We at C&R and at Pangea World Theater believe that cultural resistance to the profound violence around us (economic, military, racial, sexual etc) is imperative. Context, analysis and critical thinking are key elements to resisting injustice, as is the art that inspires, delights and pushes us towards empathy and the creation of more humane and sustainable models for our communities and environment. Read to Resist is a curated bi-weekly reading/viewing/listening list to give us some of that context and inspiration. So whether you’re sheltering in place or marching in the streets; creating art or teaching; parenting or healing, we urge you to read up and spread knowledge and solidarity to those around you.
Trump’s America Remains Stuck in the Shadow of Reagan The past, present, and future of autocratic righ-wing leaders in the United States
The Oligarch’s Revenge A look at the United States’ unending struggle between oligarchy and democracy and the making of the modern right.
A Long Way From Home | Francis Wade An exploration of the state of statelessness.
40 Black theater creatives on the industry’s racism A community of artists comes forward to discuss the effects of systemic racism
My Mustache, My Self A quarantine experiment in facial hair modification that lead to a deeper exploration of black male identity.
The Terrifying Alliance Between End Times Christian Zionists and Donald Trump This far-right Christian organization wants to use foreign policy to pursue the onset of the end times—and it has an ally in Trump
The Racist Dawn of Capitalism A look at the deep, lasting and symbiotic relation between systemic racism and capitalism.
The forgotten Black radicals A brief history of dismissed figures in the Black Liberation movement
Double Quarantine in Gaza: COVID-19 and the Blockade The COVID-19 situation on the besieged Gaza Strip and the newly imposed lockdown.
Museum of Difference | Bruce Robbins Scholar Bruce Robbins looks at the great Fredric Jameson’s ongoing, collective story.
How did the 1918 Flu Pandemic End? Lessons for COVID-19 | Time Lessons from the 1918 Flu Pandemic for our own time.
Amy Coney Barrett Is the Supreme Court Justice Big Oil Needs Barrett’s family connections to the oil industry could have dangerous implications for our environment.
The illness he is He being the 45th president of the United States
Rewrite the English department: Lessons in radical decolonisation A guide on how to decolonize classrooms and give students a more equitable education.
Antiracist Resources Literature recommendations for growing oneself in antiracism, for adults and children!
Rest When You’re Dead | Whitney Curry Wimbish A look at the increasingly bleak hope of economic security in old age .
The colonial heritage of Israel’s police Like South Africa and the United States, Israel’s police were explicitly designed to enforce ethno-religious/racial supremacy with violence and impunity.
Bolsonaro’s Brush With the Coronavirus Politically Empowered Him—at Least in the Short Term. Will the Same Be True for Trump? For the leader of Brazil, a positive COVID diagnosis meant public support. Will it be the same for Trump?
How the Black Panthers’ Breakfast Program Both Inspired and Threatened the Government The Black Panthers’ Breakfast Program has had a lasting influence on policies to ensure children are fed.
Stop-and-Frisk Never Really Ended. Now It’s Gone Digital. A federal class-action lawsuit accuses New York police of unconstitutionally detaining people in order to run their IDs.