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Tidbits - Oct. 18, 2018 - Reader Comments: Germans Against Racism; Voting-A Very Political Act; Women and Kavanaugh; Saudi Arabia; Brazil; Korea; Cuba; McCarthy Blacklist; Charles White; Resources; Announcements; and more....

Reader Comments: Germany Rallies Against Racism; Voting as a Very Political Act; Women and Kavanaugh; Arming Saudi Arabia; Brazil; Korea; Cuba; Automation; Housing; McCarthy Blacklist; Charles White Exhibit; Resources; Announcements; and more....

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Tidbits - Reader Comments, Resources, Announcements and Shorts - Oct. 18, 2018, Portside

Re: Germany Protest: 200,000+ Against Racists (Rod Nelson; Jay Schaffner; Stan Nadel)
Trump’s latest absurdity about the elections (Greg Sargent in the Washington Post)
Shuttered Polling Sites Cast Shadow Over Midterm Elections (Nina Sparling in  WhoWhatWhy)
Re: Howard Zinn: Don't Despair about the Supreme Court (Michael Airton; John Martin; Roberto Buxeda; Amaury Llorens-Balzac)
Remembering Jim Crow  --  cartoon by Matt Hurwitt
Re: Thousands At Risk From Rightwing Push to Purge Eligible Voters From US Rolls (Laurel MacDowell)
Re: Women Aren't a Monolith - And the White Women Supporting Kavanaugh Prove It (Dan Jordan; Deb Sizemore; Jacqueline Huff Cole)
Re: Racism, Anti-Semitism, the Undermining and Delegitimizing of Protest, Now the Soros Myth (Dove Kent; Linda Crowley)
Re: An Iowa Insurgent (Daniel Millstone; Thomas L. Noack)
Re: Jobs Are No Excuse for Arming a Murderous Regime (Julie Cochran; Joseph Maizlish; Marisol Febo)
Don't Blame Me  --  Meme by Michael Eisenscher
Saudi Journalist  -- cartoon by Rob Rogers
Re: Brazil's Bolsonaro-Led Far Right Wins a Victory Far More Sweeping and Dangerous Than Anyone Predicted. Its Lessons Are Global (Roberta Histed)
Re: U.S. Military Returns to Exert ‘Influence’ in Ecuador and the Region (James Witheridge)
Re: To Secure Peace Between the Koreas, US Must Declare an End to the War (Pedro Figueroa; Thomas)
Re: The Automation Charade (Philip Specht)
Re: How Unions Can Solve the Housing Crisis (The Laura Flanders Show)
Re: How the Communist Blacklist Shaped the Entertainment Industry As We Know It (Michael Munk; Eleanor Roosevelt)
Re: Review: `Warrior Women' (Lennis Longo; Freddie Marichal Borges; Robert Cadieux; Betsy Carmichael- Sykes)
Permanent Representative of Cuba to the UN, Anayansi Rodríguez Camejo, Denounces New Anti-Cuban Action

Resources:

Breaking Feminism – Special English Edition of LuXemburg Magazine is out now

Announcements:

Give teachers in Puerto Rico beautiful bilingual children's books (Tim Sheard, HARDBALL PRESS)
Charles White at the MOMA (Museum of Modern Art) - New York - Now thru January 13, 2019 (Holland Cotter in the New York Times)
12th NYC Greek Film Festival Tribute to Dan Georgakas - October 20th
The Historical Significance and Importance Of Voting In These Crucial Times - Montclair, NJ - October 24
L.A. Kauffman presents How to Read a Protest - Brooklyn - November 1 (Greenlight Books)
Calling on the Legal Profession - Lawyers, Paralegals, Law Students - Help Protect the Vote (Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and We The Action 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Re: Germany Protest: 200,000+ Against Racists

Civilized people have had enough bullshit from Nazis, FFS ~

Rod Nelson
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

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Nearly quarter-of-a-million turn out. News report say 240,000. Seems like the German people had one go-around with Nazi fascism, don't want another - important lesson from people that know for us in the United States.

Jay Schaffner
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

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This was just the Berlin march, there were other large marches in other cities as well.

Stan Nadel

 

Trump’s latest absurdity about the elections
 

Look at the recent Post-ABC News poll. It found that Democrats lead Republicans in the battle for the House by 11 points among registered voters, 53 percent to 42 percent. But more to the point, it found that voters say by 55 percent to 39 percent that they want the next Congress to be controlled by the Democrats to act as a check on Trump rather than by Republicans to advance his agenda.

Those numbers are particularly pronounced among swing constituencies that appear to be aligning with Democrats this cycle. Independents want a Democratic-controlled Congress as a check on Trump by 58-33; women want this by 60-32; college-educated whites (who sometimes lean Republican) want this by 53-42; and college-educated white women, who are driving the anti-Trump backlash, want this by 55-40.

Trump’s latest absurdity about the elections hints at much worse to come
By Greg Sargent
October 17, 2018
Washington Post

 

Shuttered Polling Sites Cast Shadow Over Midterm Elections
 


Data from The Leadership Conference Education Fund (PDF) and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Photo credit: Brutal Deluxe / Wikimedia  //  WhoWhatWhy

Shuttered Polling Sites Cast Shadow Over Midterm Elections

By Nina Sparling
September 5, 2018
WhoWhatWhy

Most shuttered polling sites don’t receive national attention. In Georgia alone, local officials have closed more than 200 sites since 2012. The Georgia examples figure in a growing national trend, with stark implications for the upcoming midterm elections, reports the Pew Charitable Trust.

Local leadership has closed nearly 1,000 sites nationwide since the Supreme Court struck down key provisions of the Voting Rights Act in its 2013 decision in Shelby County v. Eric Holder.

Previously, states had to notify the federal government of any changes to election law — including closing polling sites. But the Shelby decision ruled the “preclearance” requirement unconstitutional. Immediately, Republican lawmakers began passing voter ID laws and closing polling sites.

Read full story here.

 

Re: Howard Zinn: Don't Despair about the Supreme Court
 

There are very few advancements in terms of people's rights that haven't been achieved in part through activism.

Michael Airton
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

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Words of wisdom from the late great Zinn!

John Martin

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The struggle against evil and ignorance never ends and must be firm, resolute and courageous on every front as long as humanity exists

Roberto Buxeda
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

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Tyranny uses judges to validate their misdeeds, Hitler style.

Amaury Llorens-Balzac
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

 

Remembering Jim Crow  --  cartoon by Matt Hurwitt
 

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Mark Hurwitt
November 20, 2015
Black Commentator

[Mark Hurwitt is an Illustrator, Cartoonist, Designer, Writer and Teacher residing in Brooklyn New York.]

 

Re: Thousands At Risk From Rightwing Push to Purge Eligible Voters From US Rolls
 

Voter suppression is a very dangerous trend. At the moment Trump is campaigning almost every day. He now has secured a majority on the supreme court, and now right wingers are trying to throw voters off the voters’ list. Legal cases against such actions seem like a good idea as well as lots of publicity about the unfairness of it. Such actions are a threat to American democracy and should be fought against hard.

Laurel MacDowell

 

Re: Women Aren't a Monolith - And the White Women Supporting Kavanaugh Prove It
 

The stats in this article are worrisome, and why the mid-terms are a toss up, no matter how repugnant we may find the misogynistic and racist (no matter how indirect and subtle and plausibly deniable) the values of the right. Beyond the white women analyzed here, are also the white men (present good company of good men excluded of course). People of conscience thought Trump was impossible (even if many of us had serious problems with Clinton). We should not be complacent.

Dan Jordan
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

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Not this white woman. Its a shame that those women will support a party over their own daughters sisters mothers friends.......

Deb Sizemore
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

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I believe he attacked her with the intention of raping her, but never succeeded. I also believe he grew up a rich privileged kid thinking he could do whatever he wanted, and his parents could/would bail him out. Who would believe her over him, who had two parents that were attorneys.

I also believe when we are young we do many foolish things and as we mature, change our ways. For me, if he would have acknowledged it happened, apologized and then shown how he had changed this would have been better for all involved.

Attempted rape and actual rape are two different crimes. I feel her most vivid memories of the evening was thinking she was going to die, and the two boys laughing at her. Those are both life long horrors she evidently still lives with.

Jacqueline Huff Cole
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

 

Re: Racism, Anti-Semitism, the Undermining and Delegitimizing of Protest, Now the Soros Myth
 

Thank you Portside for reposting this today. Alongside an excellent article by Adele M. Stan. Very glad to be in ongoing conversation to unmask the white nationalist agenda of this administration.

Dove Kent
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

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Using ANTI SEMITISM. and Attacking the LEFT

Linda Crowley
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

 

Re: An Iowa Insurgent
 

Can a progressive candidate beat a right wing lunatic in a conservative district? Maybe. David Dayen describes J.D. Scholten's attempt to unseat anti-immigrant GOP-Trump ally Steve Israel. Of course, win, lose or draw this campaign will help us. Thanks to Portside for the link.

Daniel Millstone
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

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This article is worth reading even if you aren’t an Iowa voter. It's explanation of what commercial greed, anti-immigration policies and just plain bigotry and racism are doing to agriculture, the environment, our health and to all of us. The Des Moines register has taken the unusual step of endorsing all of Iowa’s Democratic candidates. Read about them, you will discover they are creative and will represent their constituents, not the tea party and the one percent.

Thomas L. Noack
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

 

Re: Jobs Are No Excuse for Arming a Murderous Regime
 

We do it all the time ... for a century 

Julie Cochran
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

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One of the many abuses that the bin Salman and Khashoggi story shows us is the abuse of the production workers in the U.S. who are making a living by helping make a killing.  With a little imagination and funding on the part of government, those workers could be making a living without making a killing.

Joseph Maizlish

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What is not immoral on this administration?

Marisol Febo
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

 

Don't Blame Me  --  Meme by Michael Eisenscher
 

Michael Eisenscher
October 16, 2018
SolidarityInfoService.org

 

Saudi Journalist  -- cartoon by Rob Rogers
 

Rob Rogers
October 13, 2018
RobRogers.com

 

Re: Brazil's Bolsonaro-Led Far Right Wins a Victory Far More Sweeping and Dangerous Than Anyone Predicted. Its Lessons Are Global
 

Yes. Bolsonaro didn't come from nowhere. The common employment of austerity measures to force a country to conform to practices that benefit the wealthy and squeeze the rest will eventually cause upheaval. Unfortunately, instead of benefiting the disadvantaged ones, we see the rise of fascism and unconstrained power that only benefits the conformers. As Doug Ford and his cronies roll back laws and regulations that were making life for the worker fairer, they revel in their power. Just what are their long term plans for Ontario?

Roberta Histed
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

 

Re: U.S. Military Returns to Exert ‘Influence’ in Ecuador and the Region
 

How many wars are we in or trying to get in?

James Witheridge
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

 

Re: To Secure Peace Between the Koreas, US Must Declare an End to the War
 

Wars end by communication.

Pedro Figueroa
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

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The article describes the cost in lives (4 million) and the almost total destruction of North Korea and much damage and loss of life in the south resulting from this unnecessary war. It was actually comparable in loss of life and property to Vietnam but almost forgotten. it could have ended is six months if the US hadn’t protracted it by crossing into and attempting the north after clearing the south. But the article claims that this war caused the Cold War and the expansion of military spending, it didn’t. The Cold War and military expansion began half a decade earlier as soon as WWII ended. US remobilization, however, expanded beginning with the war.

Thomas
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

 

Re: The Automation Charade
 

(posting on Portside Labor)

By telling us that robots can replace us, corporations are telling us that we should be grateful for the minimum-wage menial jobs that are needed around the machines.

Philip Specht
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

 

Re: How Unions Can Solve the Housing Crisis
 

"A quarter of U.S. households pay more than half their income in rent. In New York City, homelessness has hit record levels." via Portside

The Laura Flanders Show
posting on Facebook

 

Re: How the Communist Blacklist Shaped the Entertainment Industry As We Know It
 

U Oregon prof Carole Stabile writes in* Literary Hub:*

  1. "While the stated goal of anti-communists was to rid the airwaves of "parlor pinks" (a reference to East Coast intellectuals) and other subversives, the long-term effects of the blacklist proved as significant as the initial purge. The blacklist shaped the foundations of the new medium of television, sending a clear message to people working in the industry: avoid anything that could be construed as progressive or risk never working in television again. In this way, anti-communists controlled definitions of America and American values by creating climates hostile to progressive viewpoints in media industries. The elimination of subversives on the basis of presumed political sensibilities and the fear that followed from their removal allowed anti-communist ideas, as Chomsky and Herman observed, to function for decades as powerful mechanisms for imposing conformity."

Read it all here.

Michael Munk

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One of the bloodiest battles over blacklisting was fought in the New York local of the American Federation of Radio Artists -- and to the eternal shame of the union, the blacklisting faction won. Even people who knew better went along to get along, and many carried the scars to their graves.

Eleanor Roosevelt
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

 

Re: Review: `Warrior Women'
 

(posting on Portside Culture)

We need more warrior women Thank you ladies

Lennis Longo
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

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All my support to you ladies...

Freddie Marichal Borges
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

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Good job ladies.This is what is needed to effectively make changes.

Robert Cadieux
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

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Admire their strength, courage and convictions.

Betsy Carmichael- Sykes
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

 

Permanent Representative of Cuba to the UN, Anayansi Rodríguez Camejo, Denounces New Anti-Cuban Action
 

Today, Tuesday, 16 October 2018, the United States of America has once again sullied the name of the United Nations.

The United States, in another action of contempt for human rights and this Organization, has preferred to create absurd lies about Cuba rather than recognize and promote a campaign to redress its multiple human rights violations, both in its territory and in the rest of the world.

With this action, which included the use of the ECOSOC Chamber and the United Nations WebCast, the name and emblem of the Organization was used in an act against a Member State, on the pretense of international support for its fallacious campaign. All of this contravenes the principles and purposes of the Charter.

It is clear the intention of the United States Government to sustain, with all available resources and without the slightest moral objection, the unilateral policy of economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed against Cuba and universally repudiated by the United Nations General Assembly for its criminal and genocidal nature, and therefore, in violation of international law.

This event is a new chapter in the long list of aggressions against Cuba. It is part of the actions aimed at subverting the legitimately established constitutional order and of the interventionist agenda that has gained renewed momentum under the current Administration, whose fascist, racist and xenophobic ideas are a matter of grave concern in the international community.

Cuba has warned about and denounced this situation by means of a letter of protest to the Secretary-General, requesting the cancellation of this farce of the United States Government within the United Nations premises. We are supported on the Charter of the United Nations and the existing rules concerning the use of conference rooms, approved by this Organization.

The event, as we had foreseen, was a political comedy staged on false arguments and with supporting actors of a dark history at the service of a foreign power, many of them paid by Washington, including the Secretary-General of the puppet Organization of American States.

The sponsors of the alleged campaign were not willing to listen to Cuba's truth. They even tried to prevent Cuban diplomatic officials from entering the room. What happened is the total and absolute responsibility of the United States.

Cuba's voice was heard despite everything. They could not give us valid arguments, they did not have them. The truth is on our side. 

Cuba is proud of its human rights record, which denies any manipulation against it. The United States lacks the morals to give lessons, and much less in this matter. That country, with its poor adherence to international human rights instruments, has a pattern of systematic violations of all human rights, including the use of torture, detention and arbitrary deprivation of liberty, as is the case of the Guantánamo Naval Base, an illegally occupied Cuban territory; the murder of African-Americans by police officers; the death of innocent civilians by their intervention and occupation forces; xenophobia and repression; the imprisonment of immigrants, including children who are separated from their families. The latter, the imprisonment of children, would have rightly justified the name "Jailed for What?.

Cuba condemns and rejects in the strongest possible terms this new anti-Cuban action by the United States Government, which constitutes an affront to the sovereignty of the Cuban people and disrespect for their self-determination. This is an attack not only on a sovereign State, but also on the principles of multilateral ism and the foundational bases of the United Nations.

Permanent Mission of Cuba to the United Nations

 

Breaking Feminism – Special English Edition of LuXemburg Magazine is out now
 

Feminism from the Left

The political winds are blowing hard to the right. Support for authoritarianism and far-right extremism is on the rise. But feminism is back as well, in the form of movements like the Women’s March, women’s strikes, #MeToo, “Ni Una Menos” and many more. Feminist protests are transnational, constitute a visible counterpole to the right and to neoliberalism, and embody our rising up into a better future and a solidarity society.

Recent years have seen a global wave of feminist protests. In the US, the Women’s Marches brought hundreds of thousands to the streets, while #MeToo raised public awareness for sexual violence. In Poland, Ireland and Argentina similar numbers protested against restrictions on reproductive rights and the 8th of March mobilized masses from Berlin to Buenos Aires and from Istanbul to New Delhi. In Spain, around 5 million people participated in a feminist general strike. These protests appear as the only successful transnational social movement of our times that is challenging right-wing populism as well as authoritarian neoliberalism. At the same time, right-wing parties and movements are gaining momentum, attacking the achievements of the women’s and LGBTIQ movements. They portray feminist issues as elitist and as a threat to allegedly ›natural‹ gender roles and ways of life. On the one hand, they build on existing racist and sexist attitudes and intensify them. On the other hand, they successfully articulate widespread discontents with social inequality and lack of democracy in the age of neoliberalism, presenting themselves as the voice of the ›common people‹.

All of this poses new challenges for feminist politics to effectively organize against the anti-feminist backlash and to take a clear stand against right-wing authoritarianism as well as neoliberalism. A New Feminist Class Politics can be an important strategy in addressing the intersecting bundle of domination and inequality. The devaluation of women and the exploitation of feminized and racialized care work are the main stakes of the current capitalist economy. Interlocking systems of oppression demand intersectional political answers. How can we fight sexual violence not only in Hollywood, but also at the work place? How can we connect the struggle for abortion rights to a broader framework of reproductive justice? How do we fight the privatization and precarity of care work and create conditions of good care for the many, not just the few? This reader brings together different feminist analyses that address these questions and offer some strategic approaches to our future struggles.

This brochure is a special English issue, a compilation of articles taken from various issues of the LuXemburg Magazine.

This brochure is a compilation of articles taken from various issues of the LuXemburg Magazine

Luxemburg. Gesellschaftsanalyse und linke Praxis
ISSN 1869-0424 
Publisher:  Board of the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung
Managing Editor:  Barbara Fried 
barbara.fried@rosalux.org 
Tel: +49 (0)30 443 10-404

Editorial Board:   Harry Adler, Michael Brie, Mario Candeias, Alex DemiroviĆ, Barbara Fried, Corinna Genschel, Henning Heine, Christina Kaindl, Ferdinand Muggenthaler, Uwe Michel, Miriam Pieschke, Katharina Pühl, Rainer Rilling, Thomas Sablowski, Hannah Schurian, Ingar Solty, Moritz Warnke and Florian Wilde

Contact:   luxemburg@rosalux.org
www.zeitschrift-luxemburg.de
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Give teachers in Puerto Rico beautiful bilingual children's books
 

DONATE TO GIVE THE CHILDREN OF PUERTO RICO BEAUTIFUL BILINGUAL BOOKS

In 2017 Hurricane Maria destroyed thousands of books in the public schools. In November 2017 Hard Ball Press donated 200 beautiful bilingual children's books to the Teachers Federation of Puerto Rico  (Federación de Maestros de Puerto Rico). The teachers and students were thrilled to receive such lovely books, and all in English and Spanish.

This year, we are asking people to donate $20 toward the cost of printing and shipping the books. A $20 donation will pay for 4 books, and all of the donations will be used for print and shipping.

Please go to the Hard Ball Press web site and click the Donate button. Feel free to double your donation or more, it will give thousands of children in Puerto Rico a joyous Christmas.

And please share this email with friends, that will increase the number of books I can send to the children in Puerto Rico.

In solidarity,

Tim Sheard
HARDBALL PRESS
415 Argyle Rd., Suite 6A
Brooklyn, NY 11218
info@hardballpress.com

 

Charles White at the MOMA (Museum of Modern Art) - New York - Now thru January 13, 2019
 


Charles White’s 1939 W.P.A. mural, “Five Great American Negroes,” features Sojourner Truth, Booker T. Washington, Frederick Douglass, George Washington Carver and Marian Anderson.
Credit: The Charles White Archives and The Howard University Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.  //  New York Times

Charles White Was a Giant, Even Among the Heroes He Painted

At the Museum of Modern Art, the first full-scale look at Charles White’s career in about three decades traces a broad pattern of 20th-century African-American life.

By Holland Cotter

October 11, 2018
New York Times

What a beautiful artist Charles White was. Hand of an angel, eye of a sage. Although White, who died in 1979, is often mentioned today as a teacher and mentor of luminaries like David Hammons and Kerry James Marshall, his is no case of reflected glory. In “Charles White: A Retrospective” at the Museum of Modern Art, from beginning to end, he shines.

The survey of over 100 paintings, drawings and prints runs on two parallel tracks. It gives the first full-scale look at White’s career in 30-some years, concluding with his most complex and adventurous work. And, through his politically vigilant art, it traces the broad pattern of African-American life through three-quarters of the 20th century.

White was born in 1918 on Chicago’s South Side to a black domestic worker who had migrated from Mississippi, and a Pullman car porter of Native American descent. His mother raised him alone and, in a time before day care, regularly deposited him at the main branch of the Chicago Public Library when she was on a job. There, in the protective care of staff members, he pored over illustrated books and began to draw.

Read full story here.

Through Jan. 13 at the Museum of Modern Art, Manhattan; 212-708-9400, moma.org
The exhibition will run Feb. 17-June 9 at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

 

12th NYC Greek Film Festival Tribute to Dan Georgakas - October 20th
 

Beginning this year the New York City Greek Film Festival will pay tribute to an  exceptional personality related to the art of filmmaking. 

This year’s honoree is one of the best known intellectuals in the Greek Diaspora.

TRIBUTE TO DAN GEORGAKAS
 

Saturday, October 20th, 3:45 pm

Florence Gould Hall
55 East 59th Street
New York City

Buy Tickets

Author, educator, historian, and film scholar, Dan Georgakas is one of the founders of the New York City Greek Film Festival.  Since the 1980s, he has played a key role in the promotion and exhibition of Greek film in America.  He has written extensively about Greek films in newspapers, magazines, film anthologies, film guides, and academic journals.  As an editor of the acclaimed Cineaste film quarterly, he established a relationship between Cineaste and the Thessaloniki International Film Festival.  He is Director of the Greek American Studies Project at the Center for Byzantine & Modern Greek Studies at Queens College and has taught film courses at Columbia, NYU, Queens College, UMass Amherst, and the University of Oklahoma.

3:45  Vicki James Yiannias, Peter Bratsis and Frosso Tsouka will discuss Georgakas's contribution to the presentation of Greek Language films in America

4:15  Dan Georgakas will give a short introduction to one of his favorite Greek films:

A Girl in Black (1956)


 

  • Directed by Michael Cacoyannis
  • Nominee for the Palme d'Or Award at the Cannes Film Festival, 1956
  • Winner of Best Foreign Language film at the Golden Globe Awards, 1957

In A Girl in Black, Michael Cacoyannis carries forward the examination of sexual attitudes in Greece that he began with Stella (1955).  This time the focus is a small island rather than Athens and a provincial community rather than a taverna subculture.  Entry to the traditional society is provided by two middle-class Athenians, Antonis (Notis Peryalis) and Pavlos (Dimitris Horn), who arrive on the island for a brief vacation.  Rather than staying at the town's small hotel, the two men rent rooms in a private home, a common summertime practice in the islands.  Pavlos will fall in love with Marina (Elli Lambetti), the oldest sister in the family.

(Read the full review by Dan Georgakas)

6:00  At the end of the screening Dan Georgakas will lead a Q & A

 

The Historical Significance and Importance Of Voting In These Crucial Times - Montclair, NJ - October 24
 

Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 7:30pm

The Montclair Women's Club
82 Union Street
Montclair, NJ. 

There is a modest admission fee of $5.00 at the door.

 

L.A. Kauffman presents How to Read a Protest - Brooklyn - November 1
 

Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 7:30 PM - 9 PM

686 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217-1609

 

L.A. Kauffman presents How to Read a Protest: The Art of Organizing and Resistance - In conversation with Murad Awawdeh and Leslie Cagan

Wine reception to follow

Grassroots organizer and movement journalist L.A. Kauffman comes to Greenlight to present How to Read a Protest, which delves into the history of America's major demonstrations, beginning with the legendary 1963 March on Washington, to reveal the ways protests work and how their character has shifted over time. The book sheds new light on the catalytic power of collective action and the decentralized, bottom-up, women-led model for organizing that has transformed what movements look like and what they can accomplish. Kauffman discusses the book and surrounding issues with Murad Awawdeh, Director of Political Engagement at the New York Immigration Coalition, and veteran grassroots organizer Leslie Cagan.

 

Calling on the Legal Profession - Lawyers, Paralegals, Law Students - Help Protect the Vote
 

Legal professionals -- lawyers, paralegals, law student, etc, -- are encouraged to sign up for call center shifts here: https://electionprotection.wetheaction.org/  or here:  https://866ourvote.org/

There will remote call centers in many states. Not all have been entered into this website yet, but please check it out, and check back later for additional volunteer shifts that will come online.

If you are a legal professional and you don't *want* to do call center or field-based lawyer hotline (and want to be a poll monitor) -- sign up at https://protectthevote.net

Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and We The Action 2018