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image The Open UC - Student walkout against fee hikes 120_uc.jpg original image ( 843x703) - by The Open UC
Students for accessible public education. Join the movement's walkouts on Monday at 12 Noon on all UC campuses.
Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 3:06AM
text From Cairo: Letter of Solidarity with the Occupations at Santa Cruz and Berkeley! - by Students and Faculty of Cairo’s Universities
A lovely solidarity letter from comrades in Egypt!
Posted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 1:05AM
image Wheeler Hall Occupation Continues into Day 3 at UC Berkeley 120_wheeler_hall_1.jpg original image ( 1944x2592) - by Cat Bloc
Demanding tuition rollbacks, students occupy Wheeler Hall for a 3rd night.
Posted: Sat Nov 22, 2014 1:26AM
image UC Regents Committee Passes Plan to Increase Tuition; Student Regent Voted 'NO' 120_sadia_saifuddin_uc_student_regent.jpg original image ( 300x300) - by UC News
Today a committee of the UC Regents passed a plan by a 7-2 vote to increase tuition and fees for University of California students by at least 5% a year over the next five years. UC Student Regent Sadia Saifuddin, who was one of the two dissenting votes, issued a statement condemning the plan when she voted no.
Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 7:29PM
calendar Shut Down Whole Foods Distribution Center - by Tim Maher
6035 Giant Rd Richmond, CA
Event Date:Fri Nov 21, 2014 2:00PM
Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:56PM
text CUCFA statement on UC’s planned tuition increases - by via Council of UC Faculty Associations
The Council of UC Faculty Associations holds Governor Jerry Brown’s slashing of public higher education responsible for UC President Napolitano’s recent proposal to budget for 5% tuition increases every year for the next 5 years. Raising tuition is not the solution. There is a better way: provide California students and their families high quality, affordable higher education, as defined by the California Master Plan for Higher Education. The reality is that Governor Brown has not been wi...
Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 5:13PM
audio 11-16-14 Tristan Anderson benefit (audio/mpeg 182.9MB) - by DJ Mouse
Art House Gallery 11-16-14 concert to support Tristan and his lawsuit against Israel
Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 3:06PM
text Quan & Schaaf: Issue statements now! Ease tensions before the Ferguson Grand Jury decides - by Mike Wilson
Oakland residents need their government to ease the tensions surrounding the St. Louis County Grand Jury investigation of the death of Michael Brown
Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 9:29AM
document 'Mau Mau Tech': The Making of a Black University in Oakland, California, 1960-1970 mau-mau-tech.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - by Rasheed El Shabazz
Mau Mau Tech' looks at efforts to form a Black University in Oakland, California in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 10:14AM
video Activists 'Block the Boat' to end Israeli Apartheid (video/mp4 55.2MB) - by Rasheed Shabazz
Over 200 people marched to the Port of Oakland to protest Israeli occupation of Palestine on Oct. 26.
Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 12:04AM
text Mass Evictions At Oakland's Empyrean Towers - by Lynda Carson
The Empyrean Towers located downtown Oakland at 344 13th Street used to be known as the Hotel Menlo and was owned by wealthy millionaire Tiburon resident Richard Singer. Singer landed in prison a few years ago after getting caught by the FBI in a sting operation for trying to hire an arsonist to burn down the occupied hotel as part of an insurance scam.
Posted: Sat Nov 15, 2014 12:01AM
text With Longshore Workers Support How Protests Against Israeli Bombing of Gaza Stopped Zim Sh - by Jack Heyman Chair TWSC, Retired ILWU 10
ILWU Local 10 longshore workers were critical in stopping work on Zim ships in Oakland. The Transport Workers Solidarity Committee with other activists and maritime workers organized for an ongoing picket of the Zim Piraeus and the Stop Zim Action Committee which the TWSC was part of picketed the Zim Shanghai at SSA at the Port of Oakland in September and was successful in stopping the ship from being worked. This was the first time that a Zim ship was completely prevented from being worke...
Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2014 3:05AM
image Oakland Activists Lockdown U.S. Fed Court to #FreeRasmeaNow 120_rasmeaodeh-oakland-lockdown.jpg original image ( 620x300) - by US Palestinian Community Network
ACTIVISTS LOCKDOWN US FEDERAL COURT IN SUPPORT OF TORTURED CHICAGO COMMUNITY LEADER Oakland Rallies Against Conviction of Palestinian Organizer
Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:17AM
text Oakland's Tenant Protection Ordinance lacks criminal penalties - by Lynda Carson
In comparison to other cities in California some cities have criminal misdemeanor penalties for landlords who violate the tenant harassment ordinances including Berkeley, San Francisco and Santa Monica. Oakland fails to have any criminal misdemeanor penalties for the landlords that violate Oakland's Tenant Protection Ordinance (TPO).
Posted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 8:50AM
image Strikes by California RNs Kick Off Actions for Patient Safety and Ebola Precautions 120_national_nurses_united.jpg original image ( 600x310) - by National Nurses United
Two-day strikes starting Tuesday that affect nearly 20,000 registered nurses at 86 Kaiser Permanente hospitals and clinics, a Sutter hospital in Tracy, and Watsonville Community Hospital kicking off a wave of protests at 15 states and the District of Columbia over eroding patient care conditions symbolized by inadequate Ebola safeguards at most U.S. hospitals.
Posted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 5:07AM
calendar Nightime MARCH for divestment from fossil fuels - by W. Nessen
Gather at Bancroft and Telegraph in Berkeley for a March
Event Date:Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:00PM
Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:54AM
calendar Whole Foods Workers Demand A Response From Regional Boss - by Tim Maher
Whole Foods Market Northern California Regional Office 5980 Horton St, Emeryville, CA 94608
Event Date:Fri Nov 14, 2014 4:30PM
Posted: Sun Nov 9, 2014 5:06PM
image Occupy the Farm Documentary screens in Berkeley through November 13 120_otf-film-tour.jpg original image ( 851x315) - by Occupy the Farm
Since the premiere on November 7, the Occupy the Farm documentary been one of the top sellers at the UA7 theater this weekend, and Regal Cinema will be deciding Monday if they'll take the film to other theaters. Please invite your friends today and help us finish the weekend strong!
Posted: Sun Nov 9, 2014 12:32PM
text Oakland passes anti-harassment ordinance to protect renters - by Lynda Carson
The TPO is based on similar anti-harassment policies in cities that prohibit various forms of harassment including San Francisco, East Palo Alto, Santa Monica and West Hollywood, in the effort to curb landlord harassment. The TPO prohibits 16 types of harassment in Oakland that a landlord may use to bully or harass tenants out of their housing!
Posted: Sun Nov 9, 2014 8:31AM
image They want to raise tuition again 120_reclaim_uc.jpg original image ( 720x288) - by via reclaim UC
The UC Regents want to hike tuition again. At their upcoming meeting, they are planning to vote on a new policy that, if ratified, would make 5% annual tuition increases the default for the next five years. According to Napolitano, the tuition hikes (as much as $3,400 over five years) would go forward unless the state government increases UC's budget by amounts to be named later.
Posted: Fri Nov 7, 2014 3:09PM

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