Friday, November 24, 2006

Witness ~ Video for Change

WITNESS - Human Rights Video Hub

Click Image ~ Watch Video ~ QuickTime 25 minutes

"Video for Change" provides an overview for human rights advocates on how to effectively use video in advocacy.

Related Links ::: Human Rights Video Hub, Witness

Sorry for all the NON original videos lately, you'll soon know why and I'm sure you'll understand
... hang in there... it's just starting to get good.


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Sunday, November 19, 2006

Cop Watching

Eye of the Storm

August 22 2002 Portland Oregon
The face of dissent through the eyes of official police surveillance video.

Related Links ::: Cop Watch 101

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Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Death Squads ~ the documentary

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This is a Channel 4 documentary The Death Squads ~ 147 mgs 47 min.

Night after night death squads rampage through Iraq killing civilians. The Death Squads reveals that these organised killings are linked to the Iraqi government and politicians. Of course it's no shock that the Iraqis politicians who are behind the Death Squads, are received by the western countries and introduced to the public as heroes of freedom and champions of democracy.

Related Links ::: The Road to Iraq, Alive in Baghdad, Channel 4

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Friday, November 10, 2006

Freedom to Fascism

presents startling facts about our laws, raising critical issues that Americans must consider if they are to be a free people.
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ALSO headsup
For those unable to attend tomorrow's memorial for Brad Will, there will be a live audio stream of the event at St. Mark's Church from 1:00-5:00pm tomorrow, November 11th. You can access that stream by copying and pasting the following URL into your radio player's URL input.

1 - 5 pm Saturday >

Related Links ::: Defining Characteristics, America: Freedom to Fascism,
Brad Will Memorial


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Wednesday, November 08, 2006

The Citizen's Guide to Surviving Police Encounters

Created by Flex Your Rights and narrated by retired ACLU director Ira Glasser, BUSTED realistically depicts the pressure and confusion of common police encounters in an entertaining and revealing manner.

Related Links ::: Flex Your Rights, Ira Glasser

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Thursday, November 02, 2006

Police Involved in Illegal Seizure of Property

Illegal Seizure of Files, Confidential Information at Common Ground-managed
Woodlands Apartment Complex, Algiers

New Orleans restaurant owner, Darryl Reginelli, illegally seized information
and equipment from the Woodlands Apartment Complex on the West Bank on
Wednesday morning. Complicit in this act were two NOPD officers believed to
be long-term associates of Reginelli. Complaints were made at the Public
Integrity Bureau and the District station.

Without providing a court order or any legal authority, Darryl Reginelli,
co-owner of Reginelli's pizza parlors, entered the Administrative office of
the Woodlands Apartments with the assistance of two uniformed New Orleans
Police Department officers, witnesses said. Reginelli stole multiple files,
including apartment leases, and a computer containing confidential tenant
and workforce information. The violation comes during a deeply contested
sale that pits low-income tenants against wealthy developers seeking

"They illegally took our computers and our files and they didn't stop 'til I
came in there. I took what was in one of their hands, threw it on the floor
and the rest of them left. If it had been legal, they would have arrested
me. Again, it shows you, they knew what they were doing was illegal," said
Malik Rahim at a Woodlands Tenants meeting held Wednesday afternoon. Rahim
is a co-founder of Common Ground, the relief organization that acquired
management rights to the Woodlands in May 2006.

Reginelli and his wife, Angela, a prominent employee of Channel 6 WDSU,
previously owned the Woodlands, purchasing it in 2000 and some estimate
making millions off the property while allowing conditions to deteriorate
severely. Since taking over management in May under a gentleman's agreement,
Common Ground has provided approximately one million dollars in labor and
material improvements to the complex. While rents across the city have
skyrocketed, Common Ground management froze the rents at the Woodlands to
pre-Katrina levels, fostered a strong tenants union and ran a workers'
cooperative with paid skills training.

Throughout the past five months Reginelli made recurring promises sign a
purchase agreement with Common Ground but continually rescheduled and
cancelled appointments while seeking another buyer. "We're gonna let the
rest of the nation know what's going on," Rahim said Wednesday, referring to
the breached agreements, backdoor real estate dealings and planned mass

Common Ground will mount an appeal to the City Council at Thursdays meeting,
and reach out to local and national organizations for support in favor of
residents' rights while pursuing appropriate legal action. "The tenants have
rights, they know their rights, and they are organized," said Soleil
Rodrigue, Legal Coordinator for Common Ground. "They will not go quietly
into the ranks of the Post-Katrina homeless."

Contact: Soleil Rodrigue, Legal Coordinator, 504-717-7324

Related Links ::: Common Ground Collective, N.O.TV Collective,
New Orleans Housing Rights Videos

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