20th Anniversary…..I believe in peace.

original footage.

I don’t know what I would do if I saw this in my neighbourhood. ~ Vaq


Rare Rodney King interview


20 Years Later, Rodney King Still Haunted by LAPD Beating


Rodney King says he still has nightmares triggered by the relentless beating he took 20 years ago today from Los Angeles police that was caught on videotape and later caused riots that killed more than 50 people.

“Tossin’ and turnin’ sometimes, even hearin’ the voices. … ‘Get down, get down, get you f—-n’ n—-r.’ Those words, I’ll have to wake up and look outside … ,” King told CNN in an interview that will air Friday.


At 12:45 am on March 3 1991, George Holliday heard the sound of police sirens and a commotion outside of his apartment building in Lake View Terrace. From his second-floor bedroom window, about ninety feet away, he saw a man with his hands on the roof of a car, surrounded by police officers. A police helicopter hovered overhead.
Holliday grabbed his new camcorder, went out on his balcony and began to videotape the confrontation. For nine minutes and twenty-two seconds, Holliday kept his camera trained on the scene, but it was just one minute of footage that would shock the world and spark ‘the Handicam Revolution’.



Imagine what would have happened if the SONY HandiCAM had not yet been invented.


KTLA Los Angeles NEWS April 30 1992 6:50 PM King Riots


LA Riots: National Guard Arrives in Los Angeles



Citizen journalism (also known as “public”, “participatory”, “democratic”,[1] “guerrilla”[2] or “street journalism”[3]) is the concept of members of the public “playing an active role in the process of collecting, reporting, analyzing and disseminating news and information,” according to the seminal 2003 report We Media: How Audiences are Shaping the Future of News and Information.[4] Authors Bowman and Willis say: “The intent of this participation is to provide independent, reliable, accurate, wide-ranging and relevant information that a democracy requires.”



I DO THINK THAT WE CAN ALL GET ALONG.  However, we need to talk about the ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM. Rapper discuss the topic.  Educators discuss the topic….It’s time for the average “joe blow” to learn different ways for us to interact with one another.

Release the HATE…..Unify.


Gandhi and Non-Violence


International Online Training Program On Intractable Conflict

Conflict Research Consortium, University of Colorado, USA

Non-Violent Struggle




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According to LOVE youth, Violence is :
Substance abuse, bullying, racism, hate crimes,
self-mutilation, theft, suicide, eating disorders,
domestic abuse, physical and verbal abuse…

 Leave Out ViolencE (LOVE) was founded in 1993 in Montreal by Twinkle Rudberg, whose husband was murdered by a 14 year-old boy.

Over the past 11 years, LOVE has grown from a single office in Quebec to a bilingual nation wide organization. It’s now the leading Canadian youth violence prevention non-profit organization. It has spread to have presently offices in Halifax, Toronto and Vancouver.

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Love Shines – Ron Sexsmith at Massey Hall


Ron Sexsmith – Love Shines (official lyric video)



*One of the most talented wordsmiths in Candian History. Such a Romatic ability to capture the sentiments of both lovers and haters alike.

I love the music, ………………love his words ….his voice….his honesty.

and I am continually transformed by his musical genius.

~ Vaq


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