UCSD

“I was in a sit-in at UCSD when we heard about the killings at Kent State.”

May 4, 2011 by Source
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Originally posted May 4, 2009.

By Dr. Anonymouse

May 4th, 1970, is forever etched in my brain and memory cells. I was a student at UCSD, and we had just taken over the 5th floor of Urey Hall – a Science building – in protest of the University’s complicity in the Vietnam War, when we heard the bad news from Kent State. It came over a small radio someone had perched on a chair out on the balcony overlooking the Quad. …

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Van Jones Speaks at UCSD Despite Tea Baggers’ Protest

May 12, 2010 by Source
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by Carl Manaster / Special to the OB Rag / May 12, 2010

Van Jones spoke to a nearly full house last night at UCSD’s Price Center. The crowd was diverse – old and young, multiracial, male and female, and most notably right and left.

Supporters – from the left – made up the bulk of the crowd, but probably five percent were from the other side, holding signs that accuse Jones of having an “evil” agenda, calling him a “radical communist”, and calling his green jobs “snake oil”.

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In a “World Thinking Day” Frame of Mind

March 6, 2010 by Ernie McCray
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By Ernie McCray

I was in Tucson, my hometown, not too long ago to celebrate scoring a whole lot of points (46) in a basketball game 50 years ago.

And what you might need to know is that after putting on such a show I didn’t celebrate with my teammates later at a popular eatery because old Jim Crow couldn’t care less about the athletic exploits of a half-naked tall skinny Negro.

But such days are long gone back in the Old Pueblo. While in town I was shown around by a dear friend and former student of mine, Debbie Sisco Rich, the CEO of the girl scouts there.

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No Evidence That Jiggaboo Jones Behind UCSD “Compton Cookout”

March 1, 2010 by Source

No one has confirmed that Black shock-comedian was behind the racist February Compton Cookout

Student Activism / March 1, 2010

Okay, I guess I have to address this, since it’s coming up more and more often in comments on my coverage of the UC San Diego situation: There is NO evidence that the black shock-comedian “Jiggaboo Jones” was behind last month’s racist “Compton Cookout” at UCSD. None. Zero.

Here’s the deal.

Sometime in early-to-mid-February, the invitation to the Compton Cookout party was posted on Facebook. As word of the party got around, complaints began to mount, and on February 16 the UCSD administration condemned the event.

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Was the Compton Cookout an Expression of Free Speech?

February 22, 2010 by Patty Jones
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We just watched a 10News broadcast that showed the results of poll they did regarding the “Compton Cookout” and whether folks thought the people throwing this party were exercising their right to free speech. I was pretty astounded to see the 53% agreed. My first thought was that anyone who said yes didn’t actually read the invitation, didn’t hear the actual words used to describe this event.

The following was supposedly posted as a Facebook event invitation, read it and tell us whether you think it’s an expression of free speech, or not.
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February marks a very important month in American society. No, i’m not referring to Valentines day or Presidents day. I’m talking about Black History month. As a time to celebrate and in hopes of showing respect, the Regents community cordially invites you to its very first Compton Cookout.

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‘I walked the line at the UCSD strike.’

September 25, 2009 by Anna Daniels
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by Anna Daniels
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I arrived at the UCSD La Jolla campus just as the planned rally began, picked up a sign and joined over a hundred striking employees and supporters. High noon on a hot day and suddenly there was a sound of drums and approaching people and notes played on a conch shell. The energy rose palpably as we were joined by over a hundred chanting, sign carrying students. Now three hundred strong, …

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5,000 Rally at UC Berkeley Against Budget Cuts / Increased Fees

September 24, 2009 by Source
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BERKELEY — Thousands of UC students marched through downtown Berkeley and the area around campus this afternoon, staging a sit-down protest and blocking traffic as part of a demonstration against cuts to the university budget and proposed fee increases.

The unscheduled march started at the end of a two-hour rally on Sproul Plaza attended by an estimated 5,000 students, professors and other university employees. …

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1-Day Strike at UCSD and All UC Campuses Today

September 24, 2009 by Source
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Support the one-day strike up at UCSD today. There is a strike of University of California research & technical workers and take a stand for protecting the integrity of education at the University of California.

The strike, at all UC campuses including UCSD, to protest the University’s unfair labor practices is scheduled for the first day of class to coincide with events by other groups also protesting University of California policies and practices that threaten the University’s educational mission.

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Cancer cluster at UCSD

February 23, 2009 by Source
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A higher-than-normal rate of cancer diagnoses in the building that houses UCSD’s literature department has been the subject of near-constant discussion in recent months, but it’s an issue that’s been on the department’s radar for years.

“We’ve been talking about this in the hallways for almost as long as I’ve been here,” said Anna Joy Springer, a creative-writing professor who’s been teaching at UCSD for six years.

Between 2000 and 2006, faculty and staff who work in the building reported at least eight individual cases of breast cancer. Of these people, two have died.

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UC San Diego medical staffers strike, defying judge

July 14, 2008 by Staff

SEE below for info from AFSCME about the strike. July 14, 2008 SAN DIEGO – About 600 union workers at UCSD medical and campus facilities went on strike Monday in a job action expected to last as long as five days. Members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) walked off […]

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Growing Activism: Counter – recruitment documentary

April 3, 2008 by Patty Jones

This was sent to us from the San Diego Coalition for Peace and Justice and we wanted to pass it on to you. A little documentary about Project YANO’s San Diego-based counter-recruitment work, produced by the University of California San Diego is available on YouTube. It’s also being broadcast statewide via cable and satellite on […]

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