Ep 77: New Normals are Here Again
I return to the topic of the Pandemic and the strike wave; first by sharing establishment musings on the true reach of the Crisis. I harp about the cult of work and share a related reading from a Victorian Marxist. I follow that with discussion of movements, organizing, and share various thoughts about the tools at our disposal. I finish with a beat about the relationship between pandemics and ecocide.
Music: First World problems: Weird Al Yankavok
MIT Writer lays out the coming expansion of the Surveillance state.
Bloomberg compares this to WW1 disruption of current thinking
A Marxist 140 years ago responds to leftist calls for ‘The Right to Work’ with the opposite
A Call for new movement building with mutual aid
Militant strategy suggests general strike
Learn ecology, or this will continue forever
Howie Hawkins names SP leader as VP; The start of a better leftist coalition?
Referenced talk of further dehumanizing of education.
Call for Rent Freee from NY State Senator
Coverage of direct actions on MayDay