Media Justice/Media Resistance

By Not Fearing the System you can Change it! PNN reviews the new COPWATCH training video

Tiny/PNN ReViEwsfOrTheReVoLuTiOn
Thursday, March 25, 2004

"I do not consent to talk to you"
"Am I being detained?
"Am I free to go?"

Another World (Of Media Production) Is Possible:Peoples Media Center/Peoples Press Room at The US Social Forum in Atlanta

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

From Jail to Journalism

The morning I got out of jail, I walked through the ice-like streets of Oakland, California touching ivy and running my fingers along the sides of buildings, cars and the trunks of trees. It wasn't that I had forgotten how they felt. It was just to know that they, things, trees, buildings and cars, were still there, even when I wasn't, helped to ease the shudder, the ache and the tension that was now permanently lodged in my head

Resisting Poverty, Homelessness and Homicide:Making a movie on the violence, poverty and racism affecting 5 bay area communities

Byron Gafford and Tiny
Friday, April 1, 2005

When the side
Of the road is
Marked by death.

With pictures, balloons,
Teddy bears, alcohol bottles,
And Candles.

Where drive by shootings
Occur leaving bodies
Where they drop.

An excerpt from WHEN THE SIDE OF THE ROAD IS MARKED BY DEATH by Byron Gafford, poet,author and co-director of A Walk of Resistance through Poverty, Homelessness and Homicide a POOR Press PRoduckshun ©2005

Be Seen, Not Heard: A group of protesting seniors is told there's no singing at the state capital.

Bruce Allison/PNN
Wednesday, October 24, 2007

"Be seen, but not heard." These words are often spoken to misbehaving children, yet this is what the Safety Security officer, Keith Troy (badge number 4810), patronizingly said to me and a group of fellow seniors, as we gathered inside the State Capitol in Sacramento. I remember him clearly, a young, tall, white man with blonde hair. He looked like an extra in an advertisement for the highway patrol, as he stood behind a velvet rope in front of the Governor's office, like some sort of dictator out of a cheap movie from my childhood.

The Baddest Black Newspaper in the Bay: THE BAYVIEW FACING SHUTDOWN

The San Franscisco BAYVIEW Newspaper faces shutdown!

Marlon Crump/PoorNewsNetwork
Thursday, August 21, 2008;

"Since the San Francisco Bay View National Black Newspaper will now only be an online newspaper, one of the biggest concerns is that people who are incarcerated will no longer be heard."

I learned this recently from longtime re-porters, su-pporters, activists, community members, and voices of the San Francisco Bay View National Black Newspaper.

Contrary to the legendary newspaper line often heard on television, this really "stopped the presses" for me!

Race, Class and Proposition 8

One Poverty Scholar's Race and Class Analysis of the LGBT Movement


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