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[22 Nov 2008 | Comments Off on Context in Court: The Tree-Sit and the Free Speech Movement | ]

By Angela Kilduff  — 
The lineage of the Berkeley tree-sit goes back to the Free Speech Movement (FSM) on UC Berkeley’s campus in the 1960s.
In September 2007, veteran Michael Rossman made this connection explicit. He joined tree-sit supporters in an act of civil disobedience, climbing over fences and rushing into the oak grove. Using the pseudonym “George,” he wrote about it in an editorial to the Berkeley Daily Planet.

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[22 Nov 2008 | Comments Off on Community College Students Outraged Over Financial Aid | ]

By Adelaide Chen  
Thousands of East Bay community college students attending Laney, Berkeley City, Merritt, and College of Alameda still have not received financial checks for the semester.
With a week left before Thanksgiving, over 2700 students still do not know the status of their financial aid offer and thousands more may not be aware that there are problems with their application.