Episode 91 – Reconstruction and Fantasy

Episode 91 – Reconstruction and Fantasy

 
 
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OK and Lucia met up IRL in a weird little park. Enjoy the summer sounds of cicadas and ice cream trucks!! We had a wide-ranging philosophical discussion about reconstructing political imagination. We debate the role of art, fantasy, and fandom in our increasingly brutal reality. Support us on Patreon to hear the first hour of talk about otherkin, art world gossip, and focaccia!! 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 the collective school “Constructing the Real”

Episode 89 – Cuomo Crud x 100

Episode 89 – Cuomo Crud x 100

 
 
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Sorry sorry, we aren’t trying to delete him. What is it going to take? We’ve been talking about the governor’s abject failures for years. The newest on the list is invalidating 21% of the primary votes and announcing the reopening of schools with no real plan for protecting employees and students. The corporate media has his (and Trump’s!) back of course, but how much longer can the ruling class keep up the charade? We also discuss Beirut and the geopolitical fallout after the explosion. 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”

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

Episode 78 – At Least Landlords are Fucked

Episode 78 – At Least Landlords are Fucked

 
 
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This episode we turn over a new leaf and decide we love Cuomo and landlords now. JK it’s another update from the eye of the plague zone. Strap the fuck in cause New York state is asking for a fed bailout!!! They’re pissing our futures away, but those of us still surviving will defend our communities. Find a mutual aid group near you. 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 77 – Plague World Updates

Episode 77 – Plague World Updates

 
 
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We discuss a couple of bleak pieces of news and what it could signal for our disappearing futures. We also discuss the hope and solidarity we’re building in our neighborhood organizations while maintaining social distancing and fighting surveillance. For our takes about the recent dirtbag left discourse check out the part 2 of this recording session on our Patreon.

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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 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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