Tucson, Arizona: On August 2, 2010 around 3:15 p.m. Officer Zinn and Officer Koontz of the Tucson Police Department called Border Patrol on a woman during a traffic stop. Border Patrol came and took her into detention. This is Arizona. Injunction or No Injunction. SB1070 or Not. We face this every day.
Subcomandante Marcos @ Comisión de Sexta, Video Shot by Wayne Sunstine translation by Rocio Magaña
A documentary by Jeff Imig. Brutal exploitation of farmworkers, including slavery and indentured servitude, continues to plague thousands in the fields and groves of south Florida. The Coalition of Immokalee Workers struggles to build solidarity and fight back against the abuses. Immokalee shows this struggle and examines how the Coalition has been so successful through its three-pronged effort of organizing in the fields, education and broad community solidarity.
"Justice is what Love looks like in public." -Brother Cornel West A Conversation with Cornel West - How We Got Here: Historical Roots of SB1070 Saturday, October 2, 2010 North High School Auditorium, Phoenix, AZ Puente Movement & NDLON hosted a Panel Discussion and Lecture by the distinguished Dr. Cornel West, Professor at Princeton University. Dr. West is an African American philosopher, author, critic, actor, and civil rights activist. He is known for his combination of political and moral insight and criticism, and his contribution to the post-60s civil rights movement. Shot by: Dennis Gilman, http://www.youtube.com/humanleague002 & Puente J.M. Aragon, PanLeft & Derechos Humanos Shot & Edited by: Barni Qaasim, Iftiin Productions & Puente
WATCH and Share with others this independent documentary from Pan Left Productions. Please support community voices telling their stories and grassroots media at Pan Left here http://www.panleft.net/donate/ This is the harrowing story of a community fighting the struggle against America's notorious Sheriff Joe Arpaio. These are people seldom seen in the media and who have been working for justice to end Arpaio's human rights abuses. As the Sheriff continues to distract media attention through his jail tents, chain gangs, and crusade against undocumented workers, this documentary highlights the community that have been targeted by Arpaio and his deputies in Phoenix. Stories of abuses through racially profiling, beatings and killings in jail, and arrests for opposition against the Sheriff are retold by this community under threat. Under Arpaio tells the account of the people taking a stand and organizing for dignity and justice in Arizona by standing up against the self proclaimed "toughest Sheriff." visit panleft.org
December 21, 2012 - Zapatistas mobilize in Silence. Zapatista communities march throughout Chiapas while indigenous people unite all over the Americas in dignity. In San Cristóbal De Las Casas thousands shutdown the streets in silence. 21 de Diciembre 2012 - Zapatistas se movilizan en Silencio. Bases de Apoyo Zapatistas marchan en Chiapas, mientras indígenas se unen en todo el continente americano con dignidad. En San Cristóbal De Las Casas miles toman las calles en silencio. Video and Edit J.M. Aragón Pan Left Productions 2012 panleft.org
Border Crossings/Cruzando Fronteras touches on crucial issues that surround the increased militarization of the U.S./Mexico border. The United States Border Patrol, now part of the new formed Department of Homeland Security, has a history of abusing its power. Examples of this abuse range from sexual assault to unnecessary use of deadly force. It is also a widely ignored fact that the U.S./Mexico Border divides many indigenous nations such as the Tohono O'odham, Yaqui, and Navajo. This prevents many people from performing and attending traditional ceremonies and activities. Border Crossings exposes the U.S./Mexico border as the true alienator, dividing two nations that have thousands of years of migration history.
UPDATE: as this video was being posted an alert has been sent out that Governor Brewer will sign SB1070 into law on Friday morning at 10 A.M. Take note and learn from these amazing youth in Arizona this past week. Arizona has fallen into a police state. Apartheid is happening. We ask all of those in solidarity in AZ, the U.S., and around the world to join in the struggle and resist this type of oppression. Epilogue: The nine arrested, a.k.a. The Capitol 9, were released from jail the next morning. More protests, school walk outs, and direct actions are happening and escalating. A non-violent struggle has risen this week out of Arizona. more information at http://www.altoarizona.com/ also: http://puenteaz.org/ http://derechoshumanosaz.net/ credits: video J.M. Aragón Octavio Fuentes James Jordan edit J.M. Aragón http://panleft.org/
RAW footage video clip of youth group U.N.I.D.O.S. who took over the TUSD board mtg. Tuseday night and stopped a vote that would've demoted Mexican American Studeis to an elective class. Students said YA BASTA!
Que suave! Found this buried in my many files and glad I did. I had produced a second video for Sergio Mendoza y La Orkesta at the Calexico benefit show for Pan Left last year at the Rialto, and it's a fantastic rendition of the Mostly Bears song, Leda Atómica. Salvador Duran and Brian Lopez fit perfectly with this performance. Y La Orkesta is a must see Live, but even more amazing is they go to great lengths to make every show unique and different. Catch this band whenever you can! J.M.