Episode 76 – Thanks Obama!

Episode 76 – Thanks Obama!

 
 
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This episode is a sort of warmup for the panel we are participating in on Sunday at 1PM EDT, “Neoliberal Promises: Art and Labor Today.” Folks around the world can RSVP to join us here. We discuss the three phone calls Obama made to control this entire primary process from the start. We also discuss Jerry Saltz coffee discourse hitting the mainstream and other liberal art world take making about the elections and the pandemic. Read Lenin! Join a tenant union! If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor. Follow us on twitter and instagram. You can contact Art & Labor at artandlaborpodcast@gmail.com

Episode 75 – South Korea vs USA with Ryan Estrada

Episode 75 – South Korea vs USA with Ryan Estrada

 
 
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We spoke with Ryan Estrada (@ryanestrada) about the differences between South Korea and the United States’ handling of the covid-19 crisis, as you might imagine, it’s stark. We also talked about his influential twitter project @forexposure_txt as well as the new book he penned with his wife, Kim Hyun Sook, chronicling her antifascist political awakening under the dictatorship of the Park Chung-hee family. If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor. Follow us on twitter and instagram. You can contact Art & Labor at artandlaborpodcast@gmail.com

Episode 74 – Jerry Gogosian

Episode 74 – Jerry Gogosian

 
 
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Tune in for the origin story of the legendary Instagram account @jerrygogosian! Check their new show AM art radio. If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor. Follow us on twitter and instagram. You can contact Art & Labor at artandlaborpodcast@gmail.com

READING – Intro to Art and (Bare) Life

READING – Intro to Art and (Bare) Life

 
 
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Have you been feeling tired from your daily dose of news chronicling the ineptitude of our administration, but finding it hard to look away? Well, feel free to pop this episode on and let your eyes keep watching the tire fire. As part of Constructing the Real, a course that focuses on how aesthetics and politics synthesize to create objectivity, Lucia reads the introduction of Art and (Bare) Life by Josephine Berry. Aside from being a great text for mapping what theorists understood about art and revolution over the course of the past few centuries, it’s also a solid read for anyone who is trying to figure out what their own practice is capable of during times like these.

If you’re interested in joining a conversation on this text, Constructing the Real has a channel in our Discord, and if you just feel like listening along, that’s cool too. We’ll post more chapters from the book as they transform into audiobook format.

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Episode 73 – Cuomo Crud

Episode 73 – Cuomo Crud

 
 
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Hey guess what, we will never run out of hatred for Cuomo. Anyone actually paying attention hates Cuomo, wtf is wrong with instagram libs?? Guess what else?? Don’t go back to work, don’t pay taxes, don’t pay rent. The days are so, so, long now so please enjoy(?) some extra episodes from us! We do a roundup of all the actions and legislation labor orgs are pushing for right now. Some YOU can help with! Links posted below, for more info check our twitter. If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor. Follow us on twitter and instagram. You can contact Art & Labor at artandlaborpodcast@gmail.com

Guggenheim Union needs support: https://twitter.com/GuggenheimUnion/status/1242824832913473536

Trader Joe’s Union call for support: https://twitter.com/TraderJoesUnion/status/1242500400852488192

App-based workers hopefully getting reclassified: https://twitter.com/sarahljaffe/status/1243207596582060033

Call for rent freeze legislation: https://twitter.com/RidgewdTenantsU/status/1242862445338726402

Episode 72 – #GLOBALSICKOUT

Episode 72 – #GLOBALSICKOUT

 
 
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There’s a lot of grim stuff in this episode, and we think you need to hear it because there are collective responses we must be committing to now to mitigate as many deaths as possible. Every healthcare worker is a first responder; and essential maintenance, grocery, retail distribution are right behind them on the front lines. Anyone working in public right now deserves hazard pay, sick pay, and a safe protections against the virus. Our friends at Whole Worker and many others have called for a Global Sick Out on March 31st to address the crisis. Union action is swaying the monsters in government, we must support and join them NOW. If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor. Follow us on twitter and instagram. You can contact Art & Labor at artandlaborpodcast@gmail.com

Never Again Action to free incarcerated people: https://twitter.com/NeverAgainActn/status/1241198203183267842

RENT FREEZE NOW petition NYC: https://twitter.com/Met_Council/status/1241120170246111234

Trader Joe’s Workers petition for hazard pay: https://twitter.com/astradisastra/status/1241481418422829056

MORE-UFT action that led to public schools finally closing for non-essential staff (they are still open for grab and go meals for any student who needs): https://twitter.com/MOREcaucusNYC/status/1240381033733926916

Amazonians United NYC action, they have been fighting for paid sick leave for the past month: https://twitter.com/NYCAmazonians/status/1240509204840005632

Some states have already reclassified grocery store workers: https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/19/business/states-grocery-workers-emergency-trnd/index.html

Episode 71 – RENT FREEZE NOW

Episode 71 – RENT FREEZE NOW

 
 
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De Blasio and Cuomo are continuing the masquerade of the corona virus, the stocks must flow. Gig workers like us have already lost weeks of work. We must send them a message for a moratorium on evictions and a universal rent freeze NOW. Add your network to the growing list of orgs petitioning the government, and sign this public petition. This is a crucial time for organizing, we need to figure out creative ways to protect the most vulnerable while containing the spread of the virus.If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor. Follow us on twitter and instagram. You can contact Art & Labor at artandlaborpodcast@gmail.com

Episode 70 – Super Tuesday Tarot

Episode 70 – Super Tuesday Tarot

 
 
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Pour a cup of chamomile tea, maybe add a couple drops of CBD, and relax. We read tarot for Warren, Biden, and Sanders. It was scary good!!! Spoiler: we’re gonna win!!!
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READING – Towards the New Realism by Boris Groys

READING – Towards the New Realism by Boris Groys

 
 
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Check it out, we read the e-flux so you don’t have to!! Support us on Patreon for recordings of Lucia’s reading group!! “Boris Groys is a philosopher, essayist, art critic, media theorist, and an internationally renowned expert on Soviet-era art and literature, especially the Russian avant-garde.” If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor. Follow us on twitter and instagram. You can contact Art & Labor at artandlaborpodcast@gmail.com

Episode 69 – Bloomberg is an Oligarch with Struggle Session

Episode 69 – Bloomberg is an Oligarch with Struggle Session

 
 
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Posting and podcast legends Jack Allison and Leslie Lee III join us to discuss Bloomberg, Lis Smith, and how “independent Democrats” (aka Republicans, but also whatever both parties uphold the neoliberal hegemony) use unlimited funds to buy elections, stop progressive legislation, and promote fascist police tactics all over the world. Follow NY Communities for Change to support disruptions at Pete Buttigeig and Joe Biden Wall Street fundraising events. If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor. Follow us on twitter and instagram. You can contact Art & Labor at artandlaborpodcast@gmail.com

On Lis Smith and the IDC’s reign of horror over NYC: https://jacobinmag.com/2019/12/mayor-pete-buttigieg-mckinsey-democrats-rich-people-2020

Giuliani’s consultancy company and Brazil: https://theintercept.com/2018/10/05/rudy-giuliani-amazon-contract-brazil-election

“That is not democracy. Plutocracy!” Queen: https://twitter.com/adrielhampton/status/1227717735649439744

Queers Against Pete: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/feb/14/pete-buttigieg-san-francisco-queer-activists-fundraiser

Horrible Bloomberg Parody songs thread: https://twitter.com/jackallisonLOL/status/1228819885456642048

Video: City Hall Reporters Glibly Joke About Stop & Frisk Using Gangnam Style: https://gothamist.com/news/video-city-hall-reporters-glibly-joke-about-stop-frisk-using-gangnam-style

Follow Benjamin Dixon, the podcaster who unearthed clips of Bloomberg’s unmitigated racism he tried to bury