Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The Ascendancy of Obama and the Continued Need for Resistance and Liberation A Dialogue between Cornel West and Carl Dix

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Noam Chomsky: Imperial Ambitions-Conversations on the Post-9/11 World (AudioBook)

Imperial Ambitions: Conversations with Noam Chomsky on the Post 9/11 World is a useful collection of nine brief interviews between Chomsky's and his regular interviewer David Barsamian (Barsamian, of Alternative Radio, has been "working with him" for more than twenty years according to his very brief introduction; and see e.g. Class Warfare; Secrets, Lies and Democracy; The Common Good; Propaganda and the Public Mind etc). These conversations took place between March 2003 and February 2005 ("mostly conducted in Chomsky's office at MIT") and in them Chomsky and Barsamian discuss the usual: US foreign policy in a post-9/11 world; the 2004 US presidential campaign and election; the future of Social Security (in the US); the increasing threat of global warming; the dangers arising out of the war in/against Iraq; and the difficulties of developing an "ongoing, living, democratic culture" to counter such things. In addition, we get -- amongst many other titbits -- a brief glimpse into Chomsky's childhood, his relationship with his father, and his political education.



Friday, July 23, 2010

sugar slaves (brazil/brasil)

Sugar Slaves (Brazil, 2006) is a documentary about labour conditions on Brazilian sugar plantations. Directed by Maria Luisa Mendonça, produced by Rede Social

the price of sugar (documentary)

Description: On the Caribbean island of the Dominican Republic, tourists flock to pristine beaches, with little knowledge that a few miles away thousands of dispossessed Haitians are under armed guard on plantations harvesting sugarcane, most of which ends up in US kitchens. Cutting cane by machete, they work 14 hour days, 7 days a week, frequently without access to decent housing, electricity, clean water, education, healthcare or adequate nutrition. The Price of Sugar follows a charismatic Spanish priest, Father Christopher Hartley, as he organizes some of this hemisphere's poorest people, challenging the powerful interests profiting from their work. This film raises key questions about where the products we consume originate, at what human cost they are produced and ultimately, where our responsibility lies.

Audio: Mainly English, some Spanish.
English Subtitles

Director: Bill Haney

Writers: Bill Haney
Peter Rhodes

Narrator: Paul Newman

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Malcolm Shabazz on the block report

The Minister of Information JR interviews Malcolm Shabazz, the grandson of the late great Malcolm X aka El Hajj Malik El Shabazz. He talks about the death of Betty Shabazz, the only confessed killer of his grandfather recently being let go, and growing up in the Shabazz family.


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Rape on the Reservation: Vanguard

Rape on the Reservation: Vanguard Trailer

(AudioBook) George Orwell - Animal Farm

Title: Animal Farm (unabridged)
Author: George Orwell
Narrator: Timothy West
Format: mp3
Play Time: 3 hours 8 minutes
Total Files: 3
Bit Rate: File 1 - 64 Kb/s. Files 2 & 3 56 Kb/s.
Quality: Very good. No problems. Better than the 32 Kb/s Patrick Tull version often found on P2P

An allegory intricately woven to near-perfection. Not a word is wasted by this author who saw the rise of Stalinism and prophecied its failure. It's "Charlotte's Web," The Who's "Won't Get Fooled Again," and "1984" all rolled into one brief work.

Honestly, how many of you first read this book because it was the shortest book you could choose for a required report? d:c) -- fervor

Since its publication in 1946, George Orwell's fable of a workers' revolution gone wrong has rivaled Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea as the Shortest Serious Novel It's OK to Write a Book Report About. (The latter is three pages longer and less fun to read.) Fueled by Orwell's intense disillusionment with Soviet Communism, Animal Farm is a nearly perfect piece of writing, both an engaging story and an allegory that actually works. When the downtrodden beasts of Manor Farm oust their drunken human master and take over management of the land, all are awash in collectivist zeal. Everyone willingly works overtime, productivity soars, and for one brief, glorious season, every belly is full. The animals' Seven Commandment credo is painted in big white letters on the barn. All animals are equal. No animal shall drink alcohol, wear clothes, sleep in a bed, or kill a fellow four-footed creature. Those that go upon four legs or wings are friends and the two-legged are, by definition, the enemy. Too soon, however, the pigs, who have styled themselves leaders by virtue of their intelligence, succumb to the temptations of privilege and power. "We pigs are brainworkers. The whole management and organisation of the farm depend on us. Day and night, we are watching over your welfare. It is for your sake that we drink that milk and eat those apples." While this swinish brotherhood sells out the revolution, cynically editing the Seven Commandments to excuse their violence and greed, the common animals are once again left hungry and exhausted, no better off than in the days when humans ran the farm. Satire Animal Farm may be, but it's a stony reader who remains unmoved when the stalwart workhorse, Boxer, having given his all to his comrades, is sold to the glue factory to buy booze for the pigs. Orwell's view of Communism is bleak indeed, but given the history of the Russian people since 1917, his pessimism has an air of prophecy. --Joyce Thompson




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Female Genital Cutting: Vanguard

Saturday, July 3, 2010

el saba "god bless humanity"

"We talk about terrorism,
But we celebrate the biggest act of terrorism,
Eating turkey on the land stolen from the red man symbolizing cultural cannibalism."

El Saba
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