ASUC jobs that should exist

The ASUC is a huge part of our lives for the three weeks in the school year during campaign season. But once the votes have been calculated and the tabulations ceremony is completed, the ASUC shrinks back to being merely the sender of half our emails. Every so often, they’ll
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Time has come for single-payer healthcare

Recently, it has been reported that 7.5 million Americans have enrolled in Obamacare, many more than expected. Yes, it’s better than before: overall, Americans are insured, and insurance companies are no longer allowed to overcharge or deny coverage to the elderly and people with pre-existing conditions. Key issues persist, however:
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Trees at Soda Hall are casualties of much larger fight

At 7 a.m. April 23, the day after Earth Day, UC Berkeley’s private contractors arrived at the redwood grove behind Soda Hall and removed all of the trees, despite repeated assurances from the administration that at least some of the trees would spared and one official’s claim that the trees
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Corporations are people, too

Loyal Opposition

“Government,” as the saying goes, “is just a word for things we do together.” That may be so. But “Corporation,” as David Burge once quipped, “is just a word for things we do together voluntarily.”
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Classes Under the Clouds

On Thursday, October 10, 2013, Berkeley residents and students gathered outside of Dwinelle Hall to discuss debt. According to their flyer, the goal of “classes under the clouds” is to “help turn the university inside out.”

Fighting poverty more effectively at home and abroad

The fact of the matter is foreign aid policy is more political than personal. Often, even if a foreign country has high levels of extreme poverty, other nations will reduce aid if the foreign country’s political leaders act contrary to the prevailing will of the donating country.
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