Monthly Archives: January 2012

Sarkozy: Président ou candidat, c’est la crise qui compte

On Sunday 29 January 2012, French President Nicolas Sarkozy (once again) monopolised prime time on several French television channels in order to announce a number of important economic measures to be undertaken in the short to medium term. With under … Continue reading

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Taking stock: Occupy in late January by Jeffrey Masko

With wind and rain, OWSW ushered in a new phase of Occupy with the January 20th day of actions in the financial district of San Francisco. Any claim that Occupy is dead or in decline has been proven to be … Continue reading

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Video artist Joan Loague and Occupy Wall St.

Noted video portrait artist, Joan Logue has been documenting the “Occupy Wall Street” event since it began to until December 7th. Her pieces ( here ) are short takes on Occupy actions and activity around in Zuccotti park and Brooklyn, … Continue reading

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Leur dette, notre démocratie: synthèse

On 15 January 2012 an international conference, organised by ATTAC and Médiapart, took place in Paris on the subject of debt and the crisis of democracy. The following link will take you to a selection of highlights from the conference. … Continue reading

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François Hollande, élections présidentielles et la crise

In his first ‘grand meeting’ of the 2012 presidential election campaign, held at le Bourget 22 January 2012, the PS candidate François Hollande outlined his reflections on how he understands the role of French President. In a very wide-ranging speech … Continue reading

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Video and the occupy movement or comment filmer une révolution

The last post was about an article analysing the formal choices made by current oppositional video. This link here is to something very, very different. It is essentially a ‘how to’ manual for oppositional film-making. Multi-camera film-making, camera angles and … Continue reading

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video and the occupy movement

As is well known, video material has played a key role both for the occupy movement and in the Arab Spring (on the latter see here). Given that amateur and non-mainstream videos challenge the hegemony of dominant media, multiply the impact … Continue reading

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