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LOCAL News :: Civil & Human Rights : Education & Youth : Globalization & Capitalism

25 Cents Makes a Difference: Wash Out the Sweat

difference_10-5-05.jpgSome more photos from the October 5 demonstration at UCSC demanding that UC Santa Cruz adhere to their own Code of Conduct which prohibits the purchase of apparel made in sweatshops.

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LOCAL News :: Civil & Human Rights : Education & Youth : Globalization & Capitalism

UCSC is in Violation of their Code of Conduct

livingwage_10-5-05.jpgOn October 5, UC Santa Cruz students, workers and Santa Cruz community members held a rally in the Baytree Plaza to raise awareness about the sweatshop-made uniforms purchased for dinning hall workers and the sweatshop-made UCSC apparel. After the rally in the Baytree Plaza, we marched to the office of Chancellor Denise Denton which is in the same building as the McHenry Library.

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LOCAL News :: Globalization & Capitalism : Labor & Economics

Rockin' the Boat: Students Rally for Sweat-Free Campus

United Students Against Sweatshops recently kicked off a campaign at over 40 colleges and universities to demand those schools accept responsibility for the wages and working conditions of garment workers who produce their college-logo t-shirts, sweatshirts, and caps. Vinny Lombardo repoorts on the efforts to remove sweatshop clothing from UC Santa Cruz. 3:35

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LOCAL News :: Education & Youth : Health & Drugs : Labor & Economics

Rally Held to Support Head Start Workers

trabajo_10-3-05.jpgOn October 3, a community support rally for Head Start workers was held in front of the Santa Cruz County Community Counseling Center (SCCCC). The rally was followed by a board of trustees meeting where the workers asked the board to approve a fair contract.

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News :: Environment & Food : Globalization & Capitalism : Poverty & Urban Development

AUDIO: Malik Rahim Speaks About the Grassroots Response to Hurricane Katrina

On October 4, Malik Rahim, a longtime community activist in New Orleans and San Francisco, spoke at the Women's Building in San Francisco about the situation in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the disastrous response by the Bush administration and other government agencies. Malik, who lives in the Algiers community of New Orleans, discussed the grassroots community relief and rebuilding efforts underway through the Common Ground collective. (39:39 minutes)

Audio: Malik - download the mp3 or download the torrent

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LOCAL News :: Civil & Human Rights : Education & Youth : Globalization & Capitalism : Labor & Economics : Poverty & Urban Development

Students and Workers Demand a Sweat-Free UC

5.jpgAs part of a national anti-sweatshop campaign taking place at over 40 colleges and universities in the U.S., students and workers from UC Santa Cruz held a rally and march to demand that UCSC apparel no longer be produced in sweatshops.

The marchers, a few of whom had family members currently working in sweatshops overseas or have had personal experiences themselves, initially educated the many passerbys in busy Baytree Plaza before marching to the Chancellor's office where a list of demands was presented to an administrative representative. The administration's follow-through will be closely watched.

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LOCAL News :: Labor & Economics

WIN: Head Start Workers Poised to Strike

Launched in 1965 as part of the War on Poverty, Head Start programs provide education, health, and nutrition services to more than 22 million low-income children. Head Start workers in Santa Cruz, CA have been in contract talks for about a year, and are poised to strike if a deal isn't reached soon. WIN reporter Vinny Lombardo has more.


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News :: Police State

ALERT! State Funded "Border Militia" Proposed!!

Several California border area Congressmen said Monday they're preparing to introduce a measure calling for a state-funded, sworn border militia to patrol the country's borders and assist the U.S. Border Patrol, the Office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and other federal border security agencies.

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LOCAL News :: Resistance & Tactics

Coming Soon To Your Door: Undercover Animal Cops

Santa Cruz Animal Services will begin a door to door search for unlicensed companion animals in an effort to obtain lost funding.

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Announcement :: Environment & Food

Nov 3rd Day of Action: Kleenex=Kleercut

A call to action! Stop Kimberly-Clark, the world's largest producer of tissue products, from clear-cutting ancient, boreal forests.

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