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Issue 28, June 2011

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  1. TUC demo March 26 (Reel News) 10:46 The second largest demonstration in British history as the anti-cuts campaign begins in earnest.  ***PLAY***
  2. Tower Hamlets joint strike action (Reel News) 11:30 Teachers and council workers coordinate strike action against the cuts.  ***PLAY***
  3. EMERGENCY! The battle to save the NHS (Reel News) 26:07 The government is trying to privatise the NHS, but the resistance is growing. Everything you need to know about Lansley’s bill, NHS cuts and how to fight back.  ***PLAY***
  4. Royal Cleaners fight for a living wage (Reel News) 11:18 While millions are spent on the Royal wedding, the cleaners in Buckingham Palace have to make do with poverty pay.
  5. London Met fighting for education (Reel News) 15:57 70% of courses and hundreds of jobs are being cut as London Metropolitan University becomes a testing ground for the Tories’ education policies.
  6. The Hardest Hit march (Reel News) 9:00 The biggest march of disabled people in history against cuts in welfare.
  7. Rubbish Action (Issy Harvey) 1:30 There’s not enough workers to pick up the litter in Haringey parks, so campaigners dump it on the civic centre steps.
  8. Guilty and Proud of it! Poplar’s rebel councillors (Janine Booth / Reel News) 16:16 From 1919 -1925, Labour councillors in Poplar went to jail for defending their working class communities – and won. A key episode of our history.  ***PLAY***
  9. Alabama 3 – Bad to the Bone (Reel News) 3:28 Recorded live in Manchester on last year’s Revolver Soul tour.

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Issue 27, March 2011

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1. One million climate jobs now!(Campaign against Climate Change TU Group/Reel News) 33:15
The start of a major campaign. Instead of cutting jobs, create a million new ones to lower carbon emissions and kick start the economy.
2. One million climate jobs now!  ***PLAY***
(10 minute version)
3. We are fucking angry (the King Blues/Matt Fleming) 3:19  ***PLAY***
Brilliant new track from The King Blues & a great video.
4. Haringey Council occupied over the cuts (Reel News) 10:05   ***PLAY***
One of many angry protests across the UK, as councils meet to set their budgets.
5. Camden Town Hall protest (Reel News) 10:05
When they are not let into what is supposed to be a public council meeting, protestors occupy the main road instead…
6. Sanasino Al-Yemen (Reel News) 4:00
Amazing new young poet from Yemen, performing live at a Democracy Movement meeting.
7. Stop the Blacklisting on the Olympics (Reel News) 7:55
Workers are being sacked on the Olympic site for being members of a trade union – Frank Morris exposed this and was sacked too. Reinstate Frank now!
8. ArteXParte: Public art in Argentina (The Treatment Rooms/Reel News) 13:49  ***PLAY***
52 artists from 20 countries produce 1,600 metres of public art in 9 days.
9. Friends of Suburban Bristol Railways (Reel News) 13:53  ***PLAY***
FOSBR show that you can not only fight the cuts, but get more money for services, as they improve the train lines in Bristol.

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Issue 26, January 2011

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1. Tory Scum Here We Come! – Short version (Reel News) 13:36  ***PLAY***

The rise of the incredible student movement, in a short version for trade union and other meetings.
2. Tory Scum Here We Come! – Full version (Reel News) 66:03
Part 1: Day X1 8:49
The first national day of action against tuition fees and loss of EMA results in an 11 hour kettle.
Part 2: Occupations1 5:19
College occupations spread throughout the country, including in London: SOAS, UCL, UEL and Kings.
Part 3: Day X2 11:50
Thousands of students outwit police as the kettle tactic fails miserably.
Part 4: Occupations2 5:14
LSE and Slade join the growing occupation movement.
Part 5: Topshop Protest 3:29
Direct action against Topshop, who owe £1.2 billion of the £120 billion unpaid corporation tax.  ***PLAY***
Part 6: London Metropolitan Occupation 15:52
The most militant occupation so far…
Part 7: Day X3 10:39
Over 30,000 students lay siege to Parliament in an astonishing day of direct action.  ***PLAY***
Part 8: School Students speak out 4:50
14 year old schoolgirl, assaulted by police on day X3, speaks out.
3: Ireland: Trade Union March (Trade Union TV) 5:46
The Irish Congress of Trade Unions protest against austerity in November.
4: Ireland: Police Attack Student Demo (Trade Union TV) 5:11
Also in November – different country, same story!
5: London Firefighters Strike (Reel News) 14:17
Mass pickets leave the bosses’ strikebreaking tactics in tatters.

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Issue 25, October 2010

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1: Detroit: Rising from the ashes (Reel News) 32:30
Capitalism abandoned Detroit years ago, leaving it derelict and overgrown. Now, communities are being rebuilt through growing their own food in 1,300 urban gardens.
2: Detroit: Art explosion (Reel News) 17:48
Alongside the food growing is the start of an incredible explosion of art – much of it political.
3: Movement for Justice in El Barrio: Fighting Gentrification (Reel News) 16:50
Inspired by the Zapatistas and adherents to The Other Campaign, MJB are successfully resisting gentrification in New York.
4: Gulf: Trailer (Jason M. Parkinson) 13:31
A taster of the forthcoming film that will tell the truth behind the Gulf oil spill.
5: Save Our Schools (Jason M. Parkinson) 13:31
The Tories are threatening to turn every school into an academy. Made with the Anti-Academies Alliance.
6: RMT/TSSA strike (Reel News) 10:00
Historic joint action from the transport unions to stop 800 tube station staff cuts, with all the safety dangers that will come with them.
7: John Sinclair and friends: Live in Detroit (Reel News) 9:21
The Detroit legend performs at the Jazz Loft with The Milton Show – an incredible array of musicians.

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Issue 24, July 2010

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1: Gaza Flotilla Attack (Reel News/Palestine Solidarity Campaign) 29:42
Eyewitness testimonies and film from the Mavi Marmara tell the real story of Israel’s murderous attack on the Gaza aid flotilla. ***PLAY***
2. Blacklisted (Reel News) 16:00
The construction industry blacklists thousands of workers for their trade union activities, who then can’t get a job. It’s time this criminal practice was stopped.  ***PLAY***
3: UCU strike in London (Reel News) 10:00
On the eve of the election, CONEL lecturers strike to defend jobs and courses along with 13 other colleges in London.
4: Bolivia 2006: Start of the process (Reel News, 2006) 35:00
Bolivian social movements talk about their incredible struggles of the previous decade, and their thoughts on the new president, Evo Morales.
5: Decommissioners: Victory! (Schmovies) 11:00
Remember the people who caused £250,00 worth of damage to the EDO bomb component factory last year during the attack on Gaza? They’ve just walked free!

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Issue 23, April 2010

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1: Defend the Public Sector (Reel News) 26:00
The attack on the public sector has started…and so has the resistance. Reports from the civil servants strike, Kings College strike, pensioners demo, Whittington hospital demo and the Greek general strikes.  ***PLAY***
2: Vote for me (Jenny Cash, Reel News) 3:07
The best election song you’re ever likely to hear, from Mr. Jenny Cash.  ***PLAY***
3: Flashmob at Tory HQ (Indefilms) 5:34
Protest against homophobic statements by the Tories during the election campaign.
4: BA strike (Reel News) 9:44
A courageous strike by BA cabin crew to stop a nasty, union busting boss from wrecking the company.
5: EDL in Dudley (Indefilms) 8:41
Protestors gather to confront a demo against a new mosque in Dudley.
6: Youth fight for jobs (Indefilms) 3:23
March in Barking to give a positive message to youth, to combat the Nazi message of the BNP.
7: Staff Our Stations! (Reel News) 12:00
RMT activists start a campaign to stop 800 jobs being cut in London’s tube stations.
8: Alabama 3 – ‘Revolver Soul’ (avengin angel, Reel News) 28:44
Exclusive live footage and interviews from Brixton’s finest radical acidhouse country music band as they prepare to release their fabulous new album.
9: Can’t complain (Schmovies) 9:29
Hilarious film from the Schmovies archives of the Smash EDO campaign, featuring a serial police helmet tipper.

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Issue 22, February 2010

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Copenhagen: System Change not Climate Change! (Reel News) 80:00
Part 1: Carbon Trading: Privatise the air! 17:57
As the movements gather in Copenhagen, the talks are exposed as another attempt to save global capitalism.  ***PLAY***
Part 2: 100,000 march in Copenhagen 16:48
The biggest march for climate justice ever, plus an introduction to the mass movements of the Global South.
Part 3: Agribusiness and food sovereignty 12:32
La Via Campesina show how switching from agribusiness to organic farming would cut 40% of global emissions overnight.
Part 4: Oil: Shut down the tar sands! 14:42
This horrific project in Canada will take us all over the tipping points on its own if we don’t stop it.
Part 5: Wind: Vestas protest 4:27
Vestas workers invade the Danish company’s cocktail party.
Part 6: Reclaim Power! 13:34
Direct action inside and outside the summit culminate in a People’s Assembly, and the real solutions to climate change.
Fujitsu strike (Reel News) 15:46
The first ever national IT strike in British history over jobs, pay and pensions.
EDL in Stoke (Indefilms) 4:40
Not a pretty sight, and some very offensive language – the English Defence League show their true colours.

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Issue 21, December 2009

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1: Bolivia is Not For Sale (Various) 35:06
On the 10th anniversary of Seattle, a look back at the high point of the anti-capitalist movement so far: the astounding social movements of Bolivia, who brought down governments and defeated privatisation through general strikes, roadblocks and mass direct action by a quarter of the population.
2: Trade Union Delegation to Palestine (Dave Watson, Reel News) 33:22
Trade unionists from the PCS and NUT on a very moving visit which proves that the two state solution is impossible.
3: Postal Workers Strike (Reel News) 14:22
Postal workers walk out to defend our postal service and their jobs, as Crozier and Mandelson try to finish the job they started in 2007.
4: Glastonbury 2009: Trash City (Reel News) 8:00
Not the Glastonbury you see on the telly, the Mutoid Waste Company put on a dazzling show in their own inimitable style.
5: Imagine a Garden (Schmovies) 15:00
A disused petrol station in Brighton is turned into a vibrant garden for the community – guerilla gardening at its best!

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Issue 20, October 2009

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1: Plymouth – Stop the Nuclear Waste Dump (Reel News) 22:07
Plymouth is where nuclear submarines are refuelled. Now they want to decommission them there too – sawing up nuclear core reactors into pieces and storing them in the middle of a population of 250,000 people.
2: Save Vestas Wind Turbine Factory (Reel News, Vestas workers) 18:47
An unprecedented red, green and black coalition support the Vestas workers occupying to stop the only wind turbine factory in England shutting down.
3: English Defence League (Jason N. Parkinson, Indefilms) 12:53
The latest pathetic bunch of nazis are easily dealt with and dispatched in Birmingham, Harrow and London.
4: Protest on the plinth (Indefilms) 6:27
A moving protest covering the nazis’ treatment of disabled people, the current euthanasia debate and questions of access.
5: Tower Hamlets College Strike – Victory! (Reel News) 15:00
First factory occupations, now the return of the all-out indefinite strike, as Tower Hamlets lecturers win a significant victory against education privatisation.
6: South Africa – Kennedy Road under threat (Indefilms) 3:05
Community activists organising the poor are viciously attacked by the ANC in a violent invasion.
7: Eigg – Eco-island (Reel News) 6:32
After a community buy out of the laird, the Inner Hebridean island of Eigg is transforming itself into a zero carbon community.
8: Climate Camp London (Jason N. Parkinson) 6:55
The actions from this year’s London climate camp.
9: Countdown to Copenhagen (Reel News) 15:00
Activists from Climate Camp explain everything you need yo know about the talks in December, why the mobilisations are so important, how to get there and what you can do here.

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Issue 19, July 2009

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1: The Great Miners Strike: 25 years on (Reel News/Luke Allen) 30:00
The Great Strike of 1984-1985 was the longest strike in British working class history – open class war as Thatcher’s Tory government tried to destroy the trade union movement. 25 years on, miners at a gala in South Yorkshire remember the strike and its lessons.
2: Australia: Green Bans (Pat Fiske) 20:00
Extracts from the brilliant “Rocking the Foundations” film, showing how building workers in the 70s prevented corporations destroying the environment in Sydney through rank and file action.
3: Defend London’s transport system (Reel News) 10:00
London’s Tory mayor Boris Johnson wants to slash 3,000 jobs from London’s transport system, impose a 5 year pay freeze and attack the RMT union – but transport workers are striking to defend our transport system.
4: Sri Lanka: A tragedy of silence (Tamil Youth Organisation) 10:03
The images the Western media don’t want you to see, this shocking film shows the true extent of the genocide in Sri Lanka – and why we have to act now.
5: Tamil (Jason N. Parkinson) 13:04
The huge and militant demonstrations against the genocide in Sri Lanka in Britain this year – with the information the Government would prefer you didn’t know.
6: SOAS 9: Occupation against Deportation (Indefilms) 22:04
Immigration officers illegally trap cleaners in a room, then detain 9. 6 are deported, 2 remain in a detention centre. SOAS students and supporters respond by occupying the directorate block in their second brilliant action of the year.

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