SF Bay Area Indymedia indymedia
Indybay About Contact Newsletter Calendar Publish Community

Santa Cruz Indymedia | Education & Student Activism

Thu Nov 10 2011 (Updated 11/13/11) Hundreds Take the Streets, Shut Down Major Roads with Marches and Rallies
UC Santa Cruz Students Join Occupy Movement with "Occupy Education" Protest On November 9th, over 500 students at the University of California, Santa Cruz joined various local workers' union members and Occupy Santa Cruz protesters for "Occupy Education," a protest against corporations and corruption in education. Protesters gathered at noon for a rally on the UC campus before taking to the streets. The group marched down Bay and Mission streets, blocking traffic on several major streets along the way.

Demonstrators made their way to the US Post Office downtown where another rally was held. UC students gathered with various union leaders, K-12 teachers, and other community members to demonstrate against the latest proposed tuition hikes. The UC Regents are meeting on November 16-17 at UCSF Mission Bay to vote on a tuition increase of 16% each year for the next four years. The resulting price for one year's tuition would be about $21,800.

At the same time, students at UC Berkeley were beaten by police batons as they tried to set up tents in Sproul Plaza, and six students and an assistant professor were arrested. Students continued to occupy the plaza without tents, however.

imc_photo.gifUC Santa Cruz Students Join Occupy Movement | imc_video.gifUCSC Day of Action Unites Local Movements | imc_photo.gif more photos: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | see also: The Budget Cuts and the Privatization of the University of California

08/26/14 Presentation by Dr. Andy David Intended to Justify Israel's Attacks on Gaza   Santa Cruz Indymedia
08/24/14 Salinas Group Denied Library Space for Community Forum on Police Violence   Police State and Prisons | Santa Cruz Indymedia
08/23/14 Protests in Support of Justice for Michael Brown Erupt All Over the World   Santa Cruz Indymedia
08/23/14 Defendants Prohibited from Working with Animals, Still Face Felony Animal Cruelty Charges   Central Valley | Animal Liberation
08/21/14 Longest Blockade of Israeli Ship in History — Zim Lines Ship​ Forced to Leave Oakland Port   Labor & Workers | International | Palestine
08/16/14 Sam Farr Votes Again and Again to Strengthen U.S.-Israel Military Ties   Santa Cruz Indymedia
08/16/14 WeCopwatch Reports on Protests and Police Abuses from Ferguson, Missouri   Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice
08/12/14 Youth Press Conference in San Francisco Calls Attention to Children at the Border   International | Americas | Immigrant Rights
08/09/14 Homeless Activists Urge ACLU to Take More Principled Stand on Criminalization of Sleep   Health, Housing, and Public Services | Santa Cruz Indymedia
08/09/14 Environmentalists, Farmers, Tribal Leaders Call for New Bay Delta Conservation Plan EIR   Environment & Forest Defense | California
08/09/14 Latino Activists Demonstrate in Solidarity with Children Detained by U.S., Killed in Gaza   Immigrant Rights