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Dolores Park in San Francisco DESTROYED - is Peoples' Park in Berkeley NEXT?
by two-feather ( parkguard [at] riseup.net )
Tuesday Jul 15th, 2014 10:18 AM
Dolores Park, an Indigenous Sacred Site and iconic San Francisco city park, has been destroyed by the forces of gentrification, and we believe that Muwekma [Peoples'] Park in Berkeley is next.

If you go by S.F.'s Dolores Park these days, you'd hardly recognize it. It has been so thoroughly bulldozed it now looks like another construction site. The desecration of this Indigenous Sacred Site that started with the building of the Mission Dolores hundreds of years ago continues to this day.

We, the Tuk-Pikuni [Tree-People], who staged the iconic Memorial Oak Grove tree-sit, the longest urban occupation [648 days] ever, as well as the various Muwekma* [Peoples'] Park tree-sits, and the current Occupy 2 Decolonize action taking place in Oaktown, want everyone to know that Boss Hogg U. [the University of California] has similar plans for another activist icon and Indigenous Sacred Site, Peoples' Park in Berkeley, and wants to carry them out imminently. The Berkeley City Council wants to start their annual summer recess early this year. That does not bode well for the Park.

The Tree-People are seriously appalled by the apparent willingness of San Francisco so-called `activists' to simply stand down and allow this to happen, AND we also want to serve notice NOT to expect the same kind of SLACKtivism if they try to take Muwekma Park.

See you there;]
A-ho.

*-`Muwekma' is the Ohlone Nation's word for `people'.
THIS JUST IN: At about 1:30 on the afternoon of Mon., July 14th, Zachary Runningwolf, an Indigenous Elder and well-known Bay Area activist, was arrested in Muwekma Park. He has been charged with 3 misdemeanors; obstructing a police officer, vandalism, and possession of a weapon on school grounds. The arraignment takes place on July 16th at 2pm in Dept. 112 at Wile E. Coyote courthouse at 7th and Washington Sts. in Oaktown.

Runningwolf has been raising the alarm about the imminent threat to the Park, so the timing of his arrest is highly suspect, further confirming our belief that Boss Hogg University is coming for our Park.

See you in the Park;] A-ho.
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Children's playgrounds and red herringstwo-featherMonday Jul 21st, 2014 9:08 AM
Dolores Park is not natural.Mike HolmesFriday Jul 18th, 2014 6:03 PM