Occupy University of California Riverside student protest 1/19/12

sancho108:

pauliio:

OCCUPY UCRiverside

SO AMAZING. SOLIDARITY TO THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA.

RUCK THE FEGENTS.

REFUND CA.

Student protest at UC Riverside 1/19/12.   So proud of my fellow UCSD activists who were there and stood up for our voices that are excluded in the structure of the University of California educational system.  The board of Regents has 25 voting members, only one is given to students, the rest are political appointees by the governor, often individuals who have no vested interest in the educational system, yet benefit from a lavish living stipend ($25,000/month for UCSD Chancellor Fox) paid for by dwindling tax dollars and increasingly from student tuition. (http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/compensation/compensation_report_addendum_cy2009-0910.pdf)
Recently the board of regents voted to increase tuition 81%, then at the following meeting gave themselves a 21% raise.  Can you understand why we are upset now?
( http://articles.sfgate.com/2011-09-16/news/30163576_1_uc-budget-regent-dick-blum-tuition-increases )
( http://www.change.org/petitions/uc-regents-stop-the-proposed-81-fee-increase   )

MORE MEDIA COVERAGE OF THE UC RIVERSIDE 1/19/12 PROTEST:
The Daily Kos:
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/01/19/1056471/-BREAKING:-Police-Fire-Rubber-Bullets-at-Occupy-UC-Riverside-Students-Protesting-Board-of-Regents?via=siderecent%2F-BREAKING%3A-Police-Fire-Rubber-Bullets-at-Occupy-UC-Riverside-Students-Protesting-Board-of-Regents%3Fvia%3Dsiderecent
LA Times:
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/01/student-disrupt-uc-regent-meeting-with-sit-down-protest.html

Student protest at UC Riverside 1/19/12.   So proud of my fellow UCSD activists who were there and stood up for our voices that are excluded in the structure of the University of California educational system.  The board of Regents has 25 voting members, only one is given to students, the rest are political appointees by the governor, often individuals who have no vested interest in the educational system, yet benefit from a lavish living stipend ($25,000/month for UCSD Chancellor Fox) paid for by dwindling tax dollars and increasingly from student tuition. (http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/compensation/compensation_report_addendum_cy2009-0910.pdf)

Recently the board of regents voted to increase tuition 81%, then at the following meeting gave themselves a 21% raise.  Can you understand why we are upset now?

( http://articles.sfgate.com/2011-09-16/news/30163576_1_uc-budget-regent-dick-blum-tuition-increases )

( http://www.change.org/petitions/uc-regents-stop-the-proposed-81-fee-increase   )

MORE MEDIA COVERAGE OF THE UC RIVERSIDE 1/19/12 PROTEST:

The Daily Kos:

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/01/19/1056471/-BREAKING:-Police-Fire-Rubber-Bullets-at-Occupy-UC-Riverside-Students-Protesting-Board-of-Regents?via=siderecent%2F-BREAKING%3A-Police-Fire-Rubber-Bullets-at-Occupy-UC-Riverside-Students-Protesting-Board-of-Regents%3Fvia%3Dsiderecent

LA Times:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/01/student-disrupt-uc-regent-meeting-with-sit-down-protest.html

socialdemocracy:

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