Going in reverse down free-speech road?

March 8, 2014

By Jeff Jardine at The Modesto Bee

Fifty years ago this fall, the Free Speech Movement rocked the UC Berkeley campus.

The short version: It represented a clash between school/government officials who sought to stop students from promoting and raising funds for political causes on the campus by declaring rules prohibiting such activities would be strictly enforced. The administrators, in essence, had created a double standard: The military could set up recruiting stations on campus as the Vietnam War ramped up, yet students were told they couldn’t set up tables at the corner of Bancroft and Telegraph avenues...

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