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Edmonton Queers Against Israeli Apartheid in Parade

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The Edmonton QuAIA group invites everyone interested to march with us in the parade on Saturday.  All you need to do is show up and walk!  The group is interested in further actions following pride that focus on educating Edmonton’s queer community about the Israeli Apartheid.

Meet: 108st and Jasper avenue area, 12:30pm

If you have a red article of clothing, wear it. 

Details: http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=127826377235396&ref=mf

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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. The film explores previously unknown facts about  the formation of the Black Panther Party such as how Richard became  intimately involved in its founding and contributed the first two  firearms to the Party. AOKI highlights how Richard’s leadership  also made a significant impact on individuals and groups in the  contemporary Asian American Movement. Richard’s contributions to the  groundbreaking organization Asian American Political Alliance (AAPA) and  its involvement in the Third World Liberation Front (TWLF) student  strike led to the formation of ethnic studies at U.C. Berkeley. Above  all else, AOKI is a film that demonstrates the incredible  dedication to justice that one man’s life has had and how the lessons of  solidarity, commitment, and discipline can carry on from one generation  to the next.
Tickets for LA screening now on sale! « Aoki Film

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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. The film explores previously unknown facts about the formation of the Black Panther Party such as how Richard became intimately involved in its founding and contributed the first two firearms to the Party. AOKI highlights how Richard’s leadership also made a significant impact on individuals and groups in the contemporary Asian American Movement. Richard’s contributions to the groundbreaking organization Asian American Political Alliance (AAPA) and its involvement in the Third World Liberation Front (TWLF) student strike led to the formation of ethnic studies at U.C. Berkeley. Above all else, AOKI is a film that demonstrates the incredible dedication to justice that one man’s life has had and how the lessons of solidarity, commitment, and discipline can carry on from one generation to the next.

Tickets for LA screening now on sale! « Aoki Film

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Let it out my friends- LET IT ALL OUT!
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(image from:www.smashingmagazine.com)

Let it out my friends- LET IT ALL OUT!

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(image from:www.smashingmagazine.com)

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SOUNDTRACK FOR A REVOLUTION is playing this Thursday May 6th 2010, 7pm at METRO Cinema. More info: GLOBAL VISIONS FILM FESTIVAL

SOUNDTRACK FOR A REVOLUTION is playing this Thursday May 6th 2010, 7pm at METRO Cinema. More info: GLOBAL VISIONS FILM FESTIVAL

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Edmonton Sun cover regarding a hate-crime paired with our postcard. Photo by Ted Kerr (?)

Edmonton Sun cover regarding a hate-crime paired with our postcard. Photo by Ted Kerr (?)

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How can we, ethically, as a community ask for state recognition of queer marriage, from any U.S. state, when states like Arizona openly endorse white supremacy? I won’t do it.

… Lesbians and gay men have been marrying one another in (and outside of) ceremony for a long time and I have always recognized and taken “pride” in that tradition. And I will follow in those footsteps with my girl. I will commit to her and build a life together because we can. But, I’m not championing same sex marriage laws anymore. Not until brown bodies are recognized as the “American” bodies that we are—Native, Mexican, Black, Cuban, Arab, Filipino, all of us who fall into that category. Because we are all currently suspect until we prove that we belong and are acceptable.

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“While the power of the Europeans has continued, I see the other part of the Ghost Dance prophecy coming true today. So-called ‘Hispanics,’ with faces that sure look like Indians to me, are returning to repopulate North America. We cannot always speak to each other because we have learned the languages of different colonial powers. But these Indians have as much right to come and go on our land as the geese when they migrate north and south. No one would dare to ask them for their passports and visas as they cross man made borders.

Instead of seeing ‘Hispanics’ as outsiders who do not belong here, we need to start seeing them as ancestors of the original inhabitants of these lands. They are the living fulfillment of the Ghost Dance prophecy.”

-Chief Billy Redwing Tayac, Piscataway Nation

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