Students must advocate for farmworkers’ equal rights

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Agricultural industry representatives acknowledge the fragility of a food system that depends on migratory labor and undocumented farmers who work under temporary or unsafe circumstances and are in need of a more sustainable solution. United States policies systematically exclude agricultural workers from labor protections, pose a significant barrier for political advocacy and ultimately lock them in a vicious cycle of economic, political and social vulnerability.
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We need to use technology to combat fake news

It wasn’t too long ago that Ronald Reagan famously declared Berkeley “a haven for communist sympathizers, protesters and sex deviants.” Weaponizing UC Berkeley in our national culture war is not a new phenomenon. Unfortunately, what we experienced in early 2017 was different. When Milo Yiannopoulos came to deliver a speech
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We need to hold Berkeley Police Department accountable

On Oct. 10, 2018, I sat in the regular meeting of Berkeley’s Police Review Commission in utter astonishment as I listened for and did not hear a second to my motion to ban police use of spit hoods. The problem is that Berkeley police often place hoods over the heads of
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Vote to uphold UC Berkeley’s free speech legacy

Will UC Berkeley students go to the polls today?   The vast majority probably will not, if a recent poll by the Public Religion Research Institute and The Atlantic on young adult voting patterns holds true for this campus. Only 28 percent of those polled were “absolutely certain” that they
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Vote no on Measure FF

We love our parks. So why vote no on Measure FF, the continuation of a parcel tax to fund wildfire protection and restoration of “natural habitat”? According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, this tax funds cutting trees and pesticide use. The University of California and the Claremont Canyon Conservancy
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