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Don’t prohibit Milo Yiannopolous from returning to UC Berkeley

Milo Yiannopoulos has every intention to return to Berkeley in the coming months and give the speech he planned to deliver Feb. 1, which was cancelled by UCPD amidst the violence and fiery protests that were sparked by his arrival. This poses a question for the campus community — should he be able to return?
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Do not condone violence to suppress free speech

In a letter to the UC Berkeley community a week before Milo Yiannopoulos’ visit, I made clear that both our campus’s iconic commitment to free speech, as well as definitive First Amendment rulings by the Supreme Court, meant that we were obliged to support the invitation by a legitimate student
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Students should take responsibility for violence

Ostensibly, I am told, fascists came to Berkeley on Wednesday. On the morning after their occupation, amid broken shop windows and scorched heaps of rubbish, it did certainly look as if a fascist mob had invaded. Though, if I remember my history correctly, the Night of Broken Glass was not
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Milo Yiannopoulos and Free Speech on the Berkeley campus

In 1971, Merle Miller, a writer, author, former editor of Harper’s and Time magazines, and World War II Veteran, became one of the most prominent Americans to publicly come out of the closet. He did so in one of the most public of ways possible in the pre-Twitter days: by
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Berkeley students should organize protest against Milo Yiannopoulos

The Berkeley Against Trump coalition, previously known as the Berkeley J20 coalition, invites all solidarity-minded students and other members of the campus community to protest with us against far-right agitator Milo Yiannopoulos on Feb. 1. We will gather at 5 p.m at Sproul and show our unwillingness to allow our campus
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Freedom of Speech: A Legacy or a Trap?

Winter in Berkeley. The trees lining Sproul Plaza are sparse, their bare limbs spreading out over the throngs of students and faculty members below, their fallen leaves lining the campus floor in a diverse array of color and texture reflective of the chaotic bustle. Winter on Sproul is filled with
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Upholding the FSM legacy: a how-to guide

Fifty years ago today, UC Berkeley students surrounded a police car as part of a 32-hour protest after the arrest of Jack Weinberg, who had been tabling for the Congress of Racial Equality on Oct. 1, 1964 when campus police apprehended him. The protest — which combated a university regulation prohibiting advocacy,
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