My pet goatMichael Moore — award-winning documentarian/New York Times bestselling author/highly-outspoken-social-activist/overall-awesome-human-being — will be coming to UC Berkeley’s Wheeler Hall this evening.

The genius behind “Sicko,” “Bowling For Columbine” and “Fahrenheit 9/11,” (all Clog favorites) will be discussing and signing his new book, “Here Comes Trouble.”

The discussion takes place at 8 p.m. Tickets are still available online only, and are priced at a measly $5 for students and $7 for the general public (plus a $1 order fee).

No word yet on whether he’ll be reading from the classic, “My Pet Goat.”

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wheelerIn case you were unaware, or didn’t hear (as a recent Facebook update so aptly put it) the “hella copters” circling over campus, Wheeler Hall has been shut down following protests that have been occurring all afternoon. At the peak of the protests, several hundred people were gathered outside to support a small group of seven individuals who have staked out on the roof of the building in protest of the recent fee hikes.

A live blog of the goings-on can be found here, with further coverage available via Twitter.

Image Source: Amir Moghtaderi

Editor’s Note: Due to ridiculously high traffic all day Friday, the Clog was sporadically down for much of the day. Thus we resorted to Twitter for all of our occupation coverage. The above slideshow is a culmination of all the pictures we posted on Twitter taken by various Daily Cal employees. What follows are the highlights from our Twitter coverage. You can expect a more comprehensive post later.

*BREAKING: Students take over Wheeler Hall. read more »

Michael Kang, Daily Cal

That’s what Fresh said this morning as more than 300 onlookers watched him continue to resist the orders of the UCPD. The cops attempted to ease him down at around 12 p.m. using a written statement that promised no arrest or identification if he descends from his post. Using ladders and sharp instruments, they also cut away Fresh’s hammock and supplies.

Naturally, he didn’t budge. He didn’t kick his “shitbucket,” either–much to the dismay of the people who skipped class in hopes of seeing drama unfold.

Obviously, the Fresh saga is not over. Based on what we heard today, however, the Clog compiled a short list of things you should say to your closest neighbor if you ever find yourself ogling at the drawn-out treewok spectacle.

  • “Is this where my tax dollars are going?”
  • “SHUT UP!” (Make sure you direct this in the general direction of anyone who expresses support for the sit.)
  • “Where is the accountability!”
  • “If you really support your cause, take off the mask!”
  • “We love you, Fresh!”
  • And if your name is Ayr, a.k.a. Erik Eisenberg, please wear that awesome Wicked t-shirt more often.

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    UC Berkeley treated our resident Cal parakeet, “Fresh,” to quite a spectacle yesterday–and we’re not talking about the performers for Pilipino Cultural Night who were practicing a heartfelt rendition of Boyz II Men’s “End of the Road” on Dwinelle Plaza, directly across from his perch.

    No, Fresh had a gang of angry supporters by his police-lined fences on Sunday afternoon. Among the riled up company was our favorite all-purpose protester, Zachary RunningWolf–tricked out in his usual impeccably-selected anti-American t-shirt.

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