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audioThis Is America #99: Inside The UC Santa Cruz Wildcat Strike (audio/mpeg 125.7MB) by It's Going Down
Welcome, to This Is America, December 12th, 2019. On this episode, we are lucky enough to speak with two grad students involved in the growing wildcat strike that is demanding a cost of living adjustment on the University of California (UC) campus of Santa Cruz, located south of the bay area in Northern California....
Posted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 5:29PM
calendarMusic Release Party and Solstice Celebration With Mat Callahan and Yvonne Moore
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by The Green Arcade
The Green Arcade 1680 Market Street San Francisco, CA 94102...
Event Date: Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:00PM
Posted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:11AM
imageCalifornia graduate students on wildcat strike
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by Evelyn Rios (WSWS Repost)
Beginning Monday, a group of graduate students at the University of California, Santa Cruz began a wildcat strike demanding a cost-of-living wage increase. The graduate students are demanding an end to their precarious financial situation, which many students report results in regularly skipping meals, spending some 50-80 percent of their income on housing in one of the most expensive rental markets in the US, and overall heightened stress levels in struggling to meet basic needs....
Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:03PM
imageSanta Cruz Faculty Association Solidarity with Graduate Students
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by Santa Cruz Faculty Association (SCFA)
The SCFA sent the following message to faculty on 12/11/19...
Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:59AM
imageNo COLA, No Grades. We Will Not Submit
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by UCSC Grad Students
Our response to administration's latest attempt to intimidate us...
Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:15PM
textSonoma County Living Wage by Nadine Zúñiga
This is about whether or not the Sonoma County living wage is really a living wage, $11 making it hard for families to live comfortably....
Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:27PM
imageUCSC Give Graduate Students a COLA!
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by Anakbayan Santa Cruz
Anakbayan Santa Cruz Stands in Solidarity with the Strike of Grad Students...
Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:40PM
textUC Davis solidarity with UCSC striking grad students by UC Davis Solidarity
We UC Davis graduate students, undergraduate students, campus workers, and alumni fully support the striking graduate students at UC Santa Cruz and their demands for a Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) in one of the most expensive areas to live in the world(1). Graduate students perform essential labor for the university, teaching classes, grading assignments, and helping students in office hours. The University administration knows exactly how much we get paid and how much housing costs, and ...
Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:30PM
textPoor Despite Work by freitag.de and other German journals
Vancouver B.C. has 26 community centers that give an identity to working and nonworking persons. Three hours of free computer use, libraries, game rooms, gyms, theaters and casserole dinners for $4 are among the many amenities. The economy should be part of a greater whole or oikos that doesn't crush self-determination and creativity....
Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:46AM
imageMassive Strike Paralyzing France Erupts on Thursday
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by Leon Kunstenaar
Over 80% of nation’s transportation halted as working people strike. Government acknowledges over 800,000 in streets. Strikers claim 1.5 million....
Posted: Mon Dec 9, 2019 3:00PM
textGrace Blakeley: The World Must be Saved from Financialization by Bryan Bowman
Even when times are good, the many have been largely excluded from the success enjoyed by the few. Where many see a strong economy today, Grace Blakeley sees not only the early indicators of an inevitable recession, but the "death throes" of an entire economic model that is crumbling before our eyes. She warns of a bleak future but also offers a hopeful alternative vision....
Posted: Fri Dec 6, 2019 6:19AM
imageICTSI Global Union Busting Threatening MUA & ILWU Longshore Workers
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by Labor Video Project
MUA Sydney Branch Deputy Secretary Paul Keating talks about the union busting role the company ICTSI which has sued the ILWU and won $97 million which threatens the union. This company has also attacked the Maritime Union of Australia...
Posted: Wed Dec 4, 2019 9:21AM
calendarSolidarity Meeting With The People Of Chile & Bolivia
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by United Public Workers For Action
ILWU Local 34 801 2nd St. Next to AT&T stadium San Francisco...
Event Date: Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:00PM
Posted: Tue Dec 3, 2019 2:48PM
calendarForging Global Solidarity: Dockworkers, Race, & Internationalism by East Bay DSA and DSA-SF
Niebel Proctor Marxist Library 6501 Telegraph Ave. Oakland...
Event Date: Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:00PM
Posted: Mon Dec 2, 2019 8:35AM
calendarDockworker Power: Race and Activism in Durban and SF--Book Talk & Signing by California Historical Society
California Historical Society Headquarters 678 Mission Street San Francisco, CA 94105...
Event Date: Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:00PM
Posted: Mon Dec 2, 2019 8:30AM
calendarSF: Industrial Organizing Against the Apartheid State by Tech Workers Coalition-SF and 223A Collective
SOMA. SF RSVP at link below to get exact address https://tinyurl.com/ydln9emf...
Event Date: Mon Dec 9, 2019 6:30PM
Posted: Mon Dec 2, 2019 8:24AM
calendarDockworker Strikes in Durban, San Francisco Bay Area, and Beyond by Peter Cole
City College of San Francisco, Mission Campus: 1125 Valencia Street San Francisco, CA 94110. The campus is a short walk from 24th St BART station and Muni lines 14, 33, 48, 49, and J....
Event Date: Sun Dec 8, 2019 2:15PM
Posted: Mon Dec 2, 2019 8:18AM
textThe Exodus from the Mega-Machine by Fabian Scheidler
His book "The End of the Mega-Machine. History of a Failed Civilization" explores the origins of economic power. For 40 years, the global economy has headed into a structural crisis. This crisis is hidden by growing indebtedness and offers fewer and fewer persons a secure livelihood. Another type of economics could be obliged to the public interest and not to profit....
Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:09PM
calendarGoogle Workers Press conference and Protest by Google Workers
Outside Google office at 345 Spear Street...
Event Date: Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:00AM
Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:12PM
imageCIIS has denied Chicana Professor Sandra Pacheco pay for over a year for raising pay equity
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by Freddie Francis
Dr. Sandra Pacheco wanted equal pay for herself & her colleagues. Instead, CIIS retaliated by forcing her onto unpaid leave mid-semester & trying to silence her. On Latina Equal Pay Day, Dr. Pacheco and Medina Orthwein demand #EqualPayforSandra....
Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:25AM