Berkeley

The "Mexican Maize" Controversy: How Monsanto Censored Biotech Critics at UC Berkeley

Evelyn Lubbers | June 2012

Transnational industrial giant Monsanto has developed elaborate online "astroturfing" campaigns to manipulate public opinion and discredit academics who are critical of their technologies.

Jesse Arreguin's "Pathways" Project is Berkeley's Pathway to Gentrification

Vinay Pai | April 2018

The City of Berkeley's "Pathways" project is part of a long-term program of removing low-income residents from the city. This project is based fundamentally on the criminalization of poverty—it does nothing to prevent the structural causes of homelessness, and it offers no solution to the lack of affordable housing in the city.