[Sfbay-news] Indybay Weekly Update For Thursday February 7th 2008
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Indybay Weekly Update For Thursday February 7th 2008
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* 3/4: California High Court to Hear Oral Arguments in Historic Marriage Case
* California Hemp and Health Initiative 2008 in Circulation
* Protests at Major Democratic Candidates' Bay Area Offices on Primary Day
* Richard Stallman on "Copyright vs. Community" at Cabrillo College
* Kinetic Poetics Project Festival at UC Santa Cruz
* Police Surveillance at the Santa Cruz Farmers Market Drum Circle
* The Faces of Latin Music
February 8th 12:00 PM: CodePINK:Breastfeeding Moms Playgroup at the M.R.S. (Concert/Show)
February 8th 12:00 PM: Berkeley Women in Black weekly vigil (Protest)
February 8th 5:00 PM: Table in Support of Boycott of Israeli Goods (Other)
February 8th 6:00 PM: Potluck and Longest Walk 2 Registration at Intertribal Friendship House (Party/Street Party)
February 8th 7:00 PM: "Apartheid and the Youth of Palestine" (Part of Israeli Apartheid Week at UC Berkeley)
February 9th 9:00 AM: GGNRA BIG YEAR: California Seablite Restoration (Meeting)
February 9th 5:00 PM: Longest Walk Kickoff Concert (5:00PM) (Fundraiser)
February 10th 9:00 AM: GGNRA BIG YEAR: Least Tern Restoration (Other)
February 10th 1:00 PM: The Folly of Attacking Iran: Talk by Stephen Kinzer (Speaker)
February 10th 6:30 PM: Longest Walk Benefit Show 6:30 PM (Fundraiser)
February 11th 4:30 AM: Alcatraz Sunrise Ceremony and Kick-off for The Longest Walk 2 (Vigil/Ritual)
February 11th 9:00 AM: 24-hour Emergency Peace-In Vigil at Berkeley City Hall (Protest)
February 11th 12:00 PM: QueerFest III: Come Out Cal State @ CSU East Bay (Other)
February 11th 7:00 PM: Sander Hicks reports: 9/11 Truths & Vox Pop Revolution! (Speaker)
February 12th 5:00 PM: Show the Berkeley City Council that You've Got their Back for Peace! (Meeting)
February 13th 7:00 PM: Celebrate Darwin Day 2008 - Principles of Evolution Today (Speaker)
February 13th 7:00 PM: Dr. NORMAN FINKELSTEIN in Berkeley!: "The Coming Break-up of American Zionism" (Speaker)
February 15th 7:30 AM: Iraq Moratorium: Antiwar Leafletting at Caltrain Stations (Other)
More Events On Indybay's Calendar:
3/4: California High Court to Hear Oral Arguments in Historic Marriage Case
The California Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on Tuesday, March 4th in the marriage cases that are challenging the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger highlighted that the California Supreme Court should decide the constitutional questions posed by the marriage statutes when he vetoed two measures passed by the California Legislature in 2005 and 2007 that would have permitted same-sex couples to marry. The California Supreme Court typically issues its decisions within 90 days following oral arguments.
California Hemp and Health Initiative 2008 in Circulation
Volunteers hope to gather over 400,000 signatures on a petition to put the California Cannabis Hemp and Health Initiative on the state's ballot for 2008. Advocates of hemp as well as of the religious and medical uses of cannabis have sponsored this initiative, which would repeal criminal and civil penalties for cannabis, ban drug testing for metabolites, and provide that marijuana be regulated in a manner similar to the wine industry. It would also decriminalize the cultivation, distribution, and possession of industrial hemp, as well as order the immediate release from jail of all non-violent marijuana offenders.
Protests at Major Democratic Candidates' Bay Area Offices on Primary Day
Direct Action to Stop the War (DASW) organized protests for Tuesday, February 5th, the day California voters went to the polls for the 2008 presidential primary, to demand that Democratic presidential candidates take stronger anti-war positions. DASW called into question the "anti-war" credentials of candidates Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Protesters gathered at 5pm in San Francisco's U.N. Plaza and in Oakland's Frank Ogawa Plaza for marches to Clinton's and Obama's campaign headquarters in SF and Oakland.
Richard Stallman on "Copyright vs. Community" at Cabrillo College
Free Software Foundation founder Richard Stallman spoke about "Copyright vs. Community in the Age of Computer Networks" on February 4th at Cabrillo College in Aptos. âCopyright developed in the age of the printing press, and was designed to fit with the system of centralized copying imposed by the printing press," Stallman said. "But the copyright system does not fit well with computer networks, and only draconian punishments can enforce it... if we seriously hope to serve the only legitimate purpose of copyrightâto promote progress, for the benefit of the publicâthen we must make changes in the other direction."
Kinetic Poetics Project Festival at UC Santa Cruz
February 3rd marked the first night of Kinetic Poetics Project, a five day poetry and spoken word festival at UCSC's Porter College Theater. Each night, the Kinetic Poetics Project provides a space for local and student poets to showcase their work for the community and highlights an established poet. As a supplement to the featured poets' performances, the Kinetic Poetics Project has arranged free poetry and writing workshops facilitated by the poets themselves.
Police Surveillance at the Santa Cruz Farmers Market Drum Circle
Perched in the stairwell of the UCSC extension building, Santa Cruz police officer Auldridge was filming the drum circle and Food Not Bombs at the Farmers' Market on January 30th, presumably with regards to the new "15 minute parking lot rule." The filming was interrupted when a man began waving a "Don't Tread On Me" flag in front of the camera. After being blocked by the flag for several minutes and being observed by a growing crowd, the officer left the building and waved to the camera.
The Faces of Latin Music
Peter Maiden, photo coordinator for Indybay, is currently showing his pictures of Latin Music, shot for Latin Beat Magazine, Timba.com, and many other publications. The show includes 16 digital prints in black and white and color, and covers the years 1998-2007. The photos are on display at 1705 Mission Street in Santa Cruz and will remain up throughout the month of February.
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