Monthly Archives: March 2012

On Violence and Non-Violence, Once Again: Lessons from Recent Political Developments on the Berkeley campus (Part 1)

  In one of his most widely read essays, Louis Althusser made the famous remark that ideology and its subjects never run around saying “I am ideological!”[1] From the perspective of the interpellated subject, there is no such a thing… Continue reading

Discussion 5 Comments Category Occupy Cal, Open Letters

On Privatization and Brutalizing Campuses

(By Gina Patnaik and Aaron Bady) Last November, a few days after videos of riot police beating Berkeley student protestors were blowing up on youtube, an article in the New York Times announced that UC-Berkeley’s Chancellor Robert Birgeneau had been… Continue reading

Discussion 19 Comments Category A Reclamations Feature