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Occupy the Banks!
Date Thursday November 10
Time 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Location Details
Meet at Downtown Berkeley BART station to pay visit to all the banks: BOA, CHASE, and Wells Fargo.
Event Type Protest
Organizer/AuthorOriana Saportas
We have suffered a $17 billion in cuts to public education and 200% increases in tuition for UC, CSU, and community college students since just 2008. Now, $2.5 billion in additional cuts to education and essential services are under consideration for December.

That's why we are mobilizing Nov 9th, Nov.10th and Nov 16th to deliver a message to the 50 corporate elite who sit on the boards of California’s colleges and universities: We already paid! It’s time to make Wall Street corporations and the wealthy pay to refund education!

On November 16th, the UC Regents will be discussing and possibly voting on a proposal to raise fees up to 81% over the next 4 years -- raising tuition to over $22,000. This is a brutal attack against the 99% of California, particularly for communities of color and working families, and on all sectors of public education, from pre-K-12 to higher education.

We call on all the 99%, on all the Occupy general assemblies and camps throughout Northern California, on all student, labor, and community organizations, to come together in a massive display of non-violent civil disobedience to prevent the UC Regents meeting from taking place, to send the strongest message that we will not accept any fee hikes, cuts, or concessions in any level of public education.

We can win this struggle. Join us!

For more info, contact: occupyoureducation [at] gmail.com

http://www.occupyed.org

For info about the Week of Action:
http://www.makebankspaycalifornia.com
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=142029789232227
http://makebankspaycalifornia.org
Added to the calendar on Friday Nov 4th, 2011 4:28 PM

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