[Sfbay-news] Indybay Weekly Update For Sunday September 30th 2007
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Indybay Weekly Update For Sunday September 30th 2007
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* Funeral for Gary King, Jr. to be Held on October 2nd
* 2007-2008 Disorientation Guide to UC Santa Cruz
* Costa Ricans to Decide the Future of CAFTA on October 7th
* 15 Years of Critical Mass
* Student and Worker Solidarity Kicks Off School Year at UCSC
* UAW Files Charges Against UC Administration, Will Strike if Necessary
* HRC Sweatshop Playland at Castro Street Fair
* SEIU Security Worker Protest
* Lyrical Revolt in San Francisco
* DEA Targets East Bay Supplier of Edible Medical Cannabis Products
* Eric McDavid Found Guilty
October 1st 12:00 PM: Iraq Refugees: Nightmare Beyond Borders AFSC Reportback (Speaker)
October 2nd 5:00 PM: Protest to Free the Jena 6! (Protest)
October 4th 12:00 PM: Weekly demonstrations for Gary King Jr. (Protest)
October 4th 1:00 PM: Die In for Peace in Iraq (Protest)
October 5th 12:00 PM: Berkeley Women in Black weekly vigil (Protest)
October 5th 6:00 PM: Critical Mass in Oakland (Critical Mass)
October 7th 11:00 AM: BEACH IMPEACH 4 with special guest Cindy Sheehan (Other)
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Funeral for Gary King, Jr. to be Held on October 2nd
Upcoming Protests to Show Outrage Over OPD Killing of Gary King, Jr.
09/30/07 - police
The funeral for Gary King Jr., who was killed by a policeman in North Oakland on September 20th, will be held on Tuesday October 2nd. The funeral will be open to the public. On Thursdays, starting with October 4th, there will be demonstrations at 12 noon on the steps of Oakland City Hall to express outrage at the murder of Gary by Sgt. Gonzales, who is currently still on-duty. A march on the police station in which Sgt. Gonzales works is being planned for October 3rd.
2007-2008 Disorientation Guide to UC Santa Cruz
An Introduction to Issues that Affect UCSC and Our Communities
09/29/07 - education | indymedia | santacruz
Disorientation Guide Collective writes, "We are trying to write and share our own history of the university. In other words, this is an introduction to the side of UC Santa Cruz that you might have heard about but wonât find in your glossy orientation materials. The guide is important to us because we realize that there are many difficult issues and challenges facing new UCSC students and weâd like to offer some information and inspiration."
Costa Ricans to Decide the Future of CAFTA on October 7th
The first national referendum on neo-liberal policies
09/29/07 - globalization | americas
On October 7th, Costa Ricans will go to the polls for a referendum on the Central America - Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA/TLC in Spanish). The latest move on the U.S. neo-liberal agenda for Latin America has met widespread resistance in Costa Rica. Anti-CAFTA marches and protests there led to the national referendum and the resignation of a vice president. A solidarity event with the anti-CAFTA resistance in Costa Rica will be held at Station 40 on Sunday, September 30th, at 6pm.
15 Years of Critical Mass
09/29/07 - sf
For just a couple of hours on the last Friday of each month, hundreds of cyclists informally ride together to claim the streets which are normally ruled by automobiles. The gathering is part celebration and part peaceful protest. The messages of the event: that we still have a choice to live our lives in a way that is more thoughtful of the world's resources, to live in a way that is more socially nurturing of life and health, and to live our lives with more joy. The ride on September 28th marked the spontaneous demonstration's 15th year.
Student and Worker Solidarity Kicks Off School Year at UCSC
AFSMCE Workers and Students Hold Rally on First Day of Fall Quarter
09/28/07 - labor | education | santacruz
On September 27th, the first day of UCSC's Fall quarter, service workers organized with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 3299 initiated an informational picket in the Baytree Plaza demanding a fair labor contract. Workers, some with their families, were joined by student allies for a rally to send a strong message to UC administration that AFSCME, the Student Worker Coalition for Justice and graduate students organized with UAW Local 2865 are united in demanding that UC prioritize workers, students and their families.
UAW Files Charges Against UC Administration, Will Strike if Necessary
Unfair Labor Practice Charges Filed Against University of California
09/28/07 - labor | education | santacruz
United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 2865, the Union representing over 12,000 Teaching Assistants, Tutors, and Readers throughout the University of California (UC) system, is in the process of filing dozens of unfair labor practice (ULPs) charges against the UC. The Union may call a strike over these ULPs if the charges are not resolved and agreement reached by the expiration of the current contract, September 30th. UAW 2865 recently released a public statement which had over 6,500 signatures from members.
HRC Sweatshop Playland at Castro Street Fair
Gay Shame and LAGAI Sponsor Playland to Point Out HRC's Lack of Labor Politics
09/28/07 - globalization | lgbtqi
Gay Shame SF and LAGAI-Queer Insurrection will sponsor an "HRC sweatshop play land" for kids of all ages at the 19th and Castro Streets during the Castro Street Fair in San Francisco on Sunday, October 7th. The playland will ask "how can the Human Rights Campaign claim to be for the rights of humans, while cheering on corporate culture and selling goods manufactured in sweatshops?" Organizers will point out that corporations such as Coors, Nike, Chevron, and Merck aim to maximize profits, even at the expense of workers' safety and human rights. The playland, which will be for kids of all ages, will include a sewing machine, a button press, a paint fume bouncy tent, and more.
SEIU Security Worker Protest
Security Workers Demand Liveable wages and Affordable Healthcare
09/28/07 - labor
San Franciscoâs security workers took to the streets September 24th through September 28th for a week of direct action to demand that the cityâs wealthiest property owners, including Shorenstein, Morgan Stanley and Hines, give them a living wage and decent health care benefits. San Franciscoâs security workers, who are mostly people of color and recent immigrants, earn less than other staff in the cityâs commercial property buildings, including window washers, parking attendants, and janitors.
Lyrical Revolt in San Francisco
Youth & Student A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition Brings Hip Hop Show to counterPULSE
09/28/07 - arts
On Saturday September 22nd, over 150 people came together from across California to participate in Lyrical Revolt, an event put on by the Youth & Student A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition at Counter Pulse in San Francisco. The night was filled with politically conscious Hip Hop, spoken word, and speeches from such organizations as the Brown Berets of Watsonville and Youth Alive.
DEA Targets East Bay Supplier of Edible Medical Cannabis Products
Federal Agents Deny Patients Access to Edible Medical Cannabis By Raiding Tainted
09/27/07 - drugwar
On September 26th, the DEA raided five locations that it claimed were connected to Tainted, Inc., which is a supplier of medical cannabis "edibles" that can be found in dozens of medical marijuana dispensaries in California. Heavily armed federal agents seized cannabis plants and medicinal edibles, arrested three people and killed at least one employee's dog. Edible cannabis products provide an alternative to smoking cannabis and are preferred by many patients. The products made by Tainted, Inc. are available only through medical cannabis dispensaries and carry prominent warning labels.
Eric McDavid Found Guilty
Sentencing for Eric McDavid on December 6th
09/27/07 - police | centralvalley
On September 27th, the jury in the case of United States vs. Eric McDavid returned a verdict of "guilty." Eric faces five to twenty years in federal prison. His fellow defendants had accepted plea deals from the government and testified in the case. McDavid's lawyer argued that he was a victim of entrapment by "Anna" because of the money and help that she had provided. The sentencing is scheduled for Thursday, December 6th. Sacramento Prisoner Support is asking that people continue to call the jail and request that Eric be given vegan food.
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