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This recording is only one half of a conversation. The primary goal of Idols + Enemies is finding new ways to sustain ourselves – right now, over the next four years, and onward into an uncertain future. We want to hear from you about this project, where you are at this moment in history, and how you plan to respond.

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Border Angels

Border Angels is an all volunteer, non profit organisation that advocates for human rights, humane immigration reform, and social justice with a special focus on issues related to issues related to the US-Mexican border.

 

Center for Reproductive Rights

For more than 20 years, the Center for Reproductive Rights has used the law to advance reproductive freedom as a fundamental human right that all governments are legally obligated to protect, respect, and fulfill.

 

Council on American-Islamic Relations

CAIR’s vision is to be a leading advocate for justice and mutual understanding.  CAIR’s mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

 

Environmental Defense Fund

EDF’s mission is to preserve the natural systems on which all life depends.  Guided by science and economics, they find practical and lasting solutions to the most serious environmental problems.

 

Human Rights Campaign

As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization, HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.

 

International Refugee Assistance Project

IRAP organizes law students and lawyers to develop and enforce a set of legal and human rights for refugees and displaced persons. Mobilizing direct legal aid and systemic policy advocacy, IRAP serves the world’s most persecuted individuals and empowers the next generation of human rights leaders.

 

NAACP Legal Defense Fund

Working in the four key areas of  Criminal Justice, Economic Justice, Education, and Political Participation,  LDF seeks to: 1) Diminish the role of race in the criminal justice system and the role of the criminal justice system in community life, 2) Increase fairness and African-American participation in all aspects of economic life, 3) Increase equity in education and eliminate tolerance for schools that fail students, and 4) Achieve full African-American civic engagement and participation in the democratic process.

 

National Network of Abortion Funds

The National Network of Abortion Funds builds power with members to remove financial and logistical barriers to abortion access by centering people who have abortions and organizing at the intersections of racial, economic, and reproductive justice.

 

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network

In light of the sexual assault allegations against our president-elect and his own admission of sexually assaulting women, the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network needs our support now more than ever. RAINN is the nation’s largest anti-sexual assault organization, works with local rape crisis centers, and has a web-based hotline and live chat.

 

Southern Poverty Law Center

The Southern Poverty Law Center employs a three-pronged strategy to battle racial and social injustice.  To fight hate, SPLC monitors hate groups and other extremists throughout the U.S. and exposes their activities to law enforcement agencies, the media and the public.  To seek justice, they use the courts and other forms of advocacy to win systemic reforms on behalf of victims of bigotry and discrimination.  They also dedicate considerable resources to teaching tolerance.

 

The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights

The Young Center is a champion for the best interests of children who arrive in the United States on their own, from all corners of the world. The Center accompanies immigrant children through court proceedings, advocating for their best interests, and standing for the creation of a dedicated juvenile immigrant justice system that ensures the safety and well-being of every child.

Read

After Nature: A Politics for the Anthropocene by Jedediah Purdy (Harvard University Press, 2015)

For Common Things: Irony, Trust, & Commitment in America Today by Jedediah Purdy (Vintage, 2000)

Being America: Liberty, Commerce, and Violence in an American World by Jedediah Purdy (Vintage, 2004)

A Tolerable Anarchy: Rebels, Reactionaries, and the Making of American Freedom by Jedediah Purdy (Vintage, 2010)

The Good Immigrant by Nikesh Shukla (Editor), et. al. (Unbound, 2016)

Sons and Other Flammable Objects: A Novel by Porochista Khakpour (Grove Press, 2008)

Mr. West by Sarah Blake (Wesleyan University Press, 2015)

Lonesome Gnosis by Elizabeth Scanlon (Horsethief Books, 2017)

The Reactionary Mind: Conservatism from Edmund Burke to Sarah Palin by Corey Robin (Oxford University Press, 2013)

Fear: The History of a Political Idea by Corey Robin (Oxford University Press, 2006)

With Liberty and Justice for Some: How the Law Is Used to Destroy Equality and Protect the Powerful by Glenn Greenwald (Picador, 2012)

We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Anchor, 2015)

Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit (Haymarket Books, 2015)

How We Know: An Exploration Of The Scientific Process by Martin Goldstein & Inge F. Goldstein (Da Capo, 1981)

How We Know What Isn’t So: The Fallibility of Human Reason in Everyday Life by Thomas Gilovich (Free Press, 1993)

Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces by Radley Balko (Public Affairs, 2014)

After the Future by Franco “Bifo” Berardi (AK Press, 2011)

Republic.com 2.0 by Cass Sunstein (Princeton University Press, 2009)

Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology by Neil Postman (Vintage, 1993)

Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business by Neil Postman (Penguin, 2005)

Why Empathy Matters: The Science and Psychology of Better Judgment by J.D. Trout (Penguin Books, 2010)

Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman (Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 2013)

The Global Minotaur: America, the True Origins of the Financial Crisis and the Future of the World Economy by Yanis Varoufakis (Zed Books, 2013)

Capital in the Twenty First Century by Thomas Piketty (Belknap, 2014)

The Economics of Inequality by Thomas Piketty (Belknap, 2015)

Material – Vol. 1 by Ales Kot & William Tempest (Image Comics, 2015)

We Gon’ Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation by Jeff Chang (Picador, 2016)

How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America by Kiese Laymon (Agate Bolden, 2013)

A Floating Chinaman: Fantasy and Failure Across the Pacific by Hua Hsu (Harvard University Press, 2016)

99 Nights with the 99 Percent: Dispatches from the First Three Months of the Occupy Revolution by Chris Faraone (Write to Power, 2012)

Watch

Hypernormalisation (Documentary, Adam Curtis 2016)

13th (Documentary, Ava DuVernay 2016)

Hijacking Catastrophe (Documentary, Sut Jhally 2004)

Let The Fire Burn (Documentary, Jason Osder 2003)

Promises & Betrayals: Britain and the Struggle for the Holy Land (Documentary, Arense Kvaale 2002)