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Santa Cruz Students Strip for Sweat-Free UC
by josh sonnenfeld (sugarloaf (at) riseup.net)
Thursday Mar 2nd, 2006 12:52 AM
On Wed, March 1, students at UC Santa Cruz engaged in a creative "clothing-optional" protest against collegiate apparel produced by sweatshop labor. The protest was also against alleged comments by UCSC Chancellor Denice Denton that 'no one cares about sweatshops.' The students, associated with United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS) and the Student and Worker Coalition for Justice (SWCJ), are part of a national campaign to urge colleges to sign on to a designated suppliers program that ensures dignified labor conditions.
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The students had announced:

"Stripping down to their skivvies, students at UC schools will be protesting sweatshop-made UC collegiate apparel. Bearing the slogan: “We tried to find sweat-free clothes in our bookstore and this is what we came out with” (i.e. nothing), students hope to highlight the widespread practice of producing collegiate apparel in factories with poor labor standards, said Kate StormoGipson a UC San Diego student activist affiliated with the nation wide student organization United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS)..."

http://www.indybay.org/news/2006/03/1805519.php

The spirited UC Santa Cruz protest was one of six planned in the UC system - the others being Berkeley, Santa Barbara, San Diego, Davis, and Riverside.
§The Naked Truth
by josh sonnenfeld (sugarloaf (at) riseup.net) Thursday Mar 2nd, 2006 12:52 AM
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§I'd Rather Be Wearing Cardboard
by josh sonnenfeld (sugarloaf (at) riseup.net) Thursday Mar 2nd, 2006 12:52 AM
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§Sweat Free
by josh sonnenfeld (sugarloaf (at) riseup.net) Thursday Mar 2nd, 2006 12:52 AM
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§I'd Rather Wear a Paper Bag
by josh sonnenfeld (sugarloaf (at) riseup.net) Thursday Mar 2nd, 2006 12:52 AM
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§Denton Doesn't Give a Damn
by josh sonnenfeld (sugarloaf (at) riseup.net) Thursday Mar 2nd, 2006 12:52 AM
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§Apparel + Uniforms Made in Sweatshops
by josh sonnenfeld (sugarloaf (at) riseup.net) Thursday Mar 2nd, 2006 12:52 AM
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§UC Uses Sweatshops
by josh sonnenfeld (sugarloaf (at) riseup.net) Thursday Mar 2nd, 2006 12:52 AM
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§No Sweat on My Back!
by josh sonnenfeld (sugarloaf (at) riseup.net) Thursday Mar 2nd, 2006 12:52 AM
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§Denton + Dynes, Make UC Sweat Free!
by josh sonnenfeld (sugarloaf (at) riseup.net) Thursday Mar 2nd, 2006 12:52 AM
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§Informing the Intersection
by josh sonnenfeld (sugarloaf (at) riseup.net) Thursday Mar 2nd, 2006 12:52 AM
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§Spreading the Info
by josh sonnenfeld (sugarloaf (at) riseup.net) Thursday Mar 2nd, 2006 12:52 AM
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§Speaking to Campus Press
by josh sonnenfeld (sugarloaf (at) riseup.net) Thursday Mar 2nd, 2006 12:52 AM
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§Another Type of Naked
by josh sonnenfeld (sugarloaf (at) riseup.net) Thursday Mar 2nd, 2006 12:52 AM
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QuestionPondererMonday Mar 6th, 2006 4:24 PM
No one wears "nothing"...No one.Friday Mar 3rd, 2006 6:52 PM
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