Saturday, November 21, 2009

UC Strike Highlight Reel

Three Days in California
Quote of the Week:
Not all gains are material.
(Berkeley grad student Ianna Owen, who was arrested during the occupation of Wheeler Hall, on why she considered the occupation a success even though none of the protesters' demands was met. "I feel like we really mobilized people," she explained.)

Photos of the Week:

(Rain soaked protesters and police alike during Friday's standoff over the occupation of Berkeley's Wheeler Hall. Photo Credits: Paul Sakuma, AP, via)

(A student is tasered by a police officer during a protest Wednesday at UCLA. Photo Credit: Mark Ralston/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images, via)

(Thursday's protest at UCLA. Photo Credit: No attribution given, but picked up here.)

For strike photos from the Daily Californian, start here.

National Coverage of the Protests and the Funding Issue:

CNN: Protests of Tuition Increase Continue on California Campuses

The NewsHour: College Crunch (report by Spencer Michaels begins with 31:45 remaining in the broadcast of 11/20/09 show)

New York Times: Regents Raise College Tuition in California by 32%; A Crown Jewel of Education Struggles With Cuts

Time: Tuition Hikes: Protests in California and Elsewhere

Wa Po: UC Students Occupy Buildings to Protest Fee Hikes

Blogalicious Coverage:

UCSB's Indispensable Chris Newfield -- Check his left sidebar for zillions of fabulous links, his middle column for brilliant analysis, and his off-blog archive for a compilation of links on the fee hike protests (which we've borrowed from liberally here on account of we consider Chris a blog boyfriend).

Historian Angus Johnston's blog, Student Activism -- Another source we borrowed from here.

Follow those links, kids. Inspire yourself. And promise a decrepit old dreamer of a dog that you'll spend some time over Thanksgiving trying to figure out how to save higher ed in your neck of the woods.

(Roxie's World on the California crisis: here and here on this week's events; here, here, and here on the September walkouts.)

H/T to, like, all our Facebook friends for their diligent tracking and sharing of links. If we missed one, let us know and we'll happily update.

Solidarity, dudes. Enjoy your weekend.


  1. dog-eared book9:15 PM EST

    Thanks, Rox. Glad to have these links. Thanks for, well, your doggedness in compiling them!

  2. Yes, thanks so much, Rox. This compilation is inspirational. That there are so many people, comrades, who will not simply sit back and let all be is more than heartening. Take back higher education, amen!

  3. You are most welcome, comrades. What else is an old dog to do on a Saturday night but try to save the effed-up human world?


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