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Issue 18, April 2009

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1: Visteon workers – Fighting for us all (Reel News/Luke Allen) 25:00
600 ex-Ford workers at Visteon auto-parts factories are sacked without redundancy pay with 6 minutes notice. They respond by occupying their factories.
2: G20 protests – The whole story (Luke Allen/Reel News) 20:00
A week of  brilliant, peaceful protests against their solution to the recession, and a decision by the police to use criminal violence which has plunged them into crisis.
3: Ian Tomlinson Memorial March (Jason N.Parkinson, da100thmonkey) 6:11
Newspaper seller Ian Tomlinson died after being batoned and knocked down by riot police on the G20 Meltdown protests. On 11 April people marched in his memory.
4: Tamil – break the silence! (da100thmonkey, Jason N. Parkinson) 12:49
80 million tamils worldwide – 300,000 in the UK – raise their voices in unity against nearly 30 years of genocide in Sri Lanka.
5: DAN in Birmingham (Indefilms) 5:26
The Disabled Peoples Direct Action Netowrk occupy Birmingham’s housing and social services department, demanding independent living.
6: Sooty and Sweep do G20 (da100thmonkey) 7:33
G20 Bankers’ Tea Party!
7: Global Economic Meltdown (Jason N. Parkinson) 10:00
Frontline eyewitness reporting from the baton charges, the blood and injuries and the iron curtain G20 clampdown on the press and protest.
8: Dundee: Prisme occupation (Reel News) 6:00
Another great response to the shutting down of a factory, as the cardboard packaging workers refuse to leave and plan to reopen the factory as a workers’ cooperative.
9: Waterford crystal – under occupation (Reel News) 13:00
The first of the current wave of factory occupations, as Waterford Crystal workers refuse to let an Irish institution be shut down and the community of Waterford destroyed.

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Issue 17, February 2009

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1: Free Palestine! Smash Zionism! (Reel News) 32:23
The massacre in Gaza is the latest arocity in a 60 year racist zionist agenda. This film looks at the history of the region, what zionism really stands for, and the true horror of what is really happening.
2: Gaza: Occupy your college! (Reel News) 10:40
As the movement builds to end zionism, more and more colleges are being occupied with concrete demands for action. Includes inspiring footage from SOAS, LSE and Kings. ***PLAY***
3: Smash EDO: Decom (Schmovies) 4:46
More effective action, as the Brighton factory making components for weapons used by Israel is brought to a shuddering halt.
4: Lowkey: Peace Now – Palestine (Da 100th Monkey) 5:00
London based rapper Lowkey delivers his message to the protestors in Hyde Park.
5: Boiling Point (Jason N. Parkinson) 16:00
A visual account of the pro & anti Israel protests between the 3rd & 11th of January.
6: Afghanistan: The Forgotten War (Guy Smallman/Reel News) 11:38
Guy Smallman’s photo report shows the devastating effects of a war of  “liberation” on the Afghani people.
7: John Sinclair on tour (Reel News) 12:22
Poet, writer, revolutionary and ex-manager of the legendary MC5 captured on his recent visit to London.
8: Mutate Britain (Reel News) 8:00
The Mutoid Waste Company’s recent exhibition of cutting edge street art, futuristic recycled metal vehicles and more.

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Issue 16, December 2008

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1: The Legacy of the Black Panthers (Reel News) 20:49
Spawned by the U.S. civil rights movement of the 60s, the Black Panther Party have been constantly misrepresented. Here ex-members speak for themselves about the work of this great revolutionary party and why they are still so relevant today. ***PLAY***
2: Bus drivers strike (Reel News) 11:10
Bus drivers in London unite across the different companies for a decent pay rise, in the largest, angriest pickets seen since the postal workers strike.
3: What happens to the innocent? (MOJO) 17:05
Problems encountered by four miscarriages of justice victims – Paddy Hill, Andy Smith, Tommy Campbell and Robert Brown. Includes the work done by the Miscarriages of Justice Organisation, and their goal of a retreat for the victims of injustice.
4: Global Economic Crisis (Jason N. Parkinson) 10:57
October 10 2008 became known as Black Friday, the day the global financial market went into the largest meltdown in history. In London united political groups massed and tried to march on the city, in protest at the £500 billion taxpayer bailout.
5: ‘Prison’ – A one man play by Charlie Ryder (Reel News/Charlie Ryder) 18:30
Charlie Ryder was sentenced to 16 months in prison for defending himself against the police, when they viciously attacked a demonstration to shut down the BNP in Welling. This is his story.
6: 10th United Families and Friends march (Jason N. Parkinson) 4:26
The tenth silent march on Downing Street to highlight custody deaths saw families of the dead pay tribute to stalwart campaigner Pauline Campbell who died earlier this year.
7: Brukman Clothing Factory (Reel News) 21:08
A lasting legacy of the uprising in Argentina in 2001/02 has been the incredible occupied factories movement. The women of Brukman were the first to realise ‘a factory without bosses’.

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Argentina special – Nov 2008

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1: Argentina in Revolt (Reel News/Miss Diagnosed) 33:08

We last saw a banking system collapse in Argentina in 2001. The resultant uprising brought down 4 governments in 10 days and saw millions of ordinary people take to the streets with the cry of “QUE SE VAYAN TODOS” – GET RID OF THEM ALL!

2: Brukman Clothing Factory (Reel News) 20:00

A lasting legacy of the uprising has been the incredible occupied factories movement – there are now over 300 workplaces in Argentina under workers’ control. The women of Brukman were the first to realise ‘a factory without bosses’.

3: Zanon ceramics factory (Reel News, first presented in Reel News 2) 12:57

Zanon was the first factory to occupy. The largest ceramics factory in Latin America, it now boasts 500 workers running things collectively.

4: Hotel Bauen (Grupo Alavio, first presented in Reel News 11) 20:51

A luxury hotel in the centre of Buenos Aires, under workers’ control since 2003 and an amazing centre of political activity.

5: Tube Workers’ fight for a 6 hour day (Grupo Alavio, first presented in Reel News 4) 19:40

One of the most militant group of workers in Argentina, the tube workers demanded a 6 hour day on the same wages and conditions as for an hour day – and won!

 

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Issue 15, September 2008

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1: Climate Caravan (da 100th monkey) 4:22
The build up to the highly successful camp starts in July as the climate caravan begins its journey from Heathrow to Kingsnorth power station.
2: Climate Camp – Agrofuels (Reel News/Cine Rebelde/Lasojamata) 17:00
See the brilliant action during climate camp, the horrific truth behind biofuels and the growing fightback in Paraguay.
3: Tipping Point (Leo Murray) 11:34
Animated film form Plane Stupid’s Leo Murray, explaining how runaway climate change could begin…and what we can do to stop it.
4: Climate Camp – Kingsnorth (Reel News) 19:00
Arguments and direct action against new coal fired power stations, a bigger trade union presence at the camp and the growing campaign for green jobs and just transition. ***PLAY***
5: Reporting Climate Camp (Jason N. Parkinson) 11:27
Police seem hellbent this year on making journalists’ lives as difficult as possible in between their hopeless attempts at stopping the camp…
6: Press Freedom: Collateral Damage (Jason N. Parkinson) 9:28
…and this NUJ commissioned film shows it’s not an isolated example, as freedom of the press comes under increasing attack.
7: 402(Trailer) (Punkvert) 5:45
Trailer of Punkvert’s film of political artists collective The Treatment Rooms’ astonishing visit to America to witness their friend’s execution.
8: Roma in Italy (John Sinha/Jess Hurd) 14:47
Berlusconi is back in power, and now Rome has a neo-fascist mayor. Roma families speak out over the state-sponsored surge in racism they are now having to endure.
9: Batons n’ Bombs (Schmovies) 16:13
The Smash EDO carnival in Brighton runs rings round the police yet again as the beleagured bomb factory takes another body blow.

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Issue 14, June 2008

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1: Public Sector Pay Freeze (Reel News) 16:00
PCS, NUT and UCU members all take strike action together against Brown’s public sector pay freeze. Views from the picket lines, a solidarity performance from Billy Bragg and a brilliant march and rally in London.
2: London Welcomes George Bush (Jason Parkinson) 9:18
A Stop the War demonstration against Bush is marred by an unprovoked attack by police using metal batons against peaceful protestors – mysteriously absent from the corporate media coverage.
3: India: Earth Worm, Company Man (extract) (Samarendra & Amarendra Das) 23:39
The incredible story of the social movements in India stopping mining companies from plundering their natural resources and throwing them off their land.
4: Haringey Independence Day (Reel News) 12:18
Community activists in North London join together in a great initiative to broaden and deepen existing networks.
5: Stop Airport Expansion Demo (Reel News) 12:37
The latest salvo in an increasingly confident campaign that is looking capable of a famous victory, as a demonstration at Heathrow culminates in the formation of a giant human “NO”.
6: Ilan Pappe on Palestine (Ed Hill) 14:45
We don’t usually show a speech on its own, but this is an exception – a brilliant, hard hitting analysis of Palestine by the Israeli author of “The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine”.
7: Conflict: Carlo Giuliani (Conflict/Guy Smallman/Reel News) 5:16
Conflict’s furious response to the murder of Carlo by Italian police at the G8 protests in Italy in 2001 This is also the first ever AVCD produced in Britain. ***PLAY***

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Issue 13, April 2008

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1: Iraq: Speaking out Against The War (Reel News) 23:48
On the 5th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, 1.2 million people are dead and millions have been made refugees. Ex-SAS man Ben Griffin reveals British collusion in torture (before he was gagged by the MOD), plus ex-Guantanamo detainee Moazzam Begg and Salaam Ismael from Doctors for Iraq.
2: Save Our Schools! (Reel News) 22:55
City academies mean privatisation of education. Leading campaigners expose the true agenda, with action from the campaigns in Stoke and Pimlico and news from the Anti-Academies Conference. ***PLAY***
3: The Stoned Master: Performance Poetry (Reel News) 10:05
Brilliant, abrasive, hilarious poems from The Stoned Master at his monthly residency in Brixton.
4: No Third Runway! (Reel News/Plane Stupid) 22:00
The No Third Runway campaign take us on a tour around the villages affected by Heathrow expansion, Plane Stupid mount an audacious protest fro the roof of Parliament, and a flash mob descends on Heathrw for the opening of Terminal 5.
5: Coastguards Strike! (Reel News) 7:39
PCS members in the fourth emergency service take strike action for the first time in their 150 year history over pay scales starting at £11,000 a year – barely minimum wage. ***PLAY***
6: On The Verge: The anti-war Film The Police Want to Ban! (extract) (Schmovies) 11:52
An extract from the feature film of the Smash EDO bomb factory campaign in Brighton – out now. When Schmovies took the film on tour, the police tried to stop it from being shown in a number of places – surely not because of how stupid they are made to look by defending the indefensible?!

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Issue 12, January 2008

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1: Stop Them Privatising Our Schools (Reel News) 21:21
City academies are increasingly being imposed on reluctant communities. Venture capitalists, religious organisations and multinationals with no educational experience are being given schools on the cheap to do with as they like. This film focusses on 4 campaigns in London to stop them – Pimlico, Wembley, Islington Green and Frank Barnes.
2: Communties Against Guns and Knives (Reel News) 6:05
A new group in Haringey, North London organise a march against gun and knife crime, and against the demonisation of our kids.
3: After Sangatte (Oscar Beard) 13:53
Refugees from Iraq and the Middle East, fleeing war, are stuck in Calais with no food or shelter – while the UK government responsible for those wars refuses to let them in.
4: From Jerusalem to Haringey (Reel News) 13:14
The twinning movement is about ordinary people in the UK making links with their counterparts in Palestine, forming friendships and delivering long term practical solidarity.
5: Holloway Prison: Another Death (Reel News) 9:57
Every time a woman dies in prison, Pauline Campbell organises a direct action protest outside the prison concerned. The number of deaths is rising sharply – shame on the Home Office!
6: Volviendo (extract) (Laurence Martin) 10:31
A film charting the return to Chile of a political refugee, to sing a song he wrote for the youngest person to be executed during the military overthrow of Allende’s popular government.
7: Policing the Pollution (Oscar Beard) 9:51
In the process of building a new oil refinery off the shores of Ireland, Shell are illegally polluting the water supply to the people of Mayo.
8: Tara: Skullduggery (Schmovies) 12:05
The bulldozing of ancient and sacred Irish burial mound Tara to make way for a four lane motorway. Protestors take direct action to enforce EU law.

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Issue 11, November 2007

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1: Postal Workers’ Strike – Reject The Deal! (Reel News) 21:10
After a magnificent campaign of strike action in open defiance of the anti-trade union laws to stop huge cuts in wages and conditions, the postal workers were sold a deal by the CWU leadership which fell far short of what they deserved. ***PLAY***
2: Troops Out Now (Oscar Beard) 9:57
The police tries to ban the Stop the War march on Parliament.
3: The Oil Bank of Scotland (Oscar Beard) 5:06
Climate Change protestors put pressure on the Royal Bank of Scotland to change their huge investments in the oil and gas industries to something more positive.
4: Construction Safety Campaign: Wembley Stadium (Reel News/Oscar Beard) 9:44
More people die in the workplace than in wars, and in the UK 80% of those deaths are in the construction industry. Here we commemorate the brave fight by Patrick O’Sullivan’s family to have a plaque in his memory put up at Wembley Stadium, where he died in 2004.
5: United Friends and Families March (Reel News/Oscar Beard) 7:44
Every year more people die in police custody, and still no cops have ever been prosecuted. But the families seeking justice will not be silenced.
6: Argentina: Hotel Bauen (Grupo Alavio) 21:00
Hotel Bauen is a 4 star hotel in the centre of Buenos Aires, run collectively by its workers and at the centre of the growing occupied workplaces movement.
7: Reel News Live: David Rovics (Oscar Beard) 6:40
The brilliant political songwriter from America, live in London.
8: Return to Palestine (extract) (Ed Hill) 12:24
Extract from a film of a visit to Palestine by the twinning movement in Bristol to help pick olives, and an insight into day to day life under intolerable conditions.

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Issue 10, October 2007

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1: Heathrow Camp for Climate Action (Reel News) 21:10

Watch this brilliant display of resistance as the camp for climate action teams up with the local “no third runway” campaign for a week at Heathrow.

2: Prison Officers Strike (Reel News/Oscar Beard) 9:25

At last! Who would have predicted that the first union to defy the anti-trade union laws this year would be..the prison officers association?!

3: Metronet strike (Reel News) 9:46

The other great piece of direct action this month comes from RMT engineers, protesting against plans for job losses, cuts and changes in conditions as the private company who ran the tube goes bankrupt. The plans quickly fall apart after the London tube network is brought to a standstill…

4: Trail of Destruction (Reel News) 19:11

As the campaign to save the William Morris Gallery gathers pace, local art activists anti-scrap organise a walk round the borough the borough of Waltham Forest, pointing out the destruction of art, leisure and education facilities.

5: Wanted (No Budget Films) 6:50

A lonely hearts advert from poet Miss Dolly Ginsberg.

6: History 101 (Schmovies) 4:04

News from Brighton on the latest attempt to suppress the right to protest.

7: Wembley Occupation (Reel News/Oscar Beard) 5:27

Despite a chronic shortage of schools in the poor end of Brent, venture capitalists attempt to build an academy in the rich end of the borough, near Wembley stadium, on a well used community stadium. So Wembley teachers occupy the site.

8: Tara Tara Tara (Schmovies) 22:02

The Irish Government, in contravention of EU law, are disgracefully allowing the building of a four lane motorway through the middle of Tara, an ancient burial ground of enormous significance. Please help this important campaign to stop them destroying yet another part of our culture.

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