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Berkeley professors cancel classes for 'mental safety'

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posted on Sep, 15 2017 @ 11:47 AM
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Get ready for Free Speech Week at UC Berkeley !!

It runs from Sept 24th through Sept 27th.

So many classes are getting cancelled for fear of contamination from Conservatives, and to boycott Free Speech Week.

Many famous speakers are scheduled to speak to audiences.

MILO, Steve Bannon, Ann Coulter, Mike Cernovich, Pamela Geller, David Horowitz are just a few big names !!

Berkeley profs cancel classes for 'mental safety'

University of California-Berkeley professors are cancelling classes so that students can boycott the “free speech week” event featuring Milo Yiannopoulos, Steve Bannon, and Ann Coulter.

As they do not want anyone to jeopardize their "physical and mental safety," the professors urge their colleagues to follow suit, saying they hope to shut down entire departments to spare themselves the horror of conservative ideas.

University of California-Berkeley professors are cancelling classes so that students can boycott the “free speech week” event featuring Milo Yiannopoulos, Steve Bannon, and Ann Coulter.

The letter—which was co-authored by seven faculty members and signed by 132 members of various university departments—calls on faculty to cancel classes and tell their students to stay home; close buildings and departments, if possible; and/or pledge not to penalize students for missing class, according to The Daily Californian.



Free Speech Week website

BERKELEY FREE SPEECH WEEK WILL INCLUDE MORE THAN 20 SPEAKERS REPRESENTING DIVERSE VIEWPOINTS. CHECK BACK AS NEW SPEAKERS ARE ANNOUNCED THROUGHOUT SEPTEMBER.

Confirmed speakers include MILO, Steve Bannon, Ann Coulter, Mike Cernovich, Pamela Geller, David Horowitz, Erik Prince, and James Damore, as well as Ariana Rowlands, Chadwick Moore, Heather Mac Donald, Katie Hopkins, Lisa DePasquale, Lucian Wintrich, Miss Elaine, Monica Crowley, Raheem Kassam, SABO, and Stelion Onufrei.






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posted on Sep, 15 2017 @ 11:51 AM
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Cancelling class so that they can boycott an event? Erm, what?

This makes like literally no sense.

Surely if they're in class or whatever, they're not attending the event. So they cancel classes so they can not attend the event...

Someone check these professors credentials please. Nobody with an education could come up with such a stupid scheme.

Unless it's some form of weird newspeak. Where "boycott" means "protest", and "protest" means "riot."
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posted on Sep, 15 2017 @ 11:56 AM
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originally posted by: Ohanka

Unless it's some form of weird newspeak. Where "boycott" means "protest", and "protest" means "riot."


Bingo!



posted on Sep, 15 2017 @ 11:56 AM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Some of the worst, most obtuse people in our country. Very Anti American. However, they have every right to speak.


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posted on Sep, 15 2017 @ 11:58 AM
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a reply to: xuenchen

In a few years time, colleges will probably become an unattractive option. Already, some Generation Zers are planning on skipping college in favor of online classes since colleges are very expensive and nothing but indoctrination centers.

As colleges become more costly and go even further to the left, it will lose its appeal.
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posted on Sep, 15 2017 @ 12:01 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

It is like a rock show of people that trigger these delicate snowflakes with ease. It would be a sight to behold.

Let's get ready to rumble....


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posted on Sep, 15 2017 @ 12:01 PM
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Wheres whats his face to tell us that the existence of SJW is just an urban myth?



Perhaps we should start an ats crayon donation drive to help those poor poor souls during this most trying week of their lives...
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posted on Sep, 15 2017 @ 12:03 PM
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a reply to: IgnoranceIsntBlisss

Seriously there is a person who think SJWs are just a myth? Lol if he/she wants to meet one, he/she should come to my University which has a lot of SJWs types.
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posted on Sep, 15 2017 @ 12:03 PM
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originally posted by: starwarsisreal
a reply to: xuenchen

In a few years time, colleges will probably become an unattractive option. Already, some Generation Zers are planning on skipping college in favor of online classes since colleges are nothing but indoctrination centers.

As colleges become more costly and go even further to the left, it will lose its appeal.


And once we get post secondary education under control and at least fair and balanced versus what we have today, then maybe we can go after the institutions that are brainwashing our children at younger ages.

Gotta start teaching critical thinking again instead of all this PC crap.



posted on Sep, 15 2017 @ 12:04 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Please give me a moment as I try to make sense of this..



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posted on Sep, 15 2017 @ 12:09 PM
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a reply to: ClovenSky

Well the only real way things are gonna change is something drastic were to happen that affects everyone nationwide and forced them to experience the reality of life.



posted on Sep, 15 2017 @ 12:13 PM
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A quick look at your links offers a few simple observations.
My guess from reading for only a minute is that this is an event to promote conservative speakers. Look at the list, conservative from top to bottom.

And I see that Milo is going to present an award called the Mario Savio Award. Never heard of it.
There is however the Mario Savio Young Activist Award, This award, is presented each year to a young person (or persons) with a deep commitment to human rights and social justice and a proven ability to transform this commitment into effective action.

So this event will occur only one week prior to the yearly awarding of that award. So how did Milo get involved with this. Simple. HE DIDN'T. These are not the same awards. One is 20 years old and the other, Milo's Mario Savio award seems to have been made up for this occasion.



posted on Sep, 15 2017 @ 12:21 PM
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posted on Sep, 15 2017 @ 12:27 PM
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Yesterday, I found in the SFGate this article about the coming event.

Organizers of a four-day event of right-wing activism planned for UC Berkeley later this month announced a lineup of speakers Thursday — but university officials warned no plans for any events have been approved.

In addition to big-name conservatives Ann Coulter and Stephen Bannon, the roster for “Free Speech Week” includes more than 20 speakers of varying shades of celebrity and hard-right politics, according to a news release by right-wing speaker Milo Yiannopoulos.

However, it wasn’t clear which of the speakers had confirmed their participation and which had simply been invited. One person on the list said he is not one of the speakers and told the university he had no idea what was going on.

UC Berkeley spokesman Dan Mogulof said that student group behind the event, Berkeley Patriot, has not confirmed any speakers or signed any event contracts.


www.sfgate.com...



posted on Sep, 15 2017 @ 12:36 PM
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So, they're closing classes and asking students to stay home and avoid the potential conflict and/or riots that may very well result from this, what I can only describe as an act of provocation. A group of most conservative and inflammatory speakers chose one of the most liberal grounds in the country for an event -- anything can happen.

So the teachers anticipate things going downhill, because they're intelligent, and tell their students it will be ok to stay home, most likely for their own safety.

Only a warped mind, or someone deathly intent on twisting positive into a negative could view this as a bad thing. No one said they could not attend, no one asked them not to. They are telling them that if they want to avoid the conflict and stay home, they will not be punished for missing classes while the event is ongoing.

Try again man. Or don't, you're trying too hard.
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posted on Sep, 15 2017 @ 12:36 PM
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a reply to: starwarsisreal

Always better to just get a trade,would stand one in good stead if ever the SHTF. It will be survivors with trades who will rebuild civilisation. Of course doctors,nurses and veterinary surgeons are included in the "trades".
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posted on Sep, 15 2017 @ 12:43 PM
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a reply to: Kharron

If there was not any "conflict" just because conservatives want to exercise their right to free speech,this whole sad saga could also be avoided. Or should i say perhaps,if certain fascist,nazi-ish groups were not hellbent on suppressing fellow citizens' rights to free speech..As a non-American,it is surreal for me to see the hysterics and violence from segments of the left,just because conservatives wish to also have their voices and viewpoints heard. But they call the right Nazi's..jesus..the Knights who say Ni should be along any moment now..The most effed-up Monty Python episode you can imagine,that is many American campuses these days. Just wow..



posted on Sep, 15 2017 @ 12:53 PM
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And this from the East Bay Express


But campus spokesperson Dan Mogulof wrote in a statement that the campus can't confirm when or if Bannon and the other speakers will appear on campus. He noted that none of the speakers invited for Free Speech Week has connected with the campus to discuss security arrangements and that rental fees for venues have not yet been paid.

“Simply put, the niversity cannot provide the security and support the student organization has requested, and the campus wants to provide, if we do not receive the essential information,” Mogulof wrote in a statement. “The group’s failure to meet important deadlines is making it increasingly difficult to ensure a safe and secure program.”


www.eastbayexpress.com...

''None of the rental fees for venues have been paid'' as of Sept 11th.



posted on Sep, 15 2017 @ 01:17 PM
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And this from the California Alumni Association
alumni.berkeley.edu...


“Not a single speaker has connected with the campus or our police department to discuss security arrangements, as is required,” campus spokesman Dan Mogulof said in a statement. “Rental fees for venues have not been paid. Contracts with venues have not been signed.”



“The best thing to do, instead of having a conflict and having people shouting [speakers] down, is just to say, ‘Sorry, everything is cancelled, go home and ignore these things,’” says George Lakoff, Cal professor of linguistics, who is not yet a signatory to the letter. “If you don’t believe the campus should do this, go home, take the week off.”



posted on Sep, 15 2017 @ 01:24 PM
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So far, I have not been able to find any reference to this ''Free Speech Week'' prior to September 12th.
Any one else find something earlier?

Here from the SF Chronicle

www.sfchronicle.com...



The student group that invited Shapiro signed required contracts and worked with campus administrators and police for months to arrange the Shapiro event.

But with less than two weeks to go, the group behind Free Speech Week has yet to sign required security agreements with the campus and contracts with the speakers.

“We’re very close to signing,” Yiannopoulos said. “They’re trying to make us pay $100,000 in security deposits. We’ll negotiate it down as best we can.”

Mogulof sounded dubious.

“We have repeatedly asked representatives of the Berkeley Patriot to confirm that contracts have been completed between the student organization and each of these speakers; to date they have not,” his statement said.


So Ben Shapiro planned for months in advance for security arraignments yet here are names that eclipse his for conservative notierity. Bannon Coulter, Yiannopoulos,,,, and no plans to work with the university have been finalized as of yet with little over a week to go until the event.
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