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96 Hours of Action Begins at UC Santa Cruz
by Alex Darocy (alex [at] alexdarocy.com)
Tuesday Mar 3rd, 2015 1:12 AM
During the first week of March, students across California are mobilizing for "96 Hours of Action" by organizing demonstrations to be held over the course of four consecutive days to shut down, they say, "the racist, classist, corporate, militarized police state." The actions are in response to the recent University of California tuition hikes, but they also link the shrinking budget for education in California to the expansion of prisons and policing. On March 2, UCSC's 96 Hours of Action began with a noon-time rally, and two different marches across campus.
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"The same people benefiting from racial oppression are the same people benefiting from education debts. The state of California is failing its people by investing in police and prisons instead of public education. It's time to reject this assault on our communities and stand together for education and the end of police violence," an event announcement from UCSC students read.

After rallying at Quarry Plaza at noon, students at UC Santa Cruz marched around campus, making their way through several buildings, including McHenry Library.

A second march was held later in the afternoon with students carrying several large and cumbersome looking bags with the word "debt" written across their surface. The bags were actually filled with balloons, and the individuals carrying them pretended to struggle with them, using street theatre to describe the serious financial burden many students face. As the group made its way around campus, traffic was blocked intentionally for short periods of time.

Multiple actions have been planned for each day on March 3 and 4 at UC Santa Cruz, and the 96 Hours of Action will culminate with a campus-wide strike with picket lines at both entrances to the school on March 5.


For the schedule of actions at UC Santa Cruz, see:
https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2015/02/16/18768624.php#18769067

For more information about student organizing at UC Santa Cruz, see:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Liberate-our-Education/1539062579666638


Alex Darocy
http://alexdarocy.blogspot.com/
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