Thursday, March 11, 2010

Friday, March 5, 2010

For more of Jason's photos click here. Thanks to Elizabeth Allen for forwarding them to me.

Silent Protest Photos

Photos of March 3, 2010 Silent Protest of Black Students Union at UCI.

UC Davis report

Aggie repo.rts on yesterday's protest and actions at UC Davis

more photos of March 4 at UCI

Neon Tommy has photos and video of the UCI March 4 protest. Thanks to Jon Wiener for sending this!

March 4 Brief Wrap-Up

Quick wrap up: UCI 12 noon rally -- very good speakers, articulate, impressive, able to address a wide range of issues from the poverty draft, to undocumented students financial aid, library cut-backs , lay-offs and tuition hikes for graduate students, lay-offs of workers, crippling student loan debt..the admin's false equation of civil disobedience with "racism and incivility." The crowd was angry, motivated and a bit at a loss as to what to do after circling Aldrich Park, trying to encourage by-standers and others to join it. A few leaders at the front led the hundreds onto Campus Avenue, stopping traffic at the footbridge. Some protesters were overturning garbage cans and putting them in the street. At 3 pm, students were back in front of Langson Library, still chanting. That's when I had to go home. This is the culmination of three days of rallies and actions at UCI.

There were only three Irvine PD officers following the stream of protesters through Aldrich Park, but my students told me that police were on campus since 6 am yesterday morning. We are going to be editing together a short film of this week's events, and I will link to it here...The noontime flagpole rally saw well over 1500 in attendance -- the OC Register put the number at 800.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Lakoff/CA for Democracy petition

For the CA for Democracy Petition and a list of March 4 events, click here .

UCLA Student Association Vote to Defend Free Speech of Irvine 11

Daily Bruin reports that the UCLA student association, after much deliberation vote to pass a resolution defending the Irvine 11's right to free speech and education.

Monday, March 1, 2010

March 4 Events around UCI

Rally - Noon - UC-Irvine, Flagpole Area next to the Aldrich Administration

UC-AFT Rally speakers: Brook Haley, Lecturer, Amy DePaul, Lecturer,
Mitchell Brown, Librarian.

Wear your union t-shirt or a blue shirt.

Discussion Panel, UC-Irvine: 5:00, Location TBA

UC-AFT panelists: Mitchell Brown, Librarian, and Peg Hesketh, Lecturer.

Community Rally sponsored by CFT - 4:00- 6:00, Fairview Ave in front of
Costa Mesa High School and Orange Coast College. Wear BLUE to show your
support for quality

meeting tomorrow at terrace tops/student center at uci

Tuesday, March 2, 2010
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Terrace Tops, Student Center, UC Irvine

The Irvine Eleven Speak Out, Racial unrest at UCSD, Workers Rights!

Come hear straight from the students who were arrested and many more
speakers. In the past few weeks we have seen students from various
backgrounds unite on one issue: Justice. It is time to show the rest of
the campus community the importance of standing for justice in order to
bring about a university that better represents the morals and ethics we
as individuals strive for.

Speakers include:
Arrested Irvine 11 students.
Jim Lafferty: Director of National Lawyer's Guild
Representative from Black Student Union to discuss ongoing situation at UCSD
Representative from organizers of the March 4th strike in order to fight
tuition hikes and attacks against workers

More TBA....