$31.00 donated in past month
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Mon Jun 16 2008 (Updated 09/08/08)UC Berkeley Starts To Remove Tree-Sits at Memorial Oak Grove
Mon Jun 16 2008 (Updated 09/08/08)University Begins Removal of Tree-Sit
June 19th Update: Treesitter and Indybay reporter Cricket, came down Thursday night after 3 days of fighting. He made a deal that resulted in his pictures being handed off to others who could post them to Indybay.
Photos: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | UC Berkeley Police Risking Oak's Defenders Lives
On June 18th, the judicial decision on University development plans was released. It upheld a temporary injunction against the start of development but it is unclear for how long it will protect the Oak Grove. Read More
On Tuesday, June 17th, at least five hired contract workers arrived at 6:30am and climbed into the branches of the oak trees to take down tree-sit platforms. Around 5pm, one woman tree-sitter was taken down from a tree and arrested. Police cordoned off the area with barricades as oaks supporters converged on the site. Around 70 people attended an 8pm candlelight vigil. Contract workers continued to take down parts of the tree-sit Wednesday and 3 protesters (all supporters on the ground) were arrested.
Photos: 1 | 2 | 3 | Reports: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | Audio | Video: Supporter scales light pole and joins Berkeley tree sit | Shame on UC | You Tube Video
Memorial Oak Grove is located in the 2000 block of Piedmont Ave in Berkeley, one block north of Bancroft Way. It lies adjacent to Memorial Stadium where Cal's football team plays its games and reportedly stands atop a portion of a Native burial ground for the Ohlone tribe. Some of the trees in the Grove were planted in 1923 as part of a World War I Veterans Memorial. The current stadium, which is adjacent to the Oak Grove, stands atop the Hayward earthquake fault. The treesitters have an unlikely ally in Panoramic Hill residents, who reportedly do not look forward to the removal of the trees from their viewscape.
Wednesday Defend the Oak Grove | Save the Oaks | Save the Oaks text messages on Twitter
Some past Coverage on Indybay: 6/1/2008: Photos from up in the Oak Grove | 5/17: Memorial Day for Memorial Oak Grove | 4/23: Memorial Oak Grove Supporters visit Simpson's Annual Stockholder's Meeting | 4/13: Oak Grove tree Sit Celebrates 500 Days | 3/15: Fresh Comes Down from Central Campus Tree Sit | 3/13: A birthday at the Oak Grove | 3/9: Berkeley Has a Tree Sit on the Central Part of Campus (Day 13) | 12/3/2007: Berkeley Memorial Grove Tree-Sit Anniversary | 11/20/2007: UC Berkeley Installs Extra Fencing Around Oaks Tree-Sit | 8/30/2007: Berkeley Tree-sitters Coming Under Attack | 2/2/2007: Berkeley Oak Grove Wins Court Injunction | 12/16/2006: UC Continues to Ignore Berkeley Law that Protects Native Oaks | 12/2/2006: Tree-Sits in Berkeley to Save Oaks
Thousands evicted in Oakland during 2016 Monday Jan 23rd 10:28 PM
The People v. Mark Peterson Trial: Equal Justice For All In Contra Costa County! Sunday Jan 22nd 6:14 PM
White Women, Stop. Shut Up and Listen. The Police Are Not Feminist (1 comment) Saturday Jan 21st 11:36 PM
Public Land in Oakland Reclaimed For Community Housing and Services by Homeless Residents, Activists (2 comments) Saturday Jan 21st 12:59 PM
ILWU's Trump protest shuts down Oakland terminal Friday Jan 20th 1:58 PM
#J20 at UC Berkeley (events) Wednesday Jan 18th 1:06 PM
Lighthouse Bank Vice Chairman Involved In Assault On Richmond & Mountain View Voters (2 comments) Monday Jan 16th 4:24 AM
24 Hour Vigil for the Homeless Who Have died on our Streets Sunday Jan 15th 10:08 PM
Equal Justice, Corruption & Contra Costa DA Mark Peterson with Attorney Pamela Price Saturday Jan 14th 11:18 PM
Speakeasies and Artists Warehouses: A Tale of Two Oaklands Friday Jan 13th 7:04 PMMore Local News...
[ × close ]
Should someone 5150 Trump for being a threat to himself and everyone else? (1 comment) Saturday Jan 14th 8:19 PM
Mumia Wins Federal Court Victory On Hep-C Treatment! Thursday Jan 5th 8:22 PM
Trump accuses millions of voting illegally this past election (2 comments) Monday Nov 28th 6:15 PM
As Protests Gain Momentum In Bay Area, Trump Campaign Is Scrubbing His Website Thursday Nov 10th 9:29 PM
This Week in Palestine, November 4th, 2016 Friday Nov 4th 5:42 PM
Bullied Wells Fargo Workers, Corruption & OSHA Cover-up (1 comment) Wednesday Oct 5th 1:24 PM
WW CA Farmworkers Getting 8 Hour Day & Attacks On Workers Comp By DIR and Governor Brown (1 comment) Wednesday Aug 31st 8:28 PM
This Week in Palestine, July 29th, 2016 Friday Jul 29th 9:58 PM
Palestinian Workers, Human Rights, US Labor & Zionism (3 comments) Wednesday Jul 27th 10:56 PM
This Week in Palestine, July 22nd, 2016 Friday Jul 22nd 6:16 PMMore Global News...
[ × close ]
MLK day horrors...1-18-17 Mouse Report (1 comment) Tuesday Jan 17th 3:25 PM
SEIU 1021 Leadership's Union Busting Tactics Against SEIU Staff Employees Daz Laparas Sunday Jan 15th 1:32 PM
Bad Russia vs US fracked black box 3/5 voters...1-10-17 Mouse Report (1 comment) Tuesday Jan 10th 1:23 PM
Gladio B Op Istanbul...1-3-17 Mouse Report Wednesday Jan 4th 8:18 AM
Controlled Opposition, Grinch's Christmas Tuesday Dec 27th 4:43 PM
Mumia Rally at Oscar Grant Plaza Tuesday Dec 20th 12:54 PM
Oakland Ghost Ship Fire Caused by Housing Crisis and City Negligence, Say Tenant Advocates Wednesday Dec 14th 6:04 PM
Aleppo Freed of US Takfiris...12-13-16 Mouse Report (1 comment) Tuesday Dec 13th 2:22 PM
"Crisis in Pacifica - our choices for survival" agenda item at the November 19, 2016 KPFA (1 comment) Thursday Dec 1st 4:03 PM
Adios a Bill Mandel y Fidel Castro...11-29.16 Mouse Report (1 comment) Tuesday Nov 29th 3:35 PMOpen Newswire...
[ × close ]