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Open Letter from BAMN’s Oakland Middle & High School Students: No School Closings!

Open Letter from BAMN’s Oakland Middle & High School Students: No School Closings!

Last Wednesday the Oakland School Board voted 5-2 to begin the first phase of a multi-year plan to shut down up to 1/3 of Oakland’s public schools and to close 5 elementary schools in June 2012: Lakeview, Lazear, Santa Fe, Maxwell Park, and Thurgood Marshall. Hundreds of students, parents, teachers, and community supporters filled the [...]

November 1, 2011 BAMN Public Education Comments Off on Open Letter from BAMN’s Oakland Middle & High School Students: No School Closings!

All Out for the Oakland General Strike Wednesday, November 2!

All Out for the  Oakland General Strike Wednesday, November 2!

Mayor Jean Quan Must Go! Jail the Cops Responsible for Attacking Protesters! Mass Convergence on 14th Street and Broadway 9:00 am and 12:00 pm 5:00 pm March to the Port of Oakland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ We are in the middle of a struggle in which our class enemies aim to fundamentally change the racial, economic, and political [...]

October 31, 2011 BAMN Immigrants Rights, Police Brutality, Public Education, Sanctuary Comments Off on All Out for the Oakland General Strike Wednesday, November 2!

BAMN Continues Legal Battle to Defend Michigan’s Affirmative Action Victory!

BAMN Continues Legal Battle to Defend Michigan’s Affirmative Action Victory!

Excerpts From the Brief Yesterday, BAMN’s legal team at Scheff, Washington & Driver filed the legal brief in defense of our victory last summer to overturn Prop 2 and restore affirmative action in Michigan. The brief was a response to the attempt by the opponents of affirmative action (lead by Michigan’s Attorney General Bill Scheutte) to reverse our [...]

October 27, 2011 BAMN Affirmative Action Comments Off on BAMN Continues Legal Battle to Defend Michigan’s Affirmative Action Victory!

Edson Cosmas: An Immigrant’s Victory against Deportation

Edson Cosmas: An Immigrant’s Victory against Deportation

Anatomy of a Victory for All Immigrants Movement for Justice/BAMN won an important victory for all immigrants in stopping Edson Cosmas –a gay man from Tanzania – from being deported from Britain. This statement tells of how we won this victory, so that we can build the movement needed to defend all immigrants, expand our [...]

October 25, 2011 BAMN Immigrants Rights, LGBT 1

LA students gear up for Day of Action to overturn Prop 209

LA students gear up for Day of Action to overturn Prop 209

Restoring Affirmative Action in California Students, activists, teachers, professors, elected officials, civil rights groups and others are gearing up for the November 2nd Day of Action to Overturn Prop 209 and Restore Affirmative Action in California. Shian Brandolino (right), BAMN student organizer at King/Drew Medical Magnet High School in Los Angeles is leading up the [...]

October 18, 2011 BAMN Affirmative Action Comments Off on LA students gear up for Day of Action to overturn Prop 209

Argument for Affirmative Action Part 2

Argument for Affirmative Action Part 2

      The Myth of Meritocracy, continued   Why GPA is not a race-neutral admissions criterion From Kindergarten through high school, racist inequality and segregation permeate education in America. Majority black and Latina/o schools receive less per-pupil funding, have fewer books, less academic, sports and art equipment and facilities, and have less diversity of [...]

October 15, 2011 BAMN Affirmative Action, Hostile Campus Climate Comments Off on Argument for Affirmative Action Part 2