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textThe Oakland School District Names Five Schools It May Close by reposts and links
"The state administrator running the financially troubled Oakland public schools dropped the hammer Friday on five elementary schools that he plans to close this summer to save money. "...
Posted: Sat Jan 10, 2004 12:48PM
documentMore On Randolph Ward and the Occupation Of Oakland Schools
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by oakland school closures
More On Randolph Ward and the Occupation Of Oakland Schools...
Posted: Fri Jan 9, 2004 9:07PM
textRevelations about Randolph Ward, State Occupier of Oakland Schools! by Jonah
Randolph Ward, the State Occupier (Superintendent) of Oakland's schools who is threatening to close many schools, is a member of Segregationist George Wallace's American Independent Party, who want the end of affirmative action, bilingual education, the expelling of undocumented immigrants, to close the Department of Education, Repeal the Voting Rights Act, and the elimination of federal income taxes....
Posted: Fri Jan 9, 2004 12:58PM
textBerkeley Denies Tenure to Ecologist Who Criticized University's Ties to the Biotechnology by The Chronicle of Higher Education:
Berkeley Denies Tenure to Ecologist Who Criticized University's Ties to the Biotechnology Industry By SHARON WALSH...
Posted: Thu Jan 8, 2004 10:37PM
imageSpeakers At Oakland Schools Rally
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by Z
These are pictures of some of those who spoke outside in front of where a public forum was held to discuss Oakland school closings. (if you have names and information about the speakers, post them as comments I can update this post to have those above the pictures)...
Posted: Thu Jan 8, 2004 7:21PM
imagePictures From Protest Against Oakland School Closures
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by Z
On Thursday January 8th, several hundred students, parents and teachers gathered at the Oakland Public Schools Administration building for a hearing on Oakland school closures. As dozens rallied outside, those trying to get in were met with the news that there might not be space inside since a small room was chosen for the public forum (despite the School District's hiring of extra security guards since they knew there would be many people attending)....
Posted: Thu Jan 8, 2004 7:07PM
textEducation not Incarceration Forum to Respond to the State Budget by Jonah
Education not Incarceration (www.may8.org) Forum to Respond to Schwarzenegger's Proposed Budget Saturday, January 31st, 11AM-1PM; Laney College, Room TBA...
Posted: Wed Jan 7, 2004 6:26PM
textCommunity College Students Plan to Fight Budget Cuts! by Prerna Lal
Coalition-building to fight budget cuts for community colleges, K-12 and higher education....
Posted: Wed Jan 7, 2004 4:17PM
text1/8 Rally, Hearing to Stop Closure of 13 Oakland Schools by Jonah
Rally and Hearing to Stop State Administrator Randolph Ward's Attempt to Close Oakland Schools Thursday, January 8th: 4:00 pm Protest 5:00 pm Public Hearing OUSD Administration Building: 1025 2nd Ave//E. 10th St. (across from Laney College)...
Posted: Wed Jan 7, 2004 10:19AM
textQueer Students to be More Protected after Federal Lawsuit Victory by ACLU
The Morgan Hill (California) Unified School District, where LGBT students have suffered years of harassment and discrimination, including physical violence, has agreed to a staff and student training program and policy protections, ending a five-year federal lawsuit by the ACLU and the NCLR....
Posted: Tue Jan 6, 2004 8:29PM
textA Letter from Julia Butterfly Hill to U.C. President Designate Robert Dynes by Julia Butterfly Hill (reposted from sc imc)
I am concerned that a majority of the sources of our drinking water are polluted and that now, in many cases, even our very air is toxic to our health. I am concerned about the millions of children who go to bed hungry, and the statistical fact that it is more likely for a child of color to end up in prison than to get into college. And I am concerned that the United States is leading the world in manufacturing, stockpiling, and "disposing of" weapons of mass destruction....
Posted: Tue Dec 30, 2003 12:46AM
textStudent Group Plans "Million Student March" To Protest Arnold's Attack On SB60 by reposts
Angry that the movie star-turned-politician abolished a law that would have let illegal immigrants apply for driver's licenses, the teens are trying to persuade a million students to join them in a statewide protest against Schwarzenegger -- and anyone else who has opposed licenses for the undocumented....
Posted: Mon Dec 29, 2003 9:32PM
textStudent says gay fraternity should have chapter at Cal by repost
What clinched Matt Royal's decision to attend UC Berkeley went beyond the university's esteemed academic reputation...[he] placed equal weight on whether he would feel comfortable as an openly gay man on campus...It seemed odd, then, that the campus lacked one detail that some local universities have, a gay fraternity....
Posted: Sun Dec 28, 2003 12:21PM
text13 schools in Oakland face the ax by repost
OAKLAND -- The Oakland school district has finished making a list of 13 campuses that may be closed next year for both financial and educational reasons....
Posted: Sat Dec 27, 2003 1:40PM
textLaney College To Offer Course On The Black Panther Party by repost
A community college in the East Bay is going to be offering a history course on the Black Panther Party....
Posted: Mon Dec 22, 2003 10:43AM
imageUC Berkeley To Fire Ignacio Chapela For Criticism of the University's Deal With Novartis
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by biotech
Ignacio Chapela, an outspoken biotechnology critic, has been denied tenure by the University of California, Berkeley and will be let go when his employment contract expires in June....
Posted: Sun Dec 21, 2003 5:53PM
textEvents at New College by Jon Garfield
Peace & Social Justice Events at New College of California, December 11 through December 17....
Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2003 12:15AM
videoTHE STUDENT WALK OUT AT FRESNO HIGH (video/mpeg 8.5MB) by Mike Rhodes
This is an interview with three of the student leaders from the walk out at Fresno High school. The show was originally broadcast on December 3, 2003 on KFCF 88.1 FM....
Posted: Thu Dec 4, 2003 8:10PM
imageSTUDENT REBELLION AT FRESNO HIGH!
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by Mike Rhodes
Students fight for justice at Fresno High School....
Posted: Wed Dec 3, 2003 11:18PM
audioSnehal Sengavi on campus organizing, war, and UCB repression -- partII (audio/mpeg 6.4MB) by Sarah Olson
Snehal Shingavi is one of three student organizers who is facing sanctions for his part in the campus demonstrations against the Iraq war on March 20th of 2003. In this half hour interview, he discusses campus organizing, the war in Palestine and the war in Iraq, and positions the UC Berkeley sanctions within the context of a nation wide crack down on student activism and political speech, and post-September 11th surveilance of immigrant students. 30 minutes total...
Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2003 12:26AM