Ismael Farooqui

A campus in crisis

The Campus Upon a Hill

It’s undoubtedly a turbulent time to be a student at UC Berkeley. It seems like the only thing more unbalanced than the planned “Free Speech Week” is our budget.
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Istanbul

Deja vu: bloodshed in Berkeley and Istanbul

Notes from Underground

For both Berkeley and Istanbul, 1969 was a year filled with bloodshed. On Feb. 16, 30,000 people marched to Taksim Square to protest against the government; two were killed and many were injured by the police. Almost three months after Turkey’s “Bloody Sunday,” 6,000 Berkeley dissenters, protesting against the university’s
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