April 24th / Occupy the Justice Department protests in Washington, DC: Photos and Videos

 

Click on link below for: Real News coverage including video of both the rally outside the Department of Justice and civil disobedience at the White House.

 

RT News coverage: Embedded video version:

Click on link below for: RT News coverage

 

Click on link below for: Democracy Now coverage

 

 

Reason.tv coverage: Embedded video version:

Click on link below for: Reason.tv coverage

 

Chuck D statement outside the Department of Justice Embedded video version:

Click on link below for: Chuck D’s statement

 

Danny Glover PSA: Embedded video version:

Click on link below for: Danny Glover PSA encouraging participation in the April 24th protests.

 

Occupy the Hood PSA: Embedded video version:

Click on link below for: Talib Kweli PSA encouraging participation in the April 24th protests.

Exclusive: Mumia Abu-Jamal and Danny Glover Speak for First Time Ever on Democracy Now!

Actor and activist Danny Glover speaks to prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal for the first time after supporting him for more than two decades. “I just want to tell you — and I’m really emotional because I didn’t expect to hear your voice this morning right there — that we will continue to struggle to fight for your release. We love you, brother,” Glover tells Abu-Jamal. “I am as pleased as punch and thrilled to hear you there,” Abu-Jamal responds. On Occupy Wall Street, Abu-Jamal calls the protests “one of the greatest advances in the democracy movement in our modern period,” but one that is only in its nascent stages. “They have something more important to do, and that’s to connect with other people’s movements and build a kind of resistance that can transform this country.”

To watch the complete daily, independent news hour, read the transcript, download the podcast, and for more information, visit http://www.democracynow.org/

Adrienne Rich (1929 – 2012)

Adrienne Rich, far right, at a writing workshop in 1980.
Adrienne Cecile Rich (May 16, 1929 – March 27, 2012) was an American poet, essayist and feminist. She has been called “one of the most widely read and influential poets of the second half of the 20th century”, and was credited with bringing “the oppression of women and lesbians to the forefront of poetic discourse.”

Her first collection of poetry, A Change of World, was selected by the senior poet W. H. Auden for the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award; he went on to write the introduction to the published volume. Rich famously declined the National Medal of Arts, protesting the United States House of Representatives and Speaker Gingrich’s vote to end funding for the National Endowment for the Arts.

Adrienne Rich on Mumia Abu-Jamal

War Lust Again, Iraq II by Mumia Abu-Jamal, Read by Adrienne Rich

What We Owe Adrienne Rich

Alice Walker and Frances Goldin on the Life of Legendary Poet Adrienne Rich