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UCSD – CLICS Break-in: A Story Untold


Wow, did this vanish off the radar quickly.

Folks, before I get into this –

1) This is not meant to be a hit piece on those behind the break in, it’s to cover discrepencies in reporting that I noticed at the time more than anything else, in the interest of giving folks a broader view of the full situation.

2) I failed in my editorial duties to you, my audience, by not publishing SOMETHING at the time and capturing relevant story links for you. As of this writing, it is very difficult to find any kind of reporting -at all!- So you will have to forgive me relying on a ton of hear-say.

3) I regret not having investigated this more aggressively but what’s done is done.

So what do I have to say about the break-in to CLICS during UCSD’s finals week, and the coverage of said event? Find out after the jump!

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The Occupy Movement – A Critique of the Message


Well, this has certainly been long in coming. Last friday – October 7th – I went in person to observe the Occupy San Diego protest. I haven’t been able to do any follow up since, but I’m planning to drop by Civic Center Plaza sometime this week to take note of crowd sizes, and most especially how the message has evolved since day 1.

Before I went down, I had several questions buzzing around my mind. We already had two weeks of the Occupy movement taking place, varying in attendance from city to city, but with a few common themes – the 99% argument, a general attitude of anti-corporatism, and anti capitalism that seemed to have socialist sympathies. It was being sold as a noble movement – the oppressed, the homeless, the foreclosed, the unemployed lower classes rising up against the rich to call for economic fairness. The leftist version of the tea party, if you will -a ┬ácomparison that has been made many times – usually by those commenting from the leftist sphere of opinion.

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