Friday, September 14, 2007

In search of a noble cause

In many ways and for many months, the protest outside Memorial Stadium at the University of California has been business, and Berkeley, as usual.

On one side are the protesting tree lovers who have been living Tarzan-like since December in a stand of coastal oaks and other trees. On the other is the university, which wants to cut down the trees to build a $125 million athletic center, part of a larger plan to upgrade its aging, seismically challenged football stadium. ... Zachary Running Wolf, an American Indian activist... has been living in the grove for nearly 300 days.
--Jesse McKinley, NYT, on a protest that could only happen at Berkeley

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