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MARIO SAVIO MEMORIAL LECTURE November 17, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Human Rights, US Politics.
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The lecture was given by Robert Reich, former Labor Secretary in the Clinton Administration, adjacent to the Mario Savio steps that lead to Sroul Plaza at the University of California – Berkeley.

So who was Mario Savio? You might remember the “free speech movement” and the trouble that certain people experienced with the university administration in the 1960’s. Sometimes, Mario said, you just had to stop the machine:

Robert Reich fills in the gaps and reflects on the relevance of Mario Savio’s words for today (via War in Context):

POSTSCRIPT:

So much for student indebtedness, the Regents of the University have just voted, according to The LA Times, to increase annual tuition fees by $500.

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