SF Bay Area Indymedia indymedia
About Contact Subscribe Calendar Publish Print Donate

East Bay | Education & Student Activism | Front Page

Thu Apr 8 2010 (Updated 04/15/10) University Comes Down Hard with Severe Sanctions for Protesters
UC Berkeley Rally in Defense of Students Facing Suspension On Monday, April 5th, dozens rallied at UC Berkeley to protest the university's crackdown on student protests. Over 100 students are facing possible suspension for participating in last semester's protests against budget cuts, furloughs, and tuition hikes -- among them, participants in last November's occupation of Wheeler Hall and last December's Open University.

Law student Daniela Urban called the suspensions an "unparalleled sanction" that sets a very aggressive standard for the university's response to student protest. She said, "If this is their jumping off point, what will students say to that? I've done nothing wrong and you haven't shown I've done anything wrong."

Students are also criticizing the university's code of conduct for violating their rights, including that of due process. University administrators say that the campus' disciplinary process is designed to be "educational" and "developmental." But critics say that the code fails to protect student rights while allowing for serious sanctions.

imc_photo.gifRead More with Photos | Demand Letter vs. UC Berkeley's Unconstitutional Student Conduct Process

See also: UCSC Students Slapped with Large Fines, Suspensions and an Expulsion | SFSU: Eleven Students From Budget Cut Protests Face Fines of $744.25 Per Student

Indybay Coverage from November and December 2009: After Morning Arrests at "Liberated" Wheeler Hall Eight Arrested on Felony Charges | California Students Protest and Occupy as UC Regents Approve 32% Fee Hike

08/04/15 Judge Declares AgGag Law Unconstitutional Attempt to Silence Critics, Whistleblowers   Animal Liberation
08/03/15 San Francisco General Users Urge SFMuni to Keep the #33 Line to the County Hospital   Health, Housing, and Public Services
08/03/15 Marcha solidaria con las comunidades de San Francisco Xochicuautla y Santa María Ostula   En Español
08/03/15 Portland Bridge Danglers Delay Shell Ice-Breaker to Stop Arctic Oil Drilling   Environment & Forest Defense
08/02/15 Mexico City March Opposes Plunder of Indigenous Lands and Resources   Police State and Prisons | Americas
08/01/15 Santa Cruz Residents Protest Local Laws that Criminalize Sleep   Health, Housing, and Public Services | Santa Cruz Indymedia
08/01/15 Frank Alvarado's Family Vows to Continue Fighting for Justice   Police State and Prisons | Santa Cruz Indymedia
07/28/15 City of Oakland Declares Humanist Hall a Neighborhood Nuisance, Issues Huge Fines   Health, Housing, and Public Services | Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism | Government & Elections
07/27/15 Community Farm on International Blvd Destroyed, But Farmer's Promise Comeback   Police State and Prisons | Environment & Forest Defense | Health, Housing, and Public Services
07/27/15 Fresno Cop Watcher Found Guilty of Vandalism for Chalk Writing on Police Memorial   Police State and Prisons | Central Valley
07/26/15 Two New Arrests Brings Total to Four Arrested for Huge String of ALF Actions in 2013   Police State and Prisons | California | Animal Liberation