University needs to value and support its librarians

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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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letter to the editor

Blanket opposition to Antifa violence is naive

The op-ed by Mitchell Zimmerman contained obtuse statements in support of the author’s rant against Antifa. As someone who also lived through the ’60s , I was offended by Zimmerman’s op-ed. First, the author claimed that the Weathermen (an offshoot of Students for a Democratic Society) undermined broader participation in
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Senate Bill 630 will protect those standing against hate

East Bay communities have been resoundingly clear: racist, anti-semitic, homophobic and other hate motivated acts are not welcome. It’s heartening to see that same message growing across the country –from last week’s Boston rally to the CEOs who resigned from President Trump’s commissions. Self-identified white nationalist and neo-Nazi groups have
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