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Human Rights: watch-listen

Banned Books Club

When the Arizona Department of Education banned 90 books from its public schools for being “subversive,” ban opponents struck back and set up underground libraries across the Southwest. Listen here.

“What the Founding Fathers Wanted”

What would life be like if we lived the way Americans did around the time the Constitution was drafted? Watch Mark Fiore’s cartoon here. 

All Work and No Pay

Bill Moyers speaks with Saru Jayaraman, co-founder of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, about the group’s fight for better wages and working conditions for America’s 10 million restaurant workers.

Malcolm X: Make It Plain

This PBS documentary chronicles Malcolm X’s remarkable journey from his birth on May 19, 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska, to his assassination at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City on February 21, 1965. http://youtu.be/r7JzlewmxPo

Latino Workers At Risk

Latino workers are 14% more likely to be fatally injured than all other workers in the country. The number is twice as high for Latino immigrants. Learn more about this issue and the personal story of construction worker, Luis Rodriguez, … Continue reading

Latina-run Co-op Empowers Its Members

Bruce Wallace visits a Brooklyn co-op to find out how the almost entirely immigrant Latina members are taking ownership of their jobs. Listen here.

Mayor Chokwe Lumumba at NFG Conference

The late mayor of Jackson, MS, Chokwe Lumumba, presents aspects of his “Jackson Rising” vision of participatory governance and economic democracy at the 2013 Neighborhood Funders Groups Conference.

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