Collateral Damage Playlist Two
by Jerrel McCoy
June 15, 2018
This weeks playlist is comes from Jerrel McCoy, who was incarcerated 1989-2015.
You can see previous playlists here.
PLAYLIST TWO BELOW:
BONUS CONTENT THIS MONTH:
1. UP NOW: An extended interview with Stephen Pimpare on the way Hollywood portrays poverty.
2. UP NOW: Audio version of our interview with Thomas Frank.
3. COMING: A short documentary of Lenneal Henderson's time at the 1968 Poor People's Campaign demonstration.
A note from the editors,
A few months ago we uncovered a series of digitized and newly restored film from The Poor People’s Campaign in 1968. Seeing the revived material in motion and color remind us it wasn’t that long ago. Photographer Jill Freedman on Resurrection City:
Of course, it was old stuff from the start. Another nonviolent demonstration. Another march on Washington. Another army camping, calling on a government that acts like the telephone company.
Even poverty is ancient history. Always have been poor people, still are, always will be.
Because governments are run by ambitious men of no imagination. Whose priorities are so twisted that they burn food while people starve. And we let them.
And no news is new.
February looks at anti-poverty movements in the United States.