A Year Ago Cal Students Were Beaten by Police Protesting Fee Hikes-They’re still Fighting Back

 

One year ago today Cal Students peacefully protested massive fee hikes to the tune of 300% . They stood on Sproul Plaza and made their grievances known when riot police came along and started beating students.. A couple of weeks later peaceful students at UC Davis were pepper sprayed..To give you an idea of how harsh these hikes have been .. Less than 10 years ago students paid 1500 per semester to these public universities which for decades were actually free..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_f06VQOkI4

This year the average student will shell out 12k. There were plans to hike them up another 80%.. All this is happening as the money is being found to the tune of hundreds of millions to build new football stadiums and fancy new buildings and pay crazy salaries to deans and chancellors. There have been no rollbacks in any of those areas, but lots of sacrifices on students..

The passage of Prop 30 which was once known as the millionaire’s tax was designed to halt fee hikes and turn things around.. Students all over the state busted their butts to pass get the proposition passed.Out of state billionaires poured money into the state to try and defeat Prop 30. Students and teachers did what many deemed impossible. It was the first time in over 30 years a tax increase of this magnitude was passed in California. Sadly after all that work the UC Regents who are meeting next week are pushing to raise fees anyway..

Yesterday several hundred students held a rally in the pouring rain to protest and lmake it known they will be out in full force at those Regent meetings.. They also reminded folks that no politician can be trusted to solve these problems.. They will have to be pushed… Here’s an excerpt from yesterday with Cal Leader Katy speaking

Comments

  1. fight the power 18

  2. Prop 30 passed and they still want to raise tuition. Aren’t they using they extra $$$ from high wage earners so they don’t have to raise rates. No wonder they top income earners don’t want to pay the extra tax. No wonder everyone is skeptical !!!!
    Instead of a tax why don’t they just right a check directly to the tuition department. Oh no; then we can’t hide money somewhere ?!

    I guess the state of Colorado is the new G in town.
    Back east if you bought coc or H in Midtown it came from Lucchese or Bonano crime family.
    If you bought weed or Horse in uptown or bronx it paid either Matthew Modano or Nicky B.
    Now in Colorado the biggest dope dealer is State of Colorado

  3. That’s disgusting and these people are supposed to protect us? Who protects us from you? Did Obama order an inquiry into this and the countless numbers of police brutality that US citizens have been subject to over the years? Just a taste of what AmeriKKKa was built on.

  4. Yo Chris,

    Remembwer Obama is controlled…. Somethin to think about

  5. Great questions though

  6. damn shame – 3

  7. Dave,

    How bout discussion on the various states selling Cannabis. What the fuck !!!!!!! does that say about the situation . I mean really….. You got guys doin time HYet the States of COLORADO AND WASHINGTON have people on tax pateyers dollars selling f..in weed. Pardon the language.

  8. You got guys doin time and the states have payroll sellin weed

  9. Chris,

    Really hit a raw nerve…… Yes ur right what about the accountability of law enforcement

  10. college kids get a pass.
    Baton to the stomach. That would be cause for a head to the pavement

  11. I bet they gonna get their cash $$$$$$$$$$$ really soon. (4)

  12. this is not cool 1

  13. Thanx Bro Nick. I like your style homie… Muthaf–kin rite Uncle O iz controlled. 20 years ago, the Hip Hop Nation would have chastitised an African President. Now they all think it’s cool to represent a nation built on colonialism and continues to be as evidenced by this video. Beating down students in a peaceful protest. A damned shame. I thought we were ”free” in the ”Yes We Can” era. How much did Bryant Gumbel get dissed for being a sellout back in the day? In all fairness, Uncle O should get the same treatment for being a puppet to the Neo-cons. The pigs in this video are really foul, no doubt about it.

  14. wow. keep fighting. 6

  15. Wow! Now that’s crazy…smdh 19

  16. Here’s what Bob Meister, UCSC Politics Professor has to say about the collusion between the State, UC Regents, and using ever-increasing tuition to fund their own agenda–NOT education:

    http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/10/26/american-students-the-coal-miners-of-today/

  17. this was a weak act by the police-10

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