Category Archives: Protest and mobilisation

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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Another great series of talks on the crisis

With the same interviewer as for the talks mentioned in the blog immediately below, Antoine Mercier seeks new approaches to the crisis from a range of leading intellectuals from disciplines such as sociology, history, philosophy, economics or the arts. Some … Continue reading

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Frederic Lordon on the Occupy movement

Frederic Lordon is one of the leading French critical economists and has been an essential intellectual voice since the crisis began. On this short video he explains (in French) why he finds the Occupy movement so important and the particular … Continue reading

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Christian Mahieux on the experience of the pension struggle in France

Christian Mahieux is one of the funders of Sud-rail, an important new trade union that emerged in the 1990s and expressed dissatisfaction with the modes of practice of older union federations. He played a prominent role in the mass mobilisations of … Continue reading

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Meeting between the Occupy movement and the dock workers? / Rencontre du mouvement Occupy et des dockers?

Le mouvement Occupy convoque ses partisans à une journée de mobilisation visant à fermer tous les ports du côte ouest des Etats-Unis.  Pour voir l’appel, cliquez ici. Et pour voir la vidéo (tres professionnel) qui annonce la mobilisation, voir ici. … Continue reading

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Films courts sur la crise / short films about the crisis

Pour voir une série de films courts (pédagogiques, satiriques ou tout simplement engagés) sur la crise voir ici.Et pour voir un film légendaire sur une autre crise, celle des années 1930, La Vie est à nous, dont la production fut dirigée … Continue reading

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