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The Freedom Come-All-Ye

The Freedom Come-All-Ye Roch the wind in the clear day’s dawin Blaws the cloods heelster-gowdie ow’r the bay, But there’s mair nor a roch wind blawin Through the great glen o’ the warld the day. It’s a thocht that will gar oor rottans – A’ they rogues that gang gallus, fresh and gay – Tak … Continue reading »

Young Black Males: America’s Promise or America’s Problem

The Baobab Cultural Center 728 University Ave Rochester NY 14607 Friday, August 29 7 pm Special Guest Facilitator: Filmmaker Shabaka Mu Ausar/Utchat Vision   This raw and uncompromising film explores the complex stories and sometimes destructive behavior of young black males living in Rochester. This ground-breaking documentary attempts to answer the most complex and difficult … Continue reading »

Playing For Change

The mission of this wonderful organization is to build peace through music around the world. Through their efforts and with donations from others, they have built music schools in poor areas to bring children some hope and happiness in their lives. I hope these selections will bring joy and pleasure to you, which is needed … Continue reading »

Pete Seeger’s Project

by Dick Flacks from Jewish Currents: Activist Politics and Art Editor’s note: Pete Seeger died at 94 on January 27th, after a short hospitalization. We’re reposting this fine appreciation by our contributing writer Dick Flacks, originally published in Jewish Currents in 2009. When Pete Seeger turned 90 on May 3rd, providing the occasion for a … Continue reading »

Pete Seeger: the man who brought politics to music

One of Pete Seeger’s greatest achievements was incorporating political activism into music, and realising that liberation struggles need a soundtrack Dorian Lynskey  theguardian.com, Tuesday 28 January 2014 Pete Seeger was a good man. There aren’t many musicians you can say that about without seeming simplistic. Music is often progressed by flawed, volatile, glamorous egotists, and … Continue reading »

They Feed They Lion

Poem by Philip Levine See Philip Levine on Moyers & Company which will add to your understanding of the poem. They Feed They Lion Out of burlap sacks, out of bearing butter, Out of black bean and wet slate bread, Out of the acids of rage, the candor of tar, Out of creosote, gasoline, drive … Continue reading »

Palmer Park

The following play, directed by Maria Scipione, comes highly recommended by rebels who have attended. There are three more performances this week. Palmer Park  by Joanna McClelland Glass May 10, 11, 16, 17, & 18 at 8:00 p.m. & May 12 at 2:00 p.m. A hit of the 2008 Stratford Festival, Glass’s Palmer Park is a … Continue reading »

BREAD & WATER THEATRE: “8” by Dustin Lance Black

“8” – a new play by Academy-award winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black (MILK, J. EDGAR) demystified the debate around marriage equality by chronicling the landmark trial of Perry v. Schwarzenegger. See the human cost of discrimination. Uncover the arguments used to justify bans on marriage for gay and lesbian couples. Using the actual court transcripts … Continue reading »

Labor Film Special May Day Event

Labor Special Event   Wednesday, May 1, 8 p.m. Dryden Theatre George Eastman House, 900 East Avenue REDS (Warren Beatty, US 1981, 195 minutes) This second directorial effort from Warren Beatty was his most daring and politically volatile, painting a sympathetic portrait of America’s radical Left in the second decade of the 20th century. The film … Continue reading »

Compliance

Rochester Labor Film Series 2012 Friday, September 28 8 p.m. — Rochester Premiere COMPLIANCE (Craig Zobel, US 2012, 90 min.) A disturbing true story that recently took place in a fast food restaurant comes to life in this controversial new film by Craig Zobel (Great World of Sound, 2007). Sandra, convinced that the police have … Continue reading »

Bettye Lane Photojournalist

“Bettye Lane, a photojournalist who gained wide recognition for her rich trove of pictures documenting the feminist movement in the 1970s and ’80s, died on Wednesday in Manhattan. She was 82” The New York Times You can see some of her photos at Bettye Lane Photojournalist

Trash Dance

Rochester Labor Film Series 2012 TRASH DANCE (Andrew Garrison, US 2012, 65 min.) Garrison’s camera follows Austin (TX) choreographer Allison Orr as she observes and learns the work of trash collectors and then collaborates with them to turn the rhythms of their jobs into a dazzling dance routine. The culminating live performance of workers and … Continue reading »