Dr. Treva B. Lindsey and The Majority Report’s Emma Vigeland discuss how America, Goddam sheds light on the violence endured by Black women and girls in the United States, examining the intersecting forces of anti-Blackness, misogyny, patriarchy, and capitalism that shape their lives. Through personal narratives, insightful analysis, and a blend of history, theory, and memoir, author Treva B. Lindsey exposes the often overlooked gender dynamics of anti-Black violence and highlights the demands for justice made by Black women and their communities. The book explores the marginalized position of Black women within Black freedom movements, their leadership in advocating for justice, and their historical contributions to organizing and radical politics. America, Goddam is a call to action, urging readers to confront the pervasive violence targeting Black women and girls and strive for a more just future.
A recent wave of book bans and curbs to educational free speech, led in part by Florida governor Ron DeSantis is hurting our children and allowing a vocal radical minority of parents and lawmakers control the narrative.
From the Metaverse to AI, tech giants continue trying to lure us in with false promises of “the next big thing.” This week on Factually!, Adam Conover is joined by Dan Olson, a perceptive YouTube personality known for deconstructing narratives and the modern tech landscape.
Together, they unravel the reasons behind this technological hype cycle and discuss potential pathways to break free from its grip. Find Dan’s channel at Folding Ideas.
David Borlace, the YouTube researcher and presenter at Just Have a Think, speaks to the growth of HVDC. Moving energy across ever greater distances will overcome much of the intermittency of renewables like wind and solar. The way we will achieve that is via truly mind-boggling High Voltage Direct Current transmission systems. The question is, can we manufacture them quickly enough?
Little Chinese Everywhere
Tulou has been the inspiration of many famous movies, such as Mulan, Big Fish and begonia, Kung Fu Panda, etc. In reality, they are the traditional home of Hakka people, housing up to 800 people! Nowadays, few people live in Tulou because of a lack of modern facilities, but they are still a masterpiece of architecture! Luckily, I have met a very hospitable Hakka lady who showed me the real life inside the Tulou!
Starting with Carlos L. Garrido’s The Purity Fetish and the Crisis of Western Marxism, Alan Freeman leans in.
Chris Hedges speaks on the US Empire of Narcissism and Psychopathy.
Directed by Amanda Zackem
More Perfect Union • Delivery workers in NYC made history when they won a $24/hour minimum wage. It was supposed to go into effect in January, until it didn’t. DoorDash and Grubhub ran a shady, backroom campaign to delay and water down the law. But Los Deliveristas are fighting back.