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textIslamophobia and Hate at UCSC in Light of the NZ Terrorist Attack by End Racism at UCSC
I am one of the students that was called a “terrorist” among other terrible things by a BSOE professor on countless occasions due to my appearance and Palestinian, Muslim heritage. Right at the top, I want to express my deepest gratitude to those who signed the petition demanding UCSC take action in this matter. Your support has given both the other complainant and I tremendous inner-strength. It has helped me claw back some of my humanity, and I genuinely cannot thank you enough....
Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:43PM
imageBanner Drop: UC Must Divest/End Study Abroad in "Israel" Now
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by UCSC Students for Justice in Palestine
On Wednesday, March 7th, a group of people dropped a banner in Quarry Plaza that read "UC must divest/End Study Abroad in "Israel" Now." SJP supports the message these students were sending....
Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:19PM
calendarCalifornia Youth Climate Strike: Santa Cruz
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by Youth Climate Strike
Meet in front of Mission Hill Middle School at 2:00 pm, then march to the Clock Tower. 3:00 pm: The Clock Tower Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz...
Event Date: Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:00PM
Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:44PM
imageDSA and Jacobin cover for union sellout of Oakland teachers strike
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by Norisa Diaz (WSWS Repost)
Pseudo-leftists crow a victory for Oakland teachers....
Posted: Thu Mar 7, 2019 11:11PM
textOakland students oppose sellout of teachers strike, plan to continue fight by Genevieve Leigh and Kayla Costa (WSWS Repost)
To defend public education, Oakland students are organizing to fight back against the union sellout of the recent teacher strike....
Posted: Wed Mar 6, 2019 10:43PM
textOakland, California school board passes devastating budget cut following union sellout by Evan Blake and Gabriel Black (WSWS Repost)
The entire experience of the strike demonstrates that the greatest obstacle to the unity of all teachers, parents and students are the unions themselves, which do not “represent” teachers but are the tools of the corporate and political establishment and its relentless drive to cash in from the destruction of public education....
Posted: Tue Mar 5, 2019 5:11AM
imageOUSD board member Jumoke Hinton chokes Oakland teacher while Ronald Muhammad shoves others
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by respect the picket line
On March 1st, Oakland teachers picketed the OUSD school board meeting at La Escuelita Elementary. OUSD Board Member Jumoke Hinton showed up with Ronald Muhammad as her muscle and the two of them attempted to barge through the picket line. In the process, Hinton choked Darnisha Wright, a kindergarten teacher at Markham Elementary School, and Muhammad shoved several others around. Both later issued statements denying their actions to various degrees, although Hinton expressed remorse. Watch ...
Posted: Mon Mar 4, 2019 9:25PM
videoDay Seven of Oakland Teachers' Strike: Pickets at Central Kitchen, Skyline High, and OUSD Board Meeting (video/mp4 3.7MB) by OEA
On Day Seven, what turned out to be the final day of the strike, Oakland teachers and allies shut down an a construction site, schools across the district, and another OUSD board meeting....
Posted: Mon Mar 4, 2019 8:05PM
imageAmid widespread opposition, union declares end to Oakland teachers strike
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by Joseph Santolan (WSWS Repost)
Joseph Santolan at the World Socialist Web Site provides a true Marxist analysis of the Oakland Teacher Strike....
Posted: Mon Mar 4, 2019 10:52AM
imageOakland OEA Teachers & Supporters At TA Contract Vote Speakout
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by Labor Video Project
Oakland OEA teachers, students, parents and supporters spoke out at a contract TA vote on March 3, 2019. Many were concerned about limit of school closure moratorium, no cap on charters and possible cutbacks of SEIU and AFSCME service workers to pay for teacher's contract...
Posted: Mon Mar 4, 2019 9:37AM
imageOakland Education Association members voted to ratify our contract
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by OEA
The votes are in: the contract has been ratified. Back to school Monday, March 4. The fight has just begun!...
Posted: Sun Mar 3, 2019 9:08PM
imageOEA Reaches Tentative Agreement – Ratification Vote on Sunday March 3
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by OEA
WHEN WE STRIKE, WE WIN!...
Posted: Sun Mar 3, 2019 12:14PM
imageDay Six of Oakland Teachers' Strike: State Building Takeover and Mistah FAB on the Line
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by OEA
Following a mid-day rally in Oscar Grant Plaza, teachers took over the State Building to press demands for better schools, for teachers and students....
Posted: Sat Mar 2, 2019 10:52PM
videoDay Five of Oakland Teachers' Strike: OUSD School Board Budgeting Meeting Shut Down (video/mp4 8.5MB) by OEA
Oakland teacher Evelyn protests the OUSD board scheduling a meeting to enact budget cuts while teachers are out on strike....
Posted: Sat Mar 2, 2019 10:43PM
videoDay Four of Oakland Teachers' Strike: Rain or Shine, Boots Riley, and March for Better Schools (video/mp4 5.9MB) by OEA
West Oakland Middle School teacher Kamisha describes how the Oakland Unified School District thinks it's fine that 800-1000 students across three campuses have no school nurses. Only through the kindness of a local non-profit do these students receive any medical care....
Posted: Sat Mar 2, 2019 9:15PM
textUnion pushes contract in effort to shutdown Oakland teachers’ strike by Joseph Santolan (WSWS excerpt and link))
Vote “no” on sell-out agreement!...
Posted: Fri Mar 1, 2019 11:28PM
imageIt's Our Fight Too! Bay Area Teachers Join Striking OEA Teachers Strike On Day 6
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by Labor Video Project
Teachers from other districts in Northern California joined the rally and picket lines of Oakland OEA teachers, parents and students on 2/28/19 Day 6 of the strike....
Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:31PM
imageILWU Members & ILWU Local 34 Have Backed Striking OEA Oakland Teachers at Rally & March
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by Labor Video Project
ILWU Local 34 endorsed the OEA teacher's strike and ILWU members attended the 2/22/19 rally and march....
Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:28PM
textUnions, Democrats rush to end strike by Joseph Santolan (WSWS Repost)
The OEA and CTA are preparing to sell out the Oakland teachers strike. To prevent this betrayal, teachers must form rank-and-file strike committees to take the conduct of the strike and negotiations out of the hands of the unions....
Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:35PM
videoDay Three of Oakland Teachers' Strike: Lincoln Elementary Teacher and Message from OEA (video/mp4 2.6MB) by OEA
Stacy, a second grade teacher at Lincoln Elementary, says students deserve better support, school nurses and lower class sizes....
Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:50PM