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The Unmanageable University - by Autonomous Students UCSC
Before dawn on Tuesday, March 3, a group of six students at the University of California Santa Cruz went to the fishhook connecting Highways 1 to 17. Evoking the practice of highway blockades popularized during the Black Lives Matter movement, they chained themselves to aluminum trashcans filled with cement and blocked traffic for nearly five hours. The traffic jam this caused stretched over the hill to snarl Silicon Valley commutes, an act of peaceful civil disobedience that has since become...
Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:54AM
Talk: Telling Stories with Bricks - by John Flynn
The Eric Quezada Center for Culture and Politics 518 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA
Event Date:Wed Apr 22, 2015 7:30PM
Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 2:15PM
Seeing behind the Global Iron Curtain. - by Anthony Ravlich
Some of what I saw behind the Global Iron Curtain which, in my view, exists between the United Nations and the rest of humanity. I describe what I consider to be very much of enormous and profound importance hidden from people.
Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:02PM
Rally and March at CCSF Thursday 3-26 - by Allan Fisher
City College Ocean Campus at steps of Science Building until 3:45 then march to MUB building to MUB 140
Event Date:Thu Mar 26, 2015 3:15PM
Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 8:00AM
Rally To Protect The Ché Café - by
Ché Café Collective 1000 Scholars Drive, La Jolla, California 92093
Event Date:Tue Mar 24, 2015 5:00AM
Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 11:30PM
People's Park: Chancellor Dirks Will Remember It For You, Wholesale - by Save People's Park Trees
This week is Spring Break; one day this week, workers from HortScience will enter the park and remove trees. On March 5th of 2012, the Berkeley Peace and Justice Commission passed a resolution in favor of reinstating a community advisory board before any alterations to the park are made. This resolution was made after the UC destroyed trees and flattened berms on the west end of the park. On April 3rd of 2012, Berkeley city council unanimously passed the resolution titled: "Ensuring Commun...
Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:06PM
Sprouts Management Intimidates Protests of Their Brand - by Boycott Sprouts
The management of the chain supermarket retailer Sprouts “Farmers Market” is intimidating and repressing protestors who are speaking out about their greenwashed brand, which is set to pave historic Gill Tract farmland in the East Bay.
Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 11:22PM
Caravana 43 Fresno: Parents of the 43 missing students from Iguala, Mexico visit Fresno - by
California State University, Fresno - Peace Garden
Event Date:Sat Mar 28, 2015 11:00AM
Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 9:34AM
Shutting Down Sprouts: Reportback from the #GilltractDefense Action in Walnut Creek - by Kaitlin Oki and Kat Perkins, OTF
Reportback from the #GilltractDefense and Boycott Sprouts action on March 14, 2015 in Walnut Creek, California
Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 10:40PM
Bowl The Planet: Annual Fundraiser for SaveNature.Org - by Pia Ruisi-Besares
Classic Bowling Center, Daly City
Event Date:Sat May 30, 2015 5:00PM
Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 11:44AM
2015 MEChA and BSU Conference - by Erika Hernandez
Santa Rosa Junior College 1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa CA 95401
Event Date:Sat Apr 25, 2015 8:00AM
Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 2:34AM
Supporters Pack the Courtroom for the Highway 17 Six - by Alex Darocy
Supporters packed a Santa Cruz courtroom today for preliminary hearings concerning the six UCSC students who were arrested for blocking traffic on Highway 17 on March 3 to protest tuition increases. Today's hearing was the first time all six of those arrested have appeared together in court, and they all have legal representation now. None have pleaded guilty to the charges they face, which include misdemeanors for "resisting arrest" and creating a "public nuisance." [Top photo: The six UC Sa...
Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 8:39PM
Stockton Rural Cemetery, Block 27 ~ 2015 Sesquicentennial Freedom Celebration - by khubaka, michael harris
Reverend Jeremiah King helped establish Block 27, a "colored section" within the Stockton Rural Cemetery in 1861. Rev. King and many other early Stockton pioneers have a final resting place within the "park-like" community resource. At the close of the US Civil War, a desire for proper dignity and respect for all fallen soldiers became what we call today Memorial Day. Together we celebrate the Sesquicentennial and design plans to preserve an amazing living legacy for another 150 years. Ge...
Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 10:49AM
People's Park Defense Week - by
People's Park, Berkeley!
Event Date:Sat Mar 21, 2015 6:00AM
Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2015 8:58PM
Protesters Shut Down Sprouts Farmers Market to Stop Planned Development of Historic Gill Tract - by Occupy the Farm
On March 14th, farmers and neighbors of the historic Gill Tract turned out in large numbers to disrupt business as usual and eventually shutdown a local Sprouts supermarket. Their message to this corporate supermarket chain? "Don't build a Sprouts 'Farmer's Market' on our historic Gill Tract Farmland".
Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2015 6:06PM
Urban Farmers Rally to Stop Destruction of Historic Farmland by Sprouts Supermarket - by Occupy the Farm
Sprouts Farmers Market 1530 Geary Road, Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Event Date:Sat Mar 14, 2015 1:00PM
Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 8:51PM
UCSC Student Union Assembly Condemns Denial of Due Process to the Highway 17 Six - by via UC Santa Cruz SUA
On March 10, the Student Union Assembly (SUA), UC Santa Cruz passed a resolution condemning the denial of due process to the Highway 17 Six by UCSC Administration by a landslide vote (26-4-2 (y/n/ab) with roll call). As mandated by the resolution, SUA Chair Justin Lardinois sent a letter to campus administration further elaborating the resolution. The 'Highway 17 Six' are six students who were suspended from UCSC on March 3 when they blocked traffic on Highway 17 to protest University of Cali...
Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 11:19PM
Marching to the UCSC Police Station During 96 Hours of Action - by Alex Darocy
During the 96 Hours of Action demonstrations at UC Santa Cruz, students marched to the campus police station for an FTP vigil on March 4. As they marched, they carried two coffins with them to symbolize those killed by police. Some also carried "Drop the Charges" signs, which referred to the criminal charges six UCSC students face in association with the Highway 17 blockade in Santa Cruz that occurred on March 3. Demonstrations during 96 Hours of Action were organized from March 2-5 to oppose...
Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 4:13PM
President Obama Introduces "Student Aid Bill of Rights" - by Sumi Yi
New Rules Protect Students from Predatory Behavior
Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 2:00PM
96 Hours of Action Concludes at UCSC with Successful Campus Shut Down - by Alex Darocy
Students at UC Santa Cruz concluded four days of protests against tuition and fee increases with a campus-wide strike and shut down. Dubbed "96 Hours of Action," the series of demonstrations were also organized to address issues of mass incarceration and the expanding police state. At 4:30am on March 5, picket lines were established at the West Entrance and at the corner of Hagar and Coolidge, and a majority of the cars attempting to enter the school were turned away. At around 7am, the UCSC ...
Posted: Sat Mar 7, 2015 3:49PM