[Sfbay-news] Indybay Weekly Update For Friday July 6th 2007
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Indybay Weekly Update For Friday July 6th 2007
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* Fast Brings Attention To Undocumented Students
* LaborFest 2007: Cultural, Film, and Arts Festival to Celebrate Working People
* Waste Management, Inc. has locked out Teamsters and Machinists
* Activists gather in Atlanta for U.S. Social Forum
* Medea Benjamin Gets Pied At US Social Forum
* "Sicko" Draws Attention To Problems With The US Health-Care System
* Itâs Our Healthcare!
* July 1st Night of Solidarity with the San Francisco 8
* The Yes Men's Vivoleum.com Forced Offline
* San Jose Newspaper Workers Protest Layoffs
* July 13th-15th in Oakland: National Copwatch Conference 2007
* Peace Advocates Arrested At Capitola Peace Demonstration
July 6th 12:00 PM: Berkeley Women in Black weekly vigil (Protest)
July 6th 5:45 PM: Critical Mass in Oakland! (Critical Mass)
July 6th 6:00 PM: Cuba Caravanista Sendoff (Other)
July 6th 7:30 PM: International Working Class Film Festival (Screening)
July 6th 7:30 PM: Revolutionary Tea Party (Concert/Show)
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Fast Brings Attention To Undocumented Students
Student Fast for DREAM Act starts in San Francisco
07/05/07 - education | california | immigrant
Students and youth are participating in a week-long fast aimed at urging the California congressional delegation to move forward immigration reform that includes legal residency and a path to citizenship for hundreds of thousands of undocumented youth. On July 5th, students and supporters held a rally at Senator Dianne Feinstein's office and then marched back to Civic Center Plaza to greet approximately two dozen students who came from all over California to join the fast.
LaborFest 2007: Cultural, Film, and Arts Festival to Celebrate Working People
Film Screenings, Historical Bike Tour, and More to Commemorate SF General Strike
7/05/07 labor | sf
LaborFest 2007 will take place in cities around the Bay Area from July 5th through July 31st. LaborFest celebrates the history and culture of working people in an annual labor cultural, film, and arts festival. It begins every year on July 5th, which is the anniversary of the 1934 âBloody Thursdayâ event, when two San Francisco maritime workers were killed by a police attack on strikers and their supporters, leading to a general strike that shut San Francisco down.
Waste Management, Inc. has locked out Teamsters and Machinists
Waste Management Picketing & Worker Support Appeal
07/03/07 - labor
On July 2nd, Waste Management locked out 500 members of Teamsters Local 70 in Alameda County. The lowest-paid employees, the recycling, clerical and landfill workers in ILWU 6, will not qualify for unemployment and are not eligible for strike fund benefits. Under their current contract, they earn $11-14 an hour. The Central Labor Council of Alameda County is asking everyone to honor the picket lines and support the workers by joining picket lines Thursday and Friday.
Activists gather in Atlanta for U.S. Social Forum
First U.S. Social Forum Takes Place in Atlanta This Week
06/29/07 - globalization | us
The first ever United States Social Forum opened on Wednesday, June 27 with a march of thousands through downtown Atlanta protesting a proposal to privatize Atlanta's only public hospital. Trade unionists, peace activists, community organizers, students and others are converging on Atlanta this week to march, rally and develop strategies in their fight against the ultra-right. An Indymedia Caucus is scheduled for Saturday at 5pm.
Medea Benjamin Gets Pied At US Social Forum
Bakers without Borders Serve Dessert at USSF
07/01/07 - globalization | arts | us
On June 30th, Bakers without Borders and Co-optation Watch pied Medea Benjamin at the US Social Forum. Bakers without Borders and Co-optation Watch state that they took action "to demand accountability from a self-appointed "spokesperson" whose actions further the commodification of resistance and sabotage our movement's sustainability and credibility. This person's actions benefit the NGO Industrial Complex at the expense of real democracy and solidarity."
"Sicko" Draws Attention To Problems With The US Health-Care System
Michael Moore's "Sicko" Opens
07/01/07 - poverty | arts
Michael Moore's movie "Sicko" opened Friday June 29th at movie theaters around the US. The movie focuses on the problems in the US health-care system. It highlights several countries that do not have these same problems since their health systems are not based around the profit motives of insurance companies, hospitals and pharmaceutical companies. On opening night, raging Grannies, doctors, nurses, and patients engaged theater-goers at the Century 16 in Mountain View California, passing out over 1,000 leaflets and collecting postcards that demanded a single payer health care system for California.
Itâs Our Healthcare!
The Road To Reform tour
06/27/07 - poverty | centralvalley
The It's Our Healthcare campaign rolled into Fresno, with about 200 people rallying at City Hall. Speakers at the rally included Art Pulaski, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the California Labor Federation, who said "healthcare is a fundamental need, yet health insurance has become a luxury in California. Three-quarters of the more than six million Californians that go without health insurance every year are from working families."
July 1st Night of Solidarity with the San Francisco 8
Bail Hearings for SF 8 Delayed Until August Due to Judge's Vacation
06/30/07 - police
A night of solidarity with the San Francisco 8 was held on Sunday, July 1st at the Women's Building in San Francisco. The event began at 6:30pm, and included a talk and Q&A session by activist and writer Derrick Jensen, and a case update from SF8 committee member and longtime activist Penny Schoner. The next court date for the San Francisco 8 will be on Monday, August 6th at 9am in the San Francisco Courthouse (850 Bryant St.). Judge Moscone's vacation is seen as a major delay in attempting to set an attainable bail for some of these men.
The Yes Men's Vivoleum.com Forced Offline
Internet Service Provider Shuts Down Exxon Spoof Website
06/29/07 - indymedia
On June 15th, one day after the Yes Men made a joke announcement in Calgary at Canada's largest oil conference that ExxonMobil plans to turn billions of climate-change victims into a brand-new fuel called Vivoleum, the Yes Men's upstream internet service provider shut down Vivoleum.com, the Yes Men's spoof website, and cut off the Yes Men's email service, in reaction to a complaint whose source they will not identify. The provider, Broadview Networks, also made the Yes Men remove all mention of Exxon from TheYesMen.org before they'd restore the Yes Men's email service.
San Jose Newspaper Workers Protest Layoffs
Layoffs at the San Jose Mercury News and Santa Cruz Sentinel
06/28/07 - labor | southbay
Faced with imminent layoffs and managementâs attempts to eliminate unions, workers from the Northern California Media Workers Union held a picket and press conference in front of the offices of the San Jose Mercury News on Tuesday, June 26th.
July 13th-15th in Oakland: National Copwatch Conference 2007
1st National Copwatch Conference 2007
06/27/07 - police
Copwatch will hold its first National Conference from July 13th through 15th at Laney College in Oakland. The conference will be a "weekend of networking, workshops, film showings, and discussions in support of direct observation of police as part of a strategy for stopping police brutality." The Opening Program and registration will take place on Friday night at 7:30 in the Forum Building at Laney College, with speakers including Berkeley Copwatch Founder Andrea Prichett, Former Black Panther Party Member Big Man Howard, Josh Wolf, and introductions to Copwatch chapters from around the country.
Peace Advocates Arrested At Capitola Peace Demonstration
Raging Grannies and Teenage Boy Arrested at Capitola Military Recruitersâ Office
06/27/07 - antiwar | santacruz
Peace advocates gathered on 41st Avenue in Capitola on June 26th to protest the ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan; the recent troop surge, which has resulted in greater casualties, not fewer; and the recruitment of at-risk youth by military recruiters, many of whom use lies and manipulation in order to get people to sign up. Ten people engaged in nonviolent civil disobedience and were arrested by Capitola Police when they stayed in front of the Army recruiting office door when asked to disperse.
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