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âOur Education, Our Workplace, Our Universityâ, Banner Drop At UC Davis
Protesters Deploy Two Banners at UC Davis Shields Library to Reclaim Educational Space
01/15/10 - education | arts | centralvalley
On January 12, 2010, two banners were strategically placed on the UC Davis main library, reclaiming public space as well as "announcing Happy New Year to the administrators who hoped we would disappear," according to an article posted to Indybay. The banners read âWe are the crisisâ and âOur education, our workplace, our university.â
8th Year of Guantanamo Commemorated With Giant Posters in San Francisco
Guerrilla Billboards in San Francisco Mark 8th Year of Guantanamo
01/14/10 - antiwar | arts
As another January 11 rolls around, giant posters appeared in advertising kiosks over the weekend. On January 11, 2002, the first groups of hooded and jumpsuited detainees were brought to Guantanamo. On January 21, 2009, President Obama pledged to shut down the camp, only one of many U.S. prisons where people are being held indefinitely without charge and in inhuman conditions, violating international and domestic laws. commemorated
Left Wing Comic Brings Biting Humor to San Francisco this Week
Interview: Comedian Jamie Kilstein Targets Sarah Palin...and Lazy Liberals
01/13/10 - arts
Alas, it seems Sarah Palin may never go away, but on January 14, 15 and 16, comedian Jamie Kilstein will be in San Francisco to blast her with his own brand of sacrilegious humor along with his other favorite targets: politicians, war criminals, couch potato liberals and, yes, even God.
Largest Earthquake in 200 Years Devastates Haiti
More Than 100,000 Feared Dead After 7.0 Earthquake Hits Haiti
01/13/10 - international | haiti
On January 12th, a 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit Haiti. The earthquake was centered ten miles southwest of Haiti's capital Port-Au-Prince and was the largest earthquake to strike the Caribbean nation in more than two centuries. Buildings have collapsed and more than 100,000 people are feared dead. Among the buildings that collapsed were the Presidential Palace, the UN headquarters and at least one hospital in the capital.
Protest at Tesla Motors' Menlo Park Dealership
Worker Safety Advocates Question Tesla's Plans to Build Green Cars on Toxic Site
01/10/10 - labor | peninsula
On January 9, the Raging Grannies joined worker safety advocates in protesting plans by Tesla Motors, Inc. to build an auto assembly plant in Downey, California. Downey is the location of a major film studio built on the site of a former NASA plant that produced spacecraft for the Apollo moon missions. Despite cleanup efforts meant to protect workers from the toxic residue of aerospace experiments and manufacturing, dozens of film production workers have developed severe health problems while working in Downey. Some never recovered.
Gaza Freedom March in Cairo on First Anniversary of the Assault on Gaza
Gaza Freedom March Marches in Cairo Against Egyptian Blockade
01/10/10 - police | antiwar | globalization | international | palestine
On the first anniversary of the Israeli military assault on Gaza, the Gaza Freedom March, trapped in Cairo, marched not only against the Israeli siege on Gaza, but also against an Egyptian blockade. On New Yearâs Day 2010, Gaza Freedom March delegates ratified the historic Cairo Declaration, launching a global boycott, divestment, and sanctions campaign against Israeli apartheid. On January 9th, Egypt announced it will ban all aid convoys travelling to Gaza, tightening its blockade against the people of Gaza.
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