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Freedom for the PachaQueer ! the duo of performers have been arrested for their art by the peruvian police yesterday. they have been beaten and incarsered for a public performance.

the PachaQueer work is creating space for love and queerness all around south america ! they are parts of the sweetest persons i met. far from any violence, they are inclusive and affective.

the authorities have to release them immediately ! freedom for love ! freedom for queer !


Here’s another from Philadelphia’s Rededication Week. This is no spontaneous celebration: the American Heritage Foundation sent an impressive array of materials to cities who hosted the #FreedomTrain, from logistics manuals to advertising packages to educational guides to media programming suggestions. Photo courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration. (at Rosenbach Museum & Library)

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Praying that everything goes in God’s direction, these next few moves are everything… September is a very special month, so excited that I go good favorable news on Tupac’s transition day… Just that alone makes my heart warm… Then to think about what September has held and meant for ME over the years… God I’m ready… if you been around for a while you know, if not go to the Speaking Freedom archive page… 😇 😉Enjoy Life, Live Speaking Freedom Daily… 🙏 Blessings and Peace 👑 Goddess Queen Supreme… Potential unlimited and extremely fun… Musical Genius😍😜😘 Kisses 💋Are you ready… 💋 Heaven Sent ☆ KC The Vessel 💝💎💸💪👀👂🔭🔮 🎭🎶🌏🌎🌍🏆🚀🚁♐💯💫 🎦🎧🎤📺📻📝🔥 🎁🏅✔ Real only… 📰 📚 💭 🎰 2015 L♡ve M♡vements! Always Better! #PowerisMoney #GrowwithME #EarthAngelKC #AchievingHumbly #RealLifeGoals
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The Road to Freedom - Stulot - Emmerdale [Archive of Our Own]
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
By Organization for Transformative Works

Chapters: 17/24
Fandom: Emmerdale, robron
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Aaron Dingle/Robert Sugden
Characters: Robert Sugden, Aaron Dingle, Adam Barton, Nicola King, will tag more later - Character, Zak Dingle, Noah Tate, Charity Tate, Chas Dingle, Bob Hope, Victoria Barton, Jimmy King, Leyla Harding, Andy Sugden, Finn Barton, Sam Dingle, Carly Hope, Marlon Dingle, April Windsor, Cain Dingle, Lisa Dingle, Doug Potts
Additional Tags: Rating: NC17, NSFW, Smut, Porn With Plot, BDSM, Master/Slave, Fluff, Dom/sub, Exploring, Ch 17 -, pet play, Prostate Milking

Robert has deep desires and needs to become Aaron’s slave.

Thursday, September 8, 1966

  • Viet Cong guerrillas attack the camp of a multibattalion South Vietnamese force as Red terrorists continue their campaign to sabotage Sunday’s national elections by making two attacks near Saigon. A military spokesman says an estimated two battalions of Red guerrillas hit the South Vietnamese camp near Mo Due, 330 miles north of Saigon. They were repelled, and at least 30 of them were killed, the spokesmen say. 
  • South Africa prepares a hero’s funeral for slain Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd on Saturday as the nation’s leaders pledge that the apartheid policies he fashioned will live on. His assassin, Dimitri Tsafendas, 45, is held in police custody as detectives seek answers to questions about his background and the reason for his crime.
  • Whitney Young, executive director of the National Urban League, hails the recent open bousing agreement between Chicago leaders and Dr. Martin Luther King as “far more significant than people realize.” He also predicts it might influence Sen. Dirksen [R., Ill.], Senate minority leader, to reevaluate his position in the civil rights bill now before the Senate. 
  • The October draft call, already the highest since the Korean war, is being increased from 46,200 to 49,200, announces the department of defense. A call for 43,700 is also issued for November, the second highest monthly quota since the buildup for the war in Viet Nam. The department says the October call was revised to include the first of 40,000 “substandard” men who are being accepted from among former rejectees.
  • President Johnson signs the 13.9 billion dollar independent offices appropriation bill which includes funds to start his proposed subsidy program to help low-income families pay their rent Johnson calls the rent subsidy plan “the single most important breakthru” in the history of public housing.
  • Members of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating committee are accused by Mayor Ivan Allen Jr. of Atlanta of deliberately causing a riot Tuesday night by 1,000 Negroes in which 15 persons, including 10 policemen, are injured. The mayor leaves no doubt that he mainly blames Stokely Carmichael, national chairman of the S. N. C. C., who was at the scene. Police officially charge one of Carmichael’s close associates, William Ware, a S. N. C. C. official and a “black power" advocate, with inciting to riot.
  • Mayor Daley charges that some civil rights leaders *‘are not interested in resolving problems" but are only out for publicity. The mayor makes his remarks after Robert Lucas, chairman of the Chicago chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality, announces plans for another march on Sunday into an all-white southwest side neighborhood. Lucas was the leader of last week’s march into Cicero. 
  • Twenty-five members of the Waukegan branch of the National association for the Advancement of Colored People walk out of a meeting with political, business, and church leaders after Mayor Robert V. Sabonjian repeats his charges that the N. A. A. C. P. is responsible for racial disorders in the community. The N. A. A. C. P. asks Sabonjian for an apology for his remarks, but he refuses. The mayor also refuses to withdraw an ordinance he has introduced to limit civil rights demonstrations. 

Louder Than Words: Rock Concert Flyers

From the moment rock and roll hit the airwaves, it has played a crucial role in political and social movements around the world. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Newseum in Washington, D.C., have partnered on a one-of-a-kind exhibit, Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics, that explores the power of rock to change attitudes about patriotism, peace, equality, and freedom.

The Library and Archives at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has a number of concert flyers in its collections that allow researchers to explore these attitudes and the history that surrounds them. In addition to providing insight into the aesthetic of a particular artist, rock concert flyers portray the ambience and mood of a time period, musical genre, performer, or venue. Flyers allow researchers to piece together what can often be ephemeral aspects of social history, as performers come and go in popularity, political views and social mores shift, and minority groups are stifled by prevailing voices.

Make an appointment to come in and learn more!

Images (top-down, left-right): Flyer for the Ramones, from the Jeff Gold Collection. Electric Eels, from the John D. Morton Flyer and Postcards. Billie Holiday, from the Jazz and Blues Playbills (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Collection). Big Mama Thornton, from the Manny and Skippy Gerard Collection. Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, from the Artrock Collection. Sam and Dave, from the Jim Clevo Papers. Lydia Lunch, John Doe and His Band, from the John Seabury Flyers and Posters. R.E.M., from the Jim Clevo Papers. Black Flag, from the Jeff Gold Collection.
The Right to be Sick and the Freedom Archive - Listen Local -
Two Mission reports are brought to you this week by reporter Jenny Manrique Cortés. In her first piece she explores the plight of immigrants who have little or insufficient health insurance. In the second, she interviewed Claude Marks and Nathaniel Moore who are the guardians of the Freedom Archives: close to 14.000 records of audio and video about radical and social justice movements from the 60's to the 90's.
Political Prisoner Radio - Abu-Jamal v. Kerestes judge orders full evidentary hearing

Political Prisoner Radio – Abu-Jamal v. Kerestes judge orders full evidentary hearing

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Tonight we have an update to share in the case Abu-Jamal v. Kerestes in which political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal is suing for access to healthcare treatment specifically to treat Hepatitis C virus. This case may have ramifications across the country as it relates to access to adequate health care for prisoners. Noelle Hanrahan of Prison Radio spoke with Mumia by phone about his case.


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1989 @ lexington penitentiary, the first political prison in the US

Alejandrina Torres (left), in prison since 1983. She is serving the equivalent of life in prison for “seditious conspiracy” to end US colonial domination of Puerto Rico. She was an activist and a community leader in Chicago. Alejandrina was a founding member and teacher at the Puerto Rican High School, one of the founders of the Betances Clinic and secretary of the First Congregational Church of Chicago. Her autobiography, The Indispensables, can be found in pdf form on the Freedom Archives website.

Carmen Valentin (middle), was captured in April 1980 and sentenced to 98 years after her work in the revolutionary clandestine armed forces of the National Liberation (FALN). Among a multitude of other things, she established committees to monitor and document police brutality as well as a legal office to teach the public their rights. 

Susan Rosenberg (right), a white North American anti- imperialist, is serving 58 years for possession of weapons and explosives; the longest sentence ever received for a possession offense. She has been a political activist all her adult life, committed to solidarity with the Puerto Rican Independence Movement and the Black Liberation Struggle. A doctor of acupuncture, prior to her incarceration she worked at a community health center in Harlem, New York, using acupuncture to fight the drug plague. She is a published poet, writer and an aids activist in prison

**This information came from a combination of sources that can be found on the Freedom Archives website and **


Happy 227th #ConstitutionDay!

September 17 is designated as Constitution Day and Citizenship Day to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution in Philadelphia on September 17, 1787. Learn more about the U.S. Constitution through programs, and resources from the National Archives:

Have you ever been to the usnatarchives to see the Constitution in person?  

Bonus question - have you ever slept over in the same room as the Constitution?

“We are very saddened to learn of the passing of Mabel Williams, the legendary African-American activist, who, with her husband Robert F. Williams, fought for and carried out the right of armed self-defense against the vicious attacks of the Ku Klux Klan, militantly represented the liberation struggle of her people during exile in Cuba, China, and Africa, and continued her active lifelong engagement in social justice struggles upon their return to the US.

Mabel Williams was born June 1, 1931 and transitioned Saturday, April 19th, 2014 at her family’s home in Detroit. There will be a Saturday homegoing in Detroit on April 26th, 2014 and she will be returned to Monroe, North Carolina shortly thereafter according to her son John Williams.

The Freedom Archives is honored to be able to offer these audio and video selections as a special tribute to Mabel Williams—the legendary African-American freedom fighter who we’ve had the good fortune to work closely with on several documentaries and events. Mabel Williams has made lifelong contributions in her own right and this needs to be recognized and celebrated.  Yes, she was the lifelong comrade and companion of her justly famous husband Robert F. Williams—and she was with him every step of their courageous way—in Monroe North Carolina where, as NAACP leaders, they and other activists organized for racial equality and dramatized the right of self-defense against the vicious attacks of the Ku Klux Klan—with Mabel defending her home, Robert, and her two sons with shotgun and determination.

While she often downplayed her role, Mabel, among many other activities, illustrated and wrote articles for their influential newsletter The Crusader, narrated and selected music for their radio program from Cuba, “Radio Free Dixie,” collaborated on the famous book, Negroes with Guns, was a strong voice for her people in Canada, Cuba, Mexico, Moscow, China, Japan, Vietnam, Europe, and Africa, and met with revolutionary leaders, such as Fidel Castro, Ho Chi Minh, and Mao Zedong,

There could be no more fitting tribute than to highlight this woman whose militant anti-racist internationalism is powerfully expressed in her lifetime of dedicated energy around the world, then returning again to the Empire from which they had been exiled, and where she continued her social activism. We hope these selections from programs of the Freedom Archives and from an interview by Walter Turner on his radio program “Africa Today” provide insight into the lasting liberation legacy of Mabel Williams.” 


Freedom Archives: Cointelpro 101

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COINTELPRO 101 exposes illegal surveillance, disruption, and outright murder committed by the U.S. government in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. “"Cointelpro”“ refers to the official FBI COunter INTELligence PROgram carried out to surveil, imprison, and eliminate leaders of social justice movements and to disrupt, divide, and destroy the movements as well. Many of the government’s crimes are still unknown. Through interviews with activists who experienced these abuses first-hand and with rare historical footage, the film provides an educational introduction to a period of intense repression and draws relevant lessons for present and future movements. Interviews in the video include: Muhammad Ahmad,Bob Boyle, Kathleen Cleaver,Ward Churchill, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Priscilla Falcon, Geronimo Ji-Jaga Pratt, Jose Lopez, Francisco ‘Kiko’ Martinez, Lucy Rodriguez, Ricardo Romero, Akinyele Umoja, and Laura Whitehorn.


George Jackson - 41 year commemoration from Freedom Archives