Molly’s artwork is on the most recent cover of Current Affairs, now available for print and digital subscriptions here.
Blue Stockings is a volunteer-powered and collectively-owned radical bookstore, and one of the coolest places in NYC, and on June 30th you can help support them and hear some amazing talks by Molly Crabapple, Janet Mock, and more.
“On June 30th, join Bluestockings and Survived & Punished NY in a legendary Zoom party. Tickets start at $5, with higher tier perks like entry to raffles of books from our speakers or a plaque with your name on our iconic bench! Go to bit.ly/bstox21 to RSVP today, before our limited tickets sell out!
Survived & Punished NY works towards freeing all criminalized survivors of gender violence caged in prisons in New York. Proceeds from this event will be split 50/50 with our comrades at S&P NY.”
Illustration of EJI’s report, Reconstruction in America (http://eji.org/reconstruction). The report documents nearly 2,000 more confirmed racial terror lynchings of Black people by white mobs in America than previously detailed, bringing the total number of confirmed lynchings to 6,500 with thousands more that may never be documented. The report examines the 12 years following the Civil War when lawlessness and violence perpetrated by white leaders created an American future of racial hierarchy, white supremacy, and Jim Crow laws—an era from which our nation has yet to recover.
The Equal Justice Initiative works to end mass incarceration, excessive punishment, and racial inequality. To learn more visit https://eji.org
“In this light, the call to “Defund Police” hardly extreme—though it’s a principle that even progressive politicians like Brad Lander have shied away from committing to on camera. For decades, black radical thinkers like Angela Davis and Mariame Kaba have called for police and prisons to be abolished; the protesters have taken up their demand. At a march in the Bronx, a young woman said not to get it mixed up: there were no good cops, and the movement wanted rid of them. They come from slavecatchers and the KKK, she said.”
Currently some more of Molly’s art documenting the protests is for sale in the shop, with all proceeds going to Reclaim The Block.
Starting today WORD Association will be curating a selection of books to order online where a proceed of each sale goes toward a charity of the authors choosing. If you buy Brothers of the Gun through them, 10% of each purchase will go toward Make The Road NY
Check out the latest issue of DOPE for some of Molly’s latest work
Originally drawn for Arablit, this print features a line of poetry from medieval Iraqi poet Mutannabi translating to “The best table companion in all creation is a book.”
Portrait of artist Caroline Caldwell quarantining in New York’s famous Chelsea Hotel. See her fabulous adventures and artwork at instagram.com/dirtworship/
Molly’s artwork is on this months cover of the NACLA Report (North American Congress on Latin America). NACLA is “an independent, nonprofit organization founded in 1966 that works toward a world in which the nations and peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean are free from oppression and injustice”
Molly also joined Paul Holdengräber for the latest episode of The Quarantine Tapes . They sat down (distantly, but still together) to discuss “Jewish Identity and how art can be used as a means to draw closer to the people and places we love. Molly also shares her thoughts on the current state of New York City, where she lives, and what might become of it after the pandemic.”
Molly’s latest piece documenting essential workers in The Nation, The Faces of Our Crisis, is out now.
“There are many lessons to be learned from this horrible disease, but one is that the people who grow the food and lug the boxes and tend the sick have the power to make the world stand still. As the wildcat strikes across the country show, they are using this power to demand their due for all that they have created”
The #CancelRent poster is also featured on the cover of the Radical Housing Journal, Issue 2.1. Learn more about the Radical Housing Journal HERE
“When a 27-year-old critical care nurse volunteered for Santa Clara Valley Medical Center’s COVID-19 unit last month, she knew that caring for patients with failing lungs and an untreatable disease would be frightening and heartbreaking. What she didn’t expect was to be shunned by fearful workers in other departments, surrounded by uncollected trash and forced to use up health benefits on a technicality”
Illustrated by Molly Crabapple
Narrated by Padma Lakshmi
Directed and produced by Kim Boekbinder and Jim Batt
“Access to reproductive healthcare, including abortion, largely depends on where you live and how much money you have. But abortion funds are taking the hassle, hustle, and harassment out of healthcare by helping people all across our network access and fund abortions.”
The first event at QuarantineShow.com is happening in just a few hours
7:00pm – Kim Boekbinder
7:30pm – Molly Crabapple will talk about art
8:00pm – Chef Miranti from “Joy of Feasting” will teach us about spices and cultures
8:30pm – Maria Dahvana Headley will read some new writing
9:00pm – Closing performance by Kim Boekbinder
Join us at QuarantineShow.com
Before the lockdown, Molly joined best-selling author and journalist Paul Mason for a discussion on capitalism and how the events of 2011 affected both of their perspectives on economics, art, and resistance. The episode for Studio B: Unscripted on Al Jazeera is now available.
“Quarantined in my apartment, I put out a call on Twitter saying that I wanted to draw those workers who could not stay at home: delivery people, shelf stockers at grocery stores, nurses, janitors, and cashiers. In the next few hours, more than 50 people wrote to me. I drew these portraits from the selfies they sent me in their work clothes. These are the underpaid, ignored, essential workers who have always made the earth move—and now are forced to risk their lives doing it.”
Mollys latest article and illustrations about the Bernie Sanders campaign is up now on The Nation.
And Episode 3 of The Zo, “Retaliation” is now available.
“In The Zo, prisoners often face retaliation from prison administrators when they file grievances about ever-changing regulations or misconduct they uncover through their documentation. Our final installment explores how,even though administrators encourage incarcerated people to file these grievance forms, those who do are frequently punished for bearing witness with transfers, solitary confinement, or harassment by prison guards.”
The Zo was also the topic of a recent episode of On Point, hosted by Meghna Chakrabarti and David Folkenflik and produced by WBUR for NPR.
“A new series of videos from The Marshall Project takes a look at life inside prison, through the words of prisoners themselves. Patrick Doolittle, Lawrence Bartley, Doran Larson and Molly Crabapple join Jane Clayson.“
Molly illustrated one of the 100 Time Women of the Year alternate covers. Her portrait of Black Lives Matter founders Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi, is one part of a project honoring 100 years of noteworthy women.
Episodes 1 and 2 of “The Zo” are now live. Illustrated by Molly and narrated by Michael K. Williams (The Wire, Boardwalk Empire), “The Zo” is a three part series for the The Marshall Project and First Look Media’s streaming service, Topic. “The Zo” explores the harsh realities of being incarcerated in America.
Molly was recently on Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman to talk about the upcoming democratic primary elections. You can watch the full video or read the transcript here
Molly’s recent piece about the Bernie Sanders campaign is in The Nation. Take a look at what she saw while in Iowa and New Hampshire.
Molly wrote about the Greek anarchist community Exarchia for The New Yorker this week. Exarchia has been a haven for refugees, immigrants and anarchists that is currently experiencing raids by the Greek government. Read the full article here
Molly gave her endorsement of Senator Bernie Sanders for president this weekend in New Hampshire. Watch the full video here
You have the opportunity to bid on some of Molly’s artwork this weekend at the silent auction presented by siemPResente, as a benefit for Puerto Rican earthquake relief. If you can’t attend the benefit, they have a GoFundMe page here.