Azadeh Zohrabi spoke in San Francisco on November 8, 2013, at an event alongside Robert H. King of the Angola 3, who was released in 2001 after 29 years in continuous solitary confinement.
|By: Angola 3 News Monday November 25, 2013 7:15 pm|
|By: Sara Haile-Mariam Friday November 8, 2013 5:00 pm|
Appearing via Skype and citing that he was there in support of “the most courageous woman working in western music,” Julian Asange delivered a ten minute speech on topics ranging from privacy to freedom of the press, shouting out the reporters who were in exile as a result of their press coverage.
|By: Sara Haile-Mariam Thursday November 7, 2013 8:15 pm|
Today marks Nadya’s 24th birthday.
|By: Sara Haile-Mariam Saturday October 26, 2013 7:52 am|
The video depicts an immigrant family’s failed attempt to cross the border complete with a police officer confiscating a baby only to find himself face to face with the Dream Activist she grew up to be years later. The song is hauntingly beautiful. The video’s focused on revealing the humanity behind the “immigration debate” as well as the crass terms that often get tossed around as a substitute for political discourse. There are no “illegals” or stereotypes in this video. Just people.
|By: Sara Haile-Mariam Friday October 25, 2013 2:00 pm|
In an epic 10 minute interview on BBC’s Newsnight – Russell Brand calmly and meticulously addresses everything from income inequality to corruption to corporate interests to revolution while explaining how his opinions render it impossible for him to cast a ballot in good conscious.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday October 23, 2013 4:36 pm|
A Palestinian woman and well-respected organizer in Chicago has been charged with lying to immigration authorities about her background when she applied for citizenship in the United States. If convicted, she faces the possibility of being imprisoned for up to ten years and being deported.
|By: Sara Haile-Mariam Thursday October 10, 2013 1:05 pm|
At this point it’s not a secret, the 113th United States Congress has a remarkable aptitude for perpetually sucking at life and people are noticing and talking back.
Fuck you Congress.
|By: danps Sunday September 15, 2013 5:20 pm|
Attitudes like this have nothing to do with having a level headed, non-magic powers based outlook. They have instead to do with inculcating a sense of fatalism and resignation among activists. It can’t be done, is the message, not because it’s impossible but because it’s hard.
|By: Sara Haile-Mariam Tuesday September 3, 2013 2:45 pm|
Fifty years ago, at 19 years old, John Lewis was the youngest person to speak at the March on Washington. In the days leading up to its commemoration, we’ve been reminded that Lewis’ words almost went unheard. After the initial hand wringing from the Kennedy administration had subsided, and fearing embarrassment or violence, intense work was done to ensure that the content of the march didn’t veer into “radical” territory. At the time, critics like Malcolm X denounced the March as something that was in fact orchestrated by the White House.
|By: spocko Wednesday August 21, 2013 8:00 pm|
The other day I was complimenting masaccio on his great piece, Mass Consumption Created and Killed the Middle Class and my frustration with some of Mark Blyth’s arguments in the Book Salon on Austerity: History of a Dangerous Idea. I found one of his ideas lacking, the whole, “it’s not about the personal ‘individual moral failings of the bankers,’ but the system.” Masaccio pointed out that, “…there must be 50 posts here from me and Cynthia and others showing how to prosecute these crimes. Not worth much I agree, but there is moral culpability.”