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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Hot Tub Guest Tomorrow!

We've got a guest in the hot tub this week!

Philip Espinoza and hopefully others from the Native American Student Alliance at UCSD are jumping in the hot tub to educate and discuss the current happenings around the repatriation of Native American remains HERE AT UCSD.

The current bill regarding repatriation, NAGPRA (Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act), is undergoing a change starting May 14. The change amends the status of cultural affiliation as a means to claim remains, confusing much? Well listen in and hopefully we'll be able to clear some of that fog away.

The discussion will begin around 12:30 but start listening in at 11am, we'll be playing some sweeet sweeet tunes :)

For more info on NAGPRA:

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Friday, April 9, 2010

Prof. Dominguez & b.a.n.g lab UPDATE

Call for Accountability and the Criminalization of Research

Monday, March 8, 2010

Dean Christopher Edley Jr. vs. Ward Connerly

Helping Chancellor Fox implement the BSU's demands
challenging the demands and claiming them unconstitutional....

read more HERE

Sunday, March 7, 2010

A thought from our friends at LA Eastside and commentary from Up/Rize

"Do not let anyone, no matter where they are coming from, control what you want to do to express what you want. No one is the gatekeeper to your life. Just because someone has “organized” dozens of marches, demonstrations does not mean that what you feel/ think is of any less value."

This quote is particularly relevant to me (Up/Rize) in light of recent protest events in which "student security" has outcasted dissenting voices and made people feel as though they have less of a mandate for making their own protest decisions because "well, they're the ones who got all these people out here today".

We can recognize the heroic efforts of current protest leaders without giving them dominion over our own freedom of expression. Please, people, THE people, don't let anyone control you. Organize, galvanize, and run your own protest where nobody is allowed to silence anyone else's voice. And please, no matter how much you think you are or aren't "qualified", please call in and tell us about your experiences. I've met too many people who tell me something really fascinating and important about their experiences on March 4th and at other protests, and then when I ask them to share that experience with Radio Free, they say, "No, I'm not qualified to talk about such things."

It's sad to see even other students teach us that our words are not worth hearing, that we don't have anything to say just because we're not recognized by the right authority. Fuck that! You DO have the mandate to speak about your own experiences, and in fact, you're the only one who does. Don't wait for orders, and don't let a few self-appointed "leaders" be the only ones who are heard. Leave us a message about your experiences, your thoughts, your opinions, at 218-666-UCSD, because I promise you they matter. You can also skype with us live on the air (skype ID is radiofreeucsd) during the weekdays when we're on. If you don't want to expose your voice, you can email us at to have us read your words on the air or run them through a computer voice.

Now is the time for autonomous student projects like Radio Free UCSD to be a voice for the people, and we can only do that with your help, and yes, I mean YOU!

[This post was edited to clarify that the lovely and talented Alejandra Ocasio did not, in fact, write the quote at the beginning or anything else in this post.]

Fuck The Police

Howard Zinn on Civil Disobedience

Police brutality in Davis

March 4th, 2010. From U.C. Strike on Facebook: At the 1:15 mark in this video, the roll is slowed to show a police officer kicking an already beat-up student in the head, after which she appears to go limp. appendix to Spring and All

You can bullshit about this on facebook all you want, but until you actually watch this video and see the cops beat up a peaceful protester, kick her in the head, and see her go limp, you have no fucking idea what you're talking about.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Today at Radio Free UCSD

We're broadcasting again! Today we talked about intersectionality and other topics, starting with a special interview with two guests about Asian queer experiences at UCSD. We also gave more updates on March 4th and its aftermath. Keep tuning in on weekdays and let us know what you think: skype with us live on the air at radiofreeucsd, email us at, or call us and leave a message at 218-666-UCSD.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Noam Chomsky: "Schooling is Training for Stupidity and Conformity"


March 4 LIVE BLOG: Student Day Of Action

UCLA Demands Change (via the Huffington Post)

We promised you we'd have the article for you. Here it is. See for yourselves what the professors at UCLA have to say. Call in, e-mail, and other stuff with your opinions.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Music Department's statement against racist activities on campus

keepin it real.

spoke to a music professor today and realized, some professors in the music department DO have an opinion about the campus climate and budget cuts but are so tied to the administration and money, it's hard for them to see past money-making strategies. why don't more professors press for action???

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


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