Transcript for Episode 26 with Whole Worker

OK: Hi everyone, this is OK Fox. Just wanted to apologize for the really bad audio quality of this episode. We just weren’t prepared to have in-studio and call-in guests at the same time, so we just improvised, and had this really, like, weird room mic, and then recorded it on Skype, so it sounds not great, but it’s a podcast, and it’s audible and it’s a good interview and like, you know, I can say that we’ll – we can release a transcript for it if people are really having trouble hearing it.

So just bear with us, we’re still learning how to deal with guests and figuring all that stuff out. But it’s a great episode, and I hope you guys enjoy it. See you soon.

OK: Hi everybody, welcome to another episode of art and labor, we have a full house tonight, so that’s why the audio is a bit different than normal. I am OK Fox.

LL: And I am Lucia Love. And we’ve got three guests.

OK: Yes, we have three guests today. The theme of the episode is Whole Worker, so that is a group trying to organize the Whole Foods grocery store chain. And in studio we have Matthew,

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Episode 26 – Whole Worker

Episode 26 – Whole Worker

 
 
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A transcript is coming soon! Apologies for this sample rate fiasco, we messed up!  This episode we’re joined by Matthew Hunt (@TheSerpicoSide), Tyler (@fakejohnmackey), and Glamazon (@WholeWorkerWFM) the founding members/social media manager for Whole Worker, a grassroots group working to organize Whole Foods and Amazon workers. Please donate to our show and help us get our shit together: https://d.rip/artandlabor

Whole Workers’ recent demands: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1oCfbBW_GZ3VpmoQz9Yo7p_Rw0NHJuMCwtZk9OfY6qzE/edit

Whole Worker Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wholeworkerwfm/

Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren target Amazon over labor practices: https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2018/10/17/bernie-sanders-elizabeth-warren-target-amazon-over-labor-practices/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.8b37e18f9002

Amazon workers strike in other countries: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-amazon-com-germany-strike/amazon-workers-strike-in-germany-joining-action-in-spain-and-poland-idUSKBN1K61OY

Journalist Brendan O’Connor is collecting Amazon worker stories: https://twitter.com/_grendan/status/1062737572676493313

John Mackey and Jeff Bezos are both fucking dumbasses: https://www.forbes.com/sites/phillempert/2017/10/17/whole-foods-mackey-versus-whole-foods-amazon-culture/#7166f6205e9d

Episode 25 – International Solidarity

Episode 25 – International Solidarity

 
 
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TWENTY-KNIFE-TEEN IS HERE AND WE’RE IN A SOMBER MOOD! This episode we try to wrap our heads around a couple different international protest movements including the YPG International Academy, Hito Steyerl’s 2004 film “November”, and the Gilets Jaunes. We discuss The United States, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and the proliferation of neoliberal imperialism. Support us and get our premium snackcast here: https://d.rip/artandlabor

The New International EP01: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfRXooOcFoo

Hito Steyerl on November: http://transit.berkeley.edu/2005/steyerl/

The film itself: https://vimeo.com/88484604

Hito and Rojava Film Commune: https://www.e-flux.com/journal/86/160968/the-color-of-women-an-interview-with-ypj-commanders-dilovan-kobani-nirvana-ruken-and-zerin/

Duty-Free Art:  https://www.e-flux.com/journal/63/60894/duty-free-art/

A Gift For You!

A Gift For You!

 
 
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Please enjoy this special surprise. It’s a tiny little bonus you’ll just have to click on. Happy Holidays! Don’t get lonely without us. See you next year!

Episode 24 – Murray Bookchin

Episode 24 – Murray Bookchin

 
 
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Hello! Turns out “Google Murray Bookchin” is a meme, but uh, do it. If you liked our Ursula K. Le Guin episode you’ll love our new anarchist grandpa! Join us for a discussion of Post-Scarcity Anarchism, ecology, technology, self-determination, and liberation. Also we started a premium podcast about chips and snacks find it at https://d.rip/artandlabor!

Audio version of Post-Scarcity Anarchism: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xG9HLYm3ZQ4

Debbie Bookchin on Rev Left Radio: https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/the-philosophy-of-murray-bookchin-an-interview-with-debbie-bookchin

Big long interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_jfS4Q-k30

 

Episode 23 – Neo Yokio is an Anti-Capitalist Masterpiece

Episode 23 – Neo Yokio is an Anti-Capitalist Masterpiece

 
 
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Ezra Koenig, go on Art and Labor! You deserve this big Toblerone! Note: spoilers don’t really start til like 20 minutes in. We went to the anti-Amazon community forum and read a bunch of Bookchin, but instead of discussing either of those things we recap all of Neo Yokio. Please watch this incredible series about excessive wealth and demonic revolution.

good piece of writing about it: https://pome-mag.com/neo-yokio-the-anti-capitalist-revolution/

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Episode 22 – We Appreciate Power with Liz Ryerson (Part 1)

Episode 22 – We Appreciate Power with Liz Ryerson (Part 1)

 
 
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What will it take to make you capitulate? We appreciate Liz Ryerson!! OK, Lucia, and Liz discuss fascism, stealing, and losing your sense of self within the capitalist cannibalistic music industry. It’s a music episode!! From Beyoncé and Josh Groban to Grimes and Mitski to Machine Girl and Siivagunner–we talk pop’s relationship to the underground, and culture’s relationship to power. It’s some Gramsci shit bitch!! Part 2 here: https://d.rip/artandlabor

Follow Liz: http://twitter.com/ellaguro

Buy her music: https://ellaguro.bandcamp.com/

Liz on the game “Thief” in Zeal: https://medium.com/mammon-machine-zeal/a-stairway-to-the-unconscious-thief-the-dark-project-20-years-later-6bd1f92783e9

Siivagunner: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9ecwl3FTG66jIKA9JRDtmg

Machine Girl: https://machinegirl.bandcamp.com/

Downtown Boys: https://downtownboys.bandcamp.com/

A Guided Tour of Andy Warhol at The Whitney Museum

A Guided Tour of Andy Warhol at The Whitney Museum

 
 
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**SUPPORT US ON D.RIP/ARTANDLABOR FOR A FREE MUSEUM PASS** Join your two favorite gallery ghouls OK Fox and Lucia Love for a journey through the heart of hypercapitalist hellscape that is Chelsea in 2018. We used an expired press pass and expired student ID to sneak a field recorder into “Andy Warhol – From A to B and Back Again” a retrospective of an artist we have grown to loath, up at The Whitney Museum through the end of March. Please also see our map!! And our instagram!!

FULL SIZED MAP HERE

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Episode 21 – Vice 2

Episode 21 – Vice 2

 
 
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Debunking some bullshit from the “socially conservative” left. Red Scare triples down on ableism and Angela Nagle dips her toe in strasserism. Why is lefty media just becoming Vice 2? We also check in on Long island City, site of labor struggles and luxury apartments for Amazon executives.

Stuff breaking down Nagle’s “The Left Case Against Open Borders” here:

https://twitter.com/uhshanti/status/1064961002104442880

https://twitter.com/qumran_/status/1064909989503008768

https://twitter.com/sarahljaffe/status/1065047516553650176

Vulgar Economics:

https://www.vulgareconomics.com/2018/11/its-like-angela-nagle-read-settlers-and.html

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Episode 20 – Amazon Cuomo

Episode 20 – Amazon Cuomo

 
 
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BE LIKE BERLIN! That is our message for those who are ready to fight Amazon’s new headquarters. Kreuzberg successfully blocked Google, and we can too. We read some good take downs from Ben Davis and Queens Neighborhoods United. Plus we take a lot of inspiration from the new Ursula K. Le Guin documentary.

Berlin’s big  win: https://www.citylab.com/life/2018/10/google-cancels-tech-campus-kreuzberg-berlin/574378/

Le Guin’s anti-Amazon Book Awards speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Et9Nf-rsALk

Ben Davis on Amazon: https://news.artnet.com/opinion/amazon-long-island-city-art-1393072

Queens Neighborhoods United Statement: https://www.facebook.com/QueensNeighborhoodsUnited/posts/2376016062470195

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