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Rockin' the Boat: MRC Greenwood Sendoff Party/Protest

On February 23 UC Santa Cruz chancellor MRC Greenwood was promoted to Provost - the second highest position next to President. As provost, Greenwood receives an annual pay increase of $110,000, bringing her total salary to $380,000. Higher and higher salaries for UC administrators is a growing trend, while student tuitions also increase. At the same time, UCSC's clerical and custodial employees, already understaffed, are burdened with an expanding workload, as the campus grows.

In light of budget shortfalls, University Labor United, a coalition of campus unions at UCSC have demanded Greenwood turn down the raise. As invited guests and friends of Greenwood attended her farewell gala at the Coconut Grove on, June 3, a coalition of unions students, and community members came out to protest.

Free Radio Santa Cruz reporter Emily Hell was on scene to provide live coverage on Rockin' the Boat.

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Rockin' the Boat: MRC Greenwood Sendoff Party/Protest

On February 23 UC Santa Cruz chancellor MRC Greenwood was promoted to Provost - the second highest position next to President. As provost, Greenwood receives an annual pay increase of $110,000, bringing her total salary to $380,000. Higher and higher salaries for UC administrators is a growing trend, while student tuitions also increase. At the same time, UCSC's clerical and custodial employees, already understaffed, are burdened with an expanding workload, as the campus grows.

In light of budget shortfalls, University Labor United, a coalition of campus unions at UCSC have demanded Greenwood turn down the raise. As invited guests and friends of Greenwood attended her farewell gala at the Coconut Grove on, June 3, a coalition of unions students, and community members came out to protest.

Free Radio Santa Cruz reporter Emily Hell was on scene to provide live coverage on Rockin' the Boat.

Audio: [ Listen to the Stream or Download the mp3 ]
 

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News :: Education & Youth

Students, Community, Resist Military Recruitment at UCSC

On April 13, 2004, the United States military, invited by the administration at the University of California, Santa Cruz descended upon the Last Chance Job and Internship Fair. The Army, Navy, Marines, and Air Force joined the Border Patrol and the CA Dept. of Corrections to try and seduce college students looking for money for college and job training. This accounts a student organizer's perspective, detailing the annual recruiter visit and subsequent annual student actions.

At the entrance to the building we had half a dozen large posters with statistics talking about discrimination (75% of blacks and 67% of Latinos report racially offensive behavior), rape (1/3 of women in the military get raped), money for college (less than half get any), and of course the 'No War for Empire' and 'Hell No, We Won't Go' to satisfy the radical nature of some of the coalition members.

Administration pressure, you ask? It started with when we were setting up our posters and were told that we couldn't give speeches outside because it was not a "free speech zone". We were also told that we couldn't put our flyers up on the stucco building because we didn't have a permit. We were asked twice by two different officials from that area of the university to not put our posters on the stucco, but we mostly ignored them.

Audio from portland imc: No Recruitment in Public Schools
 

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Announcement :: Education & Youth : Police State

Candlelight Vigils For Incarcerated Youth

Wednesday, April 28, will be the 100th day since the tragic deaths of Durrell Feaster, 18, and Deon Whitfield, 17. On January 19, authorities found Durrell and Deon hanged in the cell they shared in the California Youth Authority's Stockton facility.

To commemorate this solemn day, Books Not Bars is organizing "Stop the Tragedies, Stop the Abuse," a statewide candlelight vigil in honor of Durrell, Deon and every young person whose life has been stolen or broken by CYA.

Join in downtown Santa Cruz or Watsonville to remember all of our youth lost in a scary system. Let's pray and work for change.

Wednesday April 28
7:00 - 8:00 PM

In SANTA CRUZ: Clock Tower @ Pacific and Front Street

In WATSONVILLE: Main Plaza @ Main Street


Audio: Rockin' the Boat: Books Not Bars
Audio: Abolish the CYA Mix

Indybay's coverage of Human Rights Violations In California's Youth Prisons
 

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News :: Education & Youth : Environment & Food

UCSC "SlugStock" Campus Earth Festival

The Campus Earth Festival will take place on Saturday, April 24, at 12:00 PM at UCSC's College 8 Plaza. The Festival is a combination of a bonanza music festival, a celebration of the local environmental movement, and an opportunity for the entire community to unite toward the wider purpose of sustainability.

The UCSC Student Environmental Center (SEC) is partnering with College 8 to coordinate the largest Earth Day celebration in campus history (2002 Festival). The "SlugStock" Campus Earth Festival, organized in the spirit of community, will feature the live music of five accomplished bands, who will join students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members in celebration of the university's pioneering sustainability movement.

RadioActive from Spearhead, one of the Bay Area's most popular and socially-conscious musical powerhouses, headlines a diverse line-up of popular artists. Also performing will be San Francisco-based indie pop rockers the Botticellis, Latin hip-hop troupe East L.A. Sabor Factory, Santa Cruz psychedelic rock group illumination, and UCSC "homegrown" Still Searchin'.

Keynote speaker Ocean Robbins, a Santa Cruz native and internationally acclaimed environmental activist, will deliver an address titled "When Hope Takes a Stand," a clarion call to people both young and old to embrace their particular vision for a better world.
 

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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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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 Commentary :: Civil & Human Rights : Education & Youth : Peace & War

Rachel Corrie, An American Conscience film discussion

I saw the movie "Rachel, an American Conscience" at the Resource Center for Non-violence on Sunday Oct 2nd at 7PM.
 

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Review :: Education & Youth

Schwarzenegger's Dilemma:

Sign A Bill Banning The Use Of Experimental Pesticides In Schools Or Cave In To Chemical Industry Lobbyists
 

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Announcement :: Civil & Human Rights : Education & Youth

Jane Wanders Through the Prop 73 Maze

A graphical illustration of the massive set of obstacles that a teenager seeking an abortion without parental notice faces.
 

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