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And as if like clockwork, an intervention from The Pensions Regulator -- we assume circulated to employers also, since it's been made public by UCU -- at a critical moment in the #USS dispute. Are we in 2018 or 2017? 1/
Remember TPR's ltr to Eastwood (Sept 17)

And #JEP later said: "It appears to the Panel that the Regulator's influence has been disproportionate. Some of those giving evidence... have suggested that the Regulator's views have steered employers' decisions." academicfreedom.watch/sites/default/… screen shot of first page of ltr linked to in text
(It's at this point that @acupunctureUSS realised he needed to help out with this thread, gifs not being my strong suit) #GroundHogDay #USSstrike #2018or2017 #aesthetic)
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Thank you to @EricRoyalLybeck & all the other organisers in Exeter, as well as @ExeterUCU: Volunteer University Revisited was such a magical day. Gathering all of our energies for the months & years to come #YesVolUniCan 1/
Particularly magical to meet some people in the flesh for the first time -- incl. @thetroutpouts @lizmorrish @TheGraceK @sstroschein2 Mike Finn, Alison Wood, @ProfAlastair @ms_rhian @NoisyBits 2/
So many ideas for ways forward. So many kinds of expertise being bought to bear on what now, how, for universities as a community. Also so many testifying to violence, intimidation, threats to academic freedom – & of particular subjects being of course more exposed 3/3
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Google's motto is "Don't be evil," but human society make this impossible - you can't contain ideas.

And so you get left-liberal utopian ideas ("the selfish ledger") that can and will be easily, naturally used to authoritarian and dystopian ends.

theverge.com/2018/5/17/1734…
The English School of International Relations has recently revived Trotsky's notion of "Uneven and Combined Development" - global interconnections mean that we cannot isolate developments in one social context from their repercussions into others.

…nandcombineddevelopment.wordpress.com
So it matters, for instance, that Western tech companies are intensively developing the manipulation of human social interaction and learning systems (for their own internal reasons) at the same time that post-Communist semi-authoritarian states are seeking soft social controls.
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#USSstrike #football STICKER THREAD ⚽

The Panini World Cup 2018 sticker album is horrifically expensive. I'm a cheapskate and I'm obsessed with pensions. Therefore I'm making the official #USSstrike sticker album.

#aesthetic #beetroot #aubergine #backofthenet
1/ First up is @MikeOtsuka. USA is not in the World Cup this year. So Mike will have to play for Panama.
2/ Next up is Bill Galvin, who has played for the following clubs: @DWP @TPRgovuk and USS. His position is DC. He is quite defensive about things. He plays for Switzerland because @UBS is just one letter away from USS.
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🤔 In this long thread below, I look at the Pensions Regulator's (tPR) website, and ridicule it 😂

#USSstrike #aesthetic #beetroot
This is the logo for the Pensions Regulator @TPRgovuk
This is not a standard font. The tail of the "e" is elongated.
It suggests that money was paid to design this specifically for tPR.
According to tPR, the employers provide the teabags.
Fun fact: MY EMPLOYERS DON'T PROVIDE ANY TEABAGS.
It does provide an overpriced Starbucks/Costa/Nero's on campus.
Or you can bring your own PG Tips. And your own kettle of course.
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Yo my dudes I'm procrastinating on revising my book and my looming deadline so I'm gonna thread again and tell y'all about the invention of kabuki theater because it is #WILD

Let me tell you the story of a woman

and her incredible pants
The place: JAPAN, OBVIOUSLY
The time: THE DAWN OF THE 1600S. The Portuguese had arrived sixty years before, in 1543, and promptly looked around and went "oh my gOD the #AESTHETIC" which blah blah blah eventually led to an outbreak of weeaboos in 18th century Europe BUT IRRELEVANT
Because right as the Portuguese were gawking like unwashed tourists, the Japanese were eyeing them up right back and ALSO going "Oh my god the #aesthetic tho"

and then it was about ECONOMICS 😍 and TRADE EMPIRES 😍😍
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