Milo Yiannopoulos

Milo protest was 'most expensive photo op' in UC Berkeley's history, says official

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but is it worth $800,000?<p>Officials at the University og California, Berkeley, said the brief appearance of right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos on campus Sunday cost the school $800,000 to ensure his safety.<p>Yiannopoulos appeared at the steps of the …

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UC Berkeley paid $40,000 a minute for Milo Yiannopoulos to be yelled at on campus

Twenty minutes: the time it took for Milo Yiannopoulos to be in and out, posing for selfies while sporting sunglasses and wrapped in an American flag, at the University of California-Berkeley this weekend.<p>And $800,000: the amount that the school paid in security detail—which included police …

UC Berkeley

How 'Coachella of Conservatism' fizzled into an 'expensive photo opp' at Berkeley

Right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos and his entourage — including a Dutch Shepherd named Duke — arrived at UC Berkeley Sunday in a fleet of three Chevy Suburbans and made their way to the campus’ famed Sproul Plaza.<p>It was a decidedly different entrance than what Mario Savio and other student …

UC Berkeley

The Alt-Right’s Worst Nightmare Is An 'Antifa' Middle School Teacher

"These men are deeply, deeply misogynistic," activist Yvette Felarca told Newsweek of alt-right protesters. "I ask them: do you have a problem with …

Racism

Sessions to declare free speech 'under attack' on campus, in broadside at political correctness

Attorney General Jeff Sessions plans to declare freedom of speech is “under attack” at American colleges and universities, during an address Tuesday taking aim at political correctness run amok on campus.<p>Sessions plans to tackle the hot-button issue of free speech on campus at Georgetown University …

Jeff Sessions

Twitter Reacts To Milo Yiannopoulos' Failed 'Free Speech' Rally At UC Berkeley

Far-right speaker Milo Yiannopoulos made an appearance on Sunday at the University of California, Berkeley, after his much-hyped “Free-Speech Week" …

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Mojave's magnificent Mitchell Caverns reopening after 6 years and a series of setbacks

Mitchell Caverns, a trio of geological delights in the Mojave Desert, will reopen after more than six years.<p>The journey to the Nov. 3 reopening of the caverns – the only limestone caves in the California park system – has been long and full of pitfalls. It began with crumbling infrastructure, …

National Parks

Bye, Milo, you’re done now

Fifteen is exactly the right amount of time for minutes of fame and for Milo Yiannopoulos’s speech at Berkeley yesterday, which apparently no one …

UC Berkeley

Far-right activist Milo Yiannopoulos captures spotlight during 20-minute Berkeley rally

The former Breitbart editor had been invited to speak at the liberal university - but when the event was cancelled he turned up anyway.<p>Far-right …

Censorship

Trump AG: Political Correctness Is Bad! Also Trump AG: Prosecute This Woman for Laughing at Me

Trump Attorney General and First Choice to Play Gollum in a “Lord of the Rings” Musical Jeff Sessions is giving a speech at Georgetown University on …

Jeff Sessions

What Stunts Like Milo Yiannopoulos’s ‘Free Speech Week’ Cost

In a typical year, the University of California, Berkeley, allocates around $200,000 to pay for security at campus protests. But since this past February, the school has spent some $1.5 million. That enormous sum excludes the $1 million the administration expected to spend this week on Milo …

Opinion

Free speech is losing big-time at Berkeley

Everyone looks bad in the wake of the collapse of the four-day “Free Speech Week” at UC-Berkeley.<p>The Berkeley Patriot, the tiny student outfit behind …

Opinion

With potential defeats on health care and a Senate election imminent, Donald Trump fires up his base

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What I Saw at Milo Yiannopoulos's Sad, Aborted Free Speech Week Disaster at Berkeley

BERKELEY—A wall of police barricades surrounded the near-empty Sproul Plaza where Milo Yiannopoulos had intended to kick-off "free speech week." Half …

Social Justice

Apparently Frightened, Milo Skedaddles After Mere Minutes in Berkeley

This is how Yiannopoulos’ raucous exit looked. [Video credit: Paul Iorio]<p>Here’s a clip of Milo holding signs at Sproul. [video credit: Paul Iorio]<p>Milo Yiannopolos appeared in Berkeley yesterday in the manner of someone who had been told by police that they couldn't guarantee him a safe exit from …

Media Industry

Milo’s Dumb “Free Speech” Stunt Cost Berkeley $800K and Nothing Really Happened

Milo Yiannopoulos delivers a speech in an Alt Right protest of Muslim Activist Linda Sarsour. Rex Features/AP<p>To look across UC Berkeley’s Sproul …

Liberal View

Milo Yiannopoulos Finally Spoke at Berkeley. But the Protesters Were Louder

For months, the University of California, Berkeley, had prepared for a slate of conservative speakers to arrive on campus for “Free Speech Week.” The …

Social Justice

Bay Area Athletes Clash With Trump

<i>Good morning.</i><p><i>(Want to get California Today by email?</i> <i>Here’s the sign-up</i><i>.)</i><p>California’s centers of power in politics, culture and business have been among the most forceful critics of the Trump administration.<p>Now add professional sports.<p>In an abrupt series of events over the weekend, President Trump …

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Steve Bannon Sought To Infiltrate Facebook Hiring

According to emails obtained by BuzzFeed News, Bannon hoped to spy on Facebook’s job application process.<p>Steve Bannon plotted to plant a mole inside Facebook, according to emails sent days before the Breitbart boss took over Donald Trump’s campaign and obtained by BuzzFeed News.<p>The email exchange …

Steve Bannon

Milo Yiannopoulos Flounders At Desperate 'Free Speech' Rally On UC Berkeley Campus

The alt-right media personality didn't get his "Free Speech Week" — but he successfully trolled this campus.<p>BERKELEY, Calif. ― Milo Yiannopoulos didn’t get his “Free Speech Week.”<p>What was supposed to his four-day Woodstock at the University of California turned out to be his alt-right Fyre …

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As Milo Yiannopoulos speaks at Berkeley, another — brief — clash of the extremes

BERKELEY, Calif. — It was 30 minutes before Milo Yiannopoulos’s planned Sunday rally at the University of California at Berkeley, and already the south side of campus was buzzing with the crosscurrents of mutually directed rage.<p>“We’re standing up today to push these Nazis off our campus!” a woman …

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Berkeley’s ‘Free Speech Week’ Is Canceled

Event was to feature conservative speakers, but right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos said he would still show up on campus<p>BERKELEY, Calif.—The week of appearances by right-wing speakers on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley, dubbed “Free Speech Week,” has been canceled by the …

Censorship

SF police fatally shoot man in Russian Hill apartment

Police shot and killed a man in his San Francisco apartment during a “hostage situation” with two children and the man’s wife early Sunday, authorities said.<p>The shooting happened after an hours-long standoff that started late Saturday, when police responded to reports of a domestic disturbance …

Crime

Milo Yiannopoulos Berkeley speech cut short over antifa fears

A large protest crowd and six arrests failed to stop conservative bad boy Milo Yiannopoulos from finally speaking at the University of California …

Censorship

The Left Loves Free Speech Until It's Something They Disagree With

After President Donald Trump went after NFL players who chose to protest the national anthem prior to football games by kneeling or sitting, Twitter …

Social Justice

Yiannopoulos speaks at Berkeley campus, but not for long

BERKELEY, Calif. – Right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos was greeted by dozens of counterprotesters Sunday as he arrived on the campus of the …

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Watch: Milo Yiannopoulos comes to UC Berkeley

After a student group withdrew support for “Free Speech Week,” Milo Yiannopoulos showed up anyway Sunday. He spoke to a crowd of about 100 in Sproul …

UC Berkeley

One inmate killed, several injured in California prison riot

A large riot erupted at the California Men’s Colony prison Sunday morning, leaving one inmate dead and several injured.<p>Nearly 170 inmates were involved in the melee at the prison that houses more than 4,000 people in San Luis Obispo County, prison officials said.<p>“I’ve been here over 22 years and …

Prison

Free speech rally in Berkeley

Right-wing commentator Milo Yiannopoulos gave a speech at the free speech rally, though left about 20 minutes after he arrived and was met with …

Update: Barricades ring Sproul Plaza as Berkeley braces for Milo Yiannopoulos

BERKELEY — Plastic orange barricades surround Sproul Plaza on the UC Berkeley campus hours before conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos is …

UC Berkeley