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Mario Savio Remembered and a Poet Beaten at Occupy Berkeley

Robert Hass, UC Berkeley professor and poet, and former Poet Laureate of the U.S., found himself facing a phalanx of Alameda Country sheriff’s deputies at the Occupy Berkeley encampment in front of Sproul Hall – the same Sproul Hall where the Free Speech Movement started in the 1960’s. Hass’s account of what happened next appears in today’s New York Times:

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