[Sfbay-news] Indybay News Update for Tuesday December 1st 2009
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Indybay News Update for Tuesday, December 1st, 2009
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IN THIS NEWS UPDATE:
* Upcoming Events
* Pickets Protest Election at Honduran Consulate in S. F.
* N30 â International Day of Action for Climate Justice
* Film Review of "Precious"
* 11th Annual San Francisco Transgender Day of Remembrance
* Rally for Lynne Stewart at SF Federal Courthouse
* FBI Making Visits in Santa Cruz
* Judge Orders Mehserle to Be Tried in Los Angeles County
* In Bicoastal Action, Immigrants Demand Room at the Healthcare Reform Table
* Eighteen Arrested as Hundreds March to Save City Jobs
* Palestinians Return to Bir al-âId
* Andrea Lewis, Host of the Sunday Sedition and the Evening News Co-Anchor, Dies At 52
December 1st 4:00 PM: Support For St. Lukes Hospital SF (Protest)
December 2nd 5:00 AM: Last Day of ACTION AGainst the DRONES - for this time! (Critical Mass)
December 2nd 12:00 PM: CodePINK Counter-Recruitment at the MRS (marine recruiting station) (Protest)
December 2nd 3:00 PM: Just Say NO to Escalation Now! (Protest)
December 2nd 4:00 PM: ALL PVFT TEACHER MEETING!!! (Meeting)
December 2nd 5:00 PM: Protest Troop Escalation in Afghanistan - U.S./NATO Out Now! (Protest)
December 2nd 5:00 PM: No Afghanistan Escalation! Candlelight Vigil (Vigil/Ritual)
December 3rd 12:00 PM: Mass die-in in Union Square to honor 25 years of struggle in Bhopal (Protest)
December 3rd 3:00 PM: Two days of Film and Discussion on Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution (Panel Discussion)
December 3rd 6:30 PM: Benefit for a Village in El Salvador (Fundraiser)
December 3rd 7:30 PM: Film "The Battle for Whiteclay" on Native American struggle today (Screening)
December 4th 3:00 PM: "Where My People At?" Student Of Color Call to Action Budget Cut Information & Forum (Teach-In)
December 4th 7:00 PM: Forum/Foro: Money for Education, Not for War!/Â¡Dinero para EducaciÃ³n, No para Guerra! (Meeting)
December 5th 11:30 AM: Human Rights Fair (Other)
December 5th 5:30 PM: GAY SHAME MEETING (Meeting)
December 6th 3:00 PM: 24th Annual Holiday Appeal for Class-War Prisoners (Fundraiser)
December 8th 8:00 PM: Release Fund Benefit for Political Prisoner Jeff 'Free' Luers (Fundraiser)
More Events On Indybay's Calendar:
Pickets Protest Election at Honduran Consulate in S. F.
Honduran Elections Held Under Coup Regime
12/01/09 - government | americas
On November 29th, Honduras held elections and the next day Porfirio Lobo was announced as the next president. On the day of the election, a picket was held at the Honduran Consulate in San Francisco; protesters described the elections as a sham organized by a government installed by a military coup. They demanded that there be, "no recognition of the coup regime and its election." Brazil, Argentina and Venezuela, have refused to recognize the vote, and the UN, EU and the Carter Center, had condemned the electoral process as illegitimate and refused to send observers. The US, Peru, Panama, Colombia, Costa Rica and Israel are the only nations to have publicly indicated recognition of the electoral process and future regime.
N30 â International Day of Action for Climate Justice
Mobilization for Climate Justice to Hold National Day of Action Against Climate Criminals
11/29/09 - environment | globalization | international
On November 30th, the 10th anniversary of the global justice movementâs successful non-violent shut-down of the WTO in Seattle, activists exposed some of San Franciscoâs worst climate criminals, demanding that they stop financing climate change and standing in the way of climate solutions. Protesters met at Justin Herman Plaza marched to a non-violent civil disobedience at the Bank of America where about two dozen people were arrested.
Film Review of "Precious"
â'Precious' is About Women I Know"
11/28/09 - womyn | arts
G. Melesaine writes: "When I saw the trailer for the new film 'Precious' I cried. This film made me think a lot about an old life I was too familiar with. It made me think about a lot of women that I am close to. It made me think about my sister in her Tenderloin days, about that loud funny girl in class that smacked her gum too loud, about that girl in West Point who had AIDS and everyone stayed away from her, about that girl walking up and down Folsom pretending she has somewhere to go, about that teacher I use to have a crush on in middle school, about women. 'Precious' women. This was their story."
11th Annual San Francisco Transgender Day of Remembrance
Transgender Day of Remembrance, San Francisco, 2009
11/28/09 - lgbtqi | womyn
On Friday, November 20th, members and supporters of the transgender community in San Francisco held an event at the API Wellness Center in San Francisco called the 11th Annual San Francisco Transgender Day of Remembrance. Many people turned out for the event including Alexandra Byerly from El la program, Senator Mark Leno, Theresa Sparks and plus the many many speakers from the community who simply wanted to pay tribute to all the transgender men and women who have been killed.
Rally for Lynne Stewart at SF Federal Courthouse
Lynne Stewart In Jail After a Federal Court Ruled on Her Appeal November 17th
11/28/09 - police | womyn
Lynne Stewart, the much admired civil rights attorney who is struggling with cancer, has had her bail revoked, and she is now being held in jail after a Federal Court ruled on her appeal November 17th. On November 23rd, demonstrators in San Francisco protested against the ruling.
FBI Making Visits in Santa Cruz
FBI Visiting People in Santa Cruz and Asking Questions About AETA 4
11/27/09 - police | santacruz
An article anonymously published to the newswire on November 26th reports that the FBI has been showing up at peoples' workplaces and homes, asking questions about some or all of the AETA 4, as well as other groups and movements to their interest.
Judge Orders Mehserle to Be Tried in Los Angeles County
Los Angeles Set to Host Oscar Grant Murder Trial But Venue Could Still End Up in San Diego
11/27/09 - police | race | california
On Thursday, Novemember 19th, Superior Court Judge Morris Jacobson ordered that Johannes Mehserle's trial for the murder of Oscar Grant be moved to Los Angeles County. In the hearing to decide if the venue should be held in San Diego County or Los Angeles County, the determining factors were: pretrial publicity, relative hardship to parties, conservation of judicial resources and public funds, and demographics.
In Bicoastal Action, Immigrants Demand Room at the Healthcare Reform Table
Korean-Americans Take Part in Action for Immigrants in SF and at Joe Wilson's DC Office
11/27/09 - poverty | immigrant
On November 23rd, immigrant rights groups held actions in San Francisco and Washington D.C. to expose the unjust treatment of immigrants in both Congressional and Senate health care bills. In San Francisco, hundreds of people joined a vigil at House Speaker Pelosiâs office to urge her to fight against anti-immigrant amendments to the bills. The same day, a group of Asian Americans and Latinos confronted staff in the office of US Representative Joe Wilson of South Carolina.
Eighteen Arrested as Hundreds March to Save City Jobs
San Francisco City Workers Disrupt Traffic in Action to Protect Social Services
11/25/09 - labor
On November 23rd, members of SEIU Local 1021 blocked Market Street at the peak of rush hour, protesting San Francisco Mayor Newsom's plan to eliminate more city jobs. The protest shut down automobile traffic and Muni lines were forced to make detours. Eighteen people were arrested by the San Francisco Police Department.
Palestinians Return to Bir al-âId
The People of Bir al-'Id Return Home, Attacked by Settlers in Less Than a Week
11/24/09 - international | palestine
David Shulman writes: "Iâve been trying to explain in my talk why I keep going down to the South Hebron hills when, after all, our impact on the situation there is so minimal, so pointillist, the task so Sisyphean, the sense of futility so overwhelming. I claimed that despite all this, there is something good about being there, in those landscapes and with those people, and that it had something to do with the difference between truth and falsehood."
Andrea Lewis, Host of the Sunday Sedition and the Evening News Co-Anchor, Dies At 52
In Memory of Andrea Lewis, June 4, 1957 - November 15, 2009
11/23/09 - indymedia
On November 15th, Andrea Lewis died in an apparent heart attack at her San Francisco home. Andrea came to KPFA in 1999 as a co-host of the Morning Show and later became the host of the Sunday Sedition and the Evening News Co-Anchor.
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