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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 / 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

    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

    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

    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

    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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