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Why oppose the Vancouver 2010 Olympics

Posted in Corporations, Direct Action & Civil Disobedience, Environment, Housing Rights, Immigration & Borders, Indigenous, Police State, Prisoner Support, Revolution with tags on February 10, 2010 by 571mul570r

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The Olympic Resistance Network has called for a convergence to protest the Vancouver Winter Olympics. This video explains some the reasons why these activists have organized the first ever anti-Olympic summit.

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Star Wars – The Environmentalists Version

Posted in Corporations, Direct Action & Civil Disobedience, Environment, Revolution with tags , , , , , , on February 6, 2010 by 571mul570r

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The weapon of choice, a vegan cream pie“I don’t know if you know this, but the original draft of the movie star wars was not written by Lucas, the original draft was written by environmentalists. And it’s a little bit different”

Those were the first words I ever heard Derrick Jensen speak, and my world view has never been the same since. The year was 2006 and I had just moved to New York City to work for Democracy Now!. I was taping the Community Solutions conference, a peak oil convention held at Cooper Union. Unlike the other speakers, Derrick did not talk about about solar panels or wind turbines. He spoke of our culture’s systematic destruction of the planet and of the failure of the environmental movement. After hearing his talk, I immediately sought out his books and the first seeds of END:CIV were planted.

The “Star Wars” piece is one of Derrick’s best analogies, one that delivers a precise critique of mainstream environmental groups.

Directed by Franklin López, Motion Graphic support by pussykrew. Production assistance by Paul Clarke, Annette Fick, Rosalee Yagihara and Chris Bevacqua.

END:CIV – Clear Cuts

Posted in Corporations, Direct Action & Civil Disobedience, Environment, Indigenous, Police State, Revolution with tags , , on February 6, 2010 by 571mul570r

This rough cut features Qwatsinas of the Nuxalk Nation who inhabit the central coast of British Columbia and Zoe Blunt from the Forest Action Network. I shot the footage a few years ago at Wild Earth, an eco-activist camp on Vancouver Island. The footage is standard definition. Since then, I have shot shocking clear cuts in Oregon using a Panasonic AG-HVX200A. Below are some photos of that shoot. The archival footage comes from Archive.org, Pickaxe and Qwatsinas’ collection. The music is by stig inge oy.

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Government of Occupation

Posted in Direct Action & Civil Disobedience, Police State, Revolution with tags , , , , , on February 4, 2010 by 571mul570r

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This is the first test I did to see if the film idea for END:CIV would fly. The aspect ratio is 4:3 which I will adjust to 16:9 in the coming months. Derrick Jensen came to Vancouver in 2007 and I taped him giving his powerful “Endgame talk” in front of a green screen at VIVO. The archival footage is from Archive.org.

END:CIV Premise 1

Posted in Corporations, Direct Action & Civil Disobedience, Environment, Revolution with tags on February 3, 2010 by 571mul570r

This piece breaks down the first premise of Derrick Jensen’s Endgame

Civilization is not and can never be sustainable. This is especially true for industrial civilization.

Features interviews with Ward Churchill, John Zerzan, Derrick Jensen, Lierre Keith and Michael Becker

http://endciv.com

All Out Against the 2010 Winter Olympic Games!

Posted in Direct Action & Civil Disobedience, Environment, General News, Housing Rights, Indigenous, Police State, Revolution with tags on January 11, 2010 by 571mul570r

orn_psa_thumbThe 2010 Winter Olympics will take place in Vancouver & Whistler, on unceded Indigenous land, from February 12-28 2010. We call on all anti-capitalist, Indigenous, housing rights, labour, migrant justice, environmental, anti-war, community-loving, anti-poverty, civil libertarian, and anti colonial activists to come together to confront this two-week circus and the oppression it represents. We are organizing towards a global anti-capitalist and anti-colonial convergence against the 2010 Olympic Games.

BASIC SCHEDULE: The basic plan thus far is: – Conference and People’s Summit on Wed Feb 10- Thurs Feb 11 – Fri Feb 12: Take Back Our City! “Welcome” the 2010 Olympic Torch with Free Games, Free Speech, and Free Food! Beginning with a festival at the Vancouver Art Gallery at 3 pm, followed by a parade and protest to BC Place Stadium. Details, including childcare arrangements, at: 2010welcoming.wordpress.com

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