Sunday, September 5, 2010

Listening to Radio Huelga

As part of our upcoming production on Social Movements, Paper Tiger traveled this summer to Puerto Rico and met with Radio Huelga. This radio collective started during the 60 day strike of the University of Puerto Rico this past spring/summer and has continued transmission 24/7.

More previews of the Social Movements production coming soon!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Interview with Frank Edgecombe for Social Movements 2010

One of the Tigers went down south to Virginia and interviewed Frank Edgecombe on his experience as part of the Civil Rights movements and his views on today's Social Movements. This is one of the few interviews we have done for this upcoming show. More coming soon!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Basta Ya

Paper Tiger looks at the gentrification of the brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook and the way it is destroying the community

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Reality Unreeled: The Really Real Unreal Reality of Real Reality TV

Is reality television real? Is this the real life or is it just fantasy? Paper Tiger explores the social impact of stereotypes in this explosive and exploitative genre. The show features an interview with media critic, journalist and founder of Women in Media and News, Jennifer L. Pozner. Pozner explains the social, economic and cultural reality of reality TV. An interview with Robert Galinsky, founder of the New York Reality TV School, reveals how actors get trained how to act real and we try to make sense of all of those "Addicted to Beauty" posters through chats with random subway passengers. The show will premiere on July 28, 2010 as part of our series Double Trouble: Racism and Sexism in the Media on TimeWarner Ch34 and RCN Ch82 (Manhattan Neighborhood Network MNN) and at 3pm and 11pm on TimeWarner Ch34 and Cablevision Ch67 (Brooklyn Community Access Television BCAT)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Paper tiger Reads: U.S. Department of defense contracts

Live show featuring paper tiger reading the department of defense contracts for 2010

Friday, July 16, 2010

Play Me, I'm Yours

Conceptualized by British artist Luke Jerram, this public art installation, which has been touring the world since March 2008, challenges the norms of public space, encouraging strangers to socialize and explore their creativity.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Tuli Kupferberg Reads Sports Illustrated: In Honor of the Baseball Season

Poet and activist Tuki Kupferberg reflects on the publication Sports Illustrated. He discusses the sense of generating a "contained universe" separate from conventional reality in which idealization of the human form, the sadomasochism of competition and games in a class society are paradigms for war. Kupferberg goes on to point out the contradictory proliferation of alcohol related advertising within it's pages with it's obvious debilitating effect on motor skills and the central nervous system. A must see for all sports fans.

Tuli Kupferberg Reads Rolling Stone: Always Smile When You Give Them the Shaft

Tuli Kupferberg is an original Fug and publisher of underground comics, takes a deeper look at 80s mainstream pop with a reading of Rolling Stone magazine. American counter culture poet, author & publisher Tuli Kupferberg critically deconstructs Rolling Stone magazine, offering detailed perspectives on it's origin and founding and weighs in on Rolling Stone magazine topics such as commercial advertising and the cult of celebrity.

Friday, July 9, 2010

An Interview with Ron Scott at the Allied Media Conference, June 2010

Catch this snippet from a conversation with Ron Scott at the Allied Media Conference this past June, to get a glimpse into a massive mobilization for media justice that happens every year in Detroit!Ron Scott, a native of Detroit, co-founded the Motor Citys branch of the Black Panther Party, and now works with the Detroit Coalition Against Police Brutality and the Boggs Center. He has been to every Allied Media Conference since it started 12 years ago, and was invited to give the keynote address at the opening ceremony this year.The Allied Media Conference unites the worlds of media and communications, technology, education and social justice, providing a space to brainstorm innovative community organizing models. See what Ron Scott has to say about why he keeps coming back, and what he thinks is happening here to revolutionize the movement for media justice.Interview conducted by Sarah Lu and Nicole Hummel as part of the Radio Rootz workshop at the AMC. Thank you to Gabriel Duncan, Tani Ikeda, and the AMC for photos. Made by Nicole Hummel. ;Paper Tiger Productions!
July 2010

Monday, July 5, 2010

Paper Tiger Reads: 21st Century Working Woman

A feminist comedy show examining the representation of working women in mainstream media and the evolution of women's place in the workforce over the past 50 years with a special focus on contemporary women's issues.
Structured as a local news program featuring two female anchors (JC Wyatt and Tess McGill, formerly of Working Girl fame) this show uses slapstick comedy, man-on-the-street interviews, live music, kitschy camera techniques, big hair-dos and plenty of cribbed footage to examine a myriad of issues related to the contemporary working woman. Topics covered include the economic crisis of 2008, the current state of women in the workforce, a profiles Non-Traditional Employment for Women, a New York based non-profit that helps women enter the construction and building trades, and a creative critique of mainstream media representations of women working.
The live show also features special guest performer, the inimitable, glitter punk, accordion toting Mira Stroika singing her original song "Norman Rockwell," as well as a traditional Russian folk song and a beautiful rendition of Leonard Cohen's "Chelsea Hotel."
To view this show and more like it, go to

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Heroin Stamp Project

Heroin Stamp Project Opening Night

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

FrackAction Protest: Day of Action June 15, 2010

On June 15, 2010 protesters gathered outside of the Department of Environmental Conservation regional office in Long Island City and other locations state-wide to raise awareness about the dangers of hydro-fracking and to express support for the Englebright-Addabbo bill, which calls for a moratorium on permits for hydro-fracking until the federal Environmental Protection Agency completes extensive research into accidents and health hazards around the country linked to hydro-fracking. ;

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Gulf Oil Spill: PPTV interviews Jean Michel Cousteau @ Ocean Futures

Jean Michel Cousteau is the son of the great French sea explorer Jacque Cousteau. He founded Ocean Futures, one of the largest private conservation entities in USA. ;He is currently helping the Media, the US Government and the Oil industry in dealing the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. Check out his opinion on the current situation in the Gulf of Mexico in relation to dispersants, compensation and current regulatory system in the oil industry, together with clear propositions on what the future of Off Shore Oil drilling and consumption should be.

Gulf Oil SPill: PPTV interviews Jean Michel Cousteau @ Ocean Futures

Jean Michel Cousteau is the son of the great French sea explorer Jacque Cousteau. ;He founded Ocean Futures, one of the largest private conservation entities in USA.

Friday, June 25, 2010

PTTV streaming of GulfofMexico Oil spill June 22-24

Between June 22nd and 24th, PPTV paid tribute to the Gulf of MExico Disaster by streaming live from the BP website via our VLOG , 8 live digital videos of the leak taken by ;BP underwater cameras.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

PTTV streaming of GulfofMexico Oil spill June 22-24

Between June 22nd and 24th, PPTV paid tribute to the Gulf of MExico Disaster by streaming live from the BP website via our VLOG , 8 live digital videos of the leak taken by ;BP underwater cameras.

Hunger Strike for the DREAM Act

Introduced nearly a decade ago, the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act (DREAM Act) would offer a 6 year path to legalization for undocumented youth who came to this country before their 16th birthday and have since graduated from high school and are enrolled in college or in the military for a minimum of two years.

Living off water and salt, young strikers completed a 12 day hunger strike in front of Sen. Schumer's office in Manhattan. This was just one of the many direct actions taking place; students around the country have escalated their protests, risking arrests and deportation.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Right to the City - Press Conference and vacant condo tour

On Tuesday May 11th, 2010, Right to the City-New York City Alliance (RTTC-NYC) released a report documenting the thousands of vacant condos across New York City. People Without Housing and Housing Without People: A Count of Vacant Condos in Select NYC Neighborhoods." Followed by a walking tour around Manhattan showing off some of the vacant condos. ;

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Urban Environmentalism: DIY Living Green

Paper Tiger introduces you to New Yorkers who have found ways to live more sustainably through DIY environmentalism. The creative and unique projects of these city dwellers show how living in urban settings allows rather than hinders their ability to live a green lifestyle. This show features segments on worm composting as an alternative to contributing to landfill waste, reusable bags for green markets, food foraging walks with Wildman Steve Brill, and the monthly Really, Really Free markets in Manhattan hosted by the In Our Hearts Collective. As an extra bonus, there is also an archival piece about the thriving yet threatened Lower East Side community gardens, documenting the residents struggle to save their gardens from the wrath of Mayor Giulianis gentrifying bulldozers. The show also includes a studio conversation between community members discussing how environmentalism, through resourcefulness and perseverance, can become a part of everyone's urban routine.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

The NYC Anarchist Book Fair 2010

New York City, a center of anarchist life, culture, struggle, and ideas for 150 years, hosted its 4th annual NYC Anarchist Book Fair, a one-day exposition of books, zines, pamphlets, art, film/video, and other cultural and very political productions of the anarchist scene worldwide, on April 17, 2010, at Judson Memorial Church in Manhattan.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Protest at Penn Station on May 4th

The Keep America Coalition and transit workers in solidarity with New York City Student Union, Brooklyn Tech's Progressive Student Awareness, the Working Families Party, and many other community groups from across the nation protested last week to

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Artist Protest

For decades, parks in New York have provided a safe refuge for artists to sell their work. Just stroll down through Battery Park or Union Square on any given day and you have a chance to support these struggling artists. A new rule proposed by the Department of Parks and Recreation would limit

Friday, April 23, 2010

Green Dot Program-Interpersonal Violence Prevention

Paper Tiger headed out to New Jersey to work with a group of high school students to create a PSA to help prevent interpersonal violence.

Friday, April 16, 2010

You didn't see it on TV

We are into our seventh year of the Iraq War with no end in sight. How come we did not see this coming? This short shows us that plenty of people knew exactly where the war was heading before it happened- the power of one camera reminds us.

You didn't see it on TV

We are into our seventh year of the Iraq War with no end in sight. How come we did not see this coming? This short shows us that plenty of people knew exactly where the war was heading before it happened- the power of one camera reminds us.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Surveilling Surveillance: Melissa Goodman

How has the U.S. government's approach to domestic surveillance changed in recent years? And, how does it affect our rights as individuals? Paper Tiger talked to ACLU lawyer Melissa Goodman about issues of security, technology, privacy and freedom.

Part of our in-the-works show on the cultural and political ramifications of modern-day surveillance.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Domestic Violence PSA

Every year Paper Tiger Television and Domestic Abuse & Sexual Assault
Intervention Services team up with High School students to create a PSA.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The Right to the City Alliance Makes Demands

What would New York City be like if everyone had...

Housing that was safe and affordable?
Public space that was truly public?
Local governance that was representative and powerful?
Jobs that were good and available?

We know, its hard to imagine.
But that's why the Right to the City Alliance brought together dozens of
community groups from throughout the five boroughs to visualize a
better City and flesh out demands and build a movement to make it
happen. On Thursday, February 11th, the Alliance presented the Right to the City
platform, cultivated from months of radically democratic thinking. New
York City has been the playground of the wealthy for far too long --
its time for the people to take back the power!

Paper Tiger screened our new documentary on the RTTC movement.
Dr. David Harvey, Distinguished Professor, CUNY and Dr. Peter Marcuse,
Professor Emeritus, Columbia University were special guests, representatives
from RTTC partner organizations presented on a panel, and 250 community members
showed up for this inspiring event.

WHERE: CUNY Graduate Center

WHEN: Thursday, February 11th, 2010 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Friday, February 26, 2010

Left Forum 2010

The Left Forum is coming back to New York City!
Join this great event with stellar speakers and breathtaking panels this year march 19-21 and watch this little commercial...

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Art of the New York Street Art Takeover 2

This piece looks at some of the artwork that was on display during this fall's New York Street Art Takeover 2. Look out for the full story coming soon!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Interview with Jill Magid

Paper Tiger interview with artist and author Jill Magid about her work that touches on the topics of surveillance, power and intimacy. This excerpt is part of our upcoming show on surveillance culture- Surveilling Surveillance.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Media Blanks Out on Health Care Reform DEJA VU!!!

In 1994 Paper Tiger outlined the major problems with the healthcare system-- feel like you are living in a time warp? Bonus points for those who can spot the difference between 1994 and 2010. Hint it rhymes with "older ads"

What's the score on the healthcare reform card? Our tally says Health Insurance Companies - 1, Health Care Coverage - 0. Players from Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR), Health Care We Gotta Have It, labor unions and others give the play-by-play on how the administration went to bat for the big business of the health insurance industry, how the mainstream media declared it safe and how the Single-Payer national health care option got fouled out of the debate. Paper Tiger Production 1994.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Class Dismissed

In memory of Howard Zinn Paper Tiger TV is showing today a part of the show, which was produced 2004:
Our beloved Howard Zinn died today of a heart attack in Los Angeles; he was 87. What a huge loss, for us as progressives, as human beings who care about the world and about how people are treated.

How lucky we were, to share this world and this time with him; he always offered a perspective that included telling the truth, humor, and hope.

"If we do act, in however small a way, we don't have to wait for some grand Utopian future. The future is an infinite succession of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory." --Howard Zinn