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dzika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-25-05 01:51 PM
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CNN: Selma "Bloody Sunday" Remembered (GREAT VIDEO - PLEASE WATCH!)
March 25, 2005

Video - CNN: Selma "Bloody Sunday" Remembered

Our fight for election reform and voting rights is rooted in the civil rights struggles of the past.

Watch this video for a great retrospective of "Bloody Sunday" and the march to Selma. These events lead to passage of the Voting Rights Act.



Video in Real Media format (8 minutes)

dial-up version

Related:
Watch this video created by DU members as a reminder of illegitimate 2004 election

Video in Windows Media format (10 minutes)

dial-up version

Note: Other formats of this video are available at VelevetRevolution.us

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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-25-05 01:53 PM
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1. thanks as always for posting these
I often watch the videos you post..just want to encourage you to keep doing it :thumbsup:
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Bill Bored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-25-05 02:09 PM
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2. Thanks dzika.
Nice to see something of substance from the MSM for a change. Very moving.

It's important to remind those of us who are concerned about the votin' machines and the clear and present danger they represent, of the other election reform issues.

Here's more info about the Voting Rights Act:
<http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=false&doc=100 >
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Lauri Donating Member (63 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-25-05 05:03 PM
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3. DU Member video - powerful statement! Thanks. n/t
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Helga Scow Stern Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 12:51 AM
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4. Thanks for saying PLEASE WATCH.
I might not have seen it otherwise and it was well worth it. In such a climate of fear as this administration breeds, it is very good to remember when we have had courage and stood up against forces of oppression in the past.
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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 04:17 AM
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5. .

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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 05:40 AM
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6. Invisible Giants honored in Selma + 40 years after Bloody Sunday


Invisible Giants honored in Selma

By Tim Wheeler

People's Weekly World newspaper, www.pww.org

SELMA, Ala. They were invisible giants, women and men who served as foot-soldiers of the struggle for voting rights.

They returned here for the 40th anniversary celebration of the passage of the Voting Rights Act, many graying but most combative as ever.

Some had never left. Amelia Boynton Robinson and Marie Foster, both lifelong residents of Selma, were honored, the latter posthumously, as Mothers of the Voting Rights Movement with the unveiling of a black granite monument during this Bridge Crossing Jubilee.

Both women were clubbed by state troopers on Bloody Sunday, March 7, 1965, as they marched across the Edmund Pettus Bridge on their way to Montgomery to demand voting rights. Foster passed away a few years ago, but Robinson, now in her 90s, is still delivering speeches on the theme, You can kill the dreamer but not the dream.

-snip/more-

http://www.ilcaonline.org/modules.php?op=modload&name=N...


Renew voting rights! 40 years after Bloody Sunday, 10,000 march in Selma

By Tim Wheeler and Joyce Wheeler

People's Weekly World Newspaper, www.pww.org

SELMA, Ala. Singing Aint going to let nobody turn me round, 10,000 marchers crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge here March 6 to protest Bush-Cheney voter suppression tactics and to demand renewal of the 1965 Voting Rights Act set to expire in 2007.

The multiracial throng, men and women, young and old, retraced the steps of voting rights marchers who were clubbed and tear-gassed by Alabama troopers on Bloody Sunday, March 7, 1965. That brutal attack galvanized the nation to enact the Voting Rights Act a few months later.

Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), then a Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) organizer, was clubbed nearly to death that long-ago day. He led 40 of his U.S. House and Senate colleagues at this 40th anniversary Bridge Crossing Jubilee.

Lewis was engulfed by admiring youth. It is good to see young people out here making some noise, he told the World as he marched. A lot of people are too quiet. If you dont like the direction the country is going, you have the responsibility to stand up, to protest nonviolently.

Rep. Kendrick Meek (D-Fla.), who led Floridas count-every-vote fightback after the 2000 elections, told the World the strategy now is to get renewal of the Voting Rights Act early.

-snip/more

http://www.ilcaonline.org/modules.php?op=modload&name=N...
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dzika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 06:09 PM
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7. I know it's hard to believe anything good can come out of CNN

They haven't shown this during any primetime broadcasts. It looks like it aired on Friday around 10 AM and on Saturday around 2 PM.

It makes me a little upset considering that Wolf (Leslie) Blitzer was in Iraq all week and totally glorified the war in his 5PM broadcasts. Lots of pictures of soldiers with guns, helicopters with guns, tanks with guns, and guns with guns. And then there was the 10 minute slideshow with some patriotic "God loves war" type of country ballad playing in the background. It was moving and sickening at the same time.

That said, this piece on the Selma March, "Bloody Sunday" and the Voting Rights Act is totally worth watching.

Go figure.
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Helga Scow Stern Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-05 02:18 PM
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8. kick.
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BradBlog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-05 02:41 PM
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9. Thanks for posting thisk, Dzika!...
...Especially given the emergence of the new GOP Front Group claiming to be a "Voting Rights" group, it's especially important to highlight what a *real* Voting Rights movement looks like, and the folks who gave their life in this country for it!

(See http://www.bradblog.com/archives/00001276.htm for details of the new and horrifically insulting "American Center for Voting Rights"... then follow the UPDATE links at the bottom of each story for more info on this bunch of apparent snake-oil salesmen!)

I'd like to link to this video from both BRAD BLOG and VELVET REVOLUTION, and will do so shortly!

Thanks again, Dzika!

(BTW, if anyone here hasn't yet signed the Email to America's Voting Machine Companies at VR, please do so NOW!
http://www.velvetrevolution.us/mailing.php?Mailing=05FC... )

Brad
The BRAD BLOG - http://www.BradBlog.com
VELVET REVOLUTION - http://www.VelvetRevolution.com
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dzika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-05 03:32 PM
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10. I just noticed BradBlog's updated ACVR logo
It gave me a good chuckle:



A little graffiti can be a good thing.
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GetTheRightVote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-05 10:30 PM
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11. Thank you for the posting, awesome video
:kick:
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