Letters from the Left

Jennifer Deseo
A recovering journalist plots to overthrow the media.
Created 16 Apr 2021
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  • Lost girl, liberated
    03 Nov 2021 • 3 min read
    Cover art (detail) for Unbound: My Story of Liberation and the Birth of the Me Too Movement by Tamara Burke. Source: Flatiron Books. Thanks to Jackson Heights Books for the opportunity to review Tamar...
  • Not all cops are bastards
    27 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    “New York City police officers in riot gear, Black Lives Matter protests” by Anthony Quintano. Reposted under Creative Commons 2.0 license. Hello, D— It’s been a long time since I’ve written. You prob...
  • Occupy hindsight
    29 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    “Occupy Wall Street 9–17–2013” (detail) by Timothy Krause. Reposted under Creative Commons 2.0 license. Thanks to Jackson Heights Books for the opportunity to review Noam Chomsky’s Occupy. Ten years a...
  • The revolution will be photocopied
    08 Sep 2021 • 2 min read
    “graphic violence page sixteen and seventeen” by Rob Larsen. Reposted under Creative Commons 2.0 license. Comrades: I am pleased to share with you what was learned from the distribution of my first zi...
  • Space, community
    11 Aug 2021 • 1 min read
    “A journey through space and time” by the European Southern Observatory. Reposted under Creative Commons 2.0 license. Dear T— It was great connecting with you, if only 280 characters at a time. I hope...
  • How to mutual aid
    28 Jul 2021 • 3 min read
    “Mutual Aid” by Timothy Vollmer. Reposted under Creative Commons 2.0 license. Many thanks to Jackson Heights Books for the opportunity to review Dean Spade’s Mutual Aid: Building Solidarity During Thi...
  • Decolonize the news
    21 Jul 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    Photo by Alec Perkins. Republished under Creative Commons 2.0 license. Dear M— I realize that my last email to you was on the salty side, having had another one of those days that comprise one of thos...
  • Background is foreground
    14 Jul 2021 • 1 min read
    Untitled by Sami Sieranoja. Reposted under Creative Commons license. Dear M— I hope this letter finds you fully vaccinated and in good spirits. Today my boss asked the members of our department to han...
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