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Conclusion to the History of Political Suppression on UC Berkeley Campus

Jonathan Dombro, July 5 2022

This post is the final installment of a seven part series on the history of political action and suppression at UC Berkeley that will be released throughout the spring and summer of 2022. A central political goal of this project was to learn from the failures of past political conflicts. I intended to study political suppression to support future m...

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Occupy Cal

Jonathan Dombro, June 28 2022

This post is the sixth installment of a seven part series on the history of political action and suppression at UC Berkeley that will be released throughout the spring and summer of 2022. Many current students were taught growing up that if we wanted to earn the same living standards as our parents, we would need to go to college. Unfortunately, wh...

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Ending Affirmative Action

Jonathan Dombro, June 15 2022

This post is the fifth installment of a seven part series on the history of political action and suppression at UC Berkeley that will be released throughout the spring and summer of 2022. UC Berkeley pays a considerable amount of attention to diversity on campus and the lack thereof, with the Department of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) rep...

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Closing the School of Criminology

Jonathan Dombro, June 9 2022

This post is the fourth installment of a seven part series on the history of political action and suppression at UC Berkeley that will be released throughout the spring and summer of 2022. Unlike the other subjects of this work, I only learned about the closing of the criminology school through the course of my research. This is noteworthy to me as...

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The People's Park

Jonathan Dombro, April 20 2022

This post is the third installment of a seven part series on the history of political action and suppression at UC Berkeley that will be released throughout the spring and summer of 2022. There is no political controversy from UC Berkeley’s history that is more relevant on campus today than that of People’s Park. Interestingly, though, while most s...

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Who is obligated? An inquiry on algorithmic harms

Pragya K, April 6 2022

When we’re responding to a harm restoratively, we begin by asking the following questions: The answers that follow shape the way that we facilitate harm circles and community building activities. Depending on the nature and attributes of the harm, we develop ways for the victim to tell their story, the perpetrator to take accountability, and ultima...

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The Free Speech Movement

Jonathan Dombro, March 31 2022

This post is the second installment of a seven part series on the history of political action and suppression at UC Berkeley that will be released throughout the spring and summer of 2022. One aspect of my Berkeley experience that has lived up to expectations is the prevalence of on-campus demonstrations. However, alongside the relatively strong cu...

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Introduction to The History Of Political Suppression on UC Berkeley Campus

Jonathan Dombro, March 4 2022

This post is the first installment of a seven part series on the history of political action and suppression at UC Berkeley that will be released throughout the spring and summer of 2022. UC Berkeley has a reputation for being exceedingly political, as well as dogmatically progressive. Though there is truth to it, I have found this perception to be...

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Addressing Common Concerns with Restorative Justice

Alexis Gutierrez, February 24 2022

The implementation of Restorative Justice as an alternative to our criminal justice system is difficult to achieve. Our society has become accustomed to the current process and is hesitant to make any changes regardless of how harmful the system may be. Of course, this is due to the narrative and understanding that has been embedded into this count...

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Moderate People, Not Content: A Restorative Approach to Combating Toxicity Online

Pragya K, February 18 2022

It’s no secret that social media is playing an increasingly pervasive role in our daily lives. People from all over the globe who share common identities, experiences, or interests can create communities and connect with each other with the click of a button. In tandem, we’re seeing a steady rise in online toxicity. According to the Pew Research Ce...

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