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Riki Ott: Corporate Power Grab Historical Timeline

Did you know that money laundering is now legal?

Marine toxicologist, Riki Ott explains the timeline of corporate power grabs from ratifying the US constitution to citizens united.   A part of the "Making it Right for Real: Working together to Ban Dispersants and Make Democracy Work!" event on Feb 23rd.

http://www.rikiott.com
http://www.ultimatecivics.org

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Global Anarcho Social Squatter Media Culture

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Ignore the "Play" Image Above the Video Player is BELOW the text, sorry for the confusion



Panel Presentation from the North American Anarchist Studies Network Conference

  • Beck, Eric. “Beyond Coops and Currency Alternatives: Towards a Critical Anarchist Political Economy”
  • Guldi, Jo. “Global Finance and the Rise of an International Squatter Culture, 1946-2012″
  • Hayes, Ryan. “‘Nothing to show for it’: on archiving & amplifying social movement culture”
  • Moderator: Len Krimerman

Keith McHenry on Feeding People in Disaster Situations

Keith McHenry on Feeding People in Disaster SituationsPanel Presentation from the
North American Anarchist Studies Network Conference

In 1980, Keith and seven friends started the first Food Not Bombs chapter in Cambridge, Massachusets. At first more of a street performance than a protest, the group provided entertainment and vegetarian meals in Harvard Square and the Boston Commons after making deliveries of uncooked food to most of the housing projects and shelters in the area. After eight years of serving free food in New England, Keith moved to San Francisco where he started a second Food Not Bombs group. He was one of nine volunteers arrested for sharing food and literature at Golden Gate Park on August 15, 1988. In the following years, Keith was arrested over 100 times for serving free food in city parks and spent over 500 nights in jail. He faced 25 years to life in prison under the California Three Strikes Law but in 1995, Amnesty International and the United Nations Human Rights Commission brought about his release.


  • McHenry, Keith. “The Anarchist Response to Sandy, Katrina, and the Global Economic Crisis”
  • Moderator: Sean Walsh

Larry Gibson Memorial (raw from livestream) part 2

Friends and family of Larry Gibson, the "Keeper of the Mountains," celebrated his life and legacy on Sunday, October 14 from 2 to 6 p.m. in Charleston, WV

The event was broadcast LIVE on http://mobilebroadcastnews.com/NewsRoom

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from the Program
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Speaker:  Victoria Gibson
Speaker:  Danny Chiotos
Speaker:  Chuck Nelson
Speaker:  Amber Whitington
Song:  "Stop Tearing the Mountains Down" Jane Branham
Reading: Sage Russo

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Tools for a Movement of Leaders: Tactics & History of Social Movements

This is an in intimate discussion with Lisa Fithian & Jason Ahmadi conducted Oct 31st 2011 over coffee, early in the morning.  None of us had had much sleep in the previous 6 weeks.  Get Lisa's insight on the history of violent and non violent protest.  Also, a detailed analysis of the potential pitfalls of the Occupy Wall Street movement and how they can be avoided.
http://organizingforpower.org
http://globalrevolution.tv

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Zombies Defend Destroying Blair Mountain at Historical Panel

The West Virginia cultural museum hosted a panel on the importance of Blair Mountain to Union and Coal aficionados yesterday.  During the "official" panel there was hardly a mention of the current efforts of out of state coal mining companies to destroy this piece of history and the psychological & economic impact it could have as a tourist attraction. 

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Union Miners Support the March on Blair Mountain

A little bit of Union History, morals & ethics in regard to the Blair Mountain Historic Battle Field; the site of the largest Armed insurrection in the United States since the Civil War.  10,000 union miners engaged in armed conflict with coal company thugs and the US Military over the Unionization of the coal mines in 1921.

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UC Berkeley Mario Savio Free Speech Movement 45th Ann.

Skip to 12:13 for the Highly Ironic End

An intervention during the depoliticized, sanitized commemoration of the 45th Anniversary of Mario Savios famous speech. "We will not permit the museumification of Berkeleys radical past, especially now, as we enter into a new cycle of struggle. The Free Speech Movement is not a way to sell coffee, nor is it a rhetorical sop the administration can use to pacify the existing movement."

http://reclaimuc.blogspot.com

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