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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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  • Police Attack Medical Staff In Occupy Gezi Protests in Istanbul

    Police Attack Medical Staff In Occupy Gezi Protests in Istanbul

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  • VIDEO REPORT: Inside Istanbul’s Taksim Square Protesters Remain Despite Police Attacks

    VIDEO REPORT: Inside Istanbul’s Taksim Square Protesters Remain Despite Police Attacks

    In this video report filed from inside Taksim Square, independent journalist Brandon Jourdan brings us the voices of union members and others who have continued to join in the protest that began nine days ago and has continued despite police violence that has left thousands injured. Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan is set to return to the country today after being silent so far about the biggest anti-government rallies in decades. http://www.democracynow.org/embed/blog/2013/6/6/video_report_inside_istanbuls_taksim_square_protesters_remain_despite_police_attacks

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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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  • Egyptian Winter: A New Short Documentary

    Egyptian Winter: A New Short Documentary

    Two years after the revolution in Egypt began, unrest continues across the country as the political and economic situation worsens. As the current government consolidates its power, the demands of the revolution may seem further away than ever. Still the revolution has opened up new spaces for political action, spurring public debate on issues that have gone unacknowledged and unresolved for too long. This short documentary looks at some of the reasons motivating revolutionaries to keep taking the streets, the […]

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