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Occupation and Liberation at UCSC to Stop Expansion
by ~Bradley (bradley [at] riseup.net)
Thursday Nov 15th, 2007 3:15 PM
Students at University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC) have been occupying spaces high up in redwood trees and on the ground since November 7th on Science Hill, site of a proposed Biomedical Sciences facility. The space below the redwoods is transforming from a parking lot into a temporary autonomous zone. Meetings are events take place every day and students enjoy the space for doing their school work. This year, anti-colonialists plan to celebrate an all day Thanks-Vegan Holiday Sit-in and Potluck at the liberated community space in resistance to UCSC expansion.

On November 14th in Berkeley, 75 miles from Santa Cruz, three people were violently arrested by UC police officers at a midnight prayer vigil at the long-standing Oak Grove tree-sit on UC Berkeley's campus. More than 40 people, lead by a group of Indigenous peoples, walked in procession to the Tree-sit to show support for human rights and sacred sites and hold a prayerful candlelight vigil at the area, which is a sacred Ohlone burial ground.
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2007/11/15/18461299.php
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The Temporary Autonomous Zone (TAZ) describes the socio-political tactic of creating temporary spaces that elude formal structures of control.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temporary_Autonomous_Zone

For more information, see:

Santa Cruz Community Supports Tree-sitters
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2007/11/15/18461281.php

UCSC Students Launch Tree-Sit at Site of Controversial Biomedical Sciences Building
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2007/11/08/18458938.php
§Old Growth Redwood Tree
by ~Bradley Thursday Nov 15th, 2007 3:15 PM
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I am an old growth Redwood Tree
This is not the end for me
Please protect my family
Resist the LRDP!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sequoia
§Altar with Mushrooms
by ~Bradley Thursday Nov 15th, 2007 3:15 PM
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§Welcome
by ~Bradley Thursday Nov 15th, 2007 3:15 PM
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Welcome to a Community for Everyone!
§Drawing
by ~Bradley Thursday Nov 15th, 2007 3:15 PM
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An art class convened at the base of the trees for a drawing assignment.
§Every Day
by ~Bradley Thursday Nov 15th, 2007 3:15 PM
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Community Potluck and Meeting 4pm Every Day
§Chalk
by ~Bradley Thursday Nov 15th, 2007 3:15 PM
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§Occupation
by ~Bradley Thursday Nov 15th, 2007 3:15 PM
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§Platform in Redwood
by ~Bradley Thursday Nov 15th, 2007 3:15 PM
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§Biomedics make me sick
by ~Bradley Thursday Nov 15th, 2007 3:15 PM
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§Juggling
by ~Bradley Thursday Nov 15th, 2007 3:15 PM
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§Ration
by ~Bradley Thursday Nov 15th, 2007 3:15 PM
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§Crop Circles
by ~Bradley Thursday Nov 15th, 2007 3:15 PM
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§Protection
by ~Bradley Thursday Nov 15th, 2007 3:15 PM
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§Ascending
by ~Bradley Thursday Nov 15th, 2007 3:15 PM
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§Defend Wildlife Habitat
by ~Bradley Thursday Nov 15th, 2007 3:15 PM
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§Hut
by ~Bradley Thursday Nov 15th, 2007 3:15 PM
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§Long Live Elfland
by ~Bradley Thursday Nov 15th, 2007 3:15 PM
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§Banana Slug
by ~Bradley Thursday Nov 15th, 2007 3:15 PM
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According to wikipedia, banana slugs are native to the forest floors along North America's Pacific Coastal coniferous rainforest belt (including redwood forests), which stretches from Southeastern Alaska to Santa Cruz.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banana_slug
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UC Berkeley completes barbed-wire fence around tree-sitrepostMonday Nov 19th, 2007 8:33 PM
update on chargesword under the treesFriday Nov 16th, 2007 11:49 PM
legal update?alfredo bonnanoFriday Nov 16th, 2007 7:21 PM
Thanks for the updatesStop UC Berkeley VivisectionThursday Nov 15th, 2007 4:38 PM