@jasminee and we've learned a lot from GEO about bargaining during COVID.

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The Lecturer's Union at UM has started bargaining

"LEO includes 1,696 non-tenure track professors from the Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses. The union is looking to improve their contract through the upcoming negotiations. Some of the proposals on the bargaining platform include more flexible COVID-19 policies for mode of course instruction, increased pay, pay parity across all three University campuses and greater participation in University governance."

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"We are called upon to help the discouraged beggars in life’s marketplace. But one day we must come to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring." ~MLK

@DoctorZen That makes sense. I look forward to checking them out. Maybe I’ll write a hoax article citing only those articles.

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@jasminee saw Wendy Chun at an invited talk years ago at Wayne State. Interesting presentation.

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University of Michigan Graduate Workers Are on Strike


"GEO is insisting that 'safety' and 'security' aren’t two separate subjects. Take, for example, the university’s police force’s name: the Division of Public Safety and Security. GEO is insisting that such security forces do not make us safe. And the COVID demands speak to a different vision of safety, where the health of the community is not subordinated to the university’s bottom line."

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UM GEO 3550 Strike Day 6 

@evenstay @jasminee that's so patronizing

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Knives Out 🤝 Girl w Dragon Tattoo
Daniel Craig investigates
Christopher Plummer's white
supremacist family

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JSTOR has compiled a list of well-researched essays that "addresses institutionalized racism and how it’s caused historic, pointed harm at the Black community in the U.S.": daily.jstor.org/institutionali

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If your admin sent out an email about "police brutality" and "racial injustice" but doesn't want to defund their campus police, they don't really care about white supremacy or the lives of their black students, faculty, and staff

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Educators: If you wish to aid in the dismantling of a racist police state, you should avoid Zoom at all costs since they've made it abundantly clear they'll willingly team up with law enforcement: thenextweb.com/security/2020/0

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the great thing about this website is i'm not all the time running into twerps who have me blocked because i told jp hotcakes the auther of henry porter to huff jamba juice one time in 2017

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plastics: incredibly durable and airtight material, almost immune to breakdown

capitalism: lets use this for disposable packaging


Is winter break always this short, or am I just increasingly aware of how little time I have off between semesters?

Oh well, Happy New Year!

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Edit your autocorrect to change "lol" to "I cannot help but to laugh most heartily"

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