Letters to the Editor: Occupy Cal

Coverage of Occupy Cal disappoints. We are deeply disappointed by the recent Daily Cal coverage of the Occupy Cal events of Nov. 10.  The headline piece, titled “Occupy Cal: Protestors, police violently clash,” is factually incorrect or lacking on at least two counts: 1. It suggests that protesters were just
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Mario Savio and the Free Speech Movement 47 years later

This page will aggregate commentary on the iconic leader of the Free Speech Movement, Mario Savio, in light of the 15th annual Mario Savio Memorial lecture on Nov. 15. The lecture will be delivered by public policy professor Robert Reich and will be held on the steps of Sproul Hall
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Lost and found: Mario Savio’s reflections

“There’s a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart, that you can’t take part … and you’ve got to put your bodies upon the gears … and make it stop. And you’ve got to indicate to the people who run it,
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Cal, are you experienced?

Given Insight

You see it on the snickering smiles of new acquaintances after introducing yourself as a Berkeley student. You hear it in the endlessly annoying jokes your reactionary uncle cracks about “those commies at Cal.” You feel it walking to class each day passing monuments like the Mario Savio Steps and
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Community reacts to Occupy Cal and Chancellor’s response

Chancellor Robert Birgeneau: Your recent “Message to Campus Community” avows solidarity with students regarding their anger about the steady public “disinvestment in public higher education.” Nevertheless, you explain that you have necessarily enacted a “no encampment” policy. Students neglected to ask permission and failed to abide by your rules of
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Stanford solidarity with Occupy Cal

Although we are “rivals” with Cal students, we are one where it matters — in an interest to create a more just and equitable world than the one we inherited. To that end, we stand in solidarity with students at UC Berkeley, who have continued the legacy of the student
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On protracted movement

How striking may hurt us and what we can do to change

Strikes hurt the university and our fellow students greater than they do the UC Board of Regents. This is especially so because many of the strikes in recent years have not been endorsed by the UC campuses and resulted in quite little change: The tuition increased anyway. What we really
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