activism

OWS interview day 12

I don't remember doing this interview and had no idea it existed online.  I found it while hunting links to recreate my In The Press page after the destruction of the previous version of this site. 

Thank You PFail Blog.  I would have thanked you earlier, but I just watched it a minute ago.  ;~)

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Tools for a Movement of Leaders: Tactics & History of Social Movements

This is an in intimate discussion with Lisa Fithian & Jason Ahmadi conducted Oct 31st 2011 over coffee, early in the morning.  None of us had had much sleep in the previous 6 weeks.  Get Lisa's insight on the history of violent and non violent protest.  Also, a detailed analysis of the potential pitfalls of the Occupy Wall Street movement and how they can be avoided.
http://organizingforpower.org
http://globalrevolution.tv

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911 Ground Zero 2011

5 years ago I covered the 911 events in NYC and it seemed like we were about to win this and convict those terrorists.  5 years later, on my 10th anniversary as an activist the mood is more somber.  We've awoken the masses; who wrote the congressman, signed a petition, went to a protest and gave up.  Now what?
compare this year to this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZRCPC3D8ZQ

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Malik Rahim Reflects on Katrina, Common Ground & Brandon Darby

Looking back at 5 years of Hurricane Katrina Relief, Malik Rahim, co-founder of Common Ground Collective, looks at the positive and negative causes and effects.  Including his opinion about Brandon Darby, a co-founder who turned out to be an FBI informant.
http://www.commongroundrelief.org
http://bikeforthegulf.org

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The Walk for Democracy part 1

Jeanette Wallis became an activist during the WTO Ministerial Protest in Seattle, WA on December 1, 1999, when she was tear-gassed and chased by riot police in her Capitol Hill neighborhood while walking home from the store.  She began organizing because she believed in the right of the people to express their opinions about decisions that affect their lives - and has consequently been tear-gassed, beaten, pepper-sprayed, shot at with rubber bullets, and arrested while defending this right.

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