Movie Moles: Finally Got The News

program date: 
Mon, 04/02/2012

 Laurie Mercier and Denise Morris talk about the 1970 documentary "Finally Got The News" (re-released and available to view for free online HERE), produced in association with the League for Revolutionary Black Workers. The League was wary of the film at first, worried it would compromise their organizing efforts in Detroit, but the film-makers promised to make it education and not journalistic. It directs its marxist message to black workers and not white college kids, and to that end focuses on the role and power of the black worker in the American economy.

 
Denise and Laurie comment on the power of the message in the first half of the film, the embedded rather than scholarly feel of the film, the organizing work of the League, and the internationalism that the film conveys.
 
  • Title: OMVH_April_2_2012
  • Track: 1
  • Genre: Blues
  • Length: 12:19 minutes (11.27 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 48kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

 

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