One bystander was killed, one was permanently blinded, and many others were hurt when police forces used lethal buckshot to corral demonstrators in at the park, newly created on UC Berkeley land, 50 years ago today.
Dozens of protests in support of civil rights, the student movement in France, the Black Panther movement and against the UC Regents set the stage for the creation of the Southside Berkeley park.
‘One day, one night: The fuse that lit the Battles of Berkeley’ is a 12,000-word oral history crafted by Frances Dinkelspiel that tells a story through the voices of those who were there.
Neither UC Berkeley nor city of Berkeley officials could have withheld police protection from Kiara Robles because of her political beliefs or sexuality, the judge ruled.
On the 49th anniversary of the largest protest marches Berkeley has likely ever seen, Tom Dalzell recalls a day when Berkeley demonstrated “moral outrage” in abundance.
Everybody knows about the People’s Park created in 1969, when thousands of students, activists, and neighbors worked to establish the place. Few know about an earlier park.
Those suing say that police hid inside the MLK Student Union instead of protecting people from the violence perpetrated by black-clad demonstrators.
Students from a charter high school in San Jose traveled to Cal Monday to attend a small rally for immigrant rights organized by BAMN.
The student news organization, Berkeley Patriot, has filed a second complaint with the Dept. of Justice alleging its First Amendment rights were violated.
Outraged that UC allows the far-right to harass their student populations under the childish ruse of “free speech,” the author and his friend go to a rally to protest. Sort of.
The Berkeley College Republicans have a month to file a new complaint demonstrating that Cal suppressed conservative speech.
The last rally for “Free Speech Week,” was uneventful. The 11 rallies in Berkeley since February, however, have catapulted some protesters to national prominence.