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SFSU Student Walk Out Part Two
by Carrie Lee ( sfsuwalkout [at] gmail.com )
Friday May 2nd, 2008 9:26 PM
Over 600 San Francisco State University students walked out of their classes and blocked traffic May 1st to protest further cuts to California's education system. After the walk out students joined the May 1st march in Dolores Park marching with thousands of people. Earlier in the morning students from the Student Worker Action Network joined the ILWU in solidarity by participating in a community picket line at the Port of Oakland. The students protested a proposed increase to next semester's fee increase, which is an increase of 113 percent since 2002. The proposed increase of student fees are a part of a $14.65 million cut to next year's SFSU budget and part of a larger $4.8 billion budget cut to California's education system. As a result essential services will have to be cut, people will lose their jobs, students will have fewer classes and be forced to pay more for less.

Over 600 San Francisco State University students walked out of their classes and blocked traffic May 1st to protest further cuts to California's education system. After the walk out students joined the May 1st march in Dolores Park marching with thousands of people. Earlier in the morning students from the Student Worker Action Network joined the ILWU in solidarity by participating in a community picket line at the Port of Oakland. The students protested a proposed increase to next semester's fee increase, which is an increase of 113 percent since 2002. The proposed increase of student fees are a part of a $14.65 million cut to next year's SFSU budget and part of a larger $4.8 billion budget cut to California's education system. As a result essential services will have to be cut, people will lose their jobs, students will have fewer classes and be forced to pay more for less.
§Santa Cruz, Berkeley Tree Sit Solidarity
by Carrie Lee Friday May 2nd, 2008 9:26 PM

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§Marching to Dolores Park
by Carrie Lee Friday May 2nd, 2008 9:26 PM

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§Students Walking
by Carrie Lee Friday May 2nd, 2008 9:26 PM

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§Dolores Park Gathering
by Carrie Lee Friday May 2nd, 2008 9:26 PM

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§Cop Watching Protesters
by Carrie Lee Friday May 2nd, 2008 9:26 PM

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§Approaching Civic Center
by Carrie Lee Friday May 2nd, 2008 9:26 PM

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