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UCSC Tree-sit Occupation Continues

by JS
During UCSC winter break, the campus will be subject to campus closure. However, the tree-sit and the autonomous zone beneath will continue. While students are gone during break, there is a strong chance of an attempt by campus administrators and police of a surprise attack to remove the tree-sitters and their ground support. In the event of an attack, they could use your support.
The occupation of UCSC's "Science Hill" continues.

To get emergency notifications about the UCSC tree-sit,
send a message from your cell phone or your computer to
lrr-add@riseup.net

Last month, a tree-sit was erected on campus by activists opposed to UC Santa Cruz's Long Range Development Plan. Just some of the reasons for opposition to the LRDP include:

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  • 120 acres of Upper Campus Forest slated for destruction
  • Addition of 4500 new UCSC Students
  • Uncontrolled UCSC development and expansion
  • A planning process with insufficient student and city input
  • Stress on city resources such as housing, traffic, and water
  • Degradation of undergraduate education
  • Creation of biotech facilities including live animal testing
  • Increasing corporate funding of the UCs

These are just some of the reasons why the LRDP is opposed by an increasingly vocal coalition, including students, staff, faculty, and people in Santa Cruz.

During UCSC winter break, the campus will be subject to campus closure. However, the tree-sit and the autonomous zone beneath will continue. While students are gone during break, there is a strong chance of an attempt by campus administrators and police of a surprise attack to remove the tree-sitters and their ground support. In the event of an attack, they could use your support.

You can get emergency notification in case the tree-sit is attacked by sending an SMS email now to lrr-add@riseup.net

Historically, UCSC has a pattern of cutting trees during winter and summer breaks while students, staff, and faculty are absent. During winter break 1991, for instance, Elfland, a spectacular riparian redwood grove, was cut to make way for Colleges 9 and 10. More about elfland resistance: elfland history

For more about the UCSC tree-sit, read more about it on Indymedia at www.indybay.org/SantaCruz

To learn about the LRDP and judge for yourself, go to lrdpresistance.org

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Meeeee
Wed, Dec 19, 2007 11:16PM
oehlberg
Wed, Dec 19, 2007 8:18AM
J. Bertram Smith
Tue, Dec 18, 2007 11:22AM
give me a break
Sat, Dec 15, 2007 1:36AM
gnome
Fri, Dec 14, 2007 9:51PM
So what?
Fri, Dec 14, 2007 11:56AM
theanimalsmatter
Fri, Dec 14, 2007 10:55AM
It's really quite simple:
Fri, Dec 14, 2007 7:24AM
It's what you did to them
Thu, Dec 13, 2007 6:48PM
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