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Jan 1, 2013 Comments Off iResist

Daily Caller – The New York City couple arrested this weekend for possessing bomb-making materials have close ties to the left-wing social and academic establishment in Chicago and elsewhere, records reveal. The young woman at the heart of the alleged crime has rubbed shoulders with some of America’s foremost liberal writers and contributed to the same campus publication as a colleague and protege of Bill Ayers.

Morgan Gliedman, 27, and her boyfriend Aaron Greene, 31, were arrested on weapons charges Saturday in their Greenwich Village apartment, where police found 7 grams of the explosive powder HMTD, which can be used to make bombs. Gliedman and Greene also possessed a sawed-off shotgun, chemical precursors to HMTD, the “Terrorist Encyclopedia V. 1.02,” at least two other bomb-making manuals and various booby traps.

Gliedman’s arraignment was postponed as she gave birth to daughter Melody Monday, while Melody’s father Greene was held without bail on Rikers Island.

Though Greene was initially identified by the New York Post as an “Occupy Wall Street activist,” the Occupy Wall Street Press Relations Working Group subsequently posted a statement denying that tangible evidence exists to link Greene to Occupy.

“A very large number of people came through Zuccotti Park, and there are countless Occupy-related groups nationwide, so it is very difficult to ascertain if one person participated in anything related to OWS,” according to the statement.

Gliedman is the daughter of Dr. Paul Gliedman, medical director of Brooklyn Radiation Oncology and 2004 John Kerry contributor. She attended New York’s prestigious Dalton School, New York University and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), where she is believed to have met Greene.

Gliedman’s most recent listed student panel assignment at SAIC was on May 3, 2010.

Gliedman wrote six articles for the SAIC campus publication, F Newsmagazine, between January and May 2009. The first of those pieces was titled, “Poor and Bored in 2009: Start Enjoying Life as a Starving Artist.”

According to Gliedman’s articles, she graduated from New York University in 2006 and received her acceptance letter to study at SAIC approximately “one year” prior to March 2009, in early 2008.

Gliedman quoted SAIC “undergraduate student Aaron Greene” in a Jan. 30, 2009 article for F Newsmagazine.

Current University of Illinois at Chicago associate art professor Therese Quinn taught at SAIC at the time Gliedman attended the school. Quinn also served as undergraduate division chair.

Quinn co-edited the Handbook of Social Justice in Education with 1960s radical and domestic terrorist William Ayers and another editor in 2008 while teaching at SAIC.

She also worked with Ayers as an editor on “Teaching for Social Justice: A Democracy and Education Reader” (1998) and “Refusing Racism: White Allies and the Struggle for Civil Rights” (2002).

Ayers is Quinn’s adviser at the University of Illinois at Chicago, according to academia.edu.

“She is brilliant and is a strong activist. She has no tolerance for oppresive people. She is also very active in the radical education community,” one reviewer said about then-SAIC teacher Quinn on ratemyprofessors.com in 2007.

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