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‘Words for Birds 2020: Poetics for Pandemics’

We are excited to present Deceleration’s first foray into DIY publishing—an avian-themed poetry zine called Words for Birds 2020: Poetics for Pandemics. Read it here … with two bonus features for our online readers. Marisol Cortez When the pandemic nixed Words for Birds, an annual workshop and reading held at […]

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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 […]

Analysis

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 […]

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EP06: Detention Crisis, Meditation, Cooking Cactus, and Healing Herbs

Deceleration‘s sixth broadcast for the Covid-19 era in San Antonio is dedicated to our health. Features include cooking with cactus (“Yard Food,” a title we found entertaining and slightly ridiculous … that is, worth sharing), calling for release of detained immigrants in this detention crisis, a healing herb instructional with […]

Analysis

War: COVID-19 Era’s Ultimate ‘Non-Essential’ Activity

United Nations call for ceasefire is silencing weapons around the world … just not where the U.S. is a key combatant. Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies At least 70 countries have signed on to the March 23 call by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres for a worldwide ceasefire […]

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EP05: Utility Debt Post-COVID & SA Poet Laureate “Vocab”

Deceleration‘s fifth broadcast for the Covid-19 era in San Antonio asks what comes after the pandemic in terms of our City-owned utilities. While shutoff suspensions today are good thing, what happens when the bills come due? Working families already pay more than their share for ill-advised utility investments like the […]

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EP04: Stop Landlords $iphoning the Bailout & George Garza Sings

Deceleration‘s fourth broadcast for the Covid-19 era in San Antonio includes a solid talk with four women who are stopping the landlords from siphoning our city’s bailout dollars … soul-stirring music by George Garza, Jr., and housing resources for renters and homeowners alike. ¶ Future guests on this broadcast will […]

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EP03: Human Path flu-fighting plants, Ceiba Ili songs to rise up

Deceleration‘s third broadcast for the Covid-19 era in San Antonio includes a healing plant walk with Human Path founder and director Sam Coffman … conversation with Ceiba Ili about the recovery of indigenous identity (and great musical offerings) … and reveals the City of San Antonio’s continued harassment of birds […]

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EP02: Removing the Band-Aid with Dr. Adelita Cantu, Ila Minori Sings

Deceleration‘s second broadcast for the Covid-19 era in San Antonio includes a conversation with public health professional Dr. Adelita Cantu about the preexisting conditions of inequity exacerbating the novel coronavirus pandemic … musical guest ILa Minori … grant opportunities for local artists … call to release juveniles in detention … […]