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San Francisco | Education & Student Activism

SFSU Occupation Evening Solidarity, 12/9/09: photos (1 of 3)
by dave id
Friday Dec 11th, 2009 12:08 AM
San Francisco State University students occupied the College of Business building and barricaded the doors from the inside at about 4am on December 9th, 2009. On the outside, students and other supporters protected the occupation by blocking the doors with their bodies throughout 24-hour occupation.
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The occupiers' choice to shut down the Business building was to symbolize "no more business as usual" in the current educational environment in California and across the nation where budget cuts, staff layoffs, defunded programs, reductions in the number of admissions, and student fee increases grow dramatically worse while war and prison budgets continue unabated.

Despite dropping temperatures and light rain in the early morning hours, demonstrators maintained their vigil outside of the building, sharing food, coffee, blankets and camaraderie as they stood in solidarity with the occupiers.


SFSU occupation photographs from earlier in the afternoon:
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/12/09/18631971.php

More info on the occupation:
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§Solidarity at the west entrance
by dave id Friday Dec 11th, 2009 12:08 AM
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§Drum and guitar
by dave id Friday Dec 11th, 2009 12:08 AM
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§Planting the seeds of resistance
by dave id Friday Dec 11th, 2009 12:08 AM
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§Wanted: SFSU President Robert A. Corrigan
by dave id Friday Dec 11th, 2009 12:08 AM
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§Meet War Profiteer and CSU Board Member Glen Toney
by dave id Friday Dec 11th, 2009 12:08 AM
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§We stand in solidarity with the Greek occupations
by dave id Friday Dec 11th, 2009 12:08 AM
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§Barricade inside the north entrance
by dave id Friday Dec 11th, 2009 12:08 AM
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§Snuggle solidarity at the north entrance
by dave id Friday Dec 11th, 2009 12:08 AM
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These would be the demonstrators physically dragged from the door by police at about 4am in order to clear a path for the forcable removal of the occupiers.

§Dance party continues into the night
by dave id Friday Dec 11th, 2009 12:08 AM
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§Barricades inside the south entrance
by dave id Friday Dec 11th, 2009 12:08 AM
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§Strike March 4th for public education
by dave id Friday Dec 11th, 2009 12:08 AM
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§Another budget is possible - rise up SFSunited
by dave id Friday Dec 11th, 2009 12:08 AM
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§Protect the occupation
by dave id Friday Dec 11th, 2009 12:08 AM
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§Behind every fee increase, a line of riot police
by dave id Friday Dec 11th, 2009 12:08 AM
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occupysfsu.wordpress.com

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§second and third in 3-part series
by dave id Sunday Dec 20th, 2009 7:11 PM
SFSU Occupation Police Raid, 12/10/09: photos and video (2 of 3)
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/12/17/18632968.php

SFSU Occupation Solidarity on 19th Street, 12/10/09: photos and video (3 of 3)
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/12/20/18633216.php

more on SFSU occupation: