textupdate on Solano County, Damon Frach by VN via list
Peter Keyes and I attended the scheduled arraignment of Damon Frach in Vallejo yesterday, and I thought I would share Damon's story for those who are interested....
Posted: Thu Feb 8, 2007 1:42PM
textThe Watada Mistrial: Here's What Really Happened by Bill Simpich
A first-hand report from the trial in Fort Lewis, Tacoma, Washington, another in the continuing series of historic trials of American military resisters to the Iraq War. Contrary to the current corporate spin, the judge was doing just the opposite of "protecting Lt. Watada's rights" by declaring a mistrial. Rather, the judge did not want this case to go to any factfinder who had any chance of being fully informed of Lt. Watada's belief that the war in Iraq is illegal. For more on ...
Posted: Thu Feb 8, 2007 1:33PM
textBlackwater Security Prepares for Urban Warfare in Illinois by David Roknich
In less than a month, Blackwater Security will begin training urban guerillas in the woods of Northern Illinois. U.S Representative Dennis Hastert (R-IL) has invested in real estate nearby....
Posted: Thu Feb 8, 2007 1:30PM
textDecrim Sex Work in Hawaii- *Please act now!* Anyone, anywhere by via SWOP
write letters to help decriminalize prostitution...
Posted: Thu Feb 8, 2007 1:22PM
textEdwards Campaign Sets Blogging Policy by David Roknich
"We're beginning a great debate about the future of our country, and we can't let it be hijacked. It will take discipline, focus, and courage to build the America we believe in." Unlike other candidates, Edwards has taken a public stand on what employees can do on their own blogs....
Posted: Thu Feb 8, 2007 1:14PM
calendarLUNA LOUNGE:: For Women & Their Friends by Zonah
1439 105th Avenue @ International (Take 98th Ave exit off 580 or 880). Oakland, CA 94603...
Event Date: Fri Feb 23, 2007 10:00PM
Posted: Thu Feb 8, 2007 12:54PM
textSLAVERY ON THE NEW PLANTATION: A  Report of Today’s Prisons and Jails, Part 2 by Kiilu Nyasha
“Slavery 400 years ago, slavery today.  It’s the same, but with a new name.  They’re practicing slavery under color of law.”  (Ruchell  Cinque Magee)...
Posted: Thu Feb 8, 2007 12:46PM
calendarACLU-Interrupted Life Panel Discussion at Louden Nelson Center by Jenny Heth
Louden Nelson Center, 301 Center St., Santa Cruz...
Event Date: Thu Feb 22, 2007 7:00PM
Posted: Thu Feb 8, 2007 12:38PM
textCamp Quixote Supporters To Call Free Radio Tonight (2/8) by Robert Norse
Homeless activists and their supporters have responded to the anti-homeless Pedestrian Obstruction Law (Olympia Washington's latest version of the Santa Cruz Downtown Ordinances) with civil disobedience. On February 1st they created a homeless-run encampment--Camp Quixote. Ray, an Olympia activist, will call in tonight around 6:15 PM on Free Radio Santa Cruz at 101.1 FM ( to educate, agitate, and organize....
Posted: Thu Feb 8, 2007 12:37PM
textSF events 2.8 "The Secret" today on Oprah Thurs. Feb.8 at 4:00pm by
good for earth good for humans good for animals...
Posted: Thu Feb 8, 2007 12:21PM
documentFree Speech Victory!
by Renei
Free Speech Victory! Permits Secured for Pentagon Demonstration March on the Pentagon, Saturday March 17. The last thing that Bush and the Pentagon high command want is a mass march on the Pentagon on the 40th anniversary of the historic 1967 March on the Pentagon....
Posted: Thu Feb 8, 2007 12:05PM
calendarIs Jimmy Carter Right? A showing of the film "The Iron Wall" and a talk by Dr. Hantash by
First Unitarian Church of San Jose 160 N. Third St., San Jose...
Event Date: Fri Feb 23, 2007 6:30PM
Posted: Thu Feb 8, 2007 11:55AM
textCourt to refine medical-marijuana law by Mercury News repost
The California Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to consider whether being a primary caregiver can be a defense against criminal charges of cultivating marijuana under the state's 1996 medical marijuana law....
Posted: Thu Feb 8, 2007 11:30AM
textScooter Libby Outed Unit That Spied on Iran at Nuke Conference by Paul Jennings
Scooter Libby is on trial for perjuring himself in regard to his outing of CIA operative Valerie Plame and thus her front company Brewster Jennings. Jean C. Edwards is a former CIA agent who recently listed Valerie Plame's famous CIA front company Brewster Jennings Associates as her own former employer. Edwards attended at least three conferences with nuclear engineers and scientists from Iran, Pakistan, and other prospective and actual nuclear nations, apparently to spy on them. The confe...
Posted: Thu Feb 8, 2007 10:51AM
textPart 2: John Locke, Yellowstone, and the Dogma of the Right to Private Property by Jim Macdonald
This part of the multi-part series of essays looks specifically at John Locke's defense of a right to private property and connects its relevance both to the founding of Yellowstone National Park, looked at in Part 1, as well as to events in the news this week, including Bush's proposed budget increases for the National Park Services and his National Parks Centennial Initiative. The next part of this essay intends to refute Locke's philosophy....
Posted: Thu Feb 8, 2007 10:36AM
calendarMemorial for Duran Ruiz by Nedra Ruiz
At 17th and Mission in front of Mission Community Resources Center...
Event Date: Mon Feb 12, 2007 8:00PM
Posted: Thu Feb 8, 2007 10:32AM
textGunmen seize Filipina, Frenchman in Nigeria by reposts
PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria (Reuters) - Gunmen kidnapped a Filipina woman in Port Harcourt in Nigeria's oil-producing Niger Delta, the first known abduction of a woman in the anarchic region, and a Frenchman was seized in a separate incident....
Posted: Thu Feb 8, 2007 10:06AM
textCrash Kills 7 GIs: Arab Demonstration in Kirkuk by juan cole (reposted)
Posted: Thu Feb 8, 2007 10:04AM
textUS fears Iraqi insurgents have better missiles as helicopter is downed by UK Independent (reposted)
Fears that Iraqi insurgents may be using either improved missiles or better tactics mounted after the fifth helicopter in just over two weeks was shot down by an anti-aircraft missile north-west of Baghdad....
Posted: Thu Feb 8, 2007 10:02AM
textOne million women could sue Wal-Mart in sex bias class action by UK Independent (reposted)
The biggest sex discrimination lawsuit in US history has taken a big step forward with the ruling by a federal appeals court allowing a complaint brought by six women in 2001 against Wal-Mart to proceed as a class-action case. The decision means that over one million past and present female staff may seek compensation from the world's largest retailer which could ultimately run into the billions of dollars....
Posted: Thu Feb 8, 2007 10:01AM