free speech movement

UC Berkeley Poll: 53% of California Democrats Oppose Free Speech

A new poll conducted by the University of California Berkeley reveals that a majority of California Democrats oppose the First Amendment right of freedom of speech and assembly, at least as it applies to extreme right-wing groups. A plurality (46%) of all Californians feels the same way.

Anti-fascist counter-protesters wait outside Emancipation Park to hurl insults as white nationalists, neo-Nazis and members of the 'alt-right' are forced out after the 'Unite the Right' rally was declared an unlawful gathering August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia. After clashes with anti-fascist protesters and police the rally was declared an …

Protesters Square Off Again in Berkeley After Coulter Cancels Speech

Two groups of protesters squared off at Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park on Thursday afternoon, a day after conservative author and commentator Ann Coulter announced she would not be speaking on the nearby campus of the University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley Open Dialogue (Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)

Willie Brown: Free Speech Is ‘Being Buried in Berkeley’

Willie Brown, the first African-American mayor of San Francisco, has used his latest San Francisco Chronicle column to condemn liberal intolerance at the University of California, Berkeley towards conservative speakers as the reversal of that campus’s free speech legacy.


Berkeley Student Newspaper Publishes Essays Defending Violence

The Daily Californian, the student newspaper at the University of California, Berkeley, has published a series of op-eds defending the use of violence to shut down a lecture on campus by Breitbart Tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos last week.

MAGA Make America Great Again hat burning at Berkeley (Elijah Nouvelage / Getty)

UC Berkeley Administration Shares Blame for Anti-Free Speech Riot

Chancellor Dirks and the UC Berkeley administration deserve to be held accountable for the violence that violated Milo’s rights — and the rights of those who wanted to hear him — as well as for the betrayal of the university’s free speech legacy.

Nicholas Dirks (Neilson Barnard / Getty)

The Ferguson Effect and the Self-Destruction of the Academy

In 1967, University of California president Clark Kerr was fired by the Board of Regents for being too lenient in dealing with student protests. On Monday, Tim Wolfe of the University of Missouri resigned because he had not been lenient enough.

University of Missouri (Michael B. Thomas / Getty)