[Sfbay-news] Indybay News Update for Wednesday April 25th 2012
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Indybay News Update for Wednesday April 25th 2012
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* Hundreds of Farmers Occupy UC Berkeley's Gill Tract in Albany
* WILPF Condemns Local Law Enforcement and Supports Eleven Local Activists
* FBI Seizes European Counter Network Web Server from Riseup Colocation Facility
* Thousands Celebrate Cannabis at Annual 420 Festival at UCSC
* Project Homeless Connect Santa Cruz: "Social Justice for Homeless"
* Winnemem Wintu Tribal Leaders Challenge Forest Service to Protect Native Women's Rights
* Privacy Groups Seek to Stop Cyber Spying Legislation
* ACLU Statement of Support and Petition for "Journalists, Local Press and Activists"
* 11 UC Davis Students, Professor, Charged for U.S. Bank Blockade
* OSC Hosts Occupy Art Show at Resource Center for Nonviolence
* Long Haul Vindicated in Legal Settlement for 2008 UCPD and FBI Raid
April 25th 8:00 PM: Direct Action Documentary Screening - "Just Do It" (Screening)
April 25th 9:00 PM: Crazy Courtroom Calvalcade (Court Date)
April 27th 1:30 PM: Solidarity Action with jailed Pussy Riot members in Russia (Protest)
April 27th 8:00 PM: Never Alone Tour (Speaker)
April 28th 10:00 AM: San Francisco's 7th Annual Walk Against Rape (Other)
April 28th 10:30 AM: 2nd Annual Walkathon for Health & Environmental Justice (Other)
April 28th 3:00 PM: Kick-off Party for Congressional Candidate Carol Brouillet (Fundraiser)
April 28th 7:00 PM: MAY DAY PARTY - Benefit for TUPOCC of the NLG (Party/Street Party)
April 29th 9:00 AM: Street-medic live action role playing (Class/Workshop)
April 29th 12:00 PM: DREAM Festival 2012 (Fundraiser)
April 29th 7:00 PM: Reel Work Labor Film Festival / UNA Santa Cruz (Screening)
April 30th 8:00 PM: The Strike Starts Early (Party/Street Party)
May 1st 6:00 AM: Occupy Oakland Action Framework for May 1 - Golden Gate Bridge, Blockades, Marches! (Protest)
May 1st 8:30 AM: M1 OAKLAND GENDER STRIKE/GENERAL STRIKE (Other)
May 1st 3:00 PM: May 1st Anti-Racist March: The Decolonial Carnaval!!! (Protest)
May 1st 3:00 PM: March for Dignity and Resistance (Protest)
May 1st 3:00 PM: May Day March - A day without the 99% (Critical Mass)
More Events On Indybay's Calendar:
Hundreds of Farmers Occupy UC Berkeley's Gill Tract in Albany
Occupy the Farm Activists Reclaim Prime Urban Agricultural Land in SF Bay Area
04/22/12 - environment | globalization
(Albany, Calif.), April 22, 2012 â Occupy the Farm, a coalition of local residents, farmers, students, researchers, and activists are planting over 15,000 seedlings at the Gill Tract, the last remaining 10 acres of Class I agricultural soil in the urbanized East Bay area. The Gill Tract is public land administered by the University of California, which plans to sell it to private developers. For decades the UC has thwarted attempts by community members to transform the site for urban sustainable agriculture and hands-on education.
WILPF Condemns Local Law Enforcement and Supports Eleven Local Activists
Santa Cruz Branch of WILPF Issues Statement Supporting Eleven Charged in Bank Occupation
04/24/12 - police | santacruz
WILPFâSanta Cruz Branch writes, The Santa Cruz Branch of the Womenâs International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) condemns the action of local law enforcement in attempting to prosecute eleven local activists who are alleged to have occupied the long-deserted bank building at Water and River Streets last fall. Four of the defendants are journalists, who were present to report to the community on the protests. The First Amendment is clear on the rights of journalists to observe and print their findings; the charges against them should be dropped immediately.
FBI Seizes European Counter Network Web Server from Riseup Colocation Facility
Riseup Networks Assures Users that No Riseup Data Was Compromised in FBI Seizure
04/23/12 - police | international
On April 18th, U.S. Federal authorities removed a server from a colocation facility shared by Riseup Networks and May First/People Link in New York City. The seized server was operated by the European Counter Network (âECNâ), the oldest independent internet service provider in Europe, who, among many other things, provided an anonymous remailer service, Mixmaster, that was the target of an FBI investigation into a series of bomb threats against the University of Pittsburgh.
Thousands Celebrate Cannabis at Annual 420 Festival at UCSC
Four Twenty in Porter Meadow at University of California at Santa Cruz
04/22/12 - drugwar | santacruz
On April 20th, thousands of people descended upon Porter Meadow at UC Santa Cruz for Four Twenty (420), a counterculture holiday observed in cities throughout the world, where people gather to celebrate and consume cannabis. Four Twenty in Porter Meadow at UCSC is an unorganized annual tradition. Last year, rain caused people to seek shelter under the forest canopy. This year, it was the hot sun which drove people to the shade provided by the trees.
Project Homeless Connect Santa Cruz: "Social Justice for Homeless"
One Day of Charity in Santa Cruz: A Band-Aid Event or A Transformational Experience?
04/22/12 - poverty | santacruz
On April 17th, the third annual Project Homeless Connect Santa Cruz was held inside and outside the Civic Auditorium on Church Street in Santa Cruz. Hundreds of people, most of whom are experiencing homelessness, and therefore typically marginalized and criminalized in our community, were provided with a wide range of services and some goods. According to Project Homeless Connect, which includes corporations, nonprofits, and government agencies, the organization began in San Francisco in 2004 "when Mayor Gavin Newsom challenged his county workers to create a better system of care for the homeless community."
Winnemem Wintu Tribal Leaders Challenge Forest Service to Protect Native Women's Rights
Coming of Age Ceremonies Planned for June on the McCloud River
04/20/12 - race | womyn | california
Members of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe from northern California on Monday, April 16 challenged Randy Moore, U.S. Forest Service Regional Forester, at his Vallejo office to protect indigenous women from racial slurs and physical harm during coming of age ceremonies planned for this June. Although claiming to be unfamiliar with the issue, Moore promised to review the Winnemem's request to close 400 yards of the McCloud River arm of Shasta Reservoir for 4 days so that the Tribe can conduct the ceremony. Moore committed to respond to the Tribe's request by May 1, 2012. While closing the river will mean a lot to the Tribe, it will have no impact on the Forest Service, said Caleen Sisk, Winnemem Chief and Spiritual Leader.
Privacy Groups Seek to Stop Cyber Spying Legislation
Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act Comes to a Vote Soon
04/19/12 - government
Congress is currently considering HR 3523, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, a bill that purports to protect the United States from âcyber threatsâ. This legislation would create a gaping loophole in all existing privacy laws. If CISPA, as the bill is called, passes, companies could vacuum up huge swaths of data on everyday internet users and share it with government agencies without a court order. Internet privacy groups such as the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Free Press say that CISPA uses dangerously vague language to define the breadth of data that can be shared with the government.
ACLU Statement of Support and Petition for "Journalists, Local Press and Activists"
DA Bob Lee, "Drop These Ludicrous Charges and Prosecute Real Criminals!"
04/14/12 - police | santacruz
ACLUâSanta Cruz Chapter writes, "Eleven local activists have been charged with a variety of offenses arising from the occupation of a vacant bank building last fall. We have two primary concerns regarding this prosecution. First, at least some of the defendants are journalists who were present to report on the protest. We condemn any attempt to criminalize their exercise of the crucial First Amendment right to gather and disseminate information about this newsworthy event. All charges based on this constitutionally protected activity should be dropped immediately. Second, it appears that some of the defendants may have been charged due to their past adversarial relationship with law enforcement officials."
11 UC Davis Students, Professor, Charged for U.S. Bank Blockade
Supporters of UC Davis Protesters Say, "Drop All Charges on the Banker'$ Dozen"
04/13/12 - education | centralvalley
Just months after UC Davis police pepper sprayed seated students in the face during a protest against university privatization and police brutality, Chancellor Linda Katehi's administration is trying to send some of the same students to prison for their alleged role in protests that led to the closure of a US Bank branch on campus. On March 29th, weeks after an anti-privatization action against the US Bank branch, 11 UC Davis students and one professor received orders to appear at Yolo County Superior Court. District Attorney Jeff Reisig is charging campus protesters with 20 counts each of obstructing movement in a public place and one count of conspiracy. Support has been requested for their arraignment on April 27th.
OSC Hosts Occupy Art Show at Resource Center for Nonviolence
Exhibition Encapsulates the Occupy Santa Cruz Protest Experience
04/13/12 - globalization | arts
On April 6th, community members gathered at the Resource Center for Nonviolence in Santa Cruz for the opening reception of "Occupy Art", an exhibition of art from Occupy Santa Cruz. In addition to fine art, photography, and protest relics from the movement, spoken word performances were held, and Brent Adams previewed his OSC documentary. The densely packed exhibition is an attempt at documenting the Occupy movement in Santa Cruz while encapsulating the feeling of the protest experience.
Long Haul Vindicated in Legal Settlement for 2008 UCPD and FBI Raid
FBI and UCPD Settle Lawsuit with Long Haul, Slingshot, and East Bay Prisoner Support
04/12/12 - police | education | california
The Long Haul and East Bay Prisoner Support have settled their lawsuits over an armed, over-broad police raid after the law enforcement agencies agreed to delete improperly seized computer data and pay $100,000 in damages and attorney's fees. Moreover, the University of California-Berkeley Police Department (UCBPD) acknowledged that at the time of the raid one of the groups qualified for federal protections designed to protect journalists, publishers, and other distributors of information from police searches, despite the police's persistent denial of that status throughout the lawsuit.
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