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The Rag Blog and Rag Radio presents Tom Hayden, peace and justice activist, SDS pioneer, and primary author of the Port Huron Statement, who speaks on "The Drug War, The Peace Movement, and the Legacy of Port Huron." He was in Austin in conjunction with Mexican poet Javier Sicilia's Caravan for Peace which opposes the U.S.-supported Drug War in Mexico. Video produced by Jeff Zavala. A ZGraphix production. http://zgraphix.org
About 500 Ethiopian Americans came to Camp David (Thurmont, MD) to show their opposition to their country's dictator who was at the Summit to Shmooze money from Obama. 2 billion US Tax Dollars go to the Ethiopian dictator Meles Zenawi who uses the money to ethnically cleanse a part of Ethiopia that was formerly Somalia.
This week; Winston Smith vindicated get's to keep ponytail. The doc, Ed Croft is in from the field . political corruption gets a High 5, Mikel K minute. Windy Star earning her bones, Instant karma files, our asshole of the week and more. Hippy Woman has the week off.
Americans across the country gathered on February 3rd from noon to 7 p.m. to protest NDAA 2012 (H.R. 1540) - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012. In Austin, Texas people staged some street theater to show what America would look like in the future while we still have the NDAA of 2012 passed. See how your congressmen voted: House http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2011/roll932.xml Senate http://www.votesmart.org/bill/votes/37472 Obama Rejected Exclusion of American Citizens from NDAA 2012: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKfyao7ABME Produced for Austin Indymedia by Jeff Zavala. This is a zgraphix production. http://zgraphix.org
This interview with James Galbraith on History, War & the Economics of Empire is very insightful and offers the viewer an understanding of the mechanics behind the United States of America and how it operates on the global stage. James Galbraith holds the Lloyd M. Bentsen Jr. Chair in Government/Business Relations and Professor of Government at the University of Texas at Austin. To learn more please visit: http://DemocracyorEmpire.org This is a zgraphix production. Produced by Jeff Zavala. http://zgraphix.org
On Tuesday, November 29, 2011, people gathered at the Austin State Capitol in a show of solidarity with the Egyptian and Syrian people. The Egyptian people are facing enormous obstacles as they continue to demand an end to military rule and the beginning of democratic reforms in their country. Over the past few days, the police and the military have responded brutally, killing dozens and injuring thousands. What makes this even worse is that the Obama administration has done an about-face and is now tacitly supporting the military regime's crackdown on the protests by refusing to intervene (a replay of the administration's response to Mubarak's crackdown on protests). A ZGraphix production. Produced for Austin Indymedia by Grace Alfar http://zgraphix.org http://twitter.com/zgraphix http://facebook.com/zgraphix.org http://austin.indymedia.org
12,000 people surround the White House demanding a STOP to TransCanada?s destructive Keystone XL Pipeline mega project. The wide array of indigenous leaders, labor organizers, environmentalists, young people, religious community and activists listened to speakers such as Naomi Klein before linking arms around Obama's home in a symbolic gesture of resistance and unity. After there was a breakaway march through Occupy DC.
CodePink Austin, along with other friends and supporters of the U.S. Boat to Gaza, held a symbolic "launch" on the Pfluger Bridge over Lady Bird Lake in Austin, Texas. Participants read excerpts from writings by Alice Walker and Kathy Kelly and the letter... to President Obama regarding the reasons for the trip to Gaza. Austin citizens were asked to stop and write messages to the passengers and participate in other symbolic actions. This event took place on June 26th, 2011. Organized by CodePink Austin (http://www.codepinkaustin.com). To learn more about the voyage please visit: http://ustogaza.org/ To read about US activists who prepare to break Israel’s blockade on Gaza, please visit: http://electronicintifada.net/content/us-activists-prepare-break-israels...
On Saturday, (3/20/10) thousands of people converged at the White House for the March on Washington, the largest anti-war demonstration since the announcement of the escalation of the Afghanistan war. By the time the march started at 2 p.m., the crowd had swelled up to 10,000 protesters. Transportation to Washington, D.C., was organized from over 50 cities in 20 states. Demonstrators rallied and marched shoulder to shoulder to demand U.S. Out of Iraq and Afghanistan Now, Free Palestine, Reparations for Haiti and No sanctions against Iran as well as Money for jobs, education and health care! Speakers at the Washington rally represented a broad cross section of the anti-war movement, including veterans and military families, labor, youth and students, immigrant right groups, and the Muslim and Arab American community. Following the rally, a militant march led by veterans, active-duty service members and military families made its way through the streets of D.C. carrying coffins draped in Afghan, Iraqi, Pakistani, Somali, Yemeni, Haitian and U.S. flags, among those of other countries, as a symbol of the human cost of war and occupation. Coffins were dropped off along the way at Halliburton, the Washington Post, the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs and other institutions connected to the war profiteering, propaganda, and human suffering. The final coffin drop-off was at the White House—the decision-making center of U.S. imperialism. The A.N.S.W.E.R Coalition Organized this event; Visit the A.N.S.W.E.R Coalition Website for More Information:http://AnswerCoalition.org Produced by Jeff Zavala. This is a ZGraphix production. http://ZGraphix.org
Al Jazeera - Empire looks at the dramatic changes taking place in the Arab world and their strategic implications. The fear factor has been broken, the genie is out of the bottle. Arabs have taken to the streets demanding freedom. As the winds of change blew across the Arab world, the US, the power that has long dominated the region, has been particularly absent. With all its allies crumbling one after another, what will the US do to maintain its influence in the region? And what can be expected of Israel, the country's closest ally in the region? Will the spread of democracy lead to a peaceful end to decades of autocratic rule in the Middle East or will the fear of Islamist extremism galvanize Washington's resolve to reinforce Pax Americana? Our guests today are: Rashid Khalidi, a professor of Modern Arab Studies at Columbia University; Seymour Hersh, a Pulitzer-winning author; and Thomas Pickering, the former US under secretary of state. Our interviewees are: Clovis Maksoud, the director of the Center for the Global South; and Rob Malley, the Middle East director of International Crisis Group. This episode of Empire originally aired on February 7, 2011. more info: http://english.aljazeera.net/programmes/empire/2011/02/20112875931593543...
Sub-headed “Barack Obama and the failure of capitalist democracy”, this film explores the historical role of the Democratic Party as the “graveyard of social movements”, the massive influence of corporate finance in elections, the absurd disparities of wealth in the United States, the continuity and escalation of neocon policies under Obama, the insufficiency of mere voting as a path to reform, and differing conceptions of democracy itself. "Lifting the Veil is the long overdue film that powerfully, definitively, and finally exposes the deadly 21st century hypocrisy of U.S. internal and external policies, even as it imbues the viewer with a sense of urgency and an actualized hope to bring about real systemic change while there is yet time for humanity and this planet. See this film!" -Larry Pinkney Editorial Board Member & Columnist The Black Commentator Original interview footage derives from Noam Chomsky, Michael Parenti, Michael Albert, John Stauber (PR Watch), Sharon Smith (Historian), William I. Robinson (Editor, Critical Globalization Studies), Morris Berman (Author, Dark Ages America), and famed black panther Larry Pinkney. Non-original interviews/lectures include Michael Hudson, Paul Craig Roberts, Ted Rall, Richard Wolff, Glen Ford, Lewis Black, Glenn Greenwald, George Carlin, Gerald Cliente, Chris Hedges, John Pilger, Bernie Sanders, Sheldon Wollin and Martin Luther King. “Lifting the Veil is a major contribution to political documentary. ; It teaches everyone from the uninitiated to the most sophisticated the true nature of the American government... It covers the issues clearly and succinctly, from the opening narrative through to its stirring conclusion.” -Ralph Poynter lynne stewart defense committee new abolitionist movement "The best political film I've seen to date.
Rahul Mahajan, a co-founder of the Third Coast Activist Resource Center and original member of the Nowar Collective, is publisher of the blog http://EmpireNotes.org and author of two books about U.S. foreign policy, The New Crusade and Full Spectrum Dominance. He has been centrally involved in the Wisconsin labor struggle and the occupation of the state Capitol. In this short clip Mahajan speaks on the Libyan revolution and the nuclear crisis in Japan. This event took place at 5604 Manor, 5604 Manor Road, Austin, Texas. http://5604manor.org/ This is a zgraphix production. Produced for Austin Indymedia by Jeff Zavala. http://austin.indymedia.org http://zgraphix.org
Tim Wise, http://www.timwise.org/ , has emerged over the past decade as one of the most eloquent and forceful white people speaking for racial justice. He is the author of five books, including the 2010 Color Blind: The Rise of Post-Racial Politics and the Retreat from Racial Equity. Wise is a frequent speaker on campuses across the country and a regular commentator in mainstream media, including this interview on Tavis Smiley’s ...PBS show, http://www.pbs.org/kcet/tavissmiley/archive/201008/20100812.html . Wise’s other books include: Between Barack and a Hard Place: Racism and White Denial in the Age of Obama; White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son; Affirmative Action: Racial Preference in Black and White; and Speaking Treason Fluently: Anti-Racist Reflections From an Angry White Male. A panel after the lecture will feature Austin activists who will respond to Wise’s remarks and describe local efforts to build a more just society. Donations for this event will benefit 5604 Manor, a progressive community center, http://5604manor.org/ . The event is sponsored by St. James’ Episcopal Church, http://www.stjamesaustin.org/ St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, http://staopen.com/ and the University of Texas Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, http://www.utexas.edu/diversity/index.php Filmed, Edited & Produced for Austin Indymedia by Jeff Zavalahttp://zgraphix.org http://austin.indymedia.org
Stephen Baldwin, Dean Blanchard and Karen Mayer Hopkins speak of the corruption and neglect of BP and the Obama Administration in regards to the fisher people of the Gulf of Mexico and what they're willing to do to protect themselves and way of live.