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TransCanada Reps Kicked Out of Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation
TransCanada officials showed up at the Tribal Office in Eagle Butte, South Dakota in an attempt to win the tribe over to the pipeline, but were met with a swift, firm response.
100th Day of Guantánamo Hunger Strike
The hunger strike by prisoners at Guantánamo Bay has entered its 100th day. At least 102 prisoners are on strike, 30 have been force-fed, and 3 hospitalized.
Thirteen states warn EPA about taking sides re: methane
Attorneys General from a dozen states and the top environmental cop from a 13th sent a letter dated May 2, to the Environmental Protection Agency, warning administrators not to succumb to efforts by other states to have the agency regulate methane emissions from oil and gas drilling and production. The letter was sent to EPA after several northeastern states threatened to sue the agency for not taking over regulatory responsibility of oil and gas production. Why hide if there's nothing to hide?
70,000 people urge New York Times to stop using the dehumanizing and inaccurate term, "illegal", from news coverage
On Tuesday April 23rd, 2013, the Applied Research Center and a coalition of activists including Fernando Chavez, son of Cesar Chavez, and Jose Antonio Vargas, award-winning journalist and founder of Define American, delivered 70,000 signatures to the New York Times urging them to stop using the term "illegal" in their news coverage.
Greek Children Go Hungry While Banks Get Bailed Out
The economic crisis in Greece has left many children hungry and malnourished. With Greece up for another bailout, the government has promised international creditors even more austerity measures. Derek Thompson reports for The Atlantic, "the real tragedy can't really be told with numbers. It's simple, really. Children are starving."
A Violent Act Again in a Violent Nation
Dave Lindorff, investigative news reporter and columnist for CounterPunch, reflects on the tragic Boston Marathon bombings and on the violence that exists within American politics and culture.
Where Should the Birds Fly Film Screening and Discussion - Thursday, April 18 7PM @ Bluestockings Bookstore
Please join us for a film screening and discussion of Fida Qishta's Where Should the Birds Fly.
Drop the I-Word
The Associated Press recently dropped the term "illegal immigrant" from its stylebook. Will the New York Times follow?
Persistence of Vision: Revisiting the Mission and Methods of Public Access
An essay about the future of public access by Bob Devine
Rousing Speech by Victoria Pannell, 13, at Postal Rally
The surprise hit of the rally was thirteen-year-old Victoria Pannell who delivered an outstanding address--lucid, passionate and well-researched-- to hundreds of postal workers from the city and upstate who participated in the National Day of Action to Save the Post Office on Sunday, March 24th.
Community Access Television (Channel 10) will run the ENTIRE Shocking and Awful Series SATURDAY, MAR 23rd 3-9PM
Community Access Television, (CATV), serves the towns of Hartford, Hartland and Norwich, Vermont and Hanover and Lebanon, New Hampshire.
MONDAY, MARCH 25 - Where Should the Birds Fly Film Screening and Discussion
The Center for Palestine Studies at Columbia University Presents The Powerful New Film by Fida Qishta, Produced by Deep Dish TV: Where Should the Birds Fly - MONDAY, MARCH 25th at 7:45PM
Announcing Shocking and Awful Marathon on Free Speech TV Saturday, March 23rd
On Saturday, March 23, 2013, the 10th anniversary of the global uprising against the U.S invasion of Iraq, Free Speech TV will run a marathon of the Shocking and Awful Series, produced by Deep Dish TV.
Shocking and Awful Series on PhillyCAM Saturdays in March
Leading to the 10th anniversary of the Iraq War, PhillyCAM will air Deep Dish's Shocking and Awful Series Saturdays in March at 10:30pm.
"Beyond the Hills" Cristian Mungiu Video Interview
"Beyond the Hills" opened theatrically on March 8th. Here is an excerpt from Liza Béar's interview with director Cristian Mungiu about his latest film, which screened at the 50th New York Film Festival following its premiere last year at Cannes, where it won Best Screenplay and the Best Actress award shared by its two leads.
LGBT Center Bars Sarah Schulman Reading
A leading queer community author was barred from an appearance at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center apparently because the book she was to discuss deals with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Prime Minister Salam Fayyad and Palestinian Statehood
Despite the success of Prime Minister Salam Fayyad’s plan for Palestinian statehood, there do not seem to be any signs of cooperation from Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu and the Israeli state for further progress towards peace between the two countries.
Beyond Gun Control, Obama Urged to Tackle Joblessness, Incarceration and U.S. "Culture of Violence"
Obama asked Congress to vote on new gun reform measures, including background checks and a ban on assault weapons. But with the gun lobby-beholden Congress unlikely to approve Obama’s agenda.
The Real Causes of the Postal Deficit
U.S.P.S., which receives no tax dollars, reported a $3.2 billion deficit for January through March 2012, up from $2.2 billion for the same period a year ago. This article by Liza Béar was originally published in The Villager on June 7th, 2012.
Fifty-four Nations Are Implicated in a CIA Torture Scheme
An important report released February 5 by the Open Society Justice Initiative shows that a central element of the Bush administration’s response was itself to spread terror—on a global scale.
Kill List Exposed: Leaked Obama Memo Shows Assassination of U.S. Citizens "Has No Geographic Limit"
The Obama administration’s internal legal justification for assassinating U.S. citizens without charge has been revealed for the first time.
How Immigration Reform Could Expand Incarceration of Immigrants
The heightened enforcement that Goodlatte and others seek raises a thorny question for the immigration reform process: Will it address the dire concerns many have about the ways in which immigrants are detained while awaiting deportation?
Massive Cuts to Postal Service a Step Towards Privatization?
Plan to restructure post office a big real estate play and boon to private courier companies
Online pioneer, activist is hailed at memorial at The Cooper Union
Liza Béar attended Aaron Swartz's memorial service last week. Here is her account of the event published in The Villager today.
Israeli news broadcasters don't cry
Israeli news commentator Shlomi Eldar reflects on the live television report that profoundly changed the way he sees the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Interview from the major Israeli paper Haaretz
Announcing the Free Speech TV Broadcast of the Russell Tribunal on Palestine
Beginning January 28th, the Russell Tribunal on Palestine (RToP) will be broadcast on Free Speech TV. The 4-part program, produced by Deep Dish TV will air through the month of February.
5 Broken Cameras Nominated for Oscar (Documentary)
5 Broken Cameras, a Palestinian-Israeli collaboration between Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi, has just been nominated for an Oscar in the documentary category. This interview with both filmmakers was done by Liza Béar, artist in residence at Deep Dish TV, when the film screened at New Directors New Films last May.
Mali: The 'gentle' face of al-Qaeda
Former Deep Dish TV producer May Ying Welsh reports from Northern Mali for Al Jazeera
Where Should the Birds Fly on KPFA Pacifica Radio 94.1FM
Excerpts of the new documentary Where Should the Birds Fly, directed by Fida Qishta & produced by Deep Dish TV, was featured on KPFA Pacifica Radio 94.1FM on December 5, 2012.
Video Calls for Clemency for Leonard Peltier
Over 30 years in jail - framed for a crime he did not commit. New campaign petitions Obama for clemency for Native American leader.
Slain Peace Activist Rachel Corrie's Parents Reflect on Gaza Visit Just Before Recent Cross-Border Violence
Interview with Cindy and Craig Corrie, parents of Rachel Corrie, peace activist slain by an Israeli bulldozer in Gaza, conducted by Scott Harris
Occupy Sandy: From Relief to Resistance
Occupy Sandy, a flexible network and offshoot of Occupy Wall Street shows itself a more fluid, more dynamic response than corporate or government agencies.
Russell Tribunal on Palestine: Oct 6 - 7, 2012 at Cooper Union
The RToP will be holding its 4th international session in NYC on Saturday, Oct. 6 and Sunday, Oct. 7 in the Great Hall at Cooper Union (7 East 7th Street, New York, NY 10003).
GMOs--What's Eating You?!
Will Genetically Modified food modify you? An estimated 80% of products on our super market shelves are made with Genetically Modified Organisms, food with unnatural DNA, split by bacteria and viruses.
Thinking of Troy Davis in Gaza
Sitting last night in the north of Gaza, listening to shelling and mortars while sitting with a family whose 9 year old child had been killed and home destroyed, I could not get Troy, and this night in Georgia last year, off my mind.
Economic Sanctions: The Backlash on Iranians
In 1990, "Manufacturing the Enemy" exposed the stories of Arab Americans who, in a post Gulf War world, faced various forms of racism and violence. Today, economic sanctions on Iran have situated Iranians at the forefront of racial profiling and discrimination, particularly by large corporations.
Fracking in the Blackfeet Nation
1 million acres of the Blackfeet reservation in Northern Montana have been leased to oil companies for hydraulic fracturing, or fracking,a procedure that has been widely unregulated and linked to groundwater contamination. Members of the Blackfeet have been organizing peacefully to raise awareness against fracking, despite council and tribal members who are in support of oil exploration.
Bahrain: Shouting in the Dark
Former Deep Dish TV producer May Ying Welsh wins George K. Polk award for excellence in coverage of the Bahraini protest movement.
Deep Dish TV's South Asia Video Collection
Extensive South Asia video collection now available for college and university libraries.
Occupy Wall Street - Live Video Feed
The battle broadens and deepens.
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Uprooted - A Grassroots Examination of the Politics of Migration
Uprooted is multiplatform (web, tv, dvd) media tool for activists and organizers advocating for migrant rights. It highlights the social, political and economic policies that drive migration. It encourages and enables migrant communities and their allies to document and distribute their narratives.
Waves of Change
Waves of Change: The Many Voices of the Global Village is a multimedia project designed to survey community media around the world by compiling and archiving the creative use of participatory communication globally.
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