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Unionizing Solidarity With Palestine: Support Grows For BDS Among Grassroots Labor Movement

Block the Boat march in Oakland. Photo by Bob Ristelhueber

University of California Campuses In Support Of UAW2865’s December 4 BDS Vote Please join and forward this week’s events on University of California campuses in support of UAW2865’s December 4 BDS vote, and an excellent new background article by UAW2865 members. Monday, Nov. 10 UCSD: 2:30pm: BDS, Palestine, and the Labor and Student Movements UCSC:…more »

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The University Is Unsustainable

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On June 2nd, the Education for Sustainable Living Program (ESLP) class at UC Santa Cruz hosted an evening entitled “The University is Unsustainable: militarism, nuclearism, corporatism and the UC.” Student researchers Jono and Leah presented on UCSC’s Long Range Development Plan (LRDP) while UCSC alumni Will Parrish and Darwin BondGraham focused on the University of…more »

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Student Denounces University Of California As Part Of Military Industrial Complex

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Dear Community Studies, I want to start off by thanking each of you three wonderful women for all of the work you do. Each of you have inspired me in different ways to continue on my path towards helping make the world a better and more peaceful place. I am disappointed, but also excited, to…more »

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University Of California Rejects Student Call To Divest From Fossil Fuels

"Let There Be Light"

Straying from the precedent set by Stanford and Harvard, university’s board of regents will continue to invest in fossil fuels The University of California voted on Friday to maintain its investments in fossil fuels, frustrating a student-led effort to divest its portfolio in oil, natural gas and coal. UC is among the major college endowments…more »

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The New Gold Rush Israel’s Most Important Source of Capital: California

The California-Israel Chamber of Commerce

Stopping the Flow of Capital Last Saturday between one and two thousand protesters marched on the Port of Oakland to blockade one of its busy marine terminals and prevent an Israeli ship from docking. After confronting a line of police guarding the waterfront the protesters declared victory; the Zim Lines vessel hovered offshore, afraid to…more »

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Historic UCSC Moment: Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions

BDS ~ UC Santa Cruz

Attend Tomorrow Night’s Divestment Hearing! Click here to visit the UCSC CJP’s Facebook page. UCSC Divest Dear Sami, Tomorrow night is a historic moment for Santa Cruz: At 8pm, the UCSC Student Union Assembly will consider a bill put forth by the UCSC Committee for Justice in Palestine (CJP) calling for divestment from companies profiting…more »

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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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