TOPIC: Student Movement

Bay Set to Boil: RIP Mario Woods

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12.06.15 - UC Berkeley students occupied the chancellor's office to demand justice for UC workers, people locked down in the middle of a meeting in protest of a new jail expansion proposal in SF, the Berkeley homeless encampment was dismantled, and San Francisco police shot and horrifically killed Mario Woods in a firing squad like execution caught on video leading to protests. Read…

Reflections on last years Oakland high school walkout

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11.28.15 - All of us have been paying close attention to development of black insurgency over the past few years. The power of street protests, new black activist groups, and recent anti-racist demands at universities highlight the direction that the movement’s energy is going. Further, the recent spread of pro black, anti-racist demands at numerous universities following the Mizzou protests demonstrate one possible way in which the movement is cohering: through the development of common demands on college campuses. Read…

Bay Set To Boil: Return of the Glass Hole

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11.14.15 - What a busy week! Rowdy demonstrations took place against UC administrators treatment of workers, against low pay across the bay area, and a large anti-gentrification block party took place at the Qilombo Community Center in West Oakland. We also bring you all the tech, housing, development, and pig news you've come to expect. Read…

What Would It Mean for a Struggle to Expand?: On the Recent Walk-Outs at Berkeley High School

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11.10.15 - On Thursday, November 5th, thousands of young people across the world took to the streets for the ‘Million Mask March,’ called for by Anonymous. At the same time, a sub-set of Anonymous was dumping the names of various racists and fascists involved in KKK groups across the US. Meanwhile, thousands of Berkeley High School students walked out of class in response to threats that this week, a racist rally would be held against black students. Up to two thirds of the student body took to the streets and marched through the Downtown and ended at Sproul Plaza at UC Berkeley, the site of various student occupations in the past. Read…

Bay Set to Boil: Democracy Serves Capital

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11.07.15 - This week was a hectic one! From SF Election losses on the Mission Moritorium and Airbnb restrictions to police assaulting protesters in Alameda, democracy failed again. News on the Santa Rita jail expansion, the Berkeley student walkout and much more. Read…

Fremont Tigers #ShutItDown! OUSD Will Not Privatize 5 Schools Without A Fight

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01.09.15 - Fremont High School students interrupted, shut-down and took over tonight’s OUSD community engagement meeting. Their independent action as students was warmly received by a room full of hundreds of other students, parents, educators, and community members concerned about the potential privatization of 5 OUSD schools. Read…