Greek police clear former broadcaster ERT’s offices

Published on 7 Nov 2013

The Greek government is to face a vote of no-confidence in parliament following the police raid on the headquarters of the former state broadcaster.

The evacuation of dozens of journalists who had been occupying the building brought protests outside from staff laid off after the government took ERT off air in June, saying it was wasteful and mismanaged.

For five months some journalists had kept an internet news feed going – until now.

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Occupy Klappan

Klabona Keepers and friends have been at Beauty Camp for over 5 weeks protesting an open pit coal mine in the heart of the Sacred Headwaters. There has been no consent with the Tahltan about this project on their unceded land. Now is time to side with the Klabona Keepers. Join us this weekend for action at Beauty camp.

Klabona Keepers is an organization of Tahltan elders and families who occupy and use traditional lands near Iskut, British Columbia known as Tl’abāne, the Sacred Headwaters of the Stikine, Nass and Skeena Rivers.

Thanks beyondboarding for the video

Mexican teachers in the strike

Mexico Police Clash With Striking Teachers in Mexico City

Riot police swept thousands of striking teachers out of the heart of Mexico City on Friday ending their weeks-long occupation of the Zocalo plaza over education reforms.

Protesting teachers armed themselves with metal pipes and wooden clubs and blocked off the Zocalo with steel grates and plastic traffic dividers.

Police drove protesters through the streets using tear gas. Protesters threw rocks and other objects at police.

Thanks AlJazeeraEnglish for the video

Gezi Park And The Uprising In Turkey

Taksim Commune: Gezi Park And The Uprising In Turkey

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 five people have died and thousands have been injured.

The protests were initially aimed at rescuing Istanbul’s Gezi Park from being demolished as part of a large scale urban renewal project. The police used extreme force during a series of police attacks that began on May 28th 2013 and which came to a dramatic head in the early morning hours of Friday May 31st when police attacked protesters sleeping in the park.
Over the course of a few days, the police attacks grew to shocking proportions. As the images of the heavy-handed policing spread across the world, the protests quickly transformed into a popular uprising against the Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and his style of authoritarian rule.

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 seen before.

Thanks brandon jourdan for the video

OUR OCCUPATION

The Academy of Integrated Humanities and New Media Presents
OUR OCCUPATION, a documentary short created by Kit Larson, Samuel Levin, Barry O’Brien, and Satchel Yancey-Siegel.

This documentary short reveals the strong community within the occupy camps while exploring the roots of the 1960’s free speech movement that proved that using one’s right to assemble was an effective form of protest. This film provides an alternate perspective of the movement, not shown in the media, through the eyes of four high school students.
We are a group of four high school students enrolled into the Academy of Integrated Humanities and New Media (AIM) program at Tamalpais High School in Mill Valley, California. A program that incorporates the creation of documentary films into the curriculum.

This is a non-profit film that could not have had the same production quality with out the assistance from all of our backers (listed alphabetically in the final credits) through kickstarter.com. kck.st/rBPW32 Once again we would like to thank you for all of your generous support.

Thanks Kit Larson for the video

Occupy the Belo Monte Dam Site

Amazonian Communities Occupy the Belo Monte Dam Site To Free the Xingu river

Published on 16 Jun 2012
June 15, 2012

In the early morning hours, three hundred women and children arrived in the hamlet of Belo Monte on the Transamazon Highway, and marched onto a temporary earthen dam recently built to impede the flow of the Xingu River. Using pick axes and shovels, local people who are being displaced by the project removed a strip of earthen dam to restore the Xingu’s natural flow.

Residents gathered in formation spelling out the words “Pare Belo Monte” meaning “Stop Belo Monte” to send a powerful message to the world prior to the gathering in Rio and demanding the cancellation of the $18 billion Belo Monte dam project (aerial photos of the human banner available upon request).

Demonstrators planted five hundred native açai trees to stabilize the riverbank that has been destroyed by the initial construction of the Belo Monte dam. They also erected 200 crosses on the banks of the Xingu to honor the lives of those lost defending the Amazon.

Please, Stop the Belo Monte Monster Dam in the Amazon’s – River Xingu, state the Pará

the belo monte dam monster project will flood 668 km2 of Amazonian land, of which more 400 km2 is standing forest.
The flooding willforce more than 20 000 people of Altamira and Vitoria do Xingu to flee from their homes and habitats.
The flooding of these forests will produce the emissions of methane, a gas 25 times moredangerous than CO2-
The impact of this project on the biodiversity of this lands will be desastrous and trigger the disappearance of rare species of plants and animals, and above all, the disappearance of the most beautiful Brazilian cultures.

Let us stand up forthe right of the indigenous peoples of Brasil.
For the conservation of animals, plants and forests!
Let us save theworld against the unbridled ambition of a few !
Let us protect our heritage for future generations.

Thanks nippyfrog and Jaime Ocampo Rangel for the video