2014/10/26

. Democracy is a grace ....' Norman Mailer... Gunter Grass

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Günter Wilhelm Grass (German: [ˈɡʏntɐ gʀas]; born 16 October 1927) is a German novelist, poet, playwright, illustrator, graphic artist, sculptor and recipient of the 1999 Nobel Prize in Literature. He is widely regarded as Germany's most famous living writer.

Grass was born in the Free City of Danzig (now Gdańsk, Poland). In 1945, he came to West Germany as a homeless refugee, though in his fiction he frequently returns to the Danzig of his childhood.
Grass is best known for his first novel, The Tin Drum (1959), a key text in European magic realism, and the first part of his Danzig Trilogy, which also includes Cat and Mouse and Dog Years. His works are frequently considered to have a left-wing political dimension and Grass has been an active supporter of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD). The Tin Drum was adapted into a film, which won both the 1979 Palme d'Or and the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. The Swedish Academy, upon awarding him the Nobel Prize in Literature, noted him as a writer "whose frolicsome black fables portray the forgotten face of history".[5]

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Norman Kingsley Mailer (January 31, 1923 -- November 10, 2007) was an American novelist, journalist, essayist, playwright, film maker, actor and political candidate. His first novel was The Naked and the Dead published in 1948. His best work was widely considered to be The Executioner's Song, which was published in 1979, and for which he won one of his two Pulitzer Prizes. In addition to the Pulitzer Prize, Mailer's book Armies of the Night was awarded the National Book Award.
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In 1955, Mailer and three others founded The Village Voice, an arts and politics oriented weekly newspaper distributed in Greenwich Village.








The Life and Work of Norman Mailer and Günter Grass: Castle in the Forest &; Peeling the Onion


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2014/10/06

Demonstrators 'disrupt' STL symphony singing a 'Requiem for Mike Brown'



Published on 4 Oct 2014
Video and story by Rebecca Rivas
Reporter/video editor
St. Louis American newspaper
Twitter - @rebeccarivas

Just after intermission, about 50 people disrupted the St. Louis Symphony’s performance of Brahms Requiem on Saturday night, singing “Justice for Mike Brown.”


As symphony conductor Markus Stenz stepped to the podium to begin the second act of German Requiem, one middle-aged African-American man stood up in the middle of the theater and sang, “What side are you on friend, what side are you on?”

In an operatic voice, another woman located a few rows away stood up and joined him singing, “Justice for Mike Brown is justice for us all.” Several more audience members sprinkled throughout the theater and in the balcony rose up and joined in the singing.


Those in the balcony lowered white banners about 15 feet long with black spray-painted letters that said, “ Requiem for Mike Brown 1996-2014” and “Racism lives here,” with an arrow pointed to a picture of the St. Louis Arch.




 Another banner said, “Rise up and join the movement.”



Stenz stood stoically and listened to the demonstrators’ performance. Some onlookers were outraged and start spewing expletives. Others stood up and started clapping. Most seemed stunned and simply watched.


The singing only went on for about two minutes before the demonstrators started chanting, “Black lives matter.” 


They pulled up their banners and dropped red paper hearts over the edge of the balcony onto the main floor orchestra seats, which stated “Requiem for Mike Brown.” Then they all voluntarily marched out together and left the theater. While they marched out, they received a round of applause from many of the audience members – as well as the musicians on stage.

Outside, symphony administrators huddled together discussing the demonstration, expressing dismay. When asked if they wanted to comment, they said no. The demonstrators had purchased tickets to the concert.

The St. Louis American tracked down and interviewed the organizer of the event – Sarah Griesbach, 42, a white woman who lives in the Central West End. She said that the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed teen who was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, has opened her eyes to the inequalities that exist in St. Louis. She has been protesting since Brown was shot on Aug. 9.

“It is my duty and desire to try to reach out and raise that awareness peacefully but also to disrupt the blind state of white St. Louis, particularly among the people who are secure in their blindness,” Griesbach said.

Two weeks ago, she and another “middle-aged woman who wear our mom jeans pulled up way too high” held up a sign at a Cardinals game that said, “Racism lives here.” A pivotal moment for her was when people around them started chanting in response, “Hands up, don’t loot.”

She and her fellow protester Elizabeth Vega decided to try again at the symphony, which received a much warmer response. She believes that is because the audience was fairly diverse in ethnicity and age.

“There is an inclusivity that comes with that intellectual culture,” she said.


The group of demonstrators was also a mix of African Americans, Latino and white residents – from college kids to college professors, she said. There were “representatives” from Clayton, Webster Groves, South St. Louis, Central West End and Ferguson. Although she lives in the Central West End, her children attend school in Clayton. 


As a mother, she has been deeply affected by Brown’s death.


“This cannot be just a Ferguson issue,” she said.

The St. Louis American got in touch with Erika Ebsworth-Goold, publicist for the St. Louis Symphony, on Sunday afternoon. She said the musical piece that the demonstrators chose was appropriate because it is meant to “lift up the people who were left in time of tragedy.”

She did not feel the group interrupted the performance but “delayed” it, she said.

“The people audience had respect for what we were do at the symphony, and we are appreciative of that,” she said.
Organizer Elizabeth Vega said the group prefers to call it a “disruption,” rather than a delay.

“Many of us are artists ourselves, so we were very cognizant to not interrupt the performance after it had already began,” Vega said. “But we still wanted it to be a disruption that left people with a seed of thought.”




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It was mind blowing for me, Bobby Seale, to see the images of a tear-gassed, smoky night in Ferguson, Missouri where the people were protesting the murder of an 18-year-old African American male, Michael Brown, murdered by the Ferguson police with his hands up in surrender. I’m taken back to another tear-gassed, smoky night in Oakland, California in 1968 after the death of Martin Luther King. That night another young African American youth, Bobby Hutton, was murdered by the Oakland police. Bobby Hutton, like Michael Brown, was murdered with his hands up. He was kicked in the back by the police and told, “run, nigger, run,” and when he stumbled forward, several policemen riddled his body with bullets.





Everything was hidden about the shooting of Bobby Hutton in one way or another until six to eight weeks later when an Inquest into the shooting of Bobby Hutton began. Prior to the Inquest, Marlon Brando, my friend at the time, and I had done a television show together where Marlon had stated that “Little Bobby Hutton had been murdered by the Oakland police.” In response to this accusation, five or six policemen filed a lawsuit against Marlon Brando. At the Inquest, after two or three policemen had sworn and testified attempting to distort the facts of the murder, a young, black female officer, fresh on the force, testified that those police officers who had just testified had murdered Bobby Hutton. The Inquest was immediately shut down and Bobby Hutton’s family was awarded $250,000 and, of course, the lawsuit against Marlon Brando was dropped.




With Michael Brown, we are still in the situation where the police are not forthcoming on the details of his killing, holding off on releasing the Officer’s name and trying to assassinate Michael’s character and, like Bobby Hutton’s murder, stalling for time. Recent examples of Oscar Grant, in Oakland, California, who was murdered while laying on the ground with his hands behind his back in a subway station when an officer pulled out his weapon and shot him in the back, or Eric Garner who was strangled in an illegal choke hold by police while struggling to breathe and asking for help, these incidents seem to me endemic of a fascist mind-set in police and law enforcement agencies.
Of course not all policemen are like this, but many departments get out of hand. With the Black Panther Party in 1969, I put together a campaign for greater community control of police. The Party and our coalition partners actually put a Community Control Of Police referendum on the ballot in Berkeley, California. Before the actual voting took place, they had falsely arrested me. My people’s control of police concept was set up in four different cities in the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Area: San Francisco, Oakland, Richmond and Berkeley. The Black Panther Party, working with different organizations and groups, crossing all racial and ethnic lines, was able to get enough signatures to place the referendum on the ballot in Berkeley, California only.



This was basically community control of the police. The referendum called for, rather than the appointment of a police chief, a tri-level body of police commissioners to be duly elected by the people of the community. It called for three community review boards with not less than five members duly elected to each of the three community board members. These review boards had the investigative power to review questionable police shootings, undue, unnecessary force and community complaints. If the board found in their investigation unnecessary force was used or complaints more than credible, then the people’s voice would be heard. With this method, in the community control of police, we add a broader framework above and beyond the police internal affairs, i.e., police investigating police. By having duly elected members as a people’s investigative body, from there they can recommend legal action to be taken against any specific policeman violating the law, such as Eric Garner being strangled in an illegal choke hold in New York. While I was in jail, the coalition committee with my Black Panther Party put this referendum on the ballot in Berkeley, California. We lost only by one percentage point. Besides the need to get all police operations to recognize people’s constitutional democratic civil-human rights, these are the things that we must realize and the people must do to change the relations with the police.
Ferguson, Missouri has become another example of the militarization of police departments across America which is being used to repress the First Amendment rights for people to redress their grievances. Those people in Ferguson, demanding information on the killing of one of the members of their community, found themselves surrounded by police in military vehicles armed with officers pointing guns into the crowd, and being bombarded by tear gas and smoke canisters. For them it is nothing more than an example of the avaricious, rich, corporate machine controlling our politicians, police and law enforcement agencies. What’s needed is greater democratic community control of the police.


When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for any one people to dissolve the political bondage which has connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth the co-operational and equal station to which the laws of nature and nature’s god entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of humankind dictates that we the people should declare the causes which impel us to dissolve that oppressive bondage. Implement a greater people’s community control of police.


We, the people, can organize and structure things to defend our human rights. What I was doing in the late sixties was in the spirit of and in line with Dr. Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela, and other progressive human rights activists. What my Berkeley referendum to the ballot meant in those times is what needs to take place today in cities across America.
All Power To All The People!
Bobby Seale, Founding Chairman and National Organizer of the Black Panther Party (1962-1974) SPEAKING Across America. Website: http://bobbyseale.com/
E-Mail: bobbysealecom@yahoo.com

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[1/7] The Black Power Mixtape (1967-1975)

The Black Power Mixtape examines the evolution of the Black Power Movement in the black community and Diaspora from 1967 to 1975. The film combines music, startling 16mm footage (lying undiscovered in the cellar of Swedish Television for 30 years), and contemporary audio interviews from leading African-American artists, activists, musicians and scholars.

Writen and Directed by: Göran Hugo Olsson
Produced by: Annika Rogell, Story AB
Co-Produced by: Joslyn Barnes & Danny Glover, Louverture Films

Music by Ahmir Questlove Thompson & Om'Mas Keith.
Executive producer Corey Smyth for Blacksmith Corp

Art Director: Stefania Malmsten

Edited by: Göran Hugo Olsson & Hanna Lejonqvist

Including appearances by:
Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture), Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Eldridge Cleaver, Bobby Seale, Huey P. Newton, Emile de Antonio, Angela Davis

Including commentary voice by:
Erykah Badu, Talib Kweli, Harry Belafonte, Kathleen Cleaver, Angela Davis, Robin Kelley, Abiodun Oyewole, Sonia Sanchez, Bobby Seale, Questlove

With support from the Swedish Film Institute/Lars G. Lindström, Swedish Television/ Axel Arnö, Nordisk Film & Tv Fond, Media Programme of the European Union, ZDF/ARTE, NRK, YLE, RTS and ERT.

Michael Jackson- "Rockin' Robin", 2:06


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"The Black Power Mixtape"--Danny Glover Discusses New Doc Featuring Rare Archival Footage, 2 of 3


Uploaded on 24 Jan 2011 DemocracyNow.org - We broadcast from Park City, Utah, home of the Sundance Film Festival, the nation's largest festival for independent cinema. One of this year's selections that is creating a lot of buzz is a documentary called The Black Power Mixtape. The film features rare archival footage shot between 1967 and 1975 by two Swedish journalists and was discovered in the basement of Swedish public television 30 years later. We speak with renowned actor and activist Danny Glover, who co-produced The Black Power Mixtape. For the video/audio podcast, transcript, to sign up for the daily news digest, and for today's entire show, visit http://www.DemocracyNow.org. Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today, visit http://www.democracynow.org/donate/YT

"The Black Power Mixtape"--Danny Glover Discusses New Doc Featuring Rare Archival Footage, 1 of 3


2014/10/01

Anil Dash on The Web We Lost repost ing this here

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2014/09/23

schizoanalysis why not?

Les « schizoanalyses », pourquoi pas ?


« LE TITRE DE CHIMERES OUVRE UNE PORTE à tous les délires, les fantasmes, les errances, les quêtes ou les expériences. Le terme de « schizoanalyses » pourrait, selon certains, la refermer aussitôt sur un dogme.
D’aucuns nous voient marcher, en rangs serrés, autour de quelques schizophrènes choisis, hérauts des temps futurs, oracles ou devins, sous le regard bienveillant des célèbres « duettistes » de l’Anti-OEdipe et de Mille plateaux.
D’autres nous situent déjà comme la dernière colonie psychanalytique développée en marge de l’empire lacanien, avec une prédilection marquée pour la schizophrénie, le « collectif » et 1’« institution ».
D’autres encore, philologues, nous font remarquer que les « schizoanalyses » font redondance, coupent et recoupent, taillent et retaillent, refendent la fente, et nous entraînent au bord d’un gouffre vertigineux.
Enfin viennent ceux qui voient dans le terme contesté l’étendard hermétique d’une coalition floue, mais proliférante, qui mêle trop souvent les torchons et les serviettes, l’inconscient et l’économie politique, le cinéma et le rêve, le krach boursier et la dépression atypique ; tout cela s’accompagnant d’une sorte d’agitation moléculaire, de poussées alternatives dispersées, d’activités utopiques ou « chimériques » diverses, aussi multicolores que l’arc-en-ciel.
Ces remarques et critiques, nous en ferons l’aveu, sont pertinentes ; elles circulent
d’ailleurs parmi nous et alimentent nos débats. [...] »


  Jean OURY et Patrick CHEMLA, La psychothérapie institutionnelle, le collectif, le commun from UTO PSYS on Vimeo.


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2014/09/22

La Borde ou le droit à la folie

 interview with Jean Oury ~ founder of the Clinic __La Borde

 excerptrf of French television[1] produced
documentary about La Borde

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A quick look at

institutional
therapy
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One can see
Guattari
sitting it seems
meditatively
with his group


of patients



Reportage sur la clinique de la Borde à Cour Cheverny où, depuis 1953, un groupe de jeunes psychiatres, influencé par la révolution psychiatrique des années 40, puis par mai 68, cherche "à faire vivre les malades tout en les guérissant". Cette thérapeutique est basée sur la responsabilité, celle des malades comme celle des soignants. Interview du docteur Jean Oury, directeur de la clinique et de Félix Guattari,___schizoanalyst ___ "psychanalyste" en chef, sur la spécificité de cette clinique. Interview de malades, seuls ou en groupe à propos de leur maladie et de l'importance de la Borde pour eux. Malades au cours d'activités diverses (ateliers, cuisine, équitation etc.). Interview d'une soignante ; personnel en réunion de gestion.


producteur ou co-producteur:
Annonceur, Boulogne : Télévision Française 1


producteur
Lalou, Etienne
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Jean-Claude Polack, psychiatre et psychanalyste, directeur de la revue Chimères. A publié La Médecine du capital, Paris, Maspero, 1971 ; La Borde ou le droit à la folie (avec Danielle Sivadon), Paris, Calmann-Lévy, 1976 ; L'Intime utopie (avec Danielle Sivadon) P.U.F., 1991 ; Epreuves de la folie, Ramonville Saint-Agne, Erès, 2006.

« De la psychothérapie institutionnelle à la schizo-analyse »

Il s'agira de montrer une filiation concrète de la schizo-analyse avec le travail psychiatrique inauguré par François Tosquelles à Saint-Alban et poursuivi par Jean Oury et Felix Guattari à la clinique de La Borde. La "Psychothérapie institutionnelle", comme on l'a nommée jusqu'aujourd'hui est solidement plantée sur ses bases marxienne et freudienne... La filiation n'est pas exempte de plis et de ruptures, parfois déchirantes, mais ne modifie pas, pour l'essentiel, l'éthique et la pratique élaborées au sein de ce mouvement dont la vitalité est manifeste.
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the film is related to the texts that had been published and written before the film was released : See
p 8-13 Introduction: the Guattari Reader . Gary Genosko.
and from the Notes go to the French books:
Guattari, "La Borde, un lieu-dit", in RM, pp. 161-69; Sabourin and Pollack, La Borde, or le droit a la folie, Paris: Calmann-Levy, 1976. ..








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2014/09/20

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2014/09/16

Don't flush our rights away

Fight for the Future and Namecheap have parked a truck with a giant video billboard directly across the street from the FCC!

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This just in! We’ve teamed up with our friends at domain registrar Namecheap to bring the overwhelming public outcry for real net neutrality protections directly to the agency’s doorstep.
As the hours count down to the FCC’s net neutrality comment deadline, we have obtained a permit to park a truck with a giant video billboard on top directly across the street from the FCC facing the agency’s headquarters! It’s amazing! We’re attracting tons of attention already.
Got something to say to the FCC? Send us a link to your video and we’ll play it on the billboard!










The billboard directly faces the FCC’s headquarters, and FCC employees can be seen looking down from the windows. Impossible to ignore.
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The billboard will play a steady stream of videos in support of Title II net neutrality. Internet users are encouraged to submit videos to play on the billboard through this form.
Photo credits: Namecheap team. These photos are available for use by press.















2014/09/15

'Venezuela Provides 30 Million Free Textbooks


News: Bolivarian Project | Social Programs


Venezuela Provides 30 Million Free Textbooks For New School Year



Tags

  • canaima
  • computer literacy
  • Education
  • students
Venezuela’s Education Ministry announced on Tuesday that it will provide 30 million free textbooks to elementary and junior-high students as they begin their new school year on September 15.
An estimated 10 million Venezuelan students will return to school for the new academic year. Venezuela's Education Minister, Hector Rodríguez said, “most of our citizens are now in classrooms, this is historic.” 
He also announced that they will give 30,000 mini lap-tops Canaima each week to students all over the country. Already 3.4 million laptops have been distributed in recent years. ​Canaima is a technological and educational project that uses open-source software. It was developed by Venezuelan Government, citizens and activists.
​Rodríguez added that during the coming school year the government will  open 113 new schools. 
Teachers wil also receive a 15 percent increase in the coming fortnight, completing a 75 percent increase agreed in September 2013. 
He said that with this investment in education teachers, parents and pupils will be able to approach "the new school year with happiness".

Published on Sep 10th 2014 at 4.31pm
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