UC faculty must have right to boycott Israeli academic partnerships

A desk with a poster reading "We support Palestine" and a book on the history of Palestine
Olivia Staser/Staff

UC Berkeley faculty members have quite rightly taken the UC administration to task for a recent statement, signed by all the system’s chancellors, that condemns Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, or BDS. The statement was issued in the name of protecting academic freedom when, in our own view, the only freedom under threat is the bedrock right of faculty and students to engage in political speech.
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When you go to UC Berkeley: #JustBerkeleyThings

As UC Berkeley students, there are some things that are just special to us. For example, KiwiBots, Sproul, Free Speech and more are just part of our Berkeley experience. We’ve all seen and heard of those “justgirlything” quotes and photos. Well, we at the Clog are here to present you with “justberkeleythings”.
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UC Berkeley campus must continue to protect free speech

In the past few years, UC Berkeley has been attacked for being “anti-free speech” and has been portrayed in the media as an institution that is ideologically homogeneous. But our unique history tells us that this is not the case. We are the home of the Free Speech Movement, and
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University needs to value and support its librarians

What world do we live in? Last year, UC Berkeley went to great lengths extolling the free speech rights of all — spending $4 million to ensure that “alt-right” media hound Milo Yiannopoulos and his neo-Nazi followers had an unfettered platform on campus. Scores of police from surrounding communities were
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