The “Davis Dozen” were served with arrest notices one month after the U.S. Bank on UC Davis campus closed its doors for good, following weeks of protests against the university’s privatization, its collusion with corporate profiteers, and the banks’ role in increasing student costs and student debt. Twelve people are now threatened with 11 years each in jail and one million dollars in fines for a conspiracy to sit down. Privatization and austerity continue, more unpopular than ever. The university’s policy of criminalizing dissent to protect and impose its policies continues, as it must in the face of increasing resistance.
This website provides news and statements; dates for things like court appearances and benefits; contacts; press materials; and information on how you can help the Banker’s Dozen—and how you can help fight austerity and privatization. That struggle continues too.