Tag Archives: UC Berkeley

Disturbance at UC Berkeley: A Few Thoughts

RESONATING as it did with widespread feelings of frustration and impotence, the “successful” action last week to prevent right-wing agitator Milo Yiannopoulos from speaking at the invitation of student Republicans on the Berkeley campus has been met with a certain grudging admiration even by those in the peace and nonviolence fold. This, while understandable on… read more

Militarization in academe

by Michael Nagler | Originally published at Waging Nonviolence, November 29, 2011 The day after Mothers’ Day, May 14, 1961, the front-page picture of a Greyhound bus engulfed in flames galvanized the American public. It was Anniston, Alabama, and Klansmen had fully intended to burn the freedom riders alive. For the first time many Americans realized the… read more

Over 100 UC Berkeley Concerned Faculty Sign Open Letter To Chancellor

November 22, 2009 Open Letter from Concerned Members of the Faculty to Chancellor Robert J. Birgeneau, We, the undersigned faculty, are writing to voice our strenuous objection to the use of unwarranted violence by the police forces enlisted by the University of California  (UC) at Berkeley to patrol the student demonstration outside of Wheeler Hall… read more

Opening Public Spaces: Study-in at the Library

Pulling an All-Nighter to Transform the UC by some students, workers and faculty of UC Berkeley. On September 24th, called to direct action by university faculty, workers and students, thousands walked out of the classrooms, offices, and labs at the University of California, Berkeley. We stood shoulder-to-shoulder on Sproul Plaza, in numbers not seen for decades.… read more