Videos: National Day of Student Actions: March 4, 2010
Students protested cuts in education in over 100 cities across the U.S. on March 4th, 2010, a day of National Student Action. This is the first national student protest involving thousands of students and workers. These are some of the videos from that event.
Student journalist arrested but still had his camera on in Milwaukee:
16 arrested. Students need help. Call the Chancellor!
Please call the Chancellor's office in support of the UWM Education Rights Campaign and against police aggression at the protest on March 4th! Call the Chancellor's office at: 414-229-4331 Email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cleveland FIST: March 4th Protest - Marva Patterson:
Community activist Marva Patterson speaks as activists march past the Juvenile Court's of Cleveland during the March 4th, 2010 protests to defend education.
Cleveland: March 4th Protest - Martha Grevatt, Bail Out The People Movement:
Martha Grevatt of Bail Out The people movement speaks at the March 4th Protest to Defend Education in Cleveland.
March 4th SOS Providence RI:
Save our Schools Coalition and the RI Council for the Unemployed Action on National Education and Jobs day 3-4-10. Produced, Filmed and Edited by Robert Malin
NYC Student Day of Action:
Students took to the streets all over the country on March 4th for the first national mass student protest against the attacks against education. In NY the theme was shut this city down.
NYC: Al Jazeera English: US Students Rally over Budget Cuts:
Students have carried out rallies at dozens of universities and schools across the United States in protest against cuts to public education funding.
Some demonstrations turned violent as students blocked the main gates of a California university and smashed car windows.
The fragile state of the economy has forced states in America to make difficult budget decisions, which has meant millions of dollars cut in funding.
Raegan Miller, associate director for Education Research at the Center for American Progress, told Al Jazeera the public has felt and will feel the difficult budget choices that have been made.
"The students should be upset, they didn't cause the economic mess that we are in," he said.
"The revenue situation is so severe which will mean cuts in the classroom, this means especially art, music and physical education which are considered less essential subjects." Al Jazeera's Kristen Saloomey reports from a protest rally in New York.
Hunter College (CUNY) New York City, protests budget cuts --
Students not allowed to use megaphones:
On March 4th, 2010, the National Day of Action for Public Education, Hunter College (CUNY) students and faculty join nationwide protests against cuts to higher education by mounting a demonstration on their New York City Campus.
After being told by the police that they were not allowed to use microphones, they complied and got their messages across by screaming at the top of their lungs.
Apart from minor disruptions through non-Hunter College students (what is your agenda, New School for Social Research?), the protest was entirely peaceful. Video by Tired HedonistNYC
San Diego Day of Action Goes Downtown:
The Day of Action in Defense of Public Education merged rallies at Balboa and marched through downtown San Diego to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's office. There they sat down, blocked traffic, and a series of speakers let the crowds demands be known.
San Diego"s March for Education -- Moose Lodge Films:
Teachers, faculty, and students from UCSD and other San Diego schools joined together on March 4th, 2010 to protest the current fee increases and the recent racism that has plagued campus.
March 4, 2010 Day of Action in San Diego, CA:
March 4, 2010 Day of Action in San Diego, CA. Some footage from the UCSD rally, some from the Aztec Center in Balboa Park, and finally the march from Balboa to Downtown. I made this for the All Power to the People Archive at SFSU. By: Jesse Marie Di Carlo-Wagner
On Thursday morning, March 4, 2010, a spirited protest action was held in front of the "Baltimore City Juvenile Justice Center," on north Gay Street, not far from the City Hall, in Baltimore. The demonstrators demanded "$100 million [in Maryland's state budget] be converted from youth jails to youth jobs and education," according to their press release. Students, teachers and community activists joined in the social justice action. About 13 of the activists made their way into the lobby of the building, where they engaged in a civil disobedience-like protest. As I left the event to cover another assignment, the students in front of the building were continuing to chant: "Arrest O'Malley!" They even printed out a flyer, with O'Malley's mug on it, which stated: "Wanted for Incarcerating Youth!" It appeared the police were prepared to simply wait out the protesters inside the building. For any updates, go to this web site: http://bailoutpeople.org/
Arizona: ASU Resist 2010-03-05 -- Video 3 National Day of Actions to Defend Education:
On the 4th floor of the Center at the Arizona State University Tempe Campus on March 5, 2010. By crypticcacti
Student disruption from Washington State: Students sing in protest
Students interrupted a legislative meeting Thursday, March 4,2010 as part of the nationwide "March 4th National Day of Action for Public Education."
Protest and sit-in as part of
Week of Action to Defend Education.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus:
Map of national and international student actions that took place on March 4th: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=116169028344571157625.000480ebacd73ce28c21f&ll=31.952162,-99.667969&spn=32.826298,71.542969&z=3