CW: This episode we joke around about suicide. If you’re not in the mood for it, feel free to skip (it’s mostly a filler episode anyway, since we caught up to the manga, we’ll get back to the main plot next week).
Descend into the deep scorpionic undertide, with your pals (seriously, we’re pals) at Art & Labor! This week Lucia, Sarah and OK crawl around on the seabed floor like the bottom feeders they are, fulfilling their ecological niche of Vessel Updates™, I Told You Sos™ (Delta Varient), and Pollyanna Scolding™. Think of us right now as those black tar turds you got when you did the Master Cleanse. Let us bloodlet some of those humours for you, this week on Art and Labor!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
De Blasio and Cuomo are continuing the masquerade of the corona virus, the stocks must flow. Gig workers like us have already lost weeks of work. We must send them a message for a moratorium on evictions and a universal rent freeze NOW. Add your network to the growing list of orgs petitioning the government, and sign this public petition. This is a crucial time for organizing, we need to figure out creative ways to protect the most vulnerable while containing the spread of the virus.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 email@example.com