Suggested Reading/Viewing/Listening from C & R:
As billions of people worldwide have had their lives upturned by the Coronavirus and as hundreds of millions are under shelter in place orders, many are turning towards reading, reflection (and bing streaming/listening) for sustenance. So we at Call & Response and Pangea World Theater decided it would be worth curating and sharing some of the things we have come across worth diving into. So here it is, an eclectic selection of (mostly reading) materials to inspire, inform, entertain, and hopefully generate meaningful dialogue with those around you and those at a distance.
AP Week in Pictures, Middle East Stunning images from around the Middle East this week snapped by award-winning AP photographers.
Opinion | The Killing of Ahmaud Arbery Charles Blow contextualizes the wrongful death of Ahmaud Arbery within the Black Lives Matter movement.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/26/us/ahmed-arbery-shooting-georgia.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nytimes This article focuses on the Ahmaud Arbery’s murderers and the impunity they enjoyed for months after lynching the 25 year old.
Opinion | Legalize ‘Essential’ Coronavirus Workers Making a case to naturalize the undocumented workers who are helping get food to our tables
No More Fake Strikes Joe Burns gives us a history of striking in the USA and advises us on how to be successful as the strike re-emerges in the national consciousness.
How Obama-Era Economics Sold Us Short A deeper look into decisions President Obama made during the 2008 recession and the consequences of those decisions today.
Chile’s Six Months of Struggle A look at the feminist-led mass protests in Chile and what looms for the one-time neoliberal “success story” of South America once the pandemic passes and the uprising continues.
Los New Yorkers: Essential and Underprotected in the Pandemic’s… Giving insight to the lives of undocumented workers in the COVID-19 epicenter: New York City
https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2020/04/why-georgia-reopening-coronavirus-pandemic/610882/ The Atlantic investigates Georgia’s reopening and the sacrifice of workers and the service industry
Opinion | Democrats, It’s Time to Consider a Plan B A plea for the Democrats to make a back-up plan for this presidential election, especially given the allegations against the already shaky campaign of Joe Biden.
The 50 Best Movies on Netflix Right Now We’ve plucked out the 50 best films The New York Times lays out a list of some of the top flicks currently streaming on Netflix.
https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/20health/archive/2020/04/why-georgia-reopening-coronavirus-pandemic/610882/20/04/dont-wear-mask-yourself/610336/ We wear masks to protect others from ourselves, not the other way around.
Meet the indigenous artists creating their own comics industry Indigenous artists use humor and comics to assert their existence and as a form of cultural resistance.
The Israel-Palestine Conflict Isn’t a “Clash of Cultures.” It’s About Colonialism. A review of historian Rashid Khalidi’s new book The Hundred Years War on Palestine.
Not Persuasion, but Power A breakdown of higher education in the time of COVID-19 and the pre-existing conditions that plague universities.
Early Addition: Philosopher Explains Why Time Feels So Weird During The Pandemic An expert’s take on how we view and experience time differently during quarantine and global panic.
https://jacobinmag.com/2020/05/anti-colonialism-postcolonialism-worldmaking-global-south-postwar-nkrumah-nyerere The ‘worldmaking’ vision of anti-colonialists.
The NFL Is Now Part of Trump’s Reelection Project As the NFL plans to reopen, Dave Zirin reflects on the usage of the NFL as a tool for the Republicans in the upcoming election.
As China goes global, its banks are coming out, too The rise of Chinese banks, and the threat it poses to Europe in decline.
The View from Latin America A look from across Latin@ America and the effects of the 2016 election.
Henry A. Giroux: It Is Impossible to Be Radical Without Being Optimistic An in-depth interview with the philosopher, educator and public intellectual Henry Giroux.
Green Jobs Are the Answer to the Coronavirus Recession The climate case for making the government the employer of last resort.