Global Uprisings

22M: Madrid Protests on March 22, 2014

Clashes broke out as hundreds of thousands converged in the Spanish capital for a “March of Dignity” against austerity and the right-wing government.

Over 100 people were injured and at least two dozen arrested after clashes broke out following an anti-austerity rally in Madrid last night. Arriving in six columns from all over the country (many of them on foot), hundreds of thousands of protesters converged upon the Spanish capital as part of a nationwide “March of Dignity”.

Bosnia and Herzegovina in spring - Global Uprisings documentary

Short documentary telling the story of the uprising in Bosnia and Herzegovina that started in early February 2014. It is the latest in the Global Uprisings film series. View the full series at www.globaluprisings.org

More Business As Usual with Paul Mattick

The following interview was conducted in December 2013 at Paul Mattick Jr’s home in Brooklyn, NY. Paul Mattick Jr. (born 1944) is a Marxist theorist and philosopher. This is the third in a series of interviews conducted with participants from the Global Uprisings conference, that occurred during the weekend of November 15-17th, 2013. View more videos online at www.globaluprisings.org.

The transcript of this interview was done by Nick Terpolilli.

Vio.Me: Self-organisation in Greece (video)

The workers at the Vio.Me. Factory in Thessaloniki, Greece have quickly grown into a symbol of self-management internationally. After going on strike and occupying their factory, on February 12, 2013 they re-opened the factory and started production under worker's control.

For many, the factory represents a new potential way forward for unemployed workers in Greece – seizing the means of production, running factories without bosses, producing only goods that are needed, and distributing them through solidarity networks.

Lisbon on strike: November 14th in Portugal

On November 14th 2012, thousands of people took to the streets of Portugal as part of a European wide general strike. Until recently, the International Monetary Fund held Portugal as an ideal example of the effectiveness of austerity policies, but today, its economy is heading in the same direction as Greece and Spain. This short documentary details the week of the November 14th strike in Lisbon and the events surrounding it.

Greece's uncertain future

Short documentary looking at the current social crisis in Greece, the growth of alternative economies, general strikes, and the rise of the anti-fascist movement in response to violent attacks by the far-right.

After six years of recession, the situation in Greece is growing increasingly dark. As the unemployment rate continues to rise and salaries continue to drop, the country has descended into an increasingly unpredictable situation.

Taken from the Global Uprisings blog.

Video report from Spain: Madrid on the brink, S25 - S29

A report from the Occupy Congress protests in Madrid.