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New Film: Boxers
Shot over a
twelve month period in Cuba, the United States and Mexico, Boxers and
Ballerinas confronts the US-Cuba conflict thru the eyes of four young
people--an exiled Cuban boxer and an exiled Cuban ballerina in Miami and
a Cuban boxer and a Cuban ballerina in Santiago and Havana, Cuba. Directed
by Mike Cahill and Brit Marling and produced by NIcholas Shumaker, the
feature length documentary cuts thru the romantic mysteries of special
period Cuba, the neon stereotypes of Miami, and the political noise of
US-Cuba relations to illustrate moving lives of a warring culture...[more]
Akashic Books offers the very best in independent book publishing.
Clamor Magazine's mission is to provide a media outlet that reflects the reality of
alternative politics and culture in a format that is accessible to people from a variety
of backgrounds. Clamor exists to fill the voids left by mainstream media. We recognize
and celebrate the fact that each of us can and should participate in media, politics and
culture. We publish writing and art that exemplifies the value we place on autonomy,
creativity, exploration, and cooperation. Clamor is an advocate of progressive social
change through active creation of political and cultural alternatives.
The 512 Collective
The 512 Collective,
International artists collective, brings thought and theory, politics and
energy to the stage and screen. Currently expanding from its original forms
as a Hip Hop Group, and Film and Video Production Team, the divisions are
infinite, yet the unity is carried through the words of wisdom. P(h)aze
3, Conor, and Rahula (today) bless the stage, with educated lyrics, and
a new generation of beats produced by rook, and other members of the crew.
The 512 Collective seeks to increase awareness of inherent and institutional
oppression, and educate the masses on how we can move toward liberating
our people: you. LaLutta@LaLutta.org
Paper Tiger TV
Paper Tiger Television (PTTV) is an open, non-profit,
volunteer video collective. Through the production and distribution of our public access series, media literacy/video
production workshops, community screenings and grassroots advocacy PTTV works to challenge and expose the corporate
control of mainstream media. PTTV believes that increasing public awareness of the negative influence of mass media
and involving people in the process of making media is mandatory for our long term goal of information equity.
JUST THE FACTS
Stay Free! is a print magazine focused on issues surrounding commercialism
and American culture. It is published about every ten months... some people seem to think that's funny. Whatever, just send us your money. Subscriptions are $10 for three issues (or $19 if you work in the ad industry.). Bulk copies are free to schools and worthwhile nonprofit groups (you pay postage).
Konscious is dedicated
to showing socially aware film/video, music and arts programming. Our non-profit
web site is a tool to amplify the voices of independent filmmakers and to
link viewers to opportunities for activism and social change.
People-Link is an international
on-line organization of progressive activists and one of the Internet's oldest and best-known
progressive providers of web-hosting, email, database, web design and site development services.
People Link is a union shop, controlled and managed by men and women of color.
Palast won Britain's
highest journalism honors for his 1998 undercover investigation of influence
peddling within Tony Blair's cabinet Ð by Enron and other US corporations
He then turned his sleuthing skills on to the Bush money trail: uncovering
for BBC and The Observer the uncomfortable truths of how the Bush Administration
quashed investigations of Saudi financing of terror -- and Poppy Bush's
extraordinary methods for stuffing his bank account and his son's campaign
Stanislao G. Pugliese
is associate professor of modern European history and Italian Studies at
Hofstra University. In the spring of 2001, he was a visiting research fellow
at the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies at Columbia University; in the
summer of 2003 he will be a visiting research scholar at the United States
Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. A specialist on the Italian
anti-fascist Resistance and Italian Jews, he is the author of Carlo Rosselli:
Socialist Heretic and Antifascist Exile (Harvard University Press, 1999)
which won the 2000 International Ignazio Silone Prize as well as the Lawrence
Stessin Prize for Outstanding Faculty Publication at Hofstra University.
The book has been translated into Italian and Romanian. Professor Pugliese
is also the editor of Italian Fascism and Antifascism: A Critical Anthology
as well as The Most Ancient of Minorities: The Jews of Italy. His essays
on Italian and Italian-American history and culture regularly appear in
academic and popular journals. He is the translator of Andrea Bocelli's
autobiography, The Music of Silence and editor of the Italian and Italian-American
Studies series published by Palgrave. At Hofstra University, Professor Pugliese
directs the Italian-American Lecture Series and has edited a volume Frank
Sinatra: Politics, Pathos and Italian-American Culture. He has organized
several international conferences at Hofstra and has been named curator
for the next Presidential conference, on Bill Clinton, scheduled for 2005.
His essay, The Books of the Roman Ghetto Under the Nazi Occupation was presented
as the 17th Annual Distinguished Faculty Lecture in 1999 and was awarded
the Peter E. Herman Literary Award at Hofstra University. A frequent book
reviewer, he is a member of the National Book Critics Circle and his film
reviews regularly appear in The American Historical Review. His most recent
book is Desperate Inscriptions: Graffiti From the Nazi Prison in Rome, 1943-1944
and his anthology, Fascism, Anti-Fascism and the Resistance in Italy is
forthcoming as is an edited volume of essays, The Legacy of Primo Levi.
He is presently writing a biography of the Italian anti-fascist writer Ignazio
Silone to be published by Farrar, Strauss & Giroux.
Guerilla News Network's
Network is an underground news organization with headquarters in New York
City and production facilities in Berkeley, California. Our mission is to
expose people to important global issues through guerrilla programming on
the web and on television.
defending the rights of New York City's taxis workers.
Make the Road by Walking
Make the Road
by Walking is a not-for-profit, membership-led organization based in Bushwick,
Brooklyn. Our members are primarily low-income Latino and African-American
residents of Bushwick and surrounding neighborhoods. Working within these
economically marginalized neighborhoods, Make the Road by Walking fights
for justice and opportunity through community organizing on issues of concern
to our multi-generational membership. We promote economic justice and participatory
democracy by increasing residents power to achieve self-determination through
Growing out of the success of La lutta NMC's DISPATCH, La Lutta NMC and
Manhattan Neighborhood Network's YouthChannel are set to launch. YouthDispatch.
YouthDispatch is on-line syndicated new media project that allows youth
from all over the world to post their films, writings, music and new media.
YouthDispatch will link to thousands of youth media sites and news groups
to pull together the latest from world of youth media makers.
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