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imageALEC, Lumina & The Downsizing & Corporatization of City College of San Francisco
by Labor Video Project
In a report on San Francisco Community College a panel talk about the corporatization and organized destruction of the college by the Chancellor Mark Rocha. The panel looks at how this is being organized by. the California Democrats in the legislature who have been colluding with ALEC and the Lumina Foundation....
Posted: Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:24AM
imageUC Santa Cruz graduate students wildcat strike enters critical phase
by Meenakshi Jagadeesan (WSWS Repost)
The wildcat strike begun by University of California Santa Cruz graduate students early last week has now entered a critical stage. The striking students who work as graduate and teaching assistants had pledged to withhold submitting final grades for the Fall quarter, until the administration met their demand for an above-board cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) of $1,400. The due date for the grades is today, Wednesday, December 18, and will likely see a showdown between the striking students ...
Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:21PM
imageStop The Cuts! Hundreds of CCSF Students & Faculty Protest 300 Class Cuts AT BOT
by Labor Video Project
Hundreds of students and faculty protested at the San Francisco Community College Board of Trustees meeting against the 300 class cuts by CCSF chancellor Mark Rocha. The board had previously voted give to big raises to executives at the community college. The cuts will also close down the senior class program....
Posted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 6:32AM
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
imageTeachers, Students & Community Rally To STOP Massive Cuts At SF City College By Rocha
by Labor Video Project
A rally was held on 12/10/19 at SF City hall by faculty, students and community members to protest the massive cut of 300 classes. This will eliminate whole programs and also end senior classes....
Posted: Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:42PM
imageCalifornia graduate students on wildcat strike
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
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
by UCSC Grad Students
Our response to administration's latest attempt to intimidate us...
Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:15PM
imageUCSC Give Graduate Students a COLA!
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
image2019 Sacramento Kwanzaa: A Special Karamu Celebration
by Khubaka, Michael Harris
The notion of "potluck" Kwanzaa in the 21st Century is a challenging local tradition that should not be a salient notion or limiting factor toward embracing Umoja year round and throughout the Kwanzaa season, Matunda ya Kwanza....
Posted: Thu Dec 5, 2019 5:05PM
imageMatunda Ya Kwanza: Our “California Grown” Pan African Celebration of Life
by Khubaka, Michael Harris
In Dr. Maulana Karenga’s own words he says, “The origin of Kwanzaa on the African continent are in the agricultural celebrations called the ‘first fruits’ celebrations and to a lesser degree the full or general harvest celebration. 2019 Sacramento Kwanzaa and California State Capitol Kwanzaa continues our journey toward expanding California Pan African Global Trade and Investment....
Posted: Thu Dec 5, 2019 4:04PM
textBay Area Youth Evade Unjust BART Fare by Fare strike
San Francisco, California. Today, Friday November 29th, Bay Area (born and raised) youth evaded unjust fares and hopped the turnstiles en masse, stating their concern for their communities and a desire to hold BART accountable for attacks towards them. They say that many people from the Bay regularly hop as a basic point of survival and likewise, they have no intention of stopping these evasions....
Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:45PM
calendarUC Berkeley Climate Strike: UC Green New Deal
by Students For Climate Action
Sproul Plaza, UC Berkeley, Bancroft Way, Berkeley, California 94720...
Event Date: Fri Dec 6, 2019 10:00AM
Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:04AM
imageAnn Coulter Protest Draws Over a Thousand Demonstrators
by Protest Reporting
The scene on November 20 at the University of California, Berkeley....
Posted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:49AM
imageCIIS has denied Chicana Professor Sandra Pacheco pay for over a year for raising pay equity
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
documentUCSC Grad Student Association resolution calls for UC withdrawal from TMT at Mauna Kea
The UCSC Graduate Student Association approved a resolution on November 5th calling on the University of California system and UC Santa Cruz to (a) divest from the Thirty Meter Telescope project on Mauna Kea and (b) use their unique leverage concerning the fate of the TMT to make sure construction of it never occurs on Mauna Kea. The resolution, written by members of UCSC Mauna Kea Protectors, passed by an overwhelming margin of 13-2 (with four abstentions)....
Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:55AM
imageStudents March for Education Funding
by Leon Kunstenaar
Simultaneous demonstrations in San Francisco, San Jose, and Oakland Photos: Leon Kunstenaar, Pro Bono Photo...
Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:12PM
imageAhead of SCOTUS Hearing on DACA Hundreds of Immigrant Youth Walk Out of Schools Across the Country
by United We Dream
Students are raising their voice to tell the Justices to Preserve DACA, move local officials to do more to protect their families, and declare their home is here and they're here to stay....
Posted: Fri Nov 8, 2019 9:02AM
imageUC Santa Cruz to Discuss Future Land Use During Series of Community Meetings
by Santa Cruz News
UC Santa Cruz has announced a series of community meetings to discuss the new proposed land use maps pertaining to the UC Santa Cruz 2040 Long Range Development Plan (LRDP) (see pdf below for a slideshow of the presentation). The meetings are scheduled for 12-2pm on December 2 at the Stevenson Event Center at UCSC, 6-8pm on December 2 at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center in Santa Cruz, and 6-8pm on December 3 at the Capitola Community Center. The group Save Santa Cruz, which describes itsel...
Posted: Thu Nov 7, 2019 1:09PM