Daily Archives: June 22, 2021

Jail: Profits Over People • Racially Charged • BRAVE NEW FILMS (BNF)

Brave New Films

Published on Jun 22, 2021

Racially Charged, featuring voice over from Mahershala Ali, exposes how our country’s history of racial injustice evolved into an enormous abuse of criminal justice power. 13 million people a year – most of them poor and people of color – are abused by this system.

Through first-person accounts of those charged under the Black Codes of the Reconstruction era paralleled with the outrageous stories of people trapped in the system today, the film brings to light the unfolding of a powerful engine of profits and racial inequality. With the emergence of the Black Lives Matter movement, this film provides historical context and examines America’s history of racist oppression.

After the civil war, and after abolition, Southern states repurposed their misdemeanor systems to criminalize and control the African-American labor pool. They arrested them and charged them with minor crimes, punishing them with fines they could not pay in order to lock them up and sell them back to private industry.

The mechanism that they used is one that we still see today, that private industry acted as a surety. Southern legislatures tried to re-inscribe a form of slavery through a system of laws called black codes. These codes essentially tip the hand of the South with respect to how it’s going to use the criminal justice system over the course of the next century, to coerce black people back to labor.

By creating laws that criminalize and create convictions for Blacks, they were allowed to enslave them again through the practice of convict leasing. Convict leasing allowed plantation owners and in many cases, corporations, to lease incarcerated people from the state government or county government for forced labor.

As seen in the film, this misdemeanor system has led to the deaths of countless innocent black people including George Floyd and Eric Garner. George Floyd was approached because of a misdemeanor (using a fake $20 bill) and Garner was approached for the misdemeanor offense of selling loose cigarettes. Our misdemeanor system acts in many ways like a gateway for police violence. If we want justice for George Floyd we need to convict the cop who murdered him but we also need to dismantle the system that led to his murder.

A big thank you to Mahershala Ali everyone featured in the film.

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NHDES – Emergency Drought Assistance Team: Recipient of the 2021 EBC Award for Government Leadership

Environmental Business Council of New England

Published on Jun 22, 2021

The Paul G. Keough Award for Government Leadership is awarded to the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services Emergency Drought Assistance Team for providing emergency relief for New Hampshire’s most vulnerable citizens during the Extreme Drought of 2020.

Putin Applauds NBC Journo For Admitting That West Fooled Russia About NATO Expansion To The East!

Russia Insight – Jun 17, 2021

Russian President Vladimir Putin answered questions from NBC correspondent Keir Simmons ahead of summit with Biden. The interview was recorded by Russian administration in Kremlin.

What Explains China’s Historic Mission to Set Up Its Own Space Station | CRUX DECODES

CRUX– Jun 17, 2021

China’s Shenzhou-12 or the “Divine Vessel” carried three male astronauts – Nie Haisheng, Liu Boming and Tang Hongbo to space. This is a major mission for the country as Beijing aims to become a major spacefaring power by 2030. The Shenzhou-12 launch is the third in the series of spacecraft that China is launching to construct its space station. Watch the video to know more.

The $7BN Megaproject to Save Venice

Tomorrow’s Build– May 25, 2021

Planning to build a flood defence system for your city? You’d better watch this. For more by Tomorrow’s Build
Executive Producer and Narrator – Fred Mills Producer – Adam Savage Video Editing and Graphics – James Durkin Additional footage and images courtesy of Consorzio Venezia Nuova, Cie des Phares + Balises, Enerpac Tool Group and Google Earth. This production includes some footage from CPB Films’ video “VENISE, LE DÉFI TECHNOLOGIQUE (Extrait 3)” ©Cie des Phares & Balises 2018 licensed under Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/…)

The Unstoppable Growth of China’s High-Speed Rail Network

The B1M – Mar 31, 2021

How China out-built the world on high-speed rail. Full story here – https://www.theb1m.com/video/the-unst…

Means of Extinction: Loss of Aerosol Masking

Nature Bats Last

Published on Jun 22, 2021

I apologize for my lack of skill as a videographer and as a video editor. Non-evidentiary comments are unwelcome here, including nonsensical “chemtrails” and other unfounded conspiracies. Unsupported opinions are not evidence.