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Support UC Student-Workers Union: Local 2865

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 … Continue reading Support UC Student-Workers Union: Local 2865

Appeal to UCSC Administration To Stay Human

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 … Continue reading Appeal to UCSC Administration To Stay Human

Documents Reveal Zionist Group Spied On US Student Delegation To Palestine

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 … Continue reading Documents Reveal Zionist Group Spied On US Student Delegation To Palestine

The Taboo On Boycotting Israel Has Been Broken

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 … Continue reading The Taboo On Boycotting Israel Has Been Broken

UCSC Expansion Denied By Court

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 … Continue reading UCSC Expansion Denied By Court

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

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

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

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

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

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

Santa Cruz Action To Protect Our Forest

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 … Continue reading Santa Cruz Action To Protect Our Forest

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 … Continue reading Urgent Statements Of Support Needed For UC Irvine Student Government