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  • Riot Police Protect St. Louis Cathedral from Protesters at Christmas Midnight Mass

    12/25/2014 7:23:56 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 71 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Dec 25, 2014
    Riot Police Protect St. Louis Cathedral from Protesters at Christmas Midnight Mass Posted by Kristinn Taylor on Thursday, December 25, 2014, 12:18 AM Churchgoers in St. Louis Wednesday night were not allowed to celebrate the birth of Jesus without the threat of disruption by supporters of the so-called Black Lives Matter campaign. Photos posted to Twitter show police in riot gear massed in force protecting a church identified as the Cathedral Basilica.
  • Berkeley Protesters Block Highway, Stop Train

    12/09/2014 12:36:39 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 35 replies
    Newser ^ | 12/9/14 | Evann Gastaldo
    rotests against the grand jury decisions not to indict the police officers who killed Michael Brown and Eric Garner continued for a third consecutive night in Berkeley, Calif., yesterday, with more than 1,000 people blocking traffic. Protesters thronged both sides of Interstate 80 as well as train tracks in the city, forcing an Amtrak train to halt, the AP reports. The protests had started as a peaceful march earlier in the day; the group chanted, "Who do you protect? Peaceful protest!" at the Berkeley Police Department as officers in riot gear kept them from getting near. Then protesters sat outside...
  • Nevada Senate: Heller (R) 42%, Berkley (D) 41% (Rasmussen)

    09/20/2012 6:06:46 AM PDT · by sf4dubya · 15 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | Thursday, September 20, 2012
    Nevada’s U.S. Senate race is now a virtual tie. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Nevada Voters finds incumbent Republican Dean Heller with 42% support, while his challenger, Democratic Congresswoman Shelley Berkley, gets 41% support. Four percent (4%) like some other candidate in the race, and a sizable 12% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) This is a marked change from July when Heller posted a 51% to 42% lead over Berkley. The Republican has generally had the lead throughout the year. Nevada now moves from Safe Republican to a Toss-Up in the Rasmussen Reports...
  • DSCC adds half-mil in Nevada TV (NV Senate Race)

    09/13/2012 4:39:47 AM PDT · by sf4dubya · 3 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/12/12 5:55 PM EDT | ALEXANDER BURNS
    The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is upping its investment in the Nevada Senate race, adding a new round of ads starting Friday, according to a source tracking the race there. The DSCC has added $508,000 in statewide broadcast and cable ads, for the period spanning Sept. 14 and Sept. 24, the source said. That comes on top of the $2.3 million in DSCC ad reservations Emily reported in July. The race is a competitive contest between Republican Sen. Dean Heller and Democratic Rep. Shelley Berkley. Both Heller and outside GOP groups have pummeled Berkley over a House Ethics Committee investigation...
  • PPP: Heller hanging on over Berkley (NV Senate: Heller +2)

    09/02/2012 3:12:55 AM PDT · by sf4dubya · 8 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | August 28, 2012 | Dustin Ingalls
    Raleigh, N.C. – Dean Heller has retained a razor-thin lead over his Democratic challenger Shelley Berkley in his fight for a full term in the Senate.  The appointed senator has 47% to Berkley’s 45% with likely voters in this fall’s election, not much different than the 44-43 edge he had in PPP’s last poll of the state in early June. Both candidates have consolidated support from their respective parties and cut down on attrition to the opposite party’s candidate.  Berkley has an 81-11 advantage with Democrats, up from 73-18, while Heller has an 86-11 lock on the GOP (71-16).  Heller...
  • House Ethics Committee Unanimously Votes To Investigate Rep. Shelley Berkley (D-NV)

    07/09/2012 3:06:23 PM PDT · by sunmars · 74 replies
    In a stunning blow to the Senatorial hopes of Rep. Shelley Berkley (D-NV), the House Ethics Committee today unanimously voted to open an investigative subcommittee into conflict of interest charges stemming from her alleged attempts to direct cash toward the kidney health care industry – and, in particular, toward her husband, who runs the Kidney Specialists of Southern Nevada. Breitbart News led the charge in demanding investigation into Berkley's activities. The House Ethics Committee, chaired by Rep. Jo Bonner (R-AL) and ranking member Rep. Linda T. Chavez (D-CA), released the following statement:
  • More Regulations: NJ Drivers Can Be Ticketed $1,000 for Not ‘Restraining’ Animals in the Car

    06/04/2012 4:33:21 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Blaze ^ | June 4, 2012 | Erica Ritz
    Following on the heels of Mayor Bloomberg’s ban on certain sugary drinks in New York City restaurants, a wave of absurd regulations has seemingly begun emanating outwards. In neighboring New Jersey, drivers can be fined up to $1000 for driving with “unrestrained” animals in the car, and the Mayor of Berkeley, California is looking to ban sitting on sidewalks. According to CBS in Philadelphia, police and animal control officers will be authorized to ticket New Jersey drivers between $250 and $1,000 if they have “unrestrained” animals in the front seat of their car, on the driver’s lap, partially out the...
  • Reporter is woken at 12:45am by police demanding changes to article [ Calif- How Liberals govern ]

    03/12/2012 11:05:39 AM PDT · by NoLibZone · 19 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | March 10 2012 |
    Berkeley Police Chief Michael Meehan sent his public information officer to an Oakland Tribune reporter’s house in the middle of the night on Friday to push for changes in a story that Meehan thought was inaccurate. Chief Meehan then twice called the reporter, Doug Oakley, and sent him numerous follow up emails urging him to alter wording in the story about a community meeting called to examine Berkeley police response to the Feb. 18. murder of Peter Cukor. The 12:45 am visit by Sgt. Mary Kusmiss on March 9 and subsequent police demands have left Oakley disturbed and shaken. “I...
  • Pay-by-race bake sale at Berkeley still on, student Republican group says

    09/26/2011 5:08:29 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | 26 September 2011 | Holly Yan
    It's meant to be racist, and it's meant to be discriminatory. But the controversial "Increase Diversity Bake Sale" hosted by the Berkeley College Republicans is still on, the club's president said, despite "grossly misguided comments" and threats aimed toward supporters of the University of California Berkeley student group.During the sale, scheduled for Tuesday, baked goods will be sold to white men for $2, Asian men for $1.50, Latino men for $1, black men for $0.75 and Native American men for $0.25. All women will get $0.25 off those prices.The bake sale is meant to draw attention to pending legislation that...
  • Whither American Jewry?

    11/21/2009 4:01:45 PM PST · by rmlew · 48 replies · 1,718+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | November 19, 2009 | Caroline Glick
    During a recent speaking tour in Canada, MK Nahman Shai (Kadima) shocked some of his hosts when he said that his primary goal in politics today is to bring down the Netanyahu government. Although indelicate, Shai's comment was not surprising. Kadima is in the opposition. And like all opposition parties in all parliamentary democracies, the primary goal of its members is to bring down the government so that they can take power. Given that this is the case, it is unsurprising that until this week, Kadima leader Tzipi Livni tried to blame Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu for US President Barack...
  • 32% Inflation in UCLA Tuition Causes Near Riots (3 VIDEOS)

    11/20/2009 3:33:05 PM PST · by myfreepress · 80 replies · 1,724+ views
    MyFreePress ^ | 11/20/2009 | Jason
    Looks like the Liberals at Berkley and other California Colleges are finally getting what they asked for. Maybe they should have used that college education to do a little more research on who they were voting for. 32% Inflation on UCLA Tuition. 14 Arrests one student Tazered are the reports I received from students. Tomorrow their will be another one at 10am. Sorry Conservatives that go to College in California. Best advice I have for you is to wake you fellow students up! VIDEOS AT LINK
  • Hamas’s Academic Cheerleaders (Columbia, Harvard, UC Berkeley, UCLA, Ohio State, etc)

    01/25/2009 7:15:36 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies · 720+ views
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | Jan 23, 2009 | Cinnamon Stillwell
    If further proof was needed that the field of Middle East studies is marred by a politicized, morally vacuous approach to the Arab-Israeli conflict, the reaction of many of its leading lights to the current war in Gaza should suffice. According to these self-appointed arbiters of international law, Israel’s military campaign against Hamas following the firing of over 6,000 rockets at Israeli civilian targets since 2005 is unjustified. Hamas, they tell us, is not a terrorist organization bent on Israel’s destruction, but rather a national liberation movement that seeks only the noble founding of a Palestinian state. Either that or...
  • No title, lets call it, Wimpy Berkley Police intervene, sort of.

    02/17/2008 11:31:14 AM PST · by Bulldawg Fan · 10 replies · 77+ views Video on the site of recent Berkley Marine Recruiting station protests and police response, finally.
  • Blog talk radio live on the protest in Berkley. THe show The Front Line with Kit Lange.

    02/16/2008 6:23:31 PM PST · by weldgophardline · 35 replies · 110+ views
    Live talk with Goe Leader Dale Lanham & Freeper Fire Engine Red that were in Brekley for the Protest on Tuesday.
  • Proposed Letter Requesting Sanctuary For U.S. War Resisters (Berkeley City Council)

    02/13/2008 10:48:25 PM PST · by Racehorse · 10 replies · 779+ views
    City of Berkeley Regular Meeting eAgenda ^ | 12 February 2007 | Councilmembers Kriss Worthington and Max Anderson
    RECOMMENDATION: Send a letter to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Diana Finley and Liberal Party leader Stephane Dion requesting that the government of Canada establish provisions to provide sanctuary for U.S. military service members who are living in Canada to resist fighting in the Iraq War. BACKGROUND: Throughout the Vietnam War era, Canada provided a place of refuge for United States citizens seeking to resist the war. Because of Canada’s rich tradition of being a refuge from militarism, approximately 200 U.S. military service people have moved to Canada to resist fighting in the Iraq War....
  • Finkbeiner replies to my e mail ....sort of

    02/12/2008 5:55:42 PM PST · by Michigan Bowhunter · 14 replies · 108+ views
    E mail reply from Mayor of Toledo..... | 2/12/2008 | City of Toledo
    Thank you for your thoughts. Your message will be conveyed to the Mayor. Attached is the Mayor's Statement to the Media and a statement from Lt. Colonel Piccoli, U.S. Marine Corps on this issue. Statement from Mayor Carty Finkbeiner -Regarding U.S. Marine Corps. February 10, 2008 Frank Szollosi can play politics with anything. It is what he does best. Today, I spoke with Major Jeff Brooks of the United States Marine Corps. I conveyed my sincere regret for the failure to communicate within the administration and any inconvenience that caused the U.S. Marine Corps. I also conveyed, as my staff...
  • Americans Love Our Marines

    02/06/2008 6:51:08 PM PST · by Red_Devil 232 · 39 replies · 95+ views
    Red Devil 232 | 2-6-08 | Red Devil 232
    I have posted these videos on the other threads in responce to the Berkley anti - Marine stance. It is a recruting commercial put out by the Marine Corps. The first link is to the commmercial. The other links are to videos of the locations where the film was made. They have interviews with the Marines and with the Americans who love and respect them. Take some time and watch a few and don't blame me if you feel good!
  • Berkeley doesn't want the Marines, but they would be welcome if a disaster hit the city

    02/06/2008 10:56:30 AM PST · by doug from upland · 24 replies · 25+ views
    PHONE NUMBERS AT THE CITY OF BERKELEY The City of Berkeley does not want the Marines in their city. They have said outrageous things about them. But what if the city had a natural disaster or were victim of a terrorist attack? I called the mayor's office and got some young female hack. I set it up that my son in law, who is currently on active duty, may soon be in the reserves or in the Guard. If a disaster hit the city, would the military be welcome. The girl couldn't answer the question! She didn't know! So...
  • Berkeley "WANTS" to rescind anti marines

    02/05/2008 3:06:29 PM PST · by KTM rider · 23 replies · 104+ views
    Mercury News San Jose ^ | 2/5/08 | Doug Oakley
    Under the weight of a national uproar, two Berkeley City Council members want to rescind an official statement that the U.S. Marines and their recruiting station are "uninvited and unwelcome intruders." Betty Olds and Laurie Capitelli, however, did not move to rescind three other items the council passed last week: giving the protest group Code Pink a free weekly parking space and sound permit; calling on residents to impede the work of any military recruiting station in the city; and asking the city attorney to investigate whether the Marines violate city laws banning discrimination based on sexual orientation. The item...
  • Berkeley council tells Marines to leave (Support the troops but not the war Update)

    02/01/2008 6:35:40 AM PST · by MuttTheHoople · 18 replies · 464+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 01/30/2008 | Doug Oakley
    Berkeley council tells Marines to leave By Doug Oakley STAFF WRITER Article Launched: 01/30/2008 01:48:16 PM PST Related Links Photoblog: Share your Berkeley photos and videos Forum: Discuss Berkeley news More Berkeley coverage Hey-hey, ho-ho, the Marines in Berkeley have got to go. That's the message from the Berkeley City Council, which voted 6-3 Tuesday night to tell the U.S. Marines that its Shattuck Avenue recruiting station "is not welcome in the city, and if recruiters choose to stay, they do so as uninvited and unwelcome intruders." In addition, the council voted to explore enforcing its law prohibiting discrimination on...
  • Listening to Moonbats near Liberal Central

    10/21/2006 9:36:06 AM PDT · by kjam22 · 8 replies · 323+ views
    kjam22 (vanity) | 10/21/2006 | kjam22
    So, last Tuesday my wife and I traveled on business to Napa Valley California. I was there for a users conference with a software company that we are doing business with. The 2nd speaker of the first day was Daniel Kammen, who is Professor of Energy at the University of California at Berkley. PHD, been on 60 minutes etc. You can google him if you're interested. Well he spoke on his speciality topic of "the sky is falling" aka global warming. Yes we were treated to 30 minutes of classic DU. In fact, later in the day I confirmed with...
  • Nevada Democrat Skips Hurricane Katrina Vote To Have Neck Lift

    02/27/2006 8:19:19 AM PST · by Daytyn71 · 47 replies · 1,368+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | February 27, 2006 | DrudgeReport
    Skipping last fall’s vote on the Hurricane Katrina relief bill in order to get plastic surgery was worth it, says Rep. Shelley Berkley (D-Nev.), who loves her new look, ROLL CALL reports. “For the last couple of years whenever I was on TV all I could do was look at my neck,” Berkley said in a recent online audio interview. “It was driving me crazy because my neck was starting to hang ... and it was making me very self conscious.” Now, she joked in an interview with hosts of the Vegas-centric podcast show “The Strip,” “I have the neck...
  • Wife, her teen lover charged with killing (Navy Reservist) husband in park

    12/22/2005 7:57:03 AM PST · by Liberty Valance · 44 replies · 1,692+ views
    Raleigh News Observer ^ | 12-20-05 | Mandy Locke, David Bracken and Jennifer Brevorka
    Three days after a Navy reservist flew home from the Middle East for the holidays, his wife's teenage lover and a friend killed him on a wooded trail in a North Raleigh park, according to accounts from police and relatives. Monique Berkley, 26, was charged Monday in what officials say was the calculated murder of her husband, Paul Berkley, 46. Andrew Canty and his friend Latwon Johnson, both 18, also were charged with murder in Berkley's killing before dawn Sunday. "He was over there getting shot at, and he comes home to get shot," said Chaz Jutting of Apex, a...
  • Sailor home for holidays slain in park - Wife, teen boyfriend held without bond in shooting

    12/21/2005 12:50:58 PM PST · by celejrm313 · 102 replies · 3,719+ views
    CNN ^ | December 21, 2005
    <p>RALEIGH, North Carolina (AP) -- Home for Christmas after nearly a year in the Middle East, Navy Reservist Paul Berkley was making up for lost time with his family.</p> <p>He arrived Wednesday, in time to hear his 18-year-old son, Zeke, sing the national anthem with his high school chorus. On Friday, he and 16-year-old stepdaughter Becky ate pizza, watched movies and danced.</p>
  • The (Berkeley) Bowl's plan to roll hits a bump . . .

    01/26/2005 12:50:31 PM PST · by SmithL · 20 replies · 545+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 1/26/5 | Patrick Hoge
    Mega-popular grocery store is getting flak over proposal to open clone a mile away. Berkeley Bowl, the one-of-a-kind supermarket that draws loyal customers from around the Bay Area, is so popular that it is known to some as "Berkeley Brawl'' because its aisles and parking lot are typically so crowded. That's why the store's owner hopes to build a second store about a mile away, which would be known as West Berkeley Bowl. Glenn Yasuda wants to ease the pressure created by the demand for his huge selection of fruits and vegetables and eclectic product offerings -- ranging from a...
  • Pro-Israel Rally Brings Middle East Divide to Berkeley

    01/17/2005 8:46:22 AM PST · by Alouette · 10 replies · 453+ views
    NY Sun ^ | Jan. 17, 2005 | Josh Gerstein
    BERKELEY, Calif. - Hundreds of pro-Israel demonstrators calling for an end to global terrorism rallied in a city park here yesterday, as counter demonstrators nearby decried Israeli military tactics in the West Bank and Gaza. The focal point of the rally was a mangled bus brought from Jerusalem to dramatize the impact of terrorism on civilians. The bus was nearly destroyed in a suicide bomb attack last year that left 11 people dead and 50 wounded. Signs urged passersby to compare the bus to a San Francisco cable car in which they could have been riding.
  • Bid to Decriminalize Prostitution in Berkeley

    09/14/2004 4:56:29 AM PDT · by Brilliant · 12 replies · 531+ views
    The New York Times ^ | September 14, 2004 | CAROLYN MARSHALL
    Thor Swift for The New York Times Robyn Few, an ex-prostitute, has helped put an initiative on the ballot in Berkeley, Calif., to direct the police to make prostitution a low priority. BERKELEY, Calif., Sept. 13 - San Pablo Avenue was once the thriving, racy final stretch of the nation's first highway between New York and San Francisco, a center for jazz halls, gambling houses and brothels. Today it is an unremarkable thoroughfare, littered along isolated stretches here with used drug needles and liquor bottles, a place where prostitutes entice customers from gritty curbsides. San Pablo is also at the...
  • Stranger in a Strange Land (Truly the granola state – fruits, nuts and flakes)

    07/05/2004 2:35:21 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 17 replies · 736+ views
    The Rapid City [SD] Journal ^ | July 5, 2004 | Kathryn Bangs
    Berkeley, Calif. – The other day my meditation instructor was performing Reiki on me (a healing technique that does not include any contact only the transfer of energy), before I went to my Capoeira lesson (combining Brazilian martial arts and dance). It may have been the medicinal marijuana that California gives out to anyone with scoliosis, but I spontaneously started laughing. Berkeley is just so different from South Dakota. Technically, Berkeley is part of America, but the beliefs, customs and language are as foreign as little green men. Living in Berkeley sometimes feels like being a contestant on a Spanish...
  • Prostitution, Marijuana Measures Qualify For Ballot

    06/23/2004 9:02:21 PM PDT · by esryle · 15 replies · 291+ views
    Simple Majority Needed To Legalize Prostitution In Berkeley LOS ANGELES -- Initiatives to decriminalize prostitution and give medical marijuana patients more access to cannabis are going before Berkeley, Calif., voters. Berkeley city clerk Sherry Kelly says both initiatives have gotten the required number of signatures to qualify for the November 2 ballot. The Sex Workers Outreach Project is backing the prostitution initiative and a group of cannabis club operators are sponsoring the Patients Access to Medical Cannabis Act. The city council will consider the items next month but initiative proponents aren't optimistic the council will approve the controversial plans. Both...
  • Judge Approves School Diversity Plan (Berkeley)

    04/12/2004 6:33:19 AM PDT · by chance33_98 · 100+ views
    Judge Approves School Diversity Plan By MATTHEW ARTZ (04-09-04) An Alameda County Superior Court judge Tuesday dismissed a challenge filed by the conservative Pacific Legal Foundation that threatened to undo Berkeley’s plan for integrating its schools. Judge James Richman ruled that a Berkeley Unified School District policy that uses race as a factor for assigning children to elementary schools did not, on its face, violate Proposition 209. That measure, enacted by California voters in 1996, forbids racial preferences in public education, employment and contracting. John Findley, an attorney from the Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF), which filed the lawsuit on...
  • Liquor Cops Unhappy with Sting Success

    04/05/2004 11:54:00 AM PDT · by chance33_98 · 4 replies · 131+ views
    Liquor Cops Unhappy with Sting Success —Richard Brenneman (04-02-04) Ongoing stings aimed at Berkeley liquor stores selling booze to teenagers have left the state’s Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) District Administrator Everest Robillard “very unhappy.” “The usual violation rate on decoy operations is about 10 percent,” Robillard said, “and this last time the rate was well over 50 percent.” Teamed with officers from the Berkeley and UC police departments and two underage decoys, ABC has been running stings on city liquor sellers since January—most recently in a March 19 sweep that found 14 of the 26 targeted stores...
  • Berkeley Unified School District Denies Rights of Autistic Boy

    03/27/2004 7:16:59 PM PST · by chance33_98 · 45 replies · 522+ views
    Berkeley Unified School District Denies Rights of Autistic Boy - Broken district out of legal compliance with least restrictive education plan In a surprising example of California's educational crisis, an autistic boy attending fourth-grade in the Berkeley Unified School District has been denied services required by law to ensure he receive an equal education under the Disabilities Act. District officials have refused to address the situation, forcing parents to seek assistance via a California state hearing. BERKELEY, CA, February 3, 2004 – In spite of legally binding agreements made during repeated meetings of the Individualized Education Program team over...
  • Taxpayers may fund city elections-C F R Thread, Day 97

    03/18/2004 6:01:57 AM PST · by Valin · 6 replies · 96+ views
    Alameda Times-Star ^ | 3/18/04 | Kristin Bender
    Council to consider 'investment in democracy' BERKELEY -- The City Council took a first look this week at a proposal to use public money -- possibly from higher parking fines or hotel taxes -- to bankroll city elections. But already opposition has arisen to the plan, which could come before voters in November and if approved make Berkeley the first city in the nation to fully fund elections with public money. Running a mayoral or City Council campaign is costly. Mayor Tom Bates spent$230,000, including $90,000 of his own money, in 2002, while council candidates have spent $30,000 to $40,000...
  • City Scorns Efforts to Ban Gay Marriage in Constitution (Berkeley passes resolution)

    03/17/2004 5:42:13 AM PST · by chance33_98 · 2 replies · 110+ views
    City Scorns Efforts to Ban Gay Marriage in Constitution With the question of whether same-sex couples should be granted marriage licenses in the hands of state governments and judges, the Berkeley City Council passed a resolution last night condemning a proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution ban gay marriage. Although constitutional amendment banning gay marriage has yet to be debated in the U.S. Congress, City Council members are now taking a stance on the same-sex marriage issue, aligning themselves with other cities—such as Santa Cruz and Portland, Oregon—that have passed similar resolutions. “I think we are pretty solidly behind...
  • City Campaigns Could be Publicly Funded (Berkeley)

    03/16/2004 9:21:03 AM PST · by chance33_98 · 1 replies · 112+ views
    City Campaigns Could be Publicly Funded As the costs of running a City Council, mayoral, or auditor campaign in Berkeley continue to skyrocket, the City Council will consider placing two campaign reform measures on November’s ballot tonight that could make it easier for more people to run in city elections. The council will discuss allowing public financing of candidates, and raising the limit on the amount of money an individual can contribute to a candidate’s campaign. The public finance measure, which was approved by the Fair Campaign Practices Commission earlier this year, would finance candidates running for mayoral, City...
  • Berkeley City Council Calls for Political Slap on Bush’s Wrist (allies itself with MoveOn)

    03/10/2004 8:02:13 AM PST · by chance33_98 · 7 replies · 93+ views
    Berkeley City Council Calls for Political Slap on Bush’s Wrist After two years of watching its citizens write angry letters, circulate petitions, and protest his administration, the city of Berkeley made its disgust with President Bush official yesterday. At a meeting last night, the City Council voted to ally itself with Democratic online group in asking Congress to issue a formal censure of Bush for “betraying the nation’s trust,” adding another resolution to the council’s ranks of symbolic gestures. “It maintains Berkeley’s alignment with other towns and organizations concerned with social justice,” said Peace and Justice Commissioner Mark...
  • Staunch Israel Backer Attacks ‘Militant’ Islam (Berkeley campus talk shows sharp divides)

    02/11/2004 5:53:14 AM PST · by chance33_98 · 34 replies · 204+ views
    Staunch Israel Backer Attacks ‘Militant’ Islam By GEORGE DERK, MEGAN REITER AND EMMA SCHWARTZ Wednesday, February 11, 2004 A crowd reacts to the speech of Daniel Pipe’s at the UC Berkeley campus last night. He said the Israeli-Palestinian conflict can’t be resolved until Palestinians recognize the state of Israel. The controversial head of a Middle East watchdog organization delivered a searing attack on militant Islam at a campus talk last night to an impassioned but divided audience. Like many campus events on the Middle East, Daniel Pipes’ speech ignited antagonism between fierce ideological opponents. Supporters welcomed him with a...
  • Crowd Joins to Jeer Bush Speech (Berkeley, and caption the pic)

    01/21/2004 7:29:56 AM PST · by chance33_98 · 56 replies · 179+ views
    Crowd Joins to Jeer Bush Speech UC Berkeley students and professors at the Institute of Governmental Studies reacted critically to President Bush’s State of the Union Address yesterday with jeers and laughter. In an annual tradition, pundits and spectators alike jammed the UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies Library last night to scarf down pizza and scoff at President Bush’s annual State of the Union Address. UC Berkeley political science professor Nelson Polsby set the tone for the evening with a defiant taunt for the Republican-controlled Congress. “They have the White house, Congress and the Supreme Court, but they...
  • Taking on the lefties in Berkeley

    11/03/2003 8:55:25 AM PST · by Recourse · 15 replies · 557+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 3, 2003 | Chip Johnson
    <p>Berkeley is one of the last places on Earth you'd expect to find a fight over the Stars and Stripes -- and whether the city's public schools are flying too far to the political left.</p> <p>But a pair of conservative voices is crying out from the wilderness. Berkeley parents Michael and Vicki Larrick planted their flag last year when they demanded that school officials comply with an arcane state law that requires a U.S. flag be displayed in every public school classroom.</p>
  • What Legacy from the Radical Internationalism of 1968? [ACTIVE member of VLWC]

    06/30/2003 11:58:22 AM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 23 replies · 1,348+ views
    Radical History Review, No. 82 ^ | Winter ‘02 | Max Elbaum [anti-"racist, empire-building" America]
    What Legacy from the Radical Internationalism of 1968? Max Elbaum Seattle used to be just a city. Since December 1999, it has become shorthand for grassroots protest against the injustices of global capitalism. This is hardly the first time a place-name has come to symbolize a watershed in opposition movements. There were a host of such markers in the huge wave of U.S. protests against racism and the Vietnam War during and after 1968: "Chicago" (referring to the 1968 Democratic Convention where police beat demonstrators as they chanted "the whole world is watching"); "San Francisco State" (where a 1968-69 strike...
  • Regents to Weigh in on Collection of Race Data (UC Berkeley. Initiative would ban data collection)

    05/13/2003 10:59:53 AM PDT · by chance33_98 · 2 replies · 157+ views
    Regents to Weigh in on Collection of Race Data By EMMA SCHWARTZ Daily Cal Staff Writer Tuesday, May 13, 2003 The UC Board of Regents is scheduled to take a stance Thursday on a controversial ballot initiative that would ban the collection of racial data in California's public institutions. The resolution calls on the regents to oppose CRENO, a March 2004 ballot initiative that UC President Richard Atkinson said would restrict the university's ability "to carry out its core mission." As a leader in the nation's debate about the use of racial data in colleges, the board's decision will...
  • Where is the Money From? (Colleges welcome money from anti-semitic hate groups)

    05/12/2003 7:38:00 AM PDT · by pabianice · 13 replies · 335+ views
    Campus Watch ^ | 5/11/03 | Abraham, Cramer, and Enayati
    The Center for Middle East Studies at UC Berkeley says in its mission statement that "the center aims to reach the broadest possible constituency, working with a variety of organizations and individuals to discover new avenues for scholarly outreach and cooperation (" Such goals are respectable and embody those which a university should strive to provide for its students. As part of its goal to promote understanding, CMES has been responsible for the many lectures and presentations about the situation in the Middle East over the past year. Former speakers include revisionist Israeli historian Illan Pappe and Palestinian activist Edward...
  • Sean Penn de-gunned in Berzerkely

    04/12/2003 9:09:37 PM PDT · by Scothia · 17 replies · 239+ views
    Actor Sean Penn's car - with two guns inside - was stolen earlier this week from a busy Berkeley, California, street while he was eating lunch at a nearby restaurant. The black 1987 Buick Grand National had a loaded 9 millimeter Glock handgun and an unloaded .38-caliber Smith And Wesson revolver inside, say detectives. (excerpt)
  • Has CMJ Become the Monster That Ate College Radio? (Payola allegation)

    02/27/2003 12:17:58 PM PST · by weegee · 4 replies · 345+ views
    East Bay Express ^ | 26-Feb-2003 | BY KATY ST. CLAIR
    Has CMJ Become the Monster That Ate College Radio? Thousands of underground radio stations like KALX rely on indie chartmaker CMJ to publish playlists accurately. So imagine their surprise when it began falsely stacking college charts with its own pay-to-play releases. BY KATY ST. CLAIR At a UC Berkeley that seems to reinvent itself every ten years with new waves of lefties, evangelical Christians, scheming Republicans, and geeks, one thing has always remained constant: The campus radio station, KALX. The station has been documenting the underground since its inception in 1962 when it began in a cigar box -- yes,...
  • Berkley ROTFLOL ALERT!!!! Mayor Charged with Trashing Paper Endorsing Opponent

    12/13/2002 8:48:43 AM PST · by RooRoobird14 · 15 replies · 187+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 12/13/2002 | AP
    BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - Mayor Tom Bates has been charged with an infraction for trashing hundreds of copies of the University of California, Berkeley's student newspaper the day it endorsed his opponent, prosecutors said. "His plea will be guilty, as he has said," said Malcolm Burnstein, who is representing Bates. The infraction, announced Thursday, is punishable by a fine up to $250, according to the Alameda County District Attorney's office. Bates, 64, is expected to appear in court Jan. 8, Burnstein said. UC Berkeley police said three people saw Bates on Nov. 4 remove the newspapers and throw them into...
  • Berkeley can boot Scouts, court says

    11/26/2002 9:28:29 AM PST · by churchillbuff · 78 replies · 608+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | Nov. 26, 02 | Claire Cooper
    <p>The city is allowed to rescind the free berth at the marina because of the group's ban on gays.</p> <p>SAN FRANCISCO -- The Sea Scouts are no longer entitled to a free berth at Berkeley's marina, an appeals court ruled Monday in a decision that lets the city enforce its policy of nondiscrimination toward homosexuals against an affiliate of the adamantly anti-gay Boy Scouts.</p>
  • City Council Drafting Resolution Against "Bush's War" FREEP ALERT

    10/17/2002 9:16:00 AM PDT · by manfromlamancha · 6 replies · 300+ views
    The Eureka Times-Standard ^ | Thursday, October 17, 2002 | By James Faulk The Times-Standard
    I watched on TV last night these America haters drafting a resolution to oppose "The Resident Bush" and his plan to attack Iraq. Freepers we need you to freep the Arcata City Council today to tell them that you support Bush and you will boycout Arcata if they pass this resolution. Arcata City Council: Arcata City Hall 736 F Street Arcata, CA 95521 CITY MANAGER'S OFFICE 707-822-5953 Dan Hauser- City Manager 707-825-2100 City Council Office 707-825-2169 Jim Test - Mayor 707-441-9846 Robert Noble - Vice Mayor 707-441-9776 Connie Stewart 707-269-0392 Ultra Socialist Bob Ornelas 707-269-0398 Michael Machi 707-269-0394 City Hall...
  • FREEP ALERT!!! Freep the Arcata city council; Against Bush!!

    10/17/2002 8:26:29 AM PDT · by manfromlamancha · 10 replies · 253+ views
    Eureka Times Standard ^ | Thursday, October 17, 2002 | By James Faulk The Times-Standard
    I watched on TV last night these America haters drafting a resolution to oppose "The Resident Bush" and his plan to attack Iraq. Freepers we need you to freep the Arcata City Council today to tell them that you support Bush and you will boycout Arcata if they pass this resolution. Arcata City Council: Arcata City Hall 736 F Street Arcata, CA 95521 CITY MANAGER'S OFFICE 707-822-5953 Dan Hauser- City Manager 707-825-2100 City Council Office 707-825-2169 Jim Test - Mayor 707-441-9846 Robert Noble - Vice Mayor 707-441-9776 Connie Stewart 707-269-0392 Ultra Socialist Bob Ornelas 707-269-0398 Michael Machi 707-269-0394 City Hall...
  • Bush disappoints Americans - terrorism expert (VOMIT ALERT)

    09/10/2002 7:35:16 PM PDT · by New Zealander · 36 replies · 220+ views
    Manawatu Evening Standard ^ | 10th September (US) 11th September (NZ) 2002 | unknown
    Bush disappoints Americans - terrorism expert 11 September 2002 United States President George Bush is terrifying the American people, and using the threat of terrorism to justify what comes next, says terrorism expert Jeff Sluka. "All the people I have spoken to in the US are at least as disappointed in George Bush as they are in Osama bin Laden." The year since the terrorist strikes of September 11 has been a victory for the terrorists "beyond their wildest dreams", the Massey University lecturer said yesterday. It had also seen the introduction of "massive repressive legislation" and the triumph of...
  • UC Berkeley Scientist Says Al Qaeda Sent Anthrax Letters

    04/24/2002 8:51:24 PM PDT · by knak · 108 replies · 715+ views
    Physicist’s Theory Differs From Mainstream View The United States government may still believe that whoever perpetrated the anthrax attacks last year is an American, but a UC Berkeley scientist vehemently disagrees. Physics professor Richard Muller believes that the real culprit is none other than Al Qaeda. His ideas were published in the April 16 issue of MIT's Technology Review. White House spokesperson Ari Fleischer said in a press briefing on Feb. 25 that that it appears that the anthrax mailings were not a foreign scheme. "All indications are that the source of the anthrax is domestic," he said. But according...