Episode 88 – The Four Horsemen of Economic Collapse

Episode 88 – The Four Horsemen of Economic Collapse

 
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Welcome to the stage Ms. “Show” Bezos!! We watched the congressional antitrust committee lightly prod the four biggest tech company CEOs in the country. Surely the system will be able to hold these monopolies accountable and protect our user data! What could go wrong? Excuse me Mr. Google, how do I open PDF? Between surreal dreams we dip in and out of the doomer fog and try to think about or imagine possible futures. There is a huge eviction crisis on the horizon, and a major confrontation incoming as congress fails to extend unemployment insurance (for 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. Please reach out to join the discord for Lucia’s school “Constructing the Real”

Amazon’s Shifting Definition of What Is “Essential” https://themarkup.org/coronavirus/2020/04/07/amazons-shifting-definition-of-what-is-essential

that garbage piece about “Hustle” replacing “Gig” Economy: https://twitter.com/0KF0X/status/1288666229352300550

COME TO THE MARCH TOMORROW (or support a similar march near you)

Episode 87 – The Synthesis of Anime and Cancel Culture

Episode 87 – The Synthesis of Anime and Cancel Culture

 
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lmfao, that title makes this episode sound insufferable, but it’s excellent trust me. Lucia is watching One Piece!!! Holy shit, this is about to be the place for One Piece political analysis. We discuss how many people have achieved a certain level of class consciousness, but aren’t sure how to act on it, and how that feeling expresses itself in fiction through the possibilities of “magic” powers. We also dip back into the social capital, clout, cancel culture, and media criticism dumpster. It all ties together with a except from TJ Clark’s “The Painting of Modern Life” 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. Please reach out to join the discord for Lucia’s school “Constructing the Real”

Cuomo, Board Of Elections Sued For Disenfranchising Thousands of Voters Over Postmark Problems On Absentee Ballots: https://gothamist.com/news/cuomo-board-elections-sued-disenfranchising-thousands-voters-over-postmark-problems-absentee-ballots

Episode 86 – Art and Markets

Episode 86 – Art and Markets

 
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SPOILER ALERT: turns out the zombie was capitalism this whole time!! And it rises from the ashes to remake itself regardless of the size of the market and who benefits from it!! Phew! We discuss the art market discourses happening in small press, commercial art, and fine art. We’re on a sinking ship, but are we discussing our deck chairs or our lifeboats? 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. Please reach out to join the discord for Lucia’s school “Constructing the Real”

Discourse 1: https://twitter.com/litebox_info/status/1283200328335228928 https://twitter.com/0KF0X/status/1283868900879466496

Discourse 2: https://www.artnews.com/art-news/artists/figurative-painting-zombie-figuration-peter-saul-surrealism-1202690409/

Episode 85 – Broken Education System

Episode 85 – Broken Education System

 
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We discuss our extremely overburdened public education system, which has been helping millions of families during the pandemic and yet is being gutted by austerity (via “progressive” Democrats!!). We also talk about how teachers are having to protect their international students from ICE, and how many schools have no emergency plan for the staff and will potentially just close instead of adapt to new safety standards. GET ORGANIZED!! 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. Please reach out to join the discord for Lucia’s school “Constructing the Real”

MORE UFT statement “STOP TEACHER FIRINGS AT HUDSON HS: Racist Admin Rehired by DOE is Abusive Again During Pandemic” https://morecaucusnyc.org/2020/07/09/stop-teacher-terminations-at-hudson-hslt-racist-adminstrator-rehired-by-doe-is-abusive-again-during-pandemic/

International Students May Be Forced To Leave U.S. Under New ICE Policy On Remote Learning https://gothamist.com/news/international-students-may-be-forced-leave-us-under-new-ice-policy-remote-learning

Episode 84 – Art Institutions Update

Episode 84 – Art Institutions Update

 
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We discuss the bleak the state of art institutions. Schools and museums have been laying off staff without many cuts to executive pay or dips into endowments. They started with low level freelancers, moved on to anyone who to dared unionize, and are now making serious cuts to full-time positions. We use the viral gun-toting wealthy couple and their Louvre of a house to compare institutions to the democratic party—can they be reformed within capitalism, should they be abolished, and how? 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. Please reach out to join the discord for Lucia’s school “Constructing the Real”

Details on Mark and Patricia McCloskey’s insane house: https://news.artnet.com/art-world/gun-wielding-mccloskeys-art-collectors-1891419?fbclid=IwAR3H2acEBL75BZS-nc-CkOuuwzmXTKk0orUvAe4MTrP-hjnXD_Hxw-KaF2s

Guggenheim situation: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/02/arts/design/guggenheim-investigation-racism.html?fbclid=IwAR1rWNxJ-QTI9tC2gC7Llpv8-SiPrmcQyT7Rw8hNLIZnm9PIsVg8VBUQ-r4

New Museum re-imagining: https://twitter.com/newmuseum_union/status/1277782811311775745


Episode 83 – the Right’s Culture War

Episode 83 – the Right’s Culture War

 
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We hung out irl in a graveyard and ate watermelon!! I sounds great because ok.glass is an incredible sound tech!! We discuss sticky ways media confuses issues of discrimination away from capitalism, even leftist media! We have an incredible moment of popular uprisings complete with solidarity actions from labor so our course the discourse has to hurl some shit towards trans people. Why talk about unprecedented civil unrest when we can write a bunch of academic drivel for neoliberal billionaires to agree with?!! 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

Thread we’re talking about: https://twitter.com/liz_franczak/status/1275475682152210432

Episode 82 – Crowdfund Strikes!

Episode 82 – Crowdfund Strikes!

 
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Hey friends! Send your confused relatives #8toAbolition. The best the democrats can do is pretend to ban chokeholds, it’s sickening. We must counteract the Deray-ification of activism, support longstanding anti-gentrification tenants rights orgs in your neighborhood. We talk about all that stuff plus the tricky balance of participating in the protests and staying safe from the second covid wave as well as the disagreements between the more communist or more anarchist wings of the left (and I GUESS the social democrats and liberals). 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

Intercept discussion about health experts and government credibility during the covid crisis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFZmpL2WI7Y&

Stuff about the publicly funded privatization of the NYPD: https://twitter.com/0KF0X/status/1270370060851347458

Episode 81 – Jail Support

Episode 81 – Jail Support

 
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OK and Lucia are back after having to make massive moves during a fucking pandemic. There are de facto evictions happening all over the city right now. Living in the heart of a failed state is pretty overwhelming. People have nothing left to lose, which is fueling the rage the streets. We discuss the landscape and how best to support arrested comrades and families that are continuing to be gutted by lack of healthcare. We also discuss the displays of solidarity for Black Lives Matter among healthcare, transit, and education workers when AFL-CIO leadership has failed. Anyone protecting the police can suck our dicks! 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

Local 100 Fightback: https://www.facebook.com/Local100Fightback/?epa=SEARCH_BOX

MORE UFT: https://www.facebook.com/MOREcaucusNYC/

Jail Support in NYC is currently well staffed, but info on best practices can be found here: https://popularresistance.org/best-practices-for-jail-support/

Find your local mutual aid group: https://mutualaid.nyc/

Episode 80 – Interview with Christine Tien Wang

Episode 80 – Interview with Christine Tien Wang

 
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While OK was in the midst of an epic move, Lucia got a chance to speak with the painter Christine Tien Wang about teaching art remotely, the atemporality of making meme paintings, group psychology as taught by Andrea Fraser, and volunteering for prison abolition groups at a crucial time when prisons have become hotbeds for covid.

Here’s a link to donate to critical resistance:
https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/criticalresistance

Episode 79 – Global Super Fights

Episode 79 – Global Super Fights

 
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We talk about localization and the great yuppie exodus of New York City 2020. Propublica confirmed everything we’ve been saying on this show for months, that Cuomo and De Blasio murdered tens of thousands of people through their refusal to shutdown the city. Kicking houseless people off the subways and adding a couple UV lamps are not going to be enough to make people feel safe to do retail and tourism again without also providing massive testing and other essentials like food and rent relief. Which is why China is about to easily overtake the United States as the global superpower, whoopsies. And we thought the city was becoming a giant police state mall BEFORE the pandemic!! PS – the only opposition party we have is fighting to protect corporations and fund the cops over workers. 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