- 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
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.
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>