"We didn't have sponsors when we came to Washington in 1963. We didn't have sponsors when we marched from Selma to Montgomery in 1965. The young people that came to Mississippi in 1964, and three of my colleagues died, didn't have sponsors. We came out of the feeling that we wanted to redeem the soul of America."So said John Lewis, former chair of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, dedicated activist, and the man called the Conscience of the Congress by Speaker Nancy Pelosi. ; Lewis is the representative for Georgia's fifth district, and he sat down with Laura in Washington, D.C. this past weekend for the One Nation rally, and discussed activism, then and now, being assaulted by Tea Party protesters, and more.This isn't the first time you've heard about hydrofracking on GRITtv. But All Fracked Up is a different kind of documentary. Jodi and Jeff Andrysick aren't filmmakers--they're citizens who were spurred into action when their town was selected as the home for toxic brine that is a by-product of fracking. After their community's action resulted in the gas company rescinding their application for disposing of the brine, they spent their own money to create their first film--and you can contact them at their website to find out how to bring them to you for a screening!Finally, GRITtv commentator John Fugelsang on why calling harassment of gay teens "bullying" isn't working.
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