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Kevin Gosztola

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Kevin Gosztola is a trusted author who publishes his writing regularly to OpEdNews and Open Salon and he is a 2009 Young People For Fellow. He is a documentary filmmaker currently completing a Film/Video degree at Columbia College in Chicago. Currently, he is working on a documentary project on Renaissance 2010 and Chicago Public Schools. On Columbia College's campus, he helps organize events and programming with a humanities/social sciences group known as Critical Encounters. He is currently working with the group to plan a media summit for Chicago in April 2010 and is currently seeking speakers who are willing to participate in talking to artists and media makers about how they can use participatory or social media to create art & media that promotes conversation and action on political, social, and cultural issues.
 
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About Me:
Kevin Gosztola is a trusted author who publishes his writing regularly to OpEdNews and Open Salon and he is a 2009 Young People For Fellow. He is a documentary filmmaker currently completing a Film/Video degree at Columbia College in Chicago. Currently, he is working on a documentary project on Renaissance 2010 and Chicago Public Schools. On Columbia College's campus, he helps organize events and programming with a humanities/social sciences group known as Critical Encounters. He is currently working with the group to plan a media summit for Chicago in April 2010 and is currently seeking speakers who are willing to participate in talking to artists and media makers about how they can use participatory or social media to create art & media that promotes conversation and action on political, social, and cultural issues.

‘Before I Die’ Project Goes Up to Help Ferguson Community Residents Heal

By: Friday August 22, 2014 2:24 pm

Boards with “Before I Die” at the top, which Ferguson community residents can write on, have appeared on an old boarded-up Ponderosa restaurant building on West Florissant Avenue, the same stretch of road where evening protests have been taking place since Michael Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer. The “Before I [...]

Reporting from Ferguson

By: Thursday August 21, 2014 7:32 pm

Kevin Gosztola is reporting from Ferguson, Missouri today. You can follow him on Twitter @KGosztola

Teen Says He Was Punched in His Jaw by Police While Being Arrested During Protest in Ferguson

By: Thursday August 21, 2014 2:53 pm

A black eighteen year-old from St. Louis came over to the media zone last night and talked to reporters about how he had been violently arrested by police during Tuesday night while protesting in Ferguson against the killing of Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer. Leon Nelson, said a “kid threw a plastic water [...]

Legal Observer Arrested in Ferguson Says He Saw Police Targeting Black Men for Arrest

By: Thursday August 21, 2014 12:20 pm

A legal observer with the National Lawyers Guild, who was wearing a clearly marked green hat, was arrested just after midnight on August 20. He was one of at least forty-seven arrests police made during protests urging the county to arrest or indict Officer Darren Wilson, who has been identified as the officer who shot [...]

Police Target School Building of Church, Which Has Been ‘Safe Space’ for Ferguson Community

By: Wednesday August 20, 2014 4:51 pm

The St. Louis County Police showed up at the St. Mark’s Church nearby Ferguson, which the community has been using as a “safe space” for Ferguson and other community residents. Organizers were uncertain of what was taken but maintained that police were sending a message that not even this space was a place residents could [...]

Police Made Several Arrests in Ferguson and Fired Pepper Spray After Water Bottle Was Thrown

By: Wednesday August 20, 2014 11:28 am

Police deployed to Ferguson to supposedly keep the community safe and control demonstrations calling for justice for Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager shot and killed by Officer Darren Wilson, arrested at least forty-seven people on Tuesday night. The arrests mostly occurred after midnight. Captain Ron Johnson of the Missouri Highway Patrol told media the number [...]

Police in Ferguson Ordered Man to ‘Freeze’ Then Shot Him at ‘Point Blank Range’ with Rubber Bullet

By: Monday August 18, 2014 9:49 pm

#Ferguson report of shots field on Canfield police tac team responding pic.twitter.com/2YpHOpgOov — David Carson (@PDPJ) August 19, 2014 Police forces in Ferguson, Missouri, arrested at least twenty-two people last night and also fired tear gas indiscriminately into a crowd of demonstrators, which included families with their children. The people marching were continuing protests against [...]

Why Not Arrest Ferguson Police Officer Who Killed Michael Brown to Help Bring Peace to the Community?

By: Monday August 18, 2014 5:05 pm

In response to a community angered by a white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, authorities in the St. Louis suburb have brought out dogs. Authorities have deployed military-grade equipment, including armored vehicles. Authorities have fired tear gas, smoke bombs and rubber bullets at demonstrators. Authorities have mobilized the [...]

Podcast: As US Airstrikes in Iraq Continue, There Doesn’t Appear to Be Any Endgame

By: Sunday August 17, 2014 1:47 pm

At the moment, Kurdish forces and US air strikes have been launched in Iraq to take control of the Mosul dam from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). President Barack Obama previously announced that air strikes by US military forces would continue, even though the crisis with Yazidi refugees on Mt. Sinjar had [...]

Man Describes How Police in Ferguson Arrested Him for Smoking Cigarette in His Parked Car After Curfew

By: Sunday August 17, 2014 11:33 am

Police in Ferguson, Missouri, arrested seven people last night as they were enforcing a midnight curfew imposed on residents. However, none of the seven arrested were engaged in any violent activity. They were minding their own business inside their own vehicles when police approached and pulled them out of their cars. The area, where police [...]

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