Help the Davis Dozen

Help the Davis Dozen

Join your name to the call for the UC Davis administration to immediately withdraw all criminal charges against a group of activists trying to highlight the role of banks in increasing student debt.

Facebook
Twitter
Email
Flipboard
Pocket

At UC Davis and other institutions, student-led protests against austerity have been met with thuggish riot cops and the criminalization of speech, writes Professor Joshua Clover at thenation.com. 

Clover is an indicted member of the “Davis Dozen”—a group of eleven activist students and one professor (Clover) who were served with arrest notices one month after the US Bank on the Davis campus closed its doors for good, following weeks of protests against the banks’ role in increasing student costs and student debt. Twelve people are now threatened with eleven years each in jail and one million dollars in fines for a purported conspiracy to shut the bank down.

 TO DO

Join your name to this petition calling for the UC Davis administration to solicit immediate withdrawal of all criminal charges against the Davis Dozen. Call, fax and write the Yolo County DA and ask him to drop all charges. Contact Chancellor Linda Katehi imploring her to cease criminalization of protest on the Davis campus. After you’ve weighed in, share this post with friends, family and your Twitter and Facebook communities. 

 TO READ

This International Open Letter Protesting Charges Against the Davis Dozen, signed by literary heavyweights around the world, highlights the travesty of the charges and calls for the twelve to be fully acquitted.

 TO WATCH

In this public Town Hall meeting last November Clover and Chancellor Katehi engaged in a telling back-and-forth on the question of police violence against students.

 


A weekly guide to meaningful action, this blog connects readers with resources to channel the outrage so many feel after reading about abuses of power and privilege. Far from a comprehensive digest of all worthy groups working on behalf of the social good, Take Action seeks to shine a bright light on one concrete step that Nation readers can take each week. To broaden the conversation, we’ll publish a weekly follow-up post detailing the response and featuring additional campaigns and initiatives that we hope readers will check out. Toward that end, please use the comments field to give us ideas. With your help, we can make real change.

Thank you for reading The Nation!

We hope you enjoyed the story you just read, just one of the many incisive, deeply reported articles we publish daily. Now more than ever, we need fearless journalism that moves the needle on important issues, uncovers malfeasance and corruption, and uplifts voices and perspectives that often go unheard in mainstream media.

Donate right now and help us hold the powerful accountable, shine a light on issues that would otherwise be swept under the rug, and build a more just and equitable future.

For nearly 160 years, The Nation has stood for truth, justice, and moral clarity. As a reader-supported publication, we are not beholden to the whims of advertisers or a corporate owner. But it does take financial resources to report on stories that may take weeks or months to investigate, thoroughly edit and fact-check articles, and get our stories to readers like you.

Donate today and stand with us for a better future. Thank you for being a supporter of independent journalism.

Thank you for your generosity.

Ad Policy
x