What this is: an occasionally updated list of reports and timely non-fiction on an (evolving) set of issues that call me to consciousness, that I want to make real and present for myself. They reflect an intentional regional bias (upstate NY) and I’m sure my own unconscious biases as cis white dude. Also, I’ve been trying to show my receipts more often for things I say. So: some receipts. Along with the occasional piece on strategies and principles for action. Please send things along.
What this isn’t: deep analysis, anything but the most visible tips of gross icebergs.
Too Big Not To Maim
10.22.18 // Amazon Is The Invisible Backbone Behind ICE’s Immigration Crackdown // MIT Technology Review
The Only Union I’d Want Busted Defund, Abolish
Deadly Force/Murder as Policy
Cops Arrest Witness to Eric Garner’s Murder, Feed Him Rat Poison
3.13.19 // “Fearing for His Life.” // The Verge
The Only Union I’d Want Busted Defund, Abolish (Buffalo)
Police Budgets by City // Action Center for Race and the Economy.
6.14.20 // “‘One of the Gentlest People I Know’: 75-year-old shoved by police a peace activist, not a provocateur” // The Guardian
6.4.20 // “Family of Woman Accused of Hitting BPD Officer, 2 Troopers With Vehicle Speaks Out” // Spectrum
2.8.19 // “Lawsuit Claims Deputies ‘literally watched’ [India Cummings] New York Inmate Die” // CBS News
9.12.18 // “Man [Pito Rivera] Shot Dead After Police Respond to Call on Buffalo’s West Side” // Spectrum
2.22.17 // “On the Death of of Meech Davis” // The Public
6.10.20 // “Analysis: Brown’s Police Reforms Are Modest.” // Investigative Post
Feed Corporations, Not People
Install the Suicide Nets
11.29.18 // “Wisconsin’s $4.1 Billion Foxconn Boondoggle // The Verge
The Titan Demands Sacrifice
11.15.18 // “Amazon HQ2 Will Cost Taxpayers at Least $4.6 Billion, More Than Twice What the Company Claimed, New Study Shows” // The Intercept
Just Pay the People
2012 – Present // The Investigative Post on The Buffalo Billion
Mandatory Apartheid Worship
Fascism Isn’t An Insult, It’s a Fact
11.11.19 // Bolivia Coup Led By Christian Fascist Paramilitary Leader and Millionaire — With Foreign Support // The Gray Zone
Superexploitation, Slavery, & Serfdom
Serfdom, Racism, & the State in Northeast Dairies
12.18 // ICE’S Vendetta Against Migrant Organizers // Jacobin
2017 // Milked: Immigrant Dairy Farmworkers in New York State // The Workers’ Center of Central New York and the Worker Justice Center of New York
Prison Abolition is the Only Answer
8.4.15 // Immigrants Rights, Detentions, and Activism (in the South East) // Anton Flores on the Working History Podcast.
Genocide then Prison Camps
1.17.17 // “State of Erasure: Arizona’s Place, and the Place of Arizona, in the Mass Incarceration of Japanese Americans” // Brandon Shimoda.
6.21.18 // “Trump’s Tent City for Children is a Concentration Camp” // San Fransisco Chronicle.
10.3.18 // “Texas Detention Camps Swells Fivefold with Migrant Children” // The Guardian.
3.29.19 // “The U.S. Government is Caging Hundreds of Migrants Under a Bridge” // The Cut
3.21.19 // “The Case for Opening Our Borders” // Brianna Renix, In These Times
Eat Your Provost? Corporate Capture of Higher Ed.
7.15 // “The Labor Question and Higher Education” // Working History // Corporate history and the politics shaping higher ed.
Organize Yr Shit
11.16.18 // Are You Organizing Democratically? // Labor Notes
1.15.20 // How To Organize Your Workplace Without Getting Caught // Motherboard
Rebellion, We Need It
11.15.19 // Back To The Future: The Yellow Vests Movement and the Riddle of Organization // Viewpoint Magazine
For the Son of Noah Reported his Father’s Drunkenness &…: Info Punished, Torture Fine
7.24.18 // She Warned America That Russia Hacked Our Voting Rolls. Why Is She in Jail? // The Inquirer (Philadelphia).