December 12, 2009
While some following the UC unrest are are lamenting the attack against the Chancellor’s mansion, few have offered alternatives to hold him accountable for repeatedly ordering officers to assault and arrest his students. We, however, applaud all actions that students, individuals, mobs, friends, and just regular fucking people take against those that mobilize the violence of the state. The fury and vengeance of those outside the chancellor’s mansion was born through the actions of the police and chancellor themselves; they are now seeing their progeny.
December 10, 2009
By 5:40 AM, 24 hours after the occupation began, the administration had ordered the police to break through a window and arrest the occupiers, clear the supporting protest outside, and arrest anyone that got in the way. This despite yesterday’s administrative claims that the occupation posed no threat to the campus and administrators are interested in all voices being heard.
This has been pretty typical of how administrators act when they try to play the “supportive but eager to negotiate and find a peaceful resolution” card. Publicly they wish to appear to engage the occupiers in good faith, but behind the scene they are preparing for as covert and quick end by police, and doing things like shutting off the heat to the building.
This video shows the arrests, subsequent blockade of police cars, and arrest of those blocking the street. 33 were arrested in all.
There were also reports of police thwarting some sort of action by regrouping supporters at 6:30 AM. Hopefully the administration, now shown to be massive hypocrites, will recommend all 23 misdemeanor trespassing charges be dropped– on their own accord or forced by further student action like at UC Davis.
December 9, 2009
we are still here
December 9, 2009 by occupysfsu.wordpress.com:
To those disaffected and affected by the budget cuts.
To those laid-off faculty who have been sent off this campus because Robert Corrigan values his six-figure income more than your pedagogy.
To those workers, always the unseen heroes who are the first to take the sacrifices.
To those janitors, who were denied from doing their jobs because of us. We do this for you.
40 years ago on this campus, San Francisco State College gave in to the demands of the 5-month Ethnic Studies strike, which gained valuable educational and economic opportunities for all Black and Third-World people. Self-determination for people of color was the word of the day, and although concessions were made, the struggle for self-determination of the working-class has not ended, but is going through a new phase of global class struggle intensified by the polarization of capital and labor.
Also 40 years ago, Indians of All Nations took a famous federal property known as Alcatraz Island, or The Rock, and again occupied the land that Lakota Indians had taken years prior unsuccessfully. The organizers, American Indians from tribes all across the continent, included young Richard Oakes, a Mohawk SF State student. The occupation lasted 19 months, whereby the IAN demanded a new American Indian Center on the unused surplus property, created a Bureau of Caucasian Affairs to deal with the white man, and purchased the island with feathers and beads worth more than the money paid to the native inhabitants of Manhattan Island by colonialists.