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BERKELEY: Friends of Activist Critically Injured in Palestine Plan SF Demonstration Today
Bay Area News Group via Berkeley Daily Planet ^ | 3/16/9

Posted on 03/16/2009 10:53:33 AM PDT by SmithL

Friends of a Bay Area activist who was critically injured while demonstrating in a village on Palestine's West Bank have organized their own demonstration in downtown San Francisco today as a show of solidarity.

Friends of Tristan Anderson, a former tree-sitter at the UC Berkeley's Memorial Stadium oak grove, and supporters of Palestine will gather at 4 p.m. Monday outside the Israeli Consulate at 456 Montgomery St. in San Francisco, said Kate Raphael, a fellow activist and friend of Anderson's.

"Our intent is to give people a chance to talk about Tristan, to focus on the people who have been killed from that village and honor the resistance that continues," Raphael said.

Anderson, 38, of Oakland, was injured Friday evening while protesting construction of a separation barrier in the Palestinian village of Naalin on the West Bank, according to friends. An extended-range tear gas canister weapon fired by Israeli military forces hit Anderson, friends said,

fracturing his skull and causing major trauma to his face.

He underwent surgery in Tel Hashomer, near Tel Aviv, to have part of his frontal lobe removed and remains hospitalized, although the friends organizing the demonstration said he responded to a stimulus test Sunday morning.

"He moved two fingers, so we know he's not brain-dead," Raphael said.

He has lived in Oakland for several years, attended UC Berkeley and previously lived in San Francisco.

Raphael said he was one of the protesters who lived in trees near UC Berkeley's football stadium to resist the university's plans to tear down the grove so it could build a new sports training facility.

He has been in the Middle East for about a month.

Raphael said he traveled to other parts of the Middle East before because he is interested in archaeology, but this is his first time in Israel and the Palestinian territories.

She said she expects Palestine solidarity organizations, Arab community groups and Jewish groups to attend Monday's demonstration.

"Certainly everyone who knew him personally is making an effort to be there," she said of Anderson. She said she expects at least "a couple hundred" people to attend.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: antisemites; berkeley; beserkeley; frontallobotomy; israel; notapeacemovement; propalestinianwar; proterrorist; rachelcorrie; treesitter; tristananderson
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"He moved two fingers, so we know he's not brain-dead," Raphael said.

Sorry, Raphael, but Tristan's time in the trees proves you wrong.

1 posted on 03/16/2009 10:53:34 AM PDT by SmithL
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To: SmithL
He underwent surgery in Tel Hashomer, near Tel Aviv, to have part of his frontal lobe removed

That'll probably boost his IQ.

2 posted on 03/16/2009 10:55:29 AM PDT by Toddsterpatriot (Havoc has been back since September. Or was it April?)
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To: SmithL

Awwwwwww, look! He can still make a peace sign...


3 posted on 03/16/2009 10:56:12 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 56 of our national holiday from reality.)
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To: SmithL
Friends of Tristan Anderson, a former tree-sitter

Tree-sitter is a formal job title now?

4 posted on 03/16/2009 10:56:13 AM PDT by a fool in paradise ("I certainly hope he (Bush) doesn’t succeed" - Democratic strategist James Carville 9-11-2001)
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To: SmithL

Libs pulling for someone who is medically worse off than Terri Schaivo was?


5 posted on 03/16/2009 10:56:45 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: Toddsterpatriot

It’s amazing there was anything to remove.


6 posted on 03/16/2009 10:57:06 AM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: SmithL

Tristan Anderson has an enormous carbon footprint.


7 posted on 03/16/2009 10:57:39 AM PDT by NoLibZone (To save our nation a Strongly Worded e-mail may be in order.)
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To: null and void
Awwwwwww, look! He can still make a peace sign...

More likely it was one finger on each hand.

8 posted on 03/16/2009 10:58:47 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: a fool in paradise

In Berkeley it’s right up there with “shop steward,” “homeless advocate” and, “homosexual activist.”


9 posted on 03/16/2009 10:59:11 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: SmithL

What we have here...

is a.....

Rachel Corrie wanna-be.


10 posted on 03/16/2009 10:59:56 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: SmithL
I'd rather have a full bottle in front of me, than a full-frontal lobotomy!
11 posted on 03/16/2009 11:00:26 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (In honor of my late father-Gysgt/Comm. Chief, USMC WWII, Korea 1925-2002)
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To: SmithL

It is a true shame than an innocent (presumption withstanding) was injured. So long as they are not a threat, I wish no ill will on misguided opponents.

But, such are the risks of inserting yourself into a war zone — particularly when you choose the wrong side.

SnakeDoc


12 posted on 03/16/2009 11:00:28 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor (Proud Charter Member of the Republican Resistance.)
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To: a fool in paradise

After all the Crap-Bombs he launched from his Beserkeley tree-top perch, it’s only fitting that he should catch one himself.


13 posted on 03/16/2009 11:01:10 AM PDT by SmithL (The Golden State demands all of your gold)
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To: SmithL
+ =
14 posted on 03/16/2009 11:02:06 AM PDT by Jaxter (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum.)
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To: SmithL

Unfortunately he was brain dead BEFORE this incident. Prayers for his parents.


15 posted on 03/16/2009 11:02:59 AM PDT by Tamar1973 (Riding the Korean Wave, one Bae Yong Joon drama at a time!)
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To: SmithL
"He moved two fingers, so we know he's not brain-dead," Raphael said.

So long as he can cast a vote in 2012, he'll be kept on machines...

16 posted on 03/16/2009 11:04:05 AM PDT by a fool in paradise ("I certainly hope he (Bush) doesn’t succeed" - Democratic strategist James Carville 9-11-2001)
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To: SnakeDoctor

Entering a war zone is a risky act.


17 posted on 03/16/2009 11:04:46 AM PDT by a fool in paradise ("I certainly hope he (Bush) doesn’t succeed" - Democratic strategist James Carville 9-11-2001)
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To: SmithL

He’s still alive. That’s unfortunate.


18 posted on 03/16/2009 11:05:12 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: SnakeDoctor

That’s correct.

Do an internet search of the phrase ‘Benjamin Linder’.

Now here was a guy who interjected himself into a conflict and got killed for doing it.

And his family and friends decided that it was the fault of the Reagan Administration and not Mr Linder’s decision to enter into an area where combat operations had occurred and to carry a rifle.


19 posted on 03/16/2009 11:05:31 AM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: SmithL

Really? They said Terri Shivo was brain dead and she could move much more than just her fingers?


20 posted on 03/16/2009 11:05:52 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: SmithL

I don’t wish him harm. But, he should have known the risks of being in the middle of a rock throwing crowd. I wonder if he will be more retarded than he was?

I can’t make it into Berkeley so perhaps I’ll sit in a tree for him. Nahhhh...Just sit on the porcelain throne after 2 cups of coffee.


21 posted on 03/16/2009 11:05:52 AM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: SmithL

and to honor the resistance that continues, really, well then RIP


22 posted on 03/16/2009 11:05:58 AM PDT by peace with honor
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To: a fool in paradise

But what about his right to die with dignity??? Schiavo BTTT


23 posted on 03/16/2009 11:06:29 AM PDT by wombtotomb (Since it is above his paygrade, why can't we err on the side of caution about when life begins?)
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To: SmithL

Isn’t this the stupid who was protesting the Israelis in Israel?
If so, hopefully those in San Fran get knocked on the head by a whole bunch of tear gas canisters fired on them too.
But alas my dreams are for naught for this is still San Francisco where you can assault JESUS an get a notice to appear but if you hit a fag who just pinched your ass and you’ll go to jail for ever.


24 posted on 03/16/2009 11:06:57 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: anniegetyourgun

All those occupations you mention are a helluva lot more legit than ‘community organizer’....


25 posted on 03/16/2009 11:07:55 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: SmithL

26 posted on 03/16/2009 11:11:10 AM PDT by Madistan ((This space for rent))
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To: wombtotomb

It doesn’t sound like he had a high quality of life even prior to this incident.


27 posted on 03/16/2009 11:12:35 AM PDT by a fool in paradise ("I certainly hope he (Bush) doesn’t succeed" - Democratic strategist James Carville 9-11-2001)
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To: SmithL

Darwin loves smelly hippies!


28 posted on 03/16/2009 11:15:09 AM PDT by Niteranger68 (Barter Now! (Starve our socialist government))
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To: SmithL
"He moved two fingers, so we know he's not more brain-dead than usual," Raphael said.

Fixed it.

29 posted on 03/16/2009 11:15:58 AM PDT by A.Hun (Common sense is no longer common.)
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To: SmithL

So tree-sitting is not an effective way to change the world?

Who knew?


30 posted on 03/16/2009 11:16:55 AM PDT by Mac from Cleveland (How to make a small fortune in the Obama era--first, start off with a big fortune....)
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To: a fool in paradise
Tree-sitter is a formal job title now?

You mean you go on vacation wuthout a thought of your trees well-being or how lonely they might get? Shame!

31 posted on 03/16/2009 11:17:16 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy ( As for a future life, every man must judge for himself between conflicting vague probabilities. - D)
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To: Jaxter

Need the pic of her in a crowd of Palli’s chanting death to Amreica and trashing the flag.


32 posted on 03/16/2009 11:19:40 AM PDT by enraged
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To: SmithL
An extended-range tear gas canister weapon fired by Israeli military forces hit Anderson, friends said, fracturing his skull and causing major trauma to his face.

Well, I guess he shouldn't have been hanging out with the terrorists the Israelis were shooting at...

33 posted on 03/16/2009 11:21:11 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: SmithL
He underwent surgery in Tel Hashomer, near Tel Aviv, to have part of his frontal lobe removed . . .

Should have increased his IQ to above room temp with this procedure.

34 posted on 03/16/2009 11:22:26 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a U.S. Army Infantry Soldier presently instructing at Ft. Benning.)
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To: Oztrich Boy
Nuts!

I've got it taken care of...


35 posted on 03/16/2009 11:23:55 AM PDT by a fool in paradise ("I certainly hope he (Bush) doesn’t succeed" - Democratic strategist James Carville 9-11-2001)
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To: SmithL

These threads always make me hungry for IHOP.


36 posted on 03/16/2009 11:26:29 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: SmithL
He underwent surgery in Tel Hashomer, near Tel Aviv, to have part of his frontal lobe removed
With the lobotomy, with any luck the 'Barking Moonbat' portion of his brain may have been removed too. He could wake up a Patriotic Conservative!

Wouldn't THAT tick off his lunatic friends


37 posted on 03/16/2009 11:28:37 AM PDT by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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To: SmithL

Guess Anderson won’t be shooting off his mouth anymore.


38 posted on 03/16/2009 11:38:43 AM PDT by NewHampshireDuo (Earth - Taking care of itself since 4.6 billion BC)
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To: pissant

dunno - some would say they are synomymous.


39 posted on 03/16/2009 11:40:49 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: SmithL
"He moved two fingers, so we know he's not brain-dead," Raphael said.

SHE'd have to be brain dead to make such an idiotic comment. OF COURSE he was brain dead, before he ever reached Palestine.

40 posted on 03/16/2009 11:41:47 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (Want to make a conservative angry? Lie to him. Want to make a liberal angry? Tell him the truth)
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To: SmithL
[Friends of Activist Critically Injured in Palestine Plan SF Demonstration Today]

Isn't this what caused his problems in the first place?

41 posted on 03/16/2009 11:44:42 AM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (The inmates are now officially running the asylum.)
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To: Toddsterpatriot

He underwent surgery in Tel Hashomer, near Tel Aviv, to have part of his frontal lobe removed
That’ll probably boost his IQ.”

I nominate you for quote of the day.


42 posted on 03/16/2009 12:28:09 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: ridesthemiles

Thank you, thank you very much!


43 posted on 03/16/2009 1:07:03 PM PDT by Toddsterpatriot (Havoc has been back since September. Or was it April?)
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To: SnakeDoctor

He chose to play stupid games in a war zone no less and his friends & family are surprised that he wins a stupid prize.


44 posted on 03/16/2009 1:37:07 PM PDT by Nebr FAL owner (.308 reach out & thump someone .50 cal.Browning Machine gun reach out & crush someone)
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45 posted on 03/16/2009 2:02:43 PM PDT by SJackson (Barack Obama went to Harvard and became an educated fool. Rep. Bobby Rush)
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To: SmithL
Speed Up
46 posted on 03/16/2009 2:28:30 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Ever think "That'd make a great name for a rock band?" http://twitter.com/newbandnames)
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To: SmithL
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47 posted on 03/16/2009 2:28:54 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Ever think "That'd make a great name for a rock band?" http://twitter.com/newbandnames)
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To: enraged
Corrie - Bunny
48 posted on 03/16/2009 2:31:52 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Ever think "That'd make a great name for a rock band?" http://twitter.com/newbandnames)
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To: SmithL

To quote Archie Bunker

“You don’t mess around with a handful of Jews”


49 posted on 03/16/2009 3:19:38 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: SmithL
Raphael said he traveled to other parts of the Middle East before because he is interested in archaeology, but this is his first time in Israel and the Palestinian territories.

Cutting down trees = baaaaaaaaaaaad. Burning jet fuel in the atmosphere to hitchhike across the planet = OK if you're wearing hemp; baaaaaaaaaaad otherwise.

He must have been a trustafarian to be able to dress like a beggar yet never have to worry where his next meal was coming from. When do we hear the wealthy commie parents denouncing the US (this is all America's fault, guaranteed) and the entire system that afforded them the opportunity to generate enough wealth to send their son around the world on worthless escapades "caused his death"?

50 posted on 03/16/2009 4:20:39 PM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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