Friday, August 6, 2010

Pierre Labossiere: The Kidnap & Exile of President Aristide

Freedom is a Constant Struggle TV show, March 14, 2008.

Pierre Labossiere, a Haitian national, co-founder of the Haiti Action Committee, has been a long-time social-justice activist and advocate for the Lavalas Party of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, currently exiled in South Africa. Pierre has also been active in the campaigns to free political prisoners in Haiti and the U.S.

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Gioioa von Disterlo: Criminalizing Homelessness

Freedom is a Constant Struggle TV show, December 14, 2007.

Our guest, Gioioa von Disterlo, is the current Civil Rights Organizer at Coalition on Homelessness. She also works as a staff writer and writer facilitator for Poor Magazine. Gioioa has organized in San Francisco for seven years, and has worked on a range of community issues including abuse, disability, mental health, racism, queer institutional predation, global systems of oppression, and civil rights.

RELATED EPISODES: Jennifer Friedenbach: War on the Homeless (April 18, 2008), Tiny (Poor Magazine) and Bob (Streetsheet): Criminalizing Poverty (July 17, 2009), Homelessness in San Francisco and the US (Nov. 13, 2009), Jennifer Friedenbach: Coalition On Homelessness (Nov. 20, 2009)