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Death Panel - Organizing and Covid-19 (parts 1 and 2)
In this two-part series, we speak to a few people engaged in organizing and political education projects about their experiences trying to incorporate covid protections into their existing organizing work, wins and losses they've encountered, and why it's so important for the left to take covid seriously, even as the public health emergency comes to a close. In Part 1, we speak with Alex (beginning at 03:30), a student organizer at a university in the northeast US, and Reina Sultan (beginning at 54:30), a co-creator of 8 to Abolition. In Part 2, we speak with Becca (beginning at 02:30), Raia Small (beginning at 32:00), and Kelly Hayes (1:01:20). Part 1, part 2 (soundcloud links). [more inside]
Just Between Lovers: (aka Rain or Shine; Geunyang Saranghaneun Sai) 2017 Season 1, Ep 16
A major accident (building collapse) takes the lives of 48 people. The lives of the survivors, those who lost loved ones, and those connected to the parties blamed for the tragic event are marked forever. IMDB Rating: 8.2 [more inside]
Movie: Silver Bullet
The small city of Tarker's Mill is startled by a series of sadistic murders. The residents decide to hunt down the killer. However, many of these vigilantes end up dead, and those who don't are no closer to finding an assailant. [more inside]
Book: Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin
On a bitter-cold day, in the December of his junior year at Harvard, Sam Masur exits a subway car and sees, amid the hordes of people waiting on the platform, Sadie Green. He calls her name. For a moment, she pretends she hasn’t heard him, but then, she turns, and a game begins. [more inside]
Football player Amaree McKenstry-Hall and his Maryland School for the Deaf teammates attempt to defend their winning streak while coming to terms with the tragic loss of a close friend. [more inside]
Movie: Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution
Down the road from Woodstock, a revolution blossomed at a ramshackle summer camp for teenagers with disabilities, transforming their lives and igniting a landmark movement. (Sundance 2020 award winning documentary, now on Netflix) [more inside]
Book: Lock In
Hugo Award-winning John Scalzi novel set in the near future focuses on Haden's Syndrome, a new, highly contagious virus makes its way across the globe. Most who get sick experience nothing worse than flu, fever, and headaches. But for the unlucky one percent - and nearly five million souls in the United States alone - the disease causes "Lock In." Sufferers are conscious but unable to move. [more inside]
Movie: Drew Michael
WIth no audience and thus a silent theater, stand-up comedian and former Weekend Update writer Drew Michael offers a highbred of comedy and performance art in this engaging and self-indulgent experimental monologue. Topics include disability, herpes, self-reflection, and relationships.
The Man in the High Castle: I do believe my father wants what’s best, but this can’t be the way. Books Included Season 2, Ep 0
We continue to move far from the plot of the book, keeping only the Ally loss, a trifurcated America, and some surnames, but the exploration of alternate timelines, racial complexities, and genetic impurity grows increasingly complex in a delightfully Dicksonian fashion. The current timeline crucially depends on a fundamental misreading of a documentary film (fake news?), which seems to karmically doom almost any critical reading of the series thus far (all reading is misreading), or even any comparison to Dick's book.