Episode 118 – Transphobes vs Psyops *PREVIEW*

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Episode 118 - Transphobes vs Psyops *PREVIEW*
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Listen to the full episode on our Patreon here. Invest in these controversial opinions for the highest clout return on your Substack!! OK, Darcie, and Sarah take another swirl around the media cesspool and discuss the propaganda around the Amazon unionization effort. Lefty media is seemingly divided on appealing to either democrats or republicans, which ignores migrant workers, prisoners, and the global south who obviously cannot vote in US elections. There’s an eternal culture war on the twitter busybox, how can we break free?

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It Came From Something Awful: https://www.wired.com/story/dale-beran-it-came-from-something-awful-review/

Substack criticism: https://twitter.com/ubiquity75/status/1366115953419804677?lang=en

This dropped after we finished recording: https://theintercept.com/2021/03/30/amazon-twitter-ambassadors-jeff-bezos-bernie-sanders/

p.e. moskowitz’s mental health newsletter: https://mentalhellth.xyz/p/the-buzzfeed-ification-of-mental

on the ground amazon reporting: https://www.vox.com/the-highlight/22320009/amazon-bessemer-union-rwdsu-alabama

criticism of the matt taibbi/jesse singal/glenn greenwald style cancel culture hysteria: https://newrepublic.com/article/153645/constructive-debate

Episode 113 – Sober, in this Reality?

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Episode 113 - Sober, in this Reality?
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Look, we’re going on a year of covid, and even though we knew this “new normal” would be pushed on us, it’s still extremely difficult. We talk about how everyone is coping with the barrage of brutality inflicted by the capitalist system’s failure to manage the pandemic and the climate crisis. Big tech is finding ways to capture the conversations we would normally be having at bars both with the new celeb app “clubhouse” and the increased share of streaming and podcasting with major financial backing. Perhaps it’s more comforting to reality shift into a fandom or religion, but of course we find capitalist tendrils lurking there as well. Plus! Some fresh Adam Curtis and Vice 2 takes. 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 school “Constructing the Real” Also! Write us a review on Apple podcasts or whatever other platforms!!

Thread about Texas mutual aid including a doc of resources: https://twitter.com/burnitupbabee/status/1361762104080887810

New Constructing the Real course about revolutionary art coming soon: https://www.constructingthereal.com/

Capitalism as Religion was released after Benjamin’s death so it’s actually incomplete: https://cominsitu.wordpress.com/2018/06/08/capitalism-as-religion-benjamin-1921/

The Enchantments of Mammon: How Capitalism Became the Religion of Modernity https://readingreligion.org/books/enchantments-mammon

Episode 87 – The Synthesis of Anime and Cancel Culture

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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