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Build Mass Community Direct Action to Stop Evictions!

Build Mass Community Direct Action to Stop Evictions!

Stop the Eviction of Jennifer Britt!  Jennifer Britt, a widowed single mother of two, loves Detroit and her home.  Her family – which includes her two children, mother, and an older disabled uncle – could be evicted from their home as early as this week.  Although Jennifer is currently in negotiations with a community organization [...]

July 2, 2012 BAMN Occupy Movement, Social Justice Comments Off on Build Mass Community Direct Action to Stop Evictions!

BAMN responds to UC-Berkeley Police Review Board report

BAMN responds to UC-Berkeley Police Review Board report

Op-Ed piece to the Daily Californian: The UC-Berkeley Police Review Board’s (PRB’s) final report about the police violence November 9, 2011 does only one thing definitively — it reveals that BAMN’s assessment of the PRB has been entirely correct. The PRB, as a body appointed by and answering to Chancellor Birgeneau and the police, is [...]

June 12, 2012 Ronald Cruz Affirmative Action, Featured, Fighting Racism, Immigrants Rights, Occupy Movement, Police Brutality, Public Education, Social Justice Comments Off on BAMN responds to UC-Berkeley Police Review Board report

Video: UCLA Occupiers Speak Out!

Video: UCLA Occupiers Speak Out!

On Friday, June 1, 2012, several dozen students and civil rights activists participated in a BAMN-organized occupation of the UCLA admissions office to demand: Double Latina/o, black and other underrepresented minority student enrollment Admit more Latina/o, black, and other underrepresented minority students including some of the students we are submitting (on appeal). Reopen the Appeals [...]

June 3, 2012 BAMN Affirmative Action, Dream Act, Featured, Occupy Movement, Social Justice 2

BAMN Occupies UCLA Admissions Office to Double Underrepresented Minority Enrollment

BAMN Occupies UCLA Admissions Office to Double Underrepresented Minority Enrollment

(See the FLYER for the Campaign to Double Underrepresented Minority Enrollment in UC) 10:30PM – Throughout the evening, protesters chanted at the UCLA police station “Let them go!” and “No segregation in UC, Our people must go free!” The mood was festive, and passersby expressed support and took flyers. The last arrestee was released at [...]

June 1, 2012 Ronald Cruz Affirmative Action, Featured, Immigrants Rights, Occupy Movement, Public Education 1

Speech by Hannah Albaseer at UC-Berkeley Admissions Office Occupation

Speech by Hannah Albaseer at UC-Berkeley Admissions Office Occupation

Hi, my name is Hannah Albaseer and I was one of many of the minorities that applied to UC Berkeley and was denied. One of the greatest basketball players once said, “I can accept failure–everyone fails. But I won’t accept not trying.” And turning my back with my head hung over the denied letter from UC Berkeley [...]

May 22, 2012 Ronald Cruz Affirmative Action, Featured, Occupy Movement, Public Education Comments Off on Speech by Hannah Albaseer at UC-Berkeley Admissions Office Occupation

Occupation BEGINS of UC-Berkeley’s admissions office to double underrepresented minority enrollment

Occupation BEGINS of UC-Berkeley’s admissions office to double underrepresented minority enrollment

Thirty people, including black, Latina/o and other underrepresented minority students who were rejected admission to UC-Berkeley and UCLA, began occupying UC-Berkeley’s undergraduate admissions office (in Sproul Hall) at 3:30pm today (Friday, May 11). They are committed to staying until there is a concrete change in UC-Berkeley’s admissions policy now, which admits dramatically low numbers of [...]

May 11, 2012 Ronald Cruz Affirmative Action, Featured, Immigrants Rights, Occupy Movement, Public Education 2