Category Archives: Follytricks!

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“HANDS UP DON’T SHOOT!”… TALIB KWELI ON THE FRONTLINE… LAURYN HILL EXPRESSES ‘BLACK RAGE’

“HANDS UP DON’T SHOOT!”… “I CAN’T BREATHE!” … THAT’S WHAT THE PEOPLE ARE CHANTING ON THE STREETS FROM FERGUSON TO NYC … TALIB KWELI IS ON THE FRONTLINE… LAURYN HILL EXPRESSES ‘BLACK RAGE’… MEANWHILE PHILOSOPHER, ACADEMIC, ACTIVIST & AUTHOR, DR.CORNEL … Continue reading

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Late Summer readzzz Pt. 2 The Lacuna + We Need New Names,

I first read a review of this book when it came out in paperback and as I scanned the array of players involved in the story – Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Leon Trotsky and Natalia Sedova – … Continue reading

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EMORY DOUGLAS: Free Palestine

Great to see that Emory Douglas is still hard at work in his neighbourhood. Here’s a nice shot of the legendary revolutionary artist, who gave us the Black Panther Party’s most evocative artwork, standing next to his contribution to a … Continue reading

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Finding Fela – The Movie

A couple of nights ago I had the privilege of taking in an advanced screening of Alex Gibney’s ‘Finding Fela’ documentary and I came away thinking, “Yeah, yeah….Fela Anikulapo Kuti… people need to see this film.” Over the years I’ve … Continue reading

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GAZA – A 21st Century Tragedy

Everyday I get up and read the news from Gaza. I think about my old man who served in North Africa in WW2 and was a fervent supporter of the state of Israel. He admired the spirit that was invested … Continue reading

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Festival of Dangerous Ideas 2013: David Simon – Some People are More Equal than Others

Festival of Dangerous Ideas 2013: David Simon – Some People are More Equal than Others When I read about this contribution to the Festival Of Dangerous Ideas in Australia by David Simon I thought I’d love to hear it in … Continue reading

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Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars

Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars is the latest documentary from Robert Greenwald who also directed Iraq For Sale, Out Foxed and Wal Mart. The use of drones has intensified under President Obama’s leadership as the number of troops on the ground … Continue reading

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