Activism

Whee! An Update

I attended the TriBeCa Film Festival world premier of ROLL RED ROLL.  It was an amazing experience and the film is just…beyond words.  I feel like finally — someone got it!  The rape case itself was enough to be outraged about, but the bigger question of “why didn’t anyone do anything to help”? was explored masterfully. I also realized that more people need to stand up and say something when they see something that is…
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#ROLLREDROLL Documentary World Premier

The film is finally complete and has earned a spotlight documentary position!!   Like many small towns across the country, Steubenville, nestled in a valley in eastern Ohio, lives and dies by its high school football team. So when a teenage girl was sexually assaulted at a pre-season football party in 2012, no one came forward with information. True-crime blogger Alex Goddard set out to uncover the truth, piecing together the details of the crime…
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Rainelle, WV: Thousand Year Flood

My heart breaks for the people of West Virginia as they try to bounce back from historical flooding.  Rainelle, WV was hit especially hard with 18 deaths in Greenbriar County, and just about everything in the flood’s path destroyed.  Rainelle, like my hometown of Meadow Bridge, is a very small, rural community.  The population is less than 1500 with an estimated median household income of around  $27,821.  That figure is probably being quite generous.  These folks…
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Using Restraining Orders As Retaliation

As I wrote previously, some idiot has embarked on a course of action that includes abuse of process and malicious prosecution by filing fabricated claims to obtain restraining orders in North Carolina.  He has also falsified information to take out criminal arrest warrants.  Why?  Because he does not like that people are publicly discussing his lies and the endless requests for donations to support him.  In an attempt to silence public speech about him, he…
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German Television does first Edward Snowden Interview

Apparently YouTube has been pulling the video and American mainstream media is not reporting on the interview.  With that in mind, I am sharing it because what the NSA was doing and probably continues to do affects all of us. From Buzzfeed: “In a world where I would not be restricted from killing an American, I personally would go and kill him myself,” a current NSA analyst told BuzzFeed. “A lot of people share this…
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Virtus: Documentary Short on Steubenville

I wish there were a way I could embed the video itself, but there isn’t.  Someone brought this to my attention last night on Twitter.  In 12 minutes it really sums up why everyone is mad at Steubenville.  The opportunity was there for them to change the way the world views them, but instead of creating change they perpetuated bullying and embraced rape culture. http://www.viewster.com/movie/1286-19083-000/virtus/# Original title: Virtus USA | 2014 | 13 min. Languages…
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Cultural Apathy

Last week members of the Steubenville Police Department along with agents from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation executed the search warrants on 8 locations throughout Jefferson County in what was reported to be raids resulting from an illegal gambling investigation initiated by Steubenville Police and Ohio BCI.  An estimated $1.5 million was seized as a result of the coordinated raids.   What is odd is the lack of response by Jefferson County Prosecutor’s office…
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