[scimc-news] Santa Cruz Indymedia Update For Friday November 16th 2007
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Santa Cruz Indymedia Update For Friday November 16th 2007
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* Quit Torture Teach-In & Vigil, Nov. 16-18 in Monterey
* Santa Cruz Community Supports Tree-sitters
* An Incomplete History of Activism at UC Santa Cruz
* Sleeping Ban Debate on Voices from the Village
* Police Attempt to Infiltrate Tree-sit
* Standoff with Police as Activists Occupy Redwoods to Oppose UCSC Expansion
November 16th 12:00 PM: Quit Torture Teach-In & Vigil in Monterey
November 16th 6:00 PM: Intuition Nutrition Documentary Showings
November 16th 7:30 PM: Pan's Labyrinth at the Tree Sit
November 17th 9:00 AM: UC Demilitarization Coalition Convergence
November 17th 12:00 PM: Upper Campus Forest Walk
November 18th 12:00 PM: Poi Dancing Class from Free Skool Santa Cruz
November 20th 5:30 PM: Transgender Day Of Remembrance
November 20th 7:00 PM: WILPF: It Ain't Just Water!
November 22nd 6:00 PM: ThanksVegan Holiday Potluck (at the tree sitting area)
More Events On Santa Cruz Indymedia's Calendar:
Quit Torture Teach-In & Vigil, Nov. 16-18 in Monterey
The Direct Action Task Force Against Torture! will be holding its second annual vigil against torture outside the Presidio of Monterey. This yearâs event will focus on education and awareness in calling for a total cessation of the use of torture by any country, and closure of the School of the Americas in Ft. Benning, Georgia. The Quit Torture Teach-In & Vigil is ongoing from Friday, Nov. 16 through Sunday, Nov. 18 outside the gates to the Presidio.
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Santa Cruz Community Supports Tree-sitters
The people of Santa Cruz continue to show their support for activists who have taken to the trees in opposition of UCSC's Long Range Development Plan. Santa Cruz community members have come to observe, to bring supplies and to thank the tree-sitters for taking a stand against UCSC's plan to add 4,500 new students and destroy 120 acres of forest. Among the visitors were Mayor Emily Reilly who called the site "inspirational" and said that she would donate food from her bakery to the activists.
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An Incomplete History of Activism at UC Santa Cruz
josh sonnenfeld writes, "The following timeline was included as part of my senior thesis for Feminist Studies, Spring 2007. The timeline starts with the founding of the University in 1965 and ends in November of 2006. There are many holes and gaps (hence it being 'incomplete'), but it's a compilation of much of the resources I could find and will hopefully help all of you to better understand UCSC and our activist tradition."
Read More and Add to the Timeline
Sleeping Ban Debate on Voices from the Village
On November 11th, Vice Mayor Ryan Coonerty, Civil Rights Attorney Kate Wells and local ACLU representative Don Zimmerman debated the Santa Cruz Sleeping Ban on Voices from the Village, a live community television show with call-ins and public questions.
Read More and Watch the Show
Police Attempt to Infiltrate Tree-sit
On the night of November 8th, police attempted to spy on the UCSC tree-sit and were foiled when protesters learned of their plans. A student saw a man in his early 20's get out of a police car and get on a bike heading towards the tree-sit. The student then called friends at the tree-sit, who confronted the man and asked him to leave.
Standoff with Police as Activists Occupy Redwoods to Oppose UCSC Expansion
Early in the morning of Wednesday, November 7th, activists opposed to UC Santa Cruz's Long Range Development Plan (LRDP) launched a tree-sit in redwoods near Science Hill. UCSC plans to develop the occupied site into a new Biomedical Sciences Facility. The facility would be the first project under the University's plan to develop 120 acres of forest in order to accommodate 4,500 new students.
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