SF Bay Area Indymedia indymedia
About Contact Subscribe Calendar Publish Print Donate

East Bay | Racial Justice | Front Page

Sun Dec 18 2011 Community Members March Through Piedmont to Protect Sacred Places
Demonstrators Protest the Desecration of Rattlesnake Island at the Home of John Nady On December 17, approximately 75-100 community members protesting the desecration of Rattlesnake Island, the spiritual center of the Elem Pomo community, marched to the Piedmont mansion of John Nady, the owner of Nady Systems, who has been one of those pushing for the development of the island as the location of two luxury-style vacation homes. Community members first circled up and held a rally near the Lakeview library branch in Oakland, then proceeded to march two miles up and into the hills of Piedmont where Nady owns a large home.

Statements were read from Jim Brown, one of the leaders of the Elem community who was not able to attend the demonstration: "For the last few days my spirit has been crying for my ancestors, as the direct attack, destruction, and desecration continues. The best news is that the work stopped on Friday. I know it is because of Nady finding out about this rally of support."

"Please show respect for our people. The 1% wants us to display violence so they can continue to send out their stromtroopers against the 99%. Please show respect for the tribal people whose lands we will be walking on today. Oh way ah, Oh way ah, let the spirit of the people bring true justice to all people and nations."

imc_photo.gifRead more and view photos

Previous coverage: Elem Pomo Protest at Nady Systems in Emeryville | See Also: Protect Rattlesnake Island

03/28/15 Legal Rights of Patients to Cultivate and Access Medicine Drastically Reduced   Drug War | Santa Cruz Indymedia
03/26/15 Statewide Actions To End Solitary Confinement to Continue on 23rd of Each Month   Police State and Prisons | Santa Cruz Indymedia
03/25/15 Fire Ravages Long-Time Anarchist and Artist Warehouses on 23rd and 24th Streets in Oakland   Health, Housing, and Public Services | Labor & Workers | Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism | Arts + Action
03/24/15 Protesters Shut Down Sprouts Farmers Market to Stop Planned Development of Historic Gill Tract   Environment & Forest Defense | Labor & Workers | Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism | Education & Student Activism | North Bay / Marin
03/18/15 UC Santa Cruz Students Charged for Blocking Highway also Face Student Judicial Action   Education & Student Activism | Santa Cruz Indymedia
03/14/15 Medicine Lake is a Sacred Place and Needs to be Protected at All Costs, Tribal Chair Says   Environment & Forest Defense | Central Valley
03/12/15 Excessive Force Complaint Triggers External Review of SCPD Officers' Actions   Police State and Prisons | Santa Cruz Indymedia
03/11/15 CA Protests Link Tuition Hikes and Privatization of Education to Expanding Police State   Education & Student Activism | Santa Cruz Indymedia
03/08/15 Amilcar Perez-Lopez Killed by Plain Clothes San Francisco Police in the Mission   Racial Justice | Immigrant Rights
03/07/15 Station 40 Collective Faces Eviction as Mission Gentrification & Displacement Continues   Health, Housing, and Public Services | Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism
03/03/15 Graduate Students Host Teach-In to Address Institutionalized Racism at UC Berkeley’s School of Social Welfare   Education & Student Activism