[Sfbay-news] Indybay News Update for Wednesday December 16th 2009
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Indybay News Update for Wednesday December 16th 2009
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IN THIS NEWS UPDATE:
* Upcoming Events
* Protests During Global UN Climate Negotiations In Copenhagen
* Eight Arrested at UC Berkeley After Concert & March
* Mixing It Up with the Mayor on Freak Radio Santa Cruz
* Impacts of Cars on Our Social Lives and What Can Be Done
* Worker Safety Activists Tell Tesla: Don't Build on Toxic Dump Site in Downey
* Students Occupy Business Building at SFSU
* Hidden in Plain Sight: Media Workers for Social Change, Chapter 2
* 31 Arrested in Protest at Chevron Headquarters in San Ramon
* Release Fund Benefit for Political Prisoner Jeff 'Free' Luers
* Die-In at the Ferry Building Protests Healthcare Bill's Abortion Ban
* Fred Hampton Jr. Speaks About the Assassination of His Father
December 17th 6:30 PM: Driven to Excess: Impacts of Cars on Our Social Lives and What Can Be Done (Speaker)
December 17th 7:00 PM: Honduras Night, Update on Elections & Resistance Against Coup 'd Etat (Fundraiser)
December 18th 9:00 AM: Wiley Manuel Courthouse - Court support for Joseph of AETA4 (Court Date)
December 19th 8:00 PM: Benefit for Dee Allen (Concert/Show)
December 21st 6:00 PM: CodePINK MMMEG: Report backs from NO DRONES Protests & NO SURGE! (Teach-In)
December 23rd 12:00 PM: CodePINK Counter-Recruitment at the MRS (marine recruiting station) (Protest)
More Events On Indybay's Calendar:
Protests During Global UN Climate Negotiations In Copenhagen
100,000 march for System Change not climate change in Copenhagen with mass arrests
12/14/09 - environment | globalization | international
Global UN Climate negotiations are proceeding in Copenhagen with over one hundred heads of state expected to attend in the next week. 2009 was the fifth hottest year on record, and scientists are saying a Climate Treaty is more urgent with global carbon emissions still increasing and acidification threatening marine biodiversity. On December 12th, 100,000 people took to the streets of Copenhagen, but around 3pm police charged into the march and made arbitrary arrests of an estimated 1,000 people. Further protests are occurring over the next week inside the conference center and on the streets.
Eight Arrested at UC Berkeley After Concert & March
Eleven People Arrested at Student Demonstrations in Past Week Remain in Jail
12/12/09 - police | education
Students at UC Berkeley re-grouped Friday evening to protest an early morning raid on the Open University at occupied Wheeler Hall. A rally at Wheeler was followed by a concert and a march on the north side of campus. Police dispersed the march and arrested eight people who face multiple felony charges. Among the eight was an Indybay photographer covering the event.
Mixing It Up with the Mayor on Freak Radio Santa Cruz
Mike Rotkin and Robert Norse on Free Radio Santa Cruz
12/12/09 - santacruz
Newly-elected (by his own City Council) Mayor Mike Rotkin will cross verbal swords with Robert Norse in the Free Radio Santa Cruz studio on Sunday, December 13th at 10:30am on 101.1 FM and online. Topics are expected to include the proposed ban on new medical marijuana clinics and growhouses, recently installed anti-homeless architectural changes downtown, the Sleeping Ban and more.
Impacts of Cars on Our Social Lives and What Can Be Done
Talking Traffic with Joshua Hart and Bruce Appleyard
12/12/09 - poverty | santacruz
On Thursday, December 17th at 6:30pm in the Santa Cruz High School Auditorium, Joshua Hart and Bruce Appleyard will address the impacts of cars on our social lives and what can be done about it. Admission is free and open to the public.
Worker Safety Activists Tell Tesla: Don't Build on Toxic Dump Site in Downey
Tesla "Not Rushing Into Anything" as They Decide on Venue for Electric Car Plant
12/11/09 - labor | california
Having received a $465 million low-interest loan from the US Department of Energy, Tesla Motors will soon be deciding on a site to locate their electric car manufacturing plant. On December 10th worker safety activists visited Tesla's world headquarters in San Carlos to report on the continuing contamination and dangerous working conditions at a site in southern California under consideration. They asked that Tesla not choose the site in Downey for their new plant.
Students Occupy Business Building at SFSU
Business Building Occupation at San Francisco State University Ends with Pre-Dawn Raid
12/10/09 - education
Students occupied the business building at San Francisco State University before dawn Wednesday, December 9th to protest higher tuition, massive layoffs, hundreds of classes cut and millions for administration salary. Hundreds of students linked arms at various points throughout the day in solidarity against the complete dismantling of the education system in California. Students drew connections between layoffs and cuts in other public sectors, billions spent on war and millions of people without health care. Just before 4am the next day, almost twenty-four hours into the occupation, riot police rushed the building, breaking a window to gain access, and arrested those inside.
Hidden in Plain Sight: Media Workers for Social Change, Chapter 2
Profile of Bradley of Santa Cruz Indymedia
12/09/09 - indymedia | santacruz
This is the second in a series of profiles of activist and alternative media workers in the Bay Area by Indybay contributor Peter M. Featured in this profile is Bradley, who works with Santa Cruz Indymedia. Bradley spoke about his life as a student, his work, and his connection to Mexico.
31 Arrested in Protest at Chevron Headquarters in San Ramon
As UN Climate Negotiations Begin, Demonstrators in California Interrupt Chevron Routine
12/09/09 - environment
Chevron employees arriving to work in the early this morning of December 7th were met by nearly 100 people who gathered in protest of Chevronâs global destruction of communities, the environment and the global climate. Protesters interrupted business as usual at Chevron headquarters in San Ramon, blocking several entrances. 31 people were arrested.
Release Fund Benefit for Political Prisoner Jeff 'Free' Luers
Jeff 'Free' Luers to be Released from Prison in December 2009
12/08/09 - police
Jeffrey Luers was originally sentenced to 22 years and 8 months for the burning of three SUV's in Eugene, Oregon to make a statement about global warming. In 2007 Jeff won his appeal and his sentence was reduced to 10 years. He is scheduled to be released this December. A final San Francisco benefit for Jeff to raise funds to help him as he transitions back to life on the outside will take place on Tuesday, December 8th starting at 8pm at El Rio.
Die-In at the Ferry Building Protests Healthcare Bill's Abortion Ban
Dozens "Die" as Billionaire Satirists Mock People in Need of Healthcare
12/06/09 - poverty | womyn | arts
On December 5th, women and men protested the Stupak amendment to the US Congress health care bill with a march and die-in in front of San Francisco's Ferry Building. Demonstrators wore black and rallied for full access to reproductive services, including abortion on demand.
Fred Hampton Jr. Speaks About the Assassination of His Father
Fred Hampton Jr: You Can Kill a Revolutionary But You Can't Kill the Revolution
12/05/09 - police | race
On December 4th, 1969, the FBI, working with the Chicago police department, assassinated the Chicago Black Panther Party Deputy Chairman Fred Hampton in his bed as he slept. Along with the murder of Mark Clark in the same apartment that night, the "raid" was one in a long line of illegal actions taken by the FBI as part of its COINTELPRO war against the social justice and anti-war movements. Fred Hampton Jr. embarked on a speaking tour to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the assassination of his father.
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