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UCSC Student Withdraws from University Citing UC's Connection to War Profiteering - by via CognitiveLiberty.net
Shortly before the Fall 2014 quarter was to commence at the University of California Santa Cruz, undergraduate student Marjorie Langdon decided to take a leave of absence from her studies. In a letter to administrators explaining the decision, Marjorie strongly denounced the UC system's connections to the military industrial complex.
Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 6:11PM
UCSC Students Petition Admin Over Inadequate Housing and to Oppose Upper Campus Expansion - by SC News
A petition has been started by students at UC Santa Cruz calling for Chancellor George Blumenthal to take the necessary steps to provide adequate housing and transportation on the campus. "After this first week of Fall Quarter 2014 it is clear that the housing and transportation systems of UC Santa Cruz are inadequate for the volume of students needing access to campus," the petition states. The petition is asking for UCSC to improve its relationship with the local area and the City of Santa ...
Posted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 2:18PM
To the Organizers of “Police Legitimacy in Communities of Color” at the Monterey Institute - by Sin Barras
Salinas Police Chief Kelly McMillin, who oversaw the killings of four Latino men in four months, is not welcome in our communities.
Posted: Fri Oct 3, 2014 10:25PM
Petition: Ban Greek Organizations from UCSC - by via Change.org
Ban Greek Organizations from UC Santa Cruz. Petitioning Chancellor George Blumenthal. Sign petition here: https://www.change.org/p/george-blumenthal-ban-greek-organizations-from-ucsc
Posted: Thu Oct 2, 2014 2:06PM
Sit-in Held Following UCB Rally for 50th Anniversary of the Free Speech Movement - by via Cal Progressive Coalition
Uniting students, workers, community members, and veterans of the Free Speech Movement, on October 1, Cal Progressive Coalition (CPC) led a surprise sit-in at Capital Projects following the rally for the 50th Anniversary of the Free Speech Movement. Photo: Coalition celebrates after victory of short-term demands.
Posted: Wed Oct 1, 2014 11:44PM
Fresno County Central Library helps prepare for California Kwanzaa Ag Expo - by khubaka, michael harris
Progressive leaders at the Fresno County Central Library are preparing to showcase Kwanzaa Ag Education of our "California Grown" holiday season. The symbols and principles of Kwanzaa will be displayed in a culturally sensitive way for all to learn about the "first fruits of the harvest."
Posted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 6:37PM
Speak Out on the Ferguson Uprising at San José State University - by Bradley Allen
On September 18, students at San José State University in California held a speak out and report back on the recent uprisings in Ferguson, Missouri following the murder of Mike Brown by police officer Darren Wilson. The demonstration began around noon at the base of The César E. Chávez Monument: Arch of Dignity, Equality and Justice designed by Judith F. Baca in the bustling quad outside the student union building. Students spoke loud and clear about the murder of Mike Brown, the hi...
Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2014 6:42PM
Paula Gregoire: Save Paula's Cottage (video/mp4 70.4MB) - by Bradley Allen
On September 9, 2014, Paula Gregoire, her mother also named Paula, and her daughter Isabella, spoke before the Santa Cruz City Council against the city's inhumane rental inspection program. The cruel and invasive ordinance was pushed through in August 2010 in a 5-1 vote by the gentrifying forces of the Santa Cruz City Council with pressure and backing from UC Santa Cruz.
Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 3:05PM
Longtime Santa Cruz Residents Forced Out of Town by City and UCSC - by via Save Paula's Cottage
A City of Santa Cruz program backed by UCSC to red-tag and evict residents of "accessary dwelling units" (granny units) are driving longtime residents out of Santa Cruz!
Posted: Wed Sep 3, 2014 11:19AM
Children of Farm Workers Receive Si Se Puede Scholarships;Two were Farm Workers Themselves - by via United Farm Workers
California – The United Farm Workers distributed several scholarships across California in the month of August, 2014 to children of UFW union members and members working in different regions. Several ceremonies were held throughout California to distribute the ¡Si Se Puede! Scholarships.
Posted: Tue Sep 2, 2014 5:19PM
Class Cancelations at City College! (video/quicktime 188.3MB) - by D.Boyer
On Monday August 25, 2014 students gathered in RAM plaza to make their voices heard over the fact that vital classes are getting canceled.
Posted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 2:14PM
UESF Teachers And Education Workers Demand Living Wages At Strike Vote - by Labor Video Project
UESF teachers and education workers took a strike vote at Washington high in San Francisco on August 14, 2014. The district management is refusing to increase their real income leaving many teachers with declining incomes.
Posted: Fri Aug 15, 2014 3:50PM
The AFT, Education, Common Core, Privatization, GreenDot/Concept Gulen Charters (video/mp4 259.1MB) - by Labor Video Project
The national AFT had a booth at the 2013 Netroots convention in San Jose in June. Shaun Richman who is the AFT deputy director of organizing talked about their support for good charters including the "Green Dot" charter which he claimed was a non-profit operation.
Posted: Fri Aug 8, 2014 2:34PM
Alameda Labor Council Passes Resolution Condemning OUSD for censoring Mumia - by Labor Action Committee to Free Mumia
Alameda Labor Council passes resolution condemning Oakland Unified School District for censoring Mumia
Posted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 9:04PM
Berkeley students to rally at the Regents Meeting for halt to development on Gill Tract - by sealstudents
Regents Meeting in San Francisco
Event Date:Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:00AM
Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 4:41PM
Three Girls Beaten By Police After Demo for Andy Lopez - by Dave 'Davey D' Cook (repost)
Breaking News: Yesterday there was a big rally for Andy Lopez in Santa Rosa.. Youth from all over the city including many of Andy's classmates stood in front of the DA's office demanding she resign.. After the rally the police beat up 3 Latino girls, two of them 13 the other 14.. One is still in the hospital for injuries..
Posted: Wed Jul 9, 2014 2:37PM
Expanding the Northern California Yoga Community ~ Free Yoga in Victory Park - by Allison Boyd
The 3rd Anniversary of Free Yoga in Victory Park continues to expand the practice of Yoga throughout Northern Californian. The Stockton Yoga community is poised for expansion, embracing the lesson on detachment.
Posted: Sun Jul 6, 2014 1:41PM
Stir it Up in Fresno (audio/mpeg 26.4MB) - by posted by Mike Rhodes
Stir it Up is the Community Alliance monthly radio show on KFCF 88.1 FM. 28:50 minute audio.
Posted: Wed Jul 2, 2014 6:04PM
Free Skool is taking a Summer Break! - by Free Skool Santa Cruz
Free Skool is taking a Summer Break! Yes, it's true! This summer there will be no Free Skool calendar, because a lot of the Free Skool collective is going on varied summer travels. Therefore, we decided to take the summer off (or rather it is on for travel and adventure). Come fall we may well be back again (time will tell).
Posted: Fri Jun 6, 2014 10:46AM
On Brink Of A Statewide Strike, UAW Wins Unprecedented Contract Victory - by via UAW 2865
After nearly a week of bargaining late into the night as a third system-wide strike loomed, the 13,000 workers of the UC Student-Worker Union UAW 2865 reached a labor agreement with UC management on June 3 at 7pm. The agreement concludes a year of intense negotiations which traversed a deteriorating union management relationship involving 2 system-wide strikes and now 2 barely averted strikes. The agreement for labor peace includes class size provisions new to the UCs as well as rights for un...
Posted: Thu Jun 5, 2014 10:17AM