March 2, 2011

November 10, 2010

Quick explanation of one of the symbols:

You see the clocktower towering above what appears to be three ridges. The ridges actually represent a factory, a symbol found in a lot of art and propaganda from the general strikes in May of 1968 in France. These simple caricatures of factories were typically adorned with a brick smokestack in the original artwork rather than the clocktower. In these works below the factories represent a number of things: the university (and other levels of education) have become like a factory, with the students as the raw material, assembled almost uniformly (see Mario Savio and university occupation movements); and a recognition that the university and its students are bound together with workers and the workforce in general in reproducing society.

work in progress:

For UC Santa Cruz (General flyers below these two):


March 2 Icon 2:


Here is the PDF, you can edit it in Illustrator or any other vector editor.


march2-1.1


October 7

May 31, 2010

See our sister website: Defend CA Public Education. Flyers are available below!

facebook event: http://bit.ly/october-7
(special thanks to our friend, Sam Guerrera, for creating the facebook event!)

From the fb event:

Under the guise of an economic collapse, we see the public resources that once supported us, and the public spaces that once provided fertile grounds for shelter and inspiration degrade. Every level of public education has been cut to the bone, programs for the homeless and public welfare have been scaled back in contradiction to escalating needs, and dozens of basic necessities have become difficult to obtain or too expensive to afford—from finding healthcare to transportation, jobs to housing.

The managers of industry, university administrators, and bank executives have undercut our public commons, imposed burdens on workers and gambled away our future in a thoughtless, last-ditch reaction to prop up a failing system. The bailout of banks, bloated managerial budgets and salaries, and the privatization of public schools are some of the devastating initiatives they continue to push; and so now, we’re beginning to see the aftermath: high foreclosures rates, lay-offs and unreasonable tuition. What seemingly began as an economic crisis, has become a crisis of social values. Do we stand by and accept their tired policies, or do we refuse them and reinvent ourselves?

As a mosaic of communities that recoil from the unbearable, we have the ability to network and join together, not only to fight off cuts and injustices, but to recreate and sustain our future. In the emergence of the student movement, we’ve seen our creativity flourish and the formation of new ties and connections between commonly separated groups. We see our united strength, and we know that together we can challenge the false options between housing and the environment, education and prison reform, and the false division between workers and students. We reject any “solutions” that would maintain one community at the expense of other vulnerable populations.

In April, organizers fighting for education converged and called for a day of strike and action on October 7, 2010. In recognition of the increasing struggles we face today, not only as students, but as teachers, parents, and workers, we wish to broadly organize direct actions with a diversity of communities who wish to be involved in this defense of education, in this struggle to take back our lives.

Take this message to your friends, your family, to the union forums and to your coworkers, to your community organizing meetings and your allies struggling to reverse the erosion, to students at every level of education, to your teachers and your tutors, to anyone who ever opened a book and spoke to friends about building a better world. United we are a flood that sweeps away the decay of defeatism, that brings forth new seeds to instill a fighting spirit and form new opportunities.

(Click to enlarge)

October 7 Flyers, works in progress:

RGB color; a more CMYK printer friendly one is available below

Download PDF version of above: october7-2-v3.2 (fixed)

RGB color; a more CMYK printer friendly one is available below.

Download PDF version of above here: october7-3-v4.1

Download PDF version of above ICON here: oct7-strike-Icon-3-lime

Download PDF version of ICON above here: oct7-strike-Icon-4-lime

October 7th flyers, printer friendly versions (CMYK & Grayscale):



Library Study-in!

May 11, 2010

Flyers:

LibraryStudyIn-May2010-1


May18/19 Strike Cancelled – New Event!

May 10, 2010

Click to Enlarge:


May 18 & 19 STRIKE

April 21, 2010

PRINTING INSTRUCTIONS: 1. click image to enlarge, 2. right click (pc) or control click (mac) and “save image as”, and save it to computer 3. click on downloaded file with your image previewer and print. Note, some flyers are “landscape” and others are “portrait”.


New Article About Kerr Hall Charges

April 13, 2010

from the SC Sentinel:

“Reckless, inaccurate, inadequately supported and unjustified claims by the university continue to plague this process, suggesting both their incompetent disregard for students’ futures, but also the blatantly political nature of these charges that exist less like a fair legal dispute and more like a tactic of fear,” feminist studies professor Bettina Aptheker said Monday.

“A blanket financial charge incorrectly assumes equal fault which speaks less of an administration seeking restitution for damage and more of an administration too embarrassed to admit their inability to manage the university in a state of budgetary crisis,” she added.

Also, here is a list of codes all 36 students allegedly broke:

102.04 Theft of, conversion of, or damage to or destruction of, any property of the university or any property of others while on university premises, or possession of any property when the student had knowledge or reasonably should have had knowledge that it was stolen;

102.06 Unauthorized entry to, possession of, receipt of, duplication of, or use of any university services; equipment; resources; or properties, including the university’s name, insignia, or seal;

102.08 Conduct, which constitutes: c. a threat to the health or safety of any person;

102.13 Obstruction or disruption of teaching, research, administration, disciplinary procedures, or other university activities;

102.14 Disorderly or lewd conduct;

102.15 Participation in a disturbance of the peace or unlawful assembly;

102.16 Failure to identify oneself to, or comply with directions of, a university official or other public official acting in the performance of their duties while on university property or at official university functions, or resisting or obstructing such university or other public officials in the performance of or the attempt to perform their duties;

102.18 Blocking or impeding ingress to or egress from the campus, buildings or official university functions, including activity on non-university property;

102.33 In addition to the above, all federal, state, and local laws apply on or in university properties and at official university functions. Violators shall be subject to campus discipline procedures as well as any civil or criminal action that may be taken. For information regarding the laws, contact the University Police Department.

102.34 Guest Responsibility. Students are responsible for policy violations committed by their student and non-student guests while on university owned, leased or controlled property, at official university functions, or at organizational events on or off campus.


EMERGENCY RALLY – APRIL 16 – UCSC

April 12, 2010


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