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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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Censoring free speech sets dangerous precedent

Last week, free speech suffered a blow when force and intimidation by some protesters prompted UC Berkeley to cancel a speech by Milo Yiannopoulos, who was invited to campus by the Berkeley College Republicans and who advocates racist, sexist and transphobic views. The cancellation should give no comfort to those
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Quiz: Should you engage in a political debate on Facebook?

Ah, yes. Facebook. Once a friendship-starter, now a friendship-ender — and today’s hotspot for heated, political debate. From the protests over Milo Yiannopoulos’ scheduled campus appearance last Wednesday to Trump’s (recently blocked) travel ban, engaging in political discussion here at UC Berkeley isn’t so simple anymore. While it can be incredibly
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