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Oct 7 2012 18:14

http://libcom.org/library/mothers-strike-2010

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Oct 14 2012 09:42
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Oct 15 2012 13:24
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"An immediate consequence of the fact that man is estranged to the product of his work: the man went overseas to man. "Karl Marx.

"Employment", its original title "El empleo" is a short film silent Argentina, produced in 2008, the work of director Santiago Bou Grasso animation.

This short film describes the journey morbid routine, empty and meaningless of modern man, who is also a reflection of millions of others in this world, waking up in the morning to head to work. What is striking in "Employment" is the objectification of man pushed to the extreme. Assimilation makes painful human objects but does not yet tell the reality that in times of triumph of capitalism. And swallowed up in this monstrous system, in which the human being is relegated to "resources", and therefore a simple means of production, the adjective "human" is hardly reducing the bitterness of alienation! A system where only notions of growth and profit count.

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Oct 22 2012 01:00

An unofficial strike committee meeting. Peter Kerrigan, Bill Dean, Tommy Summers and others in an excerpt from 'The Rank And File' written by Jim Allen and directed by Kenneth Loach. This was BBC TV's Play For Today on 20th May 1971.
http://www.screenonline.org.uk/tv/id/557234/index.html

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Oct 24 2012 14:19
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Paul O'Grady supporting the students:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waAniAG-Nf0&feature=related

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/profiles/savage-by-name-why-is-...

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Oct 28 2012 10:31

Hugh Masekela - Stimela (1999)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=n4Bb7p9gggc#!

http://www.rollingstone.co.za/opinion/item/1351-senzeni-na

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Nov 5 2012 01:24

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4KAKcIC7uA

Between 1970 and 1972 the Angry Brigade used guns and bombs in a series of symbolic attacks against property. A series of communiqués accompanied the actions, explaining the choice of targets and the Angry Brigade philosophy: autonomous organization and attacks on property alongside other forms of militant working class action. Targets included the embassies of repressive regimes, police stations and army barracks, boutiques and factories, government departments and the homes of Cabinet ministers, the Attorney General and the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police. These attacks on the homes of senior political figures increased the pressure for results and brought an avalanche of police raids. From the start the police were faced with the difficulty of getting to grips with a section of society they found totally alien. And were they facing an organization—or an idea?

This documentary, produced by Gordon Carr for the BBC (and first shown in January 1973, shortly after the trial), covers the roots of the Angry Brigade in the revolutionary ferment of the 1960s, and follows their campaign and the police investigation to its culmination in the "Stoke Newington 8" conspiracy trial at the Old Bailey—the longest criminal trial in British legal history. Produced after extensive research—among both the libertarian opposition and the police—it remains the essential study of Britain's first urban guerilla group.
More info: http://www.pmpress.org/content/article.php?story=GordonCarr
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angry_Brigade

Also includes the "Persons Unknown" film.

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Nov 5 2012 02:08

http://hackneyhistory.wordpress.com/2012/01/04/angry-brigade/

http://hackneyhistory.wordpress.com/2012/01/10/stoke-newington-8-defence...

http://hackneyhistory.wordpress.com/2012/01/20/academy-23-the-stoke-newi...

http://hackneyhistory.wordpress.com/2012/05/10/angry-brigade-stoke-newin...

http://www.nickelinthemachine.com/2010/07/the-royal-albert-hall-miss-wor...

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Nov 13 2012 03:03

The Luddites (1988)

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Thames Television drama-documentary about the West Riding Luddites, from 1988. Please note, although this documentary accords with many of the known facts, there are several instances of dramatic license being employed in this documentary. Particularly notable are the angry meeting between the manufacturers and croppers (which never took place), and the scene at the end where the priest tries to take confession from the condemned Luddites (a reworking of the legendary last words of the dying Luddite John Booth).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZD662pveLM

At the beginning they look like the mutants from Mighty Boosh! laugh out loud

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Dec 1 2012 15:27

Sacco & Vanzetti

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tRyHGXJcmQ

Feature length film 1971. In Italian with English subtitles (But with lots of Irish actors). There is some dramatic license. I think this is just to keep the narrative flowing. There is a recurring scene of an anarchist falling from an upper floor of a police station that happened around the time of the Sacco & Vanzetti arrests. It must been particularly pertinent when the film was shown in Italy with Giuseppe Pinelli having met a similar fate at a police station in Italy only a couple of years before.

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Sacco and Vanzetti

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDSEG4aa5G4&feature=related

Sacco and Vanzetti is a documentary made in 2006 and directed by Peter Miller.
The film presents interviews with researchers and historians of the lives of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, and their trial.
It also presents forensic evidence that refutes that used by the prosecution during the trial.
Prison letters written by the defendants are read by voice actors with Tony Shalhoub as Sacco and John Turturro as Vanzetti.
Interviewees include Howard Zinn, Studs Terkel and Arlo Guthrie.

It has more background information and social context and is more historically accurate than the feature film.

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Nov 25 2012 19:42

Office Space, you just need to register
http://veehd.com/video/3797422_Office-Space-1999-BRR-p

Talks on the Luddites
http://www.ludditelink.org.uk/video.php

Documentary about the New Kingshold Estate in Hackney from 1990
http://hackneyhistory.wordpress.com/2011/04/

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Nov 23 2012 14:18
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Dec 10 2012 19:19

Capital Poisons the Planet

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skzzrDCSqlE&feature=youtu.be

18 minute vid made by an ICC sympathiser.

The U-tube blurb reads:

An agit-prop movie based on articles by The International Communist Current (www.internationalism.org) and compiled by a sympathiser. It aims to show why the mode of production known as capitalism is responsible for the various grave threats to the stability of the earth's environment on which we all depend and why the struggles of the international working class contain within them the possibility of a way forward. At the same time, the film argues against knee-jerk anti-nuclear arguments or those proposing 'green' solutions which leave current social relations intact. In short, we need a revolution!

Constructive comment and criticism is welcome as is help distributing/promoting the movie.

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Jan 25 2013 16:41

6 part tele series about the Spanish Civil War
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81RhewkQbOk&list=UUveyvu-f-ms4OpYCCujEhzA&index=10
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YhBDJvbl4k&list=UUveyvu-f-ms4OpYCCujEhzA&index=9
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibgvBxGiqp0&list=UUveyvu-f-ms4OpYCCujEhzA&index=8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=us2aGyD9H6Y&list=UUveyvu-f-ms4OpYCCujEhzA&index=7
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XN5TbqzxQBg&list=UUveyvu-f-ms4OpYCCujEhzA&index=6
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qaxd3pU_UQI&list=UUveyvu-f-ms4OpYCCujEhzA&index=5

Documentary about the American International Brigade
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1DD3AEB81EF0CB07

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Mar 11 2013 16:51

I thought some folks on here would be interested in this. A good comrade and friend has recently put out his remake of Debord's Society of the Spectacle. Check it out, it's a good watch!

http://heathschultz.com/2012/02/21/spectacle/

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I began this project not because I thought it must be done out of some political or aesthetic concern, but with the modest hope to better understand The Society of the Spectacle. How odd, I thought, that for all the interest in Situationist artwork and the spectacle that very few seem to have ever seen this film, let alone study it. Surely there must be much to gain by looking at it under a microscope. Despite the film’s relative obscurity, I maintain that this is the case, and ultimately it is what motivated this project to completion. ...

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Jun 8 2013 11:51
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Excerpt from the documentary, "American Revolution 2." This segment showcases Black Panther Bobby Lee helping comrades in the Young Patriots (a Chicago Urban Appalachian civil rights group in similar vein to the Panthers) organize a group of working class Whites to demand for radical change in their neighborhood (which has been victimized by police brutality and economic disenfranchisement) and/or take it into their own hands. This took place in 1968 Chicago, some time after the riots that had happened after the Democratic National Convention.

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As Occupy activists travel to Chicago for the NATO protests it is important to consider tensions between neighborhood organizing/long term organizing and national campaigns/shorter term actions. James Tracy and Amy Sonnie are authors of “Hillbilly Nationalists, Urban Race Rebels, and Black Power: Community Organizing in Radical Times” (Melville House, 2011). It is the story of radical organizing in working-class white neighborhoods, the interracial movement of the poor, and the original (pre-Jessie Jackson) Rainbow Coalitions with the Black Panthers, Young Lords, and others.

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Jun 12 2013 20:24

Despite the Sun

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In January 1986, Rupert Murdoch moved his printing operation, News International, publishers of the Sun and the Sunday Times, from Fleet St to Wapping in East London. Over 5,000 print workers, clerical staff, cleaners and secretaries were sacked in one day.
Despite the Sun is an investigation into the year-long dispute, which shook the print industry. Produced from the point of view of the residents and print workers, the camera records the effects on residents harassed by the police and Murdoch's lorries alike and cavalry-like charges of police horses on the picket lines. Vital questions are raised on the ownership and control of the media, access to it, the organisation of work and impact of the so-called 'new technology'

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Sep 20 2013 22:05

Reposting the Luddites drama-docu because it has a new home. Also note there are now (roughly translated) Spanish subtitles available

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Thames Television drama-documentary about the West Riding Luddites, from 1988. Please note, although this documentary accords with many of the known facts, there are several instances of dramatic license being employed in this documentary. Particularly notable are the angry meeting between the manufacturers and croppers (which never took place), and the scene at the end where the priest tries to take confession from the condemned Luddites (a reworking of the legendary last words of the dying Luddite John Booth).

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Jan 30 2014 08:35

Socialism or Barbarism: new 5 minute vid covering 100 years (1914-2014) in 5 minutes.

[url] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cixkw25BEtA&feature=youtu.be[/url]

Also on ICC website.

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Mar 25 2014 20:58

Ana Maria Narti Part 1: Comparing Fascism and Communism

Mrs Ana Maria Narti talks about her experiences, growing up in Romania, and living through both fascism and communism.

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Mar 25 2014 21:42

Theodor Bergman joined the Spartacist youth organisation of the Communist Party in 1927. So he is probably world's longest standing revolutionary activist. This interview was conducted in Vienna in February 2014,

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Aug 1 2014 13:36

How the Working Class Stopped the First World War

30 minute video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvNpVJGqu3U

Also on the ICC website.

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Aug 3 2014 01:43

That was a really good video, though it is odd that when discussing every country involved in the wave you ignore the Ukrainian Revolution which could be the most far reaching revolution in history