Category Archives: #occupy

2 UC chancellors, 2 police assaults, no coincidence

I teach at UC Berkeley and my brother teaches at UC Davis, so I’ve been a bit preoccupied trying to figure out why our two campuses have all of a sudden become ground zero in the institutional repression of student speech. Is it some kind of accident that both¬†Berkeley’s Chancellor Birgeneau and Davis’s Chancellor Katehi […]

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Channeling George Wallace: Berkeley Chancellor Birgeneau’s Disgraceful Doublespeak

One of the surest signs that someone is up to no good is when they take something in plain sight and try to tell you that it is something else. Take, for example, this video from this weeks Occupy Cal protest: I’ve watched this over and over. And every time I watch it, I see […]

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Berkeley’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Response to #occupycal

Yesterday, a group of UC Berkeley students, working under the banner of “Occupy Cal”, sought to set up an encampment in the middle of UC Berkeley’s campus to highlight the connection between the banking industry, the¬†global financial crisis, and the financial plight of our public universities. I didn’t participate in the protests (it’s not my […]

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