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Protesters yell outside of the Berkeley Police Department protesting police violence in Berkeley, Calif., on Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group/TNS)

The Un-Free Speech Movement At Berkeley

UC Berkeley is an exceptional institution whose history includes the 1964-65 protests that gained fame as the Free Speech Movement. Long known as a hotbed of left-wing activism, it has lately gained attention as a place where right-wingers venture at their peril. In February, the administration abruptly called off a talk by then-Breitbart News troll Milo Yiannopoulos after protesters threw stones and firebombs and smashed windows.

April 23, 2017

Book Review: ‘Becoming Richard Pryor’

Scott Saul’s adroit biography makes the strongest possible case for Pryor’s cultural centrality.

February 21, 2015
Police move protesters off Highway 24 in Oakland, Calif., Sunday evening, Dec. 7, 2014, during a second consecutive night of local unrest over the killings of two unarmed black men by police in Ferguson, Mo., and New York. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group/TNS)

150 Arrested As Berkeley Protesters Halt Freeway Traffic, Stop Amtrak Train

Get the latest on the protests in Berkeley, California.

December 9, 2014

Senator Rand Paul Demands An Investigation Into Domestic Spying

By Mark Z. Barabak, Los Angeles Times BERKELEY, CA — Sen. Rand Paul, one of the foremost critics of the government’s domestic spying program, came to the birthplace of the free speech movement Wednesday to deliver a searing indictment of the intelligence community and call for a sweeping congressional investigation of its activities. Speaking just off […]

March 20, 2014