The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

The great Gil Scott-Heron is no more. He was a poet, revolutionary and a fighter. He fought against apartheid in South Africa and he fought against Apartheid in occupied Palestine. He was also a prophet who foresaw in 1968 something which rings just as true today. Rest in peace brother.

P.s. Don’t know if this is any good but here is a lengthy profile from the August 2010 issue of the New Yorker.

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Author: Idrees Ahmad

I am a Lecturer in Digital Journalism at the University of Stirling and a former research fellow at the University of Denver’s Center for Middle East Studies. I am the author of The Road to Iraq: The Making of a Neoconservative War (Edinburgh University Press, 2014). I write for The Observer, The Nation, The Daily Beast, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Atlantic, The New Republic, Al Jazeera, Dissent, The National, VICE News, Huffington Post, In These Times, Le Monde Diplomatique, Die Tageszeitung (TAZ), Adbusters, Guernica, London Review of Books (Blog), The New Arab, Bella Caledonia, Asia Times, IPS News, Medium, Political Insight, The Drouth, Canadian Dimension, Tanqeed, Variant, etc. I have appeared as an on-air analyst on Al Jazeera, the BBC, TRT World, RAI TV, Radio Open Source with Christopher Lydon, Alternative Radio with David Barsamian and several Pacifica Radio channels.

1 thought on “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised”

  1. so you posted a video, and a link to an article you haven’t read. what about this is original content or enlightening?

    I am a fan of GSH and appreciate him being respected but this doesn’t seem to do that.

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