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Who's that in your AVI, Jasmine?

That's a screenshot from the film Irma Vep (1996, Olivier Assayas) with Maggie Cheung.

Besides being a fantastic and dizzying/disorienting film, I have a soft spot for it bc I first watched it in a class with Prof. Yiman Wang, who would advise my undergraduate thesis! Here's the essay that she wrote on Maggie Cheung and the film Irma Vep: muse.jhu.edu/article/492536

So many people have made quarantine playlists on Spotify (quaranTunes, if you will) that the suggestion algorithms are as chaotic and themed around isolation/illness/washing hands as you expect them to be

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Has this been shared here yet?

The COVID19 syllabus : docs.google.com/document/u/1/d

tho honestly big ups to whoever has the patience to read these things/read anything these days

🎶covid-19
oh, my hands are so clean
at this moment,
disinfecting! 🎵

🎶shortness of breath
tightness in chest
at this moment,
i am dyyyying 🎵🎺

covid19 and union organizing 

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covid19 and conferences 

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covid19 and teaching 

covid19, student evictions, demilitarize campuses NOW 

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covid19, student evictions, demilitarize campuses NOW 

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UCSC, #cola4all 

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Crimmigration and Internationalist Abolition (podcast ep from Rustbelt Abolition Radio) 

UCSC, #cola4all 

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UC Santa Cruz just fired 54 TAs for participating in a wildcat strike, withholding fall quarter grades, and demanding a cost of living adjustment.

Fuck the UC.

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University of Michigan bargaining updates (it's some BULLSHIT let me tell you) 

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In my mind, Sarah T. Roberts' "Behind the Screen: Content Moderation in the Shadows of Social Media" makes a case for unionizing Silicon Valley workers,,,,,,, especially the content moderators

behindthescreen-book.com/

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payusmoreucsc.com/rent-burden-

I used UCSC grad student's rent burden calculator and

my monthly stipend: $2200
months I am paid: 8
monthly rent: $730

my rent burden is 49.77%

i fuckin hate the university!!!

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