This week

Happy International Workers’ Day! Today is a day to celebrate the labor that produces all the wealth in our society. In 1886, more than 200,000 workers across the US struck as part of a struggle for the eight hour workday. Today, the holiday is celebrated all over the world to mark to the radical history of the workers’ rights movement and demand justice and power for working people. Si se piede!

READ

Tina Belcher touching butts (hopefully consensually). Out of the museum, into the street. Investigating “hehehe”.

The Baltimore Reader: Non-violence as compliance by Ta-Nehisi Coates; Cops are the terrorists in our neighborhood by D. Watkins; We have a right to be in the streets for Freddie by Alana Davenport; When rioting is rational by Michael Gould-Wartofsky; The long, painful and repetitive history of how Baltimore became Baltimore by Emily Badger

WATCH

7 tips to get through the horror of running into your ex, featuring my lovely former classmate, Claire.

LISTEN

Nina Simone – Baltimore

Pinkshinyultrablast – Everything Else Matters (dream pop; ideal for late afternoon beach make-outs…or so I suspect)

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