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February 4, 2009

Economic Sustainability

Filed under: Santa Cruz — Tags: , , , , , — admin @ 12:52 am

This post actually started as a comment on a friend’s blog, but it turned into a bit of a diatribe that seemed to deserve its own post.  My apologies to those of you for whom the references to day-old bagels, cement boats and opportunivores will make no sense.  And I apologize also for the corny, overblown metaphors.  I’ll hopefully be writing in Arabic soon, which I’m sure will sufficiently alienate what audience I had in the fist place, if that’s any consolation.  Here it goes anyway: (more…)

November 9, 2007

Long-Range Resistance at UCSC

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UC Santa Cruz not UC Silicon ValleyRiot Police on UCSC Campus

I was heartened to hear about this action at my alma mater, the University of California at Santa Cruz. It was a long time in coming. The Long Range Development Plan (LRDP), proposed by the Regents of the university, has long been the subject of considerable ire on the part of many in the campus community and that of Santa Cruz in general. The issue has become urgent enough, and the options for constructively engaging with the administration so completely exhausted, that the movement opposed to the LRDP was able to gain enough traction in the public to pull off what appears, at least from all the way out here in Cairo, to have been a very successful direct action, and, perhaps more importantly, one which does not simply stand on its own, but signals the beginning of a new and more radical phase of struggle. (more…)

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