THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE

John Carlos (among others), Monday night

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18 May 2012 17:08 #666407 by EIM
I've just booked my place at this, anyone else fancy it? It's freemans, and as good a way to spend a Monday night as I can imagine.

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18 May 2012 17:20 #666412 by TonTon
Me Me Me Me Me

I think the excellent Dave Zirin is there too.
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18 May 2012 18:03 #666430 by RobM
That looks the business.
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18 May 2012 18:03 #666431 by NHH
Bastards. Grr etc
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18 May 2012 21:06 #666496 by Bordeaux Education
I wondered why he was on this (at 2hrs 50s)

As CVs go, "Black Power Salute Olympic Medal Winner" is pretty good
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18 May 2012 21:41 #666504 by Renart
Cool. I want to read Carlos's book.

The salute on the medals stand happened before I was born, but it must have been an electric moment to witness. (Somebody should write a book about the '68 Olympics, actually, if it hasn't been done. Not only did this happen, but students flew a kite to cast a shadow over the presidential box during the opening ceremonies in protest of the Tlatelolco massacre. And less politically, the '68 games saw Bob Beamon set a long-jump record that stood for 23 years, and the games' graphic design, by Lance Wyman, was fantastic.)

I found it very touching that when Peter Norman died in 2006, Carlos and Tommie Smith delivered eulogies and were pallbearers at his funeral.
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18 May 2012 21:47 #666508 by Bordeaux Education
Peter Norman was an under-rated part of this. Not only did he lend John Carlos the gloves but his support for them got hem treated as much like shit by the Australian Olympic organisers as Smith and Carlos got from the US ones
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18 May 2012 21:52 #666511 by Incandenza
We were talking about Norman in the sport documentaries thread in Sport.
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18 May 2012 21:59 #666515 by Bordeaux Education
Don't let us stop you
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18 May 2012 22:22 #666521 by Incandenza
Cool, thanks.
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21 May 2012 23:59 #667790 by TonTon
This was as excellent as expected. Maybe even a bit excellenter.
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22 May 2012 15:16 #667982 by EIM
Incredible stuff. I was almost moved to tears at several points in the evening. And John Carlos is a fucking dude. Doubly so for wearing an orange polo. That shit speaks to me.
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28 May 2012 16:04 #670467 by TonTon

Meetings with John Carlos this week

The meetings with John Carlos have been brilliant. If there is one in your area make the most of it!

Tuesday 29 May Stratford: 6.30pm, Stratford Picturehouse, Salway Road, London E15 1BX

Wednesday 30 May Notting Hill: 9pm, Gate Picturehouse, 87 Notting Hill Gate, London W11 3JZ

NEW EXTRA DATE in Bristol! Friday 1 June, 7pm, Malcolm X Centre 141 City Road BS2 8YH

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