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Black Lives Matter – Justice Ride X [Video]

After the tragic death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020 the whole United States was took over by Black Lives Matter protests in fight for Equality and Justice. That was the beginning of a turbulent summer 2020 where New York City experienced hundreds of protests and NYPD was criticized for its brutality. Every Saturday there was a bike protest riding through different boroughs and chanting “Black Lives Matter”. This Justice Ride started in Financial District and thousands of cyclists, dressed in green, launched a peaceful ride through Manhattan and finished their protest at dusk in Brooklyn.

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Protest and Activism

Black Lives Matter – Justice Ride X [Video]

After the tragic death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020 the whole United States was took over by Black Lives Matter protests in fight for Equality and Justice. That was the beginning of a turbulent summer 2020 where New York City experienced hundreds of protests and NYPD was criticized for its brutality. Every Saturday there was a bike protest riding through different boroughs and chanting “Black Lives Matter”. This Justice Ride started in Financial District and thousands of cyclists, dressed in green, launched a peaceful ride through Manhattan and finished their protest at dusk in Brooklyn.

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Black Lives Matter – Justice Ride IX [Video]

After the tragic death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020 the whole United States was took over by Black Lives Matter protests in fight for Equality and Justice. That was the beginning of a turbulent summer 2020 where New York City experienced hundreds of protests and NYPD was criticized for its brutality. Every Saturday there was a bike protest riding through different boroughs and chanting “Black Lives Matter”. This Justice Ride started in Central Park and thousands of cyclists, dressed in back, launched a peaceful ride through Manhattan and finished their protest at dusk in front of the United Nations.

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Protest and Activism

Black Lives Matter – Justice Ride IX [Video]

After the tragic death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020 the whole United States was took over by Black Lives Matter protests in fight for Equality and Justice. That was the beginning of a turbulent summer 2020 where New York City experienced hundreds of protests and NYPD was criticized for its brutality. Every Saturday there was a bike protest riding through different boroughs and chanting “Black Lives Matter”. This Justice Ride started in Central Park and thousands of cyclists, dressed in back, launched a peaceful ride through Manhattan and finished their protest at dusk in front of the United Nations.

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Protest and Activism

Black Lives Matter – Justice Ride IX [Video]

After the tragic death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020 the whole United States was took over by Black Lives Matter protests in fight for Equality and Justice. That was the beginning of a turbulent summer 2020 where New York City experienced hundreds of protests and NYPD was criticized for its brutality. Every Saturday there was a bike protest riding through different boroughs and chanting “Black Lives Matter”. This Justice Ride started in Central Park and thousands of cyclists, dressed in back, launched a peaceful ride through Manhattan and finished their protest at dusk in front of the United Nations.

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Protest and Activism

EXPOSED: Right-Wingers Doctored Footage To Make BLM Protests Appear Violent w/ Robert Mackey [Video]

Video footage of a news event can be very compelling but it can also be misleading. Right-wingers are selectively editing footage of Black Lives Matter and other left-wing protests in order to make them appear more violent. Do news agencies have a duty to ensure these videos are given their proper context? This interview previously aired on Peacock on May 26, 2021. Sam Seder discusses with journalist Robert Mackey.https://theintercept.com/2021/05/13/riot-squad-right-wing-video-journalists-black-lives-matter-antifa/We stream our live show every day at 12 PM ET.We need your help to keep providing free videos! Support the Majority Report’s video content by going to http://www.Patreon.com/MajorityReportWatch the Majority Report live M–F at 12 p.m. EST at youtube.com/samseder or listen via daily podcast at http://Majority.FMDownload our FREE app: http://majorityapp.comSUPPORT the show by becoming a member: http://jointhemajorityreport.comWe Have Merch!!! http://shop.majorityreportradio.comLIKE us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/MajorityReportFOLLOW us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/MajorityFMSUBSCRIBE to us on YouTube: http://youtube.com/SamSederSam Seder: Tell us a little bit about your background and experience that led you to examine this particular part of the right-wing media machine as it were. And specifically how it was reporting on BLM.Robert Mackey: Yeah, well I guess some of my interest is I started out in journalism working for a tv news agency that’s syndicated footage from around the world. And so I’ve always been interested that it was at one time my job to know where the footage came from for you know commercial reasons. But it was always interesting to me the strange ways that witnesses to news events who often were not journalists would sometimes come up with sometimes the best footage but then other interested parties in events would sometimes produce compelling footage that would go out on news broadcasts with no one paying attention to it. The first time I became aware of this was when I was working in the 90s in a TV newsroom in London and we got some footage of some fighting in south Lebanon. It was the killing of an Israeli soldier and I had to find out what the source was. I asked and I was told it was Hezbollah TV. Which was just very strange. The news agency I worked for at that time was owned by ABC by Disney and somehow it was in an agreement with Hezbollah TV to cover the news. So that always stayed with me and when I got into print journalism I started as a fact-checker so my job very much was to you know verify things that people had already reported but to look for errors to pull loose ends. and then when I started being a news blogger for the new york times I ran the lead blog a lot of what I was doing was sifting through social media and trying to find out what was real and what wasn’t. and particularly when we came to the Iran protests of the Arab Spring looking at video from protests and trying to understand you know first of all that we weren’t being duped. that it really happened in these places. and secondly to try and understand who shot it and what that might mean about what it showed. You know, the famous video of Neda Agustolton, the protester in Iran who was killed in 2009 and was captured by two cameras at different points. Who were those people trying to understand? That and I found over the years that I looked at videos of the Occupy Movement also that often when you scratch the surface you find kind of interesting things that you wouldn’t know about ordinarily. It’s not just about fact-checking you find out other things about the world and about news about what’s happening. So in this case about a year ago, I started looking at some videos. It started with this video that I watched from Dallas of a very brutal video of a man just being pummeled by a group of protesters. and the backstory to that it turned out that the person who posted it had edited out the build-up to it which showed that the man first confronted the protesters with a machete. so the story was quite different because that was left out of the viral tweet. so digging into that story and then I started to notice the person who posted that his name is Elijah Schaefer. He’s the kind of commentator/reporter for Glenn black’s Glenn Beck’s Blaze TV. digging into that stuff I started to realize that a lot of the viral videos that we saw from the protest were of these kinds of extraordinary acts of violence that would happen sometimes on the fringes of protests or away from protests. a lot of it was shot by a kind of relatively small group of mostly young field reporters for conservative news websites. They would film this stuff and then it would end up on fox tv and I just sort of you know started to look at where this material came from and how it was used to sort of creating I think a distorted picture of the BLM protest movements.

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LGBTQ, immigration, medical marijuana, immigration and more What is ‘the Utah way’ on these issues? [Video]

Whether talking about LGBTQ issues, medical marijuana, Medicaid or immigration, politicians and power brokers constantly trumpet about the Utah way, but what does it mean?

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New York artist turns BLM plywood into sculpture [Video]

New York artist Tanda Francis took plywood used to board up storefronts during the Black Lives Matter protests last year and turned it into a sculpture called ‘RockIt Black’ #News #Reuters #NewYork #BlackLivesMatter Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribeReuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for accuracy and impartiality is unparalleled.Get the latest news on: http://reuters.com/Follow Reuters on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ReutersFollow Reuters on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ReutersFollow Reuters on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/reuters/?hl=en