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Farewell to Free Skool Santa Cruz Celebration - by SubRosa
SubRosa, 703 Pacific Ave. (downtown Santa Cruz)
Event Date:Fri Dec 5, 2014 5:00PM
Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 8:29PM
Confront Local Bigotry in Santa Cruz With Names, Dates, and Actions - by Robert Norse
I'll be distributing the following flyer today and in the days ahead at the Stand Up/Speak Out Rally demanding Justice in Ferguson (and Santa Cruz). See https://www.facebook.com/events/309072619289447/?pnref=story
Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 2:50PM
Fuck the Regents and Fuck Jerry Brown Too - by via Education Should Be Free!
The alternative to tuition hikes proposed by Jerry Brown, the governor of California, is to turn the UCs into 3-year degree granting institutions. He wants to fire tenured faculty and lecturers and replace them with chat rooms for the profit of millionaire Stanford graduates in Silicon Valley. Online education may be a fine supplement to classroom learning, but only someone as clueless as Brown, who has never set foot in a classroom as an educator, could think that it might replace the type o...
Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 2:57PM
Occupy Back on Campus: UC Berkeley and UC Santa Cruz Occupations Against the Tuition Hikes - by via CounterPunch
The student fee and tuition increases touched off a series of UC-system campus demonstrations, including building occupations and event takeovers. Berkeley’s Wheeler Hall is occupied this weekend and students also held down Davis’s Mrak Hall. At UCLA demonstrators camped out one night and then took over a football rally and bonfire for the upcoming UCLA-USC football game. Riverside was in the mix too. So it was no shock Friday when a midday rally at UC Santa Cruz metamorphosed into a snak...
Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 2:52PM
Stay-Away Stupidity Not on Tuesday's 11-25 Council Agenda - 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
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
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
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
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
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
UCSC Students Occupy Humanities Building Following Regents Vote to Increase Tuition - 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
A Communiqué from the UCSC Occupation of Humanities 2 - 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
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
UC Regents Committee Passes Plan to Increase Tuition; Student Regent Voted 'NO' - 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
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
Actions Opposing Proposed Tuition Increases Begin at UC Santa Cruz - 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
¡Ayotzinapa, Salinas esta contigo! - by
Cesar Chavez Library in Salinas
Event Date:Thu Nov 20, 2014 1:00PM
Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 7:30PM
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
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
New Study: Alaskan Polar Bear Population Has Dropped by 40 Percent - 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