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Class Size and Class Struggle: Organizing Lessons from the UCSC Strike - by J. Brahinsky, A. Haider, S. Smith
“I appreciate the calm and professional manner in which UC police handled this morning’s challenge,” wrote Executive Vice Chancellor Alison Galloway in an official email about our April 2-3 strike at the University of California. This was just after one of us was dragged to the ground and forcibly arrested after publicly announcing an intention to legally picket, and complying with police demands to turn around.
Posted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:38PM
SF public housing privatization threatens tenants and union workers - by Lynda Carson
As recent as January 31, 2014, the San Francisco Housing Authority (SFHA) invited developers and nonprofit organizations to become partners in the scheme to privatize and rehabilitate 3,491 occupied public housing units grouped into eight clusters throughout San Francisco, as part of the RAD privatization project, over a three year period.
Posted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:44AM
May Day / Primero de Mayo 2014, Santa Rosa - by
4:00 pm - Gather at the Old Albertson’s lot // Reunirse en el lote de la Albertson, 665 Sebastopol Rd. near/cerca de Dutton Ave., Santa Rosa 4:45 pm - Start March to downtown Court House Square for Rally // Comience a marchar al centro de la ciudad para Mitin
Event Date:Thu May 1, 2014 4:00PM
Posted: Tue Apr 8, 2014 3:49PM
Riot Squads Return, Police Shut Down UCSC Campus on Second Day of UAW Strike - by Alex Darocy
Graduate and undergraduate student demonstrators at UC Santa Cruz continued to face university intimidation during the second day of the UAW Unfair Labor Practices strike on April 3. During both days of the strike, riot police were outfitted and deployed at the west entrance of campus. Two individuals were arrested on April 3, which followed the 20 arrests that were made the previous day by University of California police. Additionally, the university continued to video tape legal strike acti...
Posted: Mon Apr 7, 2014 3:23PM
Marching on the UCSC Police Station on April 3 - by Slug on Strike
When riot police were going to bust up the rally on the second day of the UCSC strike, this group marched around campus and to the police station.
Posted: Sun Apr 6, 2014 3:40PM
Resolution in Support of UAW Strikers and Student Protest Climate at UC - by UC Student Association
University of California Student Association had a meeting and passed a resolution in support of student activists at UC Santa Cruz.
Posted: Sat Apr 5, 2014 2:44PM
UCSC 20 Becomes the UCSC 22 (video/x-flv 52.7MB) - by Alex Darocy
Two more students were arrested by police at UC Santa Cruz on April 3 during the Graduate Student Workers strike. 22 Students in total were arrested while trying to maintain a picket line across the west entrance of campus over the course of the two day strike held April 2-3. The arrests on April 3 occurred as police in the street ordered demonstrators to keep a space open for traffic to pass through. [Top video: arrests]
Posted: Fri Apr 4, 2014 2:58PM
IBEW Wildcat Honors Picket-Line in Solidarity with UAW Strike at UC Berkeley - by General Strike!
UAW strike at UC Berkeley was expanded as various groups of workers respected picket lines.
Posted: Thu Apr 3, 2014 11:07PM
UCSC Faculty Letter to EVC Galloway and Chancellor Blumenthal on April 2 Arrests - by solidarity
We don't understand why these students were arrested while picketing. Neither do we understand why UCB police with riot gear were brought to our campus. This is a draconian approach to student political actions and labor actions, and represents a dramatic escalation of confrontation on the part of the administration.
Posted: Thu Apr 3, 2014 8:30AM
In Solidarity with UAW and the UCSC 20 - by M.E.Ch.A. de UCSC
We, as Movimiento Estudiantil Chican@ de Aztlan (M.E.Ch.A) de UCSC, a student run, student led organization that is committed to the advancement of civil and human rights of the Raza people, strives for the educational, gender, cultural, sexual orientation, economical, political, racial, and social equity of the community; and who supports the struggle of other progressive movements on our campus and in our communities, stand with our fullest solidarity with UAW Local 2865 and the University ...
Posted: Thu Apr 3, 2014 3:51AM
Interviews at UCSC Graduate Student Workers ULP Strike after Arrests (video/x-flv 63.4MB) - by Alex Darocy
Interviews at the UAW 2865 ULP strike at UC Santa Cruz on April 2: UCSC Chief of Police, Nader Oweis; Director of Public Information, Jim Burns; a student who witnessed the arrests; Josh Brahinsky speaks when returning to the strike after being arrested.
Posted: Thu Apr 3, 2014 12:57AM
Emergency Picket Line @ 6 AM Campbell Hall UC Berkeley! - by Generalstrike
Campbell Hall UC Berkeley: https://goo.gl/maps/VuoZI
Event Date:Thu Apr 3, 2014 6:00AM
Posted: Wed Apr 2, 2014 3:46PM
Why we are Striking - by via UAW 2865
An Open Letter to University of California Grad Students
Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 5:33PM
La Playa Carmel Demonstrations Continue in 2014 - by Alex Darocy
The fight for justice for the former La Playa workers has extended into 2014, as monthly labor rallies continue to be held at the Carmel-by-the-Sea area hotel. The next demonstration is planned for March 28, and the word "fight" is not an overstatement. [Photos are from the rally at La Playa Carmel on February 28, 2014]
Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:31PM
Problems of U.S. Anarchism: A Lack of Engagement with the Larger World - by Max Crosby
Here's a telling example of the terminal disengagement of our cultural identity zone from the larger society around us...
Posted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 9:53AM
Rally At SF City Hall Protests $600 Million in Corporate Giveaways - by Michael Steinberg
Union workers, activists, and community supporters joined together for a noon rally at San Francisco City Hall today to protest corporate giveaways that are displacing working families and causing dire income differences in a contemporary reworking of ‘A Tale of Two Cities.’
Posted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:16PM
African American Worker Blew the Whistle on Treasure Island Radioactive Contamination - by Michael Steinberg
An African American contract worker who first discovered high amounts of radioactive contamination on Treasure Island was subsequently fired, and blew the whistle by reporting this contamination to public officials.
Posted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:24PM
Earth Day to May Day Direct Action Assembly! - by EcoGeneralStrike
Mosswood Park Amphitheater (Near Broadway Ave and MacArthur Blvd.) Oakland, CA
Event Date:Sun Apr 6, 2014 2:00PM
Posted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:53PM
UCSC Graduate Student Workers Plan to Strike April 2-3 - by via UAW 2865
The statewide union for Graduate Student Workers, UAW Local 2865, has voted for a two-day strike to call for an end to UC intimidation of members and refusal to bargain over class size. On day one of the strike, certain campuses (like UCSC) will be striking over unfair labor practices that particularly impact members on their campuses. On day two of the strike, members will join together from all campuses, calling for a statewide strike to protest numerous Unfair Labor Practices (ULPs). UCSC ...
Posted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:30PM
Oakland Council Votes for Port-Only DAC, March 5, 2014: Full Video & City Resolution (video/mp4 340.3MB) - by Dave Id
For the history books, here's the full 5-hour video of the Oakland City Council discussion on Phase II development of the Domain Awareness Center from March 4, 2014. One hundred and forty-nine public speaker's cards were turned in prior to the meeting. Public comment was unanimous against a city-wide DAC. Council members, after having revealed on February 18 an interest in reigning in the expansive surveillance system that city staffers have pushed, followed through by passing a resolution...
Posted: Sun Mar 9, 2014 7:29PM