In Colombia more than 10,000 indigenous people march in protest against President Alvaro Uribe.
They are protesting the militarization of their lands, the Free Trade Agreement of the Americas, and continuing state and paramilitary violence against their communities which has led to at least 24 assassinations since early September.
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Over 50 Manchester students staged a flash mob demonstration at the RBS and E.On Recruitments stalls on Thursday 23rd October 2008. The group were protesting against the banks funding of climate chaos and against E.On’s plans to build a new coal power station at Kingsnorth.
At precisely 1pm, loose coal was dumped on the Royal Bank of Scotland and E-On recruitment stalls. Meanwhile, around 50 demonstrators stripped off their jackets to reveal bright yellow t-shirts with the words, “LEAVE IT IN THE GROUND” emblazoned across their chests.
A list of RBS’ environmental crimes was then read out to prospective employees attending the recruitment fair at Manchester Central (GMEX) convention centre. 
Some of the group were then forcibly ejected by security guards whilst others moved on to pay a visit to the E-On recruitment stall. E-On were questioned as to how their plans for a new coal fired power station squared with our commitment to reduce CO2 levels.
Toby Brett, 19, physics student at the University of Manchester says, “RBS, formerly priding itself on being “the oil and gas bank”, vastly outstrips all other UK banks in terms of funding climate change. In fact RBS investments emit more carbon dioxide per year than the whole of Scotland.”
“Whilst I commend them for investing in renewable forms of energy as well as fossil fuels the two simply do not cancel out.”
“We are calling for an immediate halt to highly destructive investment such as in tar sands extraction and a swift switch to renewables. Quite frankly the world cannot wait.”
Marina Gerner, 20, Politics, Philosophy and Economics student and campaigns secretary at the University of Manchester’s Students Union says, “Coal is the dirtiest, most emissions intensive of fossil fuels and it is outrageous to see how our banks invest in it.”
A trailer forBeyondTv international Video festival 2008 hosted in Swansea, Wales on November 22-23 2008
A new hyper-reality television show where candidates compete in front of a live studio audience for American votes!"
The pressure is on as contestants present their positions on a range of social and political issues then face the hard-hitting scrutiny of our panel of judges. The audience at home will delight as contestants are challenged in ways never seen before on the airwaves.
The mainstream media's spectacle of American democracy reaches new heights but this time with a twist. Contestants on our program are in for a surprise: our panel of experts doesn't exactly play by the prescribed rules of television. Unlike the corporate news media of today, which often coddles leading politicians, our judges grill each candidate on their policies with hilarious and unexpected results.
In this week's episode only two weeks before the election, Senator Obama and Senator McCain have their feet held to the fire over shockingly similar positions on both energy and foreign policy.
Who will be this season's champion and take home the grand prize? You'll have to watch and decide that for yourself, then participate by casting your vote* for your favorite performer on November 4th!
*Some restrictions may apply. In certain areas these include, but are not limited to, faulty electronic voting systems, racist voter laws and/or voter roll purges. See your local polling place for details.
This video is a satirical transformative work and constitutes a 'fair use' of any copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. It is an example of a Political Remix Video and was created by re-cutting and re-framing fragments of pop culture media to construct a new re-imagined narrative.
Remixed by Jonathan McIntosh
For a wide-screen version see:
APPROPRIATED SOURCE MATERIAL:
So You Think You Can Dance – Season 3 & 4
2008 US Presidential Debates 1, 2 & 3 – PBS, BBC, PBS
Road to the White House – MSNBC
"The Politics of Dancing" – sung by Re-Flex
UNAFFILIATED LINKS AND RESOURCES:
Rainforest Action Network - ran****
Power Vote - powervote****
Iraq Veterans Against the War - ivaw****
War Resisters League - warresisters****
Energy Action Coalition - energyactioncoalition****
Student Environmental Action Coalition - seac****
Energy Justice Network - energyjustice****
Creative Commons is in the midst of its 2008 fundraising campaign. Find out how you can support Creative Commons at our support site.
To celebrate the campaign, Creative Commons has released “A Shared Culture,” a short video by renowned filmmaker Jesse Dylan. Known for helming a variety of films, music videos, and the Emmy Award-winning “Yes We Can” Barack Obama campaign video collaboration with rapper will.i.am, Dylan created “A Shared Culture” to help spread the word about the Creative Commons mission.
In the video, some of the leading thinkers behind Creative Commons describe how the organization is helping “save the world from failed sharing” through free tools that enable creators to easily make their work available to the public for legal sharing and remix. Dylan puts the Creative Commons system into action by punctuating the interview footage with dozens of photos that have been offered to the public for use under CC licenses. Similarly, he used two CC-licensed instrumental pieces by Nine Inch Nails as the video’s soundtrack music. These tracks, “17 Ghosts II” and “21 Ghosts III,” come from the Nine Inch Nails album Ghosts I-IV, which was released earlier this year under a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license. (See attribution details below.)
GNN’s award-winning video scratch of Talaam Acey's slam epic Smoke Clearz
While Lebanon suffers the Israeli attacks of July 2006, Hanady finds dignity and resistance coming from under the rubble.
Harrowing images of the Israeli attack on Lebanon in 2006 as seen through the letters of journalist and mother Hanady Salman.
Upset by an image in the newspaper of a child injured in the Israeli attack on Lebanon in the newspaper, Hanady's 2-year-old daughter Kinda demands to visit the hospital.....
Ryan and Jen become refugees in Canada, after Ryan refuses to fight in an illegal and immoral war.
Ryan has deserted from the US army because he would not fight an illegal and immoral war, so he and his wife Jen have to flee from safe-house to safe-house across the US to escape arrest.
A deserting soldier and his wife flee across the USA to seek refugee status in Canada. Ryan and Jen joined the military because there were no jobs, but find they have to make a heroic stand in order to escape an illegal and immoral war.
In a small town in Louisiana, six families are fighting for their sons' lives. Now the community strikes back against racist injustice. *******bignoisefilms****