[Sfbay-news] Indybay Weekly Update For Wednesday March 14th 2007
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Indybay Weekly Update For Wednesday March 14th 2007
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* Upcoming Events
* "Camp Pelosi" Turning Up the Heat to Defund War
* Sacramento's 4th Anniversary Protest
* Marin County Responds to Immigration Raids
* Resistance, Solidarity and Song with So An
* Oakland's Intertribal Friendship House in Need of Support
* Black Mesa benefit events - support indigenous resistance!
* UCSC Student Government Resolution for Wage Parity
* Norman Solomon: Media in Times of War
* "8 Days of Anarchy" from March 13th to March 20th
* Peace Fresno President Speaks Out about the War in Iraq
* US Jails and Anti-Immigrant Practices
March 14th 11:30 AM: Nancy Pelosi Teach-In, Wed. Mar. 14th SF Fed (Teach-In)
March 14th 5:00 PM: Ignacio Chapela's Walk, Talk, and Buck the Fence (Other)
March 14th 7:30 PM: Reading-"Horizontalism: Voices of Popular Power in Argentina" (Other)
March 14th 9:00 PM: Black Mesa Benefit- music show, 5 bands (Fundraiser)
March 16th 3:00 PM: Christian Peace Witness for Iraq- Anti-war March and Rally (Protest)
March 16th 6:00 PM: IWW Shattuck Theater Workers Union Rally (Protest)
March 17th 10:00 AM: 12th Annual Bay Area Anarchist Bookfair (1st of 2 days) (Other)
March 17th 11:00 AM: San Rafael: The Big Peace March (Party/Street Party)
March 17th 11:00 AM: Peace March & Rally in Walnut Creek (Protest)
March 17th 11:30 AM: San Jose: Get Out of Iraq! Stay Out of Iran! Mass March & Rally (Protest)
March 17th 12:00 PM: Palo Alto: Anti-War Rally - Out of Iraq Now! (Protest)
March 17th 3:30 PM: Sacramento: 4th Year Since U.S. Invasion of Iraq (Protest)
March 18th 12:00 PM: San Francisco: Protest "US Out of Iraq Now!" on the 4th Anniversary of the War on Iraq
More Events On Indybay's Calendar:
"Camp Pelosi" Turning Up the Heat to Defund War
Vigil in Front of House Speaker's SF house and Teach-In at Her Office
03/14/07 - antiwar
Members of the Ghandi Peace Brigade and Code Pink have been holding vigil outside of Nancy Pelosi's San Francisco residence demanding that the Speaker of the House stop funding the war. On March 13th, SF police ordered that Camp Pelosi tear down their tent but the activists are holding strong, refusing to leave, and they are asking others to join them. A teach-in is scheduled for 11:30am on March 14th at Pelosi's office in the SF Federal Building.
Sacramento's 4th Anniversary Protest
4th Anniversary Protest in Sacramento
03/12/07 - antiwar | centralvalley
On Saturday, March 17th, from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm, thousands of peace activists will converge at 16th & Broadway, in Sacramento, to protest the 4th year since the start of the criminal invasion of Iraq. The huge Sacramento anti-war protest will occur in solidarity with national actions in D.C. on Saturday and S.F. on Sunday. The national protests are expected to be the largest since the Vietnam War.
Marin County Responds to Immigration Raids
Morning Vigils Aim to Help Immigrant Community Feel Safer
03/10/07 - northbay | immigrant
In the wake of two days of 5:00am raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement teams in San Rafael and Novato, numerous Marin County groups felt called to respond with solidarity vigils that will be held each morning from 5:00am to 8:30am in the Canal District of San Rafael. The first vigil took place on Friday, March 9th, at Medway and Canal Streets in the San Rafael Canal District, and these actions will reportedly continue "until no longer necessary." On Monday March 12th, a community meeting in response to the raids will be held at 6:00pm at the Pickleweed Center in San Rafael. The ICE raids will be an agenda item at the Marin County Board of Supervisors Meeting on Tuesday, March 13th at 9:30am.
Resistance, Solidarity and Song with So An
Haitian Singer and Activist So-An Comes to the Bay Area
03/09/07 - haiti
Haitian singer and grassroots organizer Annette Auguste ("So An") was seized from her home by US Marines as part of the 2004 coup d'etat in Haiti, and was held as a political prisoner for over 2 years. Oakland welcomed So An on Saturday, March 10th, for a musical performance and celebration at The Uptown. "Haiti: We Must Kill the Bandits," the new 90-minute film by Kevin Pina, introduced by So An, will be screened on Wednesday, March 14th, at 7PM at the Grand Lake Theater, 3200 Grand Ave. in Oakland.
Oakland's Intertribal Friendship House in Need of Support
Local Native Cultural Center Needs Money in Order to Survive
03/08/07 - race
In February, Oakland's Intertribal Friendship House (IFH), the oldest American Indian Urban community center in this country, announced that it is facing possible closure. IFH has to raise $30,000 by March 23rd, to pay current and back taxes. Several benefit events will be held in Oakland from March 15th through 17th, and IFH is also accepting donations.
Black Mesa benefit events - support indigenous resistance!
Benefits in Santa Cruz for Black Mesa Families Resisting Relocation
03/08/07 - environment | race | santacruz
Two benefit events are taking place in Santa Cruz for Native American (Dineh) families at Black Mesa who are resisting forced relocation from their homeland and the continuation/expansion of devastating mining operations by Peabody Coal. There will be an educational film screening at the RCNV on Saturday, March 10th, and a fundraising concert at 418 Front Street on Wednesday, March 14th.
UCSC Student Government Resolution for Wage Parity
AFSCME Wage Parity Resolution
03/08/07 - labor | santacruz
In January 2007, the official (Regent-endorsed) student government of UC Santa Cruz, the Student Union Assembly, unanimously approved a resolution demanding that low-paid workers receive wages in accordance with other nearby institutions. The UC promised thousands of dollars to the lowest paid workers, many of which are members of AFSCME 3299, yet, up to this date, have not released this money. 36 people, including workers and students from Berkeley, Irvine, Davis, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, and San Francisco, were arrested outside the UC Office of the President on February 15th, while hundreds rallied in support both on-site in Oakland, as well as at a rally at UC Santa Cruz.
Norman Solomon: Media in Times of War
Norman Solomon Receives the RubÃ©n Salazar Journalism Award
03/08/07 - antiwar | indymedia | santacruz
Media analyst and antiwar activist Norman Solomon spoke at UC Santa Cruz on February 7th, 2007, about media in times of war. On this night, Solomon received the third annual Ruben Salazar Journalism Award. Audio RubÃ©n Salazar was a Mexican-American news reporter killed by the police during the National Chicano Moratorium March against the Vietnam War on August 29, 1970 in Los Angeles.
"8 Days of Anarchy" from March 13th to March 20th
Anarchy Week 2007
03/07/07 - globalization
Each year, the week of the Bay Area Anarchist Bookfair and the BASTARD conference of anarchist theory includes more and more events. This year, the Anarchist Bookfair will take place on two days, on Saturday, March 17th from 10am to 6pm and on Sunday, March 18th from 11am to 5pm at the San Francisco County Fair Building in Golden Gate Park, near Ninth Avenue and Lincoln Way. The BASTARD conference will take place on Sunday, March 18th from 10am to 6pm at UC Berkeley's Dwinelle Hall.
Peace Fresno President Speaks Out about the War in Iraq
Activists call to end war
03/07/07 - centralvalley
To mark the fourth anniversary of the beginning of the war and occupation in Iraq, Peace Fresno and a coalition of valley and foothill peace and justice groups will hold a huge anti-war march and rally, including a 'die-in' at the Federal Building on March 18th from 1:30pm to 5pm. Peace Fresno president Bill Simon says, "Everyone who is against the war needs to come out to the annual 'Rally in the Valley for Peace and Justice: Bring the Troops Home Now!'"
US Jails and Anti-Immigrant Practices
Report on the Incarceration of Families and Individuals
03/06/07 - police | immigrant | santacruz
Semillas writes: Both the federal government and coporate America simultaneously implement violations of human rights and support language, ideas, and practices that justify the hatred of immigrants, to maintain profits and political power. This is a summary of reports about jails where la Migra (ICE) detains families and individuals suspected of violating U.S. immigration law. You will find links to information regarding current conditions of incarceration provoked by U.S. immigration law and lived by those incarcerated.
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