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Jul 20 2012 13:43

Union Maids
http://libcom.org/library/union-maids

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Jul 23 2012 01:04

Dunno why this film misses peoples radar tis one of the best agit prop films ive ever seem. The story of the struggle of Bute miners against the Anaconda mining company, the main focus surrounds the lynching of IWW organiser Frank Little. With sountrack by bands like Low, its a absolute gem of a film, pity it doesn't hit many peoples radar.

Worth grabbing a copy....

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Jul 25 2012 00:05

The Stonewall Uprising (2010)

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When police raided the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar in the Greenwich Village section of New York City on June 28, 1969, the street erupted into violent protests that lasted for the next six days. The Stonewall riots, as they came to be known, marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement in the United States and around the world.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CqgF7jWD2M

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44Lw_jIjIzA&feature=relmfu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6o31wqfvAk&feature=relmfu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKmANDro3Iw&feature=relmfu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYCBG6J-TBk&feature=relmfu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpCIOaeIQm8&feature=relmfu

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Jul 25 2012 00:30

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Jul 26 2012 10:25

Here's a basic video I made of an illegal political strike by Progressive distribution workersk.

The workers walked out in support of a Filipino trade unionist who was in Aotearoa New Zealand to protest extrajudicial killings in the Philippines. The President of the Philippines was in the Aotearoa at the time at an inter-faith dialouge.

As a result of his protest he was told his life would be at threat if he returned to the Philippines.

Another organiser and I got in trouble for organising the illegal strike, but the union looked the other way. wink Possibly because the press release we sent out that day saved a priests life in the Philippines, which was really cool.

Just prior to this dispute, these workers were locked out for 28 days. There was a sweet as draft 10 minute video I did of the dispute somewhere, but I can't find it. Damn!

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Jul 26 2012 21:22

1972 documentary about a seven-week wildcat strike at Mead Packaging Corp. in Atlanta, during which almost all of the majority-Black workforce stayed out and won significant community support.

http://www.marxists.org/history/erol/ncm-1/atlanta-wildcat.htm

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Aug 1 2012 11:50

Reel News' excellent 'Our Present is Your Future': http://libcom.org/library/our-present-your-future

Finally Got the News (documentary about the League of Revolutionary Black Workers): http://libcom.org/library/finally-got-news

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Aug 3 2012 17:48

Public meeting held by Staines Anarchists on Workfare. Featuring a guest speaker from Boycott Workfare.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1KIoOTYNww

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Aug 29 2012 16:55

Interview with Maurice Brinton (visuals are kinda shit sad ) :
http://vimeo.com/27720469

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Nov 15 2012 23:17

Nick Broomfield - Who Cares (1971), 18 minutes.

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'Who Cares' listens to the voices of Liverpudlians being rehoused from inner city terraces to suburban high-rise estates. As we hear them describe how the moves have affected them negatively, we see the old terraces being demolished, boarded up houses, and vans taking people's possessions to the new estates. The faceless 'Corporation' of Liverpool (the local authority) has deemed that they must move, and few get any choice where they move to.

http://www.screenonline.org.uk/film/id/820087/index.html

EDIT: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/newsnight/8480636.stm

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Sep 23 2012 10:04

Nick Broomfield - Proud To Be British (1973), 42 minutes.

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A humorous look at the British class system still clinging on to centuries of tradition in the Home Counties in the 1970's. Made during Broomfield's years at the National Film & Television School in Beaconsfield, Bucks.

http://www.snagfilms.com/films/title/proud_to_be_british

This is brilliant, but my god is it infuriating! SMASH PATRIOTISM!

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Sep 23 2012 02:05

Maybe this already been posted?

Silvia Federici interview:

url]http://en.labournet.tv/video/6382/caliban-and-witch[/url]

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Sep 23 2012 10:43

Scenes from the class struggles in Portugal parts 1 and 2

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Combining newsreel footage, still photographs, interviews, and analytical narration, this documentary focuses on the antifascist, anti-imperialist efforts of labor groups, peasants, and working-class soldiers to liberate Portugal from the control of the government of Antonio de Oliveira Salazar.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xlyuc6_scenes-from-the-class-struggles-in-portugal-part-1_shortfilms

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xlyvm4_scenes-from-the-class-struggles-in-portugal-part-2_shortfilms

Portugal in the mid-70s from the point of view of a couple of Americans supporting the Portuguese PRP (Proletarian Revolutionary Party) - which makes it a bit two dimensional, with the usual party line, anti-imperialism and so on - but still very interesting.

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Sep 24 2012 21:45

http://en.labournet.tv/video/5919/wobblies-and-zapatistas

English | 23 min | 2009 | with German subtitles

Andrej Grubacic's rousing presentation at the 2009 Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair about the ideas and issues covered in "Wobblies and Zapatistas: Conversations on Anarchism, Marxism and Radical History" a book he coauthored with Staughton Lynd.
He provides an overview of the history of the Industrial Workers Of The World (Wobblies).

Includes reference to examples of self management in Greece after the riots and the internationalism of guilt.

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Sep 25 2012 14:24

Phil Ruff discussing Peter the Painter and his researches into the history of Latvian anarchism. (Over an hour: in English with Latvian subtitles):

http://www.diena.lv/kd/kulturas-lekcijas/britu-rakstnieks-filips-rufs-par-latviesu-anarhistu-peteri-malderu-13964757

KS Library - Peter the Painter: the book at last

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Sep 27 2012 03:32

http://en.labournet.tv/tags/wilde-streiks

http://en.labournet.tv/video/6064/occupation-visteon-plant

http://libcom.org/forums/general/last-rescue-siam-empower-film-17052012

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Sep 28 2012 03:55

Together We Win: The Fight to Organize Starbucks (2006)

A short 15 minute documentary that chronicles the struggles and victories of the Starbucks Workers Union, from how it formed to members continue to organize.

Produced by Diane Krauthamer.

Please contact diane@indymedia.org if you would like to purchase a full-length version, proceeds benefitting the IWW Starbucks Workers Union.

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Sep 28 2012 12:26

The Janitor (2009)

This short documentary follows the daily struggles of two janitors at a North American university. The film takes a critical look at the communication, or lack of communication, that happens between janitors and those that use the facilities they clean. Shot at Capilano University, in North Vancouver, BC, Canada.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJuaMmjSJjM&feature=player_embedded

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Sep 28 2012 13:11

One for Soapy wink and one that compliments the documentary 'The Janitor' (2009) above.

Living Wage 101 (2005)

The first 16 minutes of a 25 minute documentary chronicling the 5 year campaign of Georgetown campus workers and students to win a living wage for many campus workers, including the 2005 10-day hunger strike which won a historic living wage policy. This documentary is intended in part to help inspire and educate other students to organize similar campaigns on their campuses.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQRaJvyDzo0&feature=player_embedded

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ietU98J92js&feature=player_embedded

Some links to help complete the picture:

http://www.campusprogress.org/articles/student_hunger_strike_pays_off_at_georgetown_u

http://www.democracynow.org/2005/3/25/student_hunger_strike_secures_living_wage

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A52340-2005Mar20.html

EDIT: Would it be fair to say that the solidarity of the Teamsters and not the hunger strikes were the deciding factor?

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Sep 28 2012 13:06

Interesting even if Maoist, I feel sorry for the child...

Jean-Luc Godard: British Sounds (1970)

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Jean-Luc Godard made the hour-long 1969 experimental documentary British Sounds also known as See You at Mao for London Weekend TV in 1969. In the opening scene, a ten minute long tracking shot along a Ford factory floor, a narrator reads from The Communist Manifesto. This is followed by a woman wandering around her house naked while a narrator reads a feminist-tinged text, a news commentator reading a pro-capitalist rant that is repeatedly and abruptly cut off to show workers that contradict his statements, and a group of young activists preparing protest banners while transposing communist propaganda to Beatles songs (“You say Nixon/I say Mao” to “Hello Goodbye”). It closes with a fist repeatedly punching through a British flag. It’s a bold and assaultive socialist screed made during the director’s most divisive political period and was banned from television. Of note are the director’s experiments juxtaposing image, text, and sound. ~ Michael Buening, All Movie Guide

http://worldscinema.org/2012/01/jean-luc-godard-british-sounds-1970/

http://retentionalfinitude.blogspot.co.uk/2009/07/jean-luc-godard-british-sounds-1970.html

http://vimeo.com/8118700

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Sep 30 2012 02:51

A scene from Gorin and Godard's 1972 film Tout va bien:

http://vimeo.com/36189821

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Sep 30 2012 06:14
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In 2011, around 50 people attended a public meeting hosted by Liverpool Solidarity Federation to mark the centenary of the Liverpool general transport strike. The final speaker was Tony, a SolFed member, trade unionist and former railway worker. He talked about the importance of militant workers solidarity today.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVAZZTP47hU&list=PLhzWgNPBa9hBXjK55XKgDfR4IGEio4v6T&index=5&feature=plpp_video

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Sep 30 2012 06:35

Justice for the Shrewsbury Pickets (2010)

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In 1972, British construction workers went on official strike to improve wages and conditions. They were following the recent successes of the miners and dockers, and organised pickets across the country in support of their dispute. But their industry was not so well unionised, and the Tory government of the day conspired to witch-hunt some of the strike leaders and get them thrown in jail. The trade union leaders refused to mobilise their members in defence of the Shrewsbury pickets, though they all knew the pickets had been framed, just as 5 dockers had been framed a few months earlier. The Pentonville 5 were sprung by the Official Solicitor because the ruling class took fright, and needed to head off the spontaneous outbreak of general strikes that erupted when word of the jailings got out.

The failure to support the Shrewsbury pickets was just what the bosses class had hoped for, and the Labour Party leadership spent the next 30 years divesting itself of any commitment to socialism, redistribution of wealth or social justice, leading to New Labour today being the architects of the worst attacks on the international working class since World War II.
The actions the pickets took to defend pay, jobs and conditions were official, legal and transparent their only crime was to succeed. During the course of the campaign to exonerate the pickets, the actions of the real conspirators - MI5 and others - has become more apparent. Current Home Secretary Straw still refuses to release trial documents on the grounds of National Security.

The campaign to exonerate the pickets and expose the secret conspiracies of the state continues. As Des said from the dock The working class movement cannot allow this verdict to go unchallenged. The lessons of the 1970s trade union struggles, the victories as well as this travesty of justice, must not be forgotten.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g47X53TtkVE&list=PLhzWgNPBa9hBXjK55XKgDfR4IGEio4v6T&index=9&feature=plpp_video

http://www.shrewsbury24campaign.org.uk/

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Sep 30 2012 06:40

thanks for that. Dauve referred to her statement, I didn't know there was a short about it.

Also,
Know your friends, know your enemies - about a strike by power workers in Australia in 1977

Signed, Sealed and Delivered - US postal workers' wildcat strike in 1978

The Great Depression - Job at Fords - one part of a six part classic doco series about the US depression, and working class resistance during that time

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Sep 30 2012 17:33

Signed, Sealed and Delivered: 1978 strike against mandatory overtime, speedups & hazardous working conditions

Together We Win: The Fight To Organise Starbucks

Been going through some of the stuff already in the videos tag and have notice a few of the videos linked to on youtube have been removed.. sad will try and get those backed up asap..

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Oct 1 2012 21:59

Video report from Madrid on the occupy/surround congress protests which I think would be worth putting up as a news story.

http://vimeo.com/50542582

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Madrid on the brink: S25 → S29

This short film chronicles the events of September 25-29th in Madrid, where tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets to demand the resignation of the government and an end to police brutality. Many of the protests ended in clashes with the police. Since the stand off began on September 25th , the images of police brutality have travelled the world over, shocking and inspiring people across Europe and leading to an international day of action on September 29th. This film tells the story of why so many people took to the streets and follows these events as they unfolded.

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Oct 3 2012 23:54
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Nick Broomfield - Proud To Be British (1973), 42 minutes.
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A humorous look at the British class system still clinging on to centuries of tradition in the Home Counties in the 1970's. Made during Broomfield's years at the National Film & Television School in Beaconsfield, Bucks.

http://www.snagfilms.com/films/title/proud_to_be_british

This is brilliant, but my god is it infuriating! SMASH PATRIOTISM!

Thanks wojtek, I enjoyed that. I checked out some other Broomfield vids and was just about to post 'Behind the Rent Strike' but can see you posted it a few months earlier. Cheers!

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Oct 30 2012 00:39

Critics have accused Broomfield of being egotistical in his documentary making, but (admittedly having only seen a few of his films) I've not sensed that at all. In fact on the contrary, I've found him to be a breath of fresh air in comparison to John Pilger.

Injustice (2001)

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(2001/ 98 minutes/ UK/ Dir: Ken Fero & Tariq Mehmood/ Migrant Media)

The struggles for justice by the families of people that have died in police custody.

In 1969 David Oluwale became the first black person to die in police custody in Britain. Many others have died since then. None of the police officers involved have been convicted of these deaths. In this documentary, the families of these victims ask "Why not?"

This is a blow by blow account of the relentless struggles of the families as they find out how they lost their loved ones in extremely violent deaths at the hands of police officers.

Each family is met with a wall of official secrecy and the film documents how they unite and challenge this together. The documentary uses powerful exclusive footage filmed over a five year period and witnesses the families pain and anger at the killings. It documents the fight to retrieve the bodies for burial, the mockery of police self-investigation and the collusion of the legal system in the deaths. The film asks why an accused killer in a police uniform is not judged by the same standards as the rest of society.

INJUSTICE documents the horrific loss of life at the hands of the state and it's attempts to cover up these killings. The British police have been responsible for hundreds of deaths and have walked free.The families of the dead want justice and they will not stop until they have got it.
Winner Best Documentary - BFM London Film Festival 2002, Winner National Social Justice Award 2003, Winner Best Documentary (Human Rights) - One World Film Festival 2003, Winner New Nation Campaign group of the Year 2004.

Update 2012: injusticefilm.co.uk contains features about the making of the film the attempts by the police to ban it and its subsequent impact. Recent articles are here:
guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/jan/05/lawrence-case-another-injustice
tmponline.org/2012/03/07/filming-injustice-an-interview-with-documentary-maker-ken-fero/

http://vimeo.com/34633260

Two comments underneath the film:

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I read PC Mark Tuffey was convicted in October 2006. Not in relation to the death of Brian Douglas, rather using 'racially aggravated insulting words and behaviour' which cost him his job and £800.
policespecials.com/forum/index.php?/topic/44672-ipcc-update-mps-officer-convicted-of-racially-aggravated-behaviour/
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I wanted to see watch this doc in Manchester when it was released. But the police went to the Cornerhouse saying "your alcohol license is due for renewal soon isn't it?" The screening was pulled so me and a mate had to travel to the international doc festival in Sheffield to watch it. Amazing how nothing has changed and how many more deaths the police are responsible for. Including the 96 killed at Hillsborough.

Who Polices The Police? (2012)

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(52 minutes/ UK/ 2012/ Ken Fero/ Migrant Media)

Sean Rigg dies in a caged area in Brixton Police Station in August 2008 and the Independent Police Complaint Commission (IPCC) are called in to investigate. Sean's family are shocked at the death and this soon turns to anger when the government appointed IPCC begin to make error after error in its inquiry - is it incompetence or collusion? Sean's family begin a four year struggle to investigate the death themselves and in the process ask 'Who Polices The Police?'

The film is a blow-by-blow account of their journey as they question the police officers accounts, visit the crime scene, speak to witnesses, examine evidence. Harrowing footage emerges that show the last moments of Sean's life. The family watch in horror. The conclusion they come to - Sean died at the hands of the police.

Using powerful testimonies, poetry and a political analysis of police violence the film explores the tactics of the IPCC and, through the family of Sean Rigg, challenge its claim that it is independent of the police. Meanwhile the deaths the IPCC oversees continue.

Protecting the image of the police becomes an alter on which hundreds of people that have died in police custody are sacrificed. The IPCC administer last rites and no officers are ever successfully prosecuted for their crimes. In the film the facts of political appointments and ex-police officers leading the investigation teams are exposed. The might of the state is challenged by one family.

'Who Polices The Police?' builds fragments of reality, of memory and of resistance into a powerful document about a struggle for justice.

http://vimeo.com/46132509

Deaths in police custody 1969-2011

EDIT: Who Polices The Police? Why we made the film about the Sean Rigg case and the IPCC

http://www.tmponline.org/2012/10/29/ipcc-ken-fero/

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Oct 6 2012 03:48

"The Free Voice of Labor - The Jewish Anarchists" - 57mins

"The Free Voice of Labor: The Jewish Anarchists" traces the history of a Yiddish anarchist newspaper (Freie Arbeiter Stimme - פֿרייע אַרבעטער שטימע - The Free Voice of Labor) publishing its final issue after 87 years. Narrated by anarchist historian Paul Avrich, the story is mostly told by the newspaper's now elderly, but decidedly unbowed staff. It's the story of one of the largest radical movements among Jewish immigrant workers in the 19th and 20th centuries, the conditions that led them to band together, their fight to build trade unions, their huge differences with the communists, their attitudes towards violence, Yiddish culture, and their loyalty to one another.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAUgK4e8Q-Q

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Oct 30 2012 00:38

For a 6 hour workday (2006) 19 minutes

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Reducing the workday to six hours with a salary increase for all workers would create jobs for more than 3 million unemployed and lift many out of poverty. Subway workers who have been organizing wildcat strikes for salary increases have spearheaded Argentina's movement for a six-hour workday. In 2003, subway workers (in all sectors from ticket office to train drivers) won a six-hour workday. Since this victory, subway workers, other labor conflicts, economists and unemployed workers organizations have formed a movement for a 6-hour workday for all workers, with increased salaries. The campaign also demands the release of political prisoners and the definitive expropriation of all recuperated enterprises.

http://www.revolutionvideo.org/agoratv/secciones/english/subte_struggle.html

http://mujereslibres.blogspot.co.uk/2006/07/may-day-and-argentine-labor-struggle.html

EDIT: Apparently it's 30 minutes long so I guess there's 11 minutes missing...