Archive for Hippies

Requiem for a Tree Sit

Too much ink has already been spilled on a fiasco that is, finally, mercifully, over.  But I did want to offer a final thought on the erstwhile occupation of the trees.  Although the protesters squatted in the trees for nearly two years, their presence was completely inconsequential for all but five days.  Until last Thursday, the University, in deference to the rule […]

Posted by: Tony on Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

It Is Done

You know what. Full petition here. Jubilation reigns.

Posted by: Avinash on Thursday, September 4th, 2008

If Marshawn Lynch Was A Treesitter…

I tried reading this editorial in good humor, but then the writer started invoking Goodwin’s Law and my mind blanked out. Once someone analogizes Hitler massacring half of Europe to cutting down a bunch of old oak trees, you’re probably going to lose me. Clearly this woman was speaking in some sort of nebulous third-world […]

Posted by: Avinash on Thursday, July 24th, 2008

Profiles in Courage: Meet the Berkeley Treesitters

When there were about forty of them, we couldn’t really describe them in great detail, but now their numbers are dwindling, I can provide now excellent and possibly fictitious descriptions of the remaining hippies in the trees. Since these treesitters have decided to adopt names that the Mole People would be embarrassed to utilize for […]

Posted by: Avinash on Monday, June 23rd, 2008

SAHPC Ruling Links

See, people think that I have some issue with the treesitters being the ones holding up the athletic center. It doesn’t; it’s just a sideshow to the actual injunction. The thing’s going to get built. But the longer these people remain up here, the longer the football team has to endure the nonsense of these […]

Posted by: Avinash on Thursday, June 19th, 2008

Breaking: Treesitters Being Removed?

I’ll have more updates later, but here are the emails I’m getting. Everyone, Please come to the oak grove IMMEDIATELY. UC Police are attacking and trying to remove the tree-sitters! Please come RIGHT NOW. Come as soon as you can. Do not wait. Do not delay. This is it. Come now! – The Oaks Is […]

Posted by: Avinash on Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

And Now You May Cringe

[youtube t9ZdNA36ulI] This treesitting farce and the comical way the UCPD has decided to combat this particular incidents (allowing hippies to intrude onto campus ground again and bang up their bongos to disturb the classrooms) makes me requestion our tactics in the war on terror. You know, waterboarding people with frayed ponytails and tye-dye shirts. […]

Posted by: Avinash on Wednesday, March 12th, 2008

Beginning of the End?

While the slow, slowwww judicial process of stadium renovation continues, at least the disgusting sideshow seems to be dying down. Unfortunately, the pain itself is not completely over. In what they said was an effort to clean up, police officials began removing some of the tree-sitters’ belongings from the Oak Grove at Memorial Stadium this […]

Posted by: Avinash on Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

Breaking News: Goodbye Treesitters, We Hardly Knew Ye

It looks like this gawkery will finally end before Homecoming. An Alameda County judge ordered the tree sitters of Berkeley today to climb down from their leafy perches or face five days in jail. Superior Court Judge Richard Keller granted a preliminary injunction requested by the UC Berkeley administration against the protesters, who are battling […]

Posted by: Avinash on Monday, October 1st, 2007

The War Has Already Begun. And Ended.

The site of battle: The Oaks outside Memorial stadium. The soldiers at arms, seen here wearing traditional Haradin gear (either that or we’ve found our local terrorist cell) are already beginning their steadfast defense of their majesties of nature. Unfortunately for the bloodthirsty (seriously, I think their diet doesn’t contain enough iron, they desperately need […]

Posted by: Avinash on Thursday, August 30th, 2007