1. Neighbor by Neighbor: Mobilizing an Invisible Community in Lewiston, ME


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    In the summer of 2004, the Mayor of Lewiston, Maine announced a plan to develop a four-lane boulevard across downtown’s low-income neighborhood. The project was going to displace 850 people from their homes as well as destroy playgrounds, vegetable gardens, and historic buildings. As tragic as the circumstances were, the threat of a road destroying the neighborhood required residents to rise to the challenge of becoming community organizers and resist the city's plan. This movie documents 5 years of development and community organizing in Lewiston, Maine. It reveals the strategies, the mistakes, the prejudices, the lessons… all of the difficult stuff that makes up the political process – the act of making decisions and setting policy together.

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    • "Fight Back, Fight AIDS: 15 Years of ACT UP" (2002) 76:00


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      Over the span of its 15-year history, ACT UP (the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) has helped to transform the world's consciousness about HIV and AIDS, and made activism a vital part of the LGBT political landscape. Comprehensively documented by media activists and video collectives, the bold strategies, media savvy, and decidedly queer wit of ACT.UP remains a fresh source of inspiration to today's artists and activists through the invaluable trove of images sampled in this dynamic program of AIDS activist video. | MIX Nov 2002 NYC | In 1987 with AIDS deaths in the thousands and government policy still criminally indifferent, activists formed ACT.UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) with the sentiment "turn anger, fear, and grief into action". James Wentzy's documentary Fight Back, Fight AIDS: 15 Years of ACT.UP uses archive footage of speeches, demonstrations and ACT.UP meetings as it follows the group's imaginative, inspiring and in-your-face campaigning over 15 years. Deploying increasingly bold tactics such as demonstrations, civil disobedience, die-ins and political funerals, ACT.UP has addressed issues including more research funding, quicker drug testing, AIDS prevention education, government intervention, and most recently, measures to combat the disease in Africa. | BERLINALE PANORAMA | In March 1987, the first AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) event took place on Wall Street. In the 15 years since the protest that shut down the world's financial center, ACT UP has been at the forefront of public awareness. Their demonstrations, die-ins, political funerals, marches, and speeches were key in propelling issues related to HIV/AIDS into major political and international topics. ACT UP member and AIDS video activist James Wentzy has constructed a vivid compilation documentary with Fight Back, Fight AIDS: 15 Years of ACT UP. The powerful clips depict the multiple bold events that ACT UP has staged, including: the inspiring First ACT UP action on Wall Street protesting the profiteering of the pharmaceutical companies that made AIDS-related drugs; National Nine Days of Rage, in which more than 50 ACT UP chapters congregated on the New York state capital to protest AIDS policies (or the lack thereof) involving IV drug use, homophobia, people of color, women, prison programs, and children with AIDS; and intense coverage of political funerals of ACT UP and affinity group The Marys, which included carrying an open coffin from Washington Square to the New York Republican Party headquarters on West 43rd Street, as well as an open casket political funeral in front of the White House. With fierce images and speeches, including many poignant ones by film historian and ACT UP pioneer Vito Russo, Fight Back, Fight AIDS is a dynamic alternative historical record of the queer political landscape, HIV/AIDS, and AIDS activist video. | TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL | scenarios and transcription, reviews, past screenings: http://www.actupny.org/video student, artistry non-profit usage: please include Attribution corporate/institutional distribution: http://cart.frameline.org/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=T570

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      • Tape 2 Anna and Indra Hi 8mm Solsbury Hill road protest


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        • "Resolving Energy Policy Dilemmas in an Age of Carbon Constraints" - 2014 Freebairn Lecture in Public Policy


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          Presented by Professor Ross Garnaut AO Australian energy policy is faced by several immense challenges all at once: changes in international energy markets driven by economic growth and structural change in Asian developing countries and unconventional gas technologies in North America, Australia and elsewhere; increasing global awareness of and action on the climate change implications of increased use of fossil fuels; huge increases in Australian domestic gas and electricity prices absolutely and relative to other countries; and a crisis in the system of regulating prices in electricity transmission and distribution. The lecture suggests an economically rational response to the challenges, involving interaction among policies on electricity price regulation, climate change, gas development and foreign trade. It draws attention to political barriers to implementing policies that support growth in Australian incomes on a sustained basis, and to problems that are likely to arise for Australian energy producers if they get what they seek on the replacement of carbon pricing by ”Direct Action”. Professor Ross Garnaut AO is a Professorial Research Fellow in Economics at the University of Melbourne (since 2008). Earlier at the Australian National University he was Distinguished Professor of Economics (2007-13) and before that longstanding Head of the Division of Economics in the Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies. He has been awarded the degrees honoris causa of Doctor of Letters, from the Australian National University and Doctor of Science from the University of Sydney. He is an Honorary Professor of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and of Renmin University, a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences, a Distinguished Fellow of the Australian Economics Society and a Distinguished Life Member of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society. He has been Chairman of the Australian Centre for International Economic Research (1994-2000) and Trustee (2003-6) and Chairman (2006-10) of the International Food Policy research Institute. He was the senior economic policy official in Papua New Guinea’s Department of Finance in the years straddling Independence in 1975, principal economic adviser to Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke, and Australian Ambassador to China. Professor Garnaut is the author of numerous books, monographs and articles in scholarly journals on international economics, public finance and economic development, particularly in relation to East Asia and the Southwest Pacific. Recent books include The Great Crash of 2008 (with David Llewellyn Smith, Melbourne University Publishing, 2009) and Dog Days: Australia After the Boom (BlackInc, 2013). He is the author of a number of influential reports to Government, including Australia and the Northeast Asian Ascendancy (Australian Government Publishing 1989), The Garnaut Climate Change Review (Cambridge University Press 2008) and The Garnaut Review 2011: Australia and the Global Response to Climate Change (Cambridge University Press 2011).

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          • Peter Tatchell Talk


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            Political and Social Activist Peter Tatchell gives an inspiring talk on campaigning, direct action and the media to students and staff at Lesoco Waterloo, 12th March 2014.

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            • Targeting Activists: Political Repression


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              Targeting Activists: Political Repression and What You Can Do About It! - Lauren Regan- Executive Director, Civil Liberties Defense Center 2013 Law and Disorder Conference Portland, Oregon Over time activists defending the environment and non-human species have been targeted and infiltrated by the government. Learn about their cases and how you can help. This presentation will focus on U.S.-held Political Prisoners from the earth and animal liberation movements.

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              • Safe Chemicals Act/TSCA Reform Panel Discussion at New Living


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                This is a discussion about the implications of TSCA Reform and the Safe Chemicals Act. The panelist give you an idea of what it means and how you can take action. This lively community discussion took place at New Living on August 11th. Moderated by Jennifer Touchet, of New Living, the panelist included: Lora-Marie Bernard - Executive Director of the US Green Building Council for the Texas Gulf Coast Region Anne Robertson - Board Member for Healthy Child, Healthy World Sara Speer Selber - Founder of BuildClean Dr. Matthew Tejada - Executive Director of Air Alliance Houston These four panelist each bring a different and unique perspective to the legislation.

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                • On Civil Disobedience (GWTV, 2010/10/06)


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                  Frustrated about how talk and more talk never seems to change anything? We explore in this show some more strenuous ways of attacking problems in our society. (Yes, the title echoes Henry David Thoreau - http://thoreau.eserver.org/civil.html ) Our guests: local activists Ben Browning and Ray Hill (citizen provocateur and host of http://ThePrisonShow.org ); call-in guests Scott Parkin (Rainforest Action - http://ran.org ) and Diane Wilson (CodePink - http://codepink4peace.org ) - native Texans all. This originally aired on Public Access TV in Houston, October 6, 2010 (local cable and the world wide web). Produced at Houston Media Source (http://www.hmstv.org ), where you can watch streaming video 24-7 via internet. Greenwatch TV has done fortnightly shows for ten years now. Catch us LIVE 8:30-9:30 PM Central US time every other Wednesday. Sponsored by Harris County Green Party (http://www.hcgp.org ).

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                  • Uneditedmedia recording of liveshow: Covers 04/01-15/13 Features interview with Angie from "We Love our Land"


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                    Recording of Uneditedmedia's biweekly live show. Covers last 2 weeks of coverage. 1st segment on Nokxl rally in Fargo, ND. 2nd Lockdown at Enbridge office in Bemidji, MN Features interview with Angie, woman who locked down at Enbridge Energy's office.

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                    • "Green is the New Red" Lecture at the University of Southern Maine || WILL POTTER


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                      The University of Southern Maine Criminology Department presents: "Green is the New Red: Activism is Not Terrorism" - A lecture by journalist Will Potter. Recorded November 14, 2011 Introduction by Dusan Bjelic Find Green is the New Red, Potter's book, and Potter himself, online: http://www.greenisthenewred.com/blog http://www.facebook.com/greenisthenewred http://twitter.com/will_potter

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