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

East Bay | Environment & Forest Defense | Health, Housing, and Public Services | Police State and Prisons | Front Page

Thu Nov 4 2010 (Updated 02/16/11) Organizers Calling for Supporters to Come Out to Ongoing People's Park Tree Sit
Tree Sit Continues in Muwekma (People's) Park in Berkeley UPDATE: Midnight Matt Arrested for Attempted Murder on January 28th

In the evening on October 31st, Halloween night, advocates for People's Park climbed into the trees to take a stand against the ongoing destruction of the park by UC Berkeley, with the encouragement of the Telegraph Business Association, and to protest the dwindling resources available to the city's homeless population. The tree sitters have renamed the park "muwekma" for the Ohlone word for "people" -- the Ohlone being the original peoples indigenous to this area. Sitters are calling for supporters to come out and participate or otherwise assist their effort to defend the park.

Zachary Running Wolf says the reasons for the new tree sit include a new curfew in the park enforced by police and asks for resources to be donated to the effort, such as food and money, and/or for people to personally participate up in the trees.

videophotoOctober 31st Video & Photos: Tree Sit Now Underway in Muwekma (People's) Park in Berkeley - Call Out for Support
November 5th Report: Police taking treesitters' supplies; organizers call out for immediate support.
November 8th Report: People's Park Tree-Sit Update: Day Eight
photoNovember 18th Photos: Muwekma Park / People's Park, Berkeley California Treesit
photoNovember 19th Photos: Muwekma Park - Free Arboreal Camping!
November 25th Report: Muwekma Direct Action
videoNovember 25th Video: Thanksgiving in the Trees, Day 25
videoJanuary 15th Video: Muwekma (People's) Park Treesit, Day 76
photoJanuary 25th Photos: 2000 Hours Of Direct Action At The Berkeley [Ohlone] People's Park [Muwekma] Treesit!

09/29/14 For Second Time in Two Months, Zim Ship Forced to Leave Oakland Port Without Unloading   Labor & Workers | International
09/28/14 No More Sweetheart Water Deals for Billionaire Farmers   Environment & Forest Defense | California
09/27/14 Workers Reject Three-Year Wage Freeze Proposal from Dream Inn Owners   Labor & Workers | Santa Cruz Indymedia
09/27/14 Homeless Rights Group Examines Police Records for Patterns of Selective Enforcement   Police State and Prisons | Santa Cruz Indymedia
09/26/14 Bay Area Residents React to Airstrikes on Syria by Taking to the Streets   Anti-War | South Bay | Peninsula
09/23/14 Developers Inadequately Address Endangered Species Habitat in Coastal Development Permit   Environment & Forest Defense | Santa Cruz Indymedia
09/14/14 Half Moon Bay Family also Names County and 911 Dispatcher in Federal Lawsuit   Police State and Prisons | Peninsula
09/14/14 Observers Document Killing of Whales, Dolphins and Sea Lions by Fishery   Environment & Forest Defense | California
09/14/14 Tribal Members and River Advocates Attend Day Celebrating Water Flow   Environment & Forest Defense | Central Valley
09/13/14 Battle for Passage of the ERA has been Fought for 91 Years   Womyn | Peninsula
09/12/14 Officer Who Beat Tarek Abu Khdeir also Suspect in Other Violent Crimes   Anti-War | Palestine