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Arrested in Bahrain

  Among the arrested are human rights activist Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, Wa’ad Secretary General Ebrahim Sharif, Haq Secretary General Hassan Mushaima. . . . Cf. Bahrain Center for Human Rights, <www.bahrainrights.org/en>; National Democratic Action Society (Wa’ad), <www.aldemokrati.org>; <en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hasan_Mushaima>. | Print  

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Comrade Gagarin

  “An astronaut son of a carpenter, Yuri Gagarin, a son of Red October” I Giovani Comunisti/e (Young Communists) is the youth wing of the Partito della Rifondazione Comunista (Communist Refoundation Party).  Music by Banda Bassotti (“Juri Gagarin”).  Cf. “Gagarin’s experience shows that the son of a Soviet carpenter enjoyed material foundations to make it […]

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First Flight

  A tribute to Yuri Gagarin and his first human spaceflight, 12 April 1961. . . . Music by Zemlyane (“The Grass at Home”).  Cf. <www.roscosmos.ru/main.php?id=87>, <english.ruvr.ru/tag_45875342/>, <ciudad-futura.net/2011/04/05/soyuz-gagarin-2/>, <www.yuriesfera.net>. | Print  

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How I Became a Socialist

  “Workin’ hard scarred my proletarian flesh I used to go to sleep drunk every night depressed Slavin’ for a check, a couple hundred at best While the boss getting’ rich off my blood and sweat And all the crumbs I get go to bills and rent I ain’t workin’ all my life just to […]

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Refugee Diagram

  There are many reasons for leaving one’s country. . . . N.B. Click on “Subtitles” to view this video with English subtitles. Directed by Atelier Collectif.  Animation by William Henne, Caroline Nugues, and Lionel Seneterre.  Produced by Zorobabel.  2006. | Print  

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If We Must Die

  Wrongfully convicted following the prison uprising in Lucasville, OH in 1993, Brother Bomani (Keith LaMar) is currently at Ohio’s supermax prison, Ohio State Penitentiary, where he began a hunger strike on January 3. Before I speak my piece, let me make one thing perfectly clear: I don’t want to die.  I want to live […]

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Kino Pravda 3G

  The detritus of mobile phone footage of protests, from Tehran to Toronto, over the last year . . . assembled without grand narratives of the mainstream media. Public Studio is a transient Toronto artist collective. | Print  

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Wallets Full of Blood

  Houses on the Moon Zombie Banker Blues Roscommon Death Trip Eamonn Crudden is an Irish filmmaker.  See, also, “A Curse on the Zombie Establishment: An Interview with Filmmaker Eamonn Crudden” (MediaBite, 23 September 2010). | Print  

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