento Coalition to End the War launched a campaign to pressure Representative Doris Matsui and Congress to stop funding the Iraq occupation.
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