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media: articles & literature

‘How storytelling can help address police violence’ by Ryan Stroud: ‘Acts and policies are often inadequate in fully resolving conflict. Stories, however, have the power to engage areas of the brain beyond those that simply process information. Stories can facilitate empathy, and can serve as a non-threatening form of negotiation. Storytelling can even facilitate emotional and mental healing, creating coherence and meaning out of traumatic experience.’

Texas just banned a bunch of books for prisoners – Shakespeare, Chomsky, Langston Hughes and lots of others. Amazing. For a good history of the Texas prison system see Texas Tough by Perkinson, recommended by one of their wards.

‘Liberating Songs: Palestine Put to Music’ by Joseph Massad.

‘More Proof the U.S. National Anthem Has Always Been Tainted With Racism’ by Jefferson Morley and Jon Schwarz.

media: poetry

If poetry is so boring, how come you can get arrested for it? The story of Palestinian poet Dareen Tatour.

From Truthdig and poet Amy Sara Carroll: ‘The Transborder Immigrant Tool is a GPS cellphone safety-net tool for crossing the Mexico-U.S. border. Poet Amy Sara Carroll wrote a series of 24 poems, titled “The Desert Survival Series/La serie de sobrevivencia del desierto,” which were uploaded onto cellphones equipped with simple compasses and interfaces. Each poem is a form of lyrical advice that provides readers and listeners with tools for every hour of a day spent in the pernicious borderlands between the U.S. and Mexico.’

media: Zine

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Cultural Resistance: New York City has released a new Zine on the 45th anniversary of the Attica uprising based on interviews with some of those who participated, with artwork by Anu Biswas.

media: video & podcast

Fossil fuel pipelines threaten the Hudson Valley while offering nothing to the region: watch ‘A Pipeline Runs Through It’ – then head over the Sane Energy Project or Toxics Targeting to get involved! Listen to an interview with We Are Seneca Lake.

Great video about Microaggressions.

People returning to Oaxaca’s town square singing ‘Venceremos’ after striking miners were driven out by police. Lyrics here.

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights released a short documentary on its 20th anniversary.

Short interview with Erica Garner on RT.

Keynote Panel from the ‘Women, Incarceration and Carceral Feminism’ conference, September 20.

 
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