This interview with Robert Jensen is based upon his new book Getting Off: Pornography and the End of Masculinity. Media Mouse asks Professor Jensen a wide range of questions dealing with the impact that pornography has on men, how to analyze pornography through a media literacy lens, and what is the relationship between the anti-pornography movement and other social justice movements.
A press conference by the Starbucks Workers Union in East Grand Rapids, Michigan on charges of anit-union activity by Starbucks. Later that day the Union learned that Starbucks would settle the charges thereby requiring the company to admit wrongdoing by posting a notice in all of its “District 7” (Michigan and parts of Ohio) stores.
An interview with Ben Dangl–author of “The Price of Fire: Resource Wars and Social Movements in Bolivia”–on popular movements in Bolivia.
A short video from a march organized by ACTIVATE/SDS calling for an immediate end to the occupation of Iraq.
A short speech by Grand Valley State University Sociology Professor Michael Ott at an “end the occupation” rally and march held in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In his speech, Dr. Ott focuses on how the war in Iraq fits into a larger system of imperialism.
A speech by Karen Henry at an “end the occupation” rally and march in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In the speech, Ms. Henry explores why the majority of Iraqis want the United States to leave their country immediately.
On September 14, 2007, around fifty protestors marched to the Gerald R. Ford Museum to tell Vice President Dick Cheney–who was speaking in defense of the administration’s Iraq policy–that they demand an immediate end to the occupation of Iraq.
Representative Vern Ehlers of Grand Rapids, Michigan was met by antiwar protestors following a speaking event in Grand Rapids. Ehlers failed to comment on the war and instead walked silently back to his car while being followed by the protestors.
Reversing the Missionary Position: Learning Solidarity on Mayan Time is a documentary 20 years in the making, with footage from Guatemala and Chiapas, Mexico that chronicles the powerful resistance by Mayan peoples to capitalism and militarism. For more information, visit www.mediamouse.org/reversing/.
Author Jeremy Scahill speaks on the private mercenary company Blackwater USA. Blackwater has drawn significant criticism for its actions in Iraq and New Orleans. Scahill delivered the talk in Holland, Michigan, the home of Blackwater founder Erik Prince.