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Under eyes of the law, homeless people lack right to exist

We may think that the U.S. Constitution provides us with inalienable rights and equal protection under the law. But the truth, as Judge William Alsup made clear Tuesday in a hearing about evicting homeless people from the otherwise-unused land BART owns in South Berkeley known as “Here There,” is that
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In times of uncertainty, targeted communities must mobilize online

On Oct. 18, a rule by the Department of Homeland Security, which allows the department to collect social media information of every immigrant in the United States, regardless of documentation, went into effect. This rule would also affect U.S. citizens who happen to interact with immigrants online by rendering their
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Productive, sustainable food system requires equitability

Every day, at least twice a day, I walk the strip of Shattuck Avenue that connects the UC Berkeley campus to my apartment, which is conveniently located behind the Safeway Community Markets. Most of this stretch is known to locals as the “Gourmet Ghetto”, although the restaurants that give the
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Fixing UC Berkeley politics starts with rhetoric we employ

On Oct. 5, BridgeUSA co-hosted a symposium with the Berkeley Center for New Media — BCNM — and the Graduate Assembly centered around free speech in the age of social media. To briefly recap: The event went well. Robert Reich and Chancellor Carol Christ delivered excellent keynote addresses, the panel
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Alan Dershowitz’s problematic liberalism should be countered

There’s a free speech crisis in this country. Adam Serwer at the Atlantic sums it up nicely: “Republican legislators have proposed ‘Blue Lives Matter’ bills that essentially criminalize peaceful protest; bills that all but outlaw protest itself; and bills that offer some protections to drivers who strike protesters with automobiles.
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