http://mediasanctuary.tv http://www.nationalpeaceconference.org Mike Alewitz speaks at the dedication of the 40 foot "Mural to Commemorate the Massacre of Students at Kent and Jackson State May 4 and 14, 1970" before attendees of the United National Peace Conference in Albany, NY on July 24, 2010. The banner depicts the National Guard opening fire on a peaceful anti-Vietnam War protest at Kent State University in Ohio, killing four and wounding nine. Students had gathered in response to President Richard Nixon's announcement that the U.S. had invaded Cambodia--a major escalation of the war in Southeast Asia. The massacre at Kent was followed ten days later with the police barrage of bullets into a dormitory at Jackson State University in Mississippi that left two students dead and an unknown number of others wounded. The shootings at Kent and Jackson, along with deep hatred of the war, sparked a national student strike that was to become the largest political demonstration in U.S. history. Mike Alewitz was a student leader at Kent State, an eyewitness to the massacre and a leader of the national student strike that followed. Produced by the United National Peace Conference Media Project, an initiative powered by The Sanctuary for Independent Media and Hudson Mohawk Indymedia Center. For more information about the mural, visit http://kentmassacre.wordpress.com
http://mediasanctuary.tv http://www.nationalpeaceconference.org Mumia Abu-Jamal, a former Black Panther and activist who has been in prison on death row since 1981, recorded this audio message for the attendees of the United National Peace Conference in Albany, NY. It was played back during a lunchtime panel on political repression on July 24, 2010. Produced by the United National Peace Conference Media Project, an initiative powered by the Sanctuary for Independent Media and Hudson Mohawk Indymedia Center. Photos courtesy of www.PrisonRadio.org.
Glen Ford critiques Obama in this short clip recorded at the United National Peace Conference on 7/23/10. ; http://www.blackagendareport.com/http://mediasanctuary.tv
http://mediasanctuary.tvhttp://nationalpeaceconference.orgKathy Kelly's short speech at the opening press conference of the United National Peace Conference, held in July 2010 in Albany, NY. ; more info on Kathy Kelly: http://www.vcnv.orgProduced by the United National Peace Conference Media Project, an initiative powered by the Sanctuary for Independent Media and Hudson Mohawk Indymedia.
A short video showing a time lapse of the process of painting a reproduction of Peter Kuper's "pissed-off peace dove" on the wall in the Sanctuary upstairs gallery. Recording during two hours on Saturday, May 8, 2010.Thanks to Peter and Miles for doing this painting! You can read more about this on the Sanctuary's blog here. Video from the extended interview shot by Branda Miller during the painting process will be posted soon -- stay tuned!More information:http://www.worldwar3illustrated.org/http://www.peterkuper.com/
On November 13, 2009, Nobel prize-nominated peace activist Kathy Kelly spoke in Delmar, NY about her experiences in the peace movement and the personal and human consequences of U.S. militarism. For more info, check out Voices for Creative Nonviolence and the Peaceable Assembly Campaign.
On November 15, 2009 the Syracuse Peace Council organized a demonstration against the deployment of Reaper drones on a nearby air force base. Members of Hudson Mohawk Indymedia were there to document, interviewing Kathy Kelly, Dan Berrigan, organizers and protesters about the drones and the future of the antiwar movement.
Artists and activists spoke at a press conference in Albany, NY, on Veterans Day, November 11, 2009, held after the veterans' parade to discuss upcoming antiwar events in the capital region, and to unveil a new billboard on route 787 south, "Soldier Williams 396 Days in Iraq," installed as part of photographer Suzanne Opton's national soldier billboard project.
In this piece, NYC-based graphic artist, Seth Tobocman presents a piece from his collection, Disaster & Resistance entitled Serpent of State.
"What, after all, is a nation-state, but a prison with a flag on it?" find info on the book here.
[This is the full 23 minute video. check it out!] Hudson Mohawk Indymedia has produced a definitive account of the whirlwind of events surrounding Wafaa Bilal's controversial art exhibit, "Virtual Jihadi." "Art ≠ Terrorism" goes beyond the sound bites to find out what happened when an Iraqi artist came to Troy, NY only to be censored--not once, but twice. First, Wafaa Bilal was chased off campus after his artwork was mis-characterized as terrorist propaganda by undergraduate bloggers. When the exhibition was given refuge by The Sanctuary for Independent Media, the city government responded by shutting down the space.