Novelist Lynn Stegner is a graduate of the University of California.
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Monday, November 14, 2011
Occupational Hazards of Patriotism
UC Berkeley students will go on strike Tuesday, calling for systemwide solidarity. Touched off by last week's police action, the strike also anticipates Wednesday's UC Regents meeting to discuss more tuition increases and more bottom-heavy budget cuts. In its way, what led to Occupy Cal is both emblematic and iteration of what's wearing away the socio-economic fabric of the nation. And things are getting a little threadbare down here on the ground floor.