The middle school teacher who was filmed repeatedly punching a neo-Nazi demonstrator at a 2016 protest claims standing up to fascists shouldn’t be against the law. “Standing up against fascism and the rise of Nazism and fascism in this country is not a crime,” Yvette Felarca told San Francisco’s KPIX outside court last week. “We have the right to defend ourselves.”
Felarca teached humanities at Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School in Berkeley, California. She is also a member of the activist group By Any Means Necessary (BAMN), which describes itself on its website as “a mass, democratic, integrated, national organization dedicated to building a new mass civil rights movement to defend affirmative action, integration, and the other gains of the civil rights movement of the 1960s and to advance the struggle for equality in American society by any means necessary.”
In June of 2016, Felarca travelled with BAMN to Sacramento to
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Oxygen Media is adding two friend competition series, a doc comedy from Propagate, and a true crime series to its millennial women-targeted slate.
Produced by Lighthearted Entertainment, Last Squad Standing sees three groups of friends living in the same space as they compete in competitive tasks that will show how close the friendships really are. When a team loses, they must choose someone within their group to be eliminated. Rob LaPlante, Jeff Spangler and Trish Gold are executive producers of the series.
Oxygen’s other friend-related offering, The Battle of the Ex Besties, tackles the other side of the coin – the ex-best friend. In the series, former friends are paired together to take on challenges to win a grand prize, and possibly rekindle the relationship. Fly on the Wall and Fishbowl World Media’s Allison Grodner, Rich Meehan, Rick de Oliveira, Haylee Vance and
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