UC Santa Cruz’s Last Chance Job Fair took place on April 24th, but this year the United States Army and United States Marine Corps were not among the participants. With foreknowledge of students planning a large demonstration against the presence of military recruiters at UCSC, both the Army and Marines withdrew a week before the Job Fair took place. Despite recent attempts by the UCSC administration to repress dissent on campus, Students Against War (SAW) organized unpermitted rallies and a marches on April 24th marking the 4th Job Fair at UCSC in 3 years where the US Military has been prevented from recruiting. This is a major victory for the anti-war movement at UCSC, and creates a precedent for other campuses across the country.
On April 7th, 2007, an antiwar rally was held at the Oakland docks to mark the fourth anniversary of the Oakland police attack on protesters, longshoremen and journalists.
Organizers of the event outlined the following key points:
* Stop war shipments.
* Port money for schools & social services.
* Bring the troops home now and give them the healthcare they need.
* Express solidarity with Tacoma protestors who are trying to stop war shipments.