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Chris Hedges Sits Down With Bill Moyers


In one of the most pointed, sweeping and personal public conversations about Chris Hedges’ life and work yet, Bill Moyers speaks with the journalist after the release of “Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt,” the book Hedges co-authored with fellow reporter and artist Joe Sacco.

The 50-minute conversation is followed by a segment on Sacco, who talks about the thinking and experiences that moved him to become a “comics journalist.”

Full post on Truthdig.com http://www.truthdig.com/avbooth/item/chris_hedges_on_moyers_company_20120722/

Occupiers Occupy Cali. College ~ Invited Back To Occupy Again


Rap, Yoga & Occupy – Occupiers Occupy Cali. College
Invited Back To Occupy Again

“Good morning, Colleagues
Yesterday’s class was one of the most stimulating of my many decades of teaching so we are having the same guest speaker, Arthur Klein, again tomorrow in my Film 9 course (Filmmakers of Social Protest: Moore and Stone.)

Arthur (54 days) ... for the world to awaken to the idea tht we are all 100% - so we need to take care of each other.

The class was conducted along the lines of a General Assembly after presentation of the protocols used during many of the Occupy Assemblies around the country. Students articulated major concerns that were addressed by myself, Arthur Klein and two other LA Occupiers [Patty Alfonzo & Guido Corleone, who both were arrested during the OLA eviction] one a hip hop artist, whose song at the end held the class in rapt attention.

The rap artist’s closing song inspired one of my students in the class to sing her own 99% song; she told the class she was a music major, wanted to work in the music world and here was her opportunity to show her filmmaker classmates what she could do!

Arthur Klein showed video clips ranging from Occupy LA footage to an “Occupy Love” excerpt from doc in progress (by talented docmaker, Velcrow Ripper) to the “I’m Mad as Hell” sequence from “Network,” to the trailer for his doc, “Y Yoga Movie” followed by a few minutes of a closing yoga exercise, much appreciated.

So returning will be Arthur Klein tomorrow (Thurs., 12/8) 1:30 for an hour and half
and possibly hip hop artist and LA Occupier, Guido Corleone of the Luminaries.

Arthur will explore again the possibility of streaming live his presentation to the class
at http://pursuitofhappinessYOGA.com; click on “streaming.”

Arthur was also a Fox Studio executive and journalist in a previous incarnation but more recently has been using social media and live streaming to connect others to important ongoing events.

American Flag Patch Quilt #OccupyLosAngeles Day 12

Arthur’s presentation and interaction with the students provided an inspiring learning environment, especially considering the impact of the Occupy Movement.

Thank you,

Sheila Laffey
Adjunct Professor
Film Studies
Santa Monica College

OccupyFreedom @ California College Invited to Speak Occupy Movement, Citizen Journalism & the 99% STREAMED LIVE!

BREAKING NEWS:

OccupyFreedom @ California College Invited to Speak Occupy Movement, Citizen Journalism & the 99% STREAMED LIVE!

Occupy Conversation Invited into The Classroom by California College:
Tuesday December 6th from 1:15 to 3:15pm
Citizen Journalist, Yoga / Meditation Activist, and Filmmaker Arthur Klein will be speaking tomorrow by invitation, on a well known California College Campus about his personal experience in the Occupy Movement, as a Citizen Journalist/Streamer, Conscious Film and Media Creator as well as his reflections as a blogger on the http://PursuitofHappinessYOGA.com blog.

Ustream Channel OccupyFreedom ( Arthur’s Occupy News Channel http://Ustream.tv/OccupyFreedom ) will be covering one of if not the first welcomed conversations about the Peaceful Occupy Movement.

Arthur will facilitate a combination lecture / conversation / town hall experience with a few other Occupiers. He will share his personal reflections as ONE OCCUPIER. Arthur only speaks for himself as an individual occupier, since this is a horizontal leaderless peaceful movement and although Arthur Occupied in Los Angeles, teaching Yoga, Meditation and helping with OLA-Media as just one of many brother & sister volunteers.

His personal inquiry began after 911 when he began practicing Yoga & Meditation instead of going shopping and on vacation as adviced by the leadership. He made an award winning film “Y Yoga Movie” which premiered as a invited cultural event at the Democratic National Convention in 2008… Six months after that he had a sick realization that something was rotten in the Corporatized world. He began blogging at http://pursuitofHappinessYOGA.com all the anomalies of greed, corruption and evil he was observing… When the Occupy Wall Street Movement began, Arthur for the first time in a long time realized he was not alone anymore.

Tuesday 12/6/2011 1:15-15:00 Arthur will moderate a conversation amongst Film Students and Faculty at a California College and he has gotten permission to stream this unique and perhaps premier event of the Occupy Movements conversation into the classrooms and off of the Pepper Sprayed lawns of last week.

Dateline Tuesday December 6th 1:15-3:15 pm
Location:
Streamed Live to the World:
http://Ustream.tv/OccupyFreedom

Unconstitutional & Brutal Action @ OccupyLA Eviction MUST SEE!

This is What Fascism Looks Like;
Time is short before we are all enslaved! Do Something, Anything TODAY RIGHT NOW, to get the word out and make difference.
This is our Planet and We Are, The People and the Social Contract is NOW OFFICIALLY BROKEN!

Here is the RAW, UNCENSORED, first-hand point of view of my brutal arrest at the Occupy LA Raid that took place on November 29th-30th, 2011, that clearly illustrates several constitutional and human rights violations, most notably the Freedom of Press. As a rapper-journalist, I must share this with the world.

Around 1:10 you can clearly hear Officer Pedrosa tell me, “You can videotape all you like; the light has to go out.” at which point I turn the light off on my cameraphone. Moments later around 3:07 you see an officer come out of nowhere, where he lunged at MY CAMERA! The cameraphone went flying, at which point he violently dragged me from the crowd behind the line of police. At 3:16 and from that point on, the cameraphone is on the ground and the rest of the video is pretty much audio of the event, where you hear people attempt to help me, shouting “Police Brutality” and my beuatiful partner doing everything in her power to stop them from attacking me. The police brutally ripped me from the crowd as they wanted NO cameras or documentation of the event taking place in direct violation of our constitutional right to Freedom of Press.

I was tackled by several cops, violently slammed to the ground, my head ground into the cement tiles of Solidarity Park, with what seemed to be a dozen cops on top of me. My arm was injured and I am still sore, with plastic cuffs put on me extremely tight, cutting off my circulation til my hands were blue. One cop at the Metro detention center later said, “Wow, those cuffs are on very tight!” I was handed off to other cops to hand me off to other cops to hand me off to other cops to hand me off to a sheriff who put me on a bus with other people being arrested, all done vey tactfully,

Around 4:05, my partner recovers my cameraphone and the screen goes black, with audio being documented of the scene and of her unlawful arrest. She was simply observing my arrest to make sure that they did not brutalize me further, at which point she becomes targeted for her observation of my arrest. You can clearly hear her arrest at 6:16, where the officer tells her that she would be arrested if she did not leave. She begins to leave and is immediately arrested.

The rest of our arrests is documented here audio only and around 10:31 you see a cop put the cameraphone into a a bag as part of my partner’s property. Thankfully the phone is back in my possession and I am sharing this footage with all of you – footage that the LAPD desperately tried to steal and censor

As you hear me repeat in this video, “The People of California do not yield their sovereignty to the agencies that serve them.”

The main reason that I want to put this up is so all can see that I was targeted by the LAPD for documenting this historic event on film. This is in direct violation of the First Amendment of the United States Constitution:

Amendment 1 – Freedom of Religion, Press, Expression. Ratified 12/15/1791. Note

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Also note Occupy LA was in complete compliance with the First Amendment, as it is our right to free speech, free press, to peaceably assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances; and in accordance with a resolution passed by the Los Angeles City Council to let us gather there indefinitely.

In Love and Solidarity,
Guido

Home Land Security Allegedly Abducts & Threatens Marine at Occupy LA (Video) BREAKING NEWS


I have a very scary video to share with you… It was just posted on Youtube… Getting this story out sadly may be the only protection for the Marine Vet who was allegedly abducted by DHS from Occupy LA a day ago… Please watch video and help me break this story so this fine soldier is not DISAPPEARED. Since that is what he was threatened with…

This is a video about over reach by Homeland Security. The only way to protect this brave veteran who is fighting for the 99% is to watch this video and pass along to everyone.

We don’t want this fine human being “DISAPPEARED” please help get the word out NOW!

My account of what happened when I was detained at OLA november 25th arresting officers can be seen in this video http://youtu.be/WWe-RnKzDEQ

Occupy Wall St – The Revolution Is Love

Directed by Ian MacKenzie http://ianmack.com
Co-produced with Velcrow Ripper

PLEASE SHARE WIDELY! HELP SUPPORT THE FILM http://occupylove.org

“Love is the felt experience of connection to another being. An economist says ‘more for you is less for me.’ But the lover knows that more of you is more for me too. If you love somebody their happiness is your happiness. Their pain is your pain. Your sense of self expands to include other beings. This shift of consciousness is universal in everybody, 99% and 1%.”

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CHARLES EISENSTEIN is a teacher, speaker, and writer focusing on themes of civilization, consciousness, money, and human cultural evolution.
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