civil rights

Pepper Spray Nation

Written by Paul Rosenberg With most of the UC board of regents being in the 1%, student demonstrators should expect more police brutality. Tuition fees at US Davis since 1992 have increased a staggering 534 per cent [EPA] San Pedro, CA - The viral video of Lt John Pike casually pepper-spraying a line of peacefully … Continue reading Pepper Spray Nation

UC Davis Professor Demands Chancellor Resign Over Pepper Spraying Of Students

Written by David Badash A UC Davis Assistant Professor is demanding the immediate resignation of the University’s Chancellor over Friday’s pepper spraying of unarmed, non-​violent students who were passively sitting on the ground while in the midst of an Occupy Wall Street protest. Watch: Shocking Video Of Police Pepper Spraying UC Davis Students “I am … Continue reading UC Davis Professor Demands Chancellor Resign Over Pepper Spraying Of Students

Palestinian Freedom Rides

This is tomorrow ~ keep your eyes on Palestine! Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 15th, Palestinians will be making an historic ride like others before them who sought equality in the Jim Crow South. On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks, a middle-aged woman from Montgomery, Alabama, refused to give up her seat to a white man. After … Continue reading Palestinian Freedom Rides

To the Irvine 11: You Are Not Alone!

“The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who in times of great moral crises maintain their neutrality” ~ Dante Alighieri Irvine 11 Update and Action! ORANGE COUNTY, CA ~ On September 23, 2011, ten students, commonly dubbed the "Irvine 11," were found guilty on two misdemeanor counts: conspiracy to disrupt a meeting and … Continue reading To the Irvine 11: You Are Not Alone!

Stand for Justice ~ Stand with the Irvine 11

“Ordinarily, a person leaving a courtroom with a conviction behind him would wear a somber face. But I left with a smile. I knew that I was a convicted criminal, but I was proud of my crime. It was the crime of joining my people in a nonviolent protest against injustice.“ -Martin Luther King, Jr. … Continue reading Stand for Justice ~ Stand with the Irvine 11