From November 23,
to December 4, 1998, Free Radio activists conducted a non-stop broadcast
atop a tree in Central
Berkeley to demand an end to the string of micropower radio station closures
and harassment by FCC officials.
He explains the reason for the actions and the demands for the return of the stations that have been removed from the air, a halt to seizures, and the implementation of a legal non-commercial micro-radio service
in 16kbps streaming .mp3
activists broadcast atop tree
take protest to new level
on Tree Radio Berkeley
Put Activists Up a Tree
activists no longer up a tree
a solar powered micro-station
||From an eyewitness...
November 25 - Day 3 of the Berkeley Tree Sit in Willard Park.
So far has been great; the two activists have been broadcasting 50' up in a tree since 2 PM on Monday. There has been much media attention, and its only increasing with time. The FCC came out today and tried to serve them with a Notice of Stop It, but could not deliver it because they couldn't reach that high.
They left, promising they'd return with federal marshals and show us who's who. There's been tons of community support; people stop by and cheer them on. The activists have no plans to come down, and they are supported by a large ground crew. Stay tuned for further news!
28 Nov 1998 - Day 5 of the Great tree sit
DJ's have changed twice . Good job. Birdman and Sparrow, and Egggplant
and Avalanche.! Ground support keeps
Side Note: For those of you old enough to know: Willard Park (where the treesit is) is 2-3 blocks south of People's Park, and in the 60's was known as Ho Chi Minh Park. Here in Ecotopia we take our parks and trees seriously.
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