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  1. The Strange (and Tortured) Legacy of "Free Speech"Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 4, 2017 | Counterpunch

    It has recently come to my attention that new Chancellor Carol Christ at the University of California, Berkeley, my alma mater, has unveiled ambitious plans for a "Free Speech Year" - a magnanimous gesture toward the Free Speech Movement of 1964-65, an iconic moment in sixties radicalism. Christ's plans come at a time when a new cycle of right-wing speakers is slated for the fall, raising prospects of campus violence surpassing the chaos of February and May when Milo Yiannopoulos and Ann Coulter were scheduled to appear, then cancelled.

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  2. Protesting, Glorifying, and Justifying White Supremacy by the BayRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 25, 2017 | Counterpunch

    Berkeley, California Mayor Jesse Arreguin and the Berkeley City Council are shitting bricks. During last week's emergency city council meeting, he said they couldn't sleep.

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  3. Urban Shield: a Federal Protection RacketRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 30, 2017 | Counterpunch

    In 2015, Berkeley, California City Councilor Max Anderson voiced this eloquent opposition to militarization of the police during the annual Bay Area Urban Shield war games and weapons expo: When I was in the Marines in the early '60s, all our pop-up targets that we practiced on were Asians. You know now they're Middle Easterners, so it kinda shifts, and so the rationale and the justification for targeting people on these bases shifts along with it.

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  4. Berkeley Capitulates to Police Militarization and SpyingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2017 | Counterpunch

    Berkeley, California - Some 400 people packed a special city council meeting here on June 20 to demand that the city end its 'shameful collaboration' with federal police and spy agencies. But the council, while widely hailed as 'progressive', ignored the near-unanimous popular opinion and voted to renew three controversial police programs: 1/ City participation in a Regional Intelligence Fusion Center and its 'suspicious activities' domestic spying operation, coordinated nationally by the FBI and used locally to spy on Black Lives Matter demonstrations.

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  5. Counter Mobilization: an Effective Response to Right Wing SpeechRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2017 | Counterpunch

    As the effects of the Great Recession linger, the ruling rich are making every effort to ensure that the working class bears the brunt of the economic crunch. In this atmosphere, elements of the extreme right feel emboldened to promote their reactionary wares.

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  6. The Trump-Ryan Healthcare Act: Some Economic ConsequencesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2017 | Counterpunch

    While Republicans on the Right and the Far Right wrangle over whether to repeal the Obamacare Affordable Care Act, or just revise it, the Ryan proposal does both. How can that be? Revise and yet repeal? The repeal is every dollar and cent that the Obamacare Act taxed the rich and their corporations.

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