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Economic Justice, Workers' Issues (Labor)
Not Waiting for
Teacher and editor of "Rethinking Schools" magazine Stan Karp spoke in Portland about the negative effects of the documentary "Not Waiting for Superman." Here he extols the virtues of public schools. Also featured is a short clip of teachers at the talk engaged in discusison groups.
Women Confronting Globalization
A clip from the Flying Focus program featuring Christina Obregon, an organizer from Chicago with the Mexican Solidarity Network. Taping in Dec. '05 Christina leads a discussion in how women are taking the lead in confronting corporate globalization and for workers' and womens' rights.
The Deliberate Documentarian: Making "The Reluctant Radical" (clips)
In this show we interviewed Lindsey Grayzel, a Portland area filmmaker who created "The Reluctant Radical." Her movie follows Ken Ward, an activist so concerned about climate change that he engaged in a variety of direct actions, from gas station protests to shutting off a valve that is part of a North American oil pipeline. Lindsey herself was arrested by police even though she was recording that latter action from outside of a fence. She had her video confiscated and it took a year and a half to get it back. She talks about her experiences making the movie and what happened when the police stepped in.
Part of this show includes clips of Lindsey from the early 2000s when she volunteered with Flying Focus. We are very pleased that she agreed to let us use clips from her documentary to make this show.
Interviewing Lindsey is FFVC producer Dan Handelman.
The full half hour program "The Deliberate Documentarian: Making 'The Reluctant Radical'" (VB
is available for a donation of $8 (DVD/VHS) plus
Oil Spill Update (Gulf of Mexico 2011)
Antonia Juhasz, author of "Black Tide" spoke at Powell's Books in Portland, OR in April, 2011 to paint a picture of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico which caused extensive damage to the environment. Juhasz gives stern warnings to companies which would choose profits over life.
Organizing for Change
Cell Phones: What
Can They Hurt?
Filmmaker Talal Jabari spoke with Flying Focus about his film "Full Signal", which describes the harmful effects of cell phones, cell towers and other modern technology. Here he describes how the radiation can affect human DNA. The full program
Organizing on the Left
At the Rural Organizing Project's annual meeting, guests and leaders spoke about the political machinations of the "right," the Tea Party, and what the left needs to do to effect social change. Here, Scot Nakagawa an Tarso Ramos give tips on key issues to turn the discussion around to make a better world for all.
The Death Penalty
Race, Mental Illness and the Death Penalty
This clip is an excerpt of a panel discussion held at Portland Community College on February 21, 2013. Jeff Ellis, a capital defense attorney, talks in this clip about how race, poverty and mental illness impact decisions that juries make whether someone should be sentenced to death. This is a discussion thats been taking place on a national level as more and more states are looking at the inequalities inherent in the death penalty.
The full one hour program "Race, Mental Illness and the Death Penalty" (VB #85.05&06)
is available for a
donation of $11 (DVD/VHS) plus $4
Health Care Alternatives
War and Peace, Nuclear Issues
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