Occupy UC Davis: Massive Rally, Occupation Planned For Monday
From the Occupy UC Davis website:
Stand up for your fellow students, teachers, and faculty brutalized by the police on Friday.
Stand up against fee hikes and disproportionate administrative salaries.
Stand up for the exploited, the repressed and the disenfranchised.
Stand up for the 99%!
From the Occupy Davis website:
UCDeolonized/Occupied Retake the Quad on November 21 2011 12:00 PM
Regroup on the quad. Bring tents and be prepared. in 07:00 hours.
From the Occupy UC Davis Facebook page:
Over 5,000 people have been invited to our rally at the quad set for Monday at noon! Thank you so much for inviting your friends! Please be sure to click the "invite friends" link and get this event out to as many people as possible!
Monday at 12:00pm until Wednesday at 12:30pm
The Quad, UC Davis Campus
We are preparing to cook MASSIVE amounts of food to support the student demonstration tomorrow. Do you have food to donate? Do you have unpicked produce? Do you operate a farm? Got a lead on food we can follow up on? Let us know!
We will be having a potluck, people! Bring your finest home cooked meals for the UC Davis Quad dinner MONDAY at 6 o'clock. Vegetarian meals requested. Bring your food for sharing in a container that you don't mind losing, or HEAVILY label it with your name and phone number and it will be made available for pickup. Use duct tape to label! THIS IS NOT TONIGHT. It's MONDAY.
Over 45,000 people have signed the petition calling for Chancellor Katehi to resign in light of what happened on campus Friday afternoon when police pepper-sprayed peacefully civilly disobedient protesters. They made the mistake of doing it at a time and place when "the whole world was would soon be watching" on YouTube.
In her statement on Sunday, Ms. Katehi said: "I spoke with students this weekend, and I feel their outrage. I have also heard from an overwhelming number of students, faculty, staff and alumni from around the country. I am deeply saddened that this happened on our campus, and as chancellor, I take full responsibility for the incident. However, I pledge to take the actions needed to ensure that this does not happen again."
Well, that's nice to know. But what will Chancellor Katehi do when the tents go up tomorrow, as they surely will? (Fortunately for her, unlike Mayor Quan, the re-pitched tents are likely to stay up and be #occupied for only a couple of days, until the Thanksgiving holiday Wednesday.)
Katehi can probably avoid a confrontation for the nonce by keeping the police away, and if she has any sense she will do so. But I suspect a confrontation at some point is inevitable. After all, putting pepper on the turkey and gravy is going to take on a whole new meaning this Thanksgiving for the Davis student body.
Tell UC Davis Chancellor Katehi to Resign. Then Do Something to Halt the Madness. Updates."
Sun Nov 20, 2011 at 10:10 PM PT:
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#occupydavis #ows organizers at #ucdavis tell me: massive action planned Monday, tomorrow, at noon. Thousands expected. Peace is planned.
Sun Nov 20, 2011 at 10:20 PM PT:
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Hearing rumblings from #ucdavis student sources that Mon. rally may involve a colorful form of nonviolent CD. All eyes there. Noon tmrw.
Sun Nov 20, 2011 at 10:25 PM PT: 46800 people have now signed the petition.