SF Bay Area Indymedia indymedia
About Contact Subscribe Calendar Publish Print Donate

East Bay | Education & Student Activism | Immigrant Rights | Racial Justice | Front Page

Wed May 5 2010 (Updated 05/13/10) Hunger Strike Demands Denouncing of SB1070 & Rights for UC Workers and Student Protesters
Hunger Strike at UC Berkeley Updates 5/11/10: photohunger strike at uc berkeley still going strong
Updates 5/10/10: Police Raiding UC Berkeley Hunger Strike | Hunger Strike Raided: Rally at 3:30pm | photoHunger Strikers | photohella cops defend chancellor birgeneau's house from hunger strikers

On Monday, May 3rd, the Chican@/Latin@ community at Cal, which includes RAZA, Mecha, Xinaxtli, and others began a hunger strike in front of California Hall in response to the new Arizona SB1070 Law and to the charges imposed on student protesters this school year. The six demands issued include that President Yudof and other UC Chancellors publicly denounce Arizona’s SB1070 and that all the charges be dropped against student activists in the year 2009-2010, particularly those charged with student conduct beginning in November 20th and December 11th 2009. Strikers issued a call to action against racism and oppression for Friday, May 7th.

The Hunger strikers write: We, the hunger strikers of UC Berkeley, are calling out to all people of color, to our communities of color, to take a stand this Friday, May 7th at noon against racism and all the many forms that this oppression takes in our society. We call upon communities of color and all our allies to protest at locations of power, wherever it may be that you are best able to protest, whether that be an administration building or city hall. We must unite and let those in power know that we are standing together to oppose the criminalization of our communities. Let them know that we will not allow them to target workers for firings on our campuses through the misguided privatization policies of our campus administrations. Let them know that we will not allow them to target our fellow students that have stood up to them in past, that stand up to them in the present, and that will stand against them in future protests. Let them know that we are all one: workers, students, community members. Let it be known that we will not be divided.

Read More | photo Photos: 1 | 2 | Call to Action from UC Berkeley Hunger Strikers

See Also: UC Berkeley Agrees to Settle Angela Miller’s Conduct Charges

Previous Related Indybay Feature: UC Berkeley Rally in Defense of Students Facing Suspension

08/04/15 Judge Declares AgGag Law Unconstitutional Attempt to Silence Critics, Whistleblowers   Police State and Prisons | Animal Liberation
08/03/15 San Francisco General Users Urge SFMuni to Keep the #33 Line to the County Hospital   Health, Housing, and Public Services
08/03/15 Marcha solidaria con las comunidades de San Francisco Xochicuautla y Santa María Ostula   En Español
08/03/15 Portland Bridge Danglers Delay Shell Ice-Breaker to Stop Arctic Oil Drilling   Environment & Forest Defense
08/02/15 Mexico City March Opposes Plunder of Indigenous Lands and Resources   Police State and Prisons | Americas
08/01/15 Santa Cruz Residents Protest Local Laws that Criminalize Sleep   Health, Housing, and Public Services | Santa Cruz Indymedia
08/01/15 Frank Alvarado's Family Vows to Continue Fighting for Justice   Police State and Prisons | Santa Cruz Indymedia
07/28/15 City of Oakland Declares Humanist Hall a Neighborhood Nuisance, Issues Huge Fines   Health, Housing, and Public Services | Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism | Government & Elections
07/27/15 Community Farm on International Blvd Destroyed, But Farmer's Promise Comeback   Police State and Prisons | Environment & Forest Defense | Health, Housing, and Public Services
07/27/15 Fresno Cop Watcher Found Guilty of Vandalism for Chalk Writing on Police Memorial   Police State and Prisons | Central Valley
07/26/15 Two New Arrests Brings Total to Four Arrested for Huge String of ALF Actions in 2013   Police State and Prisons | California | Animal Liberation