Friday, November 20, 2009

UCLA LATEST UPDATES

NOVEMBER 19TH LATEST NEWS

2:30 A chicanco/chicana studies class is held outside, on the steps of Campbell Hall, explaining the history of the Black Panthers assasinated there and some reasons behind the occupation

2:20 Students and workers surround vehicle escorting Regents out

VOTE FOR 32% TUITION HIKES CONFIRMED

1pm Return to Covel, several speakers address issues of racism and privatization. Approximately three speakers express support for the occupation.

12:30 Students arrive in Westwood, blocking of Wilshire, marching down Wilshire and back to Covel

Noon: Students start the march down to Westwood, ready to block off intersections.

11:30am Studnets rush through Powell, Haines, Royce and other buildings screaming "walkout." At least one class is liberated from work for the day.

11am Apprx. 300-400 Students march from Covel to Campbell hall to support the occupation

9am CAMPBELL HALL REMAINS OCCUPIED - IN ORDER TO CONTINUE THE OCCUPATION, THE OCCUPIERS NEED SUPPORT! TO ANYONE who is able to hear this call: MOBILIZE and DEFEND the liberated space that belongs to everyone IMMEDIATELY.

7am Students issue communique: http://uclaresists.blogspot.com/2009/11/communique-from-ucla-occupation.html

2am: Campbell Hall still occupied.



12:30am: Students occupy Campbell Hall and rename it Carter-Huggins, after two Black Panthers shot at UCLA in 1969.

NOVEMBER 18TH BELOW

11:45pm Bus from San Diego arrives

10:30pm People invited on stage to share their own ideas and opinons about the student movement. Rousing speeches.

10:00pm University shuts down sound at Crisis Fest, students form a general assembly to talk about the effects of racism, the wars abroad, capitalism and the future of the student movement.

9: 00pm Buses from Berkely come in, wild dancing begins.

7-9pm Bands, live performances at Crisis Fest, unions provide free dinners & drinks to students and workers setting up tents.

6:00pm ABOUT 75-100 PEOPLE AT CRISIS FEST, hip hop fills the campus as we wait for buses from Berkeley, Santa Cruz, Davis and more!

5:00 Crisis Fest set up begins

3:00 TEACH OUTS held at Covel Commons

12:55pm - 1:10pm:


- ANNOUNCEMENT OF TUITION HIKES AT CAMPUS TACO BELL

-SPONTANEOUS PROTEST AT BRUIN PLAZA!

-REPORTS that at least 3 members of UCLA's Afrikan Student Union have been TASERED by police, more beaten with batons!

12:40pm:

-WITH HELICOPTERS OVERHEAD, POLICE ARE THREATENING to use TEAR GAS.
-Unconfirmed reports of students throwing rocks at police.

11:40am - 12:30pm:

-POLICE HAVE PELLET GUNS DRAWN and demand that protesters disperse -
-ORDER TO DISPERSE WITH THREAT OF ARREST given
-50 STUDENTS LINK ARMS IN DEFIANCE
-ORDER TO ARREST GOES OUT, 15-20 students stay linked in defiance
-PROTESTERS ARE COERCED BY POLICE to the base of Covel
-BETWEEN 15-20 ARRESTS
-AN ESTIMATED 500 people protesting

11:40am:

-SWAT TEAM AND POLICE GIVE US 10 MINUTES TO EVACUATE
-AT LEAST 10 ARRESTS

11:30am:

Skirmishes with the police outside of Covel Commons where the Regents are holding their meeting. One student has been tasered and kicked back by cops.

We are also hearing that one student in the rush has broken their leg and National Lawyers Guild is on the scene to help.

Stay in touch all day!

For additional updates:

http://studentactivism.net/
http://ucregentlive.wordpress.com/
http://twitter.com/ucregentlive

46 comments:

  1. I'm a highschool student involved with the DAC (direct action claremont) and although I wasn't able to make it out to crisis fest or the occupation I am very eager to help in any way possible. do you need provisions at campbell? like water, food, etc? please let me know, I'll be able to come down tomorrow evening. my email is newxnoise@gmail.com

    in solidarity,
    cam.

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  2. The UCLA students participating in direct action are a shinning example to students and prospective students the world over. Keep up this most vital and noble work.

    Love from Scotland.

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  3. Great job everyone. All the students who were brave enough and aware of the growing need to push back have my utmost support and solidarity.

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  4. You Black-Bloc-ers--you know who you are--I remember one of you made a point to tell me how much of a pleasure it was to work together before we parted ways. Remember me? Shoot me a secure email at neverbeenuaw@hushmail.com (fakers don't bother, I'm not going to incriminate anyone in an email and I'm not an idiot, besides). I definitely want to work with you again ;)

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  7. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHOnIJ2W1R4

    Check out this video I just found about student police.

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  8. Love and solidarity from UIUC! Struggle on. http://ucimc.org/content/uc-solidarity-banner-drop

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  15. 人必須心懷希望,才會活的快樂,日子才過得充實,有意義,有朝氣,有信心。 ..................................................

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