‘There’s this assumption that once you have a child your career is over’: motherhood and the music industry
There might be greater visibility for pregnant people in music, but with touring, finances and lack of support and infrastructure, many of those working in the sector still express that childcare can feel impossible to navigate.
Islamic Relief Launches Emergency Appeal For Afghanistan
Thousands of Afghani civilians have become internally displaced in the region and more are expected to in the coming weeks. Islamic Relief has launched an emergency appeal in response to the mass displacement of innocent people and needs your help.
Assessing the Impact of Anti-China Sentiment in the Global South
In many countries in Africa, Asia, and throughout the Global South there's often a large discrepancy between perceptions of China in civil society and among governing elites. This phenomenon has been on full display recently in the Democratic Republic of the Congo where public anger surged in response to numerous videos circulating on social media that show the maltreatment of local mine workers by Chinese managers and reveal evidence of environmental violations by Chinese mining companies.
Pan African, Pan Asian
Liberal Feminists Helped Cover Up Cuomo’s Abuses — Liza Featherstone
Jacobin columnist Liza Featherstone discusses how several leaders of the feminist organization Time’s Up—which was formed to fight sexual harassment—worked with Andrew Cuomo behind the scenes to help bury his own sexual harassment scandal.
Democrats' Endless Game of Chicken With...Themselves
Ana Kasparian and Nando Vila discuss the ongoing tug-of-war between corporate and progressive Democrats in Congress over two major spending bills.
YOU LOVE TO SEE IT: Progressive Caucus Takes A Stand
Also: The New York Times’ union busting strategy gets exposed, and Shell Oil has to pay a $111 million settlement.
Feast your eyes on Aleema Gray: a history curator championing Blackness through food
Aleema Gray talks about her debut display on food and community 'Feeding Black' and her research into the political history of the Rastafarian movement.
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Remembering the ‘First Lady of Detroit’: the legacy of dance pioneer K-HAND
As a Black woman innovating in Detroit techno, producer and DJ Kelli Hand shifted the goalposts for those who came next. Following her recent death, we remember a game-changing talent.
Women, Pan African
Five on it: Lizzo returns with a quickfire, candid, Cardi B-featuring classic
Lizzo is finally back, and her return is all defiant confidence and whip smart quips. Plus new music from Nao, spill tab and more.
Lil Nas X Stays Winning, Apple Up In Your Photo Roll, Backdoor Bitcoin Ban, Netflix is Slipping?
Abadesi and Michael break down: - Apple defends new photo scanning child protection tech - Senegalese-Italian Khaby Lame Went From Losing His Job To 100 Mil. Followers As A Full-Time Silent TikToker - Netflix is working on a bunch of new reality shows, because they’re cheaper - Bitcoin ban? - crackdown on crypto tax evasion
#NoMoreLyes: the campaign that wants to put an end to toxic hair products marketed towards Black women
In light of studies showing the link between long-term lye use in hair products and breast cancer in Black women, Level Up wants big beauty brands to take these harmful items off shelves.
Women, Pan African
Why I’m divesting from the big fat desi wedding
Now that it's my turn to get married, I realise I have important choices to make.
Women, Pan Asian
The Coming Redistricting Disaster
Democrats missed a critical deadline to stop GOP gerrymandering — and now the political bloodletting will begin.
Foodtech startup NotCo just became a unicorn and Chile’s dairy farmers are furious
The company's bold marketing vowing to remove animals from the food industry isn’t sitting well with Chile’s biggest dairy lobby.
We’re Going The Wrong Way
Census data shows a country moving out of locales most insulated from climate change and into the most climate-threatened regions.
Major surveillance firms are ‘gifting’ tools to find a foothold in Latin America
From Brazil to Argentina, companies like Huawei and Dahua are disseminating high-tech cameras.
Why Employer Vaccine Mandates Are Dividing Unions
Paul Prescod discusses how employer vaccine mandates have put union leaders in an extremely tough position and why unions are so crucial for combating distrust and misinformation.
How Liberals Inflame the Vaccine Wars
Jen Pan discusses the economic barriers that prevent or dissuade low-income people from getting vaccinated why liberals are wrong to frame vaccination solely as a matter of personal responsibility.
THE GRAPEVINE | REMEMBERING AYESHA K. FAINES
Words cannot express the devastation we feel over the loss of our dear friend, Ayesha K. Faines. With unparalleled genius, beauty, and poise, Ayesha was a trailblazer. Her passion for women's empowerment fueled her work and her impact is undeniable. On this episode, The GV family comes together to remember Ayesha and discuss her legacy.
Substack’s global expansion is risky business
From India to Brazil, Substack is awarding grants and lending journalists editorial resources. How far will that support really go?
After Noor Mukadam’s brutal murder, Pakistani women are demanding action on gendered violence. Will it be enough?
The killing of a politician's daughter has refocused a spotlight on gender based violence in Pakistan. Is change finally on the horizon?
Women, Pan Asian
Woke Vegan Union Busting: "Progressive" Startup Exposed — David Dayen
The American Prospect’s David Dayen details the insidious, union-busting tactics used by the self-styled progressive company No Evil Foods.
Senate Budget Vote Suggests We’re Fracked
Seven Dems who raked in $1.7 million from oil and gas donors helped the GOP try to block fracking restrictions after IPCC scientists’ warnings.
Why China’s crypto cowboys are fleeing to Texas
Tracking the Bitcoin bros seeking cheap power, lax regulation, and Austin’s best brisket.
An Update on the Current State of China-Zimbabwe Economic Relations
China's ties with Zimbabwe are either going off the rails or are among the strongest most dynamic in Africa depending on who you listen to. Mounting civil society anger towards Chinese companies and their apparent disregard for local labor and environmental standards is becoming a huge problem. But at the same time, Chinese banks and enterprises are making huge investments in Zim's energy, mining and telecommunications infrastructure that's bringing badly needed jobs to this embattled country.
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Cuomo Resignation Live Chat On 8/12
Alessandra Biaggi and Ron Kim join David Sirota to discuss the fallout from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's resignation announcement.
Cuomo’s Legacy: Normalizing Corruption And Lawlessness
The New York governor is leaving — but his likely escape from prosecution and impeachment illustrates what America tolerates and celebrates.
Keeping God at the Heart of Our Activism
As Muslim activists, despite the pressure we can often face, it is necessary that we remember the centrality of God in our work and the Quranic concept of justice.
Episode 4: Jonathan Mendoza on Poetry and Organizing
In this episode, Jonathan Mendoza discusses the challenge of creating art and revolution. Organizing, like poetry, forces us to look inside ourselves and confront the truths we don’t want to name.
“That Was Me, People”
The new U.N. report confirms that a repeat of Obama’s climate denialism will doom humanity — and at least a few Democrats may finally recognize that.
This musician will sing about your enemies over WhatsApp
For a reasonable fee, Mozambique’s Sam Chitsama belts out revenge songs about everything from cheating spouses to family disputes.
Why Doesn't Capitalism Collapse? — Vivek Chibber
Vivek Chibber explains why capitalism remains so durable and how it prevents workers from revolting.
The History of Reggaeton
This is the true story of the young people from Jamaica, Panama, Puerto Rico and beyond who beat the odds, refused to be quiet and created an irresistible musical culture that has kept the world dancing.
Pan African, Latino
Corporate Interests Boost Funding Of Election Deniers
The super PAC behind House Republicans who voted to overturn the election took in more money than before the insurrection.
The race to build Africa’s 5G networks is entangled in a U.S. push to cut Huawei’s dominance
One fiercely anti-Huawei US telecomms vendor is leading the charge to turn African mobile network bosses away from China.
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Do rivers have rights? w/ Faith Spotted Eagle
Ihanktonwan Dakota elder Faith Spotted Eagle talks about the history of Mnisose, the Missouri River, and what it means to be a Water Protector of the Missouri River bio-region.
Stop the #AmazonAbuse! Drivers Speak Out on Amazon's Abusive Requirements
Amazon drivers are being forced to urinate in bottles to meet 20-package-per-hour quota for Amazon Prime Delivery. Stop the #AmazonAbuse StoptheAmazonAbuse.com