1. Occupy Wall Street: One Year Later


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    From Sept 15-17th Occupy Wall Street gathered in lower Manhattan to commemorate one full year of actions. The three days were broken up into a day of education, a day of celebration, and a day of liberation. Occupy Wall Street participants used the anniversary to show that they are still active, organizing actions everyday all across the city. Those in attendance made clear that their movement is far from over.

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    • Interview with Keith Mann


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      Interview recorded in London in June 2009. The ALF - Animal Liberation Front - is a movement of people aiming to liberate animals. Its activists are often called 'extremists' or 'terrorists' although no harm to any living being has ever been caused by them. Here, former ALF activist Keith Mann talks openly about how a higher moral law led him to take action against laws defending useless cruelty, animal abuse and human ignorance - all of which very often are done in the name of progress, science, fashion, entertainment and diet. Using animals is an integral part of the system we live in - but does it mean that it is right ?... and that we can't change it?

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      • Occupied Berkeley: The Taking Of Wheeler Hall (edit)


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        NOTE: This video is copyrighted by Brandon Jourdan and David Martinez. Individual use is freely permitted but any institution, governmental or otherwise, must contact the filmmakers and receive permission before screening, viewing, or usage in any way. On November 20th, 2009 students occupied Wheeler Hall at the University of California, Berkeley campus. They locked themselves into the second floor of the building and called for an end to the continued fee increases, the re-hiring of laid-off workers, and other demands stemming from the University's ongoing assault on the very nature of a public education. Before long hundreds and then thousands of supporters had gathered outside the building to support the occupiers, forming picket lines and challenging the police at every opportunity. All exits to Wheeler Hall were blockaded by supporters to prevent the occupiers from being arrested, while inside the police hammered the barricaded doors and threatened the students with arrests, beatings, and felonies. However, after twelve hours of occupation it had become clear that the University had to back down. If the UC police had attempted to drag the student activists out of the building a riot surely would have ensued, and the police were forced to allow the occupiers to walk out into the cheering crowd after only being cited with misdemeanors. While their specific demands were not met, students are hailing this as a major victory, the first round in a new movement for free education and in opposition to the government's policies of forced austerity and privatization.

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        • The Sculpture of Exception: The Black Bloc Installation at the Toronto G20


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          Beka Economopoulos, a member of the Brooklyn-based group Not An Alternative, interprets a moving sculpture by artists at the Toronto G20 using the “Black Bloc” method of sculpting. The piece entitled “The Sculpture of Exception,” ironically turns political theorist Carl Schmitt’s “state of exception” on its head. The state of exception, according to Schmitt, frees the executive from any legal restraints to its power that would normally apply in a given crisis situation or any situation where power needs self-legitimization. “The Sculpture of Exception” illustrates that collective bodies can also operate outside legal restraints when governments perpetuate crisis through capital consolidation and austerity. The piece draws attention to the possibilities for refusal and non-compliance in the face of such given force and shows a dialectic that forms within this context.

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          • One Species - Animal Liberation Song


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            An amazing song: One Species / True Nature. More True Nature songs at: http://www.myspace.com/xTrueNaturexMusic The same clip with Spanish subtitles: http://www.vimeo.com/6678498 The same clip with Catalan subtitles: http://www.vimeo.com/6684749 The same clip with Portuguese subtitles: http://www.vimeo.com/7702406 The same clip with French subtitles: http://www.vimeo.com/6483411 The same clip with Italian subtitles: http://www.vimeo.com/18059664 The same clip with Hebrew subtitles: http://www.vimeo.com/6484545 You can send me translation in a different language and I will create a version for it.

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            • The Future Of Direct Action


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              Been a lot of sharing on facebook and twitter, and a lack of anything else this last year or so. Please share this on facebook and twitter.

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              • Auctioneer: Hold All The Sales Right Now!


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                Community Members block auctions in Brooklyn court; 9 activists arrested. Date: October 13, 2011 Calling on the judicial system to institute an immediate moratorium on all foreclosures until a fair system of home loans is put into place, a group of New York City housing justice advocates disrupted the auction of several foreclosed Brooklyn properties in Civil Court on Thursday afternoon through music and song. The group, called Organizing for Occupation (O4O), was protesting what it views as a system designed to benefit financial lending institutions at the expense of homeowners and low-income communities. Although the New York judiciary instituted mandatory pre-foreclosure settlement conferences in 2009, O4O claims that these conferences do nothing to protect the rights of homeowners to remain in their homes. "No lender, be it Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Citibank or Chase, has any intention of settling by means other than a foreclosure auction or another predatory modification," says Karen Gargamelli, a housing attorney and spokesperson for O4O. "These auctions displace our neighbors and destabilize our neighborhoods. We need a stronger system for dealing with foreclosures, one that holds banks accountable for making bad loans and then speculating on them as 'securitized instruments'." And until the Legislature passes more protective laws, O4O is calling on the courts to hold all foreclosure auctions, and encouraging New Yorkers to raise their own voices in the courts to stall these auctions through concerted direct action such as Thursday's disruption.

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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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                  • Help Publish the Earth First! Direct Action Manual


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                    • 2011: How you helped us


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                      2011 has been an amazing year with so many successes in our campaigns to protect forests, defend oceans and tackle climate change. It's all down to our supporters - we couldn't have done it without you. So thank you! Let's make 2012 even better. Join your local Greenpeace group to find out how your can volunteer. www.greenpeace.org.uk/active

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