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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

I think that the conditions are similar (exorbitant rent, low wages, hostile administration) but the culture of the two campuses really shapes how radical demands in a graduate worker contract like “500 affordable housing units in Ann Arbor” is received/understood/even talked about publicly

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I think it’s really cool that UCSC has mobilized so many grad students and so many undergrads for — I wish it were possible to do this at my institution. I think its rather impossible for many reasons (lack of a radical student body, lack of radical union leadership, class and wealth behind the university, etc)

I wish I could share details about this bullshit but I can't

all I can tell you is that not a single HR department in a university should be trusted!!!!!! thanks

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UCSC's motto is "the original authority on questioning authority"

L M A O

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It is [incredible/mind-boggling/ridiculously fucked up] that UCSC would rather

- threaten international PhD students with deportation
- threaten participants in the wildcat strike with employee termination
- send riot cops to beat protestors blocking an intersection

UC Santa Cruz's admin would rather do all those things than grant a living wage and cost of living adjustment

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UCSC grad student workers can have little a COLA, as a treat (update, birdsite link) 

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lecturer job in Digital Studies @U of Michigan 

UCSC grad student workers can have little a COLA, as a treat (update, birdsite link) 

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UCSC grad student workers can have little a COLA, as a treat 

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UCSC grad student workers can have little a COLA, as a treat 

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I currently have a hold on my student account for $120 because the University of Michigan charges *me* to work for them. Fellowships cover student fees. Why don’t our tuition waivers and stipends also cover them??

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UCSC grad student workers can have little a COLA, as a treat 

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UCSC grad student workers can have little a COLA*, as a treat 

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I will post some flyers describing the demands from my union to HR/the university later — some of the demands are Real Cool

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UCSC grad student workers can have little a COLA*, as a treat 

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#COLAnow at UCSC update 

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currently reading 

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bargaining, a new contract for GEO/UMich graduate workers 

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bargaining, a new contract for GEO/UMich graduate workers 

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bargaining, a new contract for GEO/UMich graduate workers 

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