[Sfbay-news] Indybay News Update for Tuesday March 24th 2009
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Indybay News Update for Tuesday March 24th 2009
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* As Tristan Anderson Fights for His Life, Protests in Ni'ilin Continue
* 4 Die, 1 Brain Dead After Exchange of Fire Between Lovelle Mixon and Oakland Police
* March 21st: International Day of Action on 6th Anniversary of Iraq War
* Second No Justice No BART Demo Hit Rockridge BART Station
* Santa Cruz Anarchist Convergence on May 7th to 11th
* Autonomous Brown Berets Chapter Emerges in Salinas
* Possible Criminal Charges Against Landlord Page Mill Properties
* Curtis Reliford vs. Starbucks
* PVFT's Pat Lerman on Teacher Lay-Offs
* Black Panther, Asian American Activist Richard Aoki Dies at Age 71
* FMLN Winner in Salvadoran Elections
* Solidarity with Tristan and Palestine Events Around the World
March 25th 12:00 PM: End Recruiting, End War - NO Escalation against Afghanistan! (Protest)
March 25th 6:00 PM: Defend the Rights of the African Community & Vigil for Lovelle Mixon (Vigil/Ritual)
March 25th 7:00 PM: Ali Abunimah: What Future for Palestine After Gaza 2009? (Speaker)
March 26th 12:00 PM: Rally and Press Conference for Friends of Tristan and Palestine (Press Conference)
March 26th 5:15 PM: BAM! (Big A** March) A March To Protect San Francisco City Services and Jobs (Protest)
March 27th 7:00 PM: Muralist Report Back from Lebanon & Palestine (Speaker)
March 28th 11:00 AM: Know Your Rights Training (Training)
March 28th 3:30 PM: Free Battered Women Presents Our Voices Within: Internally Free (Fundraiser)
March 29th 1:00 PM: Community Anti-War and Militarism Forum>>Anarchist Event (Other)
March 29th 6:00 PM: Food not Bombs/Childcare Collective Joint Benefit Concert (Fundraiser)
March 30th 7:00 PM: Sister Helen Prejean: Dead Man Walking-The Journey Continues (Speaker)
March 31st 7:00 PM: Film- Unrepentant: Kevin Annett & Canadaâs Genocide (Screening)
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As Tristan Anderson Fights for His Life, Protests in Ni'ilin Continue
Tristan's Parents Demand That IDF Investigate Its Shooting of Their Son
03/23/09 - antiwar | palestine
Ten days after he was shot in the head by an Israeli Defense Force high-velocity tear gas canister, Tristan Anderson is still hospitalized, unconscious and on a respirator, following three surgeries in a hospital in Israel. His family's attorney has filed a formal complaint with the West Bank Israeli border police, demanding the immediate launch of a rigorous and independent investigation into the shooting. Friends of Tristan and Palestine is calling for a rally and press conference on Thursday, March 26th at noon outside of the Israeli Consulate in San Francisco which will address the beatings and arrests that occurred after the March 16th Solidarity with Tristan and Palestine demonstration.
4 Die, 1 Brain Dead After Exchange of Fire Between Lovelle Mixon and Oakland Police
Oakland Police Kill African American Man in Haste; 3 Cops Dead and 1 Brain Dead
03/22/09 - police
Copwatch13 writes: "On Saturday, March 21st, for the second time in recent months, police in Oakland shot and killed a young African American man apparently after prematurely resorting to the use of deadly force when alternative remedies were available. This time, the haste on the part of police caused them to lose two of their own just after two other officers had just been shot, with one killed, at a separate location."
March 21st: International Day of Action on 6th Anniversary of Iraq War
Tue Mar 17 2009 (Updated 03/23/09) Long Weekend of Protests in Northern California on Sixth Anniversary of Iraq War
03/21/09 - anti-war
On Saturday, March 21st, protest marches took place across the U.S. and around the world on the sixth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. In the Bay Area, four days of demonstrations protesting the continuing war on Iraq officially commenced on Thursday, March 19th with leafleting at more than 20 BART stations and a march in Berkeley. On Wednesday, March 18th, a group of persons wearing masks smashed the windows and splattered red paint at the U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting Center in Berkeley. On Saturday, March 21st, a demonstration sponsored by ANSWER began with a march from Justin Herman Plaza at 11am culminating in a rally at Civic Center Plaza. On Sunday, March 22nd, a Rally in the Valley for Peace and Justice will be held in downtown Fresno.
Second No Justice No BART Demo Hit Rockridge BART Station
No Justice No BART Aims to Shut Down MacArthur BART on April 2nd
03/23/09 - police | race
No Justice No BART (NJNB) are holding a series of disruptive actions with the goal of seeking accountability for the abuse and murder of Oscar Grant. After successfully blocking the fare gates at Fruitvale BART in their first demo, NJNB chose the BART station in the upscale Rockridge neighborhood for their second demonstration. NJNB is committed to demos at various stations until justice for Oscar Grant is reached. NJNB's next action will be at MacArthur BART in Oakland, Thursday, April 2nd at 4pm.
Santa Cruz Anarchist Convergence on May 7th to 11th
A Four-Day Anarchist Invasion of Santa Cruz
03/22/09 - globalization | santacruz
Between the forest and the ocean, among the students and the yuppies, Anarchists in Santa Cruz have fostered a close-knit community dedicated to the destruction of this world and the creation of another. Santa Cruz is a hub of anarchist culture and resistance, with a long history of radical struggle and active anarchist projects spanning decades. From May 7th to 11th, the Santa Cruz Anarchist Convergence will be a four-day event for building community and resistance and sharing radical ideas.
Autonomous Brown Berets Chapter Emerges in Salinas
The Salinas Autonomous Brown Beret Chapter to hold First Meeting
03/22/09 - globalization
A group of youth in Salinas are activating a chapter of the Brown Berets to help deal with gang violence, discrimination and poverty. Brown Berets are currently active in communities such as Watsonville and Fresno. Historically, Brown Berets have been an important component of the Chicano/Chicana movement and instrumental in educating and inspiring youth to become politically active.
Possible Criminal Charges Against Landlord Page Mill Properties
Page Mill Properties' Negligence May Have Led to Employee Death
03/21/09 - poverty | peninsula
Last week tenants and activists protested in front of Page Mill Properties' headquarters in downtown Palo Alto and marched to Congresswoman Anna Eshoo's office. They are asking elected officials to do more to stop the giant landlord/investor from harassing tenants and neglecting maintenance at the East Palo Alto rental properties owned and managed by Page Mill. This week's disclosure that the San Mateo County District Attorney's office may file criminal charges stemming from the electrocution death of a Page Mill employee is a grim reminder that landlord negligence can even lead to death, as it did during the winter holidays of 2007.
Curtis Reliford vs. Starbucks
Curtis Reliford and his Follow Your Heart Action Network Sue Starbucks
03/19/09 - poverty | santacruz
Curtis Reliford and his Follow Your Heart Action Network sued Starbucks for slander after an incident in 2007 when a Starbucks manager in Santa Cruz tried to have Curtis arrested for panhandling. Curtis, and about 20 supporters, attended a court hearing on March 17th in front of Santa Cruz County Superior Court Judge Jeff Almquist. The case was dismissed on the premise that calling a charitable organization a "panhandler" was not going to hurt its reputation or influence how it conducts its business. Further action against Starbucks is being planned.
PVFT's Pat Lerman on Teacher Lay-Offs
Teachers for Class War Receive Pink Slips from PVUSD
03/19/09 - education | santacruz
Teachers For Class War spent a second Monday in a row discussing massive cuts to education. California Federation of Teachers (CFT) Field Representative Pat Lerman of the PÃ¡jaro Valley Federation of Teachers took some time out to speak with l at s Maestr at s. Two of the hosting Maestr at s got pink slips on Friday, March 13th.
Black Panther, Asian American Activist Richard Aoki Dies at Age 71
Richard Aoki, Revolutionary, Civil Rights Activist, and Member of BPP, Passed Away
03/19/09 - police | race
Revolutionary and civil rights activist Richard Aoki died on March 15, 2009. Aoki was a founding member of the Black Panther Party (BPP), becoming a Field Marshal. Using his military training, Aoki assisted members of the BPP in acquiring weapons and trained members in defending the community from the Oakland Police. Aoki was also a leader in the third world Liberation Front (twLF), resulting in the establishment of Berkeleyâs Ethnic Studies department.
FMLN Winner in Salvadoran Elections
Mauricio Funes the First Leftist President in El Salvador's History
03/17/09 - international | americas
When vote totals came in from the Salvadoran presidential election Sunday, the winner by a slim but significant margin was the candidate of the FMLN, Mauricio Funes. The FMLN website said âHope won over fear.â The FMLN fought fascism in Central America with a military effort that went on for twelve years. A truce was called in 1992, but the extreme right wing remained in power until now. A San Francisco celebration of the FMLN victory is planned for March 21 at 7:00 p.m. at the Womenâs Building.
Solidarity with Tristan and Palestine Events Around the World
Tristan Solidarity Event Starts at SF Israeli Consulate, Ends with Police Attack
03/17/09 - antiwar | international | palestine
On Monday March 16th, hundreds demonstrated at of the Israeli Consulate in San Francisco to hear speakers in support of Tristan Anderson and the people of Palestine. About 5pm, demonstrators marched to the intersection of Market and 5th. After demonstrating there for about an hour, many in the crowd marched back to the consulate where police attacked protesters with clubs and as many as six people were arrested. Other solidarity events are being held all over the world.
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