Tag Archives: police violence

At Berkeley, a literal meaning for ‘Beat Poets’


Robert Hass, former poet laureate of the U.S., describing how non-violent students and teachers were brutalized by UC Berkeley cops on the very site where the Free Speech Movement was born 50 years ago: … None of the police officers … Continue reading

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Oops, I didn’t really mean to unleash the goons


It’s a sad commentary on her leadership skills, but I believe Oakland Mayor Jean Quan meant well. She doesn’t seem like someone who would tell weasel-y lies (hello, Mitt Romney) about her words and actions. Well, maybe one or two … Continue reading

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Times columnist snickers at Wall St. protesters


To my knowledge, only one story regarding the ongoing Wall Street protests appeared last week in The New York Times, and it was the sort of snarky, condescending dispatch you might expect from a Republican legislative staffer, not from a … Continue reading

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Liberal decries DN’s report on police violence… Huh?


Here’s how Nathan Schneider of Democracy Now! responded when police violence — and the documenting of it by amateur videographers — finally forced some mainstream publications to stop pretending Occupy Wall Street isn’t happening: In an article that recounts as … Continue reading

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