• Belgium on Strike: December 15, 2014

    On December 15, 2014, a 24-hour general strike brought Belgium to a standstill as trade unions shutdown airports, trains, ports, highways, shops, factories, schools and government offices. The strike was the first general strike in Belgium since 1993 and was part of wave of actions against the latest austerity polices of the centre-right government, headed by Prime Minister Charles Michel, who took office in October.

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  • NYC 12/04/14: Shut It Down For Eric Garner

    On December 4th, 2014, thousands of protesters shutdown large parts of New York City including the Holland Tunnel, the West Side Highway, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Manhattan Bridge, the Franklin D. Roosevelt East River Drive, Times Square and the Lincoln Tunnel to protest a grand jury and prosecutor’s failure to indict the police for killing Eric Garner. The protests began at 5:30 PM and lasted until almost 3:00AM. By the end of the night, there were over 200 arrests. This […]

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  • Protest For Michael Brown: Black Friday In San Francisco 2014

    On November 28, 2014, protesters took to the streets of San Francisco to voice their collective anger with the lack of a trial in the shooting of Michael Brown. After attempting to disrupt the tree lighting ceremony at Union Square, the demonstrators clashed with police and targeted corporate businesses and upscale restaurants throughout downtown San Francisco and the Mission District. Along with protesting police violence, the demonstrators also highlighted their dissatisfaction with the gentrification of the Mission. In the process […]

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  • After Gezi: Erdoğan And Political Struggle In Turkey

    Political struggles over the future of Turkey have left the country profoundly divided. Former Prime Minister, now President, Tayyip Erdogan, has fueled 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 […]

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  • Pieces of Madrid

    En Español: vimeo.com/93192320 This short documentary explores ongoing resistance and self-organization in the midst of the economic and social crisis in Madrid, Spain. As social conditions continue to deteriorate across the country, people have been turning to the streets and to each other to find for solutions to the crisis. This film tells a story of the massive mobilization that saw millions of people converge on Madrid on March 22nd 2014, the story of the proliferation of social centers, community […]

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  • Global Uprisings Documentary: Bosnia and Herzegovina in Spring

    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. The protests culminated on February 7, […]

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  • Global Uprisings Conference Interview # 3: More Business As Usual with Paul Mattick

    The following interview was conducted in December 2013 at Paul Mattick Jr’s home in Brooklyn, NY. Paul Mattick Jr. (born 1944) is a Marxist theorist and philosopher.  This is the third in a series of interviews conducted with participants from the Global Uprisings conference, that occurred during the weekend of November 15-17th, 2013.  The transcript of this interview was done by Nick Terpolilli and edited by Jerome Roos.   Brandon Jourdan (Global Uprisings): So looking now at this period of time since we […]

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  • GLOBAL UPRISINGS / Event De Balie Amsterdam

    GLOBAL UPRISINGS / Event De Balie Amsterdam

    GLOBAL UPRISINGS The Stories, Ideas and Future of Uprisings around the World FREE ENTRY, LIMITED CAPACITY VIEW PROGRAM De Balie, Amsterdam (The Netherlands) November 15-17, 2013   No more tickets available? No problem… Due to the size of the room, the closing sessions are the only  events that need tickets. These sessions will be only a small part of this enormous event. They will be live streamed in De Balie and in other spaces in Amsterdam. All daytime sessions on […]

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  • Taksim Commune: Gezi Park And The Uprising In Turkey

    By Brandon Jourdan and Marianne Maeckelbergh This short documentary tells the story of the occupation of Gezi Park, the eviction on July 15, 2013, and the protests that have continued in the aftermath. It includes interviews with many participants and footage never before seen. Since the end of May 2013, political unrest has swept across Turkey. In Istanbul, a large part of the central Beyoğlu district became a battle zone for three consecutive weeks with conflicts continuing afterward. So far […]

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  • Vio.Me: Self-Organization in Greece

    The workers at the Vio.Me. Factory in Thessaloniki, Greece have quickly grown into a symbol of self-management internationally. After going on strike and occupying their factory, on February 12, 2013 they re-opened the factory and started production under worker’s control. For many, the factory represents a new potential way forward for unemployed workers in Greece – seizing the means of production, running factories without bosses, producing only goods that are needed, and distributing them through solidarity networks. “Every extra profit […]

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  • Lisbon Calling: November 14th in Portugal

    On November 14th 2012, thousands of people took to the streets of Portugal as part of a European wide general strike. Until recently, the International Monetary Fund held Portugal as an ideal example of the effectiveness of austerity policies, but today, its economy is heading in the same direction as Greece and Spain. This short documentary details the week of the November 14th strike in Lisbon and the events surrounding it. Watch YouTube Version By Brandon Jourdan, Luhuna Carvalho, and […]

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  • Greece’s Uncertain Future

    This short documentary looks at the current social crisis in Greece, the growth of alternative economies, general strikes, and the rise of the anti-fascist movement in response to violent attacks by the far-right. After six years of recession, the situation in Greece is growing increasingly dark. As the unemployment rate continues to rise and salaries continue to drop, the country has descended into an increasingly unpredictable situation. Watch YouTube Version Donate to Anti-Fascist Arrestees By Brandon Jourdan and Marianne Maeckelbergh

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  • Belgium on Strike: December 15, 2014

    Belgium on Strike: December 15, 2014

    On December 15, 2014, a 24-hour general strike brought Belgium to a standstill as trade unions shutdown airports, trains, ports, highways, shops, factories, schools and government offices. The strike was the first general strike in Belgium since 1993 and was part of wave of actions against the latest austerity polices of the centre-right government, headed by Prime Minister Charles Michel, who took office in October.

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  • After Gezi: Erdoğan And Political Struggle In Turkey

    After Gezi: Erdoğan And Political Struggle In Turkey

    Political struggles over the future of Turkey have left the country profoundly divided. Former Prime Minister, now President, Tayyip Erdogan, has fueled 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 […]

    Continue reading »

  • Pieces of Madrid

    Pieces of Madrid

    En Español: vimeo.com/93192320 This short documentary explores ongoing resistance and self-organization in the midst of the economic and social crisis in Madrid, Spain. As social conditions continue to deteriorate across the country, people have been turning to the streets and to each other to find for solutions to the crisis. This film tells a story of the massive mobilization that saw millions of people converge on Madrid on March 22nd 2014, the story of the proliferation of social centers, community […]

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  • Global Uprisings Documentary: Bosnia and Herzegovina in Spring

    Global Uprisings Documentary: Bosnia and Herzegovina in Spring

    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. The protests culminated on February 7, […]

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  • Taksim Commune: Gezi Park And The Uprising In Turkey

    Taksim Commune: Gezi Park And The Uprising In Turkey

    By Brandon Jourdan and Marianne Maeckelbergh This short documentary tells the story of the occupation of Gezi Park, the eviction on July 15, 2013, and the protests that have continued in the aftermath. It includes interviews with many participants and footage never before seen. Since the end of May 2013, political unrest has swept across Turkey. In Istanbul, a large part of the central Beyoğlu district became a battle zone for three consecutive weeks with conflicts continuing afterward. So far […]

    Continue reading »

  • Vio.Me: Self-Organization in Greece

    Vio.Me: Self-Organization in Greece

    The workers at the Vio.Me. Factory in Thessaloniki, Greece have quickly grown into a symbol of self-management internationally. After going on strike and occupying their factory, on February 12, 2013 they re-opened the factory and started production under worker’s control. For many, the factory represents a new potential way forward for unemployed workers in Greece – seizing the means of production, running factories without bosses, producing only goods that are needed, and distributing them through solidarity networks. “Every extra profit […]

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  • Global Uprisings Conference Interview # 3: More Business As Usual with Paul Mattick

    Global Uprisings Conference Interview # 3: More Business As Usual with Paul Mattick

    The following interview was conducted in December 2013 at Paul Mattick Jr’s home in Brooklyn, NY. Paul Mattick Jr. (born 1944) is a Marxist theorist and philosopher.  This is the third in a series of interviews conducted with participants from the Global Uprisings conference, that occurred during the weekend of November 15-17th, 2013.  The transcript of this interview was done by Nick Terpolilli and edited by Jerome Roos.   Brandon Jourdan (Global Uprisings): So looking now at this period of time since we […]

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  • Global Uprisings Conference Interview #2: Paul Mason on Economics and Revolt

    Global Uprisings Conference Interview #2: Paul Mason on Economics and Revolt

    Paul Mason is a British journalist and broadcaster. He is the current Culture and Digital Editor of Channel 4 News, having previously been economics editor of BBC2′s Newsnight. He is the author of several acclaimed books including Meltdown: The End of the Age of Greed, Live Working or Die Fighting: How the Working Class Went Global, and Why It’s Still Kicking Off Everywhere: The New Global Revolutions. He is also a visiting professor at the University of Wolverhampton. The following […]

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  • Global Uprisings Conference Interview #1: Fighting Sexual Assault in Egypt

    Global Uprisings Conference Interview #1: Fighting Sexual Assault in Egypt

    Mariam Kirollos is an Egyptian feminist activist and a human rights defender based in Cairo. Mariam is one of the founding members of Operation Anti-Sexual Harassment/Assault (OpAntiSH), a group that is combatting the growing problem of sexual harassment and collective sexual assaults/rapes against women during protests. The group patrols the streets during protests and fights off men as they attempt to encircle and assault women. The group also provides legal and medical support and follow-up care to girls and women […]

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  • David Harvey in Athens

    David Harvey in Athens

    David Harvey is the Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Geography at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY). His work has contributed greatly to broad social and political debate; most recently he has been credited with restoring social class and Marxist methods as serious methodological tools in the critique of global capitalism. He is a leading proponent of the idea of the right to the city, as well as a member of the Interim Committee for […]

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  • Paul Mattick: The Decline in the Rate of Profit

    Paul Mattick: The Decline in the Rate of Profit

    This is an exert from an interview with Marxist theorist and philosopher Paul Mattick Jr. He is author of several books and journal articles. His recents works include Business As Usual: The Economic Crisis and the Failure of Capitalism, an excellent short read on the economic crisis. He is the son of council communist theoreticians Paul Mattick Sr. (1904-1981) and Ilse Mattick (1919-2009).

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  • Paul Mattick: Keynesian Economics

    Paul Mattick: Keynesian Economics

    This is an exert from an interview with Marxist theorist and philosopher Paul Mattick Jr. He is author of several books and journal articles. His recents works include Business As Usual: The Economic Crisis and the Failure of Capitalism, an excellent short read on the economic crisis. He is the son of council communist theoreticians Paul Mattick Sr. (1904-1981) and Ilse Mattick (1919-2009).

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    22M: Madrid Protests on March 22, 2014

    Hundreds of thousands of protesters protested against government imposed austerity measures in Madrid, Spain. Shortly after dark, protesters and police clashed in central Madrid.

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  • Global Uprisings Conference Interview #2: Paul Mason on Economics and Revolt

    Global Uprisings Conference Interview #2: Paul Mason on Economics and Revolt

    Paul Mason is a British journalist and broadcaster. He is the current Culture and Digital Editor of Channel 4 News, having previously been economics editor of BBC2′s Newsnight. He is the author of several acclaimed books including Meltdown: The End of the Age of Greed, Live Working or Die Fighting: How the Working Class Went Global, and Why It’s Still Kicking Off Everywhere: The New Global Revolutions. He is also a visiting professor at the University of Wolverhampton. The following […]

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  • Global Uprisings Conference Interview #1: Fighting Sexual Assault in Egypt

    Global Uprisings Conference Interview #1: Fighting Sexual Assault in Egypt

    Mariam Kirollos is an Egyptian feminist activist and a human rights defender based in Cairo. Mariam is one of the founding members of Operation Anti-Sexual Harassment/Assault (OpAntiSH), a group that is combatting the growing problem of sexual harassment and collective sexual assaults/rapes against women during protests. The group patrols the streets during protests and fights off men as they attempt to encircle and assault women. The group also provides legal and medical support and follow-up care to girls and women […]

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  • Global Uprisings Conference:  Full Program

    Global Uprisings Conference: Full Program

        This is the full program for events taking place at De Balie. The conference includes many other events at spaces around the city starting Wednesday 13 November. For more information on these other events please see the “additional program” below. Information about all events will be available at De Balie throughout the weekend. DAY ONE: Friday 15 November 2013: 20.00-22.00 Welcome from Stichting Democratie en Media with an introduction and short film from the makers of the globaluprisings.org […]

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  • Taksim Commune Playing on Free Speech TV

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    Our latest film, Taksim Commune: Gezi Park and the Uprising in Turkey, will play on Free Speech TV. Free Speech TV is an independent, 24-hour television network and multi-platform digital news source with news, stories and perspectives you won’t find anywhere else. A non-profit, public interest network, FSTV is publically supported by its viewers and by philanthropic foundations. Television broadcasts are commercial-free. Free Speech TV reaches 30 million U.S. homes on DISH Network Channel 9415, DirecTV Channel 348 and over […]

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  • Police Attack Medical Staff In Occupy Gezi Protests in Istanbul

    Police Attack Medical Staff In Occupy Gezi Protests in Istanbul

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