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document Stay-Away Stupidity Not on Tuesday's 11-25 Council Agenda summary_of_6.36_2014_document.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - by Robert Norse
The second and final reading of the vastly expanded MC 13.08.100 (officer-initiated Stay Away Orders for a day, a week, a month, six months,and a year) won't be on tomorrow's afternoon City Council agenda. This cancerous expansion of cop and ranger powers is likely to appear, Councilmember Posner advised me by phone, on the December 9th Agenda. A more limited Stay-Away law has already impacted more than 600 people in the last year, mainly for homeless "crimes" such as sleeping, smoking, an...
Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 12:49PM
calendar We Are Not A-Loan March & Rally - by Lori Nixon
Humanities & Social Sciences 2 building @ UCSC
Event Date:Mon Nov 24, 2014 4:00PM
Posted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 5:22PM
text Details Murky in Officer Involved Shooting in Seaside - by Monterey County Police News
The Monterey County Weekly is reporting that a man was killed on Laguna Street in Seaside by Seaside Police on November 22. According to the Weekly, "a source who asked to remain anonymous confirms the man, who was taken by ambulance to Natividad Medical Center, had died."
Posted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 3:49AM
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
calendar Medea Benjamin in Santa Cruz - by Sherry Conable
at the Resource Center for Nonviolence 612 Ocean Street, in downtown Santa Cruz
Event Date:Sat Dec 6, 2014 7:00PM
Posted: Sat Nov 22, 2014 2:58PM
video Cornel West Speaks at UC Santa Cruz Occupation (video/x-flv 61.4MB) - by Alex Darocy
Dr. Cornel West spoke at the student occupation of the Humanities and Social Sciences building at the University of California Santa Cruz on November 20. Students occupied the building earlier in the day and plan to stay inside until the UC Regents roll back the tuition increases they approved this week. Student fees across the University of California system will raise by at least 5% a year for the next five years if the plan is instituted.
Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 3:47AM
image UCSC Students Occupy Humanities Building Following Regents Vote to Increase Tuition 120_humanities-occupation-uc-santa-cruz.jpg original image ( 700x467) - by Alex Darocy
Students at UC Santa Cruz this afternoon began an occupation of the Humanities and Social Sciences building. Hundreds of students participated in the march to the building, and an announcement was made that they plan to occupy it until tuition is rolled back. The UC Regents voted this week to approve a tuition increase plan that will raise student fees across the University of California system by at least 5% a year for the next five years.
Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 8:45PM
image A Communiqué from the UCSC Occupation of Humanities 2 120_humanities-ucsc.jpg original image ( 720x960) - by Occupy our education
The University of California was once a tuition-free and public institution. Now the students are facing yet another tuition hike. The most recent attempt to raise tuition in 2009 was successfully frozen by the courageous and necessary action of students, yet this week, the UC Regents have approved a 5% tuition increase each year for the next five years. This is in addition to the numerous increases that have occurred since the new millennium which amount to what will now be a 500% increase b...
Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 8:32PM
calendar Day of Action : Resist Tuition Hikes! - by
Quarry Plaza at UC Santa Cruz
Event Date:Thu Nov 20, 2014 1:30PM
Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 11:40PM
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
text Study: Airline Fuel Efficiency Grounded as Profits Soar - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— As 24 million Americans prepare for Thanksgiving air travel, a new analysis reveals that U.S. domestic airlines showed no improvement in fuel efficiency last year, highlighting the urgent need for the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate the industry’s rapidly increasing greenhouse gas emissions.
Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 11:31AM
image Actions Opposing Proposed Tuition Increases Begin at UC Santa Cruz 120_ucsc-tuition-rally-november-18-2014-1.jpg original image ( 800x533) - by Alex Darocy
Students at UC Santa Cruz today held the first in what is planned to be a series of actions opposing the tuition increases recently proposed by University of California President Janet Napolitano, which are presently being considered by the UC regents during their meetings this week in San Francisco. UCSC students are planning to mobilize to attend the UC Regents meeting on Wednesday, and on Thursday they are planning a "day of action" on the Santa Cruz campus. If the tuition increase is appr...
Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 8:34PM
calendar ¡Ayotzinapa, Salinas esta contigo! 120_ayotzinapa_salinas_november_20.jpg original image ( 640x640) - by
Cesar Chavez Library in Salinas
Event Date:Thu Nov 20, 2014 1:00PM
Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 7:30PM
text Internet freedom faces new attack as China seeks to shape global web rules - by Amnesty International
The Chinese government’s increasing efforts to influence global cyberspace rules is a further sign that internet freedom is under a sustained attack, said Amnesty International, ahead of China’s first World Internet Conference.
Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 5:40PM
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
image New Study: Alaskan Polar Bear Population Has Dropped by 40 Percent 120_polar_bear_cubs_alaska.jpg original image ( 724x515) - by Center for Biological Diversity
ANCHORAGE, Alaska— Global warming has driven a 40-percent decline in the number of polar bears in eastern Alaska and western Canada, a new study finds. The Southern Beaufort Sea polar bear population has dropped to just 900 bears, a severe decline since the last estimate in 2006 that documented more than 1,500 bears. The Southern Beaufort Sea polar bears live in eastern Alaska and western Canada and are one of only two polar bear populations in the United States.
Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 3:28PM
text Restore Sidewalk Space For All; End the "One Hour of Free Speech and Get Going" Rule - by Robert Norse
Item #10 on the 2:30 PM Santa Cruz City Council Agenda finalizes an ordinance which requires all performers, vendors, tablers and solicitors to restrict themselves to less than 2% of the Pacific Avenue sidewalk. Setting up these small static “performance pens” is abusive and unnecessary. Instead, end the "Forbidden Zones." They take up more than 99% of the total sidewalk area on Pacific Avenue—and more in other business districts. End the virtual Ban on traditional innocent Santa Cruz ...
Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 2:12PM
text RVs Need Safe Spaces, Not More Restrictions - by Steve Pleich
An Open Letter to the City of Santa Cruz Transportation and Public Works Commission
Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 12:07PM
image Peace Activists 'Banned for Life' from Bookshop Santa Cruz for Protesting Leon Panetta 120_panetta-protest-leon.jpg original image ( 700x467) - by Alex Darocy
On November 10, peace activists in Santa Cruz protested a book signing appearance by Leon Panetta, the one-time Secretary of Defense and CIA Director. Panetta is currently on a book tour promoting the release of "Worthy Fights: A Memoir of Leadership in War and Peace." Bookshop Santa Cruz hosted the event, which was held in the sanctuary at Peace United Church of Christ, with a crowd of hundreds in attendance. Initially, the book store and the church both attempted, with what little means the...
Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 2:39AM
calendar 3 (More) Strikes Against the Homeless at the Public Works Commission staff_report.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - by Robert Norse
City Council Chambers at City Hall (809 Center St.)
Event Date:Mon Nov 17, 2014 6:45PM
Posted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 9:10PM

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