Sunday, December 20, 2009

Abortion Access and the Military

There Are No Coat Hangers in Iraq

via ouyandan
The ACLU is interested in hearing from servicewomen, military dependants, and their health care providers about difficulties accessing abortion due to military policies. If you have any information, or would like to share your story with us, please contact us at or 212-549-2633, or write to us at Reproductive Freedom Project, 125 Broad St, 18th Fl., New York, NY, 10004. Any information you provide will be treated as confidential.
Also, anyone who knows me personally may contact me if they feel more comfortable, and I will contact the ACLU on their behalf. Also, if you are pregnant active duty, and have been told that you have no rights or choices about how and when you give birth, and that you are not allowed to decline any medical procedures or services during your childbirth procedure, and would like to talk to the ACLU, I am willing to also contact them on your behalf. Your name can be kept confidential.
Active Duty does not mean you have to give up your reproductive autonomy. I want to help.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

More Occupation Info

In Response to Criticisms Over Our Inclusion of an Antiwar Demand

First of all, we’d like to reiterate that our demands as they appear on this blog, in their entirety, were and are a political statement, and/or indictment of the capitalist system, and are representative of our belief that no issue can be truly isolated from any other.

Despite this fact, we HAD actually given President Corrigan a list of our campus-specific demands, which he ignored anyway. The campus specific demands were as follows:

1. That the 93 million dollar recreation center not be built. We see the recreation center as a move to gentrify and privatize campus, since it would require another mandatory fee hike.

2. That union painters be rehired.

3. That the Ethnic Studies Resource Center be reopened.

4. That we are given full disclosure of the budget. We need transparency to understand how the cuts have been implemented and how they will be implemented in the future.

5. We demanded that President Corrigan attend the General Assembly and have an open discussion with students to address these grievances, among others.

To read their FAQ regarding this issue click to read on.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Update on the Occupation

Just a really quick update since I am still doing some finals work (BUT THE END IS IN SIGHT OMG).

So at 3am that morning the police basically arrested everyone who was barricaded inside and dispersed the protesters outside.  Then this afternoon we (the students) all got a letter from the President of the Uni telling us what irresponsible people the protesters were and how he really really is invested in "free speech" but that he still couldn't let that go on.


And that's the last I've heard. :)

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

The Occupation of San Francisco State

This morning I got a call from the SF emergency line telling me that classes normally held in the Business building were canceled.  "Odd," I thought.

It wasn't until this evening that the word spread and I happened to see it, the Business building is being occupied by some radical left wing nutcase students (aka, my kind of people)!

So, I am spreading the word.  This is becoming more and more common as the budget crisis here gets worse.  When this was tried at UC Berkeley the police did not take too kindly to it.  Please keep your thoughts focused on the safety of these students.  I'll bring updates on what I see tomorrow when I am on campus, though it will already be a busy day for me.

The occupiers also have a Wordpress blog up, so check it out! we are still here.

Friday, December 04, 2009

Patrick Stewart on violence against women

Patrick Stewart here is talking to Amnesty International about his childhood experiences with domestic violence. It might be triggering for some, as he is quite candid. It was a bit triggering for me. But I love that he is speaking out about this, because, well, he was Picard, and so I have that weird feeling of some sort of relationship to him through growing up watching him. So, anyway, I'm sharing.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

21 Guns with American Idiot Cast!!!


So, if you aren't as awesome as me and haven't gotten to see American Idiot the musical yet, check out this new version of 21 Guns that Green Day recorded with the cast!

It's fabulous, and I'm pretty sure that's Rebecca Naomi Jones (aka WHATSERNAME w00t!) on lead vocals.

Click HERE to launch the music player!