The incomparable June Tabor with the Oyster Band performing Joy Division’s “Love Will Tear Us Apart” from’ Later with Jools Holland 18th May 2012
On our one billionth week in self-isolation, we discuss the trauma of the coronavirus crisis and how it’s reshaping our political landscape. As we struggle with an uncertain future and a tragic present marked by mass death, we discuss the brutal nonchalance of the Trump administration’s kleptocratic core. Counter to everyone else in the US, the Trump Crime Cult is not acting as if they’re unsure of what the future holds. They appear very assured of their future. They are behaving, in fact, like people who knew this was coming.
We discuss the exploitation of the crisis by the Trump regime, their ominous long-term plans to remain in DC while they let New Yorkers die,Continue reading
“Our beloved John died yesterday evening at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville TN. We have no words to describe the grief our family is experiencing at this time. John was the love of my life and adored by our sons Jody, Jack and Tommy, daughter in law Fanny, and by our grandchildren.
John contracted Covid-19 and in spite of the incredible skill and care of his medical team at Vanderbilt he could not overcome the damage this virus inflicted on his body.
I sat with John – who was deeply sedated- in the hours before he passed and will be forever grateful for that opportunity.
My dearest wish is that people of all ages take this virus seriously and follow guidelines set by the CDC. We send our condolences and love to the thousands of other American families who are grieving the loss of loved ones at this time – and to so many other families across the world.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the outpouring of love we have received from family, friends, and fans all over the world. John will be so missed but he will continue to comfort us with his words and music and the gifts of kindness, humor and love he left for all of us to share.
In lieu of flowers or gifts at this time we would ask that a donation be made to one of the following non profits.” – Fiona Whelan Prine
Anand Giridharadas, author of Winners Take All, joins economist Robert Reich to talk about how corporate philanthropy is BS, and how this pandemic could be a once-in-a-lifetime chance to upend the oligarchy.