Everything old is new again. A cabinet embroiled in illegal/improper activities. A Department of Justice fixated on swelling the prison population and against street crime—provided that street isn’t Wall Street. An FCC attempting to strip away protections from public communication outlets. An administration that claims to not want to be on your back—just in your womb. Religious institutions that want to be exempt from civil responsibilities. For Moral Majority substitute Evangelicals; for cocaine substitute medical marijuana. George Carlin, circa 1990, or today?
And yes, George’s language can get quite raw. Not for tender ears.
We at San Diego Free Press love watching all kinds of video. Those short visual stories entertain, inform, and agitate in a way completely different from the written word.
Since our platform is about expressing ideas and ideals instead of cash flow, clicks, or fundraising, we have the freedom to include a wide range of topics and formats that might not work elsewhere. We don’t need or want paid content, promotional materials, or story lines designed to please donors.
So the idea here is to present videos one or more of the editors feel speaks to them. Sometimes it will be news. Sometimes it will be history. And a lot of the time it will be culture. You can not and should not separate these things: it is diversity and intersectionality that makes our movement strong.
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