FDL Movie Night: My Neighbourhood

By: Monday June 17, 2013 4:59 pm

Tonight’s film is the 2012 Peabody Award winning film My Neighbourhood, the latest production by Just Vision, a team of Palestinian, Israeli, North and South American filmmakers, journalists, and human rights advocates dedicated to telling the stories of Israelis and Palestinians working nonviolently to achieve freedom, dignity, security and peace in the region. Our guest tonight is Just Vision’s Creative Director Julia Bacha, who co-directed My Neighbourhood together with independent filmmaker Rebekah Wingert-Jabi.


Live Blog for #Occupy Movement: New Camps, More Evictions, Mic Check for Rahm

By: Tuesday November 22, 2011 3:02 pm

City to city, officials are deciding it is time for occupiers to pack up and go home. And, city to city there are occupations that are just springing up or re-establishing themselves in new areas of cities.

Where Is the Money for These Raids on Occupations Coming From?

By: Wednesday November 16, 2011 12:16 pm

These massive late night raids on occupations can’t be cheap. They involve dozens, perhaps hundreds of police officers, often brought in from other nearby jurisdictions. There just aren’t that many police on the graveyard shift, so the bulk of them must be getting paid costly overtime to work evictions in the middle of the night. Who is paying for this?

Families of London Rioters to Be Evicted, and Denied Welfare

By: Saturday August 13, 2011 4:00 pm

According to BBC radio: Prime Minister David Cameron has gone back to court to obtain actions that will be served to convicted rioters. These actions will cause the eviction of the rioters families as well as the termination of welfare payments.

FDL Movie Night: Save the Farm

By: Monday June 6, 2011 5:00 pm

Director Michael Kuehnert’s award winning film Save the Farm jumps into the center of the battle to save the country’s largest urban farm, the 14 acre South Central Farm in the weeks leading up the farmers’ eviction.

Developed on an empty lot which was later bought by the City of Los Angeles under eminent domain and mitigated to the community after the Rodney King riots, the South Central Farm was a community venture with 350 farmers growing their own organic crops for food or for sale at the weekly farmer’s market on the land. But the lot’s previous owner, developer Ralph Horowitz claimed the city had violated a clause in the sale, and sued to get the property back. Three courts threw out his suit, but in 2004 Horowitz prevailed and bought back the property for $5 million, and claimed he had a buyer willing to pay $16.3 millions.

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