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Richard Aoki’s Relationship with the Black Panthers a Documentary Film

Sounds like a good educational documentary for all to see.  Love Richard Aoki’s comment:  “We didn’t lose in the sixties, we just didn’t finish the job!”

Mass Action!  I agree totally, it seems that’s the only way to get our message across!  Though, some will call us Mobs, today.  You know what, those oppressors, can call us whatever they want, but they will never kill the spirit of freedom!  Find your Mob!

Aoki – a documentary film

AOKI is a documentary film chronicling the life of Richard Aoki (1938-2009), a third-generation Japanese American who became one of the founding members of the Black Panther Party. Filmed over the last five years of Richard’s life, this documentary features extensive footage with Richard and exclusive interviews with his comrades, friends, and former students. Viewers will learn about Richard’s childhood in a WWII Japanese American concentration camp, growing up in West Oakland, and serving eight years in the U.S. military. [read more]

 

 

 

 

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November 12, 2009 Posted by | General | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Prop 8 is About Discrimination!

I don’t suspect the church realized that their Prop 8 would have uncovered all these other deep dark secrets that people didn’t even realize occurred, not to long ago.

Prop 8 is About Discrimination!
Using historical footage, the ad reminds voters of three particularly bleak periods in state history:

— Japanese American Internment: Authorized by President Roosevelt in 1942, the Army ordered all people of Japanese descent, whether citizens or non-citizens, living in CA to be interned in permanent “relocation centers.” Those centers remained operational until the end of the war. Former Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren, who was California Attorney General at that time, later wrote that the internment was “not in keeping with our American concepts of freedoms and rights of citizens.”

— California’s Ban on Interracial Marriage: In 1948, California became the first state in the nation to wipe away a state law banning interracial marriages. In the 1967 case of Loving vs. Virginia dealing with the remaining state bans, the United State Supreme Court ruled that: [T]he freedom to marry has long been recognized as one of the vital personal rights essential to the orderly pursuit of happiness by free men. Marriage is one of the ‘basic civil rights of man,’ fundamental to our very existence and survival.”

— Racially Restrictive Covenants: These covenants were widely enforced in the early 20th century to discriminate against African Americans, Jews and other ethnic groups by prohibiting the lease or sale of property. The covenants were widely used in the Central Valley against Armenians. They were declared unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1948.

In 2007, on the 40th anniversary of the Loving vs. Virginia decision, Mildred Loving wrote: “I am still not a political person, but I am proud that Richard’s and my name is on a court case that can help reinforce the love, the commitment, the fairness, and the family that so many people, black or white, young or old, gay or straight seek in life. I support the freedom to marry for all. That’s what Loving and loving, are all about.”

October 31, 2008 Posted by | Action Alert | , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments