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After a long struggle, San Diego Indymedia is back on the web and coming at you with ~monthly media-themed events (our next event is Friday, January 29). In a media environment dominated by corporate, commercial, anti-community monsters like f***book and utube, we are working on figuring out what our role should be and hope to post some thoughts on that in the coming months. The web site appears stable for now, but there might be a few hiccups in the coming weeks. Thank you for your patience.

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Caravana 43 San Diego, Vista, CA. Community Forum 3/25/2015. More info

San Diego Indymedia's next event is Friday January 29, 700pm at the Metate Infoshop - a screening of the film Broken Rainbow, a documentary about Dine displacement, as part of Enero Zapatista. More info and a flyer coming soon...

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anonymous | 11/22/15 06:18pm

The purpose of this political graffiti video is to challenge Hip Hop graffiti writerz to move away from the egotistical and tag bang mentality to a more community based, revolutionary way of life. Those of us that study our surroundings and keep our eyes and ears to the streets know the Graffiti element can and should be used to educate, share and spread knowledge amongst those that refuse to be in their skkkools and kkkolleges. Also, this video is to inspire conscious people to take action and hit the streets, share and spread your knowledge too. --Read More (with Video*)--

Prior Coverage: Graffiti Against the System || Political Graffiti in San Diego || Starbux Targeted for Graffiti || Rectruitment Centers Defaced || The Co-Optation of Hip Hop: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

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sdindymedia | 11/17/15 03:03pm

On October 23, 2015, at the Centro Cultural de la Raza, four presenters, three local and one from Mexico City, talked about the new book from the Zapatistas: Critical Thought Versus the Capitalist Hydra. The four talked about capitalism, how it functions and works and how being rebellious and resistant to capitalism can be a way to destroy it. If you were unable to attend this event, take a look and listen to their critical thought versus the capitalist hydra. The audio is in spanish.

Video: Part One | Part Two | Part Three | Part Four || Event Announcement || Parts of the Book in Spanish plus English Translations

sdindymedia | 11/04/15 01:11pm

The Walk for the Ancestors came to our region on November 3 with a gathering at the San Luis Rey mission in present-day Oceanside hosted by Mel Vernon of the Luiseño community (the Ataaxam People). The Walk for the Ancestors is a pilgrimage to the twenty-one California missions to bring attention to their central role in genocide of California Indigenous peoples and to oppose the canonization of the mission founder, Junipero Serra.

The gathering began with a circle in front of the mission in which stories from the past were shared (which I missed because of rain-induced traffic), continued with an indoor drum circle when the rain intensified, and concluded with a dinner and further stories at the adjacent San Luis Rey Bakery and Restaurant. --Read More--

The Walk for the Ancestors will conclude with a closing gathering at Mission San Diego at 400pm on Saturday, November 7, 10818 San Diego Mission Rd, San Diego, CA 92108 (near the intersection of I-8 and I-15 in Mission Valley)

Walk for the Ancestors Report on San Luis Rey Gathering || Walk for the Ancestors Web Site || Event Announcement

sdindymedia | 10/25/15 03:45pm

San Diego Independent Media Center (SDIMC) facilitated getting Tijuana’s Etzétera, formerly known as Casa de Cultura Obrera, 4 Mac G5’s, 4 monitors, and 4 keyboards. Etzétera is a space for organizing against capitalism and fighting for worker rights, among other liberation work.

Etzétera is nestled in fraccionamiento Sonora, just several blocks from the busy 5 y 10. We met with one of Etzétera’s members who accepted the computers that will be used for organizing against capitalism and defending workers predominately in the maquiladora sector, among other uses. Etzétera’s space consists of a kitchen, used to sell food, event room for film screening, workshops, and events, and a smaller room that acts as an office and workshop space too. The outside has recently been adorned with Zapatista rebellious art. And there is a small garden at the side of the house where nopales and plants grow. --Read More (with fotos)--

Etzétera's Web Page (warning: f***book)

anonymous | 10/22/15 08:31pm

We, the Palestinian Youth Movement-USA chapter (PYM), call on all Palestinian youth and our allies to defend our homeland and support the steadfastness of our brothers and sisters in Palestine. Friday, October 23, 2015 at 3:00 pm in front of the Federal building in Downtown San Diego. (880 Front St San Diego, CA 92101)

The Zionist bombardment on Al-Aqsa mosque, mass youth arrests, continuous displacement, home demolitions, and vigilante settler violence has taken the lives of more than 35 Palestinians in the last two weeks and left over 2000 injured. In response to the immense surge of Zionist aggression in Palestine, we in the Palestinian Diaspora must recognize that our peoples resistance is a mandatory element of maintaining survival, bonds to land, to society and to surviving in the face of an ongoing project of ethnic cleansing. But they cannot do it alone.

Flags, posters, and noise are encouraged. --Read More--

Friday, October 23, 3PM @ Federal Building, Downtown San Diego, 880 Front St

Event Announcement

anonymous | 10/19/15 12:04am

Monday October 12 marked a day of reflection and questioning, even though some have already made up their minds on the issue of the "discovery of America," it ​​has not yet been given the deserved analysis and discussion. For over 10 years the dance group Mexica Chicahuac Ollin Tijuana - Force and Movement of Tijuana, celebrated this day of resistance of native nations of this continent with a demonstration of dance and word, to further raise public awareness in the city. Dancing in front of the monument to the young grandfather Cuauhtemoc, in Tijuana Zona Rio, the smoke of incense filled the gazebo and drums were heard loud and vibrant. Our culture is not dead - it is still beating. Read More (with photos)

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anonymous | 10/16/15 10:22am

Last weekend the Coalition For Labor & Community Solidarity (CLCS), a group that started as the labor solidarity committee of Occupy San Diego, hosted their second labor conference at the Lincoln High School campus.

The conference opened with a plenary of the local workers and organizers for the FIGHT FOR $15 campaign that is putting pressure on private sector jobs to raise workers wages and advocating for raising the minimum wage. The city of San Diego has approved a minimum wage increase to $11.50 per hour, but is being challenged before it even goes into effect. It will likely end up on an upcoming ballot. The FIGHT FOR $15 folks encouraged voters of San Diego city to vote to approve it and continue advocating for $15 per hour in San Diego County.

The 2015 conference included 12 workshops with a diversity of issues and their intersections at work: students, faculty, women's rights, racial justice, environmental justice, union history, democratic union building, social justice unionism, and international and regional worker struggles. --Read More (with Audio)--

Event Announcement || Coalition for Labor and Community Solidarity (warning: f***book)

sdindymedia | 09/20/15 08:33pm

Two San Diego Independent Media Center representatives recently drove to Flagstaff, Arizona, to deliver 10 mac g5s, 10 monitors, and 9 keyboards to Outta Your Backpack Media, an organization that teaches indigenous youth media skills so they can document the events affecting their communities. The trip was 500 miles each way and we did it in one day.

A big shoutout to all who came to support us at the fundraiser that made this trip possible, especially the revolutionary bands who supported us: Sol Remedy and The I-Ways. Read More (with Photos)

This Friday, September 25, 7PM @ the Metate Infoshop, Colectivo Zapatista and San Diego Indymedia are collaborating to present, Cine en el Barrio: THE SNOWBOWL EFFECT directed by Klee Benally of Outta Your Backpack Media. The film chronicles the struggle over the San Francisco Peaks, sacred sites to at least 13 indigenous peoples of the area. The event will include an activity regarding our relationship to the land, a discussion and snax.

SNOWBOWL EFFECT Event Announcement || Trip Reportback || Fundraiser Rerportback || Fundraiser Event Announcement

anonymous | 09/20/15 05:51am

As part of the 50th anniversary of the Delano Grape Strike recognition in San Diego, on Saturday, September 19 the Silayan Filipina National Organization hosted a screening of the half hour documentary The Delano Manongs: Forgotten Heroes of the United Farm Workers. The event, held in the nearly full 350 seat auditorium at the central library, featured a Q&A with filmmaker Marissa Aroy and special guest Rob Bonta, the first Filipino to hold office in the California Legislature.

Read More (with Photos and Video) || Event Announcement

sdindymedia | 09/03/15 10:37pm

Support the Kumiai from La Huerta, Ensenada, after a devastating fire ravaged through their community on June 20, 2015. Due to the fire and its destruction of nearly 2/3 of the land, they are unable to feed their farm animals that grazed on the land. Working the land and tending to the animals created a source of income and jobs for community members. Today, some community members consider moving to the city for work. Also, the animals may be sold because there is no longer any food to feed them. The Kumiai of La Huerta need your support to feed the animals until winter and to keep community members from leaving.

Check out the narrative of the fire by Ofelia, a Kumiai woman from La Huerta.

This fundraiser is organized by longtime supporters of the Kumiai of La Huerta.

Click here to support || Pictures of the Community and Fire: 1 | 2

sdindymedia | 08/28/15 09:54pm

A full house crowded into the Digital Gym Cinema on August 26 for the San Diego premiere of the film Ayotzinapa: Crónica de un Crimen de Estado.

The documentary "reveals how the forced disappearance of 43 students and the murder of three others in Ayotzinapa was an organized crime of the state, and not an isolated incident."

The night of September 26, 2014, in the city of Iguala, Guerrero, in Mexico, more the 100 young students of the Escuela Normal Rural of Ayotzinapa, that had left the school to make a public collection to fund their trip to Mexico City, were attacked by police forces, resulting in 3 students dying, more then 20 injuries, and 43 kidnapped by the police, with the involvement of the Mexican military.

Two student survivors of the massacre of Iguala reconstructed the climate of impunity, corruption, and criminality that exists, not only in the state of Guerrero but in the entire country. Through an interweaving story, those interviewed tell the story of the actual decomposition of Mexico, beginning with the crime in Iguala, denouncing that this is not an isolated action, but an event with preceding criminal stories that are part of the political narco-state of Mexico.

Within a few days of the state having perpetrated the crime, tens of thousands of voices, especially young voices, echoed through streets and avenues of cities of Mexico and the world, demanding the appearance of 43 student with life, who were victims of the enforced disappearance, and denouncing this act as a crime of State, which to this day still has gone unpunished.

Proceeds from the screening benefit the families of the disappeared students.

Photos || Event Announcement || Solidaridad con Ayotzinapa: Video ||Caravana 43 || Film Trailer