School is supposed to be more than a means of restricting the movement of students while their parents work.
This is capitalism. Protesting students being forcibly warehoused amid Omicron. There will be no public services for these students if they develop long COVID bc the expansion of life-sustaining services has been delegitimized in favor of endless police and military investment.
I am grateful to Chicago students who are doing what they should not have to do by rejecting the devaluation of their lives and futures. By pushing back against their own dehumanization, they are participating in a larger, essential struggle against disposability and abandonment.

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16 Jan
During the 1st surge, I talked w my doctor on the phone & asked how he was. He opened up & said it was awful & being w out PPE was horrifying. Doing shifts in the ER, reassuring others that every day was one day closer to it being over. Now, 1 in 5 health care workers have quit.
I remember getting off the phone and crying. I like my doctor. I was afraid for him. And for my sister, who is a nurse. I just kept thinking, "There is no forgiveness for this." I still think that, but not enough people are turning their attention to the system.
Some people are too busy raging against randoms in hospital beds for buying into conspiracy theories to challenge the system that structured this entire experience (the system appreciates this btw).
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When we all stop coughing it's over for these bitches.
I'm only half kidding tho.
It's the two years following a pandemic that are historically the most politically volatile.
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7 Jan
When I mentioned that I have a relative who is presently dying of COVID, I limited the replies to people who follow me, because I didn't want to field questions about whether or not they were vaccinated. I hate that people do that when folks are losing people.
I appreciate the kind responses from folks. The truth is, I don't know if they were vaccinated. I have been very vocal about vaccination and I know that the majority of my family has followed thru (it's a large extended family, I'm not sure about everyone).
I didn't know they were sick until it was so bad that I felt like inquiring about their vaccination status would just be shitty. So I gently inquired about whether some other family members were jabbed, to make sure they were as safe as possible. They were.
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7 Jan
Chicago teachers want safe conditions. If you want them in the classroom, maybe demand those conditions? Just a fucking thought.
The fact is, a lot of people want the teachers to return knowing there's not even soap in the washrooms, let alone tests, and I wish people would name those conditions and say they want children and teachers to return to that. Bc that would clarify some things about the speaker.
Just say you don't care how many teachers and students get long COVID, or that we could reduce those numbers with some expense and inconvenience. Just be who you are out loud.
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Enbridge already paid millions to fund the arrests, brutality and surveillance inflicted on Water Protectors resisting Line 3, as I described in the section of this piece called "Buying the Police."…
In November, I talked to some Water Protectors who were still facing charges and looked into some of the gross prosecutorial overreach they were up against.…
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5 Jan
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot claims that schools are actually the safest place for students to be right now and that "we generally see little transmission in schools settings." This pie chart from the @IDPH website tracks COVID cases by site of probable exposure. Schools: 44%. Image
These are statewide figures. Available here:…
And we know that in Chicago, school-based transmission is definitely under-documented for the reasons described by a local teacher in this thread.
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