Episode 108 – Stuck in the Spectacle

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Episode 108 - Stuck in the Spectacle
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New President, same bullshit, but perhaps slightly more annoying given the faux progressive pandering. Not to mention the cultural pandering! No matter how communal an aesthetic might feel, there’s always some asshole willing to sell it off to the political class. Hope everyone gets their half a vaccine so we can at least become cool mutant creatures before we go. 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” Please write us a review on Apple podcasts or whatever other platforms!!

Darcie’s piece on CIA twitter: https://theoutline.com/post/8722/the-cias-twitter-account-is-a-war-crime?zd=1&zi=lbewuajn

the Spook Who Sat by the Door: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BynXfREPG8&feature=youtu.be

New cave pig just dropped: https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/pig-painting-indonesia-cave-worlds-oldest-figurative-artwork-1234581296/

WHO warns of catastrophic moral failure: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-55709428

weird government twitter used for good: https://twitter.com/USCPSC/status/1351730346883244033/photo/1

Episode 107 – Fascist Infighting w/ Darcie Wilder and Sarah Crowe

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Episode 107 - Fascist Infighting w/ Darcie Wilder and Sarah Crowe
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💖Meet your new hosts, Darcie Wilder and Sarah Crowe!💖 The four of us discuss the different capitalist and white supremacist factions surrounding the “Stop the Steal” riots at the Capitol. The q supporters, the cops, congress, and tech people all have a role to play in expanding our already draconian surveillance/carceral state. We also discuss the wider conditions that causes to the constant middle class and working class identity crisis in the US and navigate the ongoing weaponization of trauma. 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” Please write us a review on Apple podcasts or whatever other platforms!!

Left Voice: https://www.leftvoice.org/four-strategies-for-socialism

Xeni Drama: https://twitter.com/0KF0X/status/1347217098477625344

Jo Livingstone: https://twitter.com/jo_livingstone?lang=en

Middle Class War: https://hardcrackers.com/middle-class-war/

Episode 103 – Indefensible Poor Image and Prestige TV

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Episode 103 - Indefensible Poor Image and Prestige TV
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We revisit Hito Steyerl’s “In Defense of Poor Image” to make a point about naiveté of the American left during the Obama administration. The web was a frontier, meaning conditions have always been ripe for dissemination of far right disinformation as well as highly polished neoliberalism. It’s a positive development that left popular discourse is able to identify properties like Hillbilly Elegy and Trial of the Chicago 7, as purposeful distortions of American injustice and poverty. How can our messaging compete with billion dollar media and political campaigns dedicated to convincing the masses that societal problems are their personal failings? 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” Please write us a review on Apple podcasts or whatever other platforms!!

Previous episode on Hito with links to both essays mentioned: http://www.artandlaborpodcast.com/podcast/episode-6-a-drunken-intro-to-hito-steyerl/

Chris Marker’s The Last Bolshevik (1992) very illuminating parallels on propaganda: https://youtu.be/SwoWS1vh3JQ

Obama the “Funny or Die” president: https://twitter.com/jackallisonLOL/status/1329797192203177988

Matt Christman on Respectable Television: https://www.currentaffairs.org/2017/05/how-tv-became-respectable-without-getting-better

Osita Nuevo on Obama Memoirs: https://newrepublic.com/article/160285/obama-promised-land-trump-biden

International Amazon worker action: https://www.vice.com/en/article/epdvzp/amazon-workers-to-stage-coordinated-black-friday-protests-in-12-countries

Episode 66 – Qanon Memes with Zach Phillips

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Episode 66 - Qanon Memes with Zach Phillips
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We dive into the strange world right-wing memes with our friend Zach Phillips (@floydphill), who we met thanks to Street Fight Radio! The Qanon people correctly identify that they are being fucked over by a ruling global elite, but instead of attributing that to a class politic their framework becomes muddled with a white supremacist and transphobic identity politic. We discuss the growing leftist case for “Epstein didn’t kill himself” sentiment. 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

Zach’s Collection
Parsons grad goes full Qanon
David Dees has been on the right ring conspiracy art market for a while, apparently he was a former Sesame Street illustrator!!

Episode 41 – #FreeBritney with Eric Kostiuk Williams

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Episode 41 - #FreeBritney with Eric Kostiuk Williams
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NYC went to Toronto then Toronto came to NYC!! We’re thrilled to be joined by Eric Kostiuk Williams (@kostiukwilliams) to discuss TCAF, Queers and Comics, pop star labor rights, gentrification, community, and Cher’s QANON tweet. Eric’s newest book “Our Wretched Town Hall” is available from Retrofit. If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor or https://d.rip/artandlabor. Follow us on twitter and instagram.

BUY ERIC’S COMICS!!!

The Britney cyborg one: http://www.kostiukwilliams.com/babybel-wax-bodysuit

The new short stories one: http://www.kostiukwilliams.com/our-wretched-town-hall-2018

Comics for LGBTQ prisoners: http://www.abocomix.com/
Comics edited by OK to support abortion funds: http://comicsforchoice.com/

Escape the Gig Economy game: https://2019.award.amaze-berlin.de/games/2019/gigco-escape-gig-economy