[Utahgadfly] SF Indymedia Weekly News Alert
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Mon Aug 29 04:39:39 PDT 2005
SAN FRANCISCO INDYMEDIA WEEKLY NEWS ALERT
Alert for week ending Sun, August 28 2005
Lightning guns, heat rays, weapons that can make you hear the voice of
God. This is what happens when the war on terror meets the entrepreneurial
Bus slowdown intensifies
Labor struggles continue in Santa Cruz, as bus drivers fight the city's
US activist blasts call for Chavez killing
US civil rights activist the Reverend Jesse Jackson has branded
"repugnant, immoral, illegal" a call by a US televangelist for the
assassination of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.
Qorei says Israel creating Palestinian 'ghettos' by expanding settlements
As he held a symbolic Cabinet meeting on the outskirts of the holy city,
Qorei said that Israel's settlement drive and its construction of a
separation barrier in the region were leaving Palestinians living in the
east of the city in "ghettos."
Assad insists Syria had no hand in Hariri assassination
He also insisted that Damascus was willing to provide its "full
cooperation" with the UN investigation into Hariri's death despite
accusations that Syria is withholding information from the probe.
a little introduction to the PNAC
Riot-Folk! (Anarchist folk music) Monday
Mark Gunnery and Ryan Harvey (both from the Riot-Folk Collective) will be
playing radical folk tunes monday at the Long Haul Infoshop. Riot-Folk is
an anti-profit radical folk music collective thats focusses on instigating
activism and action through music.
East Bay bus riders sue MTC over discrimination
AC Transit bus riders, in coalition with civil rights and labor groups,
have asked a federal court in San Francisco to put an end to what they
allege is a "separate and unequal public transit system" maintained by the
Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC).
Heads Up presents "Charisse Shumate: Fighting for our Lives" at El Rio, Tues. 8/
Tuesday, August 30 8:00 pm El Rio (3158 Mission St. at Cesar Chavez, SF)
Join us to benefit the California Coalition for Women Prisoners (CCWP)
Showing the Film: "Charisse Shumate: Fighting for our Lives"
Jackson defends Venezuelan head
US civil rights leader Jesse Jackson has offered his support to the
Venezuelan president after a call by a US TV evangelist for his
Road map for US relations with rest of world
Hundreds of deletions and insertions on just about every global issue
could undermine the UN summit agreement
Britain heads for clash with US
Disagreement over America's bid to derail UN reform
Delaware tuna breaks another record
This one's for toxic mercury levels
Medical Marijuana Hearings Begin
by Brendan Coyne
BTL:Israeli Withdrawal from Gaza Accompanied by Destabilizing Expansion of...
...Settlements in the West Bank ~ Interview with Neve Gordon, of
Ben-Gurion University, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
from Israeli Left
September 1, SF: Muni Fare Strike
MUNI plans to raise the adult fare from $1.25 to $1.50 Raise Youth,
Senior and Disabled Fares from 35 cents to 50 cents. Lay off 200 drivers
and cut runs on 41 lines (includes JPEG image)
Bill OReilly Wants to Suppress Abu Ghraib Evidence
The ACLU is fighting in court for the release of all evidence that might
tie high level policy makers to the Abu Ghraib torture scandal. The
Pentagon said the release of that evidence will increase the likelihood
of violence against U.S. troops. Fox News Chickenhawk, Bill OReilly,
agrees that it is not only unpatriotic to do so, but that it would help
the jihadists. He also smeared CBS, NBC and the NY Times for supporting
the ACLUs legal position. (includes JPEG image)
PLUR Meets SWAT as Utah Cops Attack Electronic Dance Party
Ninety cops attacked a rave in Utah last weekend in a military-style
Father of Australian Guantánamo prisoner speaks to the WSWS
Terry Hicks, the father of Australian Guantánamo Bay prisoner David
Hicks, recently spoke with the World Socialist Web Site. His son David,
who was arrested by Northern Alliance militia in Afghanistan in December
2001 and then transferred to Guantánamo, has been incarcerated in the US
military prison in violation of his basic legal rights for over three and
a half years.
S Africans decry threats to al-Aqsa
Thousands of protesters in Cape Town have called on the South African
government to suspend all ties with Israel.
Israeli Muslims slam government
Islamic leaders in Israel have accused the government of "encouraging and
inciting", and "treating with utmost flaccidity", attacks by Jewish
extremists on mosques (and occasionally on some churches) in the country.
Voices of the Lost and Forgotten- Pt. 4: Families In Poverty
Part four in a five part series on the alarming increases of
homelessness, poverty, and hunger in America.
The US vs The UN
American ambassador seeks to scupper UN's global strategy with 750
amendments after just three weeks in the job
BTL:Documents Reveal Supreme Court Nominee John Roberts Disparaged Anti...
...Discrimination Efforts ~ Interview with Kim Gandy, president of the
National Organization for Women, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott
Support the Northwest Strikers
Northwest Mechanics Strike Against Pay/Benefit Cuts, Layoffs, Outsourcing
Stephen Dunifer talks about Transmitters Uniting the Peoples of the
Americas a project of of Free Radio Berkeley (includes JPEG image)
I used to live in the Bayview
then I became homeless
Mayor Newsom slashes affordable housing production goals by 68%
Anti-Minutemen Film Showing this Sunday
A Special CELLspace Movie Night to help raise awareness and mobilize
resistance against the Minutemen and the various forms of violence and
injustice taking place along what is known as the US/ Mexico border.
Contribute to the Bay Area Coalition to Fight the Minutemen and other
groups, in shutting down the Minutemen when they arrive at the Califas
border on Sep 16, (Mexican Independence Day!). (includes JPEG image)
Interview with Noam Chomsky on the state and corporations
The state is so unnatural and artificial that it had to be imposted by
extreme violence, said Chomsky.
American Detachment: It's Time to Make the Iraq War Personal
The war in Iraq needs to be more personal for a detached American public.
Showndown at Northwest: High Stakes For All Unions In Mechanics Strike
The walkout by 4,400 members of the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal
Association (AMFA) August 20 has posed that question point-blank.
DBI Prevented From Doing Its Job, Citizen Says
A Haight Street resident is taking issue with what he calls slow
enforcement by the Planning Department on a local shoe store's building.
Abbas accuses Israel of wrecking peace
The international community has warned Israel that the pull-out of
settlers can only be a beginning, and called for a resumption of talks on
the road map aimed at establishing an independent and viable Palestinian
israeli War Crimes
This is a summary of israeli war crimes committed in Palestine for the
week ending 25 August 2005. 5mins, english (includes audio)
Africa to announce TB emergency
Health Ministers from across Africa are meeting in Mozambique to discuss
the growing numbers of tuberculosis (TB) cases across the region.
21 Bush administration officials under investigation in the CIA outing probe
Think Progress has compiled a list of current and former officials within
the Bush regime who have been investigated by the special prosecutor for
the treasonous act of leaking the name of a covert CIA agent.
Two fingers to America
He's a friend of Fidel Castro, a fierce critic of the war in Iraq, and
wants to spread revolutionary fervour throughout South America.
Venezuela's president, Hugo Chávez, has long been a thorn in the side of
the US - a fact highlighted this week when televangelist Pat Robertson
called for his assassination. Richard Gott on a man at war with the White
Emergency Petition to bar Off-leash Recreation in the GGNRA
U.S. lobbies for Iran to face Security Council
Washington 'working hard behind the scenes' to build consensus on
Tehran's nuclear program
Who Would Jesus Assassinate?
Hugo Chavez and the Men Who Claim to Speak for Jesus?
Bus Leaving Friday from SF to No Border Encuentro in San Diego--Reserve your seat Now!
A bus will be leaving San Francisco on Friday night at 10 pm to go down
to San Diego for the No Border Encuentro. The cost is $30 per person (this
is to cover the cost of gas and the bus). The Encuentro (8/27-8/28) will
be two fun-packed days of border tours, music, speakers, workshops, direct
action training, and strategy sessions.
Israel seizes Palestinian land for barrier
PA officials condemn move and urge international community to intervene
"No More Lost Lives" Memorial for CYA Youth Dyron Brewer
September 5, 2005 marks the one-year anniversary of the still unsolved
death of Dyron Brewer in the California Youth Authoritys brutal Chad
Adopt an Intersection- Coordinated Direct Action in DC
>From September 23-26, thousands of people will descend upon DC to resist
the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and the capitalist war in
The Adopt an Intersection Campaign (AIC) is a coordinated, decentralized
direct action campaign with the goal of interfering with the delegates
ability to get to the World Bank by shutting down all or part of downtown
DC on the morning of Sunday, September 25. This can be done by creating
space for a diversity of tactics, not favoring nor condemning any tactic.
Adopt an Intersection is solidarity in the streets, blockading for a
KPFA LSB's Update on the General Manager Issue
A statement from the Local Station Board concerning the history of the
actions against Roy Campanella II, the decisions of the LSB, & the current
status of the matter,
Sep. 16-18--Shut Down the Minutemen!
Come down to the California/Mexico on Border on Sep. 16. A variant of the
Minutemen calling themselves the Friends of the Border Patrol will be
arriving--and so will we. Take action against racism, borders, and
capitalism--shut down the Minutemen!
Film Showing & Fundraising Event Against the Minutemen
Come to CELLspace and watch films about the border, immigrant workers,
and about the racist nationalists that we are against.
Police and Tube firm at odds over CCTV footage of innocent Brazilian's shooting
Police officers and station managers were at odds last night over the
existence of crucial CCTV-footage of the shooting of a Brazilian man
wrongly suspected of being a suicide bomber.
CBS Affiliate Will Not Air Sheehan Ad Because...No Proof Of Absence Of WMD In Iraq!
CBS Affiliate Will Not Air Sheehan Ad Because There Is No Proof Of
Absence Of WMD In Iraq!
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