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Liberated Landscapes

A culture jammer in London demonstrates several new ways to clean up mental toxins in our cities. Join his campaign against visual pollution and outdoor advertising at Liberated Landscapes.

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Debt-Sinners

Economic anthropologist David Graeber talks about his latest book, Debt: the First 5,000 Years, and the debt-guilt complex fermented by austerity parties in Europe.

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Momentum Builds Against Fracking

The blockade depicted in this video is the latest in a series of escalating actions against hydrofracking in the Marcellus Shale. Last May, residents of Butler County occupied the office of State Representative Brian Ellis, demanding accountability for widespread contamination caused by horizontal drilling. In June, seven families, along with dozens of supporters, blocked the entrance to the Riverdale Mobile Home Community to prevent their imminent eviction at the hands of Aqua America PVR. On June 17, 1,000 Ohioans stormed the statehouse in Columbus and passed a “people’s resolution” banning hydrofracking. Most recently, a 31-year-old landowner from Athens County, Ohio chained herself to concrete barrels and shut down operations at one of Ohio’s 170 injection wells, which contain about 95% of the toxic and radioactive fracking waste generated from Pennsylvania drilling. Check out the rest of the story at EarthFirst!

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#iam132 Manifesto

The #YoSoy132 (#iam132) movement in Mexico started with the protest of 132 university students against the leading Mexican 2012 presidential candidate, Enrique Peña Nieto, and his close ties with the national media. Today, the protest has morphed into a popular nationwide campaign for freedom of information and media democracy that could bring about a historical change in Mexican politics.

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The Extreme Center

Reporting from lockdown in the UK, WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange interviews professor Noam Chomsky and author Tariq Ali about the convergence of mainstream politics into an all-encompassing and dangerous middle. Assange also invites these two intellectual heavy weights to give their thoughts on the Arab Spring and where the global movement might strike next.

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West Bank: 5 Broken Cameras

In 2005, Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat bought his first video camera. Originally intending to record the birth of his son, Burnat ended up capturing five years of turmoil and non-violent resistance in Bil’in, a West Bank village under increasing threat from Israeli settlements. Burnat uses his five cameras — each one broken successively during conflicts between villagers and the occupying forces — to document the struggle for Bil’in, as farms are bulldozed, new Israeli homes are built, and protests intensify. “I know they may knock on my door at any moment,” says Burnat, “But I’ll just keep filming. It helps me confront life and survive.”

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Quebec: Red Square Revolt

It started with students — first a few at the Université Laval, and then hundreds of thousands, filling the streets every day and every night, wearing red squares (carrés rouges) to symbolize the giant debt they’d accrue if their government went ahead with proposed tuition hikes. Now the movement has turned into a bigger revolt against austerity measures in Quebec — a grève générale illimitée (#ggi) or unlimited general strike questioning the fundamentals of liberal democracy and capitalism. This short video summarizes the strike, its goals, and the persistence of protestors even as the Quebec government attempts to institute draconian anti-protest laws.

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