STUDENTS ATTACKED AND INTIMIDATED BY UC ADMINISTRATION

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On the 15th of November, undergraduate students that were organizing for the N-20 UC Solidarity Strike participated in an action to raise awareness of the school’s mis-management during Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla’s Founder’s Day speech. In celebration of the school’s founding in November of 1960, the students revived a radical tradition of direct action. Late educators of UCSD, such as Herbert Marcuse and Carlos Blanco Aguinaga, would have surely been proud of such a demonstration. The action lasted between five and ten minutes. What followed was a frightening show of force by the administration – an attempt to punish and intimidate students into submission who are rightfully organizing in the precise place where politics belong, in the public.

The students involved formed part of the UCSD Strike Committee, an undergraduate organization that aimed to promote and organize undergrad participation in the historic November 20th Solidarity Strike by AFSCME and UAW…

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