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Houston Indymedia interviews Esteban Tobar, who was featured in the award winning PBS documentary 'Better This World', a film about David McKay and Bradley Crowder, two anti-war activists from Midland, who were entrapped by Austin activist-turned-FBI informant, Brandon Darby...
Submitted by Twin Cities Ind... on Fri, 09/02/2011 - 18:33
Please join us for a free screening & discussion of Better This World, the 2008 Republican National Convention documentary at the independent coffee shop The Nicollet (@ Franklin & Nicollet) Sept 14th, 8:30 PM. Musicians will be performing live jazz beforehand.
Submitted by Twin Cities Ind... on Sat, 04/23/2011 - 15:21
By Dan Feidt for Twin Cities Indymedia -- A new documentary on the 2008 Republican National Convention, Better This World, screens at the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival on Sunday and next Wednesday, and on PBS POV nationwide on Sept. 6th. Directed by Kelly Duane and Katie Galloway, the film premiered in March at SXSW in Austin, TX, earned stellar reviews from industry critics like Variety, and just days ago, Documentary Jury Prize at the 2011 Sarasota Film Festival.
Better This World exposes one of the most sinister & depressing narrative threads of the RNC, the elaborate federal sting operation staged from March-September 2008 upon two young activists from Texas, David McKay and Bradley Crowder, who wanted to participate in the Twin Cities protests, guided the whole way by the older famous activist and paid FBI operative Brandon Darby.
by MJ Essex, reposted from New Orleans Indymedia: In post-Katrina New Orleans, anarchist truths found fertile, if toxic grounds to take root and grow. New paths were walked on. Antiauthoritarian principles emerged as important guides for both reconstruction and the struggle against disaster capitalism.
This week on Chicago Public Radio/Public Radio International's This American Life, they debuted a story on Brandon Darby, the infamous RNC snitch. It's the second story in the show; it focuses on Brandon going from Katrina "hero" to informant. TAL is pretty liberal, and has been good to the cause before, so it's disappointing how apologetic it is toward Brandon. It's also pretty horrible how they glaze over activist theories in a way that put them down (i.e. "diversity of tactics" at around 39 minutes).
Episode 381: Turncoat
A well-known activist—an anarchic, revolutionary activist—is accused of spying on other activists for the FBI. The strangest thing about the rumor is, it's true. How Brandon Darby transformed from cop-hater to federal witness. Plus, a new story by Etgar Keret, about a boy who betrays his people with a pair of shoes.