Saturday, November 26, 2011

Amy Goodman: The Power of People in Movements

New World Notes News
Vol. 4, No. 48 -- November 26, 2011

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This week in New World Notes, radio program #195, November 29, 2011

Amy Goodman: The Power of People
in Movements

Tahrir Square

In brief

Journalist Amy Goodman explains & celebrates the power "the People" have when they organize in movements. Includes some good insights (and information that will be new to many) on Frederick Douglass; Susan B. Anthony; Rosa Parks; and 1968 Olympians John Carlos, Tommie Smith, and Peter Norman--plus remarks on Tahrir Square, Occupy Wall Street, and President Obama.

From a talk she gave in Syracuse, NY, on November 3, 2011.

Amy Goodman is Executive Producer of "Democracy Now!"
Above: Amy Goodman.
Below: Abolitionist (and feminist) Frederick Douglass.

Notes, credits, & links

Recorded by (and thanks to) Wilton Vought for Essential Dissent. Video of the entire talk may be found there. Audio of the entire talk is here.

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Series overview:
Political and social commentary in a variety of genres. Exploring the gap between what we want ... and what they're trying to make us settle for.
Above: Rosa Parks: not a solitary individual but part of a well-trained and well-organized movement. M.L. King, Jr., in background.
Below (l to r): Peter Norman, Tommie Smith, John Carlos--Mexico City, 1968.

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