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ILWU - Racism, Repression and Rebellion: The Lessons of Labor Defense, 2/14/09: audio
by dave id
Sunday Feb 15th, 2009 2:15 AM
A rally was organized at the ILWU Local 10 Hall in San Francisco to celebrate Black History Month. Scheduled speakers and artists included Angela Davis, Rev. Cecil Williams, Martina Davis-Correia, Robert R. Bryan, Gerald Sanders, Richard Brown, JR Valrey, Pierre LaBoissiere, Tayo Aluko, Jack Hirschman, Aggie Falk, and Upsurge. Angela Davis did not make it for some reason.
Clarence Thomas of the ILWU Local 10 spoke first (audio 12:24)

http://www.ilwu10.org

Photos of all of the speakers:
§Jack Heyman, ILWU Local 10
by dave id Sunday Feb 15th, 2009 2:15 AM
(audio 10:25)

http://www.ilwu10.org
§Tayo Aluko, performing piece from the play "Call Mr. Robeson"
by dave id Sunday Feb 15th, 2009 2:15 AM
(audio 7:40)

upcoming performances at Black Repertory Theater in Berkeley (2/15) and Phoenix Theatre in San Francisco (2/20-22)

http://www.tayoalukoandfriends.com
§Rev. Cecil Williams, Glide Memorial
by dave id Sunday Feb 15th, 2009 2:15 AM
(audio 9:27)

http://www.glide.org
(audio 6:34)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Liberation_Army

http://www.laboractionmumia.org
(audio 6:54)

§Pierre LaBossiere, Haiti Action Committee
by dave id Sunday Feb 15th, 2009 2:15 AM
(audio 9:18)

http://www.haitiaction.net
§Mer Stevens, Campaign to End the Death Penalty
by dave id Sunday Feb 15th, 2009 2:15 AM
(audio 7:04)

http://www.nodeathpenalty.org
(audio 24:56)

http://www.amnestyusa.org/death-penalty/

http://www.troyanthonydavis.org
(audio 9:20)

http://www.blockreportradio.com
§Richard Brown, former Black Panther, San Francisco 8
by dave id Sunday Feb 15th, 2009 2:15 AM
(audio 8:19)

http://www.freethesf8.org

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2007/02/19/18365745.php
§Aggie Falk, artist and activist
by dave id Sunday Feb 15th, 2009 2:15 AM
(audio 3:44)

§Jack Hirschman, San Francisco Poet Laureate
by dave id Sunday Feb 15th, 2009 2:15 AM
(audio 6:20)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Hirschman
§Robert Bryan, lead attorney for Mumia Abu-Jamal
by dave id Sunday Feb 15th, 2009 2:15 AM
(audio 13:49)

http://www.freemumia.org
§Gerald Smith, Labor Action Committee to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal
by dave id Sunday Feb 15th, 2009 2:15 AM
(audio 15:30)

http://www.laboractionmumia.org
(audio 6:07)

§Dianne, Oscar Grant's godmother
by dave id Sunday Feb 15th, 2009 2:15 AM
(audio 5:15)

Justice for Oscar Grant III special event Wed March 4, 7pm, Allen Temple Baptist Church, 8501 International Blvd, at 85th Ave, Oakland
(audio 1:34)

(audio 2:52)

March 8, 2009 - Palestine General Federation of Trade Unions benefit at CWA Local 9415 Union Hall on Park Blvd., Oakland

recognition of future leaders of ILWU


Comments  (Hide Comments)

by reverb
Monday Feb 16th, 2009 12:57 PM
Maybe plug in to the sound board next time rather than using a mic?
by dave id
Monday Feb 16th, 2009 5:47 PM
But sound board was in another room and I would not have been able to monitor and control the recorder throughout.

The echo-ey vocals you hear are exactly the way they sounded in the big concrete hall. That's not a technical issue.

On the upside, I think everything can be heard here, once you adjust your ears to the sound in the hall.
by former PP
Saturday Aug 22nd, 2009 11:29 PM
IN YOUR INTRO, YOU FAILED TO MENTION THE NAME OF THE REVOLUTIONARY BROTHER AND FORMER pp WHO PERFORMED THE OUTSTANDING POEM FOR OSCAR GRANT'S FAMILY- AS USUAL- YOU PHONIES WILL ALWAYS OMIT THE REVOLUTIONARIES AND GIVE THE CELEBRATED AIR TO THE CELEBRATED GUTLESS LIBERAL NOTICEABLES......