On the last performance night of Philip Glass’s opera “Satyagraha”, Occupy Wall Street protesters came to protest the anti-democratic policies of Lincoln Center. Lincoln Center and the NYPD responded with a heavy presence and barricades confining protesters to the sidewalk. These barricades quickly became an absurdity as protesters and patrons alike swarmed the barricades from either side to hear supportive speakouts on the People’s Mic by Philip Glass, Laurie Anderson and Lou Reed.
Newsnight’s Jeremy Paxman talks to Russell Brand about voting, revolution and beards…
“The debt ceiling goes over 17 trillion dollars, JP Morgan Chase fined an additional 13 billion dollars… without one head rolling & even Mcdonald’s sales are down!”
With some of the only video from behind police lines, subMedia.tv witnessed the brutal raid by the Royal Colonial Mounted Police on the Mi’kmaq blockade of fracking equipment. But the fierce response of the community in defense of the warriors was also captured on camera. We bring you the real story about what really went down on Highway 134, the story that the corporate media doesn’t want you to see.
I’m posting this because it’s interesting, but I don’t know any facts surrounding it.
“Blumenthal explained how The New York Times commissioned the 11-minute video, but after the paper’s editors saw it, refused to publish it:
I was asked to submit something by The New York Times op docs, a new section on the website that published short video documentaries. I am known for short video documentaries about the right wing in the US, and extremism in Israel. They solicited a video from me, and when I didn’t produce it in time, they called me for it, saying they wanted it. So I sent them a video I produced with my colleague, David Sheen, an Israeli journalist who is covering the situation of non-Jewish Africans in Israel more extensively than any journalist in the world.
We put together some shocking footage of pogroms against African communities in Tel Aviv, and interviews with human rights activists. I thought it was a well-done documentary about a situation very few Americans were familiar with. We included analysis. We tailored it to their style, and of course it was rejected without an explanation after being solicited. I sent it to some other major websites and they have not even responded to me, when they had often solicited articles from me in the past.”