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Documentary: “Positive Force: More Than a Witness” Explores 25 Years of Activist Music

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JTMP helped out with this great project called, "Positive Force: More Than a Witness", a film by Robin Bell that explores and documents the life and times of the punk rock activist collective known as "Positive Force". Using archival footage and in-depth interviews, Robin takes us through the history of the DC punk rock activist movement and documents "Positive Force's Reagan-era origins, the creation of its communal house, FBI harassment, and the rise of a vibrant underground that burst into the mainstream amidst controversy over both the means and the ends of the movement."

But the filmmakers need our help in funding the project. To check out and help support this awesome project please go to the KickStarter website and help out with a donation. The filmmakers will donate a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the DVD to benefit the We Are Family senior outreach network. 

To help out please go here:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/robinbell/positive-force-more-than-a-witness

 

Bruce Springsteen and E Street Band to Tour

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Bruce Springsteen, a big-time musical activist and supporter of unions, is hitting the road with his E Street band in 2012 starting in England and is sure to end with concerts in the USA. On his website he says that he and his band "are all incredibly excited about everything that we're planning for 2012. That's all the info we have for right now, but we'll get back to you--real soon." Check out his website here. Below is a video in support of Occupy, Tom Joad.

JTMP Teams Up With Progressive Groups For Guerrilla Drive-In and Occupy Against Koch Brothers

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JTMP teamed up with over a dozen organizations, the 99%, to host a "guerrilla drive-in" at the Washington DC Convention Center; while the 1%, the Koch Brothers and Americans for Prosperity, were gathered inside. We helped with many parts of the video below.

Garth Brooks Comments On Obama and Congress

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Garth Brooks was at an event last March, and commented on President Obama, the current state of affairs of the political parties, and the current gridlock. He asks politicians to put down the flag of their parties and solve our problems.

Justice Through Music on PRX: Public Radio Exchange

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Justice Through Music's director sits down with PRX, or Public Radio Exchange, and talks music, activism and politics. JTMP has supported musical activists around the world and is a voting rights advocate. We are heavily involved with the occupy movement that is sweeping the world, and check our website for daily musical activist news. Check out Public Radio Exchange for great news and information. Listen to the podcast interview below.

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