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Check here for various clips from Flying Focus Video Collective as posted to YouTube.com.
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Civil Rights/Police Accountability

Internment of Japanese Americans: Civil Liberties in Wartime
This clip features Dr. David Adler from the University of Idaho, who spoke at Portland State Universtity for the 70th anniversary of the executive order that sent Japanese Americans to internment camps during World War II. In this clip, he encourages people to get involved since the courts, including the Supreme Court, sometimes don't stand up for the principles that the Constitution supposedly promotes.

This clip is from the one-hour show "Internment of Japanese Americans: Civil Liberties in Wartime" (VB 84.09&10), available on DVD from Flying Focus for a donation of $11 plus $4 postage. [Back to catalog] [Back to newsletter] [Back to top]

 
Rudeness or Racial Profiling? Portland's Police Review Board 2013
The Citizen Review Committee (CRC), Portland's so-called police review board, hears the case of Floyd McCorvey. He relates how an officer accused him of being a pimp and a woman he was with of being a prostitute. Even though he filed the complaint about racial profiling, the Independent Police Review Division had it investigated as rudeness. The officer's commander seemed to have ignored some of the facts in the case.

The full one hour program "Rudeness or Racial Profiling? Portland's Police Review Board 2013" (VB #88.12&13) is available for a donation of $11 (DVD/VHS) plus $4 postage.
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Trevor Aaronson: Manufacturing Terrorism
In Portland while the trial of Mohamed Mohamud, the so-called "Holiday tree bomber," was going on in January 2013, journalist Trevor Aaronson expanded on his Mother Jones article exposing the similarities of dozens of such stings in a book called "The Terror Factory." Here he is talking about what might be motivating the FBI to keep encouraging usually loner, immigrant, Muslim suspects to engage in plots that then the FBI can grab headlines by defeating.

The full one hour program "Trevor Aaronson: Manufacturing Terrorism" (VB #86.10&11) is available for a donation of $11 (DVD/VHS) plus $4 postage.
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Portland Black Panthers and the Media
At a panel discussion for the Northwest History Network, members of the Portland Black Panthers recalled the organizing they did in the 1960s, and how the media would not cover their good works supporting the community, only the negatives. Percy Hampton, one of the panelists, is featured in this clip.

The full one hour program "Portland Black Panthers and the Media" (VB #78.12&13) is available for a donation of $11 (DVD/VHS) plus $4 postage.
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David Hilliard and the Black Panthers
David Hilliard, a leader in the Black Panther Party in the 1960s, spoke in the Portland area about international connections, social programs, empowerment work, and persecution by the FBI. Here he talks about how the people have to push politicians for change.

The full program (VB #78.3&4) is available for a donation of $11 (DVD/VHS) plus $4 postage.
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Civil Liberties 2009: Are We Still at Risk?
Short clip from an hour-long show of a panel discussion held in June, 2009, which raised the question whether the transition from the Bush to the Obama administration made a difference regarding our civil liberties. Features lawyers working on an illegal wiretapping case, a public defender who represented Guantanamo prisoners, and the Oregon director of the ACLU.

The full program (VB #73.2&3) is available for a donation of $11 (DVD/VHS) plus $4 postage.
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Civil Liberties 2011: Can We Be Safe and Free?
Clips from the November 8, 2011 panel discussion examining the state of civil liberties in the U.S. 10 years after 9/11. Speakers covered the threat to civil liberties caused by the prior and current administrations' policies of torture, targeted killing, extraordinary rendition and warrantless wiretaps, military commissions and indefinite detention, political surveillance and religious discrimination -- policies which have dubious or no value in preserving safety and national security. Each speaker briefly touched on the use of drones (unmanned aircraft) to kill people, including American citizens, anywhere.

Speakers: Brandon Mayfield, a local Muslim attorney falsely accused of terrorism charges; Kayse Jama, Executive Director, Center for Intercultural Organizing; Steven Goldberg, an NLG attorney whose litigation successfully challenged the NSA warrantless surveillance program; and Steven Wax, Federal Public Defender, lawyer for a number of Guantanamo detainees.

The full program (VB #83.1&2) is available for a donation of $11 (DVD/VHS) plus $4 postage.
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Minority Profiling 101 (with Andrea Ritchie)
Andrea Ritchie, author, police misconduct attorney and organizer, explains how the criminalization of LGBTQ people was instrumental to colonialism and how it continues today. Taped at In Other Words in Portland, OR in March, 2012. (This is a clip from VB #83.05 & 06; the entire one hour show is available from FFVC, see our website at http://www.flyingfocus.org for more info.)

The full program (VB #83.5&6) is available for a donation of $11 (DVD/VHS) plus $4 postage.
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Community Dialogue on Racial Profiling
This is a ninety-second clip from the hour-long Flying Focus Video Bus featuring a dialogue with Portland Police officers talking with community members about experiences at traffic stops and on the streets. The dialogue took place in June, 2006 in NE Portland and was coordinated by Oregon Action.

The full program (VB #60.13&61.1) is available for a donation of $11 (DVD/VHS) plus $4 postage.
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Health Care Alternatives

Rethinking Psychiatry
A two-day symposium was held in Portland in May, 2011 to explore the changing face of psychiatry in light of research on the effects of medications as outlined in "Anatomy of an Epidemic" by noted author and journalist, Robert Whitaker. Here, three panelists including Whitaker himself discuss various alternative ways to approach the idea of mental health. Whitaker facilitates an audience and panel discussion on the current national movement to create a mental health care system that is safer, and more holistic, effective and humane.

The full one hour verision of "Rethinking Psychiatry" (VB #80.8&9)is available for a donation of $8 (DVD/VHS) plus $4 postage.
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Rep. John Conyers: Single Payer Health Care
Rep John Conyers has been advocating for social justice since the 1960s. He visited Portland for a Health Care conference and sat down for an interview with Flying Focus to talk about the idea of universal health care. Here he recalls the struggles while working on President Obama's health care initiative, as well as the struggles of the Civil Rights movement.

The full half hour verision of "Rep. John Conyers: Single Payer Health Care" (VB #80.4) is available for a donation of $8 (DVD/VHS) plus $4 postage.
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Dr. Margaret Flowers: Health Care for All
Dr. Margaret Flowers, a national figure in the struggle for universal health care, spoke at a conference in Portland, using detailed powerpoint slides to show how the corporate health care system does not work to the benefit of all.

The full half hour verision of " Dr. Margaret Flowers: Health Care for All" (VB #79.11) is available for a donation of $8 (DVD/VHS) plus $4 postage.
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MindFreedom: Mental Health Choice and Empowerment
Here are a few short clips from a panel representing mental health consumers and psychiatric survivors who spoke on how to further organize for change in the mental health system.
The speakers are survivors of an abusive psychiatric system who became activists. The main speaker is David Oaks, director of Mind Freedom International based in Eugene, who describes his efforts to give choice, freedom, and human rights priority within the system. He talks about his own experience, how mental health consumers are being shut out of the debate, and the problems caused by too much influence of the pharmaceutical industry in mental health, including within the prison system. But he also is sets the principle of personal choice over use of psychiatric drugs as opposed to the forced drugging that often occurs. He makes clear his goal is change by peaceful revolution.
And during the public forum we hear from an activist who proclaims, "dont let them label your soul", referring to the arbitrary psychiatric labels the industry often assigns. Taped Feb. '08

The full program (VB #66.13) is available for a donation of $8 (DVD/VHS) plus $4 postage.
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