Was the congressional candidate the victim of random police brutality, or was his botched arrest the result of being targeted for his political efforts?
Disobedient Media recently spoke with two comedic and political voices, Ron Placone and Graham Elwood, to gain their insight on the importance and success of comedy-as-activism. We discussed the ways in which their ongoing Progressive Comedy Tour breaks new ground in not only discussing political issues, but in actually inviting progressive candidates to participate at the events and to provide local audiences with information about grassroots organizations in their area.
Love’s successful fight against extradition to the United States might not have been possible if Twitter’s decision to suspend his account had come a mere six months earlier. In a conversation with Disobedient Media, Love explained his anger at the ban, as well as the implications it has for other activists to gain public support:
Prominent human rights advocate and councilwoman Marielle Franco was fatally shot while in her car by unknown assailants.