Taylor Hall, is an Artist, Blogger/Writer, Activist, Humanitarian and Independent Journalist who’s been documenting actions/events since October 2009. He currently works for District of Columbia Law Students in Court as a videographer. As well as has column on REUP Spot called “Mass Music.” Which focuses on conscious and political hip-hop artists around the world. He was a video mixer for Global Revolution TV (http://globalrevolution.tv/), which brings live stream video coverage from independent journalists on the ground at nonviolent protests around the world. Co-House Manager of The Peace House (http://www.thepeacehousedc.org/) which is a HUB for those working for positive social change and a world free from oppression and Independent Media Center (http://indymedia.us).
Mr. Hall is currently working on a documentary called “The Color of Lawlessness.” The Color of Lawlessness is based off of the United States law “Color of Law” (42 U.S.C.A. Section 1983) which is “the appearance of an act being performed based upon legal right or enforcement of statute, when in reality no such right exists.” This documentary will bring to the light the excessive force, sexual assaults, torture and other cruel inhuman and degrading tactics used by law enforcement’s reckless and unapologetic ways.
The Poor People’s Campaign: Marching for Human Rights and Economic Justice | May 2013 – https://indyreader.org/content/poor-peoples-campaign-marching-human-rights-and-economic-justice
My Friend’s Hunger Strike Against Force-feeding at Guantanamo | January 2014 – http://www.opendemocracy.net/transformation/marisa-handler/my-friends-hunger-strike-against-force-feeding-at-guantanamo
It’s illegal to torture prisoners and animals, but not disabled people | July 2014 – http://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2014/07/22/its-illegal-to-torture-prisoners-and-animals-but-not-disabled-people/
The Crisis of Disability Is Violence: Albeism, Torture and Murder | October 2014 | Fall 2014 Issue of Tikkun Magazine – http://www.tikkun.org/nextgen/the-crisis-of-disability-is-violence
Background on some of the things that Taylor has covered:
2009 G-20 Pittsburgh summit (September 24–25, 2009) | Pittsburgh, PA | – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_G-20_Pittsburgh_summit
2010 G-20 Toronto summit (June 26–27, 2010) | Toronto, Ontario | – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_G-20_Toronto_summit
DUG east conference (November 15th, 2011) with Marcellus Shell and Halliburton in Pittsburgh, PA – http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2011/11/15/5-occupy-pittsburgh-protestors-arrested/
As well as in Washington DC via Move to Amend, Citizens United/Occupy the United States Supreme Court (January 20th, 2012). Where me and 11 of my brothers and sisters were arrested for exercising our first amendment rights (http://beforeitsnews.com/protests-demonstrations/2012/01/j20-at-the-supreme-court-1688228.html). In which six took a deferment (plea), stating that as long as they didn’t get arrested in the next six months the charges would be dropped. The other six (including myself) went to trial. Three were found guilty and the other three were found innocent (I was innocent). The three that were convicted are taking it to the court of appeals in the next year and a half.
The Occupy K. St. – McPherson Square eviction on February 4th, 2012 – http://articles.cnn.com/2012-02-04/us/us_us-occupy-police-washington_1_tents-protesters-police-raid?_s=PM:US
The GE shareholders meeting in Detroit, MI (April 25th, 2012) – http://www.mlive.com/business/detroit/index.ssf/2012/04/protesters_briefly_interrupt_g.html
May Day (May 1st, 2012) in Washington DC – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/01/may-day-dc-occupy_n_1468867.html
The NATO summit in Chicago, IL where the Chicago Police Department said that I assaulted a police officer with her bicycle (which I did not do). I’m currently on two years probation for that incident (May 19th, 2012) – http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-man-charged-with-attacking-cop-during-nato-protest-20120520,0,6972345.story
The 2012 Palestine Center Annual Conference in Washington DC (11/9/12) – http://blip.tv/the-palestine-center
Jeremy Hammond Press Conference (NYC) (11/29/12) – Background information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeremy_Hammond.
Mira Dabit Memorial (12/22/13) – http://www.dcmiccheck.org/2012/12/20/mira-dabit-activist-dies-at-27/
Guantanamo 11th Anniversary Protest (1/11/13) – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/11/guantanamo-11th-anniversary-protests-londoners-us-embassy_n_2459049.html
“Idle No More” Global Day of Action in DC (1/11/13) – Background information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idle_No_More
Full Equality Rally and Vigil | Arlington, VA | (2/23/13) – http://www.intothelightwalk.com/
Rally to Protect the Voting Rights Act (2/27/13) – http://protectthevra.org/
Expose AIPAC Mobilization and Street Protests, hosted by CODEPINK (3/2/13 – 3/5/13) – http://www.occupyaipac.org/
Press Conference for Proposition 8 (3/27/13) – Background information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Proposition_8
Bring Mumia Home Campaign/Rally | Philadelphia, PA (4/24/13) – Background information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mumia_Abu-Jamal
May Day – Washington DC 2013 (5/1/13) – Background information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Workers%27_Day
Poor People’s Campaign 2013 (5/11/13) – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poor_People%27s_Campaign
Nabka Day in DC (5/15/13) – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nakba_Day
March Against Monsanto – Washington DC (5/25/13) – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/25/march-against-monsanto-gmo-protest_n_3336627.html
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