civil rights Archive

  • Reverend Eddie Anderson discusses the People’s Budget Los Angeles with EcoJustice Radio host Jessica Aldridge. He defines what it means to re-imagine policing and public safety, and how to ensure reinvestment back into Black communities. The institutions that run the USA continue to benefit from the repercussions of long-standing, systemic oppression and racism. How do we reinvent and re-imagine the power structures? How do we change the economic system and fund a budget that is community-centered?

    The People’s Budget LA and Reimagining Public Safety

    Reverend Eddie Anderson discusses the People’s Budget Los Angeles with EcoJustice Radio host Jessica Aldridge. He defines what it means to re-imagine policing and public safety, and how to ensure reinvestment back into Black communities. The institutions that run the USA continue to benefit from the repercussions of long-standing, systemic oppression and racism. How do we reinvent and re-imagine the power structures? How do we change the economic system and fund a budget that is community-centered?

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  • For Dr. Martin Luther King, civil rights and economic justice were his most important issues. He also became a fierce critic of U.S. foreign policy and the Vietnam War. We play his “Beyond Vietnam” speech, which he delivered at New York City’s Riverside Church on April 4, 1967, as well as his last speech, “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop,” that he gave on April 3, 1968, the night before he was assassinated. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was born January 15, 1929. He was assassinated April 4, 1968, at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. He was just 39 years old. 

    Martin Luther King: Peace and Civil Rights Must Mix

    For Dr. Martin Luther King, civil rights and economic justice were his most important issues. He also became a fierce critic of U.S. foreign policy and the Vietnam War. We play his “Beyond Vietnam” speech, which he delivered at New York City’s Riverside Church on April 4, 1967, as well as his last speech, “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop,” that he gave on April 3, 1968, the night before he was assassinated. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was born January 15, 1929. He was assassinated April 4, 1968, at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. He was just 39 years old. 

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  • The 2014 film controversially reinstated the radical legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., where he spoke out against war and poverty and was marginalized by the political establishment as a result. This review of Ava DuVernay's Selma is by Zaid Jilani.

    ‘Selma’: Martin Luther King Jr. as Radical Peace and Anti-Poverty Activist

    The 2014 film controversially reinstated the radical legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., where he spoke out against war and poverty and was marginalized by the political establishment as a result. This review of Ava DuVernay's Selma is by Zaid Jilani.

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  • Lupe Anguiano, former nun and civil rights activist, is working to stop fracking near the Pacific Ocean beaches and agricultural fields of her hometown, Oxnard, CA.

    Faces of Fracking: Civil Rights Hero Takes on Big Oil

    Lupe Anguiano, former nun and civil rights activist, is working to stop fracking near the Pacific Ocean beaches and agricultural fields of her hometown, Oxnard, CA.

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  • In light of the People's Climate Mobilization in New York and worldwide, Sabina Virgo writes on the need to build a movement using the examples of fights for civil rights, feminism and peace, based on the principle that corporate-centered business as usual must end, bringing about a just transition to a sustainable economic model that creates jobs and prosperity for all while protecting our fragile ecological balance.

    People’s Climate Movement: The End of Business as Usual

    In light of the People's Climate Mobilization in New York and worldwide, Sabina Virgo writes on the need to build a movement using the examples of fights for civil rights, feminism and peace, based on the principle that corporate-centered business as usual must end, bringing about a just transition to a sustainable economic model that creates jobs and prosperity for all while protecting our fragile ecological balance.

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  • Apart from articulating a debate on race and rhythm, black nationalism and the urban struggle in the 1950s US, the 1959 experimental film "The Cry of Jazz" shows cosmic philosopher and Afro-futurist Sun Ra during his Chicago period.

    Sun Ra: “The Cry of Jazz” and the Sounds of Black Liberation

    Apart from articulating a debate on race and rhythm, black nationalism and the urban struggle in the 1950s US, the 1959 experimental film "The Cry of Jazz" shows cosmic philosopher and Afro-futurist Sun Ra during his Chicago period.

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  • Texas Governor Rick Perry (R) said that his wife, Anita Perry, misspoke recently when she said abortion "could be" a woman's right. “From time to time we’ll stick the wrong word in the wrong place, and you pounce upon it,” Perry said to reporters while appearing at a campaign event for Republican New Jersey Senate candidate Steve Lonegan in Smithville, N.J., according to Bloomberg.

    Gov Rick Perry on a Woman’s Right to Discuss Abortion

    Texas Governor Rick Perry (R) said that his wife, Anita Perry, misspoke recently when she said abortion "could be" a woman's right. “From time to time we’ll stick the wrong word in the wrong place, and you pounce upon it,” Perry said to reporters while appearing at a campaign event for Republican New Jersey Senate candidate Steve Lonegan in Smithville, N.J., according to Bloomberg.

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  • Watch "The March," a documentary from 1964, re-released to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington. At this year's ceremony in DC, Republican politicians opted to stay home. Maybe they all had prior engagements...

    March on Washington: Demonstration for Freedom Continues

    Watch "The March," a documentary from 1964, re-released to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington. At this year's ceremony in DC, Republican politicians opted to stay home. Maybe they all had prior engagements...

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