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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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99% Quebec

The largest student protest in the history of Canada is taking place. The premier of the Canadian province says that the police violence used against the uprising is keeping the public safe. The images you are about to see say otherwise.

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Occupier returns his war medals to NATO Generals

During the October 25 Occupy eviction in Oakland, Iraqi war veteran Scott Olsen was shot in the head with a bean bag gun by police, fracturing his skull, nearly killing him. Now out of hospital, he made the trek to #Occupychicago to join Iraqi Veterans Against the War in protest against the NATO generals.

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Moral Disconnect

Iraq Veterans Against the War organizer Aaron Hughes will be leading a column of veterans this Sunday at the NATO summit in Chicago where he’ll be returning the service medals he earned in Iraq. The one-time soldier is one of a growing number of American veterans standing up to their former NATO commanders. “Occupations don’t build democracy’s,” he says. Instead, people powered movements like the Arab Spring should be our guide.

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Quebec Student Uprising

Massive unrest is sweeping Quebec in Canada where 15,000 students have taken the streets. On Earth Day, they were joined by more than 300,000 protesters. A short film by Alex Pritz produced for the McGill Daily