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Boots Riley’s “Sorry to Bother You” hits theaters half a dozen years after telling us about it

Back in November of 2012, Washtenaw Eviction and Foreclosure Defense somehow managed to bring world-renowned hip-hop provocateur Boots Riley and his band, The Coup, to Ypsilanti to play a fundraiser for Ozone House, to support their work with at-risk and marginalized LGBTQ teens. As you may recall, in my interview with Riley, recorded a day […]

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Boots Riley of The Coup… on Communism, Corporatism, hip-hop, and the need to beat down scabs

Last night, I had the occasion to speak with world-renowned hip-hop provocateur Boots Riley on a wide range of subjects spanning from his childhood in Detroit, spent in a household of Communist organizers, to his current work, organizing people in his neighborhood as a member Occupy Oakland. And, of course, we touched on his equally […]

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The Evolution of the Occupation

In spite of the fact that Wall Street Journal columnist Jon Frieman declared Occupy Wall Street 99% dead this morning, the movement kept right on going. Today, most of the action seemed to be in Oakland, where activists, having called for a general strike in response to last week’s violent crackdown by police, brought a […]

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