Deceleration is an online journal responding to our shared ecological, political, and cultural crises. Moving beyond resistance to a just and sustainable peace.
24: Who are the Tree and Bird Protectors of Brackenridge Park?
Who are the Tree and Bird Protectors of Brackenridge Park? They've been smeared as disinformation agents for linking a campaign to forcefully dislocate a thriving rookery of migratory birds the Brackenridge bond project that would claim more than 105 trees, ostensibly to restore and repair historic structures in the park. After saving the trees they pivoted to resist ongoing efforts to drive migratory birds away from Brackenridge's headwaters and uncovered evidence of forced displacement inside the SA Zoo.
Guests: Alesia Garlock and Daniel Armstrong
23: 'His Name is Albert': Climate, Housing, Displacement, Mutual Aid
What do we learn from a year-long intervention on behalf of an unhoused neighbor who lost limbs to Winter Storm Uri? That it takes dozens of interveners to make up for San Antonio’s broken safety net and lack of climate preparation. A serialized intervention by Deceleration Co-Editor Marisol Cortez.
Maria Turvin, Yanawana Herbolarios founder/operations director
Rachel Tucker, Dir Constituent Services for Councilmember Teri Castillo(D5)
Marisol Cortez, Deceleration Co-Editor, Author
Greg Harman, Deceleration Co-Editor
22: George Garza Jr. On The New Deceleration Theme Musics
Deceleration talks to San Antonio musician George Garza Jr., well known and loved for this work with Pop Pistol and other projects, about the ideas and processes that went into creating the new Deceleration theme music. Some sound recordings came right off the street, but that world-to-come vibe came straight from the heart.
21: Talkin' Trash with Mary Elizabeth Cantú of Spare Parts
Deceleration talks to Mary Elizabeth Cantú, founder and director of the Spare Parts Center for Creative Reuse, on their decade of work using ethics of reuse to assist underfunded educators in promoting creative work and critical thinking. How can waste open up space for thinking about the ecological and human labor devalued within capitalist economies?
20: Darby Riley and CPS Energy Lawsuit
Several incoming San Antonio Council members want to freeze utility disconnections, reform CPS Energy rates, and close the Spruce coal plant early. They'd do well to listen to the attorney fighting CPS Energy's lawsuit to preserve the people's right to reform the utility by petition.
Deceleration Open House
Deceleration's co-editors and community advisors host a public meeting to discuss our community media and research initiative, our aspirations and history, and how the effort may serve the needs of the residents of the greater San Antonio bioregion as we attack popular assumptions about progress and wellbeing. Here is the start of a public conversation to explore together how we can support collective efforts to create buen vivir para todxs--a good life for all.
Essential listening in San Anto
Thoughtful, insightful analysis of issues affecting our community.