Occupying for a better Berkeley campus

Urban Animal

Hours after the noontime rally, the police arrived on Sproul Plaza in riot gear. Riot gear, I thought. Were they kidding? The police told us — a few hundred students — to leave. We linked arms around the tent. This was the moment I became an Occupier. They jabbed clubs
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(Derek Remsburg/File)

Politically Occupied: a recap of the past year’s political events at UC Berkeley

A look back at a busy year of protests and activism on campus and beyond

For a university that has protesting in its DNA, tensions understandably flared over rising tuition costs, affirmative action and the Occupy Movement, as well as police presence on campus following a large protest in November 2011. While it’s impossible to predict the future, we can look back at events that
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The Berkeley City Council is considering moving its funds from Wells Fargo into local credit unions.

City of Berkeley could move funds out of Wells Fargo

Distrust of big banks became a common theme of the Occupy movement and inspired thousands across the nation to move their money to smaller credit unions. Now, the city of Berkeley may follow suit. At its Tuesday meeting, the Berkeley City Council will consider a proposal to move Berkeley’s assets
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MLK park

City’s opinion of movement changed as crime levels rose

Occupy Berkeley is homeless. The Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park in Downtown Berkeley lies abandoned after months of being the center of controversy and strife during the Occupy Berkeley events that took place late last year. Though the city’s Occupy movement was initially well received by Berkeley City
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Members of the Occupy movement raised a banner on the side of the campanille today.

Man detained for allegedly hanging banner from Sather Tower

A man aligned with the Occupy Berkeley movement was detained for allegedly helping hang a banner from Sather Tower on the UC Berkeley campus Wednesday afternoon. The banner was raised shortly after the noon bells rang in the tower. It read, “Time UC us,” with the word “OCCUPY” running down
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Winter break news in review

The Daily Californian stopped publishing in print after classes ended Dec. 2. until the spring semester classes started Jan. 17.  Aggregated below is some of our coverage of the news that occurred in that time period. Click on the titles to read the full stories and browse through the news section
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After the removal of Occupy Berkeley encampments, fences were put up around Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park in Downtown Berkeley.

Protestors plan after Berkeley park eviction

The Occupy Berkeley movement, which was evicted from Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park — its home for the past three months — Dec. 22, is at a stalemate, according to organizers. After more than three months of allowing the encampment, the Berkeley Police Department cleared the Occupy Berkeley
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Attempted rape committed at Occupy Berkeley camp Tuesday

A man associated with Occupy Berkeley allegedly attempted to rape a woman inside a tent at the encampment Tuesday. According to a crime blotter released by the Berkeley Police Department, at about 7:28 p.m. the man entered the female victim’s tent at the encampment at Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center
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Tents set up by members of Occupy Berkeley dot the grass at Martin Luther King Park in Downtown Berkeley.

Occupy Berkeley protesters handed eviction notice

Occupy Berkeley protesters camping out in Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park received an eviction notice from Berkeley city staff Tuesday night, warning that failure to comply could result in arrests. The notice, which sets the park closure at 10 p.m. Wednesday, cites Berkeley Municipal code 6.32.020, which restricts
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