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Police Raid Removes Occupy Protesters from UC Tract in Albany; Four Arrests

May 13, 2013 | 1:45 pm

Police Raid Removes Occupy Protesters from UC Tract in Albany; Four Arrests

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by Emilie Raguso, Berkeleyside Update, 1:42 p.m. A UC Berkeley spokeswoman said four people were arrested Monday as the university resumed control of land in Albany’s University Village that had been taken over by Occupy the Farm activists who said they want to turn the land into an urban farm. Claire Holmes, a UC Berkeley associate vice […]

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May 14, 2012 | 2:00 pm

Police Raid Occupy the Farm, Arrest 9

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Update 2:00 p.m. From AP: ALBANY, Calif. University of California police raided a four-week Occupy encampment at a college-owned farm used for agriculture research early Monday, arresting nine people after protesters ignored yet another weekend deadline to leave. About 100 officers clad in riot gear arrived shortly after 6 a.m. at the camp known as […]

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Researcher Defends His Work on Gill Tract, Says Use of Corn Unfairly Demonized

May 11, 2012 | 4:23 pm

Researcher Defends His Work on Gill Tract, Says Use of Corn Unfairly Demonized

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Since Apr 22, dozens of activists have been “occupying the farm” in Albany — the “farm” being the Gill Tract, a five-acre parcel of land owned by UC Berkeley that it used for agricultural research. Despite early negotiations, the group is currently in a standoff with the university, though the administration has slowly tightened the […]

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UC Invites Gill Tract Protesters to Meeting, Cites Saturday Deadline For ‘Unilateral Steps’

May 11, 2012 | 1:06 pm

UC Invites Gill Tract Protesters to Meeting, Cites Saturday Deadline For ‘Unilateral Steps’

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UC Berkeley has issued another statement on the occupation of Gill Tract in Albany. Looks like the university has given the Occupy the Farm folks a deadline of Saturday at 10:00am to dismantle their camp. If not, the university says it will take “unilateral steps necessary to protect the academic freedom of our faculty to […]

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May 10, 2012 | 3:19 pm

UC Says People Can Leave But Not Enter Occupied Gill Tract

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UC spokesperson Dan Mogulof just sent out an update on the situation concerning Occupy the Farm at Gill Tract. Here’s one part of that: Today at noon we began to prevent the entry of pedestrians on to the Gill Tract, although people will still be free to leave. As explained in our previous letters, we […]

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May 9, 2012 | 3:15 pm

UC Berkeley Files Suit Against Occupy the Farm Protesters

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This morning, UC Berkeley upped the ante on the Occupy the Farm squatters at the Gill Tract, blocking most of the entrances and warning them that chemical agents may be used against them. This afternoon, the university took another tack when it filed a lawsuit against 14 of the occupiers. The suit requests a court […]

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Police Block Entrances at Occupy the Farm, Issue Warning That Chemical Agents May Be Used

May 9, 2012 | 9:45 am

Police Block Entrances at Occupy the Farm, Issue Warning That Chemical Agents May Be Used

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Some activity this morning at UC Berkeley’s Gill Tract in Albany, where a group called Occupy the Farm has been squatting on the five-acre parcel of land for a couple of weeks. The group says the tract, which is used for agricultural research, is underused, and they want to use it for urban farming and […]

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On UC’s Gill Tract, Occupying Farmers Say They’re Not Going Anywhere Yet

May 8, 2012 | 12:22 pm

On UC’s Gill Tract, Occupying Farmers Say They’re Not Going Anywhere Yet

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On April 22 — Earth Day — about 200 activists broke into and set up camp in Albany’s Gill Tract, a five-acre patch of UC Berkeley-owned land used for agricultural research. The group, which calls itself Occupy the Farm, wants to prevent development of the tract, use it for urban farming and education, and provide […]

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