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Friday, November 18, 2011

Friday, November 18, 2011

Downed Tents and Eyewittnesses

Nicole LIndahl, Berkeley Law, describes her first direct experience with police brutality at Occupy Cal.

The petition calling on senior officials at UC Berkeley to resign has over a thousand signatures. 

UC police attack more tents, the revolutionary symbol of our time, in a pre-dawn raid at UCLA.

President Mark Yudof "unequivocally support[s] students' right to protest peacefully."

There is no news of disciplinary action for the UC police who prevented students from protesting peacefully.


The UC Regents' meeting has been rescheduled for November 28 -- for four hours, in four different places linked electronically.

Hundreds are arrested at Occupy sites across the country. Occupy San Diego occupied a bridge.

Cal State faculty struck at the East Bay and Dominguez Hills campuses. Teri Yamada describes the shutdowns and the 93% CFA strike vote leading up to it.

Occupy Wall Street is planning a national campaign for Student Debt Refusal.  Student debt is helping to propel economic malaise, among other ills.
 

Fire Dog Lake covers Occupy Madison, complete with quotes about the practice of occupation dissolving stock political differences.

Minor science wars here at the American Anthropological Association Meetings in Montréal

Students study more than was thought (National Survey of Student Engagement).

The Modern Languages Association calls on Congress to keep student debt within strict limits

Congressmen study less: US Rep from Viriginia likens science cooperation with China to a "bilateral pact with Stalin." Science funding may keep up with inflation.

Report gives 3 for-profits rock-bottom fiduciary ratings.

Finance blogger Felix Salmon reminds us our economy is held hostage by crooks.

He posts useful charts on the falling corporate share of tax payments that drives our imposed austerity. See Kevin Drum's  version.  (h/t Pax)

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