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Manse Jacobi wrote:

Free Speech Internet Television Newsletter for August 1999

http://www.freespeech.org
______________________________________________________________________

T A B L E  O F  C O N T E N T S

1. A LITTLE SELF-PROMOTION

2. CURRENT FEATURED FILM AND VIDEO
   NATO targets in Yugoslavia-a special report.
   "Don't tell me about the Valley of the Shadow of Death.
   I live there."
   White Trash Girl kicks some ass.
   .. and more!

3. IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
   Nothing like a pie in the face.
   The struggle for democracy in the 4th most populated country.
   2 million Americans in prison-75% Black and Latino-Who Cares?

4. FEATURED HOSTED WEB SITES
   "All the news that's fit to air": Pacifica shuts Berkeley's KPFA.
   Revise the petite bourgeoisie.
   Progressive News Network from RFPI.
   News and commentary from Bruderhof Radio.

5. FREE SPEECH ISSUE OF THE MONTH
   Vanity Fair and ABC 20/20 false allegations against Mumia Abu Jamal
   exposed and refuted.

6. MISC.
   Get an inelligent TV channel 24/7
   Shall we feature your site?
   Remove me from this list!
________________________________________________________________________

1. A LITTLE SELF PROMOTION

Freespeech.org hosts over 4500 websites. We are a channel into some of
the most creative and audacious work on the web.  Freespeech.org also
hosts the largest on-demand library of progressive film and video on the
Internet.  Browse our database.  Take a short break and watch a film.

In the Fall Freespeech.org will begin an online video store where you
can order vhs copies of many of our featured films and videos.  Send us
recommendations of film, video or audio you think we should carry.
________________________________________________________________________

2. CURRENT FEATURED FILM AND VIDEO

Note: all video clips require RealPlayer G2.  You can download the
free player from http://www.real.com

NATO TARGETS
http://freespeech.org/feature/natotargets.ram
Did NATO systematically target and destroy civilians and the
infrastructure of Yugoslavia? Award winning videographer Gloria LaRiva
travels to war-torn Yugoslavia with former US Attorney General Ramsey
Clark, who has accused NATO leaders of war crimes.

LIVE FROM DEATH ROW
http://freespeech.org/feature/mumialive.ram
In 1995 actor Giancarlo Esposito and saxophonist Bobby Washington
presented a dramatic reading of Mumia Abu Jamal's essays Live from
Death Row.  While a group of white cops demonstrated noisily outside,
hundreds of people of all nationalities  filled New York's Atlantic
Theater for the event.  Produced by Refuse and Resist

WHITE TRASH GIRL: THE DEVIL INSIDE*
http://freespeech.org/feature/devilinside.ram
Screened all over the world, and described by the New York Times as
an "extreme", White Trash Girl is an "inbred toxic disaster turned
super-hero," from her incestual rape conception, through her early
months in the sewer, to her coming-of-age as an ass-kicking diner
waitress who suffers no fools.

ROX: XY In NY*
http://freespeech.org/feature/xyny.ram
Proclaimed by Time Magazine as "the first TV series broadcast in
cyberspace", ROX leads viewers on a weekly romp across the political
and social map, stopping off at every dumpster, police station, liquor
store, and protest march along the way.

*Note: These programs contain sexual and adult material some viewers
may find objectionable.  Viewer and parental discretion advised.
________________________________________________________________________

3. IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

THE PIE'S THE LIMIT
http://freespeech.org/feature/pielimit.ram
Unsuspecting, Kenneth Derr, CEO of Chevron, who stands accused of
assisting the murder of indigenous activists in Nigeria, hears a
sinister play on a recent Chevron ad campaign, "Do people really kill
for oil? People do!"  In the next instance, he receives his Just Deserts
from members of the Biotic Baking Brigade (BBB), a growing global
pastry uprising.

INDONESIA: ONE STRUGGLE, ONE CHANGE
http://freespeech.org/feature/indonesia.ram
In 1965, the U.S. backed Suharto dictatorship was responsible for one of
the worst mass murders of the twentieth century. In 1999 the people
rebelled and brought down the Suharto regime.  This documentary
reveals shocking stories of human rights abuses, the widespread poverty
despite proclaimed "economic growth", the recent student movement
and Megawati's subsequent victory in the last elections.

CRITICAL RESISTANCE: BEYOND THE PRISON INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX
http://freespeech.org/feature/critres.ram
A clip on last September's conference in Berkeley that drew over 4000
people to discuss and confront the vast expansion of America's prisons.
America has more people in prison than any country in the world, with
close to 2 million people behind bars.
________________________________________________________________________

4. FEATURED HOSTED WEB SITES

ALTCRITIQUE.ORG
http://freespeech.org/ac
A communicative, alternative, and popcultural webzine for critiques of
culture and society such as film, politics and cyberspace from Waseda,
Tokyo.  In Japanese.

LABOR EXPRESS
http://freespeech.org/express
What has happened in Berkeley at radio station KPFA and what is behind
it. David Bacon, a program producer at KPFA and Lyn Gerry, a former
union steward at KPFK (Pacifica station in LA) are interviewed.

PROGRESSIVE NEWS NETWORK
http://www.rfpi.org/progdesc/prognn-pd.html
Progressive News Network is a daily newscast produced in the studios of
Radio for Peace International.  Focuses on the themes traditionally
addressed by RFPI: human rights, labor, social justice, women's rights
and the environment.

BURDERHOF RADIO
http://freespeech.org/burderhof
A progressive news and commentary program produced by the Bruderhof
Communities of New York, Pennsylvania and southern England.  American
historian Howard Zinn credits Burderhof for having an important
contribution in "making democracy real in our country."
_______________________________________________________________________

5. FREE SPEECH ISSUE OF THE MONTH

An article in the August issue of Vanity Fair magazine and a segment
on ABC's program 20/20 put forward the claim that in late 1992 an
individual named Philip Bloch had heard Mumia Abu-Jamal "indirectly"
confess to the 1981 killing of Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel
Faulkner.  Jamal is currently the only political prisoner and working
journalist facing execution in the United States.  He has been on Death
Row since 1982.  His final appeal is before the U.S. Supreme Court.

In the wake of this confession claim, there was a week-long frenzy of
media activity, particularly in Philadelphia, claiming that the case
was now settled and that Jamal should be executed.  But as frequently
happens, mainstream journalists do not take the time to check sources
-- especially when those sources give testimony that the journalists
dont' want to hear.

Shortly after the Vanity Fair article appeared, journalist and activist
C. Clark Kissinger wrote an article revealing that the author of the
Vanity Fair piece was a publicist for Philadelphia Mayor Ed Rendell,
who was the District Attorney at the time of Jamal's trial.

Recently, Jamal sent Kissinger a letter he had received from Philip
Bloch months after Bloch now claims he heard Mumia confess, In this
letter, written in 1993, Bloch expresses his desire to see justice
done and his expectation that Mumia will be found innocent in a
new trial.

Mumia referred to the Vanity Fair article and the ABC 20/20 report
as "snuff journalism."

Why did Block wait until July of 1999 to report this alleged
"confession"?  How does he account for the fact that months after he
allegedly heard the "confession" he wrote a letter confirming his
belief in Mumia's innocence.  And why was Vanity Fair and 20/20 so
content to tell only one side of the story and surpress contradictory
evidence?  As Mumia points out: not a single news organization that
ran with this story bothered to check it with him.  So now thousands
of voices who want to tell the other side of the story are trying to
reach hundreds of thousands of people via email and web sites, while
the big time media can spread a slander to tens of millions of people
because of their broadcast reach.  That's what they call "free speech."

For more information, listen to Amy Goodman's Democracy Now coverage on
August 3 at http://www.webactive.com/pacifica/demnow.html, or read
FAIR's coverage at http://www.fair.org/activism/mumia-vanity-fair.html
________________________________________________________________________

6. MISC.

FEATURES
If you want us to feature your or someone else's Freespeech.org site,
please reply to this email with your suggestions.

I WANT MY FSTV!
Free Speech TV (cable) is working to bring you what the commercial
networks don't want you to see, seven days a week, 24 hours a day.
But it won't happen without you.

Join us as we fight to get a full time television channel.  Take one
minute out of your day to send a message to the powers that be.
Visit the page below for more information.
http://freespeech.org/fstv/iwantmyfstv.htm

REMOVE ME!
If you wish to be removed from this list, please enter your email
address at http://freespeech.org/unsubscribe



Free Speech Internet Television Newsletter for August 1999

http://www.freespeech.org
______________________________________________________________________

T A B L E  O F  C O N T E N T S

1. A LITTLE SELF-PROMOTION

2. CURRENT FEATURED FILM AND VIDEO
   NATO targets in Yugoslavia-a special report.
   "Don't tell me about the Valley of the Shadow of Death.
   I live there."
   White Trash Girl kicks some ass.
   .. and more!

3. IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
   Nothing like a pie in the face.
   The struggle for democracy in the 4th most populated country.
   2 million Americans in prison-75% Black and Latino-Who Cares?

4. FEATURED HOSTED WEB SITES
   "All the news that's fit to air": Pacifica shuts Berkeley's KPFA.
   Revise the petite bourgeoisie.
   Progressive News Network from RFPI.
   News and commentary from Bruderhof Radio.

5. FREE SPEECH ISSUE OF THE MONTH
   Vanity Fair and ABC 20/20 false allegations against Mumia Abu Jamal
   exposed and refuted.

6. MISC.
   Get an inelligent TV channel 24/7
   Shall we feature your site?
   Remove me from this list!
________________________________________________________________________

1. A LITTLE SELF PROMOTION

Freespeech.org hosts over 4500 websites. We are a channel into some of 
the most creative and audacious work on the web.  Freespeech.org also 
hosts the largest on-demand library of progressive film and video on the 
Internet.  Browse our database.  Take a short break and watch a film.

In the Fall Freespeech.org will begin an online video store where you 
can order vhs copies of many of our featured films and videos.  Send us 
recommendations of film, video or audio you think we should carry.
________________________________________________________________________

2. CURRENT FEATURED FILM AND VIDEO

Note: all video clips require RealPlayer G2.  You can download the 
free player from http://www.real.com

NATO TARGETS
http://freespeech.org/feature/natotargets.ram
Did NATO systematically target and destroy civilians and the 
infrastructure of Yugoslavia? Award winning videographer Gloria LaRiva
travels to war-torn Yugoslavia with former US Attorney General Ramsey 
Clark, who has accused NATO leaders of war crimes.

LIVE FROM DEATH ROW
http://freespeech.org/feature/mumialive.ram
In 1995 actor Giancarlo Esposito and saxophonist Bobby Washington 
presented a dramatic reading of Mumia Abu Jamal's essays Live from 
Death Row.  While a group of white cops demonstrated noisily outside, 
hundreds of people of all nationalities  filled New York's Atlantic 
Theater for the event.  Produced by Refuse and Resist 

WHITE TRASH GIRL: THE DEVIL INSIDE*
http://freespeech.org/feature/devilinside.ram
Screened all over the world, and described by the New York Times as 
an "extreme", White Trash Girl is an "inbred toxic disaster turned
super-hero," from her incestual rape conception, through her early
months in the sewer, to her coming-of-age as an ass-kicking diner
waitress who suffers no fools.

ROX: XY In NY*
http://freespeech.org/feature/xyny.ram
Proclaimed by Time Magazine as "the first TV series broadcast in
cyberspace", ROX leads viewers on a weekly romp across the political
and social map, stopping off at every dumpster, police station, liquor
store, and protest march along the way.

*Note: These programs contain sexual and adult material some viewers 
may find objectionable.  Viewer and parental discretion advised.
________________________________________________________________________

3. IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

THE PIE'S THE LIMIT
http://freespeech.org/feature/pielimit.ram
Unsuspecting, Kenneth Derr, CEO of Chevron, who stands accused of 
assisting the murder of indigenous activists in Nigeria, hears a 
sinister play on a recent Chevron ad campaign, "Do people really kill 
for oil? People do!"  In the next instance, he receives his Just Deserts 
from members of the Biotic Baking Brigade (BBB), a growing global 
pastry uprising.

INDONESIA: ONE STRUGGLE, ONE CHANGE
http://freespeech.org/feature/indonesia.ram
In 1965, the U.S. backed Suharto dictatorship was responsible for one of 
the worst mass murders of the twentieth century. In 1999 the people
rebelled and brought down the Suharto regime.  This documentary
reveals shocking stories of human rights abuses, the widespread poverty
despite proclaimed "economic growth", the recent student movement 
and Megawati's subsequent victory in the last elections.

CRITICAL RESISTANCE: BEYOND THE PRISON INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX
http://freespeech.org/feature/critres.ram
A clip on last September's conference in Berkeley that drew over 4000 
people to discuss and confront the vast expansion of America's prisons. 
America has more people in prison than any country in the world, with 
close to 2 million people behind bars. 
________________________________________________________________________

4. FEATURED HOSTED WEB SITES

ALTCRITIQUE.ORG
http://freespeech.org/ac
A communicative, alternative, and popcultural webzine for critiques of
culture and society such as film, politics and cyberspace from Waseda,
Tokyo.  In Japanese.

LABOR EXPRESS 
http://freespeech.org/express
What has happened in Berkeley at radio station KPFA and what is behind 
it. David Bacon, a program producer at KPFA and Lyn Gerry, a former 
union steward at KPFK (Pacifica station in LA) are interviewed.

PROGRESSIVE NEWS NETWORK
http://www.rfpi.org/progdesc/prognn-pd.html
Progressive News Network is a daily newscast produced in the studios of 
Radio for Peace International.  Focuses on the themes traditionally 
addressed by RFPI: human rights, labor, social justice, women's rights 
and the environment.

BURDERHOF RADIO
http://freespeech.org/burderhof
A progressive news and commentary program produced by the Bruderhof
Communities of New York, Pennsylvania and southern England.  American 
historian Howard Zinn credits Burderhof for having an important
contribution in "making democracy real in our country."
_______________________________________________________________________

5. FREE SPEECH ISSUE OF THE MONTH

An article in the August issue of Vanity Fair magazine and a segment 
on ABC's program 20/20 put forward the claim that in late 1992 an 
individual named Philip Bloch had heard Mumia Abu-Jamal "indirectly" 
confess to the 1981 killing of Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel 
Faulkner.  Jamal is currently the only political prisoner and working 
journalist facing execution in the United States.  He has been on Death 
Row since 1982.  His final appeal is before the U.S. Supreme Court.

In the wake of this confession claim, there was a week-long frenzy of 
media activity, particularly in Philadelphia, claiming that the case 
was now settled and that Jamal should be executed.  But as frequently 
happens, mainstream journalists do not take the time to check sources 
-- especially when those sources give testimony that the journalists 
dont' want to hear.

Shortly after the Vanity Fair article appeared, journalist and activist
C. Clark Kissinger wrote an article revealing that the author of the 
Vanity Fair piece was a publicist for Philadelphia Mayor Ed Rendell, 
who was the District Attorney at the time of Jamal's trial. 

Recently, Jamal sent Kissinger a letter he had received from Philip 
Bloch months after Bloch now claims he heard Mumia confess, In this 
letter, written in 1993, Bloch expresses his desire to see justice 
done and his expectation that Mumia will be found innocent in a 
new trial.

Mumia referred to the Vanity Fair article and the ABC 20/20 report 
as "snuff journalism." 

Why did Block wait until July of 1999 to report this alleged 
"confession"?  How does he account for the fact that months after he 
allegedly heard the "confession" he wrote a letter confirming his 
belief in Mumia's innocence.  And why was Vanity Fair and 20/20 so 
content to tell only one side of the story and surpress contradictory 
evidence?  As Mumia points out: not a single news organization that 
ran with this story bothered to check it with him.  So now thousands 
of voices who want to tell the other side of the story are trying to 
reach hundreds of thousands of people via email and web sites, while 
the big time media can spread a slander to tens of millions of people 
because of their broadcast reach.  That's what they call "free speech." 

For more information, listen to Amy Goodman's Democracy Now coverage on 
August 3 at http://www.webactive.com/pacifica/demnow.html, or read 
FAIR's coverage at http://www.fair.org/activism/mumia-vanity-fair.html
________________________________________________________________________

6. MISC.

FEATURES
If you want us to feature your or someone else's Freespeech.org site,
please reply to this email with your suggestions.

I WANT MY FSTV!
Free Speech TV (cable) is working to bring you what the commercial 
networks don't want you to see, seven days a week, 24 hours a day.  
But it won't happen without you.

Join us as we fight to get a full time television channel.  Take one 
minute out of your day to send a message to the powers that be.  
Visit the page below for more information.
http://freespeech.org/fstv/iwantmyfstv.htm

REMOVE ME!
If you wish to be removed from this list, please enter your email
address at http://freespeech.org/unsubscribe