en | Sun May 05, 2013 22:54 Features selected and composed by the www-features and www-editoriales groups
Global Warming impacts escalate as Climate negotiations stall in Doha Tue Dec 18, 2012 18:11 | en
BATTLE OF NOTRE-DAME-DES-LANDES: Megalomaniac Airport Project In Western France Thu Dec 06, 2012 15:38 | en
Economic growth driving Global Warming towards 6 degrees C Tue Nov 27, 2012 21:43 | en
A BUILDING IS NOT ENOUGH: Occupying a Skyscraper for Art Sat May 19, 2012 22:45 | en
Indybay Journalists Charged with Felony Sat Mar 24, 2012 03:09 | en
Thu Jan 03, 2013 05:18 indymedia.us main features
Chicago Teachers Union strike ends, but concerns remain Thu Sep 27, 2012 00:05 | Chicago | ot
Occupy DC disrupts Trans Pacific Partnership trade talks Sun Sep 16, 2012 15:05 | DC | en
Victory at Hot and Crusty Sat Sep 15, 2012 20:55 | NYC | en
Chicago Teachers Union goes on strike in do-or-die showdown Thu Sep 13, 2012 15:42 | Chicago | ot
It's a Beautiful Day to Live in Bayview Wed Sep 12, 2012 08:44 | San Francisco Bay Area | ot
Thu May 23, 2013 08:32 (en-US)
On May 12, writer Jeremy Leonard re-posted a video to YouTube of a member of the Clean Team threatening and harassing a homeless camper in Santa Cruz as he and others did one of their regular "clean-ups." The video and a long interview Leonard did with former Clean Team founder T.J. Magallanes was only up very briefly on the internet before it was taken down, as reportedly there were numerous threats made against Leonard.
Wed May 01, 2013 06:01 (en-US)
On May Day 2013, the fight for a $15 'Livable Wage' is coming to Oakland. A rally at Oscar Grant Plaza will be followed by a noise demonstration through the streets of Oakland at 5pm to raise awareness. Organizers hope to enable the struggle of low-wage workers to challenge their bosses for a livable wage. The City of Oakland's minimum wage is just $8.00/hr. The noise demo will focus on companies like McDonalds, Walgreens, Rite-Aid, Taco Bell and a host of other chains in the downtown area. The noise march in Oakland follows a Sin Fronteras march from Fruitvale BART station earlier in the day. Immigrant rights and labor actions will be taking place in many Bay Area and Northern California cities on May Day including San Francisco, San Jose, Salinas, Watsonville, and Santa Cruz. On May 3, protest continue at La Playa Carmel.
Sun Apr 28, 2013 03:42 (en-US)
The newly revived ACT UP/San Francisco celebrated their one year anniversary with a demonstration for affordable housing on April 20. The event was aimed at drawing attention to the impact of increasing evictions and rental price increases in San Francisco on people living with HIV/AIDS. Featured speakers called on San Francisco's elected officials to move towards a moratorium on evictions where just cause is not proven, while looking towards curtailing market rate housing development in order to even out the market.
Tue Apr 23, 2013 04:25 (en-US)
The family, friends, co-workers, and congregation of Amos G. Smith gathered in Union City on April 13 for a candlelight vigil to honor the 26-year-old man who was shot and killed on March 2 by officers with the Union City Police Department. Yolanda Smith, Amos' mother, stood with a sign that read "Union City Police Dept. Murders." She said that officers with the Union City Police Department told her very little about what had occurred that night, only that her son pointed a gun at them and that the two officers involved wound up shooting him eight times in the back of the head.
Tue Apr 23, 2013 03:50 (en-US)
On April 6 the organization Sin Barras, which means "without prison bars" in Spanish, held a rally and march to the Santa Cruz County Jail in response to the four recent deaths of individuals while in custody at the facility. Organizers announced they had gotten word that inmates were aware of the demonstration and were excited to hear it from inside. This was confirmed as marchers neared the women's wing of the facility, and individuals inside banged on the walls and flashed lights through the opaque windows.
Wed Apr 10, 2013 06:59 (en-US)
A vigil was held in San Francisco on April 7 in solidarity with the 130 detainees out of 166 in the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility that are on hunger strike, who have been refusing food as a protest against their brutal detention conditions. Demonstrators, many from the Muslim community, were joined by passersby as a small contingent of activists dressed in orange prison jumpsuits and black hoods decided to occupy the middle of Market Street in an act of civil disobedience. Solidarity protests have been spreading. Demonstrations have been held in Kuwait, Yemen, New York and Washington DC, and more were organized across the U.S. for a day of action on April 11, including in San Francisco and Oakland.
Wed Apr 10, 2013 06:00 (en-US)
In a precedent-setting victory for fracking opponents, a federal judge ruled that the Obama administration violated the law when it issued oil leases in Monterey County without considering the environmental impacts of hydraulic fracturing. "This important decision recognizes that fracking poses new, unique risks to California's air, water and wildlife that government agencies can't ignore," said Brendan Cummings, senior counsel at the Center for Biological Diversity, who argued the case for the plaintiffs. "This is a watershed moment - the first court opinion to find a federal lease sale invalid for failing to address the monumental dangers of fracking."
Mon Apr 08, 2013 15:54 (en-US)
Protesters mobilized to greet President Barack Obama who was in town for a series of fundraisers in San Francisco and Atherton on April 3 and 4. Approximately 1,000 demonstrators opposing the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, which would extend from Canada to Texas, gathered outside the mansion of Ann and Gordon Getty in San Francisco the evening of April 3. The next day about 100 environmentalists lay in wait along the President's route after a fundraiser in Atherton.
Thu Apr 04, 2013 00:41 (en-US)
On March 30, defenders of Little Lake Valley in Mendocino County announced the establishment of an action camp to oppose the construction of a four-lane superhighway by CalTrans through Little Lake Valley in the town of Willits. Resistance to the project has taken the form of tree sits, and on March 28, the tree-sitter known as "Warbler" embarked on a hunger strike. On April 2, the tree-sitters were forcibly removed by the California Highway Patrol, but Warbler has become an icon in the fast-growing campaign in opposition to the Caltrans Bypass project, and her hunger strike continues.
Wed Apr 03, 2013 20:56 (en-US)
On March 23, activists from across the Bay Area who want to stop the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline converged on the Federal Building in San Francisco to hold group civil disobedience training exercises. The day began with an Idle No More Round Dance. Later individuals prepared for close contact with the police and practiced interlocking arms as a method of holding physical ground.
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