[Sfbay-news] Indybay News Update for Monday November 8th 2010 -- Indybay 10th Anniversary Celebration November 13th
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Indybay News Update for Monday November 8th 2010
Ten Years Of Making Media And Making Trouble
Indybay to Celebrate 10-Year Anniversary on November 13th in Oakland
Indybay has not only survived but thrived for ten years now. On November 13th we'll be acknowledging everyone who has contributed over the last decade to the many projects of the SF Bay Area and Santa Cruz Independent Media Centers. Come and celebrate this milestone with us at the historic Continental Club in West Oakland (1658 12th Street, Oakland, just blocks from West Oakland BART).
Detailed line-up to be announced soon. Stay tuned!
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IN THIS NEWS UPDATE:
* Upcoming Events
* Johannes Mehserle Gets Minimum Sentence of Two Years
* Tree Sit in Muwekma (People's) Park in Berkeley
* Black Mesa Benefit with Free Land Hip-Hop Theatre Show
* Local Groups Fight Voter Suppression in Fresno County
* Chevron Gas Stations Site of Anti-Prop 26 Protests
* SF Artists Seize Billboards to Defeat Prop L
* Workers at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital Picket for Safe Staffing Levels
* Four SCPD Officers Issue Citation to Woman for Spitting
* Environmental Group Pulls Political Prank with Hoax
* VFW Post Announces Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinners Canceled
November 8th 6:00 PM: Copwatch: Community Based Police Accountability (Class/Workshop)
November 11th 4:30 PM: Rally to Save KPFAâs Hard Knock Radio, Flashpoints and Full Circle (Protest)
November 12th 12:00 PM: Berkeley Women in Black weekly vigil (Protest)
November 13th 9:00 AM: Bay Area IWW Organizer Training (Day 1) (Other)
November 13th 11:00 AM: Tenants Rights Workshop (Class/Workshop)
November 13th 12:00 PM: Indybay 10-Year Anniversary Celebration - November 13th (Conference)
November 13th 2:00 PM: SF Forum-Stop The Attack On BA Transit Workers & Riders! (Teach-In)
November 13th 7:00 PM: Benefit Concert for Black Mesa Indigenous Support! (Concert/Show)
November 14th 10:00 AM: Bay Area IWW Organizer Training (Day 2) (Other)
November 14th 11:00 AM: Where Are Latin American Freedom Struggles Today? (Meeting)
November 14th 12:00 PM: Dedication of first US war memorial to Iraq and Afpak (Protest)
November 14th 3:00 PM: ASWAT Arabic Music Ensemble in Oakland! (Concert/Show)
November 15th 6:00 PM: Copwatch: Community Based Police Accountability (Class/Workshop)
More Events On Indybay's Calendar:
Black Mesa Benefit with Free Land Hip-Hop Theatre Show
2010 Fall Caravan of Support to Indigenous Resistance Communities
11/07/10 - globalization
On Sunday November 7th, there will a benefit at 7pm in Santa Cruz for Dine (Navajo) indigenous resistance communities at Big Mountain / Black Mesa, AZ who are in their third decade of resisting the expansion of coal strip mining operations and forced relocation from their traditional homeland by the US government. This benefit is part of the 2010 Fall Caravan of Support. On November 20th, work crews from Santa Cruz and all across the country will converge in support of the indigenous resistance communities of Black Mesa / Big Mountain.
Johannes Mehserle Gets Minimum Sentence of Two Years
Community Gather in Oakland to React to Mehserle Sentencing; 152 Arrested in Night March
11/05/10 - police | race | california
On Friday, November 5th, former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle was sentenced for the shooting death of Oscar Grant, III. Mehserle received the minimum jail sentence possible from Judge Robert Perry, two years. Subtracting the 146 days Mehserle has already been behind bars in an LA County jail and another 146 days for "good behavior," he is expected to be released from state prison in less than one year from now. Concerned community members gathered together in Frank Ogawa Plaza by Oakland City Hall to respond to the sentencing and to honor Oscar. Police arrested 152 people in a march that followed.
Tree Sit in Muwekma (People's) Park in Berkeley
Organizers Calling for Supporters to Come Out to Ongoing People's Park Tree Sit
11/04/10 - police | environment | poverty
Update November 5th: Police taking treesitters' supplies; organizers call out for immediate support. On the evening on October 31st, Halloween night, advocates for People's Park climbed into the trees to take a stand against the ongoing destruction of the park by UC Berkeley, with the encouragement of the Telegraph Business Association, and to protest the dwindling resources available to the city's homeless population. The tree sitters have renamed the park "Muwekma," the Ohlone word for "people."
Local Groups Fight Voter Suppression in Fresno County
1/2 of the Polling Locations Have Been Closed
11/01/10 - centralvalley | government
In a dramatic "October Surprise" that community activists say is certain to decrease voter turnout in Fresno County, 200 out of the normal 400 polling places have been closed. Hardest hit is southwest Fresno, which is predominantly African American and Latino, where activists say that 75% of polling places have been eliminated. Sabina Gonzalez, who is the campaign director for Communities for a New California, says some residents in SW Fresno will be forced to walk over 2 miles to find a polling place that is open.
Chevron Gas Stations Site of Anti-Prop 26 Protests
In Final Days Before the Election, Activists Redouble Efforts to Defeat Prop 26
10/29/10 - environment | california | government
Protests in San Francisco, Palo Alto, and Berkeley at Chevron gas stations featured handmade "No on 26" placards, as environmental activists redoubled their efforts to defeat the initiative they are calling a "stealth" proposition. The demonstrations were part of a statewide action organized by the Sierra Club.
SF Artists Seize Billboards to Defeat Prop L
Sit/Lie Posse Replaces Ads Throughout San Francisco to Defeat Prop L
10/27/10 - poverty | government
A week before the November 2nd elections, a group of artists liberated six San Francisco billboards and sixty bus shelter ads to defeat Proposition L, a ballot measure that would ban sitting on the sidewalk. The group, calling itself the Sit/Lie Posse, replaced ads throughout the city with handmade prints rendered in the style of corporate advertising. Confronting the backers of the proposition, the posse lavished attention on sites around City Hall, the Chronicle, the Haight-Ashbury district and many other neighborhoods.
Workers at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital Picket for Safe Staffing Levels
More than 100 Protest Against Layoffs and Buyouts that Reduce Quality of Care
10/27/10 - labor | santacruz
More than a hundred healthcare workers marched outside Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital on October 21st to draw attention to the potential impact of more than 100 layoffs and employee buyouts ordered by hospital management. Employees decided to hold the picket by a 97% vote. Last May, nearly 900 respiratory care practitioners, licensed vocational nurses, certified nursing assistants, clerical workers and others voted by a landslide to join the National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW) and leave their old union, SEIU.
Four SCPD Officers Issue Citation to Woman for Spitting
Military Veteran Ticketed by SCPD for Spitting on Pacific Avenue
10/21/10 - police | santacruz
On the night of October 20th, four Santa Cruz Police Department officers ticketed a woman for spitting on Pacific Avenue. No warning was given, and she was issued a ticket for nothing more than spitting. However, the municipal code states that a person is violating 9.50.02 "after having been notified by a police officer, public officer or downtown host that he or she is in violation of the prohibition."
Environmental Group Pulls Political Prank with Hoax
Chevron Advertising Campaign Outsmarted by Rainforest Action Network and Yes Men
10/20/10 - environment | arts
Environmental activists at San Francisco-based Rainforest Action Network (R.A.N.) pulled off an elaborate hoax on San Ramon-headquartered Chevron on Monday. Together with spoof specialists The Yes Men, R.A.N. created a look alike web site mocking Chevron's new âWe Agreeâ advertising campaign. The political prank included phony press releases and a slogan attributed to Chevron âWe Agree: Oil companies should clean up their messes."
VFW Post Announces Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinners Canceled
Closure of Veterans Memorial Building by County Impacts Popular Holiday Meals
10/19/10 - poverty | santacruz
Veterans of Foreign Wars "Bill Motto" Post 5888 announced that it is unable to hold Thanksgiving or Christmas Dinners, this year, at the Santa Cruz County Veterans Memorial Building. For 24 years, this event has helped needy people, veterans, seniors, students and lonely residents during holidays which are based in giving.
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