[Sfbay-news] Indybay Weekly Update For Friday December 5th 2008
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Indybay Weekly Update For Friday December 5th 2008
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* Upcoming Events
* Orientation to Santa Cruz Indymedia and Indybay on December 6
* Tree Sitters Occupy Humboldt Redwoods
* International Day of Solidarity for Mumia Abu-Jamal
* Santa Cruz Mulls Decision to Permanently Close Museums, Pool, and Community Center
* Crowd Control? A Refelction on Holiday Shopping Violence
* IVAW - Operation First Casualty
* San Jose Activist, Detained by Israeli Navy in Gaza Waters, Deported
* Indigenous People's Annual Sunrise Gathering at Alcatraz
* 40 Year Anniversary Reunion of AIM
* City of Santa Cruz Helps Pave the Way to Paving UCSC's Upper Campus
* 15th Annual Peace and Unity March a Success
December 6th 9:00 AM: National Conference on Socialism in Los Angeles (Conference)
December 6th 10:30 AM: Norcal Socialist Conference Nov. 6-7 (Conference)
December 6th 11:00 AM: Bhopal Anniversary Solidarity Event (Protest)
December 6th 12:00 PM: San Francisco International Day of Action for Climate Solutions (Other)
December 6th 6:00 PM: Orientation to Santa Cruz Indymedia and Indybay (Training)
December 7th 11:00 AM: Anonymous protests, against Church of Scientology's critic harrassment group (Other)
December 7th 3:00 PM: LMNOP Weekly Peace Walk, 3PM (Protest)
December 8th 6:00 PM: PELOSI PROTEST (Protest)
December 9th 4:00 PM: 26th Annual Candlelight Vigil for Peace and Justice (Vigil/Ritual)
December 9th 5:00 PM: Protest AIPAC and Gaza Seige (Protest)
December 10th 6:00 PM: After Prop 8: What Next? - Community Forum (Meeting)
December 13th 11:00 AM: 1st Annual Los Angeles Anarchist Bookfair (Concert/Show)
More Events On Indybay's Calendar:
Orientation to Santa Cruz Indymedia and Indybay on December 6
On Saturday, December 6th at 6:00pm at the Resource Center for Nonviolence (515 Broadway) in Santa Cruz, Indybay volunteers from around the Bay Area will facilitate an orientation to Indybay.org and the global Indymedia network. Learn how to publish your words, photos, audio and/or videos to share with your friends and the world, and much more, including how stories get made into center column features.
Tree Sitters Occupy Humboldt Redwoods
On December 3rd, tree-sitters unfurled a 30 ft. wide banner on the edge of the Great Redwood Forest, east of Eureka, CA. The banner read âHey Green Diamond, Stop Clear-cutting -Earth First!â. The Green Diamond Resource Company plans to log 60 acres of large second growth and residual old growth Redwoods in the near future. The two groves represent the oldest remaining forest and best habitat for old-growth dependent species like the northern spotted owl.
International Day of Solidarity for Mumia Abu-Jamal
On Saturday, December 6th, supporters of death-row journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal will gather at Philadelphia City Hall for a protest march through downtown that will conclude at the Federal Court Building. International solidarity actions are being held in France, Switzerland, Germany, England, and Mexico, while in the US, events are organized in Detroit, San Francisco, Baltimore, Portland, and San Diego. The San Francisco protest will be held from 4:30 to 5:30pm at the Federal Courthouse at 7th and Mission Streets.
Santa Cruz Mulls Decision to Permanently Close Museums, Pool, and Community Center
On Tuesday, December 9th at 3:00pm, Santa Cruz City Council will decide the fates of the Beach Flats Community Center, Harvey West Pool, Museum of Natural History and Surfing Museum. In light of the current fiscal crisis the city faces, closures of these facilities and reduction in the employee workforce are possibilities on the table for discussion at the council meeting.
Crowd Control? A Refelction on Holiday Shopping Violence
lisam writes, "Iâve been involved in countless demonstrations and protests that have been deemed âviolentâ by both the police forces assigned to control the crowds and the mainstream media who tend to use them as the primary source for their stories. But never in the years that I was involved in massive demonstrations against the corporate control over globalization, did I witness anyone getting trampled or ignored when they had been hurt."
IVAW - Operation First Casualty
IVAW (Iraq Veterans Against the War) performed "Operation First Casualty" throughout downtown San Francisco on Black Friday, interrupting shoppers' routines with a graphic display of the action that they were missing by not being in Iraq. Volunteer "civilians" were detained, cuffed and hooded by the Iraq vets in a graphic reenactment of the US military's occupation of Iraq. Several volunteers were water-boarded. Volunteers pretended to be Iraq citizens suffering under the occupation of U.S. forces.
San Jose Activist, Detained by Israeli Navy in Gaza Waters, Deported
On November 27th, Darlene Wallach, a San Jose, California resident, was deported from Israel, departing Tel Aviv for New York on an El Al flight. She had been arrested, along with two other human rights observers and 15 Palestinians, by Israeli authorities while on a fishing boat in Gaza waters on November 18th.
Indigenous People's Annual Sunrise Gathering at Alcatraz
On Thanksgiving morning, November 27th, the International Indian Treaty Council and American Indian Contemporary Arts will be holding their annual sunrise gathering on Alcatraz Island.
40 Year Anniversary Reunion of AIM
AIM-WEST is holding events November 24th through the 28th in San Francisco for the 40 year anniversary and reunion of the American Indian Movement. The AIM reunion includes invited speakers from California indigenous nations, and congratulatory statements from governments and community organizations. The theme of the gathering is âSomos Un Solo Rioâ (We Are One River), and âNo One Is Illegal.â
City of Santa Cruz Helps Pave the Way to Paving UCSC's Upper Campus
The City Council of Santa Cruz has applied to extend city services to the currently undeveloped UCSC Upper Campus. This is a key step in preparing this unique ecosystem for destruction under UCSC environmentally irresponsible Long Range Development Plan. The City Council's attempt to aid the University in this process is in direct contradiction to the expressed will of the people of Santa Cruz and it violates the city's existing municipal code.
15th Annual Peace and Unity March a Success
On November 16th, over 200 people from numerous communities throughout the Monterey Bay area came out to join the 15th annual Peace and Unity March, organized to demand an end to violence. In attendance was the family of Ray Ray Cervantez, a recent victim of violence, who shared words of their sorrow and urged peace.
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