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UC Berkeley students lose their health care coverage if they participate in riots

From UC Berkeley health care plan:

This Plan does not cover nor provide benefits for:

Expense incurred as a result of injury due to participation in a riot. “Participation in a riot” means taking part in a riot in any way; including inciting the riot or conspiring to incite it. It does not include actions taken in self-defense; so long as they are not taken against persons who are trying to restore law and order.

How can participation in legal or legitimate demonstrations (which is an expression of free speech) which turn violent suppress your health insurance? One more nail in the apathy coffin.

Learn from the Balkans

Yesterday I was following the ASUC Senate (student body) discussion whether UC Berkeley should divest $14 million from companies affiliated with Israel’s military in opposition to human rights abuses happening in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It was an interesting experience to listen and I believe UC Berkeley has really some great future politicians. But it still made me sad because we all lost once again. We would lost no matter how the decision would be made. I will explain you why.

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