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La_myth_clip_j 01/29/2015 Racism and the State - What Can Change and How?
Clip from a meeting of activists and academics who gathered in Los Angeles on December 28th to discuss the issues raised by Deep Dish TV's new project on racism in America. Is racism an essential aspect of the U.S. economic and social system? What did Ferguson represent in terms of African--Americans protecting themselves and their communities? In what way do Black Lives Matter in a country that did not even recognize the humanity of Africans brought to this land as slaves?
Myth_logo_j 01/23/2015 WBAI Radio: The Myth of a Post-Racial America
Conversation with Kali Akuno, director of the Deep Dish TV video series "The Myth of a Post-Racial America and Brian Drolet of Deep Dish TV, Kazembe Belagun and Michael G Haskins of WBAI Radio the Pacifica station in New York City 99.5 and wbai.org
Screen_shot_2015-01-23_at_2.44.42_pm 01/23/2015 Is it "open season" on blacks in American?
Jan. 23, 2015 - Kali Akuno, organizer with the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement (MXGM), and Vince Warren, Executive Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights, discuss the institutional factors that contribute to the reality of it being "open season" for blacks in America.
Union_sq_mlk_day-j 01/22/2015 MLK Day demo demands end to police killings
Jan. 19, 2015 - Martin Luther King Day draws thousands across U.S. against police murders of Blacks and Latinos. Union Sq. New York City "die-in" honors those slain.
Joe_sacco 01/13/2015 Cartoonist Joe Sacco: On Satire – a response to the Charlie Hebdo attacks
It is ironic that many of the the heads of governments leading the gigantic Unity March in Paris on January 11th to honor those brutally slain by the 3 self-styled "Islamic jihadist" are themselves world class jailers and executioners of writers and cartoonists. Turkish president Erdogan, for example, has jailed more journalists (over 700) than any country in the world. Sacco's provocative take on Charlie Hebdo raises the question: "where is this all headed?"
Winter_of_resistance_2 01/13/2015 Winter of Resistance
"The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people." Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO REMAIN SILENT
Mlk_assasination 01/13/2015 Who Benefited From The Assassination of MLK?
It is unlikely that the full story of the assassination of Martin Luther King will ever come to light. But it is fair and relevant to ask the question "cui bono'? A standard legal question: "who benefited from the crime?"
Mlk_beyond_vietnam 01/11/2015 Beyond Vietnam - Martin Luther King Speech
Time To Break The Silence "I knew that I could never again raise my voice against the violence of the oppressed in the ghettos without having first spoken clearly to the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today -- my own government." Martin Luther King, April 4, 1967.
Cops_turn_backs_j 12/28/2014 Let’s Turn Our Backs, Just Like Rogue NYPD Cops
The message is always clear: Black people, stop everything, put your pain aside because white people are hurting. Or police officers are hurting. Or the State is hurting.
Fahad_ghazy_j 12/15/2014 Waiting for Fahd: One Family's Hope for Life Beyond Guantánamo
“Waiting for Fahd,” tells the story of Center for Constitutional Rights' client Fahd Ghazy, a Yemeni national unlawfully detained at Guantánamo since he was 17 and who is now 30.
Dave_lippman_j 12/07/2014 Hands Up, Don't Shoot - Lippman with the MSO Trio
On the second night of protests against the killing of Eric Garner's killer's indictment, Dave Lippman went from the streets to Caffe Vivaldi to sit in with the fabulous Marques/Stinson/O'Farrill Trio, plus Livio Almeida. Here are images of that night, along with my lyrical effort on the subject of persistent deadly control of Blacks in the United States of Jim Crow 2.0.
Dec_4th_3_j 12/05/2014 Thousands Rally vs Police Murder With Impunity of Black people
On December 4th, for the 2nd night in a row, thousands of people rallied in New York City blocking major streets, highways, the Brooklyn Bridge, Times Square and both the Lincoln and Holland tunnels. Watch Deep Dish TV video.
Lauryn_hill_-_black_rage 12/05/2014 Black Rage - Lauryn Hill’s Painfully Prescient Song for Ferguson
Black rage is founded on blocking the truth - Murder and crime - Compromise and distortion
Mario_savio 12/02/2014 "Unless you are free, the machine will be prevented from working at all"
"There's a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart that you can't take part! You can't even passively take part! And you've got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus -- and you've got to make it stop! And you've got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it -- that unless you're free the machine will be prevented from working at all!!' --MARIO SAVIO, December 2, 1964.
The_hand_feeds_j 11/22/2014 The Hand That Feeds
New award winning film documents the successful struggle of undocumented immigrant workers to fight for decent wages and working conditions in a New York bakery restaurant.
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