Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Police move to disband UC Berkeley 'Occupy' camp - San Jose Mercury News

Police move to disband UC Berkeley 'Occupy' camp - San Jose Mercury News: "BERKELEY, Calif.—Police in riot gear moved Wednesday night to break up a demonstration at the University of California at Berkeley that started when anti-Wall Street protesters tried to establish an encampment on campus.
Television news footage from outside the university's main administration building at 10 p.m. showed officers pulling people off the steps and nudging others with batons as the crowd chanted, "We are the 99 percent!" and "Stop Beating Students!""

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Transit cuts punish the most vulnerable

Nov. 14: Federal Transit Administration Information Session in Berkeley | Public Advocates: "In 2010, Oakland activists successfully diverted $70 million from BART’s costly Oakland Airport Connector to preserve existing transit service. Bus riders in Los Angeles have used these protections to trigger a federal investigation of LA Metro’s elimination of nearly 1 million hours of bus service.

Rising fares have made it too expensive for low-income families to ride the bus. Cuts to transit service have isolated millions of people from jobs, schools and health care. Communities of color continue to receive an unequal share of funding to improve mass transit service."

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