[Sfbay-news] Indybay Weekly Update For Tuesday March 6th 2007
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Indybay Weekly Update For Tuesday March 6th 2007
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* Civilian Deaths Spark Anti-US Protests In Afghanistan
* Dissent! G8 Infotour Hits the Bay Area
* $500 Million BP-UC Berkeley Deal Draws Resistance
* March for Justice
* Medical Marijuana Card Fee Increase Decreased
* Thursday, March 8th is International Women's Day
* Civil Disobedience Actions Planned for 4th Anniversary of US Invasion of Iraq
* Rehabilitation, Orange Crush, and Little Fallujah
* The People's Resistance in Oaxaca: Short Films & Reportbacks
* Developer Russell Shaw Hit with Environmental Review for Oxford Valley
* Could this be the year the SOA is shut down?
March 6th 7:00 PM: Documentaries from the Oaxaca Commune at the Roxie (Screening)
March 6th 8:00 PM: The Dissent! G8 Infotour (Teach-In)
March 7th 4:00 PM: Torture, Human Rights and Terrorism (Teach-In)
March 7th 5:00 PM: Ignacio Chapela's Walk, Talk, and Buck the Fence featuring Iain Boal (Other)
March 7th 8:00 PM: Teach-In on the Trial of 3 UCSC Activists Arrested at Regents Protest (Teach-In)
March 8th 6:30 PM: SPEAKING FIERCE: Celebrate International Women's Day! (Concert/Show)
March 8th 6:30 PM: The Dissent! G8 Infotour (Speaker)
March 9th 12:00 AM: STAND UP to Christian Fundamentalist Anti-Gay, Anti-Women, Pro-War BattleCry! (Protest)
March 9th 12:00 PM: Berkeley Women in Black weekly vigil (Protest)
March 9th 6:30 PM: Dissent! G8 Infotour in Santa Rosa (Teach-In)
March 9th 8:00 PM: Slingshot's 19th Birthday Party (Party/Street Party)
March 10th 10:00 AM: The World Can't Wait: Youth & Student Conference! (Conference)
March 10th 3:00 PM: Indymedia Orientation In Oakland (Meeting)
More Events On Indybay's Calendar:
Civilian Deaths Spark Anti-US Protests In Afghanistan
25 Afghanistan civilians killed in two days
03/05/07 - international | afghanistan
On March 4th, US troops killed 16 Afghan civilians following a car bomb attack on their convoy. Eyewitnesses to the incident described the US troops firing indiscriminately at civilians in their vehicles and on foot in angry retaliation for the attack. Hundreds of Afghans protested at the scene of the killings, blocking the main road between Kabul and the Pakistan border. Associated Press journalists at the scene said US soldiers forcibly deleted their footage of the aftermath of the attack. On March 5th, 9 additional Afghan civilians were killed in a NATO bombing raid in Kapisa province. The nine dead civilians included five women and three children.
Dissent! G8 Infotour Hits the Bay Area
Plans to Derail the G8 Summit Unleashed
03/05/07 - globalization | california
This week organizers form the Dissent! Network in Germany will be presenting an infotour in the Bay Area to publicize the preperations to protest the G8 Summit in Heiligendamm from the 4th to the 7th of June 2007. Events are scheduled for San Francisco (Flier), Berkeley, Fresno, Santa Rosa and Sacramento. The Infotour will include both a history of the G8 and the past resistance against the G8 in Germany.
$500 Million BP-UC Berkeley Deal Draws Resistance
Agreement Continues to be Criticized, Students Dump Fake Oil
03/04/07 - education
On Thursday, March 1st, approximately 150 people gathered in front of the University of California, Berkeley administration building, California Hall, to protest the proposed agreement between the university and British Petroleum. The event was publicized as a clean-up of a toxic oil spill at California Hall. Two students wearing British Petroleum lab coats were detained after dumping a mixture of molasses and water, resembling crude oil, at the entrance of California Hall.
March for Justice
The 1st annual Social Justice March in Fresno
03/04/07 - race | centralvalley
The 1st annual Social Justice March in Fresno. This event took place on Saturday, March 3, 2007 and went from Justice Corner (Fresno & C Street) to the Free A.M.E. Church. In addition to the march, activities included: food, poetry, singing, community speakers, concession booths, and the launching of a new civil and human rights organization "
Medical Marijuana Card Fee Increase Decreased
State Medical Cannabis Card Fees to Increase by $66 Instead of $142
03/01/07 - drugwar
The state of California had been planning to increase the fees that it charges to organizations that it licenses to issue medical cannabis ID cards on March 1st. However, at the last minute, the Department of Health announced that the fees would be raised by $66 on April 1st, rather than by $142 in March. The new fee for Medi-Cal patients will be $33 dollars, but people such as seniors and veterans will still have to scramble to pay the more expensive fee because they receive federal- rather than state- benefits. Americans for Safe Access says, "It is important now to encourage Boards of Supervisors in counties that have not yet implemented ID card programs to implement (them) immediately, so that there is equal protection across the state regardless of where one lives."
Thursday, March 8th is International Women's Day
IWD Events to Highlight Struggles of Women and Girls Around the World
02/27/07 - womyn | california
Thursday, March 8th is International Women's Day - a day on which women on all continents to come together to celebrate their various struggles for equality, justice, and peace. A number of events will be held around the Bay Area and the Central Valley, including screenings of two different films about sweatshops, events that focus on struggles of women in Mexico, and an evening of poetry, music and dance with local activists and artists.
Civil Disobedience Actions Planned for 4th Anniversary of US Invasion of Iraq
Protests Around the US to Demand Stop to US Funding of War on Iraq
02/26/07 - us
Organizations such as the Declaration of Peace have called for nationwide nonviolent civil disobedience to stop the occupation of Iraq during the week of March 16th through 19th. In San Francisco, people will gather for die-ins on Monday, March 19th at 12pm at Federal Reserve Building (Spear and Market), at Montgomery and Market, Powell and Market, and UN Plaza. A Stop Funding the War in Iraq rally will take place on March 19th at 12 noon in front of Nancy Pelosi's San Francisco district office (450 Golden Gate Avenue, between Polk and Larkin). Protesters will urge her and her fellow Representatives to deny any war funding request from Bush, and to support HR 508, The Bring Our Troops Home and Sovereignty of Iraq Restoration Act.
Rehabilitation, Orange Crush, and Little Fallujah
Life Within the Prison Industrial Complex
02/26/07 - police | centralvalley
Sara Olson shines a light on the Prison Industrial Complex and what it is like to be in the Central California Womenâs State Prison in Chowchilla.
The People's Resistance in Oaxaca: Short Films & Reportbacks
Oaxica Solidarity in the San Francisco and Monterey Bay Area
02/25/07 - indymedia | southbay | santacruz
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