The Madeleine Brand Show for November 16, 2011

Students around California protest tuition hikes

"Open University" Strike Held At UC Berkeley

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University of California, Berkeley students set up tents after a general assembly voted to again occupy campus as part of an 'open university' strike in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement on Nov. 15, 2011, in Berkeley, California. Teach-outs, workshops, public readings and marches will culminate in an attempt to re-establish an Occupy Cal encampment that was shut down by police last week.

Public university students throughout the state on Tuesday protested what they called the corporate greed of university administrators. UC Berkeley students have established an Occupy Cal camp, which staged one of the biggest demonstrations. The California Report's Ana Tintocalis says the anti-Wall Street protests have invigorated student demonstrations against tuition hikes and program cuts.


Ana Tintocalis, for the California Report

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