Encampment Coverage

Photo credit: Nina Timofoveya

An autonomous organization of student activists, identified as UCSB Liber set up encampments on the lawn between North Hall, known as Malcolm X Hall, and the UC Santa Barbara Library on May 1. The effort is a show of solidarity with Palestine and “all oppressed peoples,” according to the group’s promotional materials. The Daily Nexus has live updates on X.

Pro-Palestine student protestors occupying Girvetz Hall met with police presence

Pro-Palestine protestors occupying Girvetz Hall were met with a heavy police presence from multiple local law enforcement agencies. No students were arrested.
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UCSB UAW Local 4811 workers join rolling strikes against UC 

UC Santa Barbara joined the UAW Local 4811 strikes on June 3. Over 100 students, faculty and community members showed support for the Monday rally.
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UAW Local 4811 academic workers to go on strike Monday

Academic workers at UC Santa Barbara are being called to walk off the job and strike on June 3. Alongside four other UCs, the strikes would comprise 31,500 academic workers.
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Five weeks into encampment, Liberated Zone has established an autonomous society

Going into its fifth week, the Liberated Zone encampment, erected May 1 has become a place of community, solace and growth for participating students and community members.
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Organizers ‘liberate’ DLG and Carrillo Dining Commons

An autonomous collective took over the Carrillo Dining Commons and De La Guerra Dining Commons on May 28 to give students free food.
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In Photos | Encampment


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UCSB students respond to pro-Palestine encampment

Students observing the encampment had different perspectives about how it has affected the campus climate.
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“UCSB Workers for Palestine” lead campus walkout; strike vote to be held “as early as next week”

UC Santa Barbara academic workers and researchers led a campus walkout in solidarity with Palestinian liberation on May 1. The march was held concurrently with International Workers’ Day.
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Encampment continues for second week, Liberated Zone releases demands

Since the encampment was erected on May 1, between North Hall, known as Malcolm X Hall, and the UCSB Library, organizers have set up around 50 tents on the expanse.
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Chancellor responds to UCSB encampments erected May 1

While the University is “monitoring these situations carefully,” UCSB is “willing to work with student groups that wish to protest."
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UCSB Divest takes over SRB in solidarity with nationwide campus protests

Over 150 students attended the Student Resource Building (SRB) takeover throughout the day. No counter-protesters or law enforcement officers were present, and according to event organizers, SRB staff...
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Encampments continue for third day, remain peaceful

Approximately 55 students are circulating the encampments, and around 40 people involved with the organization and upkeep of the effort announced staying until they are “forcibly removed.” 
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