March 4 protest at UCLA (Fight Back! News/Staff)
The following article by Kati Ketz is from Fight Back! News:
Thousands of students, workers and faculty at over 100 campuses in at least 39 states participated in a national day of action March 4. One demand was that administrators and chancellors must quit raising tuition and fees. Another demand was that theycut the salaries of the highest-paid administrators instead of the lowest-paid staffers on campus. Many of the protests opposed layoffs. Actions ranged from walkouts and marches, to occupations and shut-downs, to teach-ins and movie showings.
Posted in Political Economy, Student Movements
Tagged Baltimore Algebra Project, economic crisis, Education Rights, Fight Back!, GEO, Kati Ketz, March 4th, police brutality, police repression, SEIU Local 73, Students for a Democratic Society, Syracuse University, UC-Davis, UCLA, UIC, University of California, University of Minnesota, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
On March 1, the UC Berkeley Black Student Union organized a silent protest in solidarity with the San Diego action. (Photo: Eddie Wright)
The following article by Eric Gardner is from Fight Back! News:
Los Angeles, CA – As the March 4 Day of Action draws closer, campuses across California are getting restless.
The latest series of struggles began Feb. 24, on the campus of UC Irvine. That morning, a group of about 20 students and workers took over the campus administration building. The action began as a sit-in, but by noon students had locked down the building and barricaded the entrances with dumpsters. Their list of demands included a revocation of the 5% furloughs imposed on service workers, financial aid for undocumented students and greater investment in ethnic, queer and women’s studies programs. Police dismantled the barricades by the afternoon, and students were released after being briefly detained.
Happy New Year! Here are the top ten posts of 2009, highlighting some of the key political moments for the people’s struggles around the world over the past year. They have been selected by The Marxist-Leninist based on their popularity as well as their overall political significance.
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Tagged 2009, Afghanistan, anti-revisionism, Berlin Wall, Communist Party of the Philippines, East Germany, FARC-EP, FRSO, happy new year!, Harry Haywood, Joseph Stalin, PFLP, retrospective, Tiananmen Square, Tom Tancredo, University of California, walkouts
The following articles are from Fight Back! News:
- Protests Rock Meeting of University of California Regents Los Angeles, CA – As of Nov. 18, dozens of tents are cropping up on UCLA’s quad as over 100 students begin a tent city, part of an all-night protest against the budget cuts, layoffs and tuition hikes in the University… (more)
- UC Berkeley Fights Tuition Hikes Berkeley, CA – While the University of California’s Board of Regents were at UCLA voting to increase the cost of education by a whopping 32%, students, labor and faculty from across the state were fighting… (more)
- UCLA Students Stage Building Takeover Los Angeles, CA – Shortly after midnight on Nov. 19, dozens of students barricaded themselves inside UCLA’s Campbell Hall in protest of a planned 32% fee hike that will be enacted later today. (more)
For background, see: University of California Walkouts Show the Way and ‘Education is a Right, Not a Privilege for the Rich’
Posted in Labor Movement, Student Movements
Tagged California, economic crisis, Education Rights, Fight Back!, Labor Movement, Student Movement, UC Berkeley, UCLA, University of California, video