COVID-19 demands an internationalist response, rather than an expansion of repression. On May Day, or international workers day, we bring you an interview on just lockdown with Aotearoa/New Zealand migrant/refugee advocate Gayaal Iddamalgoda.
We conclude with a review of Saving Blighty by Jim Jepps, the best ever Brexit time travel novel.
Written and spoken by Ani White, Lidia Grigorut and Gayaal Iddamalgoda. Edited by Ani and Lidia.
Timecodes (visible on Spotify and Apple Podcasts but not above embedded anchor fm player):
- Recs: 2.50
- Interview with Gayaal Iddamalgoda: 9.50
- Review of Saving Blighty, novel by Jim Jepps (jeppsbooks.co.uk): 50.00
- The Host (2005), feature film by Bong Joon-Ho
- CounterVortex Episode 49: COVID-19 and impending bio-fascism, podcast by Bill Weinberg
- Danganronpa, computer game (60% off until 7th May!)
- Fever, website on Class Struggles Under Pandemic
Furious Political Thought references:
- Workers in the gaps: The place of essential workers during the pandemic and why we should stand with them, Cry of the Ruru blog piece by Gayaal Iddamalgoda
- Coronavirus outbreak in Syria’s Idlib a ‘matter of time’, Al Jazeera News
- A Man Who Allegedly Tried To Kill An Asian American Family Because Of The Coronavirus Could Face Hate Crime Charges, Buzzfeed article by Julia Reinstein
- General Electric Workers Walk off the Job, Demand to Make Ventilators, Vice article by Edward Ongweso Junior
- How South Korea Solved Its Face Mask Shortage, NY Times article by E. Tammy Kim
- Burger King agrees to pay all staff 80% of their wages during lockdown pay, Stuff article by Anuja Nadkarni
- NSW hospital workers strike over safety, Canberra Times article by Dominica Sanda
- No Concessions: Australian tertiary education workers fight back, Fightback article by Ani White
- Migrant Workers Must Not Fall Into The Cracks During Coronavirus Pandemic Response, statement by FIRST Union
Cultural retrospective references:
- Saving Blighty (2016), novel by Jim Jepps (available at jeppsbooks.co.uk)
- Discourse on Colonialism (1950), book by Aimé Césaire (free PDF available on LibCom)
- Lock Down, by Dan Skinner, Adam Skinner, Dave James
- Brush Filter Beat, by therealtheremin
- Various by Kevin MacLeod (jazz playlist compiled by Mr Sleep)
- Waltz in the Moonlight, by Tryad
- Moonlight Sonata, by Beethoven
- Search for Destiny, by Royalty Free Music
- Shortland Street Theme, composed by Graham Bollard and performed by Nina Cross
- Alone, by Tryad
- Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959), feature film (Criswell intro/outro)
- Alien (1979), feature film
- Be Kind Rewind (2008), feature film
- Machete (2010), feature film
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