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Support UC Student-Workers Union: Local 2865

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For a more detailed account of our strike and the arrests on Wednesday, please read this article: http://inthesetimes.com/working/entry/16509/more_than_20_striking_students_arrested_belying_university_of_californias_e The response to Wednesday’s arrests of UAW members and undergraduate supporters has been overwhelmingly supportive. More than 300 people–graduate students, undergraduates, faculty, and supporters from other unions–came to the picket lines on Thursday to show the UCSC…more »

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Appeal to UCSC Administration To Stay Human

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On April 2, 2014, UCSC Union Leader Josh Brahinsky peacefully attempted to exercise his legal right to picket. After announcing his affiliation and intention to officers, he then tried to comply with their orders by walking away. Instead, UC Berkeley officers in riot gear arrested him with unnecessary force, while UCSC Chief of Police Nader…more »

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Documents Reveal Zionist Group Spied On US Student Delegation To Palestine

Anti-Palestinian groups are escalating their repression tactics against student activists, including expanded surveillance.
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A right-wing Zionist group in California infiltrated a student trip to Palestine in 2012, a raft of secret documents obtained by The Electronic Intifada shows. The documents confirm long-held activist suspicions that anti-Palestinian political groups are spying on student activists. The files give a rare insight into the murky world of pro-Israel groups’ surveillance of…more »

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The Taboo On Boycotting Israel Has Been Broken

The American International School in Gaza, visited by then-Senator John Kerry in 2009, is one of hundreds of Palestinian educational institutions that have been bombed by Israel.

Something extraordinary happened on Saturday evening at the American Studies Association’s annual meeting in Washington, DC. At a packed open meeting called by the ASA’s National Executive Council to discuss a resolution to “endorse and honor” the Palestinian call for a boycott of Israeli academic institutions speaker after speaker rose to express strong support for…more »

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UCSC Expansion Denied By Court

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Forest Gets a Reprieve Thanks to a small group of Santa Cruz citizens, University plans to build on 270 acres of forest north of campus are on hold. The California State Court of Appeals has ruled that the City of Santa Cruz’s Environmental Impact Report for water service to the campus expansion is inadequate. The…more »

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Caught On Tape: California University Lecturer Smears Student Activists As Anti-Semites With Ties To Terrorists

No Comment Is Not Enough

Student activists in California have exposed inflammatory remarks made by a university lecturer who is the head of an Israel lobby group that tries to pressure college administrations and state officials into investigating what the lecturer calls anti-Semitism. Activists have started a petition calling on the University of California President to condemn the statements made…more »

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Revolutionizing Time: BabAlShams In E1 And Occupy In The U.S.

Tent Village in area E1, BabalShams, near Jerusalem

Why a Tent Protest Works for BabAlShams in E1 and not for Solidarity in the US On the UC Berkeley campus lawn, tent dwellers posted banners. “Occupy Education.” “We are the 99 percent.” Helium balloons, tied with strings to the tops of the tents, helped to occupy another three feet of vertical space, while police…more »

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University Of California President Mark Yudof: Condemn UCSC Lecturer’s Hateful Attacks On Muslim/Arab Student Groups

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Action Petitioning University of California President Mark Yudof End Hate Speech, Sign the petition by UCSC Committee for Justice in Palestine, Santa Cruz, California. Hate Speech A video has surfaced, showing UC Santa Cruz Hebrew lecturer Tammi Rossman Benjamin making extremely offensive comments about the Muslim Students Association and Students for Justice in Palestine groups…more »

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Santa Cruz Action To Protect Our Forest

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IMPORTANT UPDATE: The state’s Court of Appeals tossed out the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) prepared by the City of Santa Cruz for the extension of water for UCSC expansion into the Nature Reserve. LAFCO cannot approve the University’s application for water service without a valid EIR. See the Sentinel article for details. This represents a…more »

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Urgent Statements Of Support Needed For UC Irvine Student Government

Dear Fellow Human Beings, On Tuesday night, the student government of the University of California, Irvine passed historic legislation demanding divestment from companies that profit from Israel’s occupation and apartheid practices in Palestine. Those practices include the development and maintenance of Israeli settlements, checkpoints, home demolitions, and the apartheid wall (links to legislation and press…more »

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