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UCSC Tree-sit Occupation Continues
by JS
Thursday Dec 13th, 2007 2:19 PM
During UCSC winter break, the campus will be subject to campus closure. However, the tree-sit and the autonomous zone beneath will continue. While students are gone during break, there is a strong chance of an attempt by campus administrators and police of a surprise attack to remove the tree-sitters and their ground support. In the event of an attack, they could use your support.
The occupation of UCSC's "Science Hill" continues.

To get emergency notifications about the UCSC tree-sit,
send a message from your cell phone or your computer to
lrr-add@riseup.net

Last month, a tree-sit was erected on campus by activists opposed to UC Santa Cruz's Long Range Development Plan. Just some of the reasons for opposition to the LRDP include:

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  • 120 acres of Upper Campus Forest slated for destruction
  • Addition of 4500 new UCSC Students
  • Uncontrolled UCSC development and expansion
  • A planning process with insufficient student and city input
  • Stress on city resources such as housing, traffic, and water
  • Degradation of undergraduate education
  • Creation of biotech facilities including live animal testing
  • Increasing corporate funding of the UCs

These are just some of the reasons why the LRDP is opposed by an increasingly vocal coalition, including students, staff, faculty, and people in Santa Cruz.

During UCSC winter break, the campus will be subject to campus closure. However, the tree-sit and the autonomous zone beneath will continue. While students are gone during break, there is a strong chance of an attempt by campus administrators and police of a surprise attack to remove the tree-sitters and their ground support. In the event of an attack, they could use your support.

You can get emergency notification in case the tree-sit is attacked by sending an SMS email now to lrr-add@riseup.net

Historically, UCSC has a pattern of cutting trees during winter and summer breaks while students, staff, and faculty are absent. During winter break 1991, for instance, Elfland, a spectacular riparian redwood grove, was cut to make way for Colleges 9 and 10. More about elfland resistance: elfland history

For more about the UCSC tree-sit, read more about it on Indymedia at www.indybay.org/SantaCruz

To learn about the LRDP and judge for yourself, go to lrdpresistance.org

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It makes senseMeeeeeWednesday Dec 19th, 2007 11:16 PM
supportoehlbergWednesday Dec 19th, 2007 8:18 AM
This sucksJ. Bertram SmithTuesday Dec 18th, 2007 11:22 AM
a war?give me a breakSaturday Dec 15th, 2007 1:36 AM
pay'em no mindgnomeFriday Dec 14th, 2007 9:51 PM
"Surprise Attack"So what?Friday Dec 14th, 2007 11:56 AM
I wishtheanimalsmatterFriday Dec 14th, 2007 10:55 AM
Just a reminder,It's really quite simple:Friday Dec 14th, 2007 7:24 AM
"Surprise Attack" would be tit for tatIt's what you did to themThursday Dec 13th, 2007 6:48 PM