UC Berkeley

 Income Inequality At Record Levels
The top 10 percent of earners took more than half of the country’s total income in 2012, the highest level recorded ever. Read more...
The assistant police chief tasked with reviewing campus police actions during the November 9, 2011 protest at UC Berkeley wrote that "Some of these findings will be controversial," in his 50-page report to the UC Berkeley police chief. Critical of the administration, he found that the police should have been allowed to use pepper spray on the protesting students. Outraged protesters are calling the report a "a tactical handbook for warfare against students." Read more...
A round-up of Occupy Wall Street and related news... Read more...
A note from Occupy Carrolton: "After our first General Assembly, we came to a consensus to take a fun field trip to our local Wal-Mart in Carrollton on Highway 27. This is the video of our mic check there. Look for future actions in support Read more...
The video above was the scene as police in riot gear viciously beat peaceful student activists with their batons in front of Sproul Hall on the University of California at Berkeley campus Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, in Berkeley, CA. What follows Read more...

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It's not every day a former US Poet Laureate is clubbed by police for standing up. But that's what happened to Robert Hass at the #OccupyCal demonstration last week. In his essay for the New York Times, Hass writes about what drew him to the Read more...
A video of police in riot gear pepper spraying demonstrators is spreading after 10 Occupy protesters were arrested on the University of California, Davis campus Friday... Read more...
Occupy Cal protesters managed to circumvent an order prohibiting them from posting tents...by floating them above Sproul Hall. Read more...
I was there last night for the massive general assembly. I filed this piece for The Atlantic: Mario Savio was a UC Berkeley student in the '60s and a key member of the Berkeley Free Speech Movement. He's become an activist icon; Mario Savio Read more...
The Golden Age Of Sit-Ins: Berkeley Free Speech Movement Of 1964
(Clearing the hall of demonstrators in 1964 - someone's been watching old newsreels lately) Watching the teabag protests of late, and the approxima Read more...