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"twenty fourteen twelve years" Discussed on Here & Now
"Tier Priorities are about fifteen bills representing more than half a billion dollars for black people. The bills up for consideration include limiting the use of tactics like neck restraints and creating a separate office to investigate the use of deadly force ramos. Says it's the first time in a long time that she's seen a collective effort from biella activists community members and lawmakers working together for more equitable future in washington state. There's even been some support from law enforcement this week. The washington council of police and sheriff's abroad coalition of law enforcement unions wrote a letter to the legislature urging them to continue their work on police accountability for this legislative session. This is movement leaders. Who have been working in policy for decades who were also in the streets protesting. We're all the same people. It is our lawmakers who get it and it's also the greater diversification of our legislature. We have more black and brown more women in the legislature and it is community statewide. That is making these things happen that was car array mu who is co founder of black lives matter seattle king county and lead strategist for the washington. Black lives matter alliance. Will last summer prove to be the beginning of the blm movement and mississippi. The group is now made up of individuals throughout the state focusing on police. Accountability mentor ship. Reginald virgil is a black lives matter leader from gulfport mississippi. And i asked him about the start of his organization and the issues they're tackling last year. We became established over the summer. And then from there we grew and we work with other communities first and foremost as black lives matter mississippi. We're definitely not anti police. We're just anti police brutality. When we work with the community and we talked to the community of course it would be good to strengthen that relationship between police officers and the black community. And thinking about this more. Broadly though i mean it speaks also to some of the challenges culturally that you still deal with and the state of mississippi in mississippi there's this nuance of racist behavior. You know overtly covertly is within the laws within the policies. And that's why it's almost inescapable unless we can get the right leadership elected to take charge and change these things. So mississippi came progress allen with the flag or with statues but as people. Blm is new there in mississippi as you said really you're not even a year old. Are you hopeful for the future with all of this lang before you but also a groundswell of support that you're saying like never before yes. We are hopeful. One thing that we are consistent with educating our our black youth and we started a mentorship program porn with with with universities with professionals kids can learn about government. As they did this past month they also learn about their african culture tradition storytelling from a historian to schematic. And there's good to see that to bring everyone together. Reginald virgil a leader with the black lives matter movement mississippi. Thank you so much more than welcome and thank you a lot as well in cleveland. Ohio kareem hinton is focused on using media to deepen. blm's relationship with communities. In cleveland hidden is an organizer and co founder of black lives. matter cleveland. welcome. Thank you for having me. Yes so many of us immediately. Think about tamir rice when we think about some of the work of blm. They're a reminder for listeners in twenty fourteen twelve year old tamir. Rice was playing outside with a toy gun when a police officer shot and killed him and the justice department ended their five-year inquiry into his death. Just this last december and the officers involved will not face federal charges. What's the work. Been like to build trust and accountability. Between cleveland communities in the police. One of the things that you can really look back to is some of the footage of the chief as well as the mayor. They did not agree with all of the findings of the department of justice but they said that they would comply you know. It's sort of like a person who's trying to seek help with regards to addiction. You know they say that. I you have to admit that you have a problem and up to this point the city nor cleveland. Police have admitted that they have a problem. You've launched a crowd. Funding campaign for documentary series called the state of injustice focused on examining police injustices in ohio. And this is an evolution of the street protests legislative action. What are some key issues. That are on your agenda as we move forward through this year. Really it's painting a complete picture. This what this series is able to do is to show the complicity of not. Only the rank and file officers. You know that contribute to the problematic cultures that exist within law enforcement agencies but also the the administration the mayor's because you know they have more powers than they wished to let on so we're hoping to show that it is actually a systemic issue. That is not just in our region not just in.
"twenty fourteen twelve years" Discussed on Le Monde diplomatique - English edition
"April twenty twenty podcast from on diplomatic. My name is george. Mela and my guest on this program is john bird who is an artist. Writer curator emeritus professor of art in critical theory at middlesex university and the apron edition of the paper john rights by the artist and filmmaker steve mcqueen who had a major retrospective at tate modern in london until the gallery was suddenly closed because of covid nineteen mcqueen who turned fifty last year had an immensely successful career by any measure since winning the turner prize in one. Thousand nine thousand nine for his early explorations of the moving image. He's gone on to direct four feature films the most recent widows and twenty eighteen and and twenty fourteen twelve years a slave for which he received the oscar for best picture becoming the first black recipient of that award but mcqueen has by no means abandoned the gallery for the movie theater as you'll hear and has his recent exhibition showed before we got onto that. I asked john to fill in some background about mcqueen's korea before the nine thousand nine hundred nine prize. He was an all student. He was a chelsea first of all chelsea school of art and then he went onto goldsmiths college university of london in the beginning of the nineteen nineties student at goldsmiths from ninety to ninety. Four as you know the goldsmiths is the school that is most closely say. Cat who became known as the y. b. as young british artists it produced quite of quite a few including damien. Hirst so he comes out of a background of officials practice. He became interested in photography and film and video work at school and that became his medium expression. I think for quite a lot about at that period of the early nineties late eighties and early early nineties. It wasn't just the film and video offered to some extent to come different way. Don't for a new way of working. It was a break with the more traditional pass activities of painting sculpting so. He did that. He had a brief period in new york. Where east of the university. But then he. He's interesting that he's work was picked up actually really quite early on. I mean i think not only when he was college but very soon afterwards in in the early nineties he was in a way noted as one of the most original most interesting students coming out of that that goes miss background and he started making black and white videos.
"twenty fourteen twelve years" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
"Made me a bit emotional i know we're no danger going to actual war with canada but adult trump has been rattling the trade war sabree if threatening to do something about canadian wooded milk fares ferret if canada really is acting in an unfair manner we shouldn't just let them get away with it but the reality is the us government helped the bailout dairy farmers for years i think we need to focus on our commonalities rather than our differences canada is our number one trade partner close to being our greatest military ally here we all just get along i think so and i really mean that because i'm willing to overlook how slow canadian snowbirds drive all right you can join jim sharpen jamie west tomorrow morning at five on ktar news cleveland police union is filed a lawsuit against toy gun makers cleveland patrolman association attorney henry high low says they are looking for monetary damages they just want to change the toy industry remedy that we'd be looking for is that that gun would not replicate a real gun that that gun would be of such a color have such a tip high lows this aretha report shows in the past two years police have killed eighty six people in the us who were brandishing fake guns that looked real in twenty fourteen twelve year old samir rice who was in possession of a toy gun was fatally shot by cleveland police ryan burrow abc news a baltimore orioles allstar outfielders says he was subjected to racial racist taunt during a game at fenway park in boston last night adam jones this is adam jones twelve year in the big leagues but monday he says was the worst night of his career and tells reporters he was called the n word several times at one point two fan shut peanuts at him in the dugout before being objected the red sox put out a statement publicly apologizing mayor marty walsh says this is not who we are as the city the boston has a troubled history of race relations the socks were famously the last team to integrate jones says he doesn't want racist fans banned from the stadium he wants them find brad mielke abc news well jim sharpe was talking.