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Wed Apr 24 2024 (Updated 05/20/24)
Occupations Established at Universities Across California
Across the Globe, Students Set Up Encampments in Solidarity with Palestinians
Students at UC Berkeley, Cal Poly Humboldt, Stanford, Sonoma State, San Francisco State, Sacramento State, University of San Francisco, UC Santa Cruz and UC Davis joined students at colleges throughout the country to establish occupations in support of Palestinians. Outrage at Israel's attempted genocide in Gaza has produced a movement of encampments at Harvard, Columbia, Barnard, Boston University, Yale, MIT, NYU, USC, UT Austin, and many more so far. Police have arrested hundreds, and yet the protests persist and continue to expand.

On April 22, UC Berkeley students established a Gaza support encampment in front of Sproul Hall, scene of decades of activism. On the same day, students at Cal Poly Humboldt started an occupation of Siemens Hall, which led campus officials to close the campus.

While Netanyahu pushed his Palestinian genocide off the headlines with his cynical Iran maneuver, young people throughout the country are putting it right back.

Stanford students initially kicked off their first round of protest to stop the genocide in Gaza in October 2023, with a sit-in consisting of multiple tents in White Plaza which lasted 120 days, through winter break and winter rain storms, until police broke up the encampment in February.

UC Berkeley: photo All Out for Rapha Rally at UCB | photo UC Berkeley Palestine Support Encampment - April 28 | photo At UCB, the Encampment and a Free Palestine with UCSF Dr. Marya Rupa & Student | photo Day Three of UCB Gaza Support Encampment | photo UC Berkeley Free Palestine Encampment Demands | photo Gaza Support Encampment at UC Berkeley

Cal Poly Humboldt: article CFA Members File Unfair Practice Charge Over Cal Poly Humboldt’s Campus Closure | event Free Palestine Commencement | photo SDS Humboldt Statement on the End of the Occupation of Siemens Hall | article CFA Humboldt Condemns Arrest of Students and Faculty | photo From Redwood Trees to Olive Groves, the Commune Grows | photo A Message from Occupiers | event Cops Off Campus! | photo Student Occupation Shuts Down Cal Poly Humboldt

Stanford University: photo Stanford People's University Stands Strong Against Inter-Fascist Forces | event Stanford: Defend the People's University | photo Hands Off Rafah Rally at Stanford | photo Interloper at Stanford Encampment Assaults Students Gets Arrested | photo Stanford Faculty Members Speak Out in Solidarity at Student Encampment | photo Stanford Encampment for Palestine Serene for Now: Night 4 | photo Stanford U. Encampment in Second Day | photo Stanford Launches Gaza Solidarity Encampment | event Stanford University: Take Back Admit Weekend | event Rise Up for Palestine at Stanford (March 12) | event Stanford Rally for Palestine (Feb 24) | photo At Stanford University, Hundreds Mobilize Again This Week for Sit-in Defense (Feb 12) | photo Stanford Sit-In to Stop Gaza Genocide Threatened with Removal by University Administration (Feb 8 & 9) | photo Protesters Block Streets in Palo Alto for Gaza (Jan 7)

Sonoma State University: article CAIR-SFBA Decries Termination of Sonoma State University President Mike Lee for Supporting Pro-Palestinian Protest Demands | event Sonoma State Liberation Encampment: Study Group & Community Protest | photo Sonoma State University Launches Gaza Solidarity Encampment

San Francisco State University: article Students at San Francisco State Establish Gaza Solidarity Encampment | article Faculty for Justice in Palestine SFSU Statement of Support for Student Protests | event SFSU Rally for Solidarity with Gaza

Sacramento State University: article CSU Sacramento Students Launch Encampment in Support of Gaza

University of San Francisco: photo Et Tu USF! | article Students at University of San Francisco Launch 'Popular University for Gaza' | event Free Palestine: USF Divest from Israel

UC Santa Cruz: article Negotiations Fail, UC Santa Cruz-Gaza Solidarity Encampment Prepares for Police Repression | event Workers & Students Unite and Fight for Palestine | photo Day Three at UCSC's Gaza Solidarity Encampment | photo On May Day, UCSC Students Establish Gaza Solidarity Encampment | article Students at UC Santa Cruz Launch Gaza Solidarity Encampment | event UCSC May Day Rally | event Solidarity Seder

UC Davis: article Students at UC Davis Launch Gaza Solidarity Encampment

San Jose State University: photo Creator of Olympic Black Power Statue Encourages SJSU Students on Nakba Day | article SJSU Sit-In in Solidarity with Palestine | photo Olympic Black Power Statue is Site of San José State Students Protest for Palestine

UC Merced: article Students at UC Merced Launch Gaza Solidarity Encampment

UC San Francisco: article Palestine Solidarity Encampment Launched at UC San Francisco

UCLA: article UCLA Palestine Solidarity Encampment Press Release (4-30-24)

California: photo Bonk: University of California Office of the President Attacked | article Council of UC Faculty Associations Statement On Campus Protests | event UC Regents Mobilization - Nakba Day | article UC Alumni Open Letter Sign On, No Donations Until Divestment | article Bay Area Autonomists Reflections on UCB, SFSU, and USF Camps

George Washington University: photo GW Encampment Shut Down by Police; Students Arrested | photo GW President Calls for End to Protest; Students Vow to Continue | photo Gaza Student Protest at GWU Continues to Grow

See Also: audio Mumia Abu-Jamal Speaks with CUNY Students at Free Palestine Encampment | photo Arizona Universities Attack Students for Palestine While Partnering with War Contractors | article When Students Are a Shock to the System | article Palestinian CSO Message to Student Movement | article UAWC in Palestine Letter to Student and Youth Movements | photo Student encampments are the laboratory of our future | article American Historical Association Statement on 2024 Campus Protests | article Anatomy of a Moral Panic | article CAIR Condemns House Adoption of Misleading Antisemitism Awareness Act | pdf ACLU Condemns House Passage of Dangerous Bill That Would Chill Free Speech | article Escalation and Orientation | pdf The Do-It-Yourself Occupation Guide 2024 Edition | article Updated List of Protests at Colleges, Universities | article NLG Condemns Attacks on Gaza Solidarity Encampments | pdf Columbia Students File Civil Rights Complaint After NYPD Arrests, National Guard Threat | photo Pro-Palestinian Campus Encampments Spread Nationwide Amid Mass Arrests at Columbia, NYU & Yale

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