Updates, photos from Occupy Oakland’s march to UC Berkeley

Occupy Oakland protesters marched on Saturday evening toward the UC Berkeley campus, arriving around 10:30 p.m. They decided to head towards the International House on Piedmont Avenue, where an encampment has been set up and where an “Occupy the Truth” conference is being held this weekend. This march comes one
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Occupy Oakland protesters march to International House

Update, Monday 9:15 p.m: At a general assembly meeting Monday evening, protesters continued to discuss how to better organize and increase attendance at Occupy Cal events. As of the meeting, there were no plans to set up tents again. — Protesters from Occupy Oakland converged on UC Berkeley Saturday evening, the
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Occupy the Truth conference to take place at UC Berkeley

Occupy the Truth, a conference on information and media transparency, will be held this weekend at UC Berkeley and will feature speakers such as Daniel Ellsberg, the former military analyst who released the Pentagon Papers in the early 1970s. The conference will be held from Friday to Sunday at UC Berkeley’s International
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Students among those arrested at Oakland demonstration

Several UC Berkeley students were among the estimated more than 400 individuals arrested at the tumultuous Occupy Oakland “Move-in Day” protest on Saturday. The protest — originally planned as a march to turn a vacant building into a new social and political meeting center for the Occupy Oakland movement —
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Occupy Cal regroups after winter break

Occupy Cal is back. Last Tuesday evening, demonstrators held a general assembly meeting on the steps of Sproul Hall to discuss how to rally support for the movement, which garnered national attention during the fall semester. About 20 protesters discussed and planned Occupy Cal and Open University actions for the
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Occupy Cal joins Occupy Oakland to shut down port

About 15 protesters from Occupy Cal joined Occupy Oakland to march to shut down the Port of Oakland Monday night. The Occupy Cal group met at Bancroft Way and Telegraph Avenue near the UC Berkeley campus at 2 p.m. before departing to Oakland. Once there, the protesters joined the larger Occupy rally
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Underground culture and politics merge at Hoodstoccupy Oakland

Roberto Miguel had a vision to diversify the racially segregated music scene that he saw in Oakland, and create an integrated art community where genres overlapped and artists from all backgrounds collaborated. A musician and artist himself, he saw his vision manifested last year when he became involved in Hoodstock,
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How will winter break affect Occupy Cal?

As Occupy Cal finishes its third week and the end of the fall semester approaches, public participation is waning. The general assembly still meets regularly to discuss upcoming action days and proposals, but participation has been low in the last week, according to Berkeley resident Nick Porter, who was one
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Activist’s arrest prompts discussion

In the early morning light, former UC Berkeley graduate student Francisco “Pancho” Ramos Stierle sat meditating with three others in the amphitheater by Frank Ogawa Plaza. While police officers moved in to dismantle the Occupy Oakland encampment, Stierle calmly and silently submitted as officers arrested him for failure to disperse.
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