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Occupy Berkeley remains, experiment is proving fragile

Around 40 tents are now pitched in Civic Center Park as part of the Occupy Berkeley encampment. Photos: Judith Scherr By Judith Scherr While Occupy encampments across the nation are being forcibly disbanded, be it in Oakland, Manhattan or right here on the Cal campus, the tent-city in Berkeley’s Civic Center Park, which was established in […]

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After night of camping, weary Cal protesters settle in

The mood at the new Occupy Cal encampment was calm Wednesday morning. Photos: Frances Dinkelspiel A few dozen bleary eyed protestors who spent Tuesday night camped on the steps of Sproul Hall vowed Wednesday morning to stay in UC Berkeley’s main square as long as possible, even though UC Berkeley police announced numerous times Wednesday […]

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After Oakland eviction, Occupy focus shifts to UC Berkeley

Peaceful demonstrations at Occupy Cal on November 9th. Photo: Tracey Taylor With the dismantling by police of the Occupy Oakland camp early this morning, the Occupy focus has shifted to UC Berkeley where students are preparing to hold a general strike on Tuesday. Reports suggest that Occupy Oakland protesters may march to Berkeley to join Occupy Cal demonstrations tomorrow too. […]

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Police use of force at Occupy Cal gets national attention

The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,Video Archive The manner in which the police handled Occupy Cal protesters on Wednesday night has come under scrutiny and attracted attention beyond the boundaries of Berkeley. Videos taken on the scene (including one published on Berkeleyside on Wednesday) show UCPD and Alameda County […]

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Protesters vote to set up Occupy Cal camp at UC Berkeley

Protestors met for a general assembly at around 1:45 pm today at Sproul Plaza on the UC Berkeley campus. Photos: Tracey Taylor Update, 7:52pm: Video footage of police beating protesters at today’s Occupy Cal demonstrations has emerged. The following video was uploaded to YouTube by Miles Mathews [Hat-tip: Bruce Love]: Update, 4:36 pm: Protesters have […]

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Berkeley joins 900 cities to condemn corporate greed

Around 300 people marched through downtown Berkeley Saturday as part of the worldwide Occupy movement. All photos: Judith Scherr By Judith Scherr Update, 10.16.11: A video of the October 15th Occupy march in Berkeley has been added at the foot of this story. It was created by Digital Asphalt/East Bay Media Center/Paul Kealoha Blake. ……………………………………. Some […]