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Association for Chicana/Chicano Studies Supports Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions - by via NACCS
The National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies Annual Conference took place in San Francisco from April 15-18, 2015. The business meeting, open to all members, took place on Saturday evening at the close of the conference. At the business meeting, the membership gave unanimous support to the Resolution to Support the Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions. In addition, individual FOCOS (regional caucuses) and interest group Caucuses all voted to support the resolution.
Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 2:24PM
Reinstatement Sought for NJ Teacher Suspended for Supporting Mumia - by Noelle Hanrahan, Prison Radio
Ms. Marylin Zuniga, a New Jersey public school teacher, demonstrated solidarity and concern when she encouraged her 3rd grade class to send get-well cards to Mumia last week. Unfortunately her positive intentions have caused a predictable backlash; she was immediately suspended and may lose her job.
Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:16PM
Santa Cruz ACLU Addresses Letter of Concern to UCSC Chancellor - by ACLU Santa Cruz County
Letter of Concern
Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 10:55AM
Questions Remain After UC's Tree Removal at People's Park - by Molly Batchelder
This letter was sent on 3-27-15 to UC Capital Projects Project Manager, David Johnson, as well as Christine Shaff, Communications Director at UC Berkeley Real Estate, two individuals directed to handle public concerns regarding the recent tree removal at People's Park. Both emails bounced back. The letter addresses some of my concerns after reading the HortScience Arborist Report and reasons for recommended tree removals.
Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 12:22PM
Highway 6 Statement of Concern and Support - by Steve Pleich
Statement of Concern From A Community Member And Civil Libertarian
Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:21AM
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
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
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
An Open Letter about Student Protests at UCSC - by SA Smythe and Jennifer Teschler
While there have been vociferous expressions of support and solidarity for the recent UC student protests, a number of students, parents, faculty, administrators, and members of the greater Santa Cruz community have expressed frustration, what borders on vitriolic hatred, and ad hominem attacks against those who took to the highways and most recently to the campus entrances. As longterm members of the UC community, we know firsthand that these students are fighting so that all students might ...
Posted: Thu Mar 5, 2015 1:37PM
Community in Mourning after UC Berkeley Destroys 60 Trees on Historic Gill Tract Arboretum - by Gill Tract Defense
The Gill Tract community will be gathering at the Gill Tract at 5pm to mourn and plan. Early this morning, 60 trees were cut down on the southern acreage of the Gill Tract. The UC’s move to begin clearing the way for their proposed housing and shopping complex came as a shock to farmers and neighbors, as there is an active lawsuit on appeal in the county courts, contesting the development’s detrimental environmental impact. Knowing the community would mobilize to defend the trees, t...
Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 4:06PM
John Swett High School Mascot, Indians, Removed after 90 years - by via SSPRIT
Sacred Sites Protection and Rights of Indigenous Tribes (SSPRIT) along with AIM West, ACLU of Northern California, John Swett High School (JSHS) Alumni and Crockett Community Members formed the Carquinez Coalition to Change the Mascot in early 2014.
Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 6:07PM
Family Files Five Hundred Million Dollar Federal Lawsuit Against San Jose State University - by Justice for Gregory
This morning, a family filed a five hundred million dollar federal lawsuit, pro per, against San Jose State University, San Jose State University Police Department, and Sigma Chi fraternity for conspiring to cover up the 2008 death of Gregory Johnson, Jr.
Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:49PM
Gifted and highly intelligent victims may seek accountability for cultural cleansing. - by Anthony Ravlich
Some of the gifted and highly intelligent who were victims of the UN's and State's cultural cleansing of individual self-determination are likely to seek accountability.
Posted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 8:56PM
Mexico: Forensic evidence suggests disappeared students investigation a ‘whitewash’ - by Amnesty International
FEBRUARY 9, 2015 - The Mexican government must urgently address serious flaws in its investigation into the enforced disappearance of 43 students after forensic experts cast major doubts on the Attorney General’s inquiry, said Amnesty International today.
Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 2:01AM
Ethical human rights consigns UN's 'hidden collectivist agenda' to 'dust-bin' of history. - by Anthony Ravlich
Ethical human rights is firmly based on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights so removes the UN's 'hidden collectivist agenda' which, in my view, seeks to culturally cleanse the world of individual self-determination.
Posted: Thu Feb 5, 2015 10:07AM
Students for Justice in Palestine at SJSU Condemn UC Davis Vandalism - by via Students for Justice in Palestine at SJSU
Students for Justice in Palestine at San Jose State University Condemn UC Davis Vandalism
Posted: Mon Feb 2, 2015 6:04PM
Eureka City Schools Officials Settle Lawsuit with National Center for Youth Law, ACLU - by ACLU of Northern California
Eureka – Eureka City Schools has reached a settlement agreement that resolves a lawsuit filed last year by the National Center for Youth Law and the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California. Under the agreement, the district will implement a community-wide collaborative process aimed at cultivating a positive and inclusive school climate where all students feel welcome and safe.
Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 8:04PM
Salaita Sues University of Illinois - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 10:55AM
Support Free Speech at UCSC - by Don Monkerud
22 Jewish Alumni protest Angela Davis address at UCSC. Why can't Americans debate U.S. policies that support Israel? Such debate promoted in Israel. Why do people oppose Israel policies? Important issues for Americans.
Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 12:06PM
Changing Our Union, Not Just Our Leaders: Proposals for the UESF election - by Adrienne Johnstone and Andrew Libson
Elections are approaching for the leadership of United Educators of San Francisco. Here we offer a platform for a new leadership and, more importantly, for a new kind of union.
Posted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 11:12AM