Picks of the Week: Puns, prizes and political activism to get you through the week

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Maybe the events of last week — Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court, UC Berkeley’s abysmal equity index score and the disappearance of Washington Post columnist and Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, for a start — have made you feel a sense of deep dissatisfaction in governments, both local and global.
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Sunrise Ceremony held on Alcatraz Island

Reminders of the occupation were embedded into the infrastructure of the island. They were written across the water tower, above the “United States Penitentiary” sign on the docks. “WELCOME INDIANS,” read one in a weathered, but still legible, red paint. “INDIAN LAND,” read another.
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Former Berkeley council member Donald Jelinek dies at 82

Donald Jelinek, a former Berkeley council member and lawyer remembered for his enthusiastic work with the civil rights movement in the 1960s, died June 24 in his Berkeley home. He was 82. Jelinek grew up in the Bronx, New York, and earned his bachelor’s and law degrees from New York
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