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How are progressive women shaking up US politics? | The Stream



In this episode, we’ll take a look at the below documentary films:

Knock Down the House
“Knock Down the House” follows the political aspirations of four progressive women – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Amy Vilela, Cori Bush, and Paula Jean Swearengin – as they hit the campaign trail in 2018 to push for change in the United States.

We speak with New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to find out how she plans to continue to change the face of US politics.

Send Me Home
Rickey Jackson was 18 years-old in 1975 when he was sent to prison for a crime he didn’t commit, serving 39 years before he was exonerated in 2014. Rickey recounts his experience behind bars in “Send Me Home” – a 360-degree immersive journey of his return to society.

We speak with Rickey Jackson and director Cassandra Evanisko to learn about his time as the longest-held US prisoner to be cleared of a crime.

For Sama
In “For Sama”, Syrian filmmaker Waad al-Kateab tells the story of besieged Aleppo during five years of the brutal war in Syria. As violence rages around her, al-Kateab finds love, gets married and gives birth, documenting the conflict for her newborn daughter, Sama, to whom she dedicates the film.

“I feel it does justice to our experience, our sacrifices and the unimaginable pain of what we, the Syrian people, endured during those years of the revolution”, al-Kateab told Channel 4 News. “It’s our story, our voices, and I’m proud of it. This film is also for the people lost — a testament to their sacrifices.”

We meet Waad al-Kateab and co-director Edward Watts to hear about the sacrifices that made “For Sama” possible.

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  1. Thank you for watching, everybody. More from The Stream here: aljazeera.com/thestream

  2. Ilhan Omar has more guts than nearly all these puppet arab countries together. Don't mess with Somali women they are strong and resilient.

  3. is no one afraid she an idiot! and said stpid thinsg and old things and is so pity for a young pusyy lik wher!

  4. AOC: the world was changing and the puppy was getting bigger.

  5. AOC: the puppy was a dog but the industry, the industry was a revolution.

  6. these "progressive " young women of " color" will be the main reason Trump will again in 2020. thank you very much AOC!

  7. Cortez is wearing dentures (very clear in pic) – she has fake teeth // look at the picture of her in this video you can see fake gums and were her real gums are / do you see the line at the top of her dentures/// https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBuMhjCa7ck  . 55 sec. into video. it starts at the .55 seconds into video watch and pause

  8. AOC's answers are typical word salad, she says nothing. Dumb as a post, can't wait for her own party to throw her over the cliff.

  9. I am sorry but AOC is not a woman of color. She is whiter then most whites in the south.

  10. Al Jazeera is just propaganda.

  11. Shes a twit, nothing to be afraid of. In fact shes the best gift to conservatives since obama.

  12. "it was just an incredible, amazing journey"….
    If I hear anymore cliche I"m going to puke. Whatever happened to individual expression? We all want freedom of thought, but how many know how? (to think)

  13. When people like her vote in their socialist ideals and they become law…..everyone will celebrate.
    When those laws try to be enforced they will meet a dead stop.
    If anyone thinks Americans will allow politicians to subvert the Constitution they are dreaming.
    Imagine an insurgent war in America…..lol
    We are not like other countries. We are well armed and violent. So who is afraid of that moron . …no one

  14. Smollet is going to See cook county from the inside

  15. Also mentioned your money… I mean mother… How much did he receive in settlements anyways? The dude should be a millionaire because wrongful imprisonment is absolutely terrible. On the other hand AOC…. SMH… Ahhh AOC, if she wasn't a socialist who is just absolutely out of touch with reality, maybe she wouldn't be so bad. Add some right in your life, you'll be a much happier US citizen who would be capable of making better decisions for the progression of our people and our way of life.

  16. Murrican jewish-slavers are scare of her…

  17. I want to save the planet also but OcrazyO is clueless of reality

  18. "It has to do with attitude. I’ve been given an opportunity, you understand? And I’m not going to waste it by holding grudges." – Ricky Jackson

    Primary trial witness, Edward Vernon, who was 12 at the time of the murder, signed an affidavit in March 2014 saying he did not witness the May 1975 murder as he testified during multiple trials in the case. Jackson was compensated by the State of Ohio – nearly a million dollars.

  19. If she was an SNL Skit she’d be great and harness brilliant political satire. But as a Congresswoman her middle school logic and understanding of economics and politics are actually quite fucking dangerous with the equally brainless support behind her goo
    Edit: too.

  20. Who's afraid of a bartender?

  21. THIS LOW FUNCTIONING SOCIALIST/COMMUNIST/MARXIST FASCIST IS COMPLETELY OUT OF HER UNINFORMED MIND! WHERE DO WE START WITH HER CRAZY LAND!? BUILDING THE TRAINS ACROSS THE OCEAN, OR REBUILDING EVERY STRUCTURE IN THE COUNTRY!? OR IS IT PAYING PEOPLE THAT REFUSE TO WORK!? SHE IS THE POSTER CHILD OF WHAT COLLEGE BRAINWASHING DOES TO STUPID PEOPLE!

  22. 2019 Obama next Prime Minister America

  23. Your show is very good, as always, but I couldn't understand the Title of the clip??? I don't think you guys need such "journalistic tricks" to attract more viewers; your job speaks for itself!!!

  24. Whos afraid of yet another PLANT in the America political system? None of us. Let them all perish

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