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40 UC Berkeley students occupy Wheeler Hall - SUPPORT NEEEDED
by Fed Up
Friday Nov 20th, 2009 5:52 AM
Students have taken over Wheeler Hall, but outside support is urgently needed. Come out as soon as possible. It's Friday morning and time to escalate this strike against outrageous fee hikes.
Students have taken over Wheeler Hall, but outside support is urgently needed. Come out as soon as possible. It's Friday morning and time to escalate this strike against outrageous fee hikes. Protesters say they need supporters to come to outside the hall as soon as possible. Cops are here.
§Call out for support for at UC Wheeler Hall occupation
by sympathizer Friday Nov 20th, 2009 6:48 AM
Students have occupied and locked down Wheeler Hall at UCB all night and are anticipating a police raid at any time this morning to clear the building.

If you or anyone you know are near the vicinity, they are asking for supporters on the outside to come and keep an eye on things. Please come down and support.
§Update
by On-the-ground Friday Nov 20th, 2009 7:17 AM
Folks occupying the building report that 2 people have been arrested and that they have barricaded the second floor. Police have beaten students and are now using pepper spray through the barricaded doors.

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Friday Nov 20th, 2009 7:17 AM
Call KPFA news 510-848-6767 Ex2 Tell them their primary responsibility is to report local news of concern to the needs and interests of the workingclass, which public school education is by definition. Tell them we expect live coverage ALL DAY LONG of the events at Wheeler Hall and the rest of the UC Berkeley campus today concerning the crisis in education, interviewing both the people sitting in at Wheeler and the labor union members of UPTE who still have no contract. UPTE may be reached at
http://www.upte.org/contacts/index.html
Systemwide
510.704.8783 | 510.704.8065 (fax) | info [at] upte-cwa.org

Local 1-UCB/UCOP
510.848.8783 | 510.848.8786 (fax) | uptelocal1 [at] igc.org

WE ARE ALL WATCHING WHO DOES THE JOB BEST IN REPORTING THE CRISIS IN OUR TAXPAYER PROVIDED SCHOOL SYSTEM. So far, Indybay and the Daily Cal seem to be the most likely to be on the job. WHERE IS KPFA? Tell them either they increase their coverage of the crisis at UC Berkeley, 1 block from the station, or they are gone. THIS REFUSAL TO REPORT IMPORTANT LOCAL STRUGGLES WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.