On The Ground – A Quick Look

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A quick look through my book about the sixties underground press, On the Ground: An Illustrated Anecdotal History of the Sixties Underground Press in the U.S., which was just published by PM Press…

Available at: babylonfalling.bigcartel.com
the publisher: secure.pmpress.org/index.php?l=product_detail&p=368 – Amazon: amzn.com/1604864559

Burn Wall Street Burn

The PFFR (Pre-natal Fighting Frightening Remembrances) sent a young reporter out on Wall Street to ask some hard hitting questions. (I know this video is old by todays standards but it’s still one of the best things I’ve seen all year.)

Mic Legacy – Police State (Awe Yeah)

On Sunday May 16th 12am a family was awoken by a flash grenade crashing through their window, then a SWAT team stormed into their home.

There are conflicting stories as to what happened next but the fact remains that an officer drew his gun and fired the fatal shot that killed 7-year old Aiyana Jones.

The Detroit police were searching for a homicide suspect that was involved in the slaying of a 17-year-old boy.  The suspect had no relation to the Jones family besides living in one apartment in the 2-unit duplex where they resided.

Mic Legacy speaks on the tragedy of the innocent girls death and inhumane police tactics on his new track “Police State (Awe Yeah)”.

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Bouncing Cats Film Trailer

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Director Nabil Elderkin profiles Abraham “Abramz” Tekya in the film “Bouncing Cats”, the true story of the Ugandan man that found away to change the lives of the children in his community through hip-hop.  Narrated by Common and featuring interviews with Mos Def, Will-I-Am and K’Naan.

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Murality | Artists 4 Israel

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Artists 4 Israel took graffiti artists from America, Europe and Israel to the Israeli city of Sderot to work with children and the community at large. Sderot, the target of continous missile attacks from Hamas, has erected bomb shelters all over the city. Closets, bus stops and children’s playgrounds have become blast proof in an effort to fortify against missile strikes.

The artists spent three days performing art therapy with children who have post traumatic stress disorder as well as cover the city’s numerous bus stop/bomb shelters with paint.This is a highlight reel visually demonstrating the power of the project on Sderot and the Israeli community at large.

Filmed, written and edited by Jared Levy.