UPDATE 2: (Announced on KPFA’s Letters and Politics this morning 11/14) Occupy Cal plans to do new encampment Tues 11/15, subject to confirmation vote at 5pm mass GA. Also, economics faculty Robert Reich has moved his Mario Savio Memorial Lecture outdoors to the Mario Savio Steps in front of Sproul Hall, 8pm Tues, in support of Occupy Cal.
UPDATE 1: New York Times: “Occupy Wall Street Protesters Shifting to College Campuses,” 11/14/11
As city officials around the country move to disband Occupy Wall Street encampments amid growing concerns over health and public safety, protesters have begun to erect more tents on college campuses.
Over the weekend, members of the protest group Occupy Cal gathered tents and tarps to rebuild their camp. They have called for a general strike and a mass camp-out at all 10 University of California campuses, 23 state university campuses and 112 community college campuses, starting Tuesday.
Endorsed by: Occupy Cal, UC Berkeley Faculty Association, UCSF Faculty Association, UC Davis Faculty Association, UC San Diego Faculty Association, UC Council of Faculty Associations, AFSCME 3299, ACCE, California Nurses Association, Communities for a New California, UAW Local 2865, UAW 4123, UC-AFT, Berkeley Org. for Animal Advocacy, Students for Hip Hop, Occupy Stanford, M.E.N.D.
Public Education Coalition:
“We must recognize that the very same OPD officers and Sheriffs who attacked us here were sent only a few days later to brutalize people at Berkeley. And, once they are finished at Berkeley, they will return to attack us again. Furthermore, in one of its very first decisions, Occupy Oakland agreed to support all strikes in the Bay Area, including student strikes.”