Burnstein represented protesters arrested during the Free Speech Movement, and later architected the Progressive Caucus of the California Democratic Party and served as Rep. Barbara Lee’s campaign treasurer.
Goines’ graphic design defined multiple generations in the city’s history, from the Free Speech Movement to the rise of Chez Panisse.
Before co-founding Black Diamond Equipment, she attended marches led by Mario Savio and was the first woman to ascend some of the big walls of California climbing.
Haberfeld was proud of his arrest record — watching the polls in Mississippi in 1967, protesting the Iraq war in 2003 and twice in Berkeley in the ’60s.
In his new book, ‘Free Speech for Some,’ Berkeley lawyer and educator William Turner argues that the Roberts Court is one of the most business-friendly courts ever.
Photo: Nacio Jan Brown For decades, Telegraph Avenue has been the Boulevard of Unconventional Berkeley — a Bohemian enclave, then the Free Speech Movement, anti-Vietnam War, People’s Park, hippies, punks, street people. Before the Big Changes of the late 1960s, on Telegraph you could buy out-of-town and foreign-language newspapers, croissants, espresso drinks, Turkish cigarettes and Gauloises. You could […]
The Banned Books Week Bike party starts at the Berkeley South Branch library on Saturday Oct. 3 at 10 a.m.. Photo: Richard Friedman BANNED BOOKS WEEK BIKE PARTY Join the Berkeley Public Library for the second annual Banned Books Week Bike Party on Saturday Oct. 3, 10 a.m.-12 noon. This year, the event takes place at South […]
Telegraph Avenue from Durant to Haste. Photo: courtesy Tom Stetler David and Paula Stetler live in Wilmington, North Carolina, as does their son Tom Stetler. David and Paula lived in Berkeley in the early 1960s. David earned his Phd. in botany from the University of California in 1967. Paula graduated from Mills College in 1963 […]
The massacre at Charlie Hebdo united a stricken world behind the principles of free speech. But how are we doing really? Nationally the US Supreme Court has equated speech with money and hampers earnest bipartisan efforts to get money out of politics. Here in Berkeley it is just as bad. The balloon drop manufactured by […]
The rally held at UC Berkeley on Oct. 1, 2014 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Free Speech Movement. Photo: Ted Friedman Oct. 1 marked the 50th anniversary of the Free Speech Movement, a protest that lasted for three months but set the stage for the turbulent 1960s. On that day, thousands of UC Berkeley students […]
Singer-songwriter-activist Hali Hammer will lead a song circle at the free speech movement concert at Ashkenaz in Berkeley on Saturday Sept. 27. Photo: courtesy Ashkenaz As a brief catalytic blast of energy, the Free Speech Movement achieved its primary goals so quickly that it didn’t have much time to inspire enduring songs and anthems. But […]
An iconic image from the Free Speech Movement, which erupted on the Berkeley campus 50 years ago. Photo: UC Berkeley Libraries Oct. 1 will mark the 50th anniversary of the Free Speech Movement, a protest that only lasted for three months but set the stage for the turbulent 1960s. On that day, thousands of UC Berkeley […]