[Sfbay-news] Indybay Weekly Update For Monday September 24th 2007
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Indybay Weekly Update For Monday September 24th 2007
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* Policeman kills man in North Oakland
* Iraq Moratorium Actions
* SF Mime Troupe: Making a Killing, Building A New Iraq
* Hung Jury in Rod Coronado Free Speech Case
* Where is the UCSC money going?
* Student tased for asking John Kerry questions
* 9/11 in Santa Cruz--Six Years Later
* Pending Charges Against Six Jena Students Lead To Nationwide Protests
September 24th 12:00 PM: Protest the Police killing of Gary King, Jr. (Protest)
September 24th 7:30 PM: Security Workers Strike in San Francisco SEIU Local 24/7 (Protest)
September 25th 10:00 AM: Bayview Hunters Point Summit (Meeting)
September 25th 4:00 PM: Dirty Dove Infoshop Open in SF (Other)
September 26th 7:30 PM: Report Back From Jena (Panel Discussion)
September 28th 6:00 PM: 15th Anniversary of Critical Mass: 15,000 in the streets (Critical Mass)
September 28th 7:00 PM: What Would Jesus Buy? Doc Fest Screening, Q&A with Rev Billy (Screening)
September 28th 8:00 PM: Naomi Klein: The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism (Speaker)
September 29th 10:00 AM: World Veg Festival in San Francisco, Sept 29-30, 2007 (Concert/Show)
September 29th 3:00 PM: Iraq Refugees: Nightmare Beyond Borders AFSC Reportback (Speaker)
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Policeman kills man in North Oakland
OPD Kill Gary King
09/23/07 - police | eastbay
On September 20th, a policeman shot and killed a man on the street in North Oakland. Gary King had just exited a store on the corner of 54th street and MLK. Apparently a police officer approached him for questioning. The details of what happened next are unclear, but it seems that it involved the policeman using a taser. King pulled away and it appears that during his attempt to flee, the officer shot him twice in the back. A memorial with candles and personal items is set up at the place where the shooting occurred. A protest will be held on Monday, September 24th at noon at Oakland City Hall.
Iraq Moratorium Actions
09/21/07 - antiwar
The Iraq Moratorium called on everyone to take some public action to stop the war on Iraq - on Friday, September 21st and every third Friday of the month from now on. In San Francisco there wereactions Friday at 1187 Franklin at 10am and at Market & Montgomery at 5pm. In San Mateo, 150 people gathered for an evening rally. In Berkeley, there was a rally at Acton and University. In Palo Alto there was a rally at Lytton Plaza. In Oakland, was a march on the docks starting from the West Oakland BART station. There were also be rallies at many other location around the Bay Area.
SF Mime Troupe: Making a Killing, Building A New Iraq
Mime: The Exaggeration of Everyday Life in Story and Song
09/20/07 - arts | santacruz
The San Francisco Mime Troupe (SFMT) performed Making a Killing: Building a New Iraq on September 23rd in Santa Cruz. The play follows two army newspaper reporters assigned to write a puff piece on the construction of an American funded hospital in Iraq. But, it becomes clear that there's corruption, death, music and mayhem lurking behind this benevolent-seeming humanitarian project.
Hung Jury in Rod Coronado Free Speech Case
Mistrial in Rod Coronado Free Speech Case
09/19/07 - police | california | animalliberation
On September 19th, after more than two full days of deliberation, a 12-person jury informed Judge Jeffrey Miller they were hopelessly deadlocked and determined that further deliberation would not deliver unanimity. Outside the courtroom, attorneys were informed that the majority was voting for acquittal of the environmental and animal rights activist on trial for a speech he gave in San Diego in 2003.
Where is the UCSC money going?
6,154 UAW members publicly call on UC to bargain a fair contract by 9/30
09/19/07 - labor | education | santacruz
Ike Solem writes, "Let me point out here that the University has proposed to set aside $70 million for a new "Biomedical Research Facility" [at UC Santa Cruz] for the year 2007-2008. This facility is unlikely to do much for undergraduate research, and represents a continuation of the ongoing corporatization of the University of California. The research done there will undoubtedly be done for the benefit of private pharmaceutical corporations, a theme that is already quite common in the Chemistry Department."
Student tased for asking John Kerry questions
Armed Madhouse: America's most SHOCKING Book
09/18/07 - police | us
While asking U.S. Senator John Kerry a question during a question and answer period on September 17th following Kerry's speech at the University of Florida, Gainesville in Alachua County, student Andrew Meyer was attacked by police officers, manhandled and tasered. Videos posted on the Internet show Meyer screaming for help as he is being tasered by a police stun gun. Kerry and the majority of the audience looked on mostly in silence.
9/11 in Santa Cruz--Six Years Later
Speech to Santa Cruz Community and City Council
09/18/07 - government | santacruz
On September 11th, 2007 Robert Norse was prepared to present a speech to the community and City Council of Santa Cruz during the Oral Communications period of the City Council meeting. The first two minutes of the speech was read by Coral Brune. However, Mayor Reilly did not allow Robert Norse to speak during Oral Communications, citing a lack of time, and therefore prevented the full speech from being heard during the City Council meeting.
Pending Charges Against Six Jena Students Lead To Nationwide Protests
Jena 6 Protests
09/18/07 - race
Over 60,000 people from across the country gathered in Jena, Louisiana on Thursday, September 20th, to protest the pending charges against six African American high school students. The six students were charged with felonies after a fight that started after nooses were hung outside their high school. Protests were also held in cities across the United States. At UC Berkeley, over 1,000 protesters gathered in Sproul Plaza at 12pm. In San Francisco, over 200 people rallied at Powell and Market.
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