Amidst the unrelenting commercial fanfare surrounding Super Bowl 50, a raw and undiluted expression of a powerful social movement made its way onto centre field.
There are an estimated 80,000-100,000 prisoners held in some form of solitary confinement in the U.S. It is cruel and unusual punishment, and must be abolished, once and for all.
Marshall "Eddie" Conway walked free from prison this week, just one month shy of 44 years behind bars. He was convicted of the April 1970 killing of a Baltimore police officer.
As he lies dying, Herman Wallace knows that after a lifetime of enduring the torture of solitary confinement for a crime he did not commit, he is now a free man.
May 24, 2013
612 Markham St. (Bathurst subway) http://beitzatoun.org/cms/events/view/13-05-23/Mountains_That_Take_Wing_Angela_Davis_Yuri_Kochiyama.aspxToronto , ON
Canada43° 46' 54.9552" N, 79° 24' 59.9544" W
Mountains That Take Wing (2009) puts iconic African American scholar-activist Angela Davis in conversation with Yuri Kochiyama.
Mar 7, 2011
University of Regina
3737 Wascana ParkwayS4S 0A2 Regina , SK
Canada50° 25' 5.8764" N, 104° 35' 13.2468" W
Dr. Angela Y. Davis speaks about activism and making change.
Why is the Canadian government trying to prevent Gary Freeman from returning to his Toronto-area home?
Two very different approaches to documentary filmmaking -- but they're both seriously in your face.