Political poetry for the loss
Our political limerick (from Skip Tenczar)
From Covid, 500,000 Americans have died,
Now we know Trump disinformed and lied.
If early action had been made,
Perhaps many would have been saved.
Souls were lost because harder he could have tried.
Part One: a tale of two Governors- NY Cuomo and California Newson
we chat with Robert Hennelly and Lincoln Mitchell
The effort to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom, explained https://www.vox.com/2021/2/22/22291140/gavin-newsom-california-governor-recall-campaign-covid-19-vaccination-school-closure
Why Cuomo is under fire for his handling of nursing home deathshttps://www.washingtonpost.com/video/politics/why-andrew-cuomo-is-under-fire-for-his-handling-of-nursing-home-coronavirus-data/2021/02/20/98d5bce7-e64e-4e5e-9d75-ea0d2f0ce5d8_video.html
bio: Bob Hennelly has written and reported for the Village Voice, Pacifica Radio, WNYC, CBS MoneyWatch and other outlets. He is now a reporter for the Chief-Leader, covering public unions and the civil service in New York City. Follow him on Twitter:@stucknation
bio: Lincoln Mitchell is a political analyst, pundit and writer based in New York City and San Francisco. Lincoln works on democracy and governance related issues domestically and internationally. He has written seven books, is a frequent contributor to CNN Opinion and writes The American Angle for Brussels Morning. He retains an affiliation with Columbia University's Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies and teaches in Columbia's political science department as well. He is also a co-host of the Say It Aint Contagious Podcast on baseball and social justice.
Part two: Progressive organizing
The Other Infrastructure Program: Progressive Organizing A Prospect series on the future of organizing by Lara Putnam
bio: Lara Putnam is U.C.I.S. Research Professor in the Department of History at the University of Pittsburgh. She researches political and social movements in local, regional, and transnational contexts. Her writing about contemporary grassroots political organizing in Pennsylvania and beyond has appeared in The New Republic, Washington Post, The American Prospect, Democracy: A Journal of Ideas, as well as scholarly venues.
She recounts the methods that progressives are using to organize to accomplish political goals. They are organizing at the grass roots level, and concentrating on local politics, not just national. They are not necessarily using guidance from national leadership.