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Panel: UC police and administration acted badly in November 20 student protests

Protesters occupying Wheeler Hall. UC Berkeley police and university officials did a poor job of managing the November 20, 2009 occupation of Wheeler Hall, according to a 128-page report released today by an independent investigative panel. Even though administrators and police were aware that there would be protests, they did little to prepare, according to […]

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Journalist Josh Wolf faces suspension from UC Berkeley for Wheeler Hall protests

Josh Wolf, the citizen-journalist who served 226 days in federal prison in 2006 for refusing to turn over videotapes he took at a protest in San Francisco, is facing a seven-month suspension from UC Berkeley for being in Wheeler Hall when it was occupied by students on Nov. 20, 2009. Wolf, a first-year student at […]

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Daily Californian reporter arrested at protests

The Daily Californian is reporting that one of its reporters was arrested Thursday while covering the March 4 protests against cuts to public education. Cameron Burns, 18, who produces content for the newspaper’s website, is still in jail, according to the paper. “He was last seen by Daily Californian employees filming a rally in Oakland, […]

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Hundreds rally in support of Berkeley public schools

Hundreds of teachers, secretaries, instructional aides, parents and students gathered along a stretch of Martin Luther King this afternoon to protest funding cuts for public education. The protestors lined the sidewalk in front of the Berkeley Unified School District building and held up signs saying “Save Our Schools,” “Support Public Education,” and “Honk for Teachers.” […]

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Protesters attack home of UC Chancellor as he sleeps

A broken light in front of chancellor’s home (Courtesy Noah Berger, AP) A broken light in front of chancellor’s home (Courtesy Noah Berger, AP) State and university officials are condemning a Friday night attack on the home of the UC Berkeley Chancellor. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger called the 11:15 pm incident, in which eight people were arrested, […]