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text AFSCME 3299 & CLF Call on UC to Support Equal Pay for its Subcontractors - by via AFSCME 3299
San Francisco: As State and Federal lawmakers struggle to address the growing problems of poverty and income inequality, AFSCME 3299 President Kathryn Lybarger, California Labor Federation Secretary-Treasurer Art Pulaski and others today publicly called upon UC President Janet Napolitano to support SB 376 (Lara)—a measure that would guarantee that the employees of private firms providing contract services to the University are paid commensurate wages as career UC employees performing the sa...
Posted: Thu May 21, 2015 8:00PM
text UCSC Chancellor Blumenthal: Stop the Parking Fee Hikes - by Petition via Teamsters Local 2010
Sign petition: http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/ucsc-chancellor-blumenthal
Posted: Thu May 21, 2015 6:53PM
text UC Students Address UC Regents on Sexual Violence - by via nowUCSB
SAN FRANCISCO, CA—On Thurs. May 21, 830AM, at the UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center, nowUCSB and UC students will address the UC Regents regarding college sexual violence and students’ struggles for justice with Title IX.
Posted: Tue May 19, 2015 5:01PM
text An open letter to the following Greek organizations from MEChA de UC Santa Cruz - by via MEChA de UC Santa Cruz
An open letter to the following Greek organizations from MEChA de UC Santa Cruz: Kappa Zeta, Tau Kappa Epsilon, Sigma Phi Zeta and Lambda Phi Epsilon
Posted: Thu May 14, 2015 8:12AM
text Legislation Banning the Term “Redskins” as a School Mascot Passes Assembly Floor - by Luis Alejo Press Release
(SACRAMENTO) — On May 4, Assembly Bill 30, authored by Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Salinas), passed the Assembly Floor with a bipartisan vote of 60 to 9. Assembly Bill 30 will establish the “California Racial Mascots Act,” prohibiting public schools in California from using the term “Redskins” as a school or athletic team name, mascot, or nickname.
Posted: Tue May 5, 2015 4:57PM
text Leon Panetta Linked to Corinthian "Colleges" Bankruptcy - by George Washington
Local Hero Accepted $$$$$ in Lobbying Cash from Flim Flam College . . . and in other news . . . Local Hero Forgot to Check Whether Butch Baker was a Woman Abuser Before Speaking At His Memorial in San Jose Local Hero Sues Monterey County in Small Claims Court over Tree Damage to Fence
Posted: Mon May 4, 2015 11:06PM
text Hwy 6 court appearance. Tuesday Apr 28th, 2015 - by Brent Adams
The judge in the case of the students who closed Hwy 17 for several hours, has indicated what her focus of her sentencing may be should this case proceed.
Posted: Mon May 4, 2015 3:05AM
text NBC Bay Area’s Bay Area Revelations Series Returns With Rebels & Revolutions - by Liza Catalan
Second Chapter Untold Stories of the Bay Area’s History in Leading Political and Social Movements
Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 6:26PM
text 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
text 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
text 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
text 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
text 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
text 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
text 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
text 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
text 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
text 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
text 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
text 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

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