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1. Op-eds aren’t data.

2. Only a short time ago, within many Americans’ lifetimes, #highereducation was badly segregated and reserved mainly for elites.

#Collegecampuses have never been as intellectually diverse and democratic, open to numerous #viewpoints, as they are now.
3. The idea that students are “censorious”--let alone "mad"--is a false narrative that pundits, propagandists, and mainstream media have aggressively promoted.
4. College-aged young people consistently express stronger support for #freespeech and tolerance for #viewpointdiversity than other age groups in credible survey research--not only in individual studies, but also across time.
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Classical authoritarian propaganda about #tenure/public #universities. 👇👇👇

Why? A 🧵

Aspiring authoritarians commonly attack #highereducation to:

* turn teachers/researchers protected by a merit-based system of employment into workers dependent on the state 2/6
* transform centers of teaching/research based on analysis of evidence and independent expertise into state-loyal institutions that indoctrinate students in mythologies, falsehoods, invented histories which reinforce authoritarian visions of power and cultural hierarchy 3/6
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"This long Malthusian cycle brewed the ideological alchemy of Good #Science and the Civilizing Project. Each moment produced new scientific and imperial regimes that simultaneously mapped, secured, and justified ever more extensive and violent...… #society
... appropriations of unpaid #work/energy for capital. Every moment of enclosing waste (the commons) involved grand movements creating #waste on the frontiers. In this long #history of natural law, Good #Science has been mobilized not only as a “productive force” but as the...
... ideological cement for securing the “general interest”. Thus decisive ideological function for successive #class compacts between ruling strata and the scientific, administrative, and military strata ...
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A warm welcome to everyone from our CEO @nataliamanola and Outreach and Engagement Officer @GMalaguarnera to our informative webinar. We are here to discuss what the shift to #OpenScience means for Research Performing Organisations and how #OpenAIRE facilitates this shift .
"Institutional approach is crucially important to make #OpenScience happen." @nataliamanola #OpenAIRE #PROs #OpenAIRE_Services
"Only through co-design and co-development, we can make this work" @nataliamanola during our "Stepping up Open Science with #OpenAIRE services; what’s in it for #Universities, Research Performing Organizations & #Institutions". Here are our 6 steps towards #OpenScience
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(1/23) This thread is mainly addressed to my #German followers, but it could also be interesting for those who always wanted to know how Germany could become the most culturally leftist country on the European continent. Accordingly, this thread is a #political #commentary by me.
(2/23) It is about the historical personality of the first post-war chancellor, Konrad Adeneauer. I also would like to finally dispel a myth that still plagues German conservatives, by which I do not mean recationaries, but all those who do not want to destroy their own country.
(3/23) This myth is the myth of the "good old", #50s and #60s, #CDU (Christian Democratic Party) and the question of what role a post-war #Germany could have played if #Adenauer and his party had not made completely wrong decisions about essential political directions.
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Every year, the UK government decides, without evidence, that #FreedomOfSpeech
in #Universities is under threat.

It's smoke & mirrors, a parlour trick to distract from real issues like the #CostOfLivingCrisis /1…
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#Protest against #Covid19 #lockdown after fire kills 10 in Xinjiang | Nov 26
- Late Friday, videos circulated widely on the Chinese internet showing throngs of residents in #Urumqi marching to a government building and chanting “end lockdowns,”…
#China is #Rothschild's Model for #NWO | Dec 9, 2019
- The #genocide experienced by the #russians in Ukraine, funded by the #oligarchs and carried out by the #Azov-#Nazi - battalions is a copy the #China’s genocide against the #Uyghurs
#Rothschildism #MSM: 154 articles in less than two days.
Title: "#China's Communist Party to celebrate 100th #birthday in show of pomp and power."
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Wow! #SanDiego Unified Schools @sdschools #COVID #vaccine #mandate has been overturned by #California 4th District Court of Appeal. This feels like an inflection point from vaxx-friendly CA.

Now is the most exigent moment to sue #CA public #Universities with the same mandate.
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For dharmic people to understand the adharmic, they would need to understand the following methods employed to keep Bharat poor : (thread)
Keeping India poor is advantageous for WEIRD nations (Western Educated Industrialized Rich Democratic)
1. Taking over media of India
2. Armtwisting socialist India into taking IMF and WB loan and forcing liberalisation
3. Using liberalisation to flood India with plastic waste and brainwashing Indians to ape consumerist waste creating lifestyles
4. Making India diabetic
5. Demonizing the words like Brahmin, Bhakt, and funding atrocity literature against unified India
6. Pushing lies like western superiority on Indians who generally do not blow their own trumpet.
7. Manufacturing demand for western brands; kill desi brands
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of *Culture War, Class War 2022: Truth & Generations*

by Michael Adzema

“Cultural Rebirth, Aborted”

beginning with

Chapter 10

“The King Won’t Die:

“Attack of the Body-Snatchers…an Aborted Changing of the Guard”


CW22 10/1
[*Chapter 10 text begins:*] What do these events have in common? The popularity of Democrats since the 90s, with Obama’s favorability ratings high despite US entanglement in several wars; the astounding progress in race relations…”


CW22 10/2
“…exemplified by ever increasing numbers of African-Americans elected & appointed to the highest posts in US government since the 90s, highlighted by the election of the 1st ever black president in the most lopsided victory in decades;”


CW22 10/3
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“Chapter 3,” titled ““1984” Comes to America—Slick, Gradual, & Perfect:”

“Dictatorship, Authoritarianism, & the Consequences of a Lack of Accountability”

Quotes/Highlights THREAD

From *Culture War Class War 2022*

by M Adzema

(pub. 9/2022)…

CW22Q 3/1
Quotes/Highlights THREAD

From *Culture War Class War 2022:

*Truth & Generations*

by Michael Adzema

(available on website now & to be published Sept 2022)

READ &/or dwnld entire BOOK free AT SITE...

READ BOOK… #Midterms #media #press #FBR

CW22Q 3/2
[Quotes/highlights:] “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”—George Santayana” []

READ &/or dwnld entire BOOK free AT SITE...… #Midterms #media #press #FBR #FilthyRich #resist #Republicans #CultureWar #MAGAts #ClassWar

CW22Q 3/3
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There’s nothing to celebrate, @laneygradschool . The upcoming year will feature #StarvationWages and institutionalized abuses for #gradstudents, same as any other. Bring your government issued ID and turn the beer bottles into Molotov cocktails. 🍾🔥 TODAY!!!!
❤️‍🔥 #antivost
@emoryDSAC we are running out of time before the start of the fiscal year. are you gonna rage against this fucking machine or not? @ravibell and @Kimjacobarriola are banking on your (continued) silence and complacency. Rob that bank.
#phdlife is a picnic, for sure for sure
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@VerBubbly @dhaval241086 @KaIIburgism Following are what wypipo put into motion to harm Bharat:
1. Destruction of indic knowledge systems and moving centres of higher ed into UK/US #Universities.
2. Creating the #OverpopulationMyth
3. #CulturalAppropriation and #patenting Indic ideas and traditions; selling it back.
@VerBubbly @dhaval241086 @KaIIburgism 4. Divide and Rule during and after colonisation
5. Creating chasms in society with physical and virtual lines like radcliffe lines, SC/ST /murderer caste and scholarships for Dalits not Brahmins
6. Mysterious deaths of Indian leaders and scientists who fought poverty in India
@VerBubbly @dhaval241086 @KaIIburgism 7. Taking over media of India
8. Armtwisting socialist India into taking IMF and WB loan and forcing liberalisation
9. Using liberalisation to flood India with plastic waste and brainwashing Indians to ape consumerist waste creating lifestyles
10. Making India diabetic
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1. I am going to start an endless thread calling for the uni fee increases to be undone.

It will start very respectful. I’m very hopeful @JasonClareMP et al will do the right thing, on this and many other issues.

But I will not let the issue slide away like last time.
2. My welcome to government let’s get it done greeting belongs in this endless thread:
3. And this one. That the LNP did this to our kids and young adults despite what they went through the past couple of years was intolerable.

But I know Labor know this and anticipate a fix is close.
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Here's a balanced thread on #academia vs #industry from the perspective of someone who has held senior positions in both. I'm going to write this thread because a lot of what I read here reduces to "my tribe is better than yours" or "grass is always greener".

The academic trade is fundamentally freedom for money.

As a Sr #academic you barely have a boss and really get to determine which of millions of options you can pursue. New intl grants? More policy engagement? Acad leadership? Media? Translational research? All up to you.

Making the most of this implies a couple of things:
1) you must have a clear path to a senior position to take advantage
2) your institution must not be over corporatizing.

Let's address these two

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Finance Minister @nsitharaman is presenting the Union Budget 2022-23 in Parliament

#AatmanirbharBharatKaBudget #Budget2022

Watch here📺…
Union Finance Minister @nsitharaman rises to present #Budget2022 in Parliament

Watch 📡LIVE📡:

Stay tuned for updates

FM @nsitharaman begins presentation of #Budget2022 by expressing empathy with those who had to bear adverse health and economic affects of #COVID19 #Pandemic

Overall sharp rebound and recovery of the economy is reflective of 🇮🇳India's strong resilience

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#Graduates who never went to #college are graduating soon.
Into the third year of #online education?
The #hiring market currently is heated due to lack of good quality supply. Would the new freshers even compare to pre 2020 graduates? #Universities are not about the course curriculum but the halls and walls that teach you life while finding your interests.
God help us all.
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Know us as Taronga Zoo? We’re more than that. As Taronga Conservation Society Australia, we sit within the NSW Government’s Dept of Planning, Industry & Environment (@DPIENSW), led by @Matt_KeanMP, and contribute to #SavingOurSpecies programs & more. @nswenviromedia #scienceweek Image
Taronga is constituted under the Zoological Parks Board Act 1973 as a statutory authority owned by the people of #NSW. Breed-for-release programs, wild-wild animal translocations, #conservation education and scientific research are key to our work and legislated under the Act.
Co-delivered with @NSWEducation (>40y partnership), multiple #universities and community, our diverse learning pathways at the Taronga Institute of #Science & Learning nurtured many budding #conservation scientists.…
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Removal of HEC chairman: Let us think beyond personalities. The #PoliticalEconomy of #HigherEducation in #Pakistan is such that whoever had challenged the status quo, system would have turned against him/her. I think following led the removal of chairman #HEC
1) #HEC R&D grants system was revamped to fund those projects only which had an impact (determined by peer review). #HEC Closed many projects which failed peer review.
2) set up #disciplinary panels for peer review headed by well-reputed scholars such as Dr Zulfiqar Bhutta, Dr Noman ul Haq, Dr Tariq Hassan, Dr Sarosh Lodhi etc., to make fund/no-fund decisions in Committee.
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1. Why does @IndependentSage recommend maximizing remote learning at #Universities from the START of term?

Does SAGE agree?

Does the UK Government #FollowTheScience? And will Universities?

2. #IndependentSAGE agrees with SAGE that, in Autumn in HE, “significant outbreaks are likely" that "could amplify local & national transmission"; that "this requires national oversight”, & that “asymptomatic transmission may make these harder to detect”.

3. Our report published yesterday maps, in detail, the overlap between SAGE and #IndependentSAGE's principles and recommendations, and is summarized below:

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Read our response to SAGE's principles principles for managing #COVID19 at #Universities

We agree the "It is highly likely that there will be significant outbreaks associated with HE" and agree on strategies to mitigate risk. Image
However, our recommendation about the purpose, extent and duration of our online teaching and learning strategy will maximise the effectiveness of other strategies such as residential segments and testing/tracing.
In sum: maximising remote learning at the start of term will enable subsequent pivots to in-person depending on infection rates, rather than away from it if there are cases.
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Morning @ayrestim ask @AlboMP why he’s not wearing a mask? School yard bully Albo at HSU when my young daughter wasn’t wearing a mask at reception. Since then she’s been given the shaft from a $68,000 job down to $54 for her 1st welfare payment - how great is hypocrisy!
@ayrestim Sinead bent over backwards volunteering for Labor & she’s shafted from a job after @AlboMP visit to HSU because of her disability & not being the ideal receptionist. Everyone deserves a well paid job! 🤬#auspol #nswpol #lnpfail
Nobody from ‘old rorting Kathy Jackson’ Union bothered to even ring Sinead to see how her mental health was after suddenly making her redundant without warning that she wasn’t doing her job which was bollocks! How great is Compassion in the yr of #COVID19au ! 🤬@AlboMP @ayrestim
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