Malachi Ritscher, Iraq War Casualty: Mission Statement
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
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
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.
FRAUD 2008 - Corporate Control & Security at the e-Voting Booth
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.
OIL - Antonia Juhasz Discusses the Tyranny of the Oil Industry
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.
OF THE BAILOUT - The Fight For The City 2008
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
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
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.
DEAL? BROOKLYN MUSEUM PROTEST OVER RATNER HONOR
- 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!
IRAQ WAR TOWN HALL MEETING WITH REPRESENTATIVES NADLER, CLARKE &
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.
PALAST TALKS ABOUT HIS BOOK, ARMED MADHOUSE
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
as a quicktime download if you are unable to use Youtube.
P.O.V. ON THE CLASS WAR AND MEDIA CONSOLIDATION
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
available as a quicktime download if you are unable to use Youtube.
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.
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.
TO RIG A PUBLIC HEARING - COVERAGE OF THE SCAM ATLANTIC YARDS D.E.I.S.
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.
LEADERS TALK ABOUT WEEKSVILLE, BROOKLYN'S HERITAGE, AND LANDGRABS
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.
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
PARENTS FOR PEACE MEMBER TALKS ABOUT DARFUR
WITH CHRIS OWENS
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