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University Puts a Fence Up, Media Rounds Up: More Tree-People

Posted By Scott Lucas On Sep 13, 2007 @ 5:45 pm In News | Comments Disabled

Over the last few weeks, that lovable bunch of nuts living in the trees near Memorial Stadium has been everywhere! Well, everywhere in the media, that is. Physically, they’ve mostly been behind that fence.

Moving on, the Clog presents a round-up of the stories about the tree denizens. It’s one-stop shopping, but for smelly hippies.

* New York Times: University Fences In a Berkeley Protest, and a New One Arises [1].

The article shouts out to a Daily Cal editorial [2]:

bq. Soon after, the editorial board at The Daily Californian, the independent student newspaper, called the fence a public relations disaster and suggested that it might “encourage martyrdom.

Also, the Clog itself spotted Mr. Zachary RunningWolf himself reading his copy of the Times to his fellow tree-huggers.

* AOL Sports: Wonderful Treetards Allowed to Remain in Precious, Irreplacable Old Forest.

The story isn’t much, but the headline was too good to pass up.

* Hindustan Times: A Chipko Movement In California [3].

Seriously? Confidential to India: Thanks for noticing us, but we have no idea what you’re talking about.

* The Brown Daily Herald: Protesters in trees seek to block stadium expansion at UC Berkeley [4].

Must have been a slow day at the Ivies.

* US News and World Report: Falling Excrement Prompts Court Order for Tree-Sitters [5].

We always thought the tree-people might be full of shit.

* RealClearPolitics: Football and the Soul of Berkeley [6].

More overblown, half-baked pseudo-philosophy than a Scott Lucas column in the Daily Cal. And that’s hard to do. We should know.

* Mother Jones: Protesters in Berkeley:Up a Tree and Fenced In [7].

Mother Jones still exists? We thought it was as dead as Eugene Debs.

* Berkeley Daily Planet: The Myth of Cooperation [8].

You may think it’s local coverage at first glance, but the Daily Planet usually lives in a different world than the rest of us.

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URLs in this post:

[1] University Fences In a Berkeley Protest, and a New One Arises: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/13/education/13trees.html

[2] Daily Cal editorial: http://www.dailycal.org/sharticle.php?id=25785

[3] A Chipko Movement In California: http://www.hindustantimes.com/StoryPage/StoryPage.aspx?id=62feebf7-744f-48ea-aaf9-7e454a671059&&Headline=A+Chipko+movement+in+California

[4] Protesters in trees seek to block stadium expansion at UC Berkeley: http://media.www.browndailyherald.com/media/storage/paper472/news/2007/09/12/CampusWatch/Protesters.In.Trees.Seek.To.Block.Stadium.Expansion.At.Uc.Berkeley-2963493.shtml

[5] Falling Excrement Prompts Court Order for Tree-Sitters: http://www.usnews.com/blogs/paper-trail/2007/09/12/falling-excrement-prompts-court-order-for-tree-sitters.html

[6] Football and the Soul of Berkeley: http://news.yahoo.com/s/realclearpolitics/20070907/cm_rcp/football_and_the_soul_of_berke_1

[7] Protesters in Berkeley:Up a Tree and Fenced In: http://www.motherjones.com/mojoblog/archives/2007/08/5355_protesters_in_b.html

[8] The Myth of Cooperation: http://www.berkeleydailyplanet.com/article.cfm?issue=09-07-07&storyID=27962

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