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Sat Apr 1 2006 (Updated 08/07/06)SF Grand Jury Targets G8 Protest And Independent Journalist
Sat Apr 1 2006 (Updated 08/07/06)Grand Jury Subpoena Motion to Quash Denied by Judge
June 15th update: Josh Wolf refused to testify or provide video evidence to the federal grand jury. Instead of being held in contempt, he was told by the prosecutor that he was free to go. Photos & Video
Yet another Federal Grand Jury in San Francisco targeting local activists has been convened. This time the apparent reason for the Grand Jury is to investigate the anti-G8 solidarity protest held in the Mission District of San Francisco on July 8, 2005, during which a local police officer was injured. Charges against three people in connection with the protest are pending in San Francisco Superior Court. Independent journalist and videographer Josh Wolf, a frequent poster to Indybay, has been subpoenaed to testify and to provide any notes taken and the full and unedited videotape recorded during the demonstration. The National Lawyers Guild is representing Josh Wolf and has filed a motion to quash the subpoena on several grounds including First Amendment journalistic protections and that the FBI is on an illegal "fishing expedition" aimed at aiding the separate local investigation by San Francisco police and prosecutors. On March 30th, a press conference was held on the steps of the San Francisco Federal Building before the hearing on quashing the subpoena. On April 5th, the judge in the case denied that motion. While Josh Wolf and his attorneys are considering their next move, Josh urges people "to talk to your friends and neighbors about how the grand jury system (is) a vicious unconstitutional implementation of the law that is being used for political purposes."
At least two of those arrested July 8, 2005, are set to return to court on the 19th of May at 9am in Department 20 of the SF Hall of justice on 850 Bryant street. June 15th update: Gabe entered a not guilty plea on June 2nd. He'll have a pre-trial conference in Dept. 25 on July 20th. His trial is set to begin August 4th.
SF HERE Hotel Workers Shut It Down In 1980 "Union Town” Sunday May 21st 9:02 PM
Bay Area Mesopotamia Solidarity Committee (BAMSC) to Stage 24-hour Hunger Strike Saturday May 20th 7:02 PM
CWA AT&T Workers Strike Mobility In SF: $21 K an Hour For CEO $16 An Hour For Workers Friday May 19th 5:10 PM
Arrest UC Pres. Napolitano! UC Workers/Students Protest Corruption, Privatization & Fees (1 comment) Wednesday May 17th 6:46 PM
UC UAW 2865 Calls For Resignation of UC Pres Janet Napolitano "we support ...resignation" (1 comment) Tuesday May 16th 4:36 PM
Paying More for Being Poor — Bias and Disparity in California’s Traffic Court System Monday May 15th 7:13 PM
Korea Pres. Moon Jae-in: Free The Jailed Korean Unionists Now! Rally At SF Korean Consulate Saturday May 13th 5:41 PM
Plastic Pollution at Four Coastal California Hotspots Violates Clean Water Act Thursday May 11th 9:03 AM
UESF Teachers/Staff Demand Living Wages at SFUSD Board-Housing Costs Driving Teachers Out Tuesday May 9th 8:52 PM
On May Day 2017 Workers & Their Kids Speak Out In SF - Defend Workers & Immigrants Monday May 1st 9:03 PMMore Local News...
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Pelosi - “we’re capitalists, and that’s just the way it is” Friday Feb 3rd 12:13 AM
Prison Strike Organizers to Protest Food Giant Aramark Sunday Jan 8th 9:10 PM
Trump Election Exposes Crises of US Capitalism & Imperialism; Creates Opportunity (2 comments) Thursday Dec 1st 2:38 PM
Evidence of Feared Israel-Led Censorship as Zuckerberg Facebook Bans Palestinian Editors (1 comment) Thursday Sep 29th 6:18 AM
Is Wells Fargo an on-going criminal enterprise? (4 comments) Monday Sep 12th 6:08 AM
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The Politics of My OSC Complaint At OSHA/DOL Monday Aug 15th 9:55 AM
Killer whales remain protected in Washington Wednesday Jun 15th 5:03 PM
Pre-Paid Phone "Security" Law Threatens to Make Black Lives Even Harder Thursday May 12th 9:37 PM
Police evicts No Border Camp in Greece (2 comments) Wednesday Apr 20th 5:13 AMMore Global News...
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KQED: It’s time to Respect your workers Wednesday May 24th 8:35 AM
Stop Union Busting At KQED-CWA NABET 51 Members Under Attack Tuesday May 23rd 10:20 PM
SF Solidarity For Turkey Teachers Nuriye Gülmen & Semih Özakça On Hunger Strike in Ankara Monday May 22nd 3:04 PM
SF Police state terrorism; Housing Crisis, Nuclear Contamination of Pacific Ocean Monday May 8th 8:01 PM
Gavin Newom Shilling For Developers And Billionaire Speculators Monday May 8th 12:24 PM
Corrupt SF Mayor Lee's Ally SEIU 87 Pres Miranda Physically Assaulted Dissident At Union Thursday Apr 27th 12:47 PM
San Francisco 1916 Preparedness Day Bombing Frame-up & The Labor Movement Friday Apr 7th 8:30 AM
Hawaii Judge Tosses 2d Muslim Travel Ban (1 comment) Wednesday Mar 15th 7:24 PM
Fukushima Catastrophe at 6: Normalizing Radiation Exposure Demeans Women and Kids and Risk Monday Mar 6th 6:33 AM
SF Mayor Ed Lee's "Conflicted" "education advisor" Hydra Mendoza-McDonnell Attacks KALW Thursday Mar 2nd 10:04 AMOpen Newswire...
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