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  • UC Police ask community for help with Milo Yiannopoulos protest investigation (with photos)

    02/17/2017 6:47:57 PM PST · by SSS Two · 31 replies
    Berkeleyside ^ | Feb. 17, 2017, 12:23 p.m. | Tracey Taylor
    The UC Police Department is asking the community for help with its investigation into the Feb. 1 protest on campus triggered by the slated appearance of far-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos. The protest, which began peacefully, turned violent when it was disrupted by 100-150 mostly black-clad agitators. An estimated $600,000 worth of damage was done on campus and in downtown Berkeley, and several people sustained injuries. In an alert sent out Friday morning, UCPD published photos of 21 individual protesters it believes are suspects, as well as four photos of groups of people (view photos). It is asking that the community...
  • The student Left’s culture of intolerance is creating a new generation of conservatives

    02/17/2017 9:23:22 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 7 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 2/17/2017 | CHARLIE PETERS
    Student demands for censorship get a lot of coverage. Spiked Online’s Free Speech University Rankings, now in its third annual edition, argues that there is a “crisis of free speech on campus”. By analysing the censorious policies and actions that have taken place on British campuses, Spiked concluded that 63.5 per cent of universities actively censor speech and 30.5 per cent stifle speech through excessive regulation. You can barely go a few days without encountering a new op-ed covering censorship on campus. Maajid Nawaz describes the students demanding censorship as members of the “regressive left”. Milo Yiannopoulos calls them “snowflakes”....
  • Re: Fwd: 31 March Meeting (Wikileaks email 26629)

    10/23/2016 6:55:12 PM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 9 replies
    Wikileaks ^ | 10/23/2016 | Wikileaks
    Re: Fwd: 31 March Meeting From: Eryn_M_Sepp@who.eop.gov To: john.podesta@gmail.com Date: 2014-03-14 02:23 Subject: Re: Fwd: 31 March Meeting OK. Will make it work and fly you to Berkeley the next AM if you want it to work. From: John Podesta [mailto:john.podesta@gmail.com] Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2014 11:05 PM To: Sepp, Eryn Subject: Fwd: 31 March Meeting Let's discuss. JP --Sent from my iPad-- john.podesta@gmail.com For scheduling: eryn.sepp@gmail.com Begin forwarded message: From: robbymook@gmail.com Date: March 13, 2014 at 9:15:40 AM EDT To: Cheryl Mills > Cc: "daplouffe@icloud.com" >, John Podesta > Subject: Re: 31 March Meeting Roger all of that. I...
  • Woman charged with hate crime in Davis mosque attack

    02/15/2017 4:07:19 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 17 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | February 14, 2017 | Stephen Magagnini, Cathy Locke and Nashelly Chavez
    An unemployed Davis resident has been arrested and charged with vandalizing the Davis Islamic Center last month in what both state and federal prosecutors are calling a hate crime.
  • Inside the Black Bloc Protest Strategy That Shut Down Berkeley

    02/14/2017 11:59:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Newsweek ^ | February 14, 2017 | Max Kutner
    It was the first black bloc for Neil Lawrence, a third-year undergraduate student at the University of California, Berkeley. He had demonstrated with Black Lives Matter and seen people in bandannas show up at events and smash things. But after the Berkeley College Republicans announced controversial Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos would be speaking on campus, Lawrence decided it was time for a more aggressive form of protest. “It became clear to me and my close friends that the tone of living in America is changing, and in order to stop being scared, we started organizing,” he says. “I, a...
  • The No-Free-Speech Movement

    02/14/2017 2:04:48 PM PST · by virgil283 · 2 replies
    robinofberkeley.com ^ | February 13, 2017 | Robin of Berkeley
    A campus group at the University of California, Berkeley, invited a conservative speaker to give a talk. How did Berkeley react, the legendary home of the Free Speech Movement? Given that the talk had been planned long in advance, did opponents get a permit to assemble legally and to protest? Or, if not, did they at least share their displeasure through a peaceful demonstration, with signs and chanted slogans? Not a chance.........
  • UC Berkeley police shift to safety over force at protests

    02/11/2017 3:04:20 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 21 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 11, 2017 | Nanette Asimov
    The most forceful action by UC Berkeley police recently against hordes of demonstrators protesting a campus appearance by right-wing agitator Milo Yiannopoulos was to shoot pepper-and-paint balls at them from a distance. Compared with past demonstrations, campus police in this case were positively kind
  • UC Berkeley to protect data from science deniers with ‘guerrilla archiving’

    02/10/2017 1:59:42 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    East-Bay Times ^ | February 10, 2017 | By TOM LOCHNER
    BERKELEY — UC Berkeley will host a “guerrilla archiving” event Saturday to save federal data in the public interest from a presidential administration that has expressed scorn for science and claims climate change is a hoax. The event, run by a group of Bay Area information technology experts, scientists, researchers and activists, is co-sponsored by UC Santa Cruz’ Science and Justice Center. DataRescue events feature the downloading of data, from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) and Department of Energy (DOE), related to climate change, alternative energy, and toxic...
  • DEATH TO AMERICA PROTESTS SPREAD FROM BERKELEY TO TEHRAN

    02/11/2017 6:42:36 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/11/17 | Jeff Crouere
    After examining the dangerous goals of both groups, it is obvious that the President is on the right path. Today, on the 38th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic revolution, thousands of Iranians demonstrated in Tehran. As usual, the crowd rallied against the “Great Satan,” yelling “Death to America.” They were burning the American flag and effigies of Donald Trump and stomping on the President’s picture.
  • FBI Investigating Identities of Violent UC Berkeley Rioters

    02/09/2017 9:32:31 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 33 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 02/07/17 | Ben Kew
    UC Berkeley have confirmed that the FBI are investigating the identities of the violent left-wing rioters responsible for cancellation of Breitbart Editor MILO’s talk at the university, according to university news site Berkeleyside. On Monday, Breitbart News reported that Ian Dabney Miller, an employee of the university, was involved in the riots, uploading pictures on Twitter boasting of his involvement. In an email to students, UC Berkeley spokesperson said that “The campus is aware of the allegations involving someone who is a current member of the university’s workforce,” adding that “UCPD is working in close concert with the FBI on...
  • Anti-Milo organizer: Window-smashing Cal protest ‘stunningly successful’

    02/08/2017 5:53:53 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 33 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 8, 2017 | Matier & Ross
    Organizers of the anti-Milo Yiannopoulos demonstration last week at UC Berkeley that ended in $100,000 worth of window-breaking chaos declared it a “stunningly successful” protest — one they’ll happily repeat if the right-wing provocateur tries to return to campus.
  • Update: UC Berkeley Thug Who Beat Conservative Is Under Investigation for Participating in Riots

    02/08/2017 9:40:21 AM PST · by davikkm · 36 replies
    A UC Berkeley rioter and thug who bragged online about beating conservatives outside the Milo Yiannopoulos speech last Wednesday night — works at the university. Now he is under investigation. Dabney Miller, a staff member at the UC Berkeley, bragged about how he beat conservatives. He posted images of one man he knocked to the ground and pummeled with his fists before someone pulled him away. Dabney Miller draws a paycheck from the UC Berkeley administration. On Wednesday Breitbart senior editor Milo Yiannopoulos was scheduled to speak at UC Berkeley – the historical home of the free speech movement. Violent...
  • Beating Milo: How Berkeley Defeated the Alt-Right’s Biggest Troll (They think they won!)

    02/07/2017 11:54:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    It's Going Down ^ | February 7, 2017 | Anonymous Contributor
    If you were involved last night, thank you. I’ve never felt safer on campus than I did when you walked in! It felt so affirming for someone to stand up against misogyny on a campus that blames rape victims not perpetrators, and protects sexual harassers. If the antifas hadn’t come, Milo would have endangered my undocumented students, so I am so grateful! – PhD candidate / Graduate Instructor at UC Berkeley (name withheld) ****** On February 1, Milo Yiannopoulos was invited by the Berkeley College Republicans (BCR) to perform in UC Berkeley’s Pauley Ballroom at 8pm. Since December 2016, hundreds...
  • Berkeley Student Paper Publishes Columns PRAISING Anti-Milo Riot (“Violence as Self-Defense”)

    02/07/2017 8:41:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 7, 2017 | Scott Greer, deputy editor
    The University of California – Berkeley newspaper The Daily Californian published a series of columns Tuesday that praised the riot that shut down Breitbart writer Milo Yiannopoulos’s speech last week. Headlined as “Violence as Self-Defense,” the series was intended to give a voice to those who thought the multiple assaults and serious property damage committed in the name of cancelling Milo were 100 percent right. The first op-ed, written by UC Berkekely alumna Nisa Dang, lectured critics of the riots to “check their privilege.” Dang claimed that Yiannopoulos’s views amount to “violence,” and that in turn legitimized violence against them....
  • I Helped Create the Milo Trolling Playbook. You Should Stop Playing Right Into It.

    02/07/2017 7:33:58 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 29 replies
    Observer ^ | Tuesday, February 7, 2017 | Ryan Holiday
    Without realizing it, many are playing completely into the alt-right's hands. Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images In 2009, I helped sketch out a marketing campaign for an internet personality and blogger named Tucker Max. With a very limited advertising budget available for the independent movie he had written and produced, we had few options for getting the word out. Maybe it was crazy but my thinking was that one of the best ways to get young men to go see a movie was to tell them they should not be allowed to see it. What ensued was several months of chaos and...
  • UC Berkeley's Police Chief Offers Terrible Excuses for Her Failure

    02/07/2017 4:41:40 PM PST · by TChad · 41 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 7, 2017 | Jack Dunphy
    Mr. (Milo) Yiannopoulos’s appearance on Feb. 2 was abruptly cancelled when rioting broke out outside the venue where he was to speak. Black-clad anarchists broke windows, set fires, and attacked people hoping to attend the event. All of this took place as officers from the campus police department watched from inside the building.
  • These Are the Funders of the Violent Riots at UC Berkeley

    02/07/2017 5:09:55 AM PST · by Mechanicos · 47 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | February 4, 2017 | S. Noble
    ... Tides Foundation, which is funded by George Soros. They donated $50,000. Other donors were the city of Tucson and the United Steel Workers labor union. Charities associated with several major corporations also donated. Patagonia.org, the outdoor apparel and equipment company, gave $40,000. The Ben & Jerry Foundation, the charity associated with the ice cream maker, gave $20,000. And Lush Cosmetic gave $43,950, the Daily Caller reported. Laughably, the Peace Development Fund gave $5,000 to this domestic terrorist organization. The New World Foundation also donated. That is a group chaired by Hillary Clinton in the 1980s. ...
  • UC Berkeley probes staffer after post-protest Web campaign

    02/06/2017 5:58:29 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 22 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 6, 2017 | Evan Sernoffsky
    UC Berkeley is looking into allegations that a staff member was involved in an altercation during protests last week over a scheduled appearance by right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos, campus officials said Monday.
  • Social justice warrior assaults Syrian Muslim immigrant during anti-Milo protest at Berkeley

    02/06/2017 7:57:49 PM PST · by grundle · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 2, 2017 | Malini Ramaiyer
    I saw someone wearing all black walk up to a student wearing a suit and say, “You look like a Nazi.” The student was confused, but before he could reply, the black-clad person pepper-sprayed him and hit him on the back with a rod. I ran after the student who was attacked to get his name and more information. He told me that he is a Syrian Muslim. Before I could find out more, he fled, fearing another attack.
  • Righteousness and rage collide in Berkeley

    02/06/2017 5:42:18 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 9 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 5, 2017 | Steve Kettmann
    To get a handle on the real problem with the recent Berkeley protest against an extremist provocateur booked to speak on the UC campus, it helps to start with the dirty secret that violent street protest, like the incipient fascism we’re seeing unfold in the Trump era, feels good, really good, to some people. That is why this year’s project of coming together as a unified, forceful and peaceful mass opposition is such a challenge, but one that simply has to prevail to guard against our democratic traditions being badly undermined.
  • Berkeley Republicans 'Doxxed,' Harassed After Protest

    02/06/2017 6:35:28 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 2/6 | Gillian Edevane
    Members and people with loose affiliations to the group have had their contact information stolen.Members of the student group that invited alt-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos to UC Berkeley say they have been physically assaulted and targeted online in the days since Wednesday’s fiery protests. “We’re probably the most harassed group on campus right now,” said Naweed Tahmas, a member of the Berkeley College Republicans. He noted that the club needed a security detail for a meeting last Thursday, a sign that tensions between the group and the area's liberal-leaning majority may have hit an apex. “I’ve been spit on, my...
  • IS THIS A CIVIL WAR?

    02/06/2017 8:43:39 AM PST · by shortstop · 81 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 02/04/17 | Bob Lonsberry
    Where does this end? The progressives’ rejection of the presidential election, the obstruction and social disruption – what is its purpose? Is this the Democrats in 1861, or the Bolsheviks in 1917? Four months after the Democrats warned that refusing to accept the outcome of the presidential election would tear the country apart, they are refusing to accept the outcome of the presidential election. In coordinated nationwide demonstrations, in random outbreaks of campus violence, in shrill denunciations and boycotts, a secession has taken place. A non-geographic civil war has seemingly been declared. In rejecting the outcome of an election in...
  • Our Dying Universities

    02/06/2017 8:25:53 AM PST · by Salvation · 25 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 02-05-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Our Dying Universities Msgr. Charles Pope • February 5, 2017 • The last vestiges of the once impressive institution known as the “university” are disappearing as our culture continues to crumble. Perhaps it is poetic justice, since the universities themselves have been a central cause of the cultural collapse that is burying them.The recent riots at the University of California at Berkeley and on other campuses are the result of a decades-long process that has increasingly sought to silence opinions or facts that are at odds with liberalism. Most universities have become indoctrination centers that tolerate little if any...
  • New Liberal Conspiracy Theory: Berkeley Riot A Right-Wing False Flag Operation

    02/06/2017 6:58:52 AM PST · by muktar96 · 39 replies
    Heist ^ | 02/06/2017 | Jimmy Jarville
    On Thursday night CNN hosted former Clinton administration Labor Secretary Robert Reich and then proceeded to spread conspiracy theories about who was really behind the violence at the Berkeley over an event featuring Milo Yiannopoulos. Reich attempted to make the connection that Breitbart was somehow had connected with the violent riots, promoting an ulterior motive. Reich speculated on the show that a shadowy group of right-wingers posing as left-wing "anti-fascist" militants were responsible. He carried on stating, "There's rumors that they actually were right-wingers... They were a part of a group that were organized and ready to create the kind...
  • What I Saw at the Anti-Milo, UC Berkeley Riots!

    02/06/2017 12:08:00 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Being Libertarian ^ | February 5, 2017 | Nima Mahdjour
    Ticket screening was supposed to begin at 7:00 pm, so at around 6:15 pm I started walking up Telegraph Avenue towards the event at the Pauley Ballroom on the UC Berkeley campus. On my way there, I was already seeing ubiquitous anti-Milo Yiannopoulos signs calling this gay, Jewish, immigrant (who predominantly dates black men) a “Nazi”, a “fascist”, and many other unoriginal epithets sufficient to excite the decently large “low information” crowd around here.(MAP-AT-LINK) I continued on through Sather Road coming closer to the Ballroom venue. I briefly walked into the supposed ticketing area, by the Amazon store, to get...
  • The Debacle at Berkeley (All their "positive" protests flushed down the drain)

    02/05/2017 4:11:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | February 5, 2017 | Bob Ostertag,
    The violence at the UC Berkeley campus Wednesday night which cancelled the speech of alt-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos is such a debacle for the national opposition to Trump that it almost defies belief. Consider the context. The Trump regime tells the media to “keep its mouth shut,” declares a “running war” against the press, and promotes “alternative facts.” Orders State Department personnel using a “dissent channel” created for the explicit purpose of allowing employees to voice dissenting views without fear of retribution that they should resign. Forbids the staff of various federal agencies from speaking in public either by press...
  • Liberals - People are sick of you (video)

    02/05/2017 12:58:06 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 20 replies
    Liberals - People are sick of you. Make this go viral.
  • ‘Refuse Fascism’ Group Behind Berkeley Riot Received $50k from George Soros

    02/05/2017 11:46:09 AM PST · by ForYourChildren · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/05/2017 | Charlie Nash
    One of the far-left “anti-fascist” groups behind last week’s riot in Berkeley, Refuse Fascism, received $50,000 from a group backed by socialist billionaire George Soros, according to the Daily Caller. The Alliance for Global Justice, which is funded by the George Soros-backed Tides Foundation, reportedly donated $50,000 to fund Refuse Fascism, which openly brags about using violence to shut down conservative and libertarian speech. {..snip..}
  • Anarchists who helped kill Occupy worry anti-Trump activists

    02/05/2017 10:39:21 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 64 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 4, 2017 | Kevin Fagan and Michael Bodley
    As Kathy Lipscomb watched TV newscasts of “black bloc” anarchists smashing windows at a UC Berkeley protest, the former organizer of Occupy demonstrations was obsessed by two thoughts. The first, she said, was: “Oh no, not again.” The second: “We can’t let them help ruin things this time.”
  • Why UC police let anarchists run wild in Berkeley

    02/05/2017 8:45:47 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 49 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 5, 2017 | Matier & Ross
    When it comes to its treatment of anarchist protesters like the ones who trashed Sproul Plaza the other night, UC Berkeley’s attitude amounts to this: We’d rather deal with broken windows than broken heads.
  • [Scott Adams] Berkeley and Hitler

    02/05/2017 8:48:19 AM PST · by markomalley · 31 replies
    Dilbert ^ | 2/3/17 | Scott Adams
    Here’s the best article you are likely to read about the absurdity of calling ANY American president Hitler. This is the sort of persuasion (sprinkled with facts) that can dissolve some of the post-election cognitive dissonance that hangs like a dark cloud over the country. Share it liberally, so to speak. You might save lives.Speaking of Hitler, I’m ending my support of UC Berkeley, where I got my MBA years ago. I have been a big supporter lately, with both my time and money, but that ends today. I wish them well, but I wouldn’t feel safe or welcome on...
  • Dem Congresswoman Calls Violent Riots at Berkeley a ‘Beautiful Sight’ (w/video)

    02/05/2017 7:07:33 AM PST · by Hadean · 81 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 3, 2017 | Madeleine Weast
    Democratic Rep. Val Demings (Fla.) said on Thursday that the violent riots that took place at the University of California, Berkley the prior night were a "beautiful sight." Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos, a vocal Donald Trump supporter, was scheduled to speak at UC Berkley on Wednesday night, but the event had to be canceled due to violent protests from students and other activists. "The university said fires were set, including one caused by a firebomb that ignited a generator-powered spotlight, and commercial-grade fireworks were thrown at police," NBC News reported of the riots. One witness reported seeing a large crowd yelling "No Trump,...
  • The No Free Speech Movement at Berkeley (LA Times Editorial Bd)

    02/05/2017 5:32:13 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 31 replies
    LA Times ^ | The Times Editorial Board
    The cancellation Wednesday of a speech by right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos at UC Berkeley was, according to a university spokesman, “not a proud night for this campus, the home of the free speech movement.” That’s putting it mildly. Even if the cancellation was justified by concerns about public safety after an outbreak of violence and property destruction, the fact that Yiannopoulos was prevented from speaking to a willing audience of campus Republicans should make supporters of free speech shiver. In a characteristically knee-jerk reaction to Wednesday’s events, President Trump tweeted: “If U.C. Berkeley does not allow free speech and practices...
  • Berkeley Education - Degree in SJW Studies

    02/04/2017 10:24:41 AM PST · by MrsEmmaPeel · 5 replies
  • Violent Berkeley Riot Causes Cancellation of Milo Yiannopolous Speech(ZOMBIE pics)

    02/04/2017 7:53:45 AM PST · by rktman · 18 replies
    zombietime.com ^ | 2/1/2017 | Zombie
    A long-anticipated speech by Breitbart.com editor Milo Yiannopolous was abruptly canceled Wednesday evening after protests outside the U.C. Berkeley event quickly escalated into a violent riot. Rockets and incendiary devices were fired at police, the Student Union campus building where Milo was scheduled to appear was besieged and severely damaged, Trump supporters were assaulted, fires were ignited, and the riot then spilled out onto city streets where windows were smashed and businesses vandalized. This page contains videos and photos of the riot taken by me, documenting the violence -- as well as additional videos taken by other witnesses showing assaults...
  • A UC Berkeley Rioter Has Been Exposed, & He’s a University Staff Member!

    02/04/2017 5:04:37 AM PST · by grundle · 46 replies
    theralphretort.com ^ | February 3, 2017 | Ethan Ralph
    A UC Berkeley Rioter Has Been Exposed, & He’s a University Staff Member!
  • Masked UC Berkeley Rioter Exposed As A University Staff Member!

    <p>File this under the “Things I’m Not Shocked to See” category. As it turns out, one of the “antifa” attackers from the Milo Yiannpoulos event in California the other night has been identified. Not only that, he draws a paycheck from the UC Berkeley administration. Shocking, I know. Well, at least one thing is surprising: that he’s this fucking stupid.</p>
  • The Left is picking a fight it can’t win

    02/03/2017 9:26:12 PM PST · by pboyington · 46 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | February 3, 2017 | Ray Starmann
    Unhinged, violent, obstructionist, ranting, tyrannical, bullying, authoritarian; they are all excellent words to describe the actions of the left during the campaign, and more importantly, since Inauguration Day. Liberals simply cannot accept the fact that not only is a Republican, President, but that the President’s name is Donald J. Trump. The left cannot accept the fact, that the criminal globalist, Hillary Clinton is not the 45th President of the United States, but instead has been relegated to wandering the dark woods of Chappaqua, Long Island with a cup of chai tea and a cranium of delusion. The left is all...
  • MMA fighter Jake Shields stepped in to save a Trump supporter from a club swinging Antifa mob.

    02/03/2017 8:58:33 PM PST · by AC Beach Patrol · 10 replies
    SiriusXM Fight Club ^ | 02/03/2017 | SiriusXM Fight Club
    “After the first fight I knew lots more people were getting attacked, so I ran out to try to get the police and the police…they even recognized me and were like ‘yeah we’re not really going in there.’ I don’t know if they were cowards or had an order to stand down but it was a disgrace to see a police force stand down like that,” said Shields.
  • Milo’s Audience Grows Immediately After Violent Protests

    02/03/2017 8:17:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | February 3, 2017 | Chris Soria
    Milo is a troll. This is not just my interpretation of him, he calls himself a troll. And, like all trolls, his goal is to make others angry with his words. Like all trolls, he “feeds” off of negative energy. Every time the left reacts to him negatively (or becomes triggered as Milo would say) he wins. The left is feeding the troll, and you should never feed the trolls. He wins especially when “the left” (speaking generally here) reacts with violence like it did during his scheduled appearance at UC Berkeley. Milo likes to paint liberals, specifically college students...
  • At Berkeley Yiannopoulos protest, $100,000 in damage, 1 arrest

    02/03/2017 5:24:06 PM PST · by grundle · 38 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 2, 2017 | Michael Bodley
    Unrest on the UC Berkeley campus Wednesday resulted in $100,000 in damage and just one arrest, officials said. The university Thursday defended the hands-off approach of its police force in the midst of the chaos that broke out after a group of 150 or so black-clad, masked people hijacked a previously peaceful protest against a far-right provocateur, Milo Yiannopoulos, who had been scheduled to speak at UC Berkeley’s student center Wednesday night. The protest forced officials to cancel Yiannopoulos’ appearance. Six minor injuries were reported in the fray, said Dan Mogulof, a spokesman for the university, and the one arrest...
  • Leftist Activists Get Kicked Out Of A Food Court, But Not Before Showing Porn To A Reporter

    02/03/2017 5:37:29 PM PST · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/2/17 | Alex Pfeiffer
    Anti-fascist activists had a difficult time pushing back against James O’Keefe’s investigative reporting during a planned press conference Thursday. They got kicked out of a food court, but not before showing pornography to a reporter. The DC Antifascist Coalition had booked a room at the National Press Club to hold a press conference in which they would unveil damaging information about O’Keefe and his group Project Veritas. In the lead-up to President Donald Trump’s inauguration, Project Veritas released videos which resulted in the arrest of a member of DisruptJ20 and foiled a plot to use stink bombs at an inauguration...
  • MILO Security Coordinator: Berkeley Police Had a ‘No Arrests Policy’

    02/03/2017 5:16:32 PM PST · by grundle · 15 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | February 3, 2017 | Lucas Nolan
    “It just fuels the fire,” replied Tej, “the no arrest thing, hands off policy, every time they do this and they do it successfully with no arrest, no trouble, there’s no consequences and if there’s no consequences why stop? Each time they’re gonna get stronger and stronger.” “So how do we deal with this? What is the recourse that we have in order to try to start stemming this really rising movement of totalitarianism from the left?” asked Marlow. “It’s simple, enforce the law. That’s it. Just enforce the law. When we go to the conservative campuses the police departments...
  • What a difference 50 years makes (image)

    02/03/2017 3:28:27 PM PST · by Leaning Right · 25 replies
    youthdebates.org ^ | askdrbrown.org (?)
    Here's an interesting contrast, Berkeley in 1964 and Berkeley in 2017.
  • Riots Caused by Armed Individuals in ‘Ninja-like’ Uniforms Using ‘Paramilitary Tactics'

    02/03/2017 2:06:22 PM PST · by davikkm · 99 replies
    breitbart ^ | Feb 3, 2017 | BEN KEW
    Following the riots that cancelled the final event of MILO’s “Dangerous Faggot Tour,” The Chancellor of UC Berkeley has released a statement claiming that rather than being caused by students, they were started by “armed individuals in ‘ninja-like’ uniforms using “paramilitary tactics.” The event was cancelled after left-wing rioters, who the university claim were not students, smashed ATMs and bank windows, looted a Starbucks, beat Trump supporters, pepper sprayed innocent individuals, set fires in the street, and sprayed the words “Kill Trump” on storefronts. Coverage of the riots spread across the world, as people watched on in horror at a...
  • Harvard Prof Cornel West- Behind Violent Berkeley Protests

    02/03/2017 1:59:06 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/03/17 | Mitch Wolfe
    Shame on Cornel West, his Refuse Fascism fascists, and the academic and liberal elites for failing to preserve and protect freedom of speech on this campus and on most American campuses At Harvard, I had a diverse group of friends and acquaintances. From Ayn Randists, Young Republicans, bleeding heart liberals to radical militant feminists, socialists and further to the left- militant Black Panther- loving Marxists. Cornel was a member of the latter group. After Harvard, Cornel secured a Ph.D from Princeton in Philosophy. He then successfully scored professorships at Harvard, Princeton, Union Theological Seminary and now is returning to be...
  • Trump: 'professional anarchists, thugs and paid protesters' proving supporters' point

    02/03/2017 12:38:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    KGO-TV ^ | February 3, 2017
    BERKELEY, Calif. (KGO) -- President Trump is striking a different tone in a tweet Friday following this week's violent protest in Berkeley. He said, "Professional anarchists, thugs and paid protesters are proving the point of the millions of people who voted to make America great again!" On Thursday, the president slammed UC Berkeley in a tweet for the protest and threatened to pull federal funding to the nation's top public university. There were three arrests during Wednesday's protest. Campus police say none were students. One person was arrested for blocking officers trying to break up the skirmish. The two others...
  • Robert Reich: “Rumors” that Berkeley riots were a right-wing false flag, or something

    02/03/2017 11:02:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/03/2017 | Ed Morrissey
    Old and busted: Mainstream media’s war on “fake news.” New hotness: Airing baseless rumors on air in order to feed the narrative. Mediate’s Alex Griswold highlights this bizarre exchange between former Clinton Cabinet member Robert Reich and CNN’s Don Lemon, in which Reich explains away the riots in Berkeley that prevented Milo Yiannopoulos’ speech at the university as a false flag by … Breitbart? “I was there for part of last night, and I know what I saw and those people were not Berkeley students,” Reich said. “Those people were outside agitators. I have never seen them before.”“There’s rumors...
  • Berkeley's campus Republican club sees surge of interest following Milo debacle

    02/03/2017 10:05:52 AM PST · by Lonely Bull · 20 replies
    KTVU ^ | Feb 02 2017
    BERKELEY, Calif. .(KTVU) - U.C. Berkeley Police officers were standing by Thursday evening, for the weekly meeting of the Berkeley College Republicans. It is the organization that invited alt-right firebrand Milo Yiannopolous to campus the night before. His appearance was cancelled when organized agitators invaded a peaceful protest, setting fires and breaking windows at the Student Union venue. "Milo had a right to speak, Milo should have been allowed to speak," declared club President Jose Diaz, to an overflow club meeting of some thirty students, some spilling into the hall. UCB estimated the campus property damage at $100,000. But the...
  • Mayor of Berkeley apologizes for riots, yet keeps digging the hole he has excavated

    02/03/2017 8:28:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/03/2017 | Thomas Lifson
    <p>The new Mayor of Berkeley, Jesse Arreguin, made a fool of himself on Twitter both in the run-up to and the aftermath of the riots that denied First Amendment rights to Milo Yiannopoulos and the many students who bought tickets to his sold out speaking engagement at the University of California.  The rookie mayor, now in a national spotlight, bears some responsibility for signaling the rioters that their attack is understandable because, as he put it in a tweet just a couple of hours before the event was scheduled to begin, "[h]ate speech isn't welcome in our community."</p>