[Sfbay-news] Indybay News Update for Wednesday October 20th 2010
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Indybay News Update for Wednesday October 20th 2010
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IN THIS NEWS UPDATE:
* Upcoming Events
* Environmental Group Pulls Political Prank with Hoax
* VFW Post Announces Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinners Canceled
* Profile of Journalist and Talk Show Host Larry Bensky
* After 35 Years Service to the LGBTQ Community, New Leaf Has Closed
* Ninth Circuit Decision Limits Freedom of the Press
* Takeover of Empty Hotel on World Homeless Day
* October 7th Day of Action for Public Education
* "From LA to Oakland to Modesto, Resist Police Terror"
* Palestinians Riot in Silwan After Settlers' Security Personnel Kill Samir Solhan
* New Poll Shows California Marijuana Initiative With 52% Support
* George Elfie Ballis Left for Another Reality...
October 21st 7:00 PM: RADICAL SPEAKER SERIES AT BOUND TOGETHER BOOKSTORE: Andrej Grubacic (Speaker)
October 22nd 12:00 PM: Oct 22 Natl Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repressn & Crimztn of a Gen (Protest)
October 22nd 5:00 PM: Remembrance of the Victims of Police Brutality (Vigil/Ritual)
October 22nd 7:30 PM: The Whale Warrior (Screening)
October 23rd 12:00 PM: Oscar Grant Rally (Protest)
October 23rd 12:00 PM: March Against Police Murder! In the Jails - In the Streets! (Protest)
October 23rd 6:30 PM: Stop Mountaintop Removal Benefit and Dance Party (Fundraiser)
October 24th 2:00 PM: Unmaking War, Remaking Men San Francisco Book Launch (Speaker)
October 24th 2:00 PM: Indybay Orientation - Get Involved! (Class/Workshop)
October 24th 3:00 PM: LMNOP Weekly Peace Walk, 3PM (Protest)
October 25th 1:00 PM: UPDATE & Next Court date: Modesto Needle Exchange Case Status (Court Date)
October 25th 6:00 PM: Copwatch: Community Based Police Accountability (Class/Workshop)
October 25th 7:00 PM: Earth-a-lujah Revival! Reverend Billy & The Life After Shopping Choir (Concert/Show)
October 26th 6:30 PM: EcoTuesday :: Featuring John Shegerian from ERI : October 26 (Speaker)
October 26th 6:30 PM: Free 3-Session Climate Action Workshop (Class/Workshop)
October 26th 7:00 PM: RADICAL SPEAKER SERIES AT BOUND TOGETHER BOOKSTORE: Ken Knabb (Speaker)
October 26th 7:00 PM: People Need Water-Foods: A Photographer Reports From Haiti (Screening)
More Events On Indybay's Calendar:
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.
Profile of Journalist and Talk Show Host Larry Bensky
Hidden in Plain Sight: Media Workers for Social Change, Chapter 7
10/18/10 - indymedia
Larry Bensky has had a varied journalistic career, marked by his association with KPFA-FM in Berkeley. Best known as a talk show host, he is famous for anchoring the Iran Contra Hearings from Washington for the national Pacifica Network. Less well known is his early career in mainstream journalism, his activism against the Vietnam War, and his role in the struggle for Peopleâs Park in 1969.
After 35 Years Service to the LGBTQ Community, New Leaf Has Closed
Protest at Department of Public Health After Closure of LGBTQ Counseling Center
10/17/10 - poverty | lgbtqi
New Leaf, a 35-year-old San Francisco center that offered mental health and substance abuse services for low-income, queer, and trans folks, has closed. Gay Shame organized a protest in front of the Department of Public Health and dramatized their frustration with the department's lack of support for New Leaf with street theater.
Ninth Circuit Decision Limits Freedom of the Press
Indybay Journalist Denied the Right to Sue to Redress His Own False Arrest by SFPD in 2004
10/14/10 - police | indymedia
A credentialed reporter, who was prominently displaying a press pass issued by the very police agency who arrested him, can be lawfully arrested for jaywalking simply for standing in a parking indentation/turnout while filming an incident on a street blocked off to traffic, according to a decision issued on October 12th by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Indybay journalist Mark Burdett's attorney Ben Rosenfeld says the ruling âconfirms many peopleâs disgust that courts today exist to launder the bad behavior of the rich, the powerful, and the police.â
Takeover of Empty Hotel on World Homeless Day
Activists Occupy Hotel Leslie in the SF Downtown Area; No Arrests Made
10/13/10 - poverty
On Sunday, October 10th, a group known as Creative Housing Liberation occupied Hotel Leslie in downtown San Francisco. This occupation was planned as part of a rally and march for World Homeless Day. Over 120 people convened for this event, which began around noon at Civic Center with speakers, musicians and spoken word. Eventually, the group marched up Larkin Street to the hotel, gathering outside for more performances and speakers, food and music, tours of the abandoned building, and the eventual occupation of the building by a core group of people.
October 7th Day of Action for Public Education
National Mobilization for Education Rallies Held in San Francisco and Berkeley
10/11/10 - education
On October 7th, students, workers, & faculty gathered in solidarity to defend public education across the U.S. At UC Berkeley, supporters gathered in Sproul Plaza, marched, and later occupied the North Hall Reading Room at Doe Library. At San Francisco State, supporters rallied, with speakers including Oscar Grant's Uncle Bobby.
"From LA to Oakland to Modesto, Resist Police Terror"
Modesto Protests Against Police and Sheriff Killings of Francisco Moran and Rita Elias
10/09/10 - police | race | centralvalley
Recently in West Side Modesto, about 100 people gathered in protest against the police killings of Francisco Moran in early September 2010, and the recent murder of Rita Elias by a Stanislaus County Sheriff. Banners read, "RIP Francisco Moran, RIP Rita Elias," "DISARM MPD," and "From LA to Oakland to Modesto, Resist Police Terror, 209 RISE UP!" Family members and friends of Elias wore shirts with her image, and earlier that day they had helped fundraise for her funeral expenses and for her three children that she leaves behind.
Palestinians Riot in Silwan After Settlers' Security Personnel Kill Samir Solhan
Settlers' Security Personnel Kill Samir Solhan in Silwan, Riots Break Out
10/01/10 - police | palestine
On the morning of September 22nd, settler security personnel in Silwan in East Jerusalem shot and killed Samir Solhan. Solhan, a father of four, was a well known figure in Silwan. The Palestinian residents of Silwan rioted in the following days protesting the murder. Although the police readily accepted the settlers' security personnel's version that he was in fear of his life, testimonies and video tell a different story.
New Poll Shows California Marijuana Initiative With 52% Support
Prop. 19 Polling Better Than Any Candidate or Initiative on California's Ballot
09/30/10 - drugwar | california
A new poll released Thursday by the Public Policy Institute of California shows Proposition 19 â the statewide initiative to control and tax cannabis (marijuana) â leading 52-41, with just 7 percent of likely voters still undecided. "Controlling and taxing cannabis is polling higher than anything else on California's ballot, including the gubernatorial and Senate candidates, as well as all the other initiatives," said Richard Lee, a proponent of Prop. 19.
George Elfie Ballis Left for Another Reality...
...But He Will Remain in Our Hearts Forever
09/28/10 - centralvalley
George âElfieâ Ballis, photographer, Indybay contributor, organizer, and chronicler of Fresnoâs progressive movement died Friday, September 24. He was 85. In recent years George âElfieâ Ballis spent much of his time producing video documentaries of the progressive movement in Fresno and the Central Valley. Some of his footage about Peace Fresnoâs infiltration by the sheriffâs department ended up in Michael Mooreâs 2004 hit movie "Fahrenheit 9/11."
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