Category Archives: Media and the crisis

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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Occupy France

On 11/11/11 the occupy movement that has swept the globe in recent weeks finally appeared to start in earnest in France. In a move mirroring their international counterparts, the Occupy France movement have set up encampments in Paris and in … Continue reading

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Slavoj Žižek: ‘Now the field is open’

See this link to Žižek’s television interview where he discusses his interpretation of recent upheavals around the world.

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The role of amateur video in the Arab spring

there is a documentary on Al Jazeera about the role of video and amateur social media in the uprisings here. And there is a rich essay by Michael Chanaan on the same topic here.  

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Countering the myths about Greece

This blog (here) is really worth looking at for an informed refutation for some of the myths currently circulating about Greece and Greeks.

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Greece in the crisis: Debtocracy, a freely viewable documentary film

Much of the reporting of the impact of the crisis on Greece has fallen back on lazy cultural stereotypes (virtuous, hard-working Germans being asked to pay for self-indulgent, work-shy Greeks), as a result of which the causes and the impact of … Continue reading

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UK uncut

For a short documentary on UK uncut, its origins, actions and methods, see here

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