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At least 1,500 people took to the streets in Oakland after the grand jury decision in Missouri on Monday not to indict Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Protesters blocked freeway I-580 at multiple locations, broke the windows of banks, set small fires, threw bottles at police, and looted a chain grocery store near the Oakland police station.
This week we bring you an exclusive report on the pandemic that’s infecting the globe. Insurrecto-Riotosis. The first wave of the pandemic was reported in the city of Nantes in France following the police murder of 21 year old eco-defender Rémi Fraisse.
This contagion quickly spread to Belgium where 100,000 peeps hit the streets in Brussels to show their anger to a proposed package of austerity cuts.
In Mexico, insurrecto-riotisis is quickly turning into a full-fledged pandemic, as protests demanding the safe return of 43 students kidnapped on September 26th continue to escalate dramatically.
Also, Wal-Mart employees in Los Angeles staged their first-ever sit-down strike against the mammoth retail giant.
And all over Turtles Island, a massive fight-back against sexual violence and rape culture has blown up over social media.
On the music break, a killer mash up of Keny Arkana’s “La Rage” by DAM.
And this week we feature an interview with Andalusia Knoll, a journalist with the autonomous media collective “Subversiones” who breaks down the who, when, what, why, how of the insurrection in Mexico.
Ferguson revolutionary community organizer Reign speaking on white supremacy in Missouri & police, tickets, and jail.
November 19, 2014, St. Louis, MO
This week, we look at the fierce militant protests against Columbus Day by the indigenous Mapuche nation in so called Chile. Also the uncompromising resistance of Normalista students who have nearly brought the Mexican government to its knees, as they demand the safe return of their 43 kidnapped comrades. In Kobane we learn how an anarchist inspired Kurdish liberation movement has kicked out ISIS out of their liberated zone, and it was done with the efforts of the women’s brigade of the YPJ. On the music break Philippino MC Bambu with Rocky Rivera with their working class anthem, “Rent Money.” Finally we interview Maude from Tache D’Huile about the troubling practice of oil companies to ship their dirty fuels by train.
Political struggles over the future of Turkey have left the country profoundly divided. Former prime minister, now president, Tayyip Erdogan, has fueled the growing polarization through his authoritarian response to protests, his large-scale urban development projects, his religious social conservatism, and most recently, through his complicity in the Islamic State's war against the Kurdish people in Northern Syria. In the year after the Gezi uprising, protests continue against the government's urban redevelopment plans, against police repression, in response to repression of the Kurdish and Alevi populations, and in honor of the martyrs that lost their lives as a result of the uprising. Most recently angry protests and riots have spread across the country in solidarity with the Kurdish people's protection units fighting against the Islamic State in Kobane, Rojava. This film chronicles a year of uprisings, resistance and repression since the Gezi uprising in Turkey.
An in depth look at the events that unfolded in Ferguson, Missouri following the police murder of Michael Brown, a black teenager. Also features an exclusive interview with former Black Panther, Ashanti Alston, about the state of black “America”, abolishing penile power and taking care of your peeps in the muthafuckin resistance.
More analysis on the Ferguson insurrection here.
Soon thousands of folks will be hoping on buses heading to New York for the "Biggest Most Important Climate Change Protest in History". Every year or 2 someone makes this claim in the lead up to a protest and it rarely lives up to the hype. I wish they were always accurate and every protest could make this claim with an avalanche of ever increasing dissent that actually changes things, but alas, it just ain't so. Unfortunatly even if it is "the largest" what will be accomplished? Will the hard workin' nose to the grind stone regular folks who can't afford to pay attention to such things ever know what happened? How can you sway popular opinion when the masses don't know anything occured? It's partially the fault of mainstream media, partially the falt of alternative media and partialy the fault of a system that indoctrinates wage slaves from very early in life to believe the best they can do to make change in the world is to pick a team, red or blue; stick by their team their whole lives regardless of the teams post game antics. Regardless of whether the team gives a shit about the fans it blinds with false patriotism.
Listen to the who show here
More on the subject of Violence vs NonViolence
Posted to uneditedmedia.com Fargo, North Dakota and Moorheed Minnesota “Stand With Ferguson & Mike Brown: End Police Brutality” On August 19th, 2014, a week and a half after the protests in Ferguson began, 70 people stood on a bridge connecting Moorhead, MN, to Fargo, ND, at #solidarity rally for Micheal Brown. The held signs some reading: “I …
I can’t remember getting up, or getting ready to go, but I remember getting there. The rally was set at bowling green park. You know, the park with the big wall street bull pictured on the flyer? I arrived to the rally and general assembly just in time to see the rally folks setting up this tiny PA. They had a line of their speakers next to the mic. I went into police liaison mode, and tried to check in with my co-police liaison. We’d chosen two at that meeting, and I was little rusty.
October 2013 the Royal Canadian Mounted Police descended on a peaceful anti-fracking protest led by the Mi’kmaq of Elsipogtog and their allies. In this film the voices of some of the people involved in the anti-fracking movement talk about what happened and why they took the stand against hydraulic fracturing and how the heavy handed police response has affected their people.
This week on “It’s the end of the World as We know it and I feel fine” we bring you a round up of news from the muthafrackin resistance. Starting with the shooting of three cops from the Canadian Mounted po-po and a look at its colonial history. Followed up by the FIFA world cup riots, the successful defense of Can Vies, an anarchist social space in Barcelona. And wrapping it up with the resignation of Subcomandante Marcos from the Zapatista Army of National Liberation.
Music break: Hard beats and solid decolonizing rhymes by Shining Soul.
Our featured guest this week is Z, an anarchist from Sao Paolo Brazil, who tells us the who, what, when, where of the anti-World Cup Resistance.
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We Once had a Dream Called Occupy Wall Street #6:
I’m looking back, you know? Sometimes it’s clear, and sometimes, the haze settles on a little too thick two recall. The past, though, the recalling of it keeps following me. So I feel I need to keep working on this, even if I never finish it. First, the person who suggested the General Assembly, wasn’t named John, he was named Isham. I recently got the “Okay” to use his name, and by recently, I mean months ago. Now, I want to note that all the important people of OWS were not at that meeting. By important I mean most of the self-described founders, and makers, every book seller—the grabers, micahs, justine’s, and justins. Everyone who seemingly catapulted themselves into some sort of notoriety wasn’t at that meeting. And maybe that doesn’t matter. I don’t think a meeting starts a movement, shit I don’t even think the internet starts a movement. I sort of always fall back to the people, and at least at that time, the people, weren’t those people.
Excerpt from “Street Politics 101” that retells the story of MayDay 2012 during the raucous student strike of that year.
Re-released for the 4th year anniversary of the BP Oil Spill, for the 1st time available as 1 file; Kindra's Window follows the lives of Kindra Arnesen and family from Hurricane Katrina through the BP Oil Disaster from their perspective in Venice Louisiana; first land fall of Katrina and closest populated land mass to the Deep Water Horizon site.
Gulf Coast Disasters, long removed from the news cycle, are eating away at the livelihoods and patriotism of those left behind to deal with the front lines of the environmental and economic terrorism that is the legacy of our government.
The disaster is ongoing; the experience is relevant to all those in the cross hairs of man made extraction based environmental disasters.
Kindra's Window (rough cut) perspective on gulf coast disaster
premiered April 19th 2011 @ N.O.Space
If you would like a screening copy just let me know.
Hundreds of thousands of protesters protested against government imposed austerity measures in Madrid, Spain.
Shortly after dark, protesters and police clashed in central Madrid.
Cast: brandon jourdan
This short documentary tells the story of the uprising in Bosnia and Herzegovina that started in early February 2014. Since February 5 2014, protests have swept across Bosnia and Herzegovina. The protests were started by workers from five factories in northern city of Tuzla: Dita, Polihem, Poliolhem, GUMARA and Konjuh. The factories had been privatized, bankrupted and stripped of assets, leaving the workers with large debts, no salaries, no health care and no benefits.
1. Warming up police intelligence
2. A hungry man is an angry man
3. Farm land not airports
4. Vintage riot porn: The battle for Narita
5. Bosnia burns
6. Bilbao welcomes the IMF
7. African migrants bum rush fortress Europe
8. Brujeria: La Migra
9. Breaking down the riots in Venezuela