[Sfbay-news] Indybay Weekly Update For Thursday September 18th 2008
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Indybay Weekly Update For Thursday September 18th 2008
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* September 21st Indybay Orientation
* Affidavit Discloses UCPD "Cause" for Raid on Long Haul Infoshop
* Raging Grannies and Trash Orchestra Defend Drummers from SCPD
* Demonstrators Do It with Humor at Republican National Convention
* East Palo Alto Rent Control Battle Gains Ground on Two Fronts
* San Jose Hotel Workers Call for Liveable Wages and Humane Workloads
* Despite 21 Month Tree-Sit Berkeley Oaks Cut Down
* UHW Marches In San Jose To Protest SEIU Leadership
* Power to the Peaceful Festival in San Francisco
* Raising Ourselves-Erasing Hate: An Invitation to Change
September 18th 6:00 PM: BRT IN BERKELEY: WHAT WILL IT MEAN FOR PUBLIC TRANSIT AND THE NEIGHBORHOODS? (Panel Discussion)
September 18th 6:00 PM: Peace Soldier installation w Young Combat Veterans Sharing Perspectives & Music & Photos (Party/Street Party)
September 18th 10:00 PM: ships in the night: Benefit for Just Cause Oakland (Party/Street Party)
September 19th 4:30 PM: "Get Out of Iraq! Stay Out of Iran!" Vigil & Demonstration (Protest)
September 19th 7:00 PM: Capitalist vs. Socialist response to hurricanes / Eyewitness RNC (Panel Discussion)
September 21st 4:00 PM: get down with Indybay! SF Bay Area Indymedia orientation (Training)
More Events On Indybay's Calendar:
September 21st Indybay Orientation
On Sunday September 21st, Indybay will have an orientation in Oakland for those interested in learning about the site and getting involved in media production and editorial work. The orientation will be at 4pm at 570 14th St Suite #3.
Affidavit Discloses UCPD "Cause" for Raid on Long Haul Infoshop
Following last month's raid of the venerable Long Haul Infoshop in Berkeley, UCPD is still holding the computers and data storage devices seized from the computer lab, Slingshot newspaper and other tenants for analysis by a forensics team. The San Francisco chapter of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) says it is working with EFF on a legal response on behalf of the Long Haul.
Raging Grannies and Trash Orchestra Defend Drummers from SCPD
On September 3rd, police preempted the weekly gathering in Parking Lot #4 alongside the Santa Cruz Farmer's Market by occupying the space under the trees usually used by the drum circle and Food Not Bombs. Invitations were posted to Santa Cruz Indymedia calling for people to participate on September 10th at around 3:00pm in solidarity with drummers, other musicians and friends playing music together.
Demonstrators Do It with Humor at Republican National Convention
During protests at the Republican National Convention in Minnesota, performance artists from the San Francisco Bay Area rolled around in "Oily Dollars" symbolizing the dirty connection between Big Oil and elected officials. Not all convention attendees were amused. Ed Matthews, Republican candidate for Minnesota's 4th Congressional district, took after Jeff Grubler of the performance group Ronald Reagan Home for the Criminally Insane and grabbed Grubler's McCain mask. When Grubler tugged on Matthews' credentials, he was thrown to the ground by a uniformed officer who cuffed him while keeping his knee on the back of his neck. Grubler was then arrested and released after being detained for close to an hour.
East Palo Alto Rent Control Battle Gains Ground on Two Fronts
A San Mateo County Superior Court Judge ruled on September 5th that East Palo Alto is entitled to crucial evidence they need in their fight against Page Mill Properties. This win for renters comes on top of a Rent Stabilization Board Hearing on August 27 that found in favor of the tenants. On September 2nd, tenants supported by rent control activists from Youth United for Community Action and the Raging Grannies demonstrated their displeasure with Page Mill's continued legal attempts to flout the Rent Stabilization Ordinance, staging a sit-in and street demonstration at the landlord's office.
San Jose Hotel Workers Call for Liveable Wages and Humane Workloads
On September 4th, nearly 300 hotel workers of the labor union Unite Here! Local 19 rallied in front of the San Jose McEnery Convention Center to draw public attention to the daily struggles of hotel service employees. They then marched to three downtown hotels that are currently undergoing contract negotiations - the Marriott, the Hilton and Towers, and the Crowne Plaza.
Despite 21 Month Tree-Sit Berkeley Oaks Cut Down
Starting on Friday September 6th, U.C. Berkeley's Memorial Oak Grove started being cut down. As of Sunday, all of the trees that the University plans to cut were down except for a redwood that still has four tree sitters in it. Five people were arrested as they peacefully pleaded with arborists not to destroy the trees.
UHW Marches In San Jose To Protest SEIU Leadership
On Saturday, September 6, thousands of members of United Healthcare Workers and allies marched through the streets of San Jose to maintain a strong, member-controlled union and a labor movement accountable to the rank-and-file. The march, held after UHW's annual Leadership Conference, denounced the threatened trusteeship of UHW by SEIU International President Andy Stern and Secretary-Treasurer Anna Burger.
Power to the Peaceful Festival in San Francisco
Tens of thousands of people gathered in Golden Gate Park's Speedway Meadows for the 10th Annual Power to the Peaceful Festival on Saturday, September 6th. The Festival, which was founded in 1998 by musician and activist Michael Franti in support of Mumia Abu-Jamal, is dedicated to educating attendees on issues of social justice, non violence, coexistence and environmental sustainability. The day's events included yoga at 9am, speakers and performers beginning at 11am, social and environmental justice info tables, a food drive, and more.
Raising Ourselves-Erasing Hate: An Invitation to Change
In conjunction with its October production of "The Laramie Project", Pisces Moon Productions is collaborating with the Matthew Shepard Foundation to present âRaising Ourselves/Erasing Hate: An Invitation to Change,â providing for a dialog about the power that one individual has to change their world and adopt the values of respect and dignity for others. This free performance will feature spoken word artists, musicians, actors, speakers and victims of hate crimes. It will take place from 7 - 9 PM at Louden Nelson Center, 301 Center Street in Santa Cruz, on September 6th.
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