A Visit to the Soviet Union, Part 1: Women of Russia

1962, 36 min., color, DVD Women in the Soviet Union: A Socialist Alternative  A Visit to the Soviet Union, Part 1: Women of Russia focuses upon Moscow and the work, housing, education, child care and medical facilities available to women … Continue reading

The Stump Makers

1963, 22 min., color, DVD The Stump Makers: “Cutting the Lungs Out of the Planet” Judy Bari In The Stump Makers, Harvey Richards presents footage of wasteful forest practices and ecological devastation caused by major logging companies’ clear cutting operations in California … Continue reading

No Greater Cause

1968, 19 min., black/white, DVD GI’s March in Vietnam War Protest No Greater Cause chronicles the height of the anti-Vietnam war movement in the San Francisco Bay Area. Featuring the massive confrontations between police and anti-draft protestors in l967; the giant … Continue reading

Fannie Lou Hamer Tells Her Story

Film Clip from “We’ll Never Turn Back” by Harvey Richards We’ll Never Turn Back contains unique footage of share croppers and voter registration activists telling their stories of heroism and hardship encountered in their fight to gain the right to vote in Mississippi … Continue reading

California Farm Workers in the Winter of 1964

Harvey Richards took this photo on New Years Day, January 1, 1964 in Stockton, California.  Big businesses in agriculture love migrant workers who can pick a crop and move on.  Where did they go after the crops were picked in … Continue reading

Bay Area Civil Rights Actions, 1963

Picketing Bank of America, Berkeley, 1963

Harvey Richards took this Bay Area civil rights demonstration photo in December, 1963 during a time in the civil rights movements when interracial unity was the name of the game.  The Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) conducted pickets of businesses … Continue reading

Expanding Democracy is Now

Our schools teach a mythical past.  Then we grow up and see the world in operation and say our democracy is being undercut.  If the people’s history were taught it would be apparent that the challenge today is to expand … Continue reading

Toilets in the Fields?

In 1962, when I was 18 years old, my father, Harvey Richards, went to Sacramento and set up a slide show in the hallway outside the Assembly where they were debating a bill to require California farmers to provide toilets … Continue reading

Industrial Agriculture is the problem

In 1958 in Salinas, California, farmers sprayed boxed up lettuce on the way to market.  Organic agriculture and Community Supported Agriculture is a modern alternative to this kind of reckless application of chemicals to our food.  Watch a film called … Continue reading

Ending Historical Censorship

  Protester burns his draft card in front of the Army Induction Center in Oakland, California on December 18, 1967.  An act of rebellion that we need to remember and honor.  Today, Wikileaks exposes the things that the powerful want … Continue reading