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Indybay News Update for Wednesday May 12th 2010
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IN THIS UPDATE:
* Upcoming Events
* Protests Against MUNI Cuts and Fare Hikes
* World Premiere Screening of WAMM Documentary
* The Santa Cruz May Day Riot
* Hunger Strike at UC Berkeley
* Rabbi Michael Lerner's Home Attacked by Right Wing Zionists
* Activists for Bank Accountability Converge on Wells Fargo
* May Day in the Bay and Beyond
* Oaxaca: Paramilitaries Ambush International Aid Caravan, Two Dead
* Oakland Teachers Strike April 29th
* Appeals Court Upholds Environmental Justice in Richmond
* UCSC's Judicial Code Challenged at Academic Senate Meeting
May 12th 1:00 PM: Reject the MUNI Budget! Demand NO Cuts or Hikes! (Protest)
May 12th 2:00 PM: Drum Circle Returning... (Vigil/Ritual)
May 12th 5:00 PM: Protest BP Oil Spill! Make BP Pay! (Protest)
May 12th 6:30 PM: World Premiere: La Vie en Verte: The WAMM Movie (Screening)
May 12th 8:00 PM: Screening of "This is England" to benefit Antifascist bail fund (Screening)
May 13th 12:30 PM: Press Conference in Defense of SF STATE Student Occupiers (Press Conference)
May 13th 6:00 PM: Stop the PG&E Powergrab! (Meeting)
May 13th 7:00 PM: Asian Pacific Heritage Month celebration (Panel Discussion)
May 13th 7:30 PM: Norman Finkelstein & Lowkey! (Concert/Show)
May 13th 8:00 PM: Film Screening Benefit for SFAI Faculty Union Legal Fund (Other)
May 14th 8:00 AM: *PROTEST UC COMPLICITY IN WAR CRIMES* (Protest)
May 14th 3:30 PM: Palestinian Cultural Day (Other)
May 14th 6:00 PM: Berkeley Critical Mass Ride (Critical Mass)
May 14th 7:00 PM: Forum/Foro: Gulf of Mexico catastropheCatÃ¡strofe del Golfo de MÃ©xico (Meeting)
May 15th 7:00 PM: TEA PARTY Corporate and racist politics in disguise Why working people need to fight back (Panel Discussion)
May 15th 8:00 PM: Grupo Raiz celebrates La PeÃ±a's 35th Anniversary (Concert/Show)
May 17th 1:00 PM: Next court date for defendants facing charges for Needle Exchanging in Modesto (Court Date)
May 17th 6:30 PM: Tell Condi: Torturers Not Welcome in San Jose (Protest)
May 19th 3:00 PM: Award winning documentary, âOperation Small Axeâ Screenings in Santa Cruz (Screening)
May 19th 7:30 PM: Project Survival Media 2nd Annual Fundraiser/Launch Party in (Fundraiser)
May 20th 12:00 PM: "Stand-In" for Safety & Against the Arrests of Sex Workers & Sit/Lie (Protest)
More Events On Indybay's Calendar:
Protests Against MUNI Cuts and Fare Hikes
Coalition Unites to Demand End to MUNI Cuts and Fare Hikes
05/12/10 - poverty
The Muni Riders and Drivers Expanding Coalition, made up of low income families, youth and elderly organizations in San Francisco, have united to demand an end to MUNI service cuts, demanding MUNI seek more progressive sources of revenue, and an end to MUNI and SFPD "saturation" checkpoints on buses. Last week they held their first public action on the steps of City Hall. A new protest will be held on May 12th at 1pm at City Hall.
World Premiere Screening of WAMM Documentary
La Vie en Verte: The WAMM Movie
05/11/10 - drugwar | santacruz
The world premiere screening of La Vie en Verte: The WAMM Movie will take place on Wednesday, May 12th, 6:30pm at the Riverfront Theater, as part of the Santa Cruz Film Festival. La Vie en Verte documents the Wo/Men's Alliance for Medical Marijuana (WAMM), a "collective of patients and caregivers [who have been] providing hope, building community and offering medical marijuana on a donation basisâ for over a decade. In the film, we meet Valerie and Mike Corral, and follow their journey as they dedicate their lives to offering compassionate care despite the antagonism of the brutal federal government. Valerie and Mike Corral will be at the screening, in addition to directors Charlie Hall and Bevin-Bell Hall.
The Santa Cruz May Day Riot
Graffiti and Broken Windows on Pacific Avenue
05/07/10 - globalization | santacruz
On the night of Saturday, May 1st, May Day, there was a dance party to mark International Workers' Day. During the event, around 250 people roved through the streets in a mixture of dancing, partying and protesting. A smaller number of people, some wearing masks or bandanas on their face, carried torches, spray painted graffiti, broke windows at an estimated 18 downtown businesses, and caused an estimated $100,000 in damage. In addition, a police squad car that responded was reportedly pelted with rocks, surrounded, and paint was poured on the hood.
Hunger Strike at UC Berkeley
Hunger Strike Demands Denouncing of SB1070 & Rights for UC Workers and Student Protesters
05/05/10 - race | education | immigrant
Updates 5/11/10: hunger strike at uc berkeley still going strong
Updates 5/10/10: Police Raiding UC Berkeley Hunger Strike | Hunger Strike Raided: Rally at 3:30pm | Hunger Strikers | hella cops defend chancellor birgeneau's house from hunger strikers
On Monday, May 3rd, the Chican@/Latin@ community at Cal, which includes RAZA, Mecha, Xinaxtli, and others began a hunger strike in front of California Hall in response to the new Arizona SB1070 Law and to the charges imposed on student protesters this school year. The six demands issued include that President Yudof and other UC Chancellors publicly denounce Arizonaâs SB1070 and that charges be dropped against student activists. Strikers issued a call to action against racism and oppression for Friday, May 7th.
Rabbi Michael Lerner's Home Attacked by Right Wing Zionists
In Berkeley, Tikkun Office Staff and Rabbi Receive Threats
05/05/10 - palestine
The Berkeley Hills home of Rabbi Michael Lerner, editor of the progressive Tikkun magazine, was vandalized on May 3. Posters attached to the rabbi's door and on his property attacked him personally. They also berated liberals and progressives as being supporters of terrorism and "Islamo-fascism".
Activists for Bank Accountability Converge on Wells Fargo
San Francisco Kickoff to Nationwide Rallies Against Wall Street
04/30/10 - globalization
A clamor across the country to hold banks and Wall Street accountable for the financial crisis started in earnest this week with a large demonstration in San Francisco. Hundreds of protesters rallied in front of the building where Wells Fargo's annual shareholders meeting was being held on April 27. They said bankers broke laws, lack ethics and need to create jobs for working people instead of rewarding themselves with huge bonuses.
May Day in the Bay and Beyond
Bay Area and Central Valley Mark Holiday with Marches, Rallies, and Celebrations
04/30/10 - immigrant
Saturday, May 1st is May Day, or International Workers Day. The Bay Area observed the holiday with celebrations, marches, rallies, and street parties. Events on Saturday included rallies, marches, and demonstrations for immigrant and workers rights in San Francisco, Watsonville, the East Bay, Fresno, Modesto, and San Jose. Celebrations and street parties were held in San Francisco, Santa Cruz, and Oakland.
Oaxaca: Paramilitaries Ambush International Aid Caravan, Two Dead
Paramilitaries Attack Caravan Headed to Oaxacan Autonomous Town
04/28/10 - police | americas
On April 27th, people believed to be paramilitaries affiliated with the ruling party of Oaxaca ambushed an international aid caravan en route to the autonomous town of San Juan Copala, Oaxaca. At least two people are reported dead. The caravan was carrying food, water, and other basic necessities to the town, which has been subject to a paramilitary blockade that has prevented anyone from entering or leaving the community since January.
Oakland Teachers Strike April 29th
Students and Community Show Solidarity with Oakland Teachers on One-Day Strike
04/27/10 - labor | education
After having worked for over two years without a contract, Oakland teachers watched the Oakland Unified School Board unilaterally impose a labor contract last week. The new contract largely ignores the recommendations of a recent fact-finding panel, allows for no pay raises for teachers, increases class sizes, lays off teachers, and threatens adult education programs. A one-day city-wide strike was called for April 29th. Oakland teachers, students, and community members picketed at neighborhood public schools in the morning then rallied at Frank Ogawa Plaza.
Appeals Court Upholds Environmental Justice in Richmond
Community Wins Major Court Victory Against Oil Giant Chevron
04/26/10 - environment
In an unprecedented victory for community and environmental groups, the California State Court of Appeals has upheld the majority of findings in a lower court decision that the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the expansion of Chevron's refinery in Richmond violated state environmental law. Community members have been campaigning to fight the proposed switch to refining dirtier, heavier oil for several years, and last year, a lower court issued an injunction stopping further work on the refinery expansion.
UCSC's Judicial Code Challenged at Academic Senate Meeting
UCSC Chancellor Blumenthal Interrogated on Student Rights
04/26/10 - education | santacruz
An Academic Senate meeting at UC Santa Cruz on April 23rd turned into a heated forum to criticize Chancellor Blumenthalâs hesitancy in changing the student judicial proceedings. Various faculty members voiced concerns about the current judicial proceedings relating to the three day protest at Kerr Hall in November 2009, saying they violate studentsâ right to due process and also have a chilling effect on political protests.
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