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UCSC Hahn Occupation Demands

by Eugene Mattick
Though students voted to end the occupation of Hahn, they have generated the following list of demands. Actions will be ongoing!
We support the demands of UC Davis students and faculty. In solidarity with them we make the following demands on our own campus administration:

1. We demand that the UCPD be disbanded and a committee be formed by students, faculty and workers whose mandate is to transfer legitimate community safety responsibilities to democratically accountable and unarmed campus safety groups.

The mandate of this committee will be to:
-Determine the full range of functions that are currently fulfilled by UCPD which can legitimately be delegated to campus safety groups.

-Determine the few specific situations in which it may be necessary to call on the assistance of outside agencies and to create the necessary protocols that the University must follow before these agencies are invited onto campus.

-Prioritize community well being and violence prevention over police activities. To this end its emphasis should be on refunding resource centers like conflict resolution and rape prevention, as well as refunding centers dedicated to addressing the needs of underserved populations on campus.

2. We call on the administration of this campus to refuse to implement budget cuts imposed by the state, UCOP or the Regents. This means:
-Rescind tuition hikes back to 2009 levels and allow students to enroll in classes at that rate.
-Rescind campus layoffs back to 2009.
-Rescind budget cuts to divisions and departments to 2009 levels.

3. We demand that no disciplinary actions are to be taken against students or allies for participation in occupation protest activities.

4. We demand that this list of demands be sent out to all members of the campus community on the University's own e-mail servers.
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by Your Fellow Slug
1. Please remember that you do not represent the concerns of all the students and that your actions can affect other students (ie: Shutting down access to Hahn Students Services has affected other students and their ability to study for finals)

2. You want to protest, and the right to assemble is a guaranteed right. Think about the additional costs that your protest put on an already cash strapped university.

3. Appreciate that not everyone shares your views - and that is ok.

4. If you believe in your cause, why hide your faces? That is just as cowardly as people who hide in boardrooms or behind fancy titles. Be accountable for your actions.

The next time you want to occupy a building, PLEASE think about how it will affect your fellow student...we are all in this together.
by Seriously
These are such childish and cliche demands that it's laughable.

Akin to "We demand that Mommy and Daddy eliminate all bedtimes and vegetables and use those resources for candy and pony rides".
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