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The film follows a quest for redemption in Washington, D.C. Thanks to “second chance” legislation, three men who were sentenced in their youth to life in prison have the chance to plead for release. Through heartfelt, gritty stories, we follow their journeys: Anthony “Pete” Petty, who has just won his freedom and must rebuild his life after three decades in prison; Gene Downing, who awaits his second chance hearing after two decades behind bars and hopes to reunite with a daughter born after his incarceration; and Colie Levar Long, who is mentoring youth incarcerated with him at D.C. Jail. He longs to finish college as a free man after a 26-year interruption. But, as the film shows, a second chance is never guaranteed.
Wynette Yao is an award-winning filmmaker who has produced, directed and written films on subjects as wide-ranging as Egypt, tornadoes, bees and bog mummies. She relishes storytelling that brings alive the human experience in history, science, social justice and modern life. Yao has created videos, spots and long-form documentaries highlighting the need for a more fair and effective justice system, including the award-winning “Half of Us,” “The Vanishing Trial” (Bronx Social Justice Matters Festival and 1st Place, Documentary Shorts).
The cinematographer and editor for District of Second Chances is Travis Edwards.With work ranging from commercial to documentary to narrative, Travis’s focus has always been on the impact of storytelling through video. His award-winning work has taken him across the country and has involved everything from filming undercover in puppy mills to filming politicians in D.C.
Ralph Poynter:What's Happening BlogTalkRadio Tues, November 7, 2023
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Tonight's Topic: Palestinians are fighting for their existence -NOW we have marched in Wash.D.C. , DID IT STOP Genocide or Ethnic Cleansing in Gaza, Haiti, Niger, ?
1. NEWS ANALYSIS: An anatomy of oppression requires an anatomy of colonialism/imperialism i.e. An anatomy of the American Capitalist System: Ralph Poynter,Joel Meyers, ,Henry Hagin, Julia Wright, Dennis Sayero,
2. UPDATES -- Political Prisoner Death Camps - Anne Lamb-NYC Jericho/KAZI TOURE- BOSTON JERICHO
3. LIBERATION POETRY: Prof. Louis ~ in remembrance of Sister Lynne Stewart
This week, I will present another segment on the GOP blueprint to end democracy aka Project 2025, sponsored by the Heritage Foundation. Our big story features a republican attorney operative named Mike Davis. Davis has been on the airwaves threatening to jail, denaturalize and deport anyone who dares criticize Donald Trump, during a second Trump administration. Apparently, Davis' name has been pushed as the lead candidate for Attorney General during that second Trump term. Among Davis' asinine statements is a threat to throw noted journalist Mehdi Hasan into a gulag, after which he would be denaturalized and deported. Mehdi Hasan's alleged crime? Journalism. Hasan has reported on Mike Davis' many bigoted rants.
Our second story is about Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey--and his similar audition to Trump as Bailey responds to an online request from Elon Musk. Musk is sueing Media Matters--again for journalism--about neo Nazi postings by Jack Posobiec. Posobiec has a long paper trail tying him to neo Nazi groups. Posobiec sent out a post inviting state level attorney generals to join the fight against Media Matters. Bailey responded by claiming his ..."team is looking into this matter." (St. Louis Post Dispatch). I left messages with Bailey's office but they have not responded. This is our second story.
We will, of course have our Jackass of the Week Award, as well.
It's "Black Solidarity Day" 2023 and our Ancestors have already showed us and gave us some things to work with and to use to fight back (resist).
WILL WE SEIZE THE TIME?
A Special Edition of "NU Resurrection and Liberation",
THE CALL FOR "National Black Solidarity Day" 2024
Online at: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/empresschi or call into the Podcast at 319-527-6189
Tune in a get a Community Briefing and Special Report on the new National Day of Abstinence "National Black Solidarity Day" Task Force Committees that are now being formed in Philly, Chicago, Newark, Chicago, Baltimore, and D.C. that will take the next steps in the "National Black Solidarity Day "Reparatory 4 Justice "BLACK OUT" that will take place on Mon. November 4, 2024
The Mission/Goal: Take Control of OUR DOLLARS, REVENUE, MONETARY INTERACTIONS, SPENDING POWER, etc.
Plan of Action: REFRAIN/ABSTAIN: NO MONETARY or FINANCE RELATED TRANSACTIONS, EXCHANGES, and so forth. Spend No Money, No Business Interactions, No Labor For Other People. If you have to make a purchase do it someone that looks like you. A listing of participating businesses, vendors, merchants will be provided nationwide beginning in February 2024.
Project 2025. Women's right to choose. Social Security. Medicare/MedicAid. Immigration. Bidenomics. Gerrymandering. International Relations. All these topics will play a huge role as America marches towards election 2024. Republicans have doubled down on their collective stupidity by supporting Trumpism and loser Donald Trump. They will never learn and that is good for America in the long run. Democrats are fired up and ready to go. Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. stands no chance as his independent run will hurt Trump and any Republican who gets the 2024 GOP nomination for President. The right has no plan. Democrats have amassed a war room to counter every Republican lie and America has woken up to reality that the GOP is a lost cause. As recently elections prove, America will overwhelmingly vote against fascism to save our Democracy. It is for Democrats to lose this one. Take nothing for granted.
Call in at 515-605-9802. Say your first name and where you're calling in from? Everyone is welcome to participate tonight as we delve into different scenarios of how election 2024 could play out. Don't be shy as everyone is welcome regardless of one's political beliefs. This is the most important election in American history. Will you sit to the side and not vote? Will you vote 3rd Party candidate? Will you vote Republican? Will you vote Democrat up and down the ballot? Will Democracy die or live to fight another day? It's up to you friends. Thanks for sharing across social media and following us on Facebook. Be sure to visit our website ??www.kitchenpolitics123.com
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