Visions and Views

On this page you’ll find videos containing stories of people fighting repression and struggling for what they need to survive, and also different people’s perspectives on the cause of the crisis in our country and their visions of the solution.
If you know about a video you think we should post here, contact us at info@peoplestribune.org.

Tarana Burke on What “Me Too Is Really About”

Me Too founder Tarana Burke reacts to Harvey Weinstein’s indictment and discusses what some people misunderstand about the movement.

Denmark SC Water crisis

The People’s Tribune interviewed Deanna Berry from Denmark, South Carolina about the town’s water struggle. Residents say water runs brown, stains the laundry and tastes bad. Virginia Tech Scientist Marc Edwards, who helped expose the lead in Flint’s water, said it is possible residents are drinking sewage water. “There’s hundreds of people here who say they’re always sick and can’t find out why. A lot of people have kidney failure, cancers, other illnesses that may be attributed to the water,” says Deanna. Listen to her video and read the interview with her that appears in the pages of the People’s Tribune: http://peoplestribune.org/pt-news/2018/03/mayor-says-no-to-water-testing/

Bootleg of The Dayton Family – City of Lead

This video is about the water crisis in #Flint Michigan and the problems that stem from it. Please share to spread the word. We still need your support. It has been more than 3 years since our community has had clean water!

Thank you to Mayor Karen Weaver and all of the friends, family, and residents of Flint that help make this happen.

Here’s to Flint: I’m not killing anybody.

Based on the work of ACLU of Michigan investigative reporter Curt Guyette, “Here’s To Flint” is an exhaustive probe into how the city of Flint was left exposed to lead-tainted drinking water for nearly two years. Guyette broke the story of lead contamination in the Flint water supply in July when he published an EPA memo highlighting toxic-waste levels of lead in the water flowing into one Flint residence. The ACLU hired local filmmaker Kate Levy to team up with Guyette to produce the documentary.

Interactive video-based database about Detroit’s water crisis

Detroit Minds Dying

produced by Kate Levy.

Tens of thousands of families in Detroit have had their water shut off for inability to pay the skyrocketing price is growing. A movement is developing to turn the water back on.

Visit the following site to view the video:

http://www.detroitmindsdying.org

Chi Xmas

Adam Gottlieb
Published on Dec 24, 2017

“Chi Xmas” is a Christmas song for our times, meant to honor the holiday while wrestling openly with many deep ironies surrounding it in 2017. Written two years ago and now professionally recorded with full instrumentation and brought to life through this beautiful video by Lexley Adesanya, it serves as an offering to both the tradition of modern Christmas music and the tradition of modern “anti-Christmas” music. While nativity scenes and traditional carols recount the story of a poor couple seeking refuge, the humble birth of a savior, and the beginning of “peace on earth and goodwill towards men,” today’s homeless refugees wander the streets of our cities in search of protection from the elements; police continue to terrorize Black, brown, and working class people across the country; and governments around the world prepare for more endless war. “Chi Xmas” challenges listeners who cherish the story and spirit of Christmas to reflect honestly on its meaning today.

Special thanks and deep bows to Sarah-Ji Rhee, whose unparalleled works of photo-journalism of the movement in Chicago carry a unique beauty and poetry; to the People’s Tribune, for documenting the spirit of the revolution around the country; and to all of the peace makers, prophets, and warriors featured and not featured in this video. Truly, you all shall be called the children of God.

Merry Christmas,
Adam G

Humans Need Not Apply

Two horses in the early nineteen hundreds begin contemplating new technology. One worries that all these new mechanical horses may put them out of work. The other reminds him, “everything so far has made our lives easier…”

This is a scene from the Youtube video Humans Need Not Apply made by CGP Grey, a youtuber who makes informational videos about a range of topics including history, politics, and science. Humans Need Not Apply is a fifteen minute video explaining automation and how it will fundamentally change the economy and way of life for workers across the world. Not just physical laborers either, this video explains how professional and even creative workers will be replaced by artificial intelligence (AI). He explains how the economy will be fundamentally changed forever. “This is an economic revolution. You may think we have been here before, but we haven’t” CGP Grey states bluntly. Watch the video, stay informed, and fight for a future of equality!

Race War 101: The Reality the majority want peace

Bill Bunting received tens of thousands of positive messages about his videos from people of all walks of life about love, peace, unity and the need to “think.” His conclusion is that the majority of us want love and unity. Visit him on Facebook.

Family and Youth Homelessness in the NW (Trailer 2-17)

After a 10,000 mile HEAR US trip to film in Oregon, Washington and Idaho in the Fall of 2016, Diane created this 5-minute trailer to offer a glimpse of what she saw and heard. The poignant stories shared by the articulate subjects convey the scope of this largely invisible crisis. Each of these 3 states will have a short video of their own state’s efforts and stories (Spring 2017).

Comedian Lee Camp interviews Rev. Edward Pinkney in 2015

“The American Political Prisoner You’ve Never Heard About.” Watch comedian Lee Camp’s coverage of Rev. Edward Pinkney, political prisoner jailed for leading the fight for democracy in Benton Harbor, MI against the powerful Whirlpool Corporation on “Redacted Tonight,” from 2015.

Nelson Peery speaking in Benton Harbor

 

Nelson Peery speaking in Benton Harbor, MI in defense of the struggle against corporate power in Benton Harbor, MI

Let Us Now Praise A Coal Miner: Chuck Nelson Is An American Hero

“Among the hundreds of coal miners I have interviewed over the years, retired coal miner Chuck Nelson has always been among the most fearless truth-tellers in the coal country of West Virginia.

An indefatigable presence at hearings, meetings, media briefings, and in his beloved mountains, Nelson’s powerful voice and witness have never been needed more than now — during this unending “war” on Appalachia by the coal industry and its sycophants in state halls and Washington, DC.”

From Common Dreams
http://www.commondreams.org/views/2017/03/26/let-us-now-praise-coal-miner-chuck-nelson-american-hero

Robots wipe out jobs and a vision of a new society

 

General Gordon Baker, an internationally known labor leader from Detroit, Mi, speaks here about the effect of robotic production on the workers and the need for workers to have a vision of a new society. Baker died in 2014. His commitment to unity of the working class and vision of a new America lives on.

Effects of Automation – “The Digital Disruption – “Technology & Economics for the 99%,”

Peter Brown is a journeyman machinist who has taught Machine Technology at Laney College since 2006. He is involved in the struggle for a new world where people’s needs are met, both as an artist and industrial worker. His specialty is making economics and technology understandable to all, in ways that offer genuine hope for a dynamic, positive future for humanity. Contact Speakers for a New America at info@speakersforanewamerica.com for more information.

Claire McClinton May 2016

Break Free Midwest is an activist group demanding a just transition from fossil fuels to a sustainable future, a transition that does not harm communities already devastated by fossil fuel addiction. Protest was held in Whiting, Indiana on May 15, 2016. Visit us on https://midwest.breakfree2016.org or Facebook/BREAKFREEMIDWEST

Marc Lamont Hill interviewed about the 2016 presidential election

Marc Lamont Hill is interviewed on The Breakfast Club about the 2016 presidential election and gives incredibly insightful remarks.

Visit the following site to view the video:

http://www.reddit.com

“Revolution Blues” Adam Gottlieb & OneLove featuring Andy Willis

Live at Sub-T 10/19/15 (Filmed by Zandra Rivera)

Flint Water Crisis Hearing


The Joint Committee on the Flint Water Public Health Emergency held its third hearing on the #FlintWaterCrisis at the University of Michigan – Flint on March 29th, 2016. Testimony was heard from Flint residents about the poisoning, the affect on their lives and questions are raised about why no one in government is doing anything to help the people. Recorded by GMO Free News. Streamed live on Mar 29, 2016

“A Democracy Problem”: As Debate Brings Attention to Flint, a Look at the Roots of the Water Crisis

 

The Democratic candidates for president faced off Sunday night in Flint, Michigan, which has been in the national spotlight over the poisoning of the city’s water.

The crisis began in 2014, when an unelected emergency manager appointed by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder switched the source of the city’s drinking water from the Detroit system to the corrosive Flint River.

Click on the link below to view the video:

Democracy NOW,”A Democracy Problem”

EPA Hearing Climate Rally Highlight: Paula Swearingen

Paula Swearengin of the Ohio Valley Environmental
Coalition in West Virginia speaks about the
struggle for water.

One in a Million: Nelson Peery

This movie is a great tribute to Nelson Peery, an American revolutionary who  died on September 6th, 2015 in Chicago at the age of 92. He was a life-long communist and never failed to put forth his vision of the new cooperative world that is possible. He was a founder of the People’s Tribune, a member of the People’s Tribune Editorial Board and a founding member of the League of Revolutionaries for a New America. He is the author of several books about his experiences in the revolutionary movement.  He will be missed deeply by many.

Hunger Strike for Dyett High School