The Postal Service announce concert film, vinyl edition of Give Up



The Postal Service’s 2013 reunion tour will be chronicled in a new feature-length documentary. Entitled Everything Will Change, the film captures the band’s two-night stand at the Greek Theater in Berkley, California in July 2013, along with interviews and backstage footage of the band. Justin Mitchell served as director.

On November 14th, Everything Will Change will be screened for one-night only in select AMC theaters across the US, with a DVD and Blu-ray release following on November 24th through Sub Pop Records.

Below, watch the film’s trailer.




Also on November 24th, Sub Pop will issued The Postal Service’s seminal LP, Give Up, as a single vinyl LP for the first time.

Everything Will Change Tracklist:
“The District Sleeps Alone Tonight”
“We Will Become Silhouettes”
“Sleeping In”
“Turn Around”
“Nothing Better”
“Recycled Air”
“Be Still My Heart”
“Clark Gable”
“Our Secret” (Beat Happening cover)
“This Place Is a Prison”
“A Tattered Line of String”
“Such Great Heights”
“Natural Anthem”
“(This Is) The Dream of Evan and Chan”
“Brand New Colony”

Special Features:
“Such Great Heights” Music Video (directed by Josh & Xander)
“We Will Become Silhouettes” Music Video (directed by Jared Hess)
“The District Sleeps Alone Tonight” Music Video (directed by Cobra Kai)
“A Tattered Line of String” Music Video (directed by AB/CD/CD)
“The Postal Service Auditions” (directed by Tom Scharpling)
“The Postal Service: In Their Own Words” (directed by Tom Scharpling)

Everything Will Change Screenings:

Burbank Town Center 6
770 North 1st Street, Burbank
Burbank, CA 91501

Empire 25
234 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036

Metreon 16
2325 101 Fourth Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Pacific Place 11
600 Pine Street, 4th floor
Seattle, WA 98101

River East 21
322 East Illinois Street
Chicago, IL 60611

Boston Commons 16
175 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02111

Cherry Hill 24
2121 Route 38
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

Georgetown 14
3111 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007

Mission Valley 20
1640 Camino Del Rio, North
San Diego, CA 92108

Northpark 15
8687 N. Central Expressway, Suite 3000
Dallas, TX 75225


Nuland ‘Anxious to Shift Kiev From Diplomacy to Warfare’: Professor of Sociology

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, second left, talks with the Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland, second right, in Kiev, Ukraine, Oct. 6, 2014.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, second left, talks with the Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland, second right, in Kiev, Ukraine, Oct. 6, 2014.


WASHINGTON, October 7 (RIA Novosti) – US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland’s visit to the Ukrainian capital Kiev indicates that Washington is worried that the Ukrainian government is hesitating to gain control over the country’s East militarily, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Binghamton University in New York James Petras has told RIA Novosti.

“Nuland, who is considered by most experts in the United States a neo-conservative extremist, was the architect of the coup [in Ukraine]. Since the stalemate has taken place, Washington has increased its flow of advisors to western Ukraine and I think that Nuland is particularly anxious to shift Kiev from diplomacy to warfare”, Petras said Monday.

He also noted that Nuland’s main goal in Kiev is “to take [Ukrainian President] Mr. [Petro] Poroshenko to task for spending so much time talking and not as much time planning and strategizing for a new phase in the military dimensions of the conflict.”

The expert went further by arguing that the militarization of foreign policy has become the principle strategy of Washington.

In addition, Professor Petras stated that the United States is offering Kiev very limited economic aid and is particularly interested in privatization of the Ukrainian economy.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland have discussed the implementation of the Minsk agreements, aimed at resolving the situation in southeastern Ukraine, the Ukrainian president’s official website reported Monday.

The September 5 meeting of the Contact Group of Ukraine resulted in a ceasefire agreement between the Ukrainian government and pro-independence forces, which came into force that same day. The sides agreed on a nine-point memorandum, specifying the implementation of the ceasefire during another meeting of the group.


Two Children Killed, Five Wounded Near Donetsk

Two children have been killed and five wounded as a result of a shell burst.

Two children have been killed and five wounded as a result of a shell burst.


KIEV, October 4 (RIA Novosti) – Two children have been killed and five wounded as a result of a shell burst in Zuhres, Donetsk Region, the state administration of the region said Saturday.

“The tragedy happened on Friday evening. Seven schoolchildren found an unburst shell. As they tried to move it, the weapon exploded; two children died on the spot,” the administration stated.

According to the source, five other children were wounded, being taken to hospitals in Khartsyzk and Makiivka.

In April, Ukrainian authorities launched a military operation in the country’s southeast, where independence supporters refused to accept the new government that was put in power following a coup in February.

The self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk people’s republics in eastern Ukraine held referendums this May on self-determination. Over 90 percent of the voters cast their votes for greater autonomy. The republics declared themselves sovereign states as a result.

On September 5, a truce was brokered by Russia and the OSCE, which is for the most part maintained. However, the sides blame one another for violating it. Reports from DPR claim that the Ukrainian forces are firing shells at residential buildings from the area near the airport of Donetsk, thus forcing the independence supporters to open fire.

According to UN estimates, the conflict has so far killed over 3,600 people and injured over 8,500.

Nearly 1,000 Servicemen Killed in East Ukraine Hostilities: Military Prosecutor


Ukrainian serviceman near the southeastern city of Luhansk.


KIEV, October 7 (RIA Novosti) – A total of 953 Ukrainian servicemen have been killed and 3,627 injured since the Kiev government started a military operation to crack down on independence supporters in the east of the country, Ukraine’s chief military prosecutor said Tuesday.

Speaking at a press conference, Anatolii Matios, who also serves as the country’s deputy prosecutor-general, said that five servicemen had been killed and 28 injured in the past 24 hours.

According to Matios, since a ceasefire was agreed in the Belarusian capital city of Minsk on September 5, 64 Ukrainian troops had fallen and 346 had been wounded.

In April, Kiev launched a special operation in southeast of Ukraine in an attempt to crack down on independence supporters protesting against the February regime change.

The United Nations estimates that over 3,500 civilians have lost their lives in the government clampdown. The number of casualties on both sides dropped in September following the ceasefire, although both parties have been accusing each other of violating the truce.

Occupy Wall Street more popular than Obama

Demonstrators associated with the 'Occupy Wall Street' movement face off with police in the streets of the financial district after the deadline for their removal from Zuccotti park. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP)

Demonstrators associated with the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ movement face off with police in the streets of the financial district after the deadline for their removal from Zuccotti park. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP)

RT news

While politicians and the mainstream media waited weeks to acknowledge Occupy Wall Street, it looks as though the public hasn’t ignored the movement. A new poll shows that more Americans favor the protests than they do President Obama.

A new poll released on Thursday from Time assessed Americans’ opinions of all things current events, only to reveal that the general public’s favor of the continuing Occupy Wall Street movements exceed that of their own commander-in-chief. Approaching its fifth week now, the ongoing protests that originated out of New York’s Zuccotti Park that have since spread internationally have managed to garner more support than Barack Obama himself, with 54 percent of those polled favoring the demonstrations to the president’s measly 44 percent.

And although conservative critics have largely shunned the Occupy Wall Street protests as being an disorganized and chaotic attempt to recapitalize on the Tea Party’s success from yesteryear, the same poll from Time shows that the approval rating of the populist-geared GOP gang is only half that of Occupy Wall Street.

Speaking to RT yesterday, The Market Ticker’s Karl Denninger, one of the co-founders of the Tea Party movement, said that the protesters with Occupy Wall Street can learn from the mistakes that Palin and pals encountered when they waged demonstrations of their own.

“One of the things that the Occupy movement seems to have going for it is it has not turned around and issued a set of formal demands,” Denninger said. “This is a good thing, not a bad thing. Everyone is looking for a set of demands.”

Denninger added that in the case of the Tea Party, organization was largely to blame for the movement’s downfall. “One of the things we wanted was the end to bailouts and an end to government deficit spending, and as you can see that didn’t happen,” said Denninger.

Elsewhere in the poll, an overwhelming majority of Americans (81 percent) say that the country has “seriously gotten off on the wrong track.” While many Americans say that they are in support of the Occupy Wall street movement, a majority of participants in the poll also add that the gap between the rich and poor in the US has grown too large and that banks should be held accountable and prosecuted for their role in the financial collapse.

In support of Obama, the poll suggests that more Americans favor his job as president when pitted against the George W Bush administration.

Time’s poll was conducted between on October 9 and 10, 2011, and pulls data taken from 1,001 adults surveyed.

Professor Cornel West arrested in DC

Prof Cornell West @ a protest

Prof Cornell West @ Occupy Wall Street protest

RT news

Acclaimed professor and activist Dr. Cornel West was arrested with 18 others on the steps of the Supreme Court building in Washington DC on Saturday during a local demonstration with the growing Occupy Wall Street movement.

Dr. West says that he was in Washington earlier in the day to witness President Barak Obama’s dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, only to join protesters hours later at Freedom Plaza on Pennsylvania Avenue. It is there that activists have been congregating for over a week down as part of the October 2011 Stop the Machine protest that hopes to draw attention to the ongoing war in Afghanistan — which earlier this month reached the 10-year mark, making it the longest-going American war ever.

Once at Freedom Plaza, West and dozens others marched through Washington to the Supreme Court building. A spokesperson for the high court confirmed that West was one of 19 people arrested for refusing to the leave the grounds. Video shows that protesters remained peaceful as they sat on the steps of the courthouse awaiting arrest.

Speaking from the steps of the building, West told a crowd of protesters and reporters, “We want to bear witness today that we know the relation between corporate greed and what goes on too often in the Supreme Court decision. We want to send a lesson to ourselves, to our loved ones, our families, our communities, our nation and the world that out of deep love for working and poor people that we are willing to put whatever it takes, even if we get arrested today, and say, we will not allow this day of Martin Luther King Jr’s memorial to go without somebody going to jail.”

Before his arrest, Dr. West told a reporter with that the ongoing movement, approaching a full month of protests, has already reached historical status. “The question is where it will continue and what form it will take. We just don’t know at this point.”

Dr West added that “Martin King would be here right with us, willing to throw down out of deep love.”

“We love poor people, we love working people and we want Martin Luther King Jr to smile from the grave that we haven’t forgot him,” said Dr West.

The Princeton University professor that formerly taught at Harvard has spoken publically of the ongoing protests for several weeks now. To CNN earlier this month, Dr. West asked, “Who’s going to really speak for poor people? Who’s going to really speak for working people? That’s very much what I think the . . . ‘Occupying Wall Street’ movement is all about.”

In an interview earlier this year, Dr West accused President Obama as being “a black mascot of Wall Street oligarchs and a black puppet of corporate plutocrats.”

Cornel West will be arraigned at the Supreme Court this afternoon.

Fault Lines – Life after Guantanamo (Documentary TV)


President Obama has not made good on his promise to close Guantanamo Bay prison, which he made via an executive order he signed on his first full day in office. Since then, the U.S. Congress has raised the political price of transferring detainees—even those held without charges and already cleared for release.

In 2013, some of the detained men were on hunger strike as their loved ones continued their fight for a life after Guantanamo. Several others who were formerly detained now live in Yemen. Have they been tempted to “return to the battlefield” as Congress warns? Did years of detention, isolation and torture make them want to seek revenge against the United States? And how are they rebuilding their lives?

Fault Lines travels to Yemen to explore the consequences of the U.S. policy of indefinite detention.


Executive Producer: Mathieu Skene, Correspondent: Wab Kinew @wabkinew, Producer: Andrea Schmidt @whatescapes, Producer (Yemen): Nasser Arrabyee @narrabyee,Director of Photography: Saeed Taji Farouky @saeedtaji (Yemen), Singeli Agnew @singeli (DC), Thierry Humeau @telecamfilms, Joel Van Haren @joelvanharen, Editor: Adrienne Haspel @adihaspel, Associate Producers: Abdulai Bah @africandobah, Nicole Salazar @nicolesalazar, Translation: Rabyaah Althaibani @Rabyaah, Omar Duwaji @mideasternist, Research & Production Assistance: Omar Duwaji @mideasternist, Ana Giraldo Wingler @awanderingorill, Jonathan Klett @jonathanklett, Mark Scialla @markscialla
Special Thanks to David Remes (@remesdh) who appeared in the film.




Published on Aug 7, 2014

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Never charged with the crime, Mohammed Odani spent almost nine years in prison. He is the last detainee from Guantanamo Bay Prison to have returned home to live in Yemen.
In this episode, Fault Lines travelled to Yemen to ask what the consequences of America’s policy of indefinite detention have been and to find out what life is like there, after Guantanamo.
Mohammed was studying in Pakistan when the aftershocks of September 11th began reverberating around the world. One night in the spring of 2002, he was visiting a student house when Pakistani authorities raided it.
He was arrested, along with more than a dozen others. Two months later, the Pakistanis turned Mohammed over to American forces.
Farouque Ali Akmed had also travelled abroad to teach Koran. Farouque spent eight years at Guantanamo. Like Mohammed, he denies having been involved in attacks on US targets or terrorism of any kind.
Though they labeled him in enemy combatant and said he was associated with Al-Qaeda, the United States never charged him with anything either. As bad as the physical torture was, they say it was nothing compared to torment of being wrongly imprisoned.