Berkeley activist and author Luke Hauser has cancelled his planned Free Speech Event at UC-Berkeley after university officials failed to meet his demands.
Hauser‘s press agent denounced the “outrageous and unconstitutional denial of free speech” in Berkeley, long an alleged mecca for democracy.
- scheduling of event on two hours’ notice
- event to be held during peak class hours
- use of a large, centrally-located auditorium
- professional quality free-speech sound system
- police protection from airport to campus and back
- $20,000 speakers fee
- campus Republicans to shine shoes, carry bags, etc
- distilled water in glass carafes
- catering by Chez Panisse
- two tickets to Hamilton
Hauser‘s attorneys decried the failure of UC officials to comply with the free speech demands, and threatened to bring a lawsuit demanding that all conditions be met upon 48 hours of any future free speech requests.
Luke Hauser is author of Direct Action: An Historical Novel, which is set in Berkeley in the early 1980s. Free download at <DirectAction.org>