1. Alec Empire - Atari Teenage Riot

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    from Burning Hearts Media / Added

    This past April, I was able to catch up with Alec Empire of Atari Teenage Riot (Berlin) before their show in Los Angeles. A lot of you may have heard of Atari Teenage Riot because you have seen a video of them playing in Berlin on May Day in 1999 during a march put on my the Anti-Facsist Action in which a riot ensues. Or you may know of them because one of the sole reasons ATR started their band was to counter the nazi presence in the German punk scene. ATR is the very essence of the punk that I grew up to know, and I am glad to see that 20 years down the line, they are still pushing the envelope and fighting the good fight. In this video Alec discusses everything from the bands beginnings, occupy wall street, ATR's involvement with Anti-Facsist Action, confrontations with the music industry and more! Feel free to share this video with your friends on facebook, and post this on your blog! http://www.atari-teenage-riot.com/ https://twitter.com/ATR_official

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    • Alexandra Rosenmann Reel

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      Here are some selects mostly from 50+ short films in 2013 that I produced, shot and edited for CNN iReport: ireport.cnn.com/people/alexpreditor

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      • ALEX SCHAEFER : F*CK THE EIGHTIES

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        Eric Minh Swenson, the director for "Tel-Art-Phone" and "Avant-LA" has completed another art world documentary, called F*CK THE EIGHTIES. This project is part of his "Take 1: Art Series." The docu-promo video is a recent-historical study about one struggling artist, trying to advocate for the economic future of his country. One man against the system, getting his voice heard by causing a media frenzy. It's a remarkable story abo...ut an outsider artist, a classic American rags-to-riches tale. The 41 year old plein air painter and Art Center professor is Alex Schaefer. Swenson strings together scenes like canvases with changing colors schemes of tinted golds and greys. Through one artist we get to see the colors of another. We get transported into Alex's world, the city sounds, the lush brushwork, and the goopy textures of a worn palette as rugged as the street. Moments of serendipity throughout the video. The subtle shots of cops, the metro bus, a puppet, a street performance artist, and a masked protester, the rows of tents at "Occupy LA," reveal a carnival-esque existence that neither frightens or entertains but gives us a sense that something else is at work in the universe. Alex talks about his work in "Wild Speculation," at the inaugural opening night for "Sangria Fine Arts." See images from the early evening of a hip crowd of art enthusiasts enjoying the art. Your link to the video will be posted on this event page. You are invited to join the director and/or the artist in the Facebook chat room to discuss the making of this short documentary. In the end, it is always about the art, so check out the paintings on Saturdays thru November 19, from 11am-4pm at Sangria Fine Arts. www.sangriafinearts.wordpress.com For more info on Eric Minh Swenson or project inquiries visit his website :www.thuvanarts.com

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        • #4 Alfalfa Club Dinner Occupy Protest 1.28.12

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          from Brenda Walz Van Ness / Added

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          This is the fourth of five chronological photo documentations of social activism in and around McPherson Park during the Occupy movement from October 2011 through February 2012. It is my wish to give thanks to those people who braved this period and continue to brave and bring awareness to the complexity of our human rights landscape worldwide. May these slideshows bring more courage to those who are violated and/or victimized to stand up and know that they are not alone. I was deeply moved by the diversity, courage, intelligence, imagination, and the passion of those involved. In the words of Harry Belafonte, "Artists are the gatekeepers of the truth, it is their job to get the stories told".

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          • Alfred Meyer Interview NYC 11-11-11

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            While in New York on Nov. 11th, I had the chance to catch up with one of my favorite activist friends, Alfred Meyer, an internationally-respected expert on the subject of the dangers associated with nuclear weapons and nuclear power plants. Here in Madison, as the director of Physicians for Social Responsibility, and as the Chair of the WI Network for Peace and Justice (2002-2007), Alfred inspired hundreds of folks to action. Having moved to DC in 2007, and New York last year, he continues his important work, and maintains ties to Madison as chair of FOCCUS, a Madison-based project that provides ongoing assistance to the victims of Chernobyl, 25 years after that incident left its scar upon the earth. One of his hard-to-hear messages: "Governments lie." And this certainly applies to Japanese statements about the effects of Fukushima upon Japan's children. Rather than evacuating those most vulnerable, they simply rewrote the guidelines for radiation exposure to make them 20 times less safe. Whether in Tokyo or Boston, Fukushima means parents must remain vigilant to protect their children from its fallout. Despite hard-to-hear messages like this one, Alfred begins and ends the interview with words of hope by sharing fond memories of the work of the WI Network for Peace and Justice as an example of what ordinary people can accomplish working together. Whether it's the WI Capitol protests, the Arab Spring, or Occupy Wall Street, he sees a new day dawning in the worldwide struggle for social justice. To reach Alfred, write to alfred.c.meyer@gmail.com

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            • A Long Week

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              • A Look Inside OccupyDC with Pawpro

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                A talk with Annika and Anthony, both residents and participants of OccupyDC. Pawpro paid a visit in October.

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                • Alternative Banking: Occupy Finance, Segment 9 of 12 - MNN Sept 2013 Series

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                  from Gloria Messer / Added

                  An offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street movement, the Alternative Banking Group engages in protests and many other activities aiming to "explain the financial system and its dysfunction in plain English and to offer suggestions for how to think about it and what we can do to improve it." We discuss current challenges, activism tips and Alternative Bankings's new book, "Occupy Finance." joining us are Cathy O'Neil and Tamir W. Rosenblum of Alternative Banking.

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                  • Amanda Palmer performs at Occupy Wall Street

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                    On October 13th, we met up with Amanda Palmer and at Zuccotti Park, where she played one of her "ninja gigs" for Occupy Wall Street protesters, and fans. She was joined by Sxip Shirey. www.AmandaPalmer.net for www.Gothamist.com filmed by www.GreenCardNewYork.com filmed at Zuccotti Park, Manhattan

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                    • Amanda Palmer - "Ukulele Anthem" Live at Occupy Wall Street 10/12/11

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                      from Amanda Palmer / Added

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                      "Ukulele Anthem" - available NOW for free+donation (w/ lyrics and high-quality artwork) at http://music.amandapalmer.net Artwork by Shepard Fairey - http://obeygiant.com Also available on: • iTunes at http://bit.ly/UkeTunes • AmazonMP3 at http://amzn.to/ukeANTHEMmp3 Many thanks to Jan Havlik who filmed this clip and gave it to us for use on this channel…

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