Berkeley police investigate alumnus connection to rally assault

April 23, 2017 News 17 Comments

The Berkeley Police Department is investigating a former Diablo Valley College teacher accused of assaulting a Trump supporter at a protest in Berkeley. Anonymous users on 4Chan, a public online bulletin board, identified philosophy professor Eric Clanton as the masked man who hit a Trump supporter over the head with a bike lock at a ...

Dissecting the de-evolution of 4chan and the rise of the alt-right

March 29, 2017 Opinion 4 Comments

“This new faith has emerged from a bizarre fusion of the cultural bohemianism of San Francisco with the hi-tech industries of Silicon Valley,” wrote Richard Barbrook and Andy Cameron in their 1995 paper “The Californian Idealogy.” The “new faith” was a strange hybrid of Reaganomics and New Left idealism, which would produce a no-holds-barred and ...