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Watch Tuesday Nights on BCAT8:00pm Freddys Brooklyn Roundhouse
Time Warner 34/CableVision 67, BCAT CH 1
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Watch Thursday Nights on MNN 8:30pm Freddys Brooklyn Roundhouse
Time Warner 56/17 RCN 83 for live internet streaming at showtime www.mnn.org

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Ratner Atlantic Yards
 

 

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Freddy's Brooklyn Roundhouse Shows and Specials

Malachi Ritscher, Iraq War Casualty: Mission Statement

28.5 min - Malachi Ritscher is a unique casualty of the Iraq war. He publicly burned himself to death (self-immolation), as a protest rather than pay taxes that would go to kill others in the Iraq War. He committed the most painful form of suicide in a public way to bring attention to the case for ending the war. This is from his "Mission Statement," the internet suicide note he left, which the corporate press completely ignored. Thanks to the failings of this press to provide coverage and perspective, instead of just passing on propaganda, the war continues . . .

More information can be found at: http://www.savagesound.com/gallery100 http://www.iheardyoumalachi.org/

Performed by Elliot Crown.

 
FBR Jane Jacobs Remembered w/ Rev. Billy

28.5 min -The Death and Life of Great American Cities, Jane Jacobs most famous book, helped change the blind acceptance of urban planners and their grand schemes to remake cities into unlivable places. Jacobs ended Robert Moses's reign of bad building and urban destruction. With the misguided development of the Bloomberg administration today, Jane Jacobs's work is as important as it ever was. Readings from Jane Jacobs, at the Judson Church, NYC.

 

ESDC - OUTLAW OPERATION: Eminent Domain in Developer Driven Development

28.5 min - The story of a governmental organization bending over backwards to serve one of New York State's real estate barons, Bruce Ratner. Ratner is a former New York City official who went to law school with former Governer George Pataki.

Under Pataki, the Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC) was directed to take 22 acres in Brooklyn for Ratner. In its 5 year effort (to date) to take people's private homes and give them to another private citizen, the ESDC has played every trick in the book, including supporting race baiting to soften the neighborhood.

In July, 2009 the ESDC stooped to a new low by having a required public hearing on a revised project plan it was not going to release until after the hearing. Will this "outlaw organization," as it was called by one state senator, succeed in further degrading New York's Eminent Domain laws so that any well-connected billionaire can point to any neighborhood and tell the ESDC to take it for him?

With Kevin Powell, NY City Councilperson Letitia James, NY Senator Velmanette Montgomery. Assemblyperson Jim Brennan, homeowner Daniel Goldstein, mayoral candidate and performance artist Rev. Billy, former NYCLU chief Norman Seigel, and many others.

 
ELECTION FRAUD 2008 - Corporate Control & Security at the e-Voting Booth

28.5 min - FBR presents a look at electronic election fraud and vote suppression from 2000 to 2008 and what we must do to stop corporate control of the voting booth to bring about Election Integrity and Reform to uphold our most fundamental right to vote. Rebecca Mercuri, Ph.D., Electronic Voting Computer Expert, Penny M. Venetis, Professor of Law at Rutgers School of Law, Newark, NJ and Mark Crispin Miller, Professor of Media, Culture and Communication at NYU and author of Loser Take All: Election Fraud and The Subversion of Democracy, 2000 – 2008 discuss vote counting technology, election fraud, disenfranchisement, vote flipping, malfeasance, hacking and the DRE voting machines now in use across the country and why we must repeal the Help America Vote Act.

 
BIG OIL - Antonia Juhasz Discusses the Tyranny of the Oil Industry

28.5 min - Author and Activist, Antonia Juhasz, discusses her book, The Tyranny of Oil, and what we must do to stop it. Freddy's Brooklyn Roundhouse presents Ms. Juhasz's brief history of the oil industry and how deregulation and reconsolidation have created concentrated financial giants that are destroying our economy and the environment.

 
BATTLE OF THE BAILOUT - The Fight For The City 2008

28.5 min - A reframing of the Wall Street bailout protests as a need for a collectivist, urban movement by leading social theorist David Harvey, Professor of Anthropology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. FBR presents Battle of the Bailout, an exploration of the urban artistic and activist movements as they rally against exploitative control as the dominant political system. From the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, to the financial market collapse and 850 billion dollar bailout, and the culture of fear in the United States, Harvey calls for the urban movement to collectivize and recognize their right to the city as a fight for the city. Based on the writings of Henri Lefebvre as presented by Harvey . Includes footage of the September 25th No Bail Out actions on Wall Street, featuring members of Code Pink and UFPJ and David Harveys speech at the Creative Time Democracy in America exhibit. Also includes the anarchist ice cream truck from the Center for Tactical Magic as a tool for social engagement.


FUREE CONVENTION 2008 - BROOKLYN COMMUNITY VS. DEVELOPERS

 

26 min - John Catsimatidis destroyed all the services around the projects. NYC is using a fake "egress" issue to shut down child care. And Public Housing is under attack.

Brooklyn's FUREE (Families United for Racial and Economic Equality) held their 5th annual convention followed by a march to protest the closing of the Albee Square Mall by yet another developer. Is it time to fight back? The folks at FUREE say Yes!

Featuring Ed Carter, Diana Smith, Beverly Corwin, Kevin Powell, Velmanette Montgomery, Hakeem Jeffries and the Marching Alliance. Not attending for the 5th year in a row was Ed Towns.

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DUNG DEAL? BROOKLYN MUSEUM PROTEST OVER RATNER HONOR

 

28 min - From the folks who brought you “Condemned for Christmas” and “How to Rig a Public Hearing”, Freddy's Brooklyn Roundhouse presents “Dung Deal? Brooklyn Museum Protest Over Ratner Honor”, featuring Daniel Goldstein, Lucy Koteen, Gloria Matera, Chris Owens, Gersh Kuntzman and a lot of cute kids smart enough to know Ratner’s bad for Brooklyn!
BROOKLYN IRAQ WAR TOWN HALL MEETING WITH REPRESENTATIVES NADLER, CLARKE & WEINER

 

28 min - Brooklyn Congresswoman Yvette Clarke is impeaching Cheney. Representatives Nadler and Weiner support staying the course. And the Brooklyn crowd was not shy. Produced by Freddy's Brooklyn Roundhouse. Featuring great speaches by Yvette Clarke and Major Owens. The meeting was sponsored by CBID and held at Old First Church in Brooklyn's Park Slope. Also features a protest at Senator Schumer's Prospect Park apartment building.
 
 
GREG PALAST TALKS ABOUT HIS BOOK, ARMED MADHOUSE

 

28 min - Investigative Journalist Greg Palast took time from his busy schedule to visit with the Brooklyn vs. Bush/Freddy's Brooklyn Roundhouse team along with his friends Randi Rhodes and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr..

Want to know how the corporations will steal the 2008 election? Learn about "caging lists" and the real reason the U.S. Attorneys were fired, (and more).

Also available as a quicktime download if you are unable to use Youtube.  Download Quicktime

 
R.F.K.'s P.O.V. ON THE CLASS WAR AND MEDIA CONSOLIDATION

 

28 min - Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. speaks about corruption, environmental poisonings, corporatism vs. fascism, journalism, the Geneva Conventions, and Randi Rhodes. We filmed RFK at Greg Palast's Armed Madhouse book tour.

Also available as a quicktime download if you are unable to use Youtube.  Download Quicktime

BROOKLYN UNDERGROUND RAILROAD SAFEHOUSES
AKRF vs History: The Duffield St. Houses Atlantic Yards Hearing 28 min 66mb - FBR Films AKRF vs History: The Duffield St. Houses
Companies take jobs and deliver results.  The AKRF consulting company took a job with the City of New York to prove the Duffield St. area of Brooklyn was unimportant to the abolitionist movement.  The only trouble is the report has many flaws.  And then there's the issue of whether it is a good idea to take away history rather than to use Brooklyn's history to educate.



     

Brooklyn Underground Railroad
Talk Show

akrf scandal

28 min 57mb
The City and AKRF have conspired to make Brooklyn's
Underground Railroad history disappear - for a parking lot.

Brooklyn Underground Railroad
Tour
akrf rigged study 28 min 57mb
Joy and Louis take you on a tour of their threatened homes. See for yourself what the City wants to destroy.

 

 

ATLANTIC YARDS "FOOTPRINTS" ART SHOW
Brooklyn Footprints Artists pt 1 28 min 57mb
What do local artists think about Atlantic Yards? Part 1.
Brooklyn Footprints Artists pt 2 28 min 57mb
What do local artists think about Atlantic Yards? Part 2.
Brooklyn Footprints Artists pt 3 footprints art show 3 28 min 57mb
What do local artists think about Atlantic Yards? Part 3.
     

 

WHAT DID MARTY MARKOWITZ GIVE BRUCE RATNER FOR CHRISTMAS? BROOKLYN! WITH EMINENT DOMAIN CONDEMNATIONS

Condemned
For
Christmas

condemned for christmas28 min 57mb
Celebrate the Christmas season with the Prospect Heights Action Carolers, as they try to cheer up their neighbors who are having their homes condemned for Christmas by politicians in collusion with a powerful developer.  60 families and 13 businesses face government evictions this season with their homes being given to one well connected billionaire. 

 
HOW TO RIG A PUBLIC HEARING - COVERAGE OF THE SCAM ATLANTIC YARDS D.E.I.S. PROCEEDINGS 8/23/06
How to Rig
a Public Hearing
Atlantic Yards Hearing 28 min 57mb
Bruce Ratner bussed in and catered lunch for 1,500 hecklers to prevent public discussion about the Atlantic Yards Draft Environmental Impact Statement. Is anyone's home safe from Eminent Domain Abuse?  This film details how Ratner and New York State shut Brooklyn out.
 
           
COMMUNITY LEADERS TALK ABOUT WEEKSVILLE, BROOKLYN'S HERITAGE, AND LANDGRABS
Owens & Batson 28 min 57mb
Chris Owens talks about Weeksville, Bill Batson talks about Brooklyn's Heritage.
Bill Batson interview

28 min 57mb
Bill Batson talks about eminent domain, the Underground RR, and Ratner's Landgrab

           
DEVELOP DON'T DESTROY BROOKLYN - RALLY SPECIALS
dddb Rally Episode 1 28 min 57mb
charles barron, bob law, rev. clinton miller, rachel treichler
dddb Rally Episode 4 28 min 57mb quicktime file
nellie hester bailey, joan gibbs and katrina survivors, dan zanes, rev. dennis dillon
dddb Rally Episode 2 28 min 57mb quicktime file
chris owens, rosie perez, steve buscemi, letitia james
dddb Rally Episode 5 28 min 57mb quicktime file
bill batson, velmanette montgomery, ed carter, letitia james
dddb Rally Episode 3 28 min 57mb quicktime file
patti hagan, beatbox entertainment, daniel goldstein, joy chatel, ratner liar flier girl
     


SHOWS ABOUT THE FREDDY'S COMMUNITY


show a: donald ofinn and scott turner pt 1 freddys desc

show b: donald ofinn and scott turner +patti hagan2

An introduction to Freddy’s Bar as a community driven showcase & gathering place for artists & musicians, locals and sports fans. Guests Donald O’Finn, Freddy’s manager and local artist, & Scott Turner, musician and head of Fans For FairPlay, talk about the history of the bar and current threat of demolition by the Ratner Skyscraper project in collusion with the Brooklyn Brewery, the Nets and the misappropriation of the historical identity of sports & alcohol to generate public support to use public funds in a scam involving a private stadium. Patti Hagan Special pt. 2 ends show "b" in this series.

2 Episodes.

           
SHOWS ABOUT THE RATNER LANDGRAB

show a: liza ian millie dan g and jen levy pt 1

show b: liza ian millie dan g and jen levy pt 2 tenant x

Freddy’s in the House – A discussion of Borough President Marty Markowitz’s new proposed welcome to Brooklyn Road sign “Brooklyn’s in the House” and what it means to tenants , owners and neighbors living under the threat of eminent domain and urban “blight” in the “footprint” of the proposed Atlantic Railyards project near Freddy’s Bar. Guests: Daniel Goldstein, condo owner in a Ratner acquired property, Millie & Ian, Jennifer Levy, South Brooklyn Legal Services, and tenant X, a former renter who sold to Ratner now under a gag order not to speak out against the project.

2 Episodes.

 

BROOKLYN PARENTS FOR PEACE MEMBER TALKS ABOUT DARFUR
WITH CHRIS OWENS

show a: moshe and chris owens darfur parents for peace Moshe Rothenburg of Brooklyn parents for Peace, and Chris Owens discuss what is really going on in Darfur, and what Brooklynites can do to understand and help.

 

SHOWS ABOUT IMMIGRATION IN BROOKLYN

show a: yee and durkin, immigration attorneys pt 1


show b: yee and durkin, immigration attorneys pt 2 + tenant x

Independence Day & the Immigrants Rights Movement: - A look into the growing tiered society structure and increasing broad enforcement of deportation laws and the importance on gaining citizenship and the right to vote to affect change. Guests, Tsui Yee & Jennifer Durkin, partners of Yee & Durkin, LLP, Immigration attorneys define the different stages of the immigration process and discuss the mounting challenges on the road to obtaining to US citizenship and the naturalization process.

2 Episodes.