[Sfbay-news] Indybay Weekly Update For Thursday June 21st 2007
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Indybay Weekly Update For Thursday June 21st 2007
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* Upcoming Events
* 2007 SF Pride
* UCSC Rehires Fired Worker a Day After Protests
* Felton Community Resists Water Giant
* Fault Lines: Food, Shelter and Communication
* Visiting Iraqi trade union leaders reject U.S. occupation and new oil law
* LaborFest 2007: Cultural, Film, and Arts Festival to Celebrate Working People
* Sen. Migden Sponsors Bill to Relieve MMJ Dispensaries of Back Sales Taxes
* Hamas Seizes Full Control of Gaza. West Bank Controlled by Fatah
* Iraq on edge following second bombing of Al-Askariya mosque
* UCSC to Log 150 Acres of Trees for Expansion?
* The Hammer Comes Down
June 22nd 3:00 PM: Trans March (Other)
June 22nd 8:00 PM: Country Joe McDonald to Sing Woody Guthrie /benefit for the Oaks (Concert/Show)
June 23rd 11:00 AM: CopWatch Know Your Rights Training (Training)
June 23rd 12:00 PM: Anti-Occupation Vigil (Vigil/Ritual)
June 23rd 12:00 PM: 2. IDA to Protest Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Sat. 6/23 (Protest)
June 23rd 2:00 PM: Oak Grove Tree-Sit Summer Festival (Party/Street Party)
June 23rd 3:00 PM: San Francisco Dyke March: Healthcare for All (Party/Street Party)
June 23rd 8:00 PM: Life in Baghdad after the Occupation: Two documentaries about Iraqi Women (Screening)
June 24th 9:30 AM: March with Out4Immigration (Critical Mass)
June 24th 4:00 PM: The Human Battery Cage Visits Lunardi's San Jose Store (Protest)
June 26th 12:00 PM: Peace Rally and Vigil at Capitola Military Recruitment Center (Protest)
June 27th 7:00 PM: Tom Hayden talk on Ending the War in Iraq (Speaker)
June 27th 7:00 PM: HEAR VIETNAMESE AGENT ORANGE SURVIVORS & THEIR STRUGGLE FOR JUSTICE (Conference)
More Events On Indybay's Calendar:
2007 SF Pride
2007 Pride Weekend in San Francisco
06/21/07 - lgbtqi
San Francisco LGBT Pride Weekend will take place from June 22nd through 24th. The City's fourth annual Trans March takes place on Friday. The 15th annual San Francisco Dyke March will be held on Saturday and the main Pride march will be held Sunday.
UCSC Rehires Fired Worker a Day After Protests
Angela Ruiz Reinstated at Crown College
06/21/07 - labor | education | santacruz
A day after students and workers held a protest outside administrative offices, the University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC) rehired Crown custodian and AFSCME 3299 member Angela Ruiz. Ruiz was fired on April 9 for attending a union-sponsored protest against UC President Robert Dynes, even though she had received excellent evaluations and the protest was during her lunch hour. Angela's re-hiring marks the 3rd victory in the past month for activists at UCSC.
Felton Community Resists Water Giant
Residents Complain of Price Gouging and Poor Customer Service
06/21/07 - poverty | santacruz
The small community of Felton is going toe to toe with the nation's largest private water company, American Water, which bought Felton's water system in 2002. American Water serves some 18 million customers in 29 states, including California, Pennsylvania, New York, Illinois, and Ohio. The community of Felton voted overwhelmingly to buy their water system back, but the company refuses to sell. Now the people of Felton plan to use eminent domain to buy back their water system, but American Water has spent millions of dollars resisting.
Fault Lines: Food, Shelter and Communication
Issue 21 Hits the Streets
06/21/07 - faultlines
Fault Lines, the bi-monthly newsmagazine of Indybay, has just released another issue of radical political analysis and social commentary. Fault Lines #21 focuses on local control of housing, land, communication, and other resources, in the Bay Area and beyond.
Visiting Iraqi trade union leaders reject U.S. occupation and new oil law
Iraqi trade union leaders visit Bay Area
06/19/07 - iraq
Two Iraqi trade union leaders on a speaking tour of the United States called for rejection of the new oil law being considered in the Iraqi parliament. The law was secretly written in Houston in favor of the U.S. oil companies long before it was ever seen by any member of the Iraqi parliament. If passed, the new oil law would effectively turn over all new oil fields to the control of foreign oil companies. Speaking before an enthusiastic audience of approximately 125 people in the Laborers Hall in San Jose on Sunday, June 10, the two Iraqi trade union leaders from Basra agreed that the U.S. occupation must end. Both leaders clearly indicated that the U.S. occupation itself creates sectarian violence and reduces security.
LaborFest 2007: Cultural, Film, and Arts Festival to Celebrate Working People
Film Screenings, Historical Bike Tour, and More to Commemorate SF General Strike
06/17/07 - labor
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.
Sen. Migden Sponsors Bill to Relieve MMJ Dispensaries of Back Sales Taxes
SB 529 Would Create Sales Tax Amnesty for Medical Cannabis Dispensaries
06/17/07 - drugwar
California NORML reports that State Senator Carole Migden (D-SF) has introduced State Bill 529, which would relieve medical cannabis dispensaries from obligations for back sales taxes, as long as they comply and register with the Board of Equalization. CA NORML supports SB 529, because it would encourage marijuana to be treated like other legal products. Axis of Love is calling for people around the state to contact state senators, to urge them to support this bill.
Hamas Seizes Full Control of Gaza. West Bank Controlled by Fatah
Occupied Territories Split Between Hamas and Fatah
06/16/07 - palestine
On June 15th, Hamas militants seized the Palestinian presidential compound in Gaza City and took full control of the Gaza Strip. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has announced the dismissal of the Hamas-led government and declared a state of emergency. Abbas said he would now rule by presidential decree until the conditions were right for early elections. However, Prime Minister Ismail Haniya says his government will press on and impose law and order. The Occupied Territories have now been effectively split into two separate entities with Hamas in charge of Gaza and Fatah controlling the West Bank.
Iraq on edge following second bombing of Al-Askariya mosque
Al-Askariya mosque bombed again
06/14/07 - international | iraq
On June 12th, the minarets of the Al-Askariya mosque in Samarra, one of the most revered shrines of Shiite Islam, were reduced to rubble. The mosque was supposed to be one of the most carefully defended locations in Iraq due to its religious significance to Shiites and the violence that followed the bombing of its golden dome in 2006.
UCSC to Log 150 Acres of Trees for Expansion?
Who Will Save the Redwood Forest?
06/12/07 - environment | education | santacruz
UC Santa Cruz is preparing to cut down approximately 150 acres of trees on upper-campus to make room for all the new buildings that are part of the much-criticized expansion plan. This would be one of the most serious logging operations on UCSC's campus in decades, meaning the loss of well over 1,000 trees â mostly 2nd generation redwoods and mixed evergreens.
The Hammer Comes Down
Fresno Homeless Evicted
06/12/07 - poverty | centralvalley
On June 12th, a the city of Fresno evicted a large group of homeless people from Caltrans land. Fresno's mayor reneged on a promise to provide homeless people with a safe place to sleep and city council members didn't want to rock the boat.
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