1. Poems from Guantánamo


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    Vanessa, Lynn, Corin, and Jemma Redgrave make a very special appearance to read Poems from Guantanamo: The Detainees Speak, a collection of poems written by detainees held in the US detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Marc Falkoff, attorney and editor of Poems from Guantanamo, will also be with us. Presented in partnership with the Center for Constitutional Rights. In "A Question of Impeachment" Culture Project brings crucial and timely concerns to the fore once again with a new, unique series that gathers some of the most brilliant and visionary minds of our time to explore and debate the case for the impeachment of President Bush and Vice President Cheney.

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    • Extra: Linette Kiefer on Community Response to Bernard's Detention


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      Linette is a parent in Reading, Ohio where a recent high school graduate and star athlete was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. In the fall of 2010, the residents of the small town of Reading, Ohio came together to take a stand for justice. This is the story of what happens when ordinary people do extraordinary things. http://bernards-story.com/

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      • Paperdolls "Political Prisoners"


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        Created this series of videos for the End Impunity Alliance. The End Impunity Alliance is a loose network of human rights defenders and advocates; victims of human rights violations and their families, friends and supporters; civil libertarians; church people; members of the law profession, media and the academe; other professionals; progressive legislators and government functionaries; and all other freedom-loving individuals. (from their Facebook page) Videos and photos were shot using a Canon 550D and then composited and animated in Adobe After Effects. Produced by Karapatan Shot and Animated by Tom Estrera III End Impunity Logo by Angge Santos

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        • National Symposium on Pretrial Justice


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          On May 31 and June 1, the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, with the support of the nonprofit Pretrial Justice Institute, convened leaders from significant criminal justice stakeholder organizations and the pretrial community to update the important conversations of the 1964 National Conference on Bail and Criminal Justice. Speakers included Attorney General Eric Holder, American Bar Association President William T. (Bill) Robinson, and President of the Conference of Chief Justices, Eric T. Washington. This video presents highlights from the speakers.

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          • Neil Sammonds of Amnesty International on Deaths in Custody Amid Popular Protest in Syria


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            DemocracyNow.org - The top legal official in the embattled Syrian city of Hama has defected to the opposition in protest of what he called crimes against humanity committed by security forces. Many of the incidents he has referred to are documented in a report released Wednesday by Amnesty International on the killing and torture of anti-government activists in Syria since the uprising began there in mid-March. Researchers documented that at least 88 people have died in Syrian prisons since March. In at least 52 of these cases there is evidence that torture or other ill-treatment caused or contributed to the deaths. Democracy Now! speaks with Neil Sammonds, the Syria researcher for Amnesty International and one of the authors of the new report, "Deadly Detention: Deaths in Custody Amid Popular Protest in Syria." For the complete transcript, to download the podcast, or for additional reports on Democracy Now! on Syria, visit http://www.democracynow.org/tags/syria FOLLOW DEMOCRACY NOW! ONLINE: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/democracynow Twitter: @democracynow Subscribe on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/democracynow Daily Email News Digest: http://www.democracynow.org/subscribe Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today, visit http://www.democracynow.org/donate/YT

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            • In detention: The humane way


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              Around the world millions of people live behind bars. But whatever the reason for their imprisonment, they have the right to be held in humane conditions and free from ill-treatment and torture. The ICRC has been working in places of detention since 1915, today visiting 500,000 detainees in some 80 countries every year.

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              • Young Filmmakers (Maine Media Workshops and College)


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                "Detention" Young Filmmakers Instructor: Kevin Carragher Aug 7-20, 2011 Maine Media Workshops and College For more information on our programs, please visit http://www.mainemedia.edu/

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                • Detention


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                  • 'Celebrating' 1 month detention Zaandam with the Brig Clowns


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                    I plan to recut this to make it a self standing video but for now please read the below story for more context; 'Celebrating' 1 month detention Zaandam with the Brig Clowns Rebelact - 06.08.2011 01:45 Tuesday, July 5th: 143 people were arrested during the eviction round of Galery Schijnheilig. One month later, Friday August 5th there are still 3 people detained. Why? Because these courageous people still fight for the right to don't cooperate in your own conviction - the right to don't give a name. The answer from the ones in power: put them under heavy pressure and keep them jailed in the Zaandam Detention Centre. Clini Clowns are working in hospitals, demented people get support from Faria Clowns - so with so many people suffering in detention centres simply because they don't want to show or don't have the right wrong papers it's about time to cheer these brave people up with Brig Clowns! A very first time for Brig Clowns isn't easy. First of all we almost got lost on our route to the Zaandam Detention Centre. But finally we reached the place Friday, August 5th - 15.15 The clowns rang the bell at the fence. It took a while: a security guy showed up. We friendly told them we had our first date in the Detention Centre. Confusion: 6 Brig Clowns waiting to enter... Of course he couldn't answer this foolish question - he was clearly clownfused! So he told us he had to call someone. The director of course! Who else could solve this giant dilemma! The answer was a clear No. We couldn't enter the way we looked like. We didn't look 'normal' (who does?!) Negotiations started: compromising and prostituting ourselves because of the holy goal to get a guided tour in the Zandam Detention Centre. We offered them to put off our noses and wigs, even remove our beautiful make up. Again telephone contact with the director: we could enter if we should put off almost everything and every clown item. And our photo clown couldn't enter at all: one of the boat bosses loved to show his almighty power by refusing the offer to put his camera in a locker at the entrance. We knew it shouldn't go smoothly - but now without our beloved clown items we almost felt naked... Anyway: we payed this horrible price and could enter, were checked (ID's), were accompanied to one of the ships, were checked again (same ID's), were checked for metal belongings, had to leave personal stuff in lockers, were brought to the waiting room. The negotiations and proceedings took almost 45 minutes: around 16.00 we finally met some of the great people we were looking for! All clowns had to choose just 1 particular NN - so we had to split in different teams. We were guided to tables with numbers and were told not to have contact to other tables. As Brig Clowns we always follow the rules but not completely understand them. The talks were great! We asked them about the facilities on board of this 'cruise ship': "Where is the swimming pool?, the bubble bath? the casino? the bar? the cinema? and wasn't it about time the ship should start to sail! Althought the service was hopefully friendly (guess champagne and caviar included) we clearly understood it's very boring to stay in the same harbour for such a long period. One of the NN's had still hope the ship should sail to Atlantis... To be honoust: the service on board of this 'cruiseship' is really lousy! We heard some clear examples and the only thing we could say is: "Respect for everyone who lives under these circumstances!" Words doesn't cover the courage these people have. Next to talks we did a few games and sang a few songs: the old Irish song 'the Wild Rover' in an adapted version ('the Wild Squatter') and 'Folsom Prison Blues' from Johnny Cash. The NN's appreciated and applauded. Because nothing was allowed (for example: no contact between different tables) we had fool trust singing also shouldn't be allowed. The guards stopped it by telling the visiting hour was over. The moment for saying "goodby" was filled with hugs (also not allowed) and wishing these wonderful people strength to go on! Then another half hour started for all formalities to leave packets and postcards. Again ID's, forms, etc. Finally we could leave the Zaandam Detention Boat. First mission impossible of the Brig Clowns accomplished! Ending in the area close to the boats with that great "Bananaboat Song" from Harry Belafonte (with that nice line about "wanna go Home!") The applause we got was massive banging on barred windows. Tenths of people did. Even when we walked along the boat where we didn't sang, people made that noise. It touched us. Guards came to accompany us to the exit. They said we should stop greeting people. One of them said: "You don't know what you're doing to these people". A Brig Clown reacted: "They great us, we should pay respect!" http://www.indymedia.nl/nl/2011/08/77778.shtml borrowed music from rory mcleod; http://www.rorymcleod.com/

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                    • Hall Sweep


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                      Highschool class project for out Video Production class. Shot with a really cheap SONY camera, don't mind the bad quality... Produced/ Directed by: Daniel Swan Iris Roman Alyssa McGrail Cinematography: Alyssa McGrail Editor: Daniel Swan

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