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Wed Dec 19 2007 (Updated 01/08/08)
Winter Break at the UCSC Tree-sit
Protesters End Occupation of Space Under the Trees
December 7th marked the first month of the tree-sit on Science Hill at UC Santa Cruz to protest campus expansion. In that month, discussions about UCSC's Long Range Development Plan (LRDP), biomedicine, the use of police force and the future of the UCSC campus have been sprouting up all over the place. Connections have been made with off-campus community members, many forums have been held and more are planned, and a campus coalition of students, graduate students, and faculty is forming to plan other modes of resistance outside of the tree-sit.

Before the tree-sit went up, few students understood what the LRDP was, and there was almost no ongoing discussion about it. The tree-sit has reopened that conversation and given space for people to imagine different possibilities for UCSC's future. Read More

see also: UCSC Tree-sit Occupation Continues || Police Stand Ready to Invade Santa Cruz Tree Sit! Solidarity Needed! || LRDP Tree Sit Being Attacked! || imc_photo.gif imc_video.gif UCSC Police Visit Tree-Sit, Sweep, Leave || imc_photo.gif imc_video.gif Report and more photos from Dec. 17 police actions at UCSC tree-sit || Arrest of UCSC tree-climber- Thurs 3:45pm 12/20/07 || imc_photo.gif Parking, Protest and Security on Science Hill || Dec. 22nd: Solstice Celebration at the Tree Sit || imc_photo.gif Delivering Food to Tree-sitters at UCSC on Christmas || imc_video.gif Santa Cruz wind trees
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