Berkeley Becomes Fourth U.S. City To Ban Face Recognition In Unanimous Vote

By Tom McKay, Gizmodo.com -

Berkeley, California became the fourth U.S. city to pass a ban on all government use of facial recognition technology on Tuesday night following a unanimous yes vote by the City Council. Two [...]

Berkeley Police Under Fire For Publishing Anti-Fascist Activists’ Names And Photos

By Sam Levin, Theguardian.com -

Unusual release of arrested demonstrators’ identities could fuel harassment and abuse, experts and activists say. Berkeley police have arrested more than a dozen anti-fascist activists and posted [...]

The Non-Violent Berkeley Movement In The 1960s

By Julia Stein, www.counterpunch.org -

By Julia Stein for Counter Punch - After graduating UC Berkeley in 1968, I returned to Berkeley to visit friends May 1969 when People’s Park was being built. I had gotten arrested for Free [...]

Black-Clad Anarchists Storm Berkeley Rally, Assaulting 5

By Paul Elias and Jocelyn Gecker, www.chicagotribune.com -

By Paul Elias and Jocelyn Gecker for Associated Press - Black-clad anarchists on Sunday stormed into what had been a largely peaceful Berkeley protest against hate and attacked at least five [...]

Berkeley Capitulates To Police Militarization And Spying

By David Welsh, www.counterpunch.org -

By David Welsh for Counter Punch - Former mayor Gus Newport scolded the city council for going along with the various schemes for further empowering the police. “I cut my teeth in the civil [...]

Making Sense Of What Happened At Berkeley

By Derek Wright, www.socialistworker.org -

By Derek Wright for Socialist Worker - Milo wasn't able to spew his hate speech and incite far-right students and community members to commit atrocities and hate crimes, but not because the state [...]

Berkeley Bans A Palestine Class

By John K. Wilson, www.academeblog.org -

By John K. Wilson for Academe Blog - Suspending a course in the middle of a semester is one of the most serious actions a university can take. On Sept. 13, Dean Carla Hesse of the University of [...]

Berkeley Votes To Sue Monsanto For PCB Contamination

By Walter Einenkel, www.dailykos.com -

By Walter Einenkel for Daily Kos - California, like many places in the United States, has pollution problems. The Bay Area’s waterways have some of the worst plastic pollution around. Monsanto [...]

Urban Shield Battles Continue

By LaborSolidarityCommittee, www.occupyoakland.org -

By LaborSolidarityCommittee for Occupy Oakland - The latest fight against Urban Shield and the militarization of police took place in Berkeley over the past few months. Members of the Stop Urban [...]

High School Students Walk Out In Response To Racist Threats

By Ashoka Jegroo, www.wagingnonviolence.org -

By Ashoka Jegroo for Waging Nonviolence - More than a thousand high school students in Berkeley, California walked out of class on November 5 in a protest against racist threats left on a school [...]

Protesters Win: Berkeley Post Office Saved

By jpmassar, www.dailykos.com -

In early April, the US Postal Service won. They got a Federal Judge to dismiss, without prejudice, Berkeley's lawsuit against the sale of the downtown Berkeley Post Office. Funny thing though, [...]

Protesters Continue Occupation, No Sale Of Berkeley Post Office

By Amy Jiang, www.dailycal.org -

Local developer Hudson McDonald failed to reach an agreement regarding the sale of the Downtown Berkeley post office last week after months of negotiations and prolonged community [...]

6 Things Mainstream Media Won’t Tell About Berkeley Protests

By Steven Rosenfeld, www.alternet.org -

In Berkeley, California, a second consecutive night of demonstrations against police brutality turned ugly late on Sunday when a handful of the 500 protesters who began marching hours before [...]

Three Nights Of Protests And Aggressive Policing In Berkeley, CA

The corporate media has described protesters in Berkeley destroying property and being violent, but reports from protesters describe it as a police riot. Police have repeated trapped protesters [...]

UC Berkeley Shuts Down Beehive Collective Art

By Sue Udry, www.defendingdissent.org -

Students at the University of California at Berkeley were forced to bring an art project on drought and California water policy to the main campus on October 21 after a dean prevented them [...]

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