Motorville est un film coup de poing. En moins de trois minutes, Patrick Jean, son réalisateur, parvient à nous faire ressentir l’addiction de nos sociétés au #pétrole en utilisant l’anthropomorphisme sur Lire la suite...
Motorville est un film coup de poing. En moins de trois minutes, Patrick Jean, son réalisateur, parvient à nous faire ressentir l’addiction de nos sociétés au #pétrole en utilisant l’anthropomorphisme sur Lire la suite...
L’#histoire captivante de l’une des organisations les plus subversives et controversées du XXe siècle. D’inspiration marxiste-léniniste, les Black Panthers s’imposèrent comme une alternative radicale au mouvement des droits civiques porté par Martin Luther King. Mêlant archives rares et nombreux témoignages, une plongée coup de poing au cœur du « #Black_Power ».
Oakland, #Californie, 1966. Un an après les #émeutes de #Watts, à #Los_Angeles, deux étudiants, Huey P. Newton et Bobby Seale, fondent un collectif d’#autodéfense pour surveiller les actions de la police dans le ghetto noir. En devenant, la même année, un mouvement politique de libération afro-américaine, le Black Panther Party (BPP) se fait le porte-voix d’une communauté brutalisée dans une Amérique dominée par les Blancs. D’inspiration marxiste-léniniste, l’organisation s’impose comme une alternative radicale au mouvement des droits civiques porté par Martin Luther King. En parallèle à ses « #programmes_de_survie » (petits déjeuners gratuits pour les enfants, dispensaires…), elle revendique un penchant pour l’insurrection. Slogans, coupe afro, poing levé : les Black Panthers ouvrent un nouvel imaginaire de lutte pour la communauté noire. Le FBI, effrayé par l’aura du mouvement, y compris auprès de la jeunesse blanche, intensifie le contre-espionnage. L’arrestation de Huey P. Newton, mis en cause dans l’assassinat d’un policier, déstabilise l’organisation. En 1968, en réaction au meurtre de Martin Luther King, son porte-parole #Eldridge_Cleaver refuse de se rendre après un duel avec la police. Il s’exile à Alger et y crée la section internationale du parti.
« Give More Power to the People »
De son avènement au cœur des sixties à sa chute impitoyable, le réalisateur Stanley Nelson retrace l’histoire captivante et méconnue des Black Panthers. Luttant contre la suprématie blanche et le capitalisme, ses membres ont marqué l’imaginaire collectif par la radicalité de leur militantisme, leur rhétorique à la fois agressive et fédératrice mais aussi leurs codes vestimentaires et leur manière révolutionnaire d’occuper l’espace public. Au son seventies et groovy du titre « Give More Power to the People » des Chi-Lites, ce documentaire restitue la beauté rageuse du mouvement sans occulter ses tourments et parts d’ombre – violence et bataille d’ego – au moyen d’archives colossales et d’interviews fouillées de militants, d’agents du FBI ou d’historiens. Il rappelle aussi que son point de départ – la violence policière – est toujours d’actualité.
#insurrection #violence #auto-défense #violences_policières #avant-garde #Oakland #oppression #apparence #image #Black_is_beautiful #look #médias #aide_sociale #auto-défense_armée #COINTELPRO #BPP #FBI #machisme #genre #journal #Martin_Luther_King #Algérie #mouvements_de_libération #Huey_Newton #Bobby_Seale
les sous-titre en fr par là @mad_meg : ▻https://www.opensubtitles.org/en/subtitles/6283295/miracle-mile-fr
Seeing red: racial segregation in LA’s suburbs | Essay | Architectural Review
The urbanisation of Los Angeles racially segregated its citizens through ‘redlining’ policies, an urban violence that perseveres today
Only a few years after the 1965 Watts Riots, British architectural critic Reyner Banham declared his great and controversial love for LA in the influential 1971 book Los Angeles: The Architecture of Four Ecologies. In it he writes: ‘the language of design, architecture, and urbanism in Los Angeles is the language of movement … the city will never be fully understood by those who cannot move fluently through its diffuse urban texture, cannot go with the flow of its unprecedented life’.
Cruising Van Nuys Boulevard In The Summer Of 1972 In Stunning Black And White Photos By #Rick_McCloskey
In the #Los_Angeles suburb of San Fernando Valley, Wednesday night was cruise night. A long stretch of Van Nuys Boulevard would be packed with kids and cars from all over Southern California – the place to show off your ride.
In the summer of 1972, photographer Rick McCloskey went to Van Nuys to shoot this series of photographs, the culture on the boulevard had become an amalgamation of various lifestyles, automobiles, and very different looks and styles. The tribes included surfers, low-riders, muscle cars, street racers, and even “retro” styles from the 1950s. McCloskey’s photos offer a fascinating portrayal of the young people, their cars, and iconic backgrounds; a world that has long since vanished.
Est-ce que le #covid-19 sauve des vies ?
Question polémique sans doute à l’heure où de nombreuses personnes meurent de ce virus, mais qui mérite d’être posée quand on constate la chute drastique de la #pollution de l’air Lire la suite...
The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project is a data-visualization, data analysis, and #storytelling collective documenting the dispossession and resistance upon gentrifying landscapes. Primarily working in the #San_Francisco_Bay Area, #Los_Angeles, and #New_York_City, we are all volunteers producing digital maps, oral history work, film, murals, and community events. Working with a number of community partners and in solidarity with numerous housing movements, we study and visualize new entanglements of global capital, real estate, technocapitalism, and political economy. Our narrative oral history and video work centers the displacement of people and complex social worlds, but also modes of resistance. Maintaining antiracist and feminist analyses as well as decolonial methodology, the project creates tools and disseminates data contributing to collective resistance and movement building.
An intersection in Los Angeles’ Jefferson Park neighborhood now bears the name of revered LGBT activist #Carl_Bean.
On Sunday, Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson appointed the intersection of Jefferson Boulevard and Sycamore Avenue as Archbishop Carl Bean Square.
“Through his activism Carl Bean pioneered how we treat, educate and advocate for one of the most significant health crises of our time and he did it with a focus and passion for saving Black lives,” said Wesson in a statement obtained by EBONY.
L.A. might ban homeless people from sleeping on many streets. What about your block?
A plan under consideration at City Hall would ban sleeping on streets and sidewalks within 500 feet of schools, parks, day-care facilities and some popular venues, eliminating at least a quarter of #Los_Angeles for homeless people trying to bed down at night, a Times analysis found.
An Atlas of Radical Cartography
This Atlas is an atlas and not the atlas. Rather, it is one of many possible atlases, given the abundance of artists, architects, and others using maps and mapping in their work. While all maps have an inherent politics that often lies hidden beneath an “objective” surface, the contributions to An Atlas of Radical Cartography wear their politics on their sleeve. This publication includes ten pairs of politically engaged maps and texts from within the growing movement of cultural producers who have parallel or integrated activist practices.
The 10 MAPS:
1) Chetla Lock Gate, Marginal Land Settlement in Calcutta, 1984
2) Routes of Least Surveillance
3) Rendition Flights 2001-2006
4) Geography of the Fürth Departure Center
5) Guias de Ruta / Route Guides
6) From South to North
7) the los angeles water cycle: the way it is, not the way it should be and one day will be
8) New York City Garbage Machine
9) The US Oil Fix
10) A World Map: in which we see...
Image Los Angeles Water cycle by Jane Tsong
Examine the forgotten history of how our federal, state and local governments unconstitutionally segregated every major metropolitan area in America through law and policy.
EDUCATION THAT LEADS TO LEGISLATION
‘Segregated By Design’ examines the forgotten history of how our federal, state and local governments unconstitutionally segregated every major metropolitan area in America through law and policy.
Prejudice can be birthed from a lack of understanding the historically accurate details of the past. Without being aware of the unconstitutional residential policies the United States government enacted during the middle of the twentieth century, one might have a negative view today of neighborhoods where African Americans live or even of African Americans themselves.
We can compensate for this unlawful segregation through a national political consensus that leads to legislation. And this will only happen if the majority of Americans understand how we got here. Like Jay-Z said in a recent New York Times interview, “you can’t have a solution until you start dealing with the problem: What you reveal, you heal.” This is the major challenge at hand: to educate fellow citizens of the unconstitutional inequality that we’ve woven and, on behalf of our government, accept responsibility to fix it.
The Color of Law
This “powerful and disturbing history” exposes how American governments deliberately imposed racial segregation on metropolitan areas nationwide (New York Times Book Review).
Widely heralded as a “masterful” (Washington Post) and “essential” (Slate) history of the modern American metropolis, Richard Rothstein’s The Color of Law offers “the most forceful argument ever published on how federal, state, and local governments gave rise to and reinforced neighborhood segregation” (William Julius Wilson). Exploding the myth of de facto segregation arising from private prejudice or the unintended consequences of economic forces, Rothstein describes how the American government systematically imposed residential segregation: with undisguised racial zoning; public housing that purposefully segregated previously mixed communities; subsidies for builders to create whites-only suburbs; tax exemptions for institutions that enforced segregation; and support for violent resistance to African Americans in white neighborhoods. A groundbreaking, “virtually indispensable” study that has already transformed our understanding of twentieth-century urban history (Chicago Daily Observer), The Color of Law forces us to face the obligation to remedy our unconstitutional past.
La #grève des #enseignants de #Los_Angeles pourrait faire boule de neige | JOCELYNE ZABLIT | États-Unis
« Nous voici en ce jour pluvieux, dans l’un des pays les plus #riches du monde, dans l’un des États les plus riches du pays, un État aussi bleu (couleur du parti démocrate) que possible - et dans une ville qui regorge de millionnaires ! - avec des enseignants obligés de faire la grève pour obtenir le minimum pour nos élèves », s’est exclamé Alex Caputo-Pearl, président du syndicat des enseignants de Los Angeles (UTLA), lors d’une conférence de presse.
« Nous défendons l’essence même de l’#éducation_publique. La question est la suivante : est-ce que nous affamons nos écoles publiques de proximité pour aboutir à leur #privatisation ? Ou bien est-ce que nous investissons dans ces écoles, pour nos élèves et pour une ville en plein développement ? », a-t-il ajouté.
The Rapid Victory of the West Virginia Teacher Strike Shows What Happens When Progressives Join the Fight Against School Privatization | naked capitalism
He concedes, however, there are still unresolved issues in how progressives will coalesce on charters elsewhere. His progressive colleagues in states with lots of charters still feel an urge to not totally reject charters because parents whose children attend the schools are often from marginalized communities. And teachers who work in charters are potential targets for labor unions who want to organize the workers.
But he finds in places such as West Virginia, and neighboring Virginia and Kentucky, where there are very few or no charters, opposition to the schools is about saving public education. Opponents are quick to point to high-profile charter school scandals in Ohioand Pennsylvaniaas examples of what would befall their states. “It’s been 20 years of experimenting,” he says, “and experiments often fail.”
Frankenberry’s hope is that the solidarity shown by progressive opposition to school privatization in West Virginia can rub off on his colleagues in states where charters are more abundant. “We’re showing that we’re not going to accept these schools,” he says. “Maybe the progressive organizers in places where they already have them can get inspiration from us to rein charters in.”
Zuckett foresees opposition to charter schools and voucher programs continuing to be more of a point of contention that progressives will push in their policy positions, and not just in West Virginia. “The fight is on,” he says. “Shame on us if it isn’t.”
#Typhus reaches ’epidemic levels’ in parts of #Los_Angeles area
“Infection happens when the feces from infected fleas are rubbed into cuts or scrapes in the skin or rubbed into the eyes,” the county health department states on its website.
Some experts, however, say the true culprit is the inhumane conditions the county’s expanding homeless population lives in.
[L]es mesures d’hygiène associées à l’utilisation d’insecticides, puis à l’antibiothérapie ont fait disparaître et même oublier l’importance et la gravité qu’avait le typhus avant les années 1950.
Fenced out: Los Angeles businesses find new way to keep away homeless | Society | The Guardian
he day the fence arrived, Gabe was sitting next to his tent, right at the heart of Los Angeles’ Skid Row. It was a chain link fence – about six feet tall – placed at the edge of the sidewalk, where it neatly enclosed Gabe, his neighbors, and the tented homes they have made for themselves on the streets of what is sometimes called the homeless capital of the country.
“They put the whole sidewalk inside the fence,” said Gabe, an older black man with kind eyes and a disarming demeanor who has lived on the streets of Skid Row for about five years. He was scaling a fish over a red plastic cooler as he talked. “I felt like we were in prison on the sidewalk. It felt like we were in prison and could get out, but still in prison, you know what I mean?”
J’y étais en avril... Il y avait là un quartier de... 12 îlots (?) dont les trottoirs étaient intégralement occupés par des tentes réelles ou de fortune. Traversée en voiture avec un proche qui nous montrait « la ville » comme elle est. Un kilomètre plus loin, le site des sports : stade de basket qui se transforme en stade de hockey sur glace en 8 heures. Frissons. Sous 23°C en avril.
#Google_Maps Says ‘the East Cut’ Is a Real Place. Locals Aren’t So Sure.
For decades, the district south of downtown and alongside #San_Francisco Bay here was known as either #Rincon_Hill, #South_Beach or #South_of_Market. This spring, it was suddenly rebranded on Google Maps to a name few had heard: the #East_Cut.
The peculiar moniker immediately spread digitally, from hotel sites to dating apps to Uber, which all use Google’s map data. The name soon spilled over into the physical world, too. Real-estate listings beckoned prospective tenants to the East Cut. And news organizations referred to the vicinity by that term.
“It’s degrading to the reputation of our area,” said Tad Bogdan, who has lived in the neighborhood for 14 years. In a survey of 271 neighbors that he organized recently, he said, 90 percent disliked the name.
The swift rebranding of the roughly 170-year-old district is just one example of how Google Maps has now become the primary arbiter of place names. With decisions made by a few Google cartographers, the identity of a city, town or neighborhood can be reshaped, illustrating the outsize influence that Silicon Valley increasingly has in the real world.
The #Detroit neighborhood now regularly called #Fishkorn (pronounced FISH-korn), but previously known as #Fiskhorn (pronounced FISK-horn)? That was because of Google Maps. #Midtown_South_Central in #Manhattan? That was also given life by Google Maps.https://static01.nyt.com/images/2018/07/28/business/00GOOGLEMAPS-2/00GOOGLEMAPS-2-superJumbo.jpg?quality=90&auto=webp#.jpg
Yet how Google arrives at its names in maps is often mysterious. The company declined to detail how some place names came about, though some appear to have resulted from mistakes by researchers, rebrandings by real estate agents — or just outright fiction.
In #Los_Angeles, Jeffrey Schneider, a longtime architect in the #Silver_Lake_area, said he recently began calling the hill he lived on #Silver_Lake_Heights in ads for his rental apartment downstairs, partly as a joke. Last year, Silver Lake Heights also appeared on Google Maps.
“Now for every real-estate listing in this neighborhood, they refer to it,” he said. “You see a name like that on a map and you believe it.”
Before the internet era, neighborhood names developed via word of mouth, newspaper articles and physical maps that were released periodically. But Google Maps, which debuted in 2005, is updated continuously and delivered to more than one billion people on their devices. Google also feeds map data to thousands of websites and apps, magnifying its influence.
In May, more than 63 percent of people who accessed a map on a smartphone or tablet used Google Maps, versus 19.4 percent for the Chinese internet giant Alibaba’s maps and 5.5 percent for Apple Maps, according to comScore, which tracks web traffic.
Google said it created its maps from third-party data, public sources, satellites and, often most important, users. People can submit changes, which are reviewed by Google employees. A Google spokeswoman declined further comment.
Yet some submissions are ruled upon by people with little local knowledge of a place, such as contractors in India, said one former Google Maps employee, who declined to be named because he was not authorized to speak publicly. Other users with a history of accurate changes said their updates to maps take effect instantly.
Many of Google’s decisions have far-reaching consequences, with the maps driving increased traffic to quiet neighborhoods and once almost provoking an international incident in 2010 after it misrepresented the boundary between Costa Rica and Nicaragua.
The service has also disseminated place names that are just plain puzzling. In #New_York, #Vinegar_Hill_Heights, #Midtown_South_Central (now #NoMad), #BoCoCa (for the area between Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens), and #Rambo (Right Around the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) have appeared on and off in Google Maps.
Matthew Hyland, co-owner of New York’s Emily and Emmy Squared pizzerias, who polices Google Maps in his spare time, said he considered those all made-up names, some of which he deleted from the map. Other obscure neighborhood names gain traction because of Google’s endorsement, he said. Someone once told him they lived in Stuyvesant Heights, “and then I looked at Google Maps and it was there. And I was like, ‘What? No. Come on,’” he said.https://static01.nyt.com/images/2018/07/28/business/00GOOGLEMAPS-3/00GOOGLEMAPS-3-superJumbo.jpg?quality=90&auto=webp#.jpg
In Detroit, some residents have been baffled by Google’s map of their city, which is blanketed with neighborhood monikers like NW Goldberg, Fishkorn and the Eye. Those names have been on Google Maps since at least 2012.
Timothy Boscarino, a Detroit city planner, traced Google’s use of those names to a map posted online around 2002 by a few locals. Google almost identically copied that map’s neighborhoods and boundaries, he said — down to its typos. One result was that Google transposed the k and h for the district known as Fiskhorn, making it Fishkorn.
A former Detroit city planner, Arthur Mullen, said he created the 2002 map as a side project and was surprised his typos were now distributed widely. He said he used old books and his local knowledge to make the map, approximating boundaries at times and inserting names with tenuous connections to neighborhoods, hoping to draw feedback.
“I shouldn’t be making a mistake and 20 years later people are having to live with it,” Mr. Mullen said.
He admitted some of his names were questionable, such as the Eye, a 60-block patch next to a cemetery on Detroit’s outskirts. He said he thought he spotted the name in a document, but was unsure which one. “Do I have my research materials from doing this 18 years ago? No,” he said.
Now, local real-estate listings, food-delivery sites and locksmith ads use Fishkorn and the Eye. Erik Belcarz, an optometrist from nearby Novi, Mich., named his new publishing start-up Fishkorn this year after seeing the name on Google Maps.
“It rolls off the tongue,” he said.
Detroit officials recently canvassed the community to make an official map of neighborhoods. That exercise fixed some errors, like Fiskhorn (though Fishkorn remains on Google Maps). But for many districts where residents were unsure of the history, authorities relied largely on Google. The Eye and others are now part of that official map.
In San Francisco, the East Cut name originated from a neighborhood nonprofit group that residents voted to create in 2015 to clean and secure the area. The nonprofit paid $68,000 to a “brand experience design company” to rebrand the district.
Andrew Robinson, executive director of the nonprofit, now called the East Cut Community Benefit District (and previously the Greater Rincon Hill Community Benefit District), said the group’s board rejected names like Grand Narrows and Central Hub. Instead they chose the East Cut, partly because it referenced an 1869 construction project to cut through nearby Rincon Hill. The nonprofit then paid for streetlight banners and outfitted street cleaners with East Cut apparel.
But it wasn’t until Google Maps adopted the name this spring that it got attention — and mockery.
“The East Cut sounds like a 17 dollar sandwich,” Menotti Minutillo, an Uber engineer who works on the neighborhood’s border, said on Twitter in May.
Mr. Robinson said his team asked Google to add the East Cut to its maps. A Google spokeswoman said employees manually inserted the name after verifying it through public sources. The company’s San Francisco offices are in the neighborhood (as is The New York Times bureau), and one of the East Cut nonprofit’s board members is a Google employee.
Google Maps has also validated other little-known San Francisco neighborhoods. Balboa Hollow, a roughly 50-block district north of Golden Gate Park, trumpets on its website that it is a distinct neighborhood. Its proof? Google Maps.
“Don’t believe us?” its website asks. “Well, we’re on the internet; so we must be real.”
Celebrating Streetcar Progress in 2016, Looking Ahead to 2017
It’s been an extraordinary year for LA Streetcar, with progress across the board. We wanted to take a moment to reflect on that progress and thank you all for your support.
INTRODUCING: THE LOS ANGELES STREETCAR!
For the past 15 years, downtown LA has led the way in helping Angelenos to reimagine their built environment. Together, we’re building a city that is more connected, active, fun, and sustainable than ever before, and the Los Angeles Streetcar is the next step along that path. Downtown LA is the cultural and economic hub of our region, and we think that once you get here it shouldn’t be quite so tough to get from one place to the next.
When the LA Streetcar arrives, you can ditch your car and rely on a quick, comfortable ride to wherever you’re headed. Whether it’s Grand Park or Grand Central Market, Ace Hotel or the JW Marriott, one of Broadway’s beautiful historic theaters, or one of countless restaurants, entertainment venues, hotels, offices, modern homes, and historic lofts—we’ll have you covered. No more hunting for parking. Safer, cleaner streets. And most of all, better access to all that downtown has to offer. That’s the future we envision; join us for the ride, won’t you?
Why is liberal California the poverty capital of America ? - LA Times
#Los_Angeles Webography… Wayfarers All | Eric Brightwell
Amongst the many resources available pertaining to Los Angeles are websites, blogs, podcasts, and other online-only resources. I read many of them regularly, some too much, and almost all of them occasionally. For my own use and for the use of others (especially explorers and adventurers) I’ve here compiled what I hope is as conclusive a webography (or “webliography”) of Los Angeles sources. Magazines, books, and other print media will be included in the Los Angeles Bibliography.
Waldoscope : Rancho Dominguez - Drift Day 5 / Track Rat
Il faut suivre cette série photo remarquable
Rancho Dominguez - Drift Day 5 / Track Rat
« Je n’avais pas fait beaucoup d’études alors j’ai tiré au fusil », raconte-t-il. « Des gens mourraient dans l’explosion de grenades, on en voyait se faire abattre (...) C’était horrible ».
Son retour à la vie civile a été brutal. « Je n’ai jamais eu de travail », explique péniblement celui qui dit avoir du mal à « réfléchir comme il faut ».
S’il a par le passé « habité chez des gens », il a rapidement été emporté dans la même spirale que tant d’anciens combattants américains : #traumatismes psychologiques, manque de qualifications, #chômage, #alcoolisme, #drogue, #isolement_social et familial, #prison, puis... la rue.
Glossaire.dde : Le “Trou Noir” de la postmodernité
Glossaire.dde : Le “Trou Noir” de la postmodernité
13 mai 2017 – On vient de “fêter” l’anniversaire d’un quart de siècle des fameuses émeutes de los Angeles, qui durèrent six-sept jours, du 29 avril au 5-6 mai 1992, qui firent 55 morts, des centaines de blessés, des milliers d’arrestations, etc., qui mirent certains quartiers de cette ville dans un état de siège proche de l’état de guerre, avec intervention de la Garde Nationale. Cet événement propose une marque symbolique essentielle d’une période qui constitue pour nous ce que nous nommerons “le Trou Noir de la postmodernité”, à mettre en regard avec le “Trou Noir du XXème Siècle“ figurant égaiement dans Glossaire.dde. à la date du 21 janvier 2016.
C’est une marque symbolique mais c’est également bien plus que cela. Notre observation et l’interprétation que (...)
À la suite d’une altercation avec les forces policières, des émeutes raciales éclatent dans Watts, un quartier majoritairement noir de #Los_Angeles. Les six jours de #violence qui suivent se soldent par un bilan désolant : 35 morts, plus de 1 100 blessés et des dégâts matériels évalués à 35 millions de dollars.
Discours du président des États-Unis à la suite des
Voici un film politique rare et très peu connu que les éditions Le Chat Qui Fume en association avec Foxy Bronx (fanzine et site) viennent d’exhumer de derrière les fagots. Cette rareté accuse bien sûr les défauts du genre #blaxploitation (budget limité, tournage à l’arraché, acteurs amateurs) accentué par le fait que le film n’a pas été remasterisé pour l’occasion. Il n’empêche, The Final Comedown est un film qu’il faut absolument voir pour son inventivité mais aussi parce qu’il demeure assurément, aux côtés de Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song de Van Peebles (1971) et de The Spook Who Sat by the Door de Dixon (1973), le plus précieux témoignage d’une époque au cours de laquelle des Afro-américains ont pris les armes pour en finir avec l’oppression raciste.
ScHoolboy Q - Tookie Knows II : Part (2) - YouTube