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Gay Comic Jason Stuart Performs at Martini's Above Fourth in San Diego Thursday, June 13th (tags)

US Aggression Against Iran-The San Diego Connection (tags)

The role of the San Diego military in US aggression against Iran.

“Animaniacs in Concert!” Starring Voice Legend Rob Paulsen Heads to the Balboa Theatre (tags)

“Animaniacs in Concert!” Starring Voice Legend Rob Paulsen Heads to the Balboa Theatre in San Diego on Thursday, July 18th

May Day Workers Film Festival San Diego (tags)

May Day Workers Film Festival runs April 26-28 & May 1 in San Diego... The May Day Workers Film Festival connects labor and social justice issues to audiences through the arts and culture. Expressing labor history and workers struggles as entertainment and education, while supporting social change movements.

Labor, Community Leaders Target Wal-Mart September 21 (tags)

Neighborhood activists and labor unions are organizing San Diego's biggest-ever anti-Wal-Mart demonstration Saturday, September 22 in the Golden Hill and Sherman Heights neighborhoods. Though the Wal-Mart in Sherman Heights hasn't even been built yet, it's already driving local businesses to close or cut back — and Wal-Mart has systematically refused to make any promises to the community to hire locally or mitigate the impacts of their store.

Queer Democrats Make Defeating Prop. 32 a Priority (tags)

The predominantly Queer San Diego Democrats for Equality voted August 23 to make defeating Proposition 32 a priority race in the November 6 election. Proposition 32 is an effort to destroy the ability of organized labor to raise money for political campaigns, and it's being sold deceptively as a campaign finance reform measure even though its principal sponsors are multi-million dollar donors to Republican candidates and super-PAC's. On the eve of Women's Equality Day, the club also heard from professors Dr. Sue Gonda and Carla Kirkwood on the history of women's struggles for equality and their links to the Queer rights movement.

Caravan for Peace begins journey across US to oppose drug war (tags)

Today, the Caravan for Peace and Justice with dignity stepped of from the Mexican border and travelled to Los Angeles from San Diego. They hope to draw attention to the epic failure of the drug war and will arrive in Washington DC with their message on September 12.

Caravan for Peace begins journey across US (tags)

(San Diego 8-12) Today the long journey begins at the border beteeen the US and Mexico, South of San Diego, with plans to arrive in Washington DC on September 12. The Caravan for Peace with Justice and Dignity was conceived by Mexican poet Javier Sicilia when his son died in the crossfire of the "war on drugs" several months ago. The caravan crossed Mexico with the goal of raising public awareness of the failed "war on drugs".

Opponents of Corrupt "Trade" Agreement Stage March, Rally July 7 (tags)

About 200 opponents of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the so-called "trade" agreement that has been negotiated in secret between government and corporate representatives, marched on the Bayfront Hilton Hotel in San Diego July 7 during the most recent round of TPP talks. The march and rally finished a week of events protesting the secret negotiations of a corporate-welfare treaty under the guise of "free trade."

Community Activist Join Labor Against Phony "Trade" Deal (tags)

Progressive San Diego's official opposition to the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) — a NAFTA-like agreement seeking to subject the U.S. and a wide range of other countries to corporate dictatorship — began July 2 with a rally outside the Bayfront Hilton Hotel, where the TPP's negotiators are meeting. Speakers from labor, environmental, women's and Queer organizations explained what the TPP means to them and why it should be stopped.

Please Oh LA Times Get A San Diego Section—Please! (tags)

The U-T has never been, over the time I have lived in southern California, a terribly great paper—despite all the awards the news industry gives onto itself. Yet it is really the opinion pages at the U-T that suck (even with less news and staff). OK, given that the front page is now celebrity central as Hollywood Variety Magazine—that is a tabloid sensation for a cult of personality is questionable too.

Will Johnson: Occupy Activist Says Movement's Alive & Well (tags)

According to Occupy San Diego activist Will Johnson, the movement is alive and well. It may no longer be running law-defying occupations in prominent public places, but it's still working out ways to challenge the vast and increasing inequality in the distribution of wealth and income in the U.S.

Thousands of San Diegans Lose Right to Vote (tags)

By centralizing the counting of ballots on election day, and tightening the criteria by which ballots are read, San Diego County Registrar of Voters Deborah Seiler is effectively — and illegally — disenfranchising many voters, particularly senior citizens, disabled people and voters whose primary language is not English.

John Brooks: Occupy Inspires Neophyte to Run for Congress (tags)

John Brooks was a retired agent for the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife until he saw the Occupy San Diego protests on TV and was inspired to run for Congress as an alternative Democrat. Though he ran afoul of the San Diego Democrats for Equality's endorsement process, he's recently been endorsed by Progressive Democrats of America and his real views on Queer rights and women's choice are far more progressive than the Democrats for Equality's questionnaire made them sound.

Gustavo Arellano: How Mexican Food Conquered the U.S. (tags)

Gustavo Arellano, who in the last decade has risen from food editor at the O.C. Weekly in Orange County to investigative reporter at the paper and author of the popular syndicated column “¡Ask a Mexican!,” a witty send-up of anti-Mexican stereotypes published in at least 38 media outlets, came to San Diego April 11 to promote his latest book, "Taco U.S.A.: How Mexican Food Conquered America."

In Memoriam: Robert Miles Parker, 1939-2012 (tags)

Pioneering San Diego-based Queer artist and photographer Robert Miles Parker also founded Save Our Heritage Organization (SOHO), dedicated to preserving San Diego's historic buildings and parks against redevelopment and gentrification. His recent passing in New York, where he had relocated, was memorialized by SOHO.

San Diego Mayoral Candidates Address Queer Community (tags)

When this year's major candidates for Mayor of San Diego — City Councilmember Carl DeMaio, County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, Assemblymember Nathan Fletcher and Congressmember Bob Filner — addressed the Queer community March 28, the irony that gripped the room was that the two openly Queer candidates, DeMaio and Dumanis, were running to the right of the non-Queer Fletcher and Filner. DeMaio, who in other contexts has said he wants to be "the Scott Walker of San Diego," dominated the event with his anti-labor pension "reform" proposal and his refusal to acknowledge the leadership of San Diego's Queer community even though he is Queer himself.

April 7: Day of Action Against Human Trafficking (tags)

On April 7, 2012 the Radical Feminists of San Diego will mobilize a direct action in solidarity with 2012’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) campaign on a local, national and global level to demand the abolition of human trafficking, the modern-day form of slavery. The event will start at noon on the southeast corner of 30th Street and El Cajon Boulevard in North Park.

Marriage Equality Activists Face Trial March 28 (tags)

The Equality 9 — nine members of the San Diego Alliance for Marriage Equality (S.A.M.E.) who sat in at the San Diego county clerk's office August 19, 2010 to protest the delay in implementing the federal court decision that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional, are facing trial in San Diego County Superior Court March 28. They are asking for people to show up at 8 a.m. for a pre-trial march and rally and to contact San Diego City Attorney Jan Goldsmith to urge him to drop the charges.

San Diego Queer Democrats Reject Progressive, Endorse Moderate for Congress (tags)

The San Diego Democrats for Equality, a predominantly Queer Democratic party club, decisively rejected the Congressional candidacy of progressive former Assemblymember Lori Saldaña at its regular meeting January 26. Instead they endorsed moderate Scott Peters on the ground that he'd be a better "fit" for the district, could raise more money and would have a better shot at unseating Republican incumbent Brian Bilbray.

The Way She Sees It: Jamala Rogers in San Diego (tags)

Jamala Rogers, columnist for the African-American weekly St. Louis American since 1994 and co-chair of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization, spoke in San Diego November 15 to promote her book, "The Best of 'The Way I See It,'" a compilation of her columns. Among them are a ringing defense of Queer rights and a series denouncing the government response to Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath as anti-Black genocide.

S.A.M.E. to Host Holiday Fundraiser December 9 (tags)

The San Diego Alliance for Marriage Equality (S.A.M.E.) will host its annual holiday fundraiser Friday, December 9, 7 to 9:30 p.m., at the Bamboo Lounge, 1475 University Avenue in Hillcrest. Half the proceeds will go to the defense fund for the Equality 9, nine S.A.M.E. members and supporters facing trial in March 2012 for their civil disobedience in support of marriage equality. The other half will go to pay medical expenses for Occupy San Diego and Canvass for a Cause activist Michelle “Jersey” Deutsch, who was beaten by San Diego police during one of their raids on the Occupy encampment in Civic Center Plaza downtown.

“Paradise Plundered” Takes Aim at San Diego’s Political Culture (tags)

Once upon a time, San Diego had a reputation for being an efficiently governed city whose taxes were low -- and so was its level of services, especially to working-class and lower-income people. Today the level of services is even lower and the city is so wretchedly governed the New York Times called it "Enron by the Sea." What happened is explained in the new book "Paradise Plundered," whose co-author, Vladimir Kogan, came to the Hillcrest Town Council October 11 and talked about the city's infamous pension crisis.

Occupy San Diego Draws Thousands Downtown Oct. 15 (tags)

Despite attacks by police wielding pepper spray and Mace, confiscation of their possession and a series of threats to evict them forcibly from the Civic Center Plaza, over 1,000 members and supporters of Occupy San Diego reclaimed their downtown space October 15. The day was busy, including three marches and two rallies as well as Occupy San Diego's usual open discussion about its goals.

What's in a Name? "San Diego Democrats for Equality" (tags)

The mountain labored at the predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club September 22 and produced the club's new name: "San Diego Democrats for Equality." The push to change the club's name was sparked by several members who thought the original name, approved when the club started in 1974, was a relic of a more closeted age and the club needed a new name that more openly and proudly proclaimed its identity as a Queer-rights organization. Though the club voted overwhelmingly to change its name, there was considerable debate over what to change it to: out of the three proposed alternatives, the least openly Queer name, "San Diego Democrats for Equality," won a majority on the first ballot against "San Diego Stonewall Democrats" (after the event commonly, but inaccurately, thought to have started the U.S. Queer rights movement) and "San Diego LGBT Democrats."

Downtown Labor Day Rally Draws Over 200 (tags)

MoveOn.org's San Diego chapter and other local activists hosted a Labor Day rally outside Horton Plaza in downtown San Diego Monday, September 5, featuring speakers like Congressmembers Bob Filner and Susan Davis, San Diego-Imperial Counties Central Labor Council secretary-treasurer Lorena Gonzalez, State Senator Juan Vargas, State Assemblymember Lori Salda?a, former City Councilmember Floyd Morrow and Activist San Diego president Jeeni Criscenzo. Much of the action urged solidarity with the supermarket workers threatened by their employers' demands for a takeaway contract and the likelihood of a strike. While most of the speakers said, "Jobs, jobs, jobs," Criscenzo urged listeners to take another look at the whole concept of a "job" and question why the only way we should be allowed to make a living is to beg a rich person or corporation for the chance to make them richer.

SB 48 Referendum: THE Epic Struggle for Queer Rights in California (tags)

Roland Palencia, executive director of the Queer lobbying group Equality California (EQCA), calls the radical Right's attempt to get rid of the FAIR Education Act, also known as SB 48, "the greatest threat in years to LGBT [Queer] Californians." The Act adds Queer people, people with disabilities and Pacific Islanders to the list of communities whose "role and contributions" to American and Californian history and society must be acknowledged in lessons and textbooks used by the California public schools. Radical-Right activists, including some of the same people who successfully eliminated marriage equality in California via Proposition 8, plan to make it a referendum on the very existence and legitimacy of the Queer community and will likely wage an ugly campaign based on many negative stereotypes of Queer people. Palencia's group is fighting back by setting up a broad, mostly non-Queer coalition, and he, EQCA regional field director George Zander and openly Queer San Diego Unified School District board member Kevin Beiser spoke at the predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club August 25 to mobilize its members to join the campaign and help organize the grand coalition.

Activists Discuss Debt Debate, Wonder How We Let Right Control It (tags)

Congressmember Bob Filner, San Diego labor leader Lorena Gonzalez and three other speakers appeared as part of a panel convened by Activist San Diego for their regular meeting August 15. The ostensible purpose was to discuss the recent debate in Washington over raising the nation's debt ceiling, but it soon turned into a discussion of how the Right managed to take over the debate, frame it the way they wanted and get virtually everything they wanted -- including promises of large cuts in government spending that will only worsen the economy and risk not only a double-dip recession but an outright depression. Filner talked not only about President Obama's willingness to concede the domestic agenda to the Republicans but his and the Democrats' Congressional leaders utter unwillingness to end the unaffordable wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya.

Marching with S.A.M.E. at the San Diego Pride Parade (tags)

A lot of progressive Queers and Queer-friendly allies have written off the annual Pride events as overly commercial, corporate and mainstream. But that's not what it felt like to me when I marched with the San Diego Alliance for Marriage Equality (S.A.M.E.) in San Diego's Pride Parade July 16. In a mixed contingent that also included members of the Bradley Manning Support Group and the International Socialist Organization, I felt like part of a movement, participating in an island of militant political awareness that asserted the values on which Pride was founded that have largely got lost in the overall celebration. With nine S.A.M.E. members facing criminal charges for seeking marriage licenses following the federal district court ruling declaring Proposition 8 unconstitutional, some of the signs the contingent carried linked their members -- and Bradley Manning -- to notorious American political prisoners of the past.

Photos of San Diego's Queer Pride Parade July 16 (tags)

Photos of San Diego's Queer (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Pride Parade July 16 in Hillcrest and Balboa Park.

Rally Kicks Off San Diego Pride Events (tags)

San Diego's Queer (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Pride events kicked off Friday, July 15 at a rally on the pride festival site in Balboa Park. The featured speakers were New Age author and credentialed minister Marianne Williamson, who talked about marriage equality as a straight supporter who has performed same-sex weddings, and Daniel Hernandez, the young, openly Gay aide to Congressmember Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) who saved her life when she was shot at an outdoor rally in January. But the most powerful speaker was former San Diego Democratic Club president Larry Baza, who powerfully expressed the history of the Queer rights movement and the challenges it faces in the future.

Oceanside, Hillcrest to Host Fundraisers May 20 for a North County LGBT Center (tags)

Max Disposti, founder of the North County LGBT Coalition, has a dream for a center to serve the Queer community in Oceanside the way the LGBT Community Center in Hillcrest serves the city of San Diego. His group is hosting a fundraiser Friday, May 20, 6 to 9 p.m. at the Oceanside Museum of Art, 704 Pier View Way in Oceanside to raise money for the Center ? and, as a gesture of community support, the San Diego Alliance for Marriage Equality is hosting one for the same cause the same day ? Friday, May 20 ? from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Bamboo Lounge, 1475 University Ave. (between Herbert and Normal Streets) in Hillcrest.

San Diego Hosts Three May Day Rallies (tags)

San Diego hosted no fewer than three rallies on Sunday, May 1 — one between the Centro Cultural de la Raza and World Beat Center in Balboa Park, followed by a march to the Federal Building downtown where the second rally was held, and a third at the San Diego Community Concourse that united the participants with another set of marchers, who had assembled earlier in the morning in Chicano Park, also for a walk downtown. The rally speakers focused on a wide variety of progressive issues — workers’ rights, education cutbacks, health care, immigrants’ rights, war and peace, Queer liberation — and attempted to draw connections between them and psych the participants for the long struggle ahead to preserve and extend those rights in the face of a relentless assault on them by the radical Right.

San Diego Hammers Down on Medical Marijuana Dispensaries, Despite Public Support (tags)

Despite overwhelming public input asking for a looser ordinance that would allow medical marijuana dispensaries to locate in commercial areas throughout San Diego and remain open while they pursued permits, the San Diego City Council voted 5-2 on Monday, March 26 for an ordinance that will close down all dispensaries for at least a year and force them to locate only in industrial zones — inconveniently far from the patients they serve. Even most of the Councilmembers who voted for the ordinance, which was tweaked at the last minute to make it slightly less restrictive, made it clear that they regard medical marijuana patients and the institutions that serve them as a detriment, not an asset, to the city.

Lawyers’ Guild Forum on Nonviolent Resistance: Participant, Attorney & Observer (tags)

The National Lawyers’ Guild hosted a forum on nonviolent resistance and civil disobedience at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in downtown San Diego February 23, and discussed the issue from three points of view: attorney Alex Landon, protest participant Zakiya Khabir and legal observer Rachel Scoma.

Assemblymember Atkins Warns Queer Democrats on State Budget Cuts (tags)

California State Assemblymember Toni Atkins spoke to the predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club February 24 and warned of two approaching deadlines coming up in the state legislature's budget deliberations: March 6, the ending of the special budget session called by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger; and March 10, the last day the legislature can vote to call a special election to extend the current state sales tax rates and vehicle licensing fees so that current Governor Jerry Brown's budget, which calls for $12.5 billion in spending cuts, can be enacted. Without that — and so far the Republican minority in the legislature has held firm to block any vote on the tax issue, which requires support from 2/3 of both houses of the legislature even to make it to the ballot — Brown and the Democratic majority will have to make $12.5 billion more in spending cuts, which will virtually end California state spending on health and welfare and eviscerate the state's already underfunded education system.

Over 1,000 Turn Out in San Diego to Support Wisconsin Workers (tags)

Over 1,000 people turned out for a rally outside the San Diego County Administrative Center February 26 at noon to support Wisconsin's unionized public workers against the threat by Governor Scott Walker and the Republican majority in the state legislature to pass a bill essentially eliminating the right of the state's public employees to unionize and bargain collectively. A wide range of speakers, including union activists, community leaders and elected officials, said that if Walker's bill and similar ones in other states pass, it will essentially mark the end of the American middle class. The rally was part of a nationwide mobilization, and many of those who braved the cold and the rain to attend mentioned that the protesters in Wisconsin itself are sleeping out in the cold and snow in weather far worse than that in San Diego.

Redistricting, Open Primaries and the Challenges for Democrats (tags)

At the January 27 meeting of the predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club, Jess Durfee, chair of the San Diego County Democratic Party and former president of the club, explained the challenges the party faces as the citizens’ redistricting commission begins work on redrawing legislative lines for the 2012 election and beyond. He also talked about California’s new open primary law, which also goes into effect in 2012 and allows members of any political party, or of no party at all, to vote in primary races, with the two top finishers from the primary running against each other in the general election even if they’re from the same political party. California’s Democratic leadership opposed both these changes, but Durfee’s presentation focused on making them work and protecting the party’s interests in this new electoral environment.

Joshua Napier: Singer, Songwriter, Queer Activist Brings Passion to His Music (tags)

The first thing you’ll notice when you hear Joshua Napier sing is the sheer emotion and passion he projects with his music. Napier sings with an edgy intensity that makes you identify with him and his songs. What’s more, though he’s a political activist and writes topical songs, he has the knack of the best activist songwriters of combining the personal with the political and creating pieces that reflect his beliefs instead of hitting you over the head with them. Napier is equally passionate off-stage. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio and raised by a single mother, he was out as Gay in high school. One of the reasons he came to San Diego was to find an activist community with which he could work. Active as the membership chair of the San Diego Alliance for Marriage Equality (S.A.M.E.), he recently left that group’s board to join the board of Activist San Diego (ASD) because he wanted to work with a group that isn’t just focused on Queer issues. Catch him wherever you can — at fundraisers, coffeehouse gigs or the “Redfest” event of politically aware music he’s planning for this summer.

“Know Your Rights,” Progressive Attorneys Tell Activist San Diego (tags)

Though guest of honor Ted Burke, one of 11 Midwest peace and social justice activists recently detained and harassed by the FBI, wasn't able to make Activist San Diego's November 15 meeting on law enforcement and political activism, the discussion was still compelling. Local attorneys and activists Kate Yavenditti, Frank Gormlie and Alex Landon reviewed the history of anti-Left and anti-progressive repression in San Diego and discussed what rights you have when you're stopped by law enforcement or when police officers come to your home.

Get Out the Vote for Stephen Whitburn! (tags)

Openly Gay County Supervisor candidate Stephen Whitburn made an impassioned plea for help in the last five days before the election at the October 28 meeting of the predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club, of which he used to be president. Whitburn talked about the barrage of nasty hit-mail pieces Republican campaign groups are sending out against him at the last minute but also said that's an indication that they don't have a grass-roots campaign. Whitburn is seeking to become the first Democrat to serve on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors in 16 years.

Foundation for Change Honors Local “Changemakers” Sept. 26 (tags)

The San Diego Foundation for Change held its annual “Changemaker Celebration” Sunday, September 26 on the Prado patio in Balboa Park. Part outdoor picnic, part bazaar of social-change organizations, part fundraiser and part short commemoration, the event honored longtime local activists Larry Baza of the San Diego Democratic Club, Victor Clark-Alfaro of Tijuana’s Bi-National Center for Human Rights, and the Environmental Health Coalition and its longtime director, Diane Takvorian.

Aguirre, Frye Debate San Diego's Prop. D at Queer Democratic Club (tags)

The campaign over Proposition D — an attempt to raise the sales tax in San Diego one-half cent to avoid draconian cuts in police, fire and other city services — has made strange bedfellows. Former city attorney Mike Aguirre, an otherwise progressive Democrat, has made common cause with Right-wing talk radio hosts and anti-tax zealots in opposing the measure. He and progressive City Councilmember Donna Frye debated Prop. D at the September 23 meeting of the predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club — which overwhelmingly voted to endorse the measure.

A Different Kind of Tea: Some Tea Partiers May Support Pot Legalization (tags)

Proposition 19, which would legalize and tax marijuana in California, may have some unexpected supporters in the conservative tea party movement, reports Leo E. Laurence, associate editor of Zenger’s magazine and a former deputy sheriff who's campaigning for the measure as a member of the group Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (L.E.A.P.).

“Equality Nine” Marriage Rights Demonstrators to be Arraigned Sept. 30 (tags)

The “Equality Nine” — Michael Anderson, Brian Baumgardner, Sean Bohac, Felicity Bradley, Kelsey Hoffman, Mike Kennedy, Zakiya Khabir, Chuck Stemke, and Cecile Veillard — are activists with the San Diego Alliance for Marriage Equality (SAME) who were arrested at a sit-in outside the San Diego County Clerk's office August 19. They're scheduled for arraignment at the San Diego County Courthouse, 220 West Broadway downtown, Thursday, September 30, and they want supporters to come to the plaza outside the courthouse at noon that day to show support.

Openly Gay Democrat Runs for San Diego County Supervisor, Bucks GOP Trend (tags)

Openly Gay Democrat Stephen Whitburn is challenging 16-year incumbent Republican Ron Roberts for the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. In what's expected to be a “Republican year,” Whitburn is hoping voter disgust with ALL incumbents will boost his campaign. He's already won the endorsement of the San Diego Firefighters' Union — who backed Roberts in all his previous campaigns — largely because the all-Republican Board, out of partisan distaste for the Obama administration, turned down federal stimulus money that could have upgraded the county's ability to deal with San Diego's endemic wildfires.

Marriage Victory Celebration Draws 3,000 to Hillcrest Streets (tags)

Account of the marriage equality celebration that occurred on the streets of Hillcrest, the San Diego neighborhood famous for its large Queer population, on August 4, 2010 — the day Judge Vaughn R. Walker announced his decision in the federal lawsuit challenging Proposition 8. Though Queer activists and allies have since been frustrated by the court-ordered delays in enforcing Walker's decision, they can be proud that a judge ruled that there is absolutely no rational basis for a ban on marriage between two partners of the same gender.

Pride Rally Reveals Queer Community’s Divisions Over Obama (tags)

The July 16 San Diego Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender pride rally, which opened the city's weekend of Pride events, revealed the deep-seated divisions within the Queer community over President Obama and the proper way of organizing. Stuart Milk, nephew of Queer martyr Harvey Milk, said he'd attended a meeting at the White House at which Obama endorsed virtually the entire agenda of the Queer rights movement — but Fresno-based activist Robin McGehee said that doesn't matter. McGehee and San Diego Transgender activist Autumn Sandeen, who joined together for a direct-action campaign against the White House over Obama's failure to seek repeal of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy that keeps openly Queer people from serving in the U.S. military, said that the Queer community should use nonviolent civil disobedience to confront Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate majority leader Harry Reid and other Democratic politicians who aren't delivering on their promises to the Queer community.

Queer Democrats Back State Party on Redistricting (tags)

Choosing the interests of party over voters, the predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club overwhelmingly voted at their July 22 meeting to support the state Democratic Party's attempt to destroy the legislative redistricting commission before it even has a chance to meet, and return to the old, corrupt system under which legislators get to draw their own district lines, thereby preserving incumbents and eliminating any real competition for legislative seats.

JUSTICE FOR FILIPINO AMERICAN VETERANS (JFAV) MEET W/ Congressman Bob Filner Share (tags)

A group of Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) met with Congressman Bob Filner, ( D-51st District) ,head of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs in a legislative visit in his Chula Vista office today at 9:00 AM, July 09, 2010. The San Diego and Los Angeles group headed by JFAV National Coordinator Arturo P. Garcia and San Diego JFAV representation met with Congressman Filner and his Filipino deputy Manny Doria for fifteen minutes. The JFAV organization updated Rep. Filner on the present situation of 16,000 Filipino veterans who were denied of their lump sum claims by the Department of Veterans Affair (DVA). Rep. Filner acknowledged that they did not expect that more than 41,000 Filipino World War II veterans will apply for claims. They ( US Congress) only provided for 18,000 Filipino veterans.

San Diego’s Queer Democrats Discuss Election Aftermath (tags)

The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club heard from three local experts — San Diego County Democratic Party chair Jess Durfee, San Diego CityBeat editor David Rolland and political consultant Jennifer Tierney — on the aftermath of the June 8 primary election at their regular meeting June 24. The discussion centered mainly on how Democratic candidates like state gubernatorial nominee Jerry Brown and local City Council candidate Howard Wayne can overcome the vast advantage of Republican money — and, in Brown's case, the multi-billion dollar personal fortune of his opponent, Meg Whitman. The club also took a position against SB 1070, the controversial anti-immigrant law recently passed by the Arizona state legislature.

Queer Democrats Oppose Strong-Mayor Proposition (tags)

The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club overwhelmingly opposed continuing San Diego's experiment with strong-mayor government. At their April 22 meeting they voted to oppose Proposition D on the June 8 ballot, which would make strong-mayor permanent, add a ninth seat to the City Councll and raise the threshold to override a mayoral veto of a Council action from a simple majority to two-thirds. City Councilmember Donna Frye led the debate against strong-mayor; having served under both strong-mayor and San Diego's previous city-manager system, she said it's been harder for her as a Councilmember to hold the mayor accountable and get information she needs to make responsible decisions, to the point where she's had to sue the city, or threaten to, to get needed data from the mayor's office.

Over 50 Attend Whitburn Fundraiser in Hillcrest March 28 (tags)

Stephen Whitburn, openly Gay candidate for the Fourth Supervisorial District in San Diego County, held a fundraiser for his campaign Sunday, March 28 at the Bamboo Lounge in Hillcrest. Despite vicious attacks from supposedly “progressive” media outlets in both the straight and Queer communities, the event was a success, drawing more than 50 people who roared their support for Whitburn's opposition to the proposed Merriam Mountains development — a plan to blast off the tops of mountains to build houses on them — and the practice of Supervisors to accept gifts from individuals, organizations and corporations who directly benefit from the Board's decisions.

March 4 Thousands Rally in San Diego Against Education Cuts (tags)

About 1,000 students and faculty gathered at a March 4 rally against education cuts at San Diego State University in California. A similar number of people demonstrated at the University of California, San Diego. A subsequent demonstration in downtown San Diego drew several thousand.

Racism and anti-Semitism in the UC System (tags)

Even the governator noticed

Witness to Police Misconduct Speaks to ACLU (tags)

Chris Carlino spoke at the annual meeting of the San Diego chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) February 18 and relived her experience being pepper-sprayed by an abusive sheriff's deputy at a fundraiser for Congressional candidate Francine Busby eight months earlier. Her attorney, Mike Marrinan, and Privacy Rights Clearinghouse director Beth Givens also spoke at the meeting, and San Diego ACLU staff attorney David Blair-Loy laid out the group's local legal agenda.

Queer Democrats Split on 79th Assembly District Race (tags)

The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club revealed itself dramatically split in the Democratic primary race for the 79th Assembly District. City Council president Ben Hueso is running a classic “insider” campaign, relying on major endorsements and fundraising clout. His principal challenger, Sweetwater Union High School District board member Pearl Quiñones, is seeking the office in a progressive grass-roots campaign in the tradition of Assemblymember Lori Saldaña (who endorses her) and City Councilmember Donna Frye. The club was unable to reach the 60 percent threshold needed for an endorsement, and ultimately voted to rate both candidates “acceptable.”

Pride Goeth Before a Fall (tags)

The current controversy over San Diego LGBT Pride is not only jeopardizing the future of the Pride events and potentially pitting board members against community volunteers in a potentially ruinous conflict, it's also opening doors for a real reconsideration of how Pride should be run and what its purpose should be. The author argues for an end to the self-perpetuating board of directors that currently runs Pride, a membership organization made up of volunteers and contributors, and a rethinking of the Pride events to emphasize community outreach and a celebration of Pride's liberationist origins as well as moneymaking and entertainment.

Foundation for Change Focuses Grants on Immigration, Border Issues (tags)

The San Diego Foundation for Change held its holiday party December 20 and introduced a number of grant recipients as well as an overall theme to their activities this year. They’re focusing on issues relating to immigration and/or the border, doing outreach to immigrants on human rights, health care, personal autonomy (especially for women) and sexual health. They're also working on media outreach projects to improve local coverage of immigrants and teach the immigrants themselves that they shouldn't believe everything they read in the corporate media.

MMJ Patients are not narcotics offenders! (tags)

After having charges of possession of 98 plants and 1.72 lbs of processed marijuana reversed, Mr. Archer requested that he not be ordered to register under 11590 was granted.

Fred Phelps Brings Road Show of Hate to San Diego; 500 Protest Against Him (tags)

Fred Phelps, founder and pastor of the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas and a man so far on the fringes of the radical religious Right even the late Rev. Jerry Falwell called him “a certified nut,” brought his nationwide road show of hate to San Diego the weekend of October 16-18. Along with a number of synagogues and Jewish community groups, one of his picketing targets was San Diego High School for its alleged tolerance and acceptance of Queer students. A counter-protest drew 500 people as opposed to the 10 or so Westboro Baptist Church members on the opposite side of Park Boulevard from the school.

Queer Democrats Endorse Alvarez, Wayne for City Council (tags)

The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club took two different tacks in its endorsements in City Council races at its regular meeting October 22. In District 6 they endorsed veteran politician Howard Wayne over Steve Hadley, chief of staff to incumbent Councilmember Donna Frye. In District 8 they endorsed the grass-roots Latino candidate, David Alvarez, over two better connected candidates from established local Latino political families: Felipe Hueso, older brother of incumbent Councilmember Ben Hueso; and Nick Inzunza, uncle of former Councilmember Ralph Inzunza.

Law School Discusses Medical Marijuana in Wake of County Raids (tags)

One week after San Diego police officers, sheriff’s deputies and federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents raided 14 medical marijuana dispensaries in San Diego County, the National Lawyers’ Guild chapters of California Western and Thomas Jefferson Schools of Law held a forum on the medical marijuana issue at Cal Western. Among the speakers were Gerald Singleton, attorney representing many of the people arrested in these and previous raids against medical marijuana providers; Dion Markgraaf, local activist who's been prosecuted four times for helping medical users obtain marijuana; and Alex Kreit, attorney and law professor who's been involved in medical marijuana issues. They particularly discussed the hard line against medical marijuana taken by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors and attorney general Bonnie Dumanis.

Former Obama Adviser Attacks Him at Freedom Awards (tags)

Steve Hildebrand has been described as Barack Obama's closest Gay friend and the person he listens to on Gay issues, but at the August 22 Freedom Awards, the main fundraiser for the predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club, he bluntly said, “The problem is Obama isn’t listening enough.” At the event, Hildebrand delivered a slashing attack on Obama and the Democrats in Congress -- both the so-called “Blue Dogs” in the House and the “moderates” in the Senate, as well as leaders like Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid who are letting them get away with hijacking Obama’s agenda and pushing him to the Right. Hildebrand predicted that the Democrats will lose their Congressional majority if they continue to tack Rightward and fail to do the things they were elected to do.

Over 70 Activists Stage Marriage Equality Sit-in at S.D. County Clerk’s Office (tags)

Over 70 marriage equality activists occupied the office of the San Diego County Clerk Wednesday, May 27 as a protest against the California Supreme Court’s ruling that Proposition 8, which restricts marriage in California to one man and one woman, is constitutional. Michael Anderson and Brian Baumgardner led the action by demanding a marriage license, and other Queer couples followed suit. The event ended peacefully, with no arrests, when the crowd dispersed an hour after the official closing time of the building.

San Diego Hosts Meeting on Same-Sex Marriage Equality (tags)

The San Diego Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center hosted a town-hall meeting April 2 to discuss the future of marriage equality in the wake of the upcoming California Supreme Court ruling on Proposition 8, the voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage in the state. Speakers included Kate Kendell, executive director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights, other professionals and grass-roots activists like Fernando Lopez, whose group is organizing people to go talk to individuals one-on-one to make them aware of how Queer people suffer from not having access to civil marriage.

BREAKING: June Reyno: Foreclosed and Evicted, Reoccupies Home (tags)

San Diego Homeowner June Reyno has reoccupied her home after being forcibly evicted by sheriffs this morning around 7:00 am.

Over 500 Turn Out for Marriage Equality Demonstration (tags)

San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders and his Lesbian daughter Lisa (pictured) led off the San Diego installment of "March Forth on March Fourth," a series of rallies and demonstrations held statewide on the eve of the California Supreme Court's oral hearings on the legal challenges to Proposition 8. Mayor Sanders endorsed same-sex marriage equality last year after deciding he couldn't tell his daughter that her relationship was less important than his.

San Diego ACLU Addresses Repressive Ballot Initiatives (tags)

The San Diego chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) held its annual membership meeting February 13 and gave over the program to Delores Jacobs of the San Diego Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center and Vince Hall of Planned Parenthood to discuss the long-term implications of Propositions 4 and 8 on last year's ballot. The measures attacked women's reproductive choice and Queer rights, respectively, and Jacobs and Hall noted that the radical Right uses proposals like these not only to gain membership and contributions but to drain the coffers of progressive organizations so they have less money to provide services to women and Queers.

S.D. Cracks Down on Medical Pot as Feds Loosen Up (tags)

Don Duncan, California statewide director of the national medical-marijuana advocacy group Americans for Safe Access (ASA), came to San Diego February 10 to tell local members that the outlook for medical marijuana is good. He pointed to a policy statement from a spokesperson for President Obama that said the federal government will stop using its police power to interfere with state medical marijuana laws. But that was cold comfort to many of the people in the room, especially those targeted by a flurry of raids in San Diego in the first week of February.

Resisting Foreclosure and Eviction: June Reyno, Fighting Back to Save Her Home (tags)

June Reyno who has lived in her home for the last 20 years could be facing eviction by San Diego County Sheriffs tomorrow morning. June is a victim of the predatory lending practice of banks. Duped into a refinance deal, which striped all the equity from her house, June is one of millions across the nations who are on the verge of losing their home.

“No on 8” Actions, Discussions Continue (tags)

The fight against the anti-marriage Proposition 8 has lasted quite a bit longer than the election, in which the same-sex marriage ban passed by a five-point margin. Queer and allied activists are still holding demonstrations against the initiative and meeting to discuss where the fight will go next. But their discussions are stronger on building communications strategies than actually plotting a course to reverse the ballot measure.

"Milagros no hay" (tags)

Documental

Anti-Proposition 8 Protests in San Diego (tags)

The statewide wave of protests against the passage of anti-Queer, anti-marriage, anti-family Proposition 8 hit San Diego November 7 and 8 with a nighttime rally in Balboa Park November 7 and a march from Hillcrest to North Park, through San Diego's most Queer neighborhoods, the next day.

San Diego Queer Democrats Endorse Beach Booze Ban (tags)

The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club voted September 25 to endorse Proposition 4 on the November 4 ballot in the city of San Diego, which would make the temporary ban on alcohol consumption at city beaches permanent. Opponents have argued that the ban is an attack on individual freedom, but the club rejected that argument and instead supported beach-area residents who say the ban has improved their quality of life.

Locals Continue Battle Against Blackwater on the Border (tags)

Blackwater Opponents Announce Two Upcoming Public Events Community Forum on Tuesday, June 10th and Wednesday, June 11th Rally Outside Front Door of Blackwater's New Site Jeremy Scahill, Renowned Author of International Bestseller "Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army" Special Guest Speaker Community Groups Charge Blackwater Misused Federal Court to Muscle into Cal-Mex Border Site and Call for Facility Including Shooting Range to Be Shut-Down "No to Baghdad on the Border" New Facility 500 Yards From International Border Will Exacerbate the Potential for Increased Human and Civil Rights Violations to Both Migrants and Members of Border Communities

San Diego, June 10th - Jeremy Scahill speaks on Blackwater (tags)

Scahill will have a new presentation on Blackwater with a critique of the U.S. media, saying that the role of Blackwater as an unaccountable combat force not only abroad but in the U.S. as well is just one of many stories that aren’t being covered properly in the mainstream press.

Anti-War San Diego Congressional Candidate Hosts Forum (tags)

Anti-war progressive Mike Copass, challenging incumbent Democratic Congressmember Susan Davis from San Diego in the June 3 primary, held a town-hall meeting on Mother's Day, May 11, not only to promote his own candidacy but also to build opposition to continuing the Iraq occupation.

New Blackwater Controversy on the U.S.-Mexico Border (tags)

A proposed project run by the private military contractor Blackwater Worldwide is once again kicking up political hay on the US-Mexico border. Earlier rebuffed in its attempt to open a large training camp in the rural San Diego County community of Potrero, Blackwater now finds itself in a battle over the company's bid to open a training facility for the US Navy. Like Potrero, the latest controversy has pried open a Pandora's Box of thorny issues ranging from border relations to the Iraq war. The current dispute centers on Blackwater's plans to manage a 48-student school in San Diego County's Otay Mesa on the US-Mexico border and just down the road from US Border Patrol offices. According to Blackwater's plans, the site will offer indoor shooting instruction and simulated ship training to improve the anti-terrorist skills of naval personnel.

DN! Blackwater on the Border (tags)

Just two months after local opposition thwarted its effort to build a massive outdoor training facility near San Diego, the private military company Blackwater USA is being accused of secretly trying to build a new one just blocks from the US-Mexico border. Blackwater received approval for the 61,000 square-foot indoor facility in Otay Mesa, California, by filing for permits using the names of two subsidiaries.

Eric Bidwell: "Revolutionary" Mayor for the Rest of Us (tags)

Zenger's Newsmagazine is proud to endorse 25-year-old "revolutionary" candidate Eric Bidwell for Mayor of San Diego.

Where to protest ICE Raids: Location of detention centers in So Cal. (tags)

Statewide there are about 4,000 people detained in California. Nationally the number of people currently detained is said to be 30,000.

4/25: Con. Protests New Blackwater Development Near Cal-Mex Border (tags)

“Residents of San Diego County rejected Blackwater’s proposed mercenary training facility in Potrero, and I cannot imagine that San Diegans will feel any differently about Otay Mesa,” said Congressman Filner. “The use of civilian-defense contractors is irresponsible, and should be stopped immediately. Not only are they unaccountable to the Military, the State Department and Congress; they are civilians serving in combat and combat-training. Many have been wounded or have wounded others, and yet, they are not veterans; there is no safety net when they come home. It is criminal to ask civilian men and women to perform the role of the military when they lack the support necessary to return to their civilian lives. The paramilitary-style training conducted at these facilities has no place in our backyards!”

San Diego Tips Decision Sparks Suit in NYC (tags)

The Starbucks decision in San Diego has spurred a lawsuit for baristas in New York.

Gore Vidal Headlines San Diego Anti-War Rally (tags)

Author Gore Vidal headlined the San Diego anti-war rally March 15 in the working-class City heights district and declared he'd be happy if either Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama replaced George W. Bush as President. Other speakers including Nadia Keilani of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, were less optimistic about the political process and faulted both Democrats and Republicans for failing to confront U.S. imperialism.

Blackwater California Bid is Withdrawn (tags)

Blackwater Worldwide dropped its plans yesterday to build a military and law enforcement training camp in East County, San Diego, ending a storm of controversy over the security contractor's presence in the county.

Three Reports on Immigration Dialogues (tags)

While I didn't meet any Minutemen in North San Diego County, I did meet many local residents who are eager to question the status quo.

Queer Marriage Advocates Launch "Decline to Sign" Drive (tags)

Faced with a well-funded campaign to permanently ban same-sex marriage in the California constitution, Queer and Queer-friendly Californians are joining forces to mount a volunteer campaign to keep marraige equality opponents from getting the signatures they need to get their initiative on the ballot at all.

"Migrant March III" Marches Through Los Angeles (tags)

Enrique Morones launches new caravan movement to raise awareness of humanitarian tragedies along the US-Mexico border.

Veterans for Peace President on Activism and IIraq (tags)

Gil Fried, president of the San Diego chapter of Veterans for Peace, explains the purposes of his organization and the national group of which it's a part; how he drifted away from activism after Viet Nam until Bush's antics in Iraq brought him back; and the "Enough!" vigils he and others in conservative San Diego County suburbs are holding every week against the war.

Caltrans says NO to hate (tags)

If anyone wants confirmative email headers on the email that I received and posted below, send me a request using a REAL email address and I'll forward a copy.

Giving His Eyes for His Country (tags)

Arab-American Mazin al-Nashi got screwed twice by the Bush administration and the private military contractor that employed him. Recruited to work as an interpreter for Titan in Iraq, he was blinded in an attack and then systematically denied the medical care that might have saved his eyesight. Mazin and his wife Layla told their story to Activist San Diego January 14.

The Minuteman Highway (tags)

The Minutemen are “benevolently” giving back! So they think. According to LA Times’ Richard Marosi, the Minutemen were recently approved by the California Transportation Department to adopt a two mile stretch of the 5 Freeway near San Clemente, CA

The Fires of Class (tags)

An analysis of how the recent fires in Los Angeles and San Diego counties demonstrates how much America has given up even lip service to the notion that "all men are created equal" and how this nation has evolved into an aristocratic society that judges people's intrinsic worth based on their wealth.

10 days to No Borders Camp 2007 / 10 días a Campamento Contra Las Fronteras 2007 (tags)

The No Borders Camp 2007 is just 10 days away. Here are some ways you can still plug in, and information on how to get to the camp.

Wild Fires Burn Southern California Reservations (tags)

Saturday, October 27, 2007 : SAN DIEGO – Wildfires rampaging across Southern California have burned more than 17,200 acres of land on the Yuina, Rincon, La Jolla, San Pasqual and Pala reservations, according to Bureau of Indian Affairs official Jim Fletcher, reports Indian Country Today.

A Town Beseiged: Potrero Residents Battling Blackwater Now Suffer Ravages of Wildfire (tags)

Potrero, California, the town that has gained national attention for standing up against Blackwater Worldwide's plan to build a private military-style training camp in their pristine backcountry community east of San Diego, now faces an even more formidable force. The Harris wildfire which began outside Potrero early Sunday morning has ravaged the small rural community, where many residents remain trapped without supplies four days after the fire began.

Bush in San Diego today Not Malibu (tags)

Bush in San Diego today Not Malibu

Worse than Katrina: Burned-up Residents Fault Officials for SD's Devastating Fires (tags)

Worse than Katrina: Burned-up Residents Fault Officials for San Diego's Devastating Fires Earlier Recommendations Ignored by Governor; Equipment, Personnel Unavailable, Undeployed, Late in Coming “It’s like Armageddon,” Jill Michaels said, after watching her home burn to the ground in the Harris fire. In the early hours of the worst fire in California history, the Michaels family received no evacuation warning and found exit routes blocked, forcing them to turn back to their home in Potrero. Now, the Michaels are among half a million evacuees who have fled four raging wildfires, the worst fire disaster in California history. Worse even than the 2003 Cedar fire, which until now held that shameful record.

Locals Confront Blackwater at Their Gates as, Iraq Concludes Blackwater Committed Murder (tags)

As the Iraqi prime minister’s office determined that Blackwater USA shootings on September 16th in Baghdad was deliberate murder resulting in 17 civilian deaths, local opponents confronted Blackwater at the gates of the proposed “Blackwater West” site in Potrero, a tiny town in east San Diego county. Organizers estimated that over 300 people took part in the weekend's event, marching a mile from the rally site to the gates of Blackwater West.

Blackwater USA Faces Congress and Wrath of Tiny CA Town (tags)

As US Congress Committee on Oversight and Government holds hearings on the use of private security contractors in Iraq--including testimony from Blackwater USA Chairman Erik Prince--local opponents of Blackwater USA are planning a major rally, for the first time at the gates of the proposed Blackwater West site, on Saturday, October 6th through Sunday, October, 7th.

As Blackwater Comes Under Fire in Iraq, So-Cal Turns Up Heat to Stop Blackwater West (tags)

As US Congress and Iraqi government officials probe recent killings of civilians by the notorious private contractors in Baghdad, local opponents to the expansion of Blackwater USA will stage a major rally and encampment at the gates of the proposed “Blackwater West” site in Potrero, a tiny town in east San Diego county on Saturday, October 6th - Sunday, October, 7th. The event will happen just days after Blackwater founder Erik Prince is scheduled to testify before the US Congress.

Stop Blackwater West Demo Oct. 6 & & (tags)

Encampment and Demonstration to Stop Blackwater West from building a training facility in San Diego County

Report from Rod Coronado trial (tags)

After spending the court day on Monday with jury selection, the 12 person (plus one alternate) was seated Tuesday morning, Sept. 11, and opening statements were made by both prosecution and defense attorneys before Tuesday’s noon lunch break. The jury is mostly white in this conservative town with a large military population, with one African American and 4 Latino, and a seven/five gender split, with two more women than men.

Schools Should Not Be Missions for the Empire's Wars (tags)

San Diego school workers are being pressed to participate in a massive pro-war campaign disguised as a "support the troops," campaign. Educators have nothing to gain from the empire's relentless demands for cheap labor, raw materials, and social control, and neither do our kids.

Local Opposition to Blackwater West Takes Fight Statewide (tags)

Opposition to Blackwater USA's Plans for New Private Military Base Near Potrero a Tiny Rural Town East of San Diego Heats Up... Local Democratic Club Joined by Their Congressman Takes Fight Statewide Announces They Will Submit Resolution to Stop ‘Blackwater West’at California Democratic Party State Convention This Weekend in San Diego Rep. Bob Filner (D-CA), Potrero Residents, Environmentalists, and Peace Activists to Speak Out in Support of Measure Outside SD Convention Center Saturday, April 28th at 8:30AM

As Opposition to 'Blackwater West' Grows, Author of Bestseller Blackwater Tours CA (tags)

As Local Residents and Their Congressman Move to Block Plans for ‘Blackwater West’ in California, Jeremy Scahill Author of NY Times Bestseller Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army Launches Book Tour Across State April 26th – May 5th

The Proposed L.A. to Palmdale High-Speed Train (tags)

“In Tokyo they had the bullet train back in 1964--this is 2007. We’re way behind, and we have to catch up.“ – L.A. City Councilmember Tom LaBonge

Defamation lawsuit filed against Minuteman founder, other activist (tags)

By: SCOTT MARSHALL - Staff Writer

Nine criminal charges filed against Save Our State member (tags)

John Matthew Monti, from Los Angeles, and a member of Save Our State, a violent racist group linked with neo-Nazis and white supremacists, has been charged with nine criminal charges by the San Diego City Attorney's office.

freEtech2007, City Heights, Sun, Mar25, flyer (tags)

If you care about creating and sustaining a technological culture that is accessible to everyone, instead of being accessible to those who have $1500 to blow on a 4 day conference, then help us create freEtech, a free and open unconference in San Diego on March 25th, the day before eTech begins. Free Computer Classes, Workshops and Skillshares! March 25th, 10am – 4pm At the City Heights Free Skool! 4246 Wightman St, in City Heights On the corner of Van Dyke and Wightman San Diego, CA 92105 Come to freEtech, a free and open (un)conference in San Diego on March 25th, the day before eTech begins. As people who live in San Diego and care about making technology accessible and who care about supporting Do-It-Yourself culture, our group and the collectives we work with will provide the space, power, computers, projectors and internet access. We feel that emerging technology comes from rich cultural exchange, community and passion, not from corporations. If you agree, then come hang out with us and lets share ideas and eat some pizza.

Sanctuary City, National City (tags)

Hundreds of residents of the small community of National City outside San Diego proudly celebrated their new sanctury city, a refuge for the foreign-born, free from profiling and discrimination.

MAY 12 * DAY OF SOLIDARITY WITH ATENCO * DIA DE SOLIDARIDAD CON ATENCO (tags)

TIJUANA: PLAZA SANTA CECILIA (zona centro) 5.30 PM SAN DIEGO: Consulado de Mexico en San Diego 4:00pm

WAL +MART = DEATH--PROTESTA CERCA DE TU (tags)

DOMINGO 7 DE MAYO AL MEDIO DIA SUNDAY MAY 7th @ NOON ******************* PROTESTA EN TU WAL+MART MAS CERCANA PROTEST @ YOUR NEAREST WAL+MART LOS ANGELES: 17150 E. Gale Ave.., La Puente, CA 91745 RIVERSIDE: 5200 Van Buren Blvd, Riverside, CA 92503 SANTA ANA: 3600 West Mcfadden Avenue, Santa Ana, CA 92704 SAN DIEGO: 3412 College Ave, San Diego 92115 (ADD YOUR LOCATION)

WAL+MART=MUERTE (tags)

DOMINGO 7 DE MAYO AL MEDIO DIA SUNDAY MAY 7th @ NOON ******************* PROTESTA EN TU WAL+MART MAS CERCANA PROTEST @ YOUR NEAREST WAL+MART

Protest held today at Mexican Consulate (tags)

20 adherents of la otra campaña protested earlier today at the Mexican consulate in downtown san diego to support vendors in Texcoco.

California Transgender Leadership Summit (tags)

Ttransgender community members, families, and allies join together for this, the first of its kind, two-day event. This Summit provided a unique opportunity to strategize, connect with individuals from across the state and learn or improve important advocacy and activist skills in a variety of areas.

Historic March for Migrants Rallies in LA Saturday (tags)

FUR PROTEST IN SAN DIEGO IN SUPPORT OF PETER YOUNG (tags)

Activists Hold a Protest at Millard's Fur Service in San Diego in Support of Mink Liberator Peter Young

LAPD estimate that 15,000 people participated in anti-war march (tags)

In Los Angeles, police estimated 15,000 people participated in a raucous 1 1/2 -mile march from Olympic Boulevard and Broadway to Los Angeles and Temple streets, where speakers such as actor Martin Sheen and state Sen. Gloria Romero (D-Los Angeles) took to a stage and railed against the Bush administration. Organizers said that as many as 50,000 protesters were on hand.

FBP May Be Run Out of Imperial Valley (tags)

Early reports from leaders of the anti-minutemen forces in Calexico indicate Friends of the Border Patrol rousted.

Calling the United Resistance (tags)

Mobilize to San Diego for a Movement Against All Borders / Accion en SD para un Movimiento en Contra de Todas Las Fronteras

No Border Encuentro-Aug. 27-28, San Diego (tags)

(no)Border Encuentro, August 27-28th, San Diego Hola todos. Crazy times we find ourselves in. Millions of people forced to live underground, more than 3200 dead and tens of thousands more incapacitated crossing the border.

Minutemen Suspected in Border Shootings (tags)

James Chase says "rogue" MIntemen shot 2 Mexicans on border near Campo / Tecate

United Resistance - Need we say more? (tags)

San Diego has spoken, Minutemen leave.

Minutemen Leave After Clash With Protesters (tags)

NBC San Diego Reports Minutemen have fled the border in the face of sustained protests from our allies! "California Minutemen were nowhere to be found."

2 IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS (tags)

a) SAVE OUR STATE TO BULLY MORE DAY LABORERES IN LAGUNA BEACH THIS SATURDAY b) MINUTEMEN HAVE OFFICIALLY ARRIVED IN SAN DIEGO--GROUPS CALLED ON TO COUNTER--THEIR PRESENCE!!!

Disrupt the MinuteMen, Campo, July 16th-19th (tags)

This is a call from the o.r.g.a.n.i.c. collective to all those who oppose racist violence to come to Campo, California, one hour east of San Diego, from July 16th to 19th and disrupt, interfere with and stop the activities of the MinuteMen.

Minutemen are Here! Protest This Weekend! (tags)

Campout Protest Announcement (tags)

Come to the Strategy Campout to Twart the Border Patrol Auxiliary’s arrival in Campo/San Diego.

Inland Empire United Resistance (tags)

Special Meeting - Strategies of Resistance

PABLO PAREDES COURT MARTIAL EVENTS / PROTEST (tags)

Defend Pablo: Put the WAR on Trial 3 days of protest and events to support war resister Pablo Paredes as he faces court martial by the US Navy May 10th - May 13th 2005 San Diego, CA

San Diego War Tech Expo (tags)

San Diego: Warfare And Technologies Exposition Open to the Public

San Diego Indy Media Blocked by Public Library (tags)

Just noted today, that computer software for blocking certain sites in the San Diego Public Library system (via the 15 minute computers, at least) have blocked out at least two well-known Leftist websites.

J20 Mass Street Theater Action, San Diego (tags)

San Diego's Ground Zero Players call for a Cacerolazo mass street theater action Inauguration Day, January 20

Media emergenC, San Diego, Oct 6-9th (tags)

Media EmergenC - A four day Independent Media Convergence in San Diego, October 6-9, 2004. The National Association of Broadcasters' "Radio Road Show" is in San Diego this year and Media Activists will be there to tell the NAB, "We Want Our Airwaves Back!" Join this convergence in person or virtually on the internet.

Media EmergenC, Independent Media Convergence, San Diego, Oct. 6-9, 2004 (tags)

Media EmergenC - From October 6th to the 9th, Artists, filmmakers, activists, Students, Citizen, etc. will converge in San Diego to celebrate the growing media revolution and rise-up to counter the NAB's "Radio Road Show."

Stop Operation Guardian (tags)

Operation Gatekeeper LA to SAN DIEGO Caravan Forum Saturday Sept. 18th, 2004 4:00 PM

So Cal Earth First Call to action! Save North county coyotes! (tags)

Coyotes in San Diego are being trapped and poisoned in a ten day period starting Monday 7/26/04.

Peace Works! Sponsors "Roots of Violence" Series (tags)

Peace Works! in Temecula Valley presents the first guest speaker in our "Roots of Violence" series on Friday, June 25, at 7:00 p.m. The "Roots of Violence" series examines the way in which hatred of "the other" leads directly to threatened and actual violence. 

Goldsborough’s column Outstanding. (tags)

James Goldsborough columns outstanding. Beat all big shot East Coast pundits hands down. Corporate Media full of cowards and puppets. Corporate opinion pages dubiously slanted.

Officials blame San Diego fires on arson (tags)

Officials blame San Diego fires on arson

U. of San Diego Censoring Queer Art? (tags)

Is University of San Diego censoring queer art? That's what one artist wrote to LA Indy Media this week. Below is her letter.

NAB Counter-Conference - Autonomous Media Convergence (tags)

Think corporate media SUCKS??? Tired of media LIES??? Tired of the same old thing on the radio???

Open Letter to the Global Indymedia Network from San Diego (tags)

SF Bay Area IMC's open letter to IMC newswire echoes problems faced in San Diego and other cities.

Green Party Presidential Candidate speaks in Santa Monica (tags)

Jan. 8: The Westside Greens host Green Party Presidential candidate Kent Mesplay, who will be speaking and answering questions about his campaign.

SAn Diego mad cow street theater! (tags)

The danger from mad cow is real. We are doing an action in San Diego highlight how the USDA is misleading the public.

Market Forces Fed SoCal Flames (tags)

Mike Davis on the wildfires in Southern California "A market-driven recipe for disaster"

we rushed to aid the rich in SD (tags)

we rushed

The Call for a National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression, and (tags)

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GREEN DEMO THURS. TO KEEP PETER CAMEJO IN THE DEBATES! (tags)

TO KEEP PETER CAMEJO IN THE DEBATES SUPPORTERS TO PROTEST AT LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS DEBATE OCT. 2 IN WEST LA.

Anti-WTO Border Action (tags)

Benefit show 4 Sherman Austin w/ Zack De La Rocha THIS FRIDAY!!! (tags)

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SHERMAN AUSTIN BENEFIT W/ ZACK DE LA ROCHA THIS FRIDAY!!!!!! (tags)

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BENEFIT SHOW FOR SHERMAN AUSTIN - SPECIAL GUESTS: ZACK DE LA ROCHA! SAT. AUG 30! (tags)

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Can't make to cancun,protest at the sd/TJ border! (tags)

Cross border protest against free trade! Call to action!

Emotions Flare During Forum On Police-Involved Shootings (tags)

"The police officer must be brought up on second-degree murder charges,"...SAN JOSE, CA July 24, 2003 - Police Chief Bill Lansdowne is officially moving to San Diego where he will take over the reins as the city's new police chief.

9-11 Report Leaves Unanswered Questions (tags)

WASHINGTON - Almost 2 inches thick and 850 pages long, the congressional inquiry into the Sept. 11 attacks largely boils down to two intriguing words: What if?

San Diego Activists Occupy Feinstein's Office, Demand Truth About WMD's (tags)

A group of about 6 activists from San Diego is currently occupying Diane Feinstein's office

TODAY! BENEFIT SHOW FOR SHERMAN AUSTIN & JAVIER PEREZ @ CHE CAFE 7:00 pm (tags)

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TOMORROW! BENEFIT SHOW FOR SHERMAN AUSTIN & JAVIER PEREZ @ CHE CAFE 7:00 pm (tags)

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THIS FRIDAY - JAVIER PEREZ & SHERMAN AUSTIN BENEFIT SHOW @ CHE CAFE (tags)

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Hip Hop 4 Justice! Friday, June 20 @ Casa Del Pueblo! (tags)

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FURIOSITY OF RESISTANCE - HIP HIP/HARDCORE SHOW JUNE 27 4 RAISETHEFIST & JAIVER PEREZ (tags)

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FURIOSITY OF RESISTANCE - HIP HIP/HARDCORE SHOW JUNE 27 4 RAISETHEFIST & JAIVER PEREZ JUNE (tags)

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FURIOSITY OF RESISTANCE - HIP HIP/HARDCORE SHOW JUNE 27 4 RAISETHEFIST & JAIVER PEREZ (tags)

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Revolution Summer San Diego (tags)

Revolution Summer San Diego

Cowardly Bush Hides from San Diego Protestors This Week (tags)

"The president, reportedly not wanting to interfere with family reunions when the carrier docks the next day, will travel to San Diego on Thursday, join the ship at sea and depart before it arrives, 10News reported." Translation: The president, too cowardly to face criticism of his mass murder in Iraq, plans to dodge protestors this Friday.

Marcha For Social Justice In Our Communities (tags)

MARCH FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE IN OUR COMMUNITIES AND AGAINST WAR

Another World is Possible, Final, Expanded Agenda (tags)

Activist conference in San Diego this weekend! Get the word out!

Another World is Possible, San Diego (tags)

Another worls is possible, if we create it!

pbnberkeley news notice - 2/5/03 (tags)

Publishing, republishing and compiling community news and event information promoting global peace and working class solidarity and NO WAR ON IRAQ!

pbnberkeley news notice - 1/27/03 (tags)

Publishing, republishing and compiling community news and event information promoting global peace and working class solidarity and NO WAR ON IRAQ!

pbnberkeley news notice - 12/4/02 (tags)

Publishing, republishing and compiling community news and event information promoting global peace and working class solidarity!

San Diego Indymedia Meeting (tags)

photograph of indymedia working in San Diego

Troop Movements In CA - strikebreakers? (fwd) (tags)

RUMOR that reserves in Western States being called up to break Longshoreman's strike and lock out in Seattle, Oakland, Long Beach and San Diego.

Peace Concert in Tijuana/San Diego (tags)

WHAT:CROSS BORDER PEACE CONCERT WHEN:FRIDAY, JUNE 21 12:00 NOON- MIDNIGHT SOLSTICE CELEBRATION WHO:THE SAN DIEGO COALITION FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE and HUMANISTAS POR LA PAZ WHERE: THE US/MEXICO BORDER AT PLAYAS De TIJUANA/BORDERFIELD STATE PARK

6th National Conference On Raza Prisoners and Colonialism (tags)

Bulletin Number #1 6th National Conference On Raza Prisoners and Colonialism

More Police Abuse in San Diego (tags)

In San Diego Police agencys are on a rampage, killing, beating, and harassing the people who it's "their job" to protect. Stop Killing Us!

Human Rights Abuses in San Diego Ca. (tags)

On March 25th the Border Patrol in San Diego attacked and jailed without charges a human rights observer. See the interview with him and a companero who was also there.

Antwar Demonstration in San Diego (tags)

Close to 200 marched and rallied at an event sponsored by the San Diego Coalition for Peace and Justice on Saturday Dec 8th. Speakers called for peace, an end to abuses of human rights, ending rascist attacks and aid for victims of war.

Help us collect and donate Clothes to Afghanistan (tags)

Hi everyone please help, and email me if you have any questiones

Desert Movies: Tanks and off-roaders trash CA deserts - SAN DIEGO DEC. 17 (tags)

DEC. 6: Come to this free Southern California screening of 2 new indy films about the US military, off-roaders and their harmful effects on the California Desert.

San Diego IndyMedia (tags)

SDIMC gets official!

no better time then now... (tags)

The World Liberation Army is looking for revolutionary anti-capitalist people and groups.

Over 100 Turn Out in San Diego for Peace Mobilization October 27 (tags)

Over 100 people turned out in the City Heights neighborhood of San Diego October 27 for part of an international series of actions against the U.S. war in Afghanistan. But participation dropped off from the previous anti-war action two weeks ago after factional clashes prevented the largest antiwar group in San Diego, the Coalition for Peace and Justice, from endorsing the event.

San Diego Action Network Hosts Meeting on Border Issues (tags)

The San Diego Action Network hosted a meeting on border issues October 26 featuring Connie Garcia from the San Diego Environmental Health Coalition and Benjamin Prado from the Raza Rights Coalition. Featured topics included "Operation Gatekeeper," toxic wastes dumped in Mexico by U.S. companies and how NAFTA has impacted border issues.

Geoffrey Smith at San Diego Anti-Fast Track Rally, 10/22/01 (tags)

Geoffrey Smith, conservation coordinator for the San Diego chapter of the Sierra Club, speaks at the anti-fast track rally organized by the San Diego/Imperial Counties Central Labor Council October 22. The coalition of labor and environmental representatives at this event proves the "teamsters and turtles coalition" is alive and well in San Diego.

Photo #2, San Diego Anti-Fast Track Trade Rally, 10/22/01 (tags)

Participants in the anti-fast track rally held Monday, October 22 outside National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) in San Diego. The aim of the action was to persuade Congressmember Susan Davis, recently elected with labor and environmentalist support, to vote against H.R. 3005, the fast-track bill currently being pushed through Congress.

San Diego Queer Demos Reverse Stance, Rate Dumanis “Acceptable” for D.A. (tags)

Members of the predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club voted October 25 to rate openly Lesbian judge Bonnie Dumanis “acceptable” in her current race for San Diego County District Attorney, the highest level of support the club can give to a non-Democrat. This reversed a decision from a previous meeting (see “San Diego Queer Democrats Fail to Support a D.A. Candidate,” posted October 4) at which questions had been raised about Dumanis’ commitment to reproductive choice and her opposition to clean needle exchange.

San Diego - Protest Against Police Brutality (tags)

October 22, 2001 - Downtown San Diego. Listen to audio clips from speeches and interviews.

San Diego October 13 Peace Rally (tags)

October 13th in San Diego's Balboa Park. Many really good speakers, good music, good people. Unlike Santa Monica our Mayor didn't show up, our mayor won't even condem attacks against the Islamic community in San Diego. This video features Larry Christian, a long time activist in San Diego speaking for the Middle East Cultural and Information Center. And the Prince Mishkins singing a song by Chatlie King. This video also shows that the more coffee you drink before an event the more cutaways you need to shoot :) 11min

350 people march in San Diego (tags)

San Diego Coalition for Peace and Justice

San Diego Anti War Rally (tags)

Video of Sunday's (October 7) Rally in San Diego Ca. 18 mins

San Diego Anti-War Protest (tags)

People coming together and satnding up for peace at the Anti-War protest in San Diego on Sunday.

San Diego Anti-War Protest (tags)

Hundreds of peace supporters gathered for at the San Diego Anti-War protest on sunday infront of the Horton Plaza Mall.

San Diego Anti-War Protest (tags)

Many Peace Supporters lined the side walk between 4th and 3rd street in San Diego on Sunday to protest the bombings by the US on Afghanistan.

San Diego Anti-War Protest (tags)

Speakers touched on many important subjects at the Anti-War Protest on Sunday in front of the Horton Plaza Mall in downtown San Diego.

San Diego Anti-War Protest (tags)

Supporters of all ages and ethnic backgrounds showed their support for peace at the Anti-War Protest in San Diego on Sunday.

San Diego (tags)

Youth come together and express their support for peace at the Anti-War Protest in San Diego on Sunday.

Over 170 San Diegans Protest First Day of U.S. Bombing Afghanistan (tags)

Over 170 people attended a rally and candlelight vigil in downtown San Diego October 7 to protest the first day of U.S. bombing raids against Afghanistan as revenge for the attacks on New York and Washington, D.C. September 11. The San Diego Coalition for Peace and Justice, which organized the protest, considered the turnout excellent, especially for an emergency alert on short notice.

Radio IMC - San Diegans Protest Military Strikes! (tags)

300 - 400 People gathered in downtown San Diego tonight (10-07-01) to protest the United States' bombing of Afganistan. This is an 8 minute audio clip from the protest. Carol Jahnkow from the San Diego Peace Resource Center is the second person interviewed. For more information about upcoming organizing visit the Activist San Diego Website.

San Diego Queer Democrats Fail to Support a D.A. Candidate (tags)

The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club couldn't agree to support any of the candidates for district attorney in the March 2002 election at their regular meeting September 27. Openly Lesbian Republican Bonnie Dumanis disappointed club members with her opposition to clean needle exchange programs and government funding of abortions for poor women.

S22 - San Diego Calls For Peace (tags)

This is a short photo essay on the downtown rally organized by a diverse coalition of community groups in San Diego. 9-22-01 **LINK to Activist San Diego for future events** Photos By Jim Carter, WebPage by Jonathan Snapp-Cook

Peace Rally in San Diego California (tags)

Between 200 and 300 people march in San Diego to demand Peace. There were many good speakers but I've only included Carol Jahnkow here as I was having a bad video day. :( Approximately 5mins For more detail read Mark Conlan's most excelent article at http://sandiego.indymedia.org/display.php3?article_id=10712

San Diego Vigil (tags)

Peace Vigil in San Diego at Horton Plaza Saturday, Sept. 22 at 2:00 PM If the U.S. uses force before Saturday, there will be a demonstration that day at 5 p.m., at the above location.

San Diego Eagle Scouts Return Awards at August 19 Rally (tags)

Jim Gieson (right), winner of the Boy Scouts of America's Eagle badge in 1981 and Youth Leadership in America award in 1983, resigned both awards August 19, 2001 in protest against the Scouts' continuing exclusion of Gay leaders and members. Howard Menzer (center), president of San Diego Scouting for All, also resigned his Eagle badge. Mick Rabin (left) had given his up for similar reasons in May 2000.

San Diego Redistricting Process Limps to a Close (tags)

San Diego's Redistricting Commission, charged with drawing City Council district lines for the 2002 and 2004 elections, nearly deadlocked over where to put the Sea World amusement park. Eventually the Commission chair supplied the necessary fifth vote for a plan that put Sea World in District 6, represented by environmentalist Councilmember Donna Frye (pictured).

San Diego Queer Demos Split Support in District 4 Council Race (tags)

The San Diego Democratic Club, a largely Queer organization whose major focus is the rights of Queer (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered) people, couldn't agree on a candidate to replace anti-Queer African-American District 4 Councilmember George Stevens. At their August 23 meeting they rated former Assembly candidate Dwayne Crenshaw and Stevens staffer Charles Lewis both acceptable.

Former Clinton Staffer Debates Anti-Globalization Activists in San Diego (tags)

UCSD Professor Dr. Richard Feinberg, a former advisor to the Clinton Administration on trade issues, debated four anti-globalization activists at the August 31 San Diego Action Network meeting on the topic, "NAFTA and FTAA: Good or Bad for San Diego?"

Fate of Mission Bay Derails San Diego Redistricting Plan (tags)

The San Diego Redistricting Commission, charged with drawing new boundaries for San Diego's City Council districts, hit an unexpected snag in a dispute over which district should include Mission Bay: District 2, now represented by developer-friendly Republican Byron Wear; or District 6, now represented by environmental activist and progressive Democrat Donna Frye.

Biojustice San Diego (tags)

This video documents the overwhelming police response to the recent Biojustice protests in San Diego.

San Diego Biojustice Protests: Did the Police Overreact? (tags)

The San Diego Action Network held a debate July 27 on the topic, "Biojustice: Did the Police Overreact?" But the debate was one-sided because the city, the police and downtown business groups all refused to participate. Instead representatives of Biojustice and the National Lawyers' Guild discussed police abuses during the June 24-27 BIO 2001 convention in San Diego, and the San Diego IMC debuted a 10-minute video documenting the oppressive police presence.

Saving San Diego's Canyons - Navajo Canyon (tags)

The San Diego Foundation helps the Sierra Club Continue Successful Canyons Preservation Campaign. First Stop: Navajo Canyon

Genoa solidarity demonstration in San Diego (tags)

If they can get away with it in Genoa, how long before it happens here? We need to act now!

San Diego's Medical Marijuana Task Force Meets (tags)

San Diego's Medical Marijuana Task Force, formed to advise the City Council on how to implement Proposition 215, had its second meeting July 20 — but the panel has to deal with the long-standing distrust of the city and the police by medical-marijuana activists. A controversial arrest and handcuffing of a woman in her 60's and her seizure-prone son was discussed.

Support Biojustice Arestees (tags)

The BioJustice Legal Support Team needs your help in supporting those arrested during Biojustice, and in holding the city and police accountable for their actions through the Biojustice gathering.

Support BioJustice Arrestees (tags)

For weeks leading up to and during the week of BioJustice, San Diego took on a heavy, militarized police presence. The BIO conference has now left San Diego, but activists are still feeling the heat of this intimidation. The BioJustice Legal Support Team needs your help in supporting those arrested during Biojustice, and in holding the city and police accountable for their actions through the Biojustice gathering.

National Day of Prison Protest: Speak Out and Demonstration @ Las Colinas (tags)

The San Diego Chapter of the California Coalition for Women Prisoners, in solidarity with the National Prison Reform Unity Project, is organizing a Speak Out and Demonstration in front of the Women's Detention Facility in Las Colinas. Saturday, July 14th, 2001: 10am-12pm 9000 COTTONWOOD AVE, SANTEE

Another Homerun (tags)

YES!

San Diego Biodev 2001 (tags)

Energy Solution Up to You, Speakers Say (tags)

Though three of the speakers at San Diego's Energy Independence Day rally July 4 were elected officials — U.S. Congressmember Bob Filner, San Diego City Councilmember Donna Frye and Chula Vista City Councilmember Mary Salas — all of them stressed the need for strong grass-roots lobbying efforts to win publicly owned power and maximum use of efficiency and renewable energy sources to solve the California energy crisis.

Energy Independence Day in San Diego - Audio (tags)

This is audio from the second half of the Energy Independence Day Rally in San Diego. The audio clip is 54 minutes.

Letter to San Diego Union-Tribune (tags)

"San Diego Police hit a home run..." This is a letter I sent in response. Stephanie

Letter to San Diego Union-Tribune (tags)

"San Diego Police hit a home run..." This is a letter I sent in response. Stephanie

San Diego Viewpoint (tags)

San Diego folk back cops

Delete Duplicates from SD Union Tribune (tags)

There have been at least 5 or more postings from the San Diego Union Tribune glorifing police and most of these are repetitive. Not only are duplicates out of order but it is my understanding that Independent Media is for original news, not reprints from the capitalist press.

San Diego Response (tags)

San Diego response to Bio2001

Biofizzle- San Diego (tags)

No organization for protest created "BioFizzle" in San Diego

Biofizzle- San Diego (tags)

No organization for protest created "BioFizzle" in San Diego

Biofizzle- San Diego (tags)

No organization for protest created "BioFizzle" in San Diego

Biofizzle- San Diego (tags)

No organization for protest created "BioFizzle" in San Diego

San Diego's Reaction to Protestors (tags)

Three Cheers for San Diego Police (tags)

San Diego Police hit a home run...

Energy Independence Day (tags)

Energy Independence Day

San Diego Biotech2001- BioFact or Biofizzle?? (tags)

biofizzle

News Review- San Diego Bio 2001 (tags)

Biotech convention over in San Diego

SAN DIEGO- "BOIFIZZLE" (tags)

Local news in San Diego labeling the protest there as "Biofizzle"

McCarthyism in San Diego (tags)

Cops have too Much Power

BoiJustice vs. Bio 2001 (tags)

BioJustice/BioDevestation 2001 a success in drawing attention to outrage over unregulated, untested science at biotechnology-industry conference in San Diego.

BoiJustice vs. Bio 2001 (tags)

BioJustice/BioDevestation 2001 a success in drawing attention to outrage over unregulated, untested science at biotechnology-industry conference in San Diego.

BoiJustice vs. Bio 2001 (tags)

BioJustice/BioDevestation 2001 a success in drawing attention to outrage over unregulated, untested science at biotechnology-industry conference in San Diego.

Make July 4 Energy Independence Day in San Diego! (tags)

U.S. Congressmember Bob Filner, San Diego City Councilmember Donna Frye and Chula Vista City Councilmember Mary Salas are joining other speakers and grass-roots activists in an "Energy Independence Day" rally in San Diego on the Fourth of July.

Cops Interrogate and board the boat of the BioJustice Demonstrators in San Diego (tags)

Picture of the San Diego Coast Guard boarding the boat to interrogage those on the boat. A media person was there to video tape the event. These are photos exported

Mutiny at San Diego Harbor (tags)

On Sunday June 24, 2001, BioJustice Activists rowed out to sea in a tiny row boat and demonstrated against the Bio.org Conference going on on shore at the San Diego Convention Center.

From San Diego W/ Love! BioJustice J24 J25 (tags)

Collage of sights and sounds from BioJustice 2001 J24 and J25!

Burger King protest #3 (tags)

Protesters converge on a San Diego Burger King.

Burger King demonstration #2 (tags)

Burger King demonstration in San Diego, June 25, 2001.

Burger King demo in San Diego (tags)

Burger King demonstration, San Diego, CA on June 25, 2001.

University of California, San Diego Begging (tags)

University of California, San Diego Begging for Money

BioDevistation 2001 vs. Bio 2001 - San Diego (tags)

San Diego BioDevistation 2001 a success in spite of overwhelming police intimidation and harassment.

BioDevistation 2001 vs. Bio 2001 - San Diego (tags)

San Diego BioDevistation 2001 a success in spite of overwhelming police intimidation and harassment.

BioDevistation 2001 vs. Bio 2001 - San Diego (tags)

San Diego BioDevistation 2001 a success in spite of overwhelming police intimidation and harassment.

BioDevistation 2001 vs. Bio 2001 - San Diego (tags)

San Diego BioDevistation 2001 a success in spite of overwhelming police intimidation and harassment.

BioDevistation 2001 vs. Bio 2001 - San Diego (tags)

San Diego BioDevistation 2001 a success in spite of overwhelming police intimidation and harassment.

Center piece of the San Diego Corporate Health Fair (tags)

Viagra/Pfizer had a big exhibit at the Embarcadero park in San Diego-- the Viagra racing car! This exhibit was very popular with the police who out numbered tourists and protesters.

San Diego News Spin on Bio 2000 (tags)

The usual media distortions try to spin what was a peaceful parade with an oppressive presence: "San Diego police have saved the city from being another Seattle."

BioDev San Diego (tags)

Today in San Diego about a thousand people marched against Bio Engineering. Here is a video collage of the march. Peace, Love, and Class Struggle......

Police Turn Out In Force for Biojustice March (tags)

A massive police presence turned out to control the anti-biotechnology march in San Diego Sunday, June 24 — including San Diego police officers, sheriff's deputies, Highway Patrol officers, four helicopters and other sophisticated equipment. After the march police surrounded protesters at Third and Broadway downtown and ticketed them for jaywalking. Two people who got tickets, Rob and Matt, are interviewed.

BioTech 2001 (tags)

BIODEVESTATION

The Rally is going on right now.... I can hear helicopters circling Activists (tags)

Activists made a friendship circle at the South East Circle of Balboa Park, then Head to the Streets towards the San Diego Convention Center while Police Presence remains High, and While California Highway Patrol officers block streets and circle the area with a Loud disruptive Helicopter in the air. As the Activists march, so do the police officers behind them.

San Diego Independent Media Center in Full Effect (tags)

Friday and Saturday the San Diego Independent Media Center, we're getting ready for the BioJustice and Bio Conference Action coverage..... Here's a picture of the Journalists who are ready or at the scene now....

Downtown Prepares For BIO 2001, Shop Owners Hope For Business Boost (tags)

SAN DIEGO, 7:14 p.m. PDT June 22, 2001 -- Residents and shop owners in the Gaslamp Quarter are preparing for the coming BIO 2001 convention, 10News reported.

Biotech foes begin teach-ins (tags)

HILLCREST, June 22 –    Thousands of protesters are expected to converge on San Diego to protest the Bio 2001 biotech conference at the San Diego Convention Center. Friday, some of the protest organizers held a teach-in to explain their opposition to the way corporations are using genetic research. 

UCSD on Security Alert for BioDev (tags)

This message was sent through the UCSD Litstervs...

The Green Party of San Diego endorses Biojustice actions (tags)

The GPSD endorses and supports Biojustice 2001 efforts to educate and mobilize the public for the conference in June 22 and 23. GP members also agreed to organize a contingency that would take part in the main permitted march on Sunday, June 24 at 12:30pm from Balboa Park to the Convention Ctr

CIVIL LIBERTIES EXPERTS AVAILABLE DURING BIOTECH CONFERENCE DEMONSTRATIONS (tags)

Spokespeople for the ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties will be available for comment and live and taped interviews regarding civil liberties issues which may arise during protests anticipated during the upcoming Bio2001 Conference.

Biojustice Deportations Planned (tags)

San Diego law enforcement authorities are in the process of deporting 300-500 juvenile offenders.

Industry, opposition bringing their viewpoints to San Diego for Bio2001 (SD UT) (tags)

Growing debate: Industry, opposition bringing their viewpoints to San Diego for Bio2001 By Thomas Kupper , UNION-TRIBUNE Staff Writer June 20, 2001

BioTech History: San Diego is big part of a big gamble , Major companies bet... (tags)

San Diego is big part of a big gamble, Major companies bet millions that resistance won't kill market By Thomas Kupper  UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER

Why come to San Diego to protest biotechnology? (tags)

The biotech issue is central to today’s anti-globalization, anti-corporate, environmental, social justice and other struggles. Activists from all over the US and internationally are coming to San Diego June 22-27 to protest the Biotechnology Industry Organization convention.

The History of Free Speech in San Diego, or Can't Jail the Spirit! (tags)

In 1912, the IWW (the Wobblies) were brutally suppressed in a struggle to maintain a freespeech area in downtown San Diego.

Mutant Vegetables Label Food!!! (tags)

Strange Vegetables are showing up around San Diego. For the last few Thursdays they have been seen at Trader Joe's in Hillcrest and Pacific Beach. Where did they come from? What are they doing? Does anyone have pictures?

CALL TO ACTION: CONFRONTING THE BIOTECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY ON ITS OWN TURF (tags)

The next mass mobilization is June 22-27 in San Diego against the Biotechnology Industry Organization. Will you be there?

Biojustice! Call to Action (tags)

International Call to Action! Join anti-biotech activists in San Diego in staging a five day counter-conference to the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) annual meeting, June 22 - 27. If you can't attend the demonstration in San Diego, we call for solidarity actions around the world. Stage a demonstration in your community to protest BIO's control over our food supply and genetic heritage. Demand BIOJUSTICE!

Growing Global movement! Stop genetic engineering and protest Bio2001 (tags)

Protest the Chemical Companies!!

CALL FOR BLACK BLOC IN SAN DIEGOBIOJUSTICE ACTION (tags)

June 24th-27th the evil scientists and greedy corporate assholes will be meeting in San Diego for the Bio Conference. On june 24th-27th the anarchists will be coming to San Diego to stop this meeting.

This is The BEST PICTURE of the SD-FTAA Protest (tags)

the protest was relatively peaceful, although the san diego police did look poised and ready for violence....la protesta fue relativamente pacifica, sinembargo la policia de San Diego parecía estar listo para acudir a la violencia.... thankfully it was a peaceful protest, lets hope that the Biodevastation protest stays as such.... peaceful... gracias a todos, fue una protesta pacífica, esperemos que la protesta www.biodev.org sea tambien igual, pacifica....

JULIA BUTTERFLY HILL at San Diego State Univ. FRIDAY, MAY 11TH, 2001 @ 7PM (tags)

FRIDAY, MAY 11TH, 2001 @ 7PM. SDSU's Montezuma Hall.

Join San Diego Biojustice Action June 22-27! (tags)

CELEBRATE life and RESIST the biotechnology industry and genetically modified foods in San Diego June 22-27, 2001!

Rally Against Hate Saturday AM !!!!!! (tags)

Don't forget to take a stand against hate this weekend as the Center for Reclaim America meets to promote reparative therapy for the GLBT community, and trains people to take over our school boards and city councils.

CALL TO ACTION-BIOJUSTICE 2001 (tags)

A CALL TO ACTION: END CORPORATE CONTROL AND PATENTS ON LIFE-- BIOJUSTICE 2001, A CELEBRATION OF BIODIVERSITY AND ACTION TO RESIST BIOTECHNOLOGY--coming to San Diego June 22-27

A21 San Diego: An Overview (tags)

While thousands of protestors surged through the streets of Quebec City April 21 to protest the Summit of the Americas meeting and the FTAA, people from all over California gathered in solidarity near the Mexican Border in San Diego.

Interview with demonstrator at San Diego (tags)

Quick interview with "Moonshine" about the FTAA at the demonstration which took place in San Diego at the U.S/Mexico border on April 21, 2001 - (sorry about the quality )

Coming next: Biotech industry comes to SD (tags)

A CALL TO ACTION: END CORPORATE CONTROL AND PATENTS ON LIFE-- BIOJUSTICE 2001, A CELEBRATION OF BIODIVERSITY AND ACTION TO RESIST BIOTECHNOLOGY--coming to San Diego June 22-27

Demonstrators at FTAA Demo, Larsen Park, San Diego 21 April 2001 (tags)

Demonstrators at FTAA Demo, Larsen Park, San Diego 21 April 2001

FTAA Demo, Larsen Park, San Diego, 21 April 2001 (tags)

Speakers at FTAA Demo, Larsen Park, San Diego, 21 April 2001

Global Women's Workers at FTAA Demo, Larsen Park, San Diego, 21 April 2001 (tags)

Global Women's Workers at FTAA Demo, Larsen Park, San Diego, 21 April 2001

FTAA Demonstration 21 April 2001 at Larsen Park, San Diego (tags)

FTAA Demonstration 21 April 2001 at Larsen Park, San Diego

Congressman Filner at San Diego FTAA forum (tags)

Comment by one attendee on remarks and personal interaction with Congressman Bob Filner at San Diego FTAA forum/teachin

SAN DIEGO REVOKES PROTEST PERMIT (tags)

Urgent : City of San Diego Revokes Permit for US /Mexico Border Demonstration

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