SF Bay Area Indymedia indymedia
Indybay About Contact Newsletter Calendar Publish Community

Santa Cruz Indymedia | Animal Liberation | Education & Student Activism | Environment & Forest Defense | Front Page

Thu Nov 8 2007 (Updated 01/04/08) UCSC Students Launch Tree-Sit at Site of Controversial Biomedical Sciences Building
Standoff with Police as Activists occupy redwoods to oppose UCSC Expansion Early in the morning of Wednesday, November 7th, activists opposed to UC Santa Cruz's Long Range Development Plan (LRDP) launched a tree-sit in redwoods near Science Hill. UCSC plans to develop the occupied site into a new Biomedical Sciences Facility.

One person was arrested by UC police early in the morning. Police surrounded the site, where at least 4 activists were 50 feet up redwood trees. A scheduled rally and march that began at 11am drew hundreds of supporters to the site. A tense standoff with police commenced, as supporters attempted to get close enough to the trees to send up supplies. Police pepper sprayed the crowd and at least four people were arrested.

The Biomedical Sciences facility would be the first project under the University's plan to develop 120 acres of forest in order to accommodate 4,500 new students. The Biomedical Sciences building will have no allotted classroom space, despite student complaints about overcrowded class sizes. But it will have room for live animal experimentation, which includes such practices as food/air deprivation, infection, and non-anesthetized surgery, according to campus guidelines. Read More

overview: A Story-Line of November 7th and Supplies Wish-List

see also: imc_audio.gifRadio Report: Breaking News From LRDP Resistance Actions at UCSC | imc_photo.gifOne Arrested, as Activists Occupy Trees to Oppose UCSC Expansion | Puppet Manipulators Needed | Tree Sitters!!! | Police Attack Students Protesting UCSC Development Plan | Come by and support the tree sitters! (UCSC Science hill) | Call in to pressure UCSC and police to respect protesters and students | imc_photo.gifStruggle on Science Hill. | imc_photo.gifMore photographs of Science hill. | imc_photo.gifPolice Brutalizing UCSC Students | imc_photo.gifimc_video.gifUCSC students protest LRDP (photos and video) | imc_audio.gifimc_photo.gifUCSC LRDP Resistance Rally Audio and Photos | Police Beaten Back as Tree Sitters and Others Occupy Space against UC Development Plans | imc_photo.gifcop watch: Brian Hughes at LRDP Protest imc_audio.gifimc_photo.gifLong Range Resistance Press Conference | imc_audio.gifimc_photo.gifLong Range Resistance Rally | imc_photo.gifLRDP Resistance March: UCSC... Not UC Silicon Valley | imc_photo.gifLRDP Resistance: Getting Supplies in the Trees | imc_photo.gifLong Range Resistance: Police Line... Crossed! | imc_photo.gifVictims of Violence at LRDP Resistance Protest

11/21/14 Students Protest Tuition Increases, Class Size, Fewer Classes, Cuts to Services   Education & Student Activism | Santa Cruz Indymedia
11/18/14 Indybay Journalist Assaulted by Leon Panetta's Security; Protesters Banned from Bookstore   Anti-War | Santa Cruz Indymedia
11/18/14 Santa Cruz Biotechnology Charged Again with Violating Animal Welfare Act   Animal Liberation | Santa Cruz Indymedia
11/14/14 Rasmea Odeh Conviction Protested Across U.S. by Supporters and Human Rights Activists   Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | Palestine | Immigrant Rights
11/13/14 Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs Shares in Solidarity with Those Being Arrested in Florida   Health, Housing, and Public Services | Santa Cruz Indymedia
11/13/14 Grand Jury Investigation Found Recent Jail Deaths Were Preventable   Police State and Prisons | Santa Cruz Indymedia
11/12/14 Strikes by California RNs Kick Off Actions for Patient Safety and Ebola Precautions   Health, Housing, and Public Services | Labor & Workers | California
11/11/14 Whole Foods Workers Demand $5-An-Hour Across-the-Board Wage Increase in SF and East Bay   Labor & Workers
11/05/14 Californians Win Victories on Fracking Despite Deluge of Oil Industry Cash   Environment & Forest Defense | Santa Cruz Indymedia
11/05/14 Police Take Leadership Role in 2014 Peace and Unity March   Police State and Prisons | Santa Cruz Indymedia
11/04/14 Fifth Man Killed at the Hands of Salinas Police in 2014: Jaime Garcia   Police State and Prisons | Santa Cruz Indymedia