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What is nonviolence?

Michael Nagler, classics professor emeritus | November 25, 2011

Having taught nonviolence at Berkeley for over a quarter of a century, I feel called to respond to the judgment of Chancellor Birgenau and UC police Capt. Margo Bennett that the students who linked arms to keep police from dismantling a tent outside Sproul Hall on November 9th were, as Chancellor Birgenau put it, “not … Continue reading »

Occupy Cal and the Free Speech Movement

David Hollinger, professor emeritus of history | November 22, 2011

As someone who participated in the Free Speech Movement as a student and who is now a member of the Berkeley faculty, I want to caution against the widespread impression (left, e.g., by the New York Times on November 20) that Occupy Cal is an extension of the substance, as opposed merely to the spirit … Continue reading »