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Suggested readings, books, articles, courses, symposiums, and essays.


Check back every other Friday for updates. Updated July 10, 2020.
Articles
Academic Articles
Black Lives Matter
Capitalism + COVID-19
Rent strike
Social justice + COVID-19

Books

Courses
Discussions
Essays
Journals
Articles
Academic articles
STACY M BROWN: TERRA CAFE OWNER: GOVERNMENT IGNORES BLACK-OWNED SMALL BUSINESS

Against Quarantine by Angela Mitropoulos

Unproductive Circulation, Excessive Consumption IV. from Angela Mitropoulos

ARUNDHATI ROY: "The Pandemic is a Portal"

The Paradoxical Politics of Viral Containment; or, How Scale Undoes Us One and All by Ed Cohen


SARAH PRAGER: "Where Was This When My Friends Were Dying?": HIV Crisis Survivors Reflect on COVID

IAN ROUND: HOUSING OFFICIAL BLOCKS VOLUNTEERS FROM DISTRIBUTING FOOD TO PUBLIC HOUSING RESIDENTS

WOODY WOODRUFF: PROGRESSIVE MD JOINS 40+ ALLIES TO DEMAND MORE SUPPORT FOR WORKERS IN COVID-19 CRISIS

JESSICA CORBETT: POLL SHOWS MAJORITY OF AMERICANS SUPPORT CANCELLING RENT & SUSPENDING MORTGAGE PAYMENTS DURING PANDEMIC

KEEANGA-YAMAHTTA TAYLOR: ARE WE AT THE START OF A NEW PROTEST MOVEMENT?

RUJA BENJAMIN: BLACK SKIN, WHITE MASKS: RACISM, VULNERABILITY, & REFUTING BLACK PATHOLOGY

ANDRE M. PERRY & DAVID HARSHBARGER: COVID ECONOMIC RELIEF CANNOT NEGLECT BLACK-OWNED BUSINESS

ELIZA BERKEN: WHEN TENANTS TAKE ON LANDLORDS OVER BAD CONDITIONS: A RENT STRIKE EXPLAINER

HAMILTON NOLAN: THE PLAN IS TO SAVE CAPITAL & LET THE PEOPLE DIE

KEVIN ZEESE & MARGARET FLOWERS: THE ERA OF MASS STRIKES BEGINS ON MAY 1ST, FIRST DAY OF GENERAL STRIKE CAMPAIGN

ANDREA GERMANOS: WORKERS GEAR UP FOR A MAJOR MAYDAY STRIKE IN PUSHBACK AGAINST UNSAFE CONDITIONS AMID PANDEMIC

BRIAN HEATER: WORKERS PREPARE TO STRIKE MAY 1, AMID STRAINED PANDEMIC WORKING CONDITIONS

CHRISTIAN SMALLS: MAY DAY: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DOC

DANIEL A. MEDINA: AS AMAZON, WALMART, AND OTHERS PROFIT AMID COVID CRISIS, THEIR ESSENTAIL WORKERS PLAN UNPRECEDENTED STRIKE

JEVA LANGE: THE NAVAJO NATION OUTBREAK REVEALS AN UGLY TRUTH BEHIND AMERICA'S CORONAVIRUS EXPERIENCE

KEVIN ZEESE & MARGARET FLOWERS: THE ERA OF MASS STRIKES BEGINS ON MAY 1ST, FIRST DAY OF GENERAL STRIKE CAMPAIGN

MARK GRUENBERG: MAY DAY STRIKE AT AMAZON, WALMART, FEDEX, TARGET, INSTACART, WHOLE FOODS!

MICHAEL SAINATO: TRADER JOE'S & OTHER U.S. FIRMS SUPPRESS UNIONIZATION EFFORTS DURING PANDEMIC

NATASHA LENNARD: WITH MILLIONS UNABLE TO PAY FOR HOUSING NEXT MONTH, ORGANIZERS
PLAN THE LARGEST RENT STRIKE IN NEARLY A CENTURY


MY DZUNG CHU: WHY HOUSING SECURITY IS KEY TO ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE

IBRAM X. KENDI: WE'RE STILL LIVING & DYING IN THE SLAVEHOLDERS' REPUBLIC

ASHLEY SOUTHALL: SCRUTINY OF SOCIAL DISTANCE POLICING AS 35 OF 40 ARRESTED ARE BLACK

KRISTON CAPPS: THE GOOD NEWS ABOUT THE RENT MIGHT NOT BE SO GOOD

KRISTON CAPPS: HOW TO SURVIVE THE CORONAVIRUS HOUSING CRISIS

HARRY CHEADLE: A THIRD OF AMERICANS DIDN'T PAY THEIR RENT OR MORTGAGE IN MAY, SURVEY SAYS

ADAM SEWER: THE CORONAVIRUS WAS AN EMERGENCY UNTIL TRUMP FOUND OUT WHO WAS DYING

MICHELLE SINGLETARY: FAQ: RENT STRIKES DURING THE PANDEMIC

KEEANGA-YAMAHTTA TAYLOR: CANCEL THE RENT

KORITHA MITCHELL: IDENTIFYING WHITE MEDIOCRITY & KNOW-YOUR-PLACE AGGRESSION: A FORM OF SELF-CARE


Capitalism + COVID-19
TIME BERGIN, LAWRENCE DELEVINGNE: "EXCLUSIVE: US TAXPAYERS' VIRUS RELIEF WENT TO FIRMS THAT AVOIDED U.S. TAXES"

DAVID EWING DUNCAN: "IF 80% OF AMERICANS WORE MASKS, COVID-19 INFECTIONS WOULD
PLUMMIT, NEW STUDY SAYS
"

JENNIFER BENDERY: JUDGE ORDERS TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TO GIVE TRIBES THEIR COVID-19
RELIEF FUND
S

ALBERT SAMAHA, KATIE J.M. BAKER, RYAN MAC, ROSIE GRAY: "WHO DIED FOR YOUR DINNER?"

JENNIFER ARMBURST: INHABITING THE PORTAL, BUSINESS IN THE PANDEMIC

Rent strike

Social justice + Black Lives Matter
COMPREHENSIVE READING LIST

DEADLY EXCHANGE

ABIGAIL A. SEWELL & KEVIN A. JEFFERSON: "COLLATERAL DAMAGE: THE HEALTH EFFECTS OF INVASIVE POLICE ENCOUNTERS IN NYC"

O. KenrikDuruMD, MSHS, NinaT. Harawa PhD, Dulcie Kermah MPH, Keith C. Norris MD: “ALLOSTATIC LOAD BURDEN & RACIAL DISPARITIES IN MORTALITY"

JORDANA ROSENFELD: "RACISM IS A PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS"

Sirry Alang, Donna D. McAlpine & Rachel Hardeman: "POLICE BRUTALITY & MISTRUST IN MEDICAL INSTITUTIONS"

NAYA MAYA: COMMUNITIES OF CARE, ORGANIZATIONS FOR LIBERATION

Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha: A NOT SO BRIEF PERSONAL HISTORY OF THE HEALING JUSTICE
MOVEMENT, 2010-201
6

KELLY T. BLACK LIVES MATTER & THE ASIAN AMERICAN DELIMA

Social justice + COVID-19
COVID-19 EQUITY FOCUSED ARTICLES CREATED BY EQUITY MATTERS

BRANDON SODERBERG: CANCEL RENT & FUCK THE POLICE

MICHELLE KIM 20+ ALLYSHIP ACTIONS FOR ASIANS TO SHOW UP FOR THE BLACK COMMUNITY RIGHT NOW

BLACK WOMEN RADICALS & AAFC SOLIDARITY READING LIST

ZEBA BLAY: AMY COOPER KNEW EXACTLY WHAT SHE WAS DOING

ALAN MACLEOD: AS CHIEF PROSECUTOR, KLOBUCHAR DECLINED TO BRING CHARGES AGAINST COP THAT KILLED GEORGE FLOYD

VOTING IS NOT HARM REDUCTION: AN INDIGENOUS PERSPECTIVE

RICHARD A. OPPEL JR., ROBERT GEBELOFF, K. K. REBECCA LAI, WILL WRIGHT, & MITCH SMITH:
"THE FULLEST LOOK YET AT THE INEQUITY OF CORONAVIRUS"


TRACKING COVID-19'S EFFECTS BY RACE & ETHNICITY (from urban.org)


Books
The Great Influenza / John M. Barry

The Hot Zone: A Terrifying True Story / Richard Preston

Life as Surplus: Biotechnology & Capitalism in the Neoliberal Era / Melinda Cooper

Discipline and Punish / Michel Foucault

Empire / Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri

Code Blue: Inside America’s Medical Industrial Complex / Mike Magee

Parable of the Sower / Octavia Butler

The Sublime Object of Ideology / Slavoj Zizek

Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles of Incarcerated Women / Victoria Law

Communist Manifesto // Karl Marx & Frederick Engles










Principles of Communism // Frederick Engles
Wage Labour and Capital // Karl Marx
Socialism: Utopian and Scientific // Frederick Engles
Value Price and Profit // Karl Marx
Critique of the Gotha Programme // Karl Marx
A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy, Preface // Karl Marx & Frederick Engles
Engels Synopsis of Capital // Frederick Engles
State and Revolution // Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
What is to be Done // Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism // Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Courses
Epidemics in Western Society Since 1600


Discussions
Noam Chomsky: Coronavirus: What is at stake?

Srećko Horvat and Noam Chomsky talking about COVID-19

ORGANIZING NOW WITH SARAH JAFFE & JASON PEREZ PODCAST

MEHDI HASSAN & REV WILLIAM BARBER ON BAILING OUT PEOPLE, NOT CORPORATIONS

WORKERS FROM AMAZON, WHOLE FOODS, INSTACART & SHIPT SPEAK OUT ON MAY 1 STRIKE

VIRUL INJUSTICE: HOW THE PANDEMIC IS UNMASKING THE U.S. ECONOMIC, RACIAL, & IMMIGRATION SYSTEMS

Essays
Alain Badiou. On the Epidemic Situation, 2020.

Bruno Latour. Imaginer les gestes-barrières contre le retour à la production d’avant-crise, 2020.

Byung-Chul Han. La Emergencia viral y el mundo de manãna (The viral emergency and the world of tomorrow), 2020.

Chuang collective. Social Contagion: microbiological class war in China, 2020.

David Harvey. Anti-Capitalist Politics in the Time of COVID-19, 2020.

Franco 'Bifo' Berardi. Diary of the psycho-deflation, 2020.

Ian Alan Paul. Ten Premises For A Pandemic, 2020.

James Baldwin. A Talk to Teachers, 1963.

Judith Butler. Capitalism has its Limits, 2020.

María Galindo. La acera de enfrente, 2020.

Naomi Klein. Coronavirus capitalism - and how to beat it (vídeo), 2020.

Patricia Manrique. Hospitalidad y inmunidad virtuosa, 2020.

Paul Preciado. On Life after covid-19, 2020.

Rabab Ibrahim Abdulhadi. Gender, Resistance and Liberation in 1960s Palestine.

Santiago Lólez Petit. The coronavirus as a declaration of war, 2020.

Scott Berinato. That Discomfort You’re Feeling Is Grief, 2020.

Slavoj Zizek. Coronavirus is ‘Kill Bill’-esque blow to capitalism and could lead to reinvention of communism, 2020.

Srećko Horvat. COVID-19 & the clash between Socialism & Liberalism (vídeo), 2020.

Yuval Noah Harari. The world after coronavirus, 2020.


Journals
Coronavirus and philosophers, European Journal of Psychoanalysis (2020).