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Ferguson2 11/21/2014 Ferguson, State Violence and the Media
As the nation awaits a decision from the grand jury in Ferguson, MO, activists and grassroots organizers understand that justice for Mike Brown and other victims of state violence is not only an indictment and conviction of Darren Wilson, but an indictment of the entire system. As part of the new Deep Dish TV project "The Myth of a Post-Racial America", activists discuss how racism persists during Obama's presidency, how the media is used as a tool to criminalize people of color, and how the events in Ferguson have raised the consciousness of a new generation of activists that are developing strategies to organize and fight systemic racism and oppression.
Project_hajra_j 11/20/2014 Healing Justice Campaign
Project Hajra Indiegogo Campaign to fund community based work around gender justice and interpersonal violence in Muslim community in Queens New York.
Ursala_k._leguin_2_j 11/20/2014 Science Fiction Writer's Keen Insight on the NOW and the FUTURE
I think hard times are coming, when we will be wanting the voices of writers who can see alternatives to how we live now, and can see through our fear-stricken society and its obsessive technologies, to other ways of being. And even imagine some real grounds for hope. --Ursula K. Le Guin, accepting the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters at the National Book Awards dinner
Screen_shot_2014-11-07_at_2.56.47_pm 11/07/2014 The Push for Equal Trans Healthcare
With the recent re-election of Andrew Cuomo to NYS Governor, GLAAD demands equal opportunity for healthcare, including access to Medicaid, for all citizens. Very often, a transgender person's identity illegally nullifies the equal right to gaining healthcare coverage.
Screen_shot_2014-11-07_at_2.37.02_pm 11/07/2014 United We Dream standing against deportations at Obama Function
Undocumented youth showed up at an Obama rally for Connecticut politician Dan Malloy to advocate for protection against deportation of their family members. Grassroots efforts like these are effective in the fight to garner change for immigrants struggling to get documentation in this county.
Oakland 11/04/2014 #BlocktheBoat: Victory Over Israel Ships in Bay Area
Israel’s Zim Integrated Shipping Services cancel shipments to the Oakland Port. Historic victory for Bay Area activists who have been coordinating actions to block the unloading of the Israeli shipping vessels.
Fire_next_time-web 10/31/2014 The Fire Next Time
The uprising in Ferguson against systematic police violence and murder of Black people has played a pivotal role in shattering the “myth of a post-racial America.”
Screen_shot_2014-10-30_at_5.00.25_pm 10/30/2014 JusticeForAyotzinapa
Massive protests took place last week in Mexico City and across the country to demand justice for the 43 normalistas students who have been missing since September 26, 2014.
Screen_shot_2014-10-30_at_5.15.40_pm 10/30/2014 Artists and War in the Gaza Strip
Moving testimonies from artists in Gaza
Gezi_park 10/28/2014 Occupy Gezi NYC : Taksim Solidarity Demands to Turkish Govt
Over a thousand Turkish-Americans and their supporters expressed their fierce opposition to Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's ill-conceived plan to redesign Taksim Square and replace Gezi Park with an Ottoman-era military barracks style mall.
1263901_10152750490006291_5133822964339047736_o 10/23/2014 October 22 National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation
Photos from the October 22 National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation action in New York City.
Oclogosolo 10/21/2014 OverCriminalized • BRAVE NEW FILMS: JUSTICE
Did you know that people are routinely put in jails and prison for being homeless, having mental health issues, and using drugs? Even though it is way more expensive to lock people up than to provide them with treatment programs or housing, most states, counties, and cities still take the easy way out and throw people behind bars.
Vicky_gholson-j 10/20/2014 Harlem Activist Dr. Vicky Gholson Dies
Sad to report that Dr. Vicky Gholson, Harlem activist, friend and collaborator of DeeDee Halleck and Deep Dish TV died recently. For more than 20 years she ran the Senior Citizen Sculpture Garden in Harlem, which New York City's Department of Environmental Protection recently ripped apart, carting off or destroying community created sculptures of African-American heroes.
Anne_doubilet 10/17/2014 Deep Dish TV Salon: Anne Doubilet
“There is a vital link between having a healthy ocean and a healthy earth. If we don’t have a healthy ocean we won’t have air to breathe, food to eat, water to drink. No ocean, no earth. There is a vital link between keeping Mother Earth protected and protecting “Mother Ocean.” -Underwater photographer Anne Doubilet
Duty_to_fight_for_our_freedom 10/11/2014 It's Our Duty To Fight For Our Freedom
"...It is our duty to fight for our freedom. It is our duty to win. We must love and support each other. We have nothing to lose but our chains..." Said 62 times for the 62 days that have happened since Mike Brown's death - 62 days still lacking justice and a policing system that refuses to honor the inherent value and dignity of all lives equally
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