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Dissent within after article, Profound Arrogance at UN. - by Anthony Ravlich
Repost (correction). Dissent within human rights groups grows after article Profound Arrogance at UN, the latter virtually seeing themselves as God when reinventing the UDHR to emphasize elite interests rather than individual rights.
Posted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 3:21AM
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
Protest Torture Advocate John Yoo - by Curt
UC Berkeley Law School (Boalt Hall) Bancroft Way at Piedmont Avenue Berkeley
Event Date:Fri Apr 18, 2014 5:00PM
Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:15PM
Third Thursday's on the Stockton Waterfront 2014 ~ Commodore Robert Field Stockton - by Martha Alderson, M.A.
Third Thursday's on the Stockton Waterfront begins with a tribute to Commodore Robert Field Stockton, namesake of the City of Stockton, California. The Historic Stockton Waterfront is poised to showcase an amazing past, present and future in the heart of the "Greatest Garden in the World" ~ the California Central Valley.
Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 2:55AM
Official Justice For Josiah Public Statement by Laurie Valdez (4-3-2014) - by Justice For Josiah
This is the statement as it was originally written, it was read in both English and Spanish, with some impromptu additions by Laurie.
Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 8:51PM
Protecting the Blue - by Roger Marsh
Cal graduates, students and supporters are launching a protest down south against an attempt to seize the funds of a top Cal graduate student
Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 6:59PM
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
Janet Napolitano: Drop the Charges Against the UCSC 22 - by Petition
From April 2nd-3rd, twenty-two students at UC Santa Cruz were arrested while peacefully picketing and protesting against intimidation of student-workers represented by UAW 2865 at the University of California.
Posted: Mon Apr 7, 2014 2:22PM
UC Homeland Security: Does Janet Napolitano Dream of Electric Trees? (video/x-ms-wmv 91.6MB) - by Pirate Party News
Janet Napolitano's presidency over the University of California raises concerns. Napolitano has no background in education, and comes to the UC directly from leading the Department of Homeland Security, a department known for bloated budgets, inefficiency, and lack of oversight. Janet Napolitano helped organized the arrest of over 7,000 Americans during the Occupy protests. In Berkeley, protesters suffered broken arms and ribs during the police and DHS attacks on Occupy; citizen reporters ...
Posted: Mon Apr 7, 2014 7:02AM
UC and Qualcomm Make First Cuts To Redwood Grove, Police Enfence Trees - by Save the Ridge Redwoods
Today (April 6th), UC Berkeley cut down the support foliage, including oaks, at the redwood grove behind Soda Hall. As well, the larger redwoods have been severely pruned and smaller redwoods have been removed entirely. Paul Jacobs of Qualcomm wants the lot for a $20,000,000 privatized tech design institute, named after himself. The UC and Paul Jacobs have been ignoring overwhelming public demand to save the trees. Furthermore, by cutting down a protected species, the design institute goe...
Posted: Sun Apr 6, 2014 8:56PM
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
Community Farm Day at the Gill Tract - by sally sommer
GILL TRACT FARM, corner of Marin and San Pablo, Albany entrance on Jackson St., 1 block west of San Pablo
Event Date:Sat Apr 26, 2014 11:00AM
Posted: Sun Apr 6, 2014 12:50PM
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
USDA Cites Primate Center for Marmoset Injury - by Stop Animal Exploitation Now
BOSTON/SOUTHBOROUGH, MA – A USDA report obtained on April 2 by SAEN (Stop Animal Exploitation NOW!) reveals that the USDA has cited Harvard's Primate Research Center for the fracture of a marmoset's leg and the incorrect dosing of a primate following a SAEN complaint.
Posted: Fri Apr 4, 2014 6:36PM
An Unfinished and Incoherent Fact Based Essay Collection 'Finland Unrevealed' - by AT
An Unfinished and Incoherent Fact Based Essay Collection about the problems one finds in Finland (needs logging in FB). Read more on journalists practising self-censorship, mass media usage, security police history and it turning to red, systematic procedures practised to shape the Finland more Russia (and Soviet) friendly, The Agreement of Friendship Cooperation and Mutual Assistance, abuse formulas used by the police and government officials etc. Link is an essential reading for those who p...
Posted: Fri Apr 4, 2014 3:45PM
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