Author: Greg Harman

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TAKE ACTION: COVID-19 Recovery & Utility Justice Town Hall

UPDATE (9:24PM): THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. NATIONAL SIERRA CLUB IS PUTTING ALL OF ITS COMMUNICATIONS AND OUTREACH ON PAUSE TO HELP KEEP OUR FOCUS ON THE WORK OF BLACK LIVES MATTER ACROSS THE NATION. We know pollution kills. We know that utility rates aren’t fair. And we know that […]

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EP12: SATX Vigil for George Floyd … Westside police beating

Deceleration.Live Episode 12 came more spur of the moment after seeing local organizers had struck a nerve in San Antonio with an event dedicated to decrying the death of George Floyd and advancing the message that Black Lives Matter. In this broadcast you will hear from organizers of the event […]

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EP11: San Antonio City Council Breaks on Critical Renter Protections

In just over 10 minutes, Deceleration.Live Episode 11 breaks down San Antonio City Council’s failure last week to protect local renters staring down a June 1, 2020, eviction deadline by passing a proposed 60-day grace period on evictions. The landlords turned up in force; renters and housing advocates kept their […]

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How COVID-19 and White Fragility are Fueling Fascist Creep

In the COVID-19 era, white fragility intensifies a collective sense of white life in peril, paving the way for a rising fascism. How can we intervene? Alex Khasnabish/ROAR Politics as usual seems to have been put on hold while we grapple with the pandemic, but the political forces and formations […]

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EP10: Everyday Rude Boy’s Unintentional Mental Health Mother’s Day

Episode 10 is Deceleration‘s “mad pride” edition. Almost in time for Mother’s Day. We celebrate 10 episodes with a deep dive discussion of all things mental illness in the time Covid-19 with celebrated San Antonio musician (and artist) Phil Luna. This was truly one of our most satisfying broadcasts. We […]

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EP09: Gov. Abbott’s COVID-19 Redux … DIY Loquat Jam … SWU’s Mutual Aid

Deceleration‘s ninth broadcast for the Covid-19 era in San Antonio opens w/ a nod to International Worker’s Day and local calls for the release of the incarcerated and support for housing rights. Texas Governor Greg Abbott gets a fitting roast for his decision to send Texas back to the movies […]

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SURVEY: What is Deceleration?

We’ve been doing an awful lot of livestreaming since we joined the viral sequestering a few weeks ago. Maybe you’ve noticed. Eight broadcasts, with dozens of interviews, guest poets and musicians, news updates (COVID-related and otherwise), action alerts, all made possible by a whole lot of plugging and unplugging of […]

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TAKE ACTION: ‘Words for Birds’ Writing Workshop

Bird is still the word! Join us for the 12th annual Words For Birds, a two-part event celebrating all things avian for National Poetry Month. While the current public health emergency prevents our usual in-person reading at Mitchell Lake Audubon Center, this year’s Words for Birds reading will continue in […]

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EP08: 50th Earth Day … Piñata Protest … Brendan Gibbons … Avian Poetry

Deceleration‘s eighth broadcast for the Covid-19 era in San Antonio is a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and our resilient communities. Join environmental journalist Brendan Gibbons for talk on today’s disinfo campaigns, Bekah Hinojosa on the colliding crises facing our border and Gulf Coast, norteño/punk pioneers from […]

Reporting

Americans in Pandemic: Cancel Rent, Suspend Mortgage

“My bill to cancel rent and mortgages isn’t just necessary,” says Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, “it’s popular.” Jessica Corbett New polling from the think tank Data for Progress shows that a majority of Americans across the political spectrum support canceling rent payments and suspending home mortgage payments during the coronavirus pandemic—results […]

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Lockdown Offers Prep Time for Major Social Change

No one would wish for this kind of painful shake-up and lockdown, but activists have been in this position before and now is the time to learn from them. George Lakey The pandemic is many things for many people. For a lot of activists, it offers both frustration and opportunity. […]

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EP07: DIY COVID-19 Masks … Existence as Resistance … #FreeThemAll

Deceleration‘s seventh broadcast for the Covid-19 era in San Antonio documents local action demanding release of detained immigrants, an instructional DIY T-Shirt COVID-19 mask, and extensive interview of Laura Rios-Ramirez of Kalpulli Ayolopaktzin and Martinez Street Women’s Center. All that and news/resource updates and calls to community action. This coming […]