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

READING – Topology of Violence

READING – Topology of Violence

 
 
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While OK battles the land owning class, Lucia is here to read you a selection from Byung-Chul Han’s “Topology of Violence”, a text that describes how biopolitics of the neoliberal hellscape brought us all to become achievement subjects. There’s some reference to the concept of Deleuzian accelerationism, where it’s totally wrong, where its inevitable, and how the pandemic may actually be the catalyst to destroy capitalism if we can manage to divest ourselves of the mindset that achievement of profit is what keeps us from violence.
McKenzie Wark sums up this book best by saying, “His books are a joy to think with-or against.”  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 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