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Frame-up of UC 8 perpetrated by Nazi Gov Schwarzenegger & police
by repost
Monday Dec 14th, 2009 8:15 AM
"In an ominous attempt to intimidate students involved in protests, and in a sign of the measures the state is preparing to take against those opposed to budget cuts, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger denounced the students for engaging in “a type of terrorism.”
From World Socialist Website, 12/14/09,
"Police crack down on California student protests;California governor denounces “terrorism”"
By Marge Holland and Kevin Martinez
"In an ominous attempt to intimidate students involved in protests, and in a sign of the measures the state is preparing to take against those opposed to budget cuts, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger denounced the students for engaging in “a type of terrorism.”

IT IS NAZI SCHWARZENEGGER AND HIS FELLOW REPUBLICANS IN THE STATE LEGISLATURE WHO CUT THE BUDGET WHO ARE THE TERRORISTS, AND THE SAME IS TRUE OF THE DEMOCRATS WHO VOTED FOR THIS REACTIONARY BUDGET AND DID NOT PUT AN INITIATIVE ON THE NOVEMBER 2008 BALLOT TO CHANGE THE 2/3 BUDGET VOTE REQUIREMENT TO 51%.

Further:

'As always, it is impossible to rule out the role of police provocateurs. It was when police attempted to break up the demonstration that it turned to vandalism. According to eyewitnesses, many of those detained by police were bystanders who were swept up by the police in the confusion. Jobert Poblete, a UC alumnus, was at the march on the chancellor’s house but decided to leave when “things were getting out of hand,” he told Liveweek.net."

'Police then took into custody James Carwil, 34, a visiting PhD student from the City University of New York. “Carwil hadn’t been doing anything at the time. Now he’s in jail on his birthday, and they just raised his bail from $50,000 to $132,000. There’s no way we can raise that much money. This is a travesty,” said Poblete."

"Students had been occupying the building for a week, and were planning on leaving Saturday morning, before final exams began. The administration claimed they decided to make the arrests after they heard of plans for a free music concert on Friday evening. However, the arrests have the air of a deliberate provocation."

"Bail was originally set at $25,000 for some of those arrested, according to a blog on the Facebook page of Transform Public Education, the group organizing the occupation. That bail requirement has since been dropped, and everyone without outstanding warrants or “other criminal issues” was cited and released. Some were not eligible for release due to previous arrests, including one individual who was on federal probation."

"People were not given a final warning—police burst in while people were sleeping and immediately started locking doors and arresting people. Many students have papers due today, and finals to take starting tomorrow,” said Elias Martinez, an undergraduate."

"Roey Kruvi, a third year geography student at UC Berkeley reported that he was sleeping in the hall when he was arrested. He told the San Francisco Bay Guardian that he was put in zip-tie handcuffs and taken down to the basement of the hall where he and the other protestors were kept for two hours without any of their possessions."

“We were not allowed to speak to lawyers, we had all our stuff taken from us, and we were kept unaware of what was going to happen to us,” he said. “It was a freezing cold room where we were kept and some students had no shoes on. One boy did not even have pants on—he was left in boxers and a T-shirt in the cold all day.”

"The police crackdown on students this past week follows a similar wave of arrests and police intimidation during protests staged last month. At least two students at UC Los Angeles were tasered, and dozens were arrested at UCLA and UC Davis."

"The protests by students reflect the growing popular opposition to the budget cutting in California, which is being carried out with the full support of the Obama administration and both political parties in the state. Crippling cuts in education will force many working class students out of school, while budget cuts at the K-12 level will lead to the elimination of programs, layoffs and cuts in teacher pay."

"As opposition grows, the response of the state will be ever more open forms of repression. With a new round of budget cuts planned for this coming year, the statements by Schwarzenegger and university administrators should be seen as a direct threat against all those who oppose the demands of the corporate and financial elite."

"The World Socialist Web Site condemns the arrests of these students and demands their immediate release. The response of the state only demonstrates that a successful opposition to budget cuts and the attack on public education must be based on the independent political mobilization of the working class, in opposition to both the Democratic and Republican Parties, and on the basis of a socialist perspective."

The 12/13/09 Bay Guardian article is at:
http://www.sfbg.com/blogs/politics/2009/12/cops_break_word_bust_uc_protes.html

The Live Week press release is at:
http://liveweek.net/

From the Daily Cal, 12/12-12/13/09
http://www.dailycal.org/article/107793/eight_arrested_after_attack_on_chancellor_s_house

"Students involved with the "Open University" and other student actions have said they are "completely disappointed" by the "impulsive action" made by a small number of people."

"I know that was not a collective decision of the mass of students who were organizing," said Elias Martinez, a UC Berkeley student who helped organize the "Open University" protest. "I know that this was not solidarity."

"Tejada said at about 2 a.m. Saturday morning that the students who received exclusion orders will need to meet with campus officials before being allowed to return to campus for final exams. "

"The only way they can get back on to campus is through a hearing with (UC Berkeley Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Harry Le Grande)," he said. "