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According to this statement, the trees are coming down in Richardson Grove. Jeff Muskrat is rousing the troops.
Addendum: Uh, I don’t know what’s really going on actually, but if you read the post through the link early on you might want to head over now and read all the comments before getting too worked up.
There are too many of them on the Supreme Court and some other choice opinions.
I don’t even know what to say.
Courtesy of the Garberville Theater and the Grassroots Radio Conference hosted by KMUD and taking place this weekend. From the site:
Tonight Only, Friday, May 14, 2010:
Laura Flanders presents ” Un Poquito de Tanta Verdad” (A Little Bit of So Much Truth)
KMUD and the Grassroots Radio Conference present keynote speaker Laura Flanders and the award-winning documentary “Un Poquito de Tanta Verdad” (“A Little Bit of So Much Truth”).
Laura Flanders, host of the current events show GRITtv, has written for The Nation, In These Times, The Progressive and Ms. Magazine and is the author of several books, including Blue Grit: True Democrats Take Back Politics from the Politicians and BUSHWOMEN: Tales of a Cynical Species. She was the founding director of the Women’s Desk at the media watch group, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, and for more than ten years she produced and hosted CounterSpin, FAIR’s nationally syndicated radio program.
“Un Poquito de Tanta Verdad” (“A Little Bit of So Much Truth”)
When the people of Oaxaca decided they’d had enough of bad government, they didn’t take their story to the media… they TOOK the media.
In the summer of 2006, a broad-based, non-violent, popular uprising took place in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca. Filmmaker Jill Freidberg captured the unprecedented media phenomenon that emerged when thousands of school teachers, housewives, health workers, farmers, and students took 14 local radio stations and one local TV station into their own hands, using them to organize, mobilize, and ultimately defend their grassroots struggle for social, cultural, and economic justice.
David Barsamian of Alternative Radio says the film is “a tour de force of documentary filmmaking. Brilliantly conceived and executed. Demonstrates the essential role of radio as a weapon of mass instruction.”
KMUD programmer Gary Hughes (Latino América Sonando) will provide a welcome to Maka Muñoz, a radioactivist from Oaxaca, who will introduce the film. Together they will facilitate a discussion after the film.
Doors open 7:00 Show 7:30 $15
From the MCC site:
Bandwagon For the Arts Rolls on May 15th
Brass bands, Brazilian tunes, free jazz, radio theater, and even a polka will fill the Mateel Community Center on Saturday May 15th when the Bandwagon for the Arts hits the stage.
The free event, set as a benefit for Southern Humboldt and Leggett Valley school arts programs, will be broadcast live on KMUD (91.1fm) from 7:00 to 8:30pm. The live studio audience will be part of the show with sing-alongs, sound effects, and the whoop-it-up fun of live radio.
Students from several area schools will be featured on the air including the exceptional 2010 South Fork Band and Mad Jazz Singers. Local music educators, pro performers, and student actors will be in the cast.