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BREAKING: ~100 people have occupied the lobby of UC headquarters in Oakland
by occupy everything!!
Monday Nov 23rd, 2009 3:02 PM
In protest of fee hikes and police violence on November 20th at UC Berkeley during the Wheeler Hall occupation, around 100 people have occupied the lobby of UC headquarters in downtown Oakland. Riot cops are inside the building with protesters but things are calm so far.

Photos below. Updates to be posted as events unfold...



According to the UC website:

The Office of the President is the systemwide headquarters of the University of California, managing its fiscal and business operations and supporting the academic and research missions across its campuses, labs and medical centers.

University of California — 1111 Franklin St., Oakland, CA 94607

http://www.ucop.edu/


More on occupations and protests statewide...
§Occupation of UC Headquarters in Oakland
by via e-mail Monday Nov 23rd, 2009 3:05 PM
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Occupation of UC Headquarters in Oakland

§Occupation of UC headquarters
by via e-mail Monday Nov 23rd, 2009 3:06 PM
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Occupation of UC headquarters

§Occupation of UC headquarters
by via e-mail Monday Nov 23rd, 2009 3:07 PM
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Occupation of UC headquarters

§"it's NOT an occupation"
by RT Monday Nov 23rd, 2009 5:35 PM
IMPORTANT: Students clarify it's NOT an occupation. 150 students flood UCOP to demand Yudof speak to students. Request Denied.
§Crowd growing, riot police in
by RT Monday Nov 23rd, 2009 5:41 PM
Crowd growing, riot police in
§It has thinned out a bit.
by RT @Alonis Monday Nov 23rd, 2009 5:44 PM
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It has thinned out a bit. OPD has actually been leaving. http://twitpic.com/qp9l2
§approx 5pm
by RT @Alonis Monday Nov 23rd, 2009 5:46 PM

Oakland: Everyone is gathered... waiting.
§Protest Ends
by RT Monday Nov 23rd, 2009 6:07 PM
The protest inside of UCOP is reportedly over.
§UPDATE
by SC Alert! Monday Nov 23rd, 2009 6:19 PM
Students walked out of UCOP building after talking to some top level administrators. No arrests.

Comments  (Hide Comments)

by awake
Monday Nov 23rd, 2009 3:05 PM
Your courage is inspiring! Keep up the great work!
by .
Monday Nov 23rd, 2009 3:19 PM
really its about police and state violence that should be on trial. not just aboiut ''education''. spread the knowledge!
by Sludge
Monday Nov 23rd, 2009 3:31 PM
Say hi to Harry Powell (President Academic Senate) for me.....He's a pretty reasonable guy.

Congratulations on the smooth, well times occupation. I'll be on the outside to do what I can!
by RWF
Monday Nov 23rd, 2009 3:57 PM
from last year: "The University of California says its incoming president will skip the residence favored by former presidents and live in a 6,800-square foot Oakland home instead.

Mark Yudof is scheduled to start in his new job next month after leading the University of Texas since 2002.

In the past, UC presidents and their families lived near the university system's Berkeley campus in a 13,000-square foot home now in need of millions of dollars in repairs.

The 63-year-old Yudof and his wife are set to live in a new home that will cost the university more than $11,000 per month.

That comes on top of a salary and benefits package for Yudof that puts his annual compensation at more than $925,000. Yudof's predecessor earned $436,000 per year in total compensation."
by Sara
Monday Nov 23rd, 2009 3:59 PM

NICE WORK COMRADES!!
by Ms. C
Monday Nov 23rd, 2009 4:10 PM
Yeah! Keep up the good work y'all!
by Council for Maintaining the Occupations
Monday Nov 23rd, 2009 4:14 PM
FUCK YEAH!!!
by RT
Monday Nov 23rd, 2009 4:14 PM
Some locked in, some outside. They're bringing riot cops. We're demanding meeting w/ Yudof @ Wheeler
3:37 PM Can anyone confirm? Source Says UC Administrative Office Student-Occupied bit.ly/4KEQpc (sfappeal)
by unionproud
Monday Nov 23rd, 2009 4:34 PM
Awesome! Great job.
by whut up wit dat?
Monday Nov 23rd, 2009 4:49 PM
why a pointless link to that corporate news site's home page?

obviously they have nothing to offer on it yet, if the photos on indybay weren't proof enough for them

are you just a chron troll trying to gin up some traffic there or what?
by Solidatious
Monday Nov 23rd, 2009 4:50 PM
Hell yeah! Stay safe, and stay strong!
UC students left Oakland building peacefully after 2-hour talk w/administrators about fee increases.

UC provost, VP biz operations promise to march to Sacramento with students to advocate for more higher ed funding
by santa cruz occupier
Monday Nov 23rd, 2009 6:36 PM
lets keep it up sisters&brothers! this movement is so much bigger than many of us realize--solidarity forever! education will make us stronger!
by revolutionary
Monday Nov 23rd, 2009 7:50 PM
We need a new system in America; one that will place education, healthcare, jobs, peace & freedom at the top of the list, not war, unemployment, homelessness, poverty, ignorance, out of control policemen and bailouts for people at the top of a pyramid system called capitalism.

But how do we get there?

WE REFUSE TO COOPERATE WITH ALL AUTHORITY
WE RESIST AND WE DISRUPT THE SYSTEM OF BUSINESS AS USUAL
WE STICK TOGETHER AND FIGHT THIS THING TILL THE PEOPLE WAKE UP TO JOIN US ONE DAY! WE CAN OVERPOWER THE POLICE IN OUR NUMBERS. THERE ARE MORE OF US CIVILIANS THAN THERE ARE COPS. WE DO HAVE THE POWER. LET'S USE IT!
by just sad
Monday Nov 23rd, 2009 10:18 PM
fucking lame.

there is no future under this system.

for the majority of us
work till death. (or live off exploiting others)
rent till death.
dependency till death.

fuck our jobs.
fuck paying the bills.
fuck alienation from life.

what we need is a human strike
a secession of the plebs.
work for ourselves collectively.
enough of this shit.
enough of this fucking system.

occupy fucking everything.
by etoile rose
Tuesday Nov 24th, 2009 2:39 AM
hey occupiers/protesters of UC, yes, keept the movement! the fuckin system needs to change so we have no other chance than to constantly live for this shift, in our protests, our daily actions as tiny as they may be, in our relation to others.
solidary love from vienna!