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text Highway Six Sentencing Hearing ACLU Letter of Support - by Steve Pleich
Justice Will Be Served By Moderated Sentence
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 4:24PM
text Statement Read by Lori Nixon at the Highway Six Sentencing Hearing - by via Lori Nixon
Today, five of the six UCSC students charged with blocking Highway 17 in Santa Cruz to protest tuition increases at the University of California, and the connection to police brutality, were each sentenced to 30 days in jail by Judge Denine Guy. In May, all six students pleaded no contest to two misdemeanor counts each after requesting an indicated sentence from Judge Guy when prosecutors informed them they would not negotiate a plea deal. Three of the five students read statements before the...
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 4:21PM
image Racial inequality persists in Berkeley schools graduation rates 120_17712385414_acb30d4273_z_1.jpg original image ( 640x427) - by Rasheed Shabazz
School officials boast that Berkeley High graduation rates have gone up, yet racial inequality still exists and persists. Black graduation rates have increased over the past five years at Berkeley High, but the number of total students is declining. Also, fewer students are graduating from Berkeley Technology Academy, a continuation school in South Berkeley attended primarily by students of color.
Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 7:53PM
text Who Is Destroying Berkeley's People's Park? - by People's Park Is Not Over
People once associated with the People's Park community are tapping out, as UC Berkeley makes further incursions into the space. Former Park allies are ending their support for People's Park, and some are even raiding what they can as they make their exit. The People's Park website is under control of people who have no intention of updating the Park's internet presence, and the People's Park funds have been absconded with. People's Park is being dismantled by individuals who have given up th...
Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:17PM
image Take Back Santa Cruz Members Coordinate Internet Attack Against UCSC Students 120_johnnyfonttakebacksantacruz_1.jpg original image ( 625x224) - by TBSC Watchdog
Members of the organization Take Back Santa Cruz (TBSC) coordinated an internet attack against the UCSC student activists who are facing an upcoming court hearing to sentence them for blocking a local highway to protest tuition increases. The TBSC members left taunts as a group on the students' facebook event page into the early morning on June 25th. Many locals were angered when traffic became congested after the students blocked the highway during the protest on March 3 and TBSC members rab...
Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 3:38AM
image UCSC Highway Six Back in Court June 29 & 30 120_ucsc-highway-6-may-14-2015-8.jpg original image ( 1000x668) - by Alex Darocy
The six UCSC students charged in association with the March 3 blockade of Highway 17, where it meets Highway 1 in Santa Cruz, will be back in court on June 29 and June 30. On June 29 at 10:00am, there will be a hearing in Santa Cruz County Superior Court to finalize their sentence, and on June 30 at 1:30pm there will be a restitution hearing.
Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 6:30PM
text Hearing on Mistreated Mother Pigs at State Fair - by via Animal Legal Defense Fund
Fight Continues for Illegally Confined Mother Pigs at California State Fair
Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 5:00PM
video People's Park tree clearing coordinated with new Sproul grand opening (video/x-ms-wmv 179.6MB) - by Berkeley Review
During a Berkeley city council work session on November 27th of 2012, a presentation was given by representatives of the UC Berkeley, the Telegraph Business Association and the Berkeley Design Association. Half the Chancellor's funds for the new Sproul project was set aside for projects on Telegraph Avenue and People's Park. The work session was supposed to be an initial round of public discussions on the future of Telegraph Avenue as it relates to the redevelopment of Sproul. There were n...
Posted: Sat Jun 6, 2015 5:35PM
image Native American Student Wins Right to Wear Eagle Feather at Graduation 120_christian_titman_eagle_feather_grad_cap.jpg original image ( 255x205) - by ACLU of Northern California
On the evening of June 2 we reached a settlement agreement with the Clovis Unified School District on behalf of Christian Titman, a graduating senior who is Native American who will now be able to wear an eagle feather during the graduation ceremony on Thursday, June 4. He will be allowed to wear the eagle feather in his hair during the entire ceremony and attach the feather on his cap for the traditional tassel turn.
Posted: Thu Jun 4, 2015 5:42AM
image UC bans DIY woodwork projects in People's Park, as UC continues decommissioning process 120_peoples_park_stage.jpg original image ( 502x505) - by A Berkeley Post
As UC Berkeley continues their process of decommissioning People's Park, volunteers have been told that Do-It-Yourself woodworking projects are banned by "campus officials". The Park is supposed to opensource. There is a world music festival on June 13th. The stage needs a bit of work prior to the show. This Saturday (June 6th), volunteers want to place a new top on the stage, and make other adjustments. However the UC has informed volunteers that the stage can only be painted, not fixed.
Posted: Wed Jun 3, 2015 11:27PM
image UC Santa Cruz Lecturers Mark Expiration of Contract with "St. Precaria's Picnic" 120_precarious-university-uc-santa-cruz-lecturers-picket-1.jpg original image ( 1000x668) - by Alex Darocy
On June 1 the Lecturer's labor contract at UC Santa Cruz expired, and union members with American Federation of Teachers Local 2199 and their supporters marked the day by picketing - and picnicking - at the base of campus. Messages in support of adjunct-faculty members and a more democratized University of California system were displayed as individuals held several large, colorful puppets. Food was served, and the day-long event was dubbed "St. Precaria's Picnic."
Posted: Wed Jun 3, 2015 6:46PM
image Native American Student Challenges Ban on Ceremonial Feathers During Graduation 120_christian_titman.jpg original image ( 255x205) - by ACLU of Northern California
FRESNO—Today a Native American graduating senior at Clovis High School filed a notice of intent to file an emergency lawsuit to challenge the school district’s refusal to allow him to wear and display a small eagle feather during the graduation ceremony on Thursday, June 4. The student will only be able to wear the eagle feather, an item with religious and cultural significance, on his graduation cap during the ceremony if a court intervenes. The notice asks for an emergency court hearing...
Posted: Mon Jun 1, 2015 4:05PM
text Gill Tract Protesters Disrupt Two Sprouts Supermarkets to Stop Development of Farmland - by Occupy the Farm
For Immediate Release
Posted: Sun May 31, 2015 11:52AM
calendar Picket-Picnic for UC Lecturers beastie_picnic_flyer_2.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - by Chris Hables Gray, UC-AFT
From 8 in the morning until 4pm, UCSC-AFT lecturers will be picketing and picnicking (12 to 2pm) at the main entrance to campus. Come by to learn about our contract fight (contract expires June 1!) and the progressive labor movement.
Event Date:Mon Jun 1, 2015 8:00AM
Posted: Thu May 28, 2015 9:47AM
text AFSCME 3299 & CLF Call on UC to Support Equal Pay for its Subcontractors - by via AFSCME 3299
San Francisco: As State and Federal lawmakers struggle to address the growing problems of poverty and income inequality, AFSCME 3299 President Kathryn Lybarger, California Labor Federation Secretary-Treasurer Art Pulaski and others today publicly called upon UC President Janet Napolitano to support SB 376 (Lara)—a measure that would guarantee that the employees of private firms providing contract services to the University are paid commensurate wages as career UC employees performing the sa...
Posted: Thu May 21, 2015 8:00PM
text UCSC Chancellor Blumenthal: Stop the Parking Fee Hikes - by Petition via Teamsters Local 2010
Sign petition: http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/ucsc-chancellor-blumenthal
Posted: Thu May 21, 2015 6:53PM
text UC Students Address UC Regents on Sexual Violence - by via nowUCSB
SAN FRANCISCO, CA—On Thurs. May 21, 830AM, at the UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center, nowUCSB and UC students will address the UC Regents regarding college sexual violence and students’ struggles for justice with Title IX.
Posted: Tue May 19, 2015 5:01PM
document CSU Teaching Staff in a "Race To The Bottom: Losing Ground and Losing Faith" race_to_the_bottom_-_losing_ground_and_losing_faith_.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - by California Faculty Association
Both the quantitative and the qualitative data reveal a significant economic precariousness in the lives of many CSU faculty. From these responses (and from the salary data provided in our first paper), it is undeniable that significant numbers of faculty teaching in the CSU today are among California’s “working poor.” Many others are financially hanging on by a thread through a variety of means...
Posted: Mon May 18, 2015 11:40AM
image Office for Civil Rights to Visit UCSC to Investigate Handling of Sexual Violence Reports 120_office_for_civil_rights_uc_santa_cruz.jpg original image ( 647x1000) - by via SUA Office of External Affairs
UC Santa Cruz is currently under investigation by the US Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) for mishandling reports of sexual violence. OCR will be visiting campus Wednesday, May 27 and Thursday, May 28 to hear from students regarding how sexual violence reports are handled by the UCSC administration. This is an important time in our campus history to create effective change.
Posted: Fri May 15, 2015 7:12PM
image UCSA Responds to Governor Brown's May Revision State Budget 120_university_of_california_student_association.jpg original image ( 223x182) - by via UC Student Association
SACRAMENTO, CA -Today, Governor Brown released his May Revision to the proposed 2015-16 California State Budget and reiterated his fiscal vision for the state and the University of California (UC). Brown is moving forward with the Multi-Year Stable Funding Plan while increasing the University of California base budget by an additional 4%, or $119M over the 2014-15 Budget with an agreement that tuition remain flat. In-state undergraduates will see no increase in their tuition until 2017-18.
Posted: Thu May 14, 2015 1:49PM

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