Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Occupying US Campuses (video)

Wisdom Quarterly on campus, Education Activist Network
NYPD forms "army" to counter #Occupy Wall Street

Why? Mario Salvo explains in 30 seconds.

"Occupy Education" began Wednesday [at UC Berkeley] with teach-ins at 8:00 am. A student walk-out and rally happened at noon and a general assembly meeting took place at 1:30 pm. [Occupy Oakland and San Francisco came to support. Eventually riot police came in swinging batons beating student demonstrators peacefully exercising their free speech rights]...

Protest to "Occupy" Harvard Yard
(Harvard Crimson) Students and faculty will protest the University’s investment policies and perceived biases in its economics courses at an “Occupy Harvard” rally Wednesday night. Organizers said they hope the event will draw attention to what they believe was Harvard’s role in the economic crisis while showing solidarity with the national Occupy Movement.

Student loans are the next "mortgage crisis." Students are rallying today on various campuses including UC Berkeley (Sproul Plaza), UCLA (Bruin Plaza), LACC (next to Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society), UC Irvine... on 13 California campuses in all. Not since the 1960s or recent student fee hikes have colleges been so galvanized to stand up to the 1% (corporations, banksters, and corrupt politicians who form the "military-industrial complex"). Plainclothes police and overdressed paramilitary troops are expected to be out in force to intimidate and provoke peaceful demonstrators.

"Berkeley in the Sixties"

Sproul Hall 2011, where the 60's student movement began (/)

Occupy Cal to establish camp at UC Berkeley
Emily Henry (Berkeley Patch); Wisdom Quarterly

Along with teach-ins and walk-outs, demonstrators plan to emulate New York (#Occupy Wall Street) and Occupy Oakland -- the site of shocking police state brutality -- with an "Occupy Cal" encampment. Student groups began by gathering in Sproul Plaza Wednesday morning.

Occupy Cal is comprised of students, faculty, teachers, and university workers, as well as community members.

Organizers penned an editorial about the movement for The Daily Cal, stating that "UC Berkeley should be a place where political expression and assembly are encouraged" and calling for a protest "free of police interference." More