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Salt of the Earth

This drama film is one of the first pictures to advance the feminist social and political point of view. Its plot centres on a long and difficult strike, based on the 1951 strike against the Empire Zinc Company in Grant County, New Mexico. In the film, the company is identified as "Delaware Zinc," and the setting is "Zinctown, New Mexico." The film shows how the miners, the company, and the police react during the strike. In neorealist style, the producers and director used actual miners and their families as actors in the film.

The film was called subversive and blacklisted because the International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers sponsored it and many blacklisted Hollywood professionals helped produce it. The union had been expelled from the CIO in 1950 for its alleged communist-dominated leadership.

22M: Madrid Protests on March 22, 2014

Clashes broke out as hundreds of thousands converged in the Spanish capital for a “March of Dignity” against austerity and the right-wing government.

Over 100 people were injured and at least two dozen arrested after clashes broke out following an anti-austerity rally in Madrid last night. Arriving in six columns from all over the country (many of them on foot), hundreds of thousands of protesters converged upon the Spanish capital as part of a nationwide “March of Dignity”.

Bosnia and Herzegovina in spring - Global Uprisings documentary

Short documentary telling the story of the uprising in Bosnia and Herzegovina that started in early February 2014. It is the latest in the Global Uprisings film series. View the full series at www.globaluprisings.org

More Business As Usual with Paul Mattick

The following interview was conducted in December 2013 at Paul Mattick Jr’s home in Brooklyn, NY. Paul Mattick Jr. (born 1944) is a Marxist theorist and philosopher. This is the third in a series of interviews conducted with participants from the Global Uprisings conference, that occurred during the weekend of November 15-17th, 2013. View more videos online at www.globaluprisings.org.

The transcript of this interview was done by Nick Terpolilli.

The Emperors Naked Army Marches On

A documentary about a war veteran and now determined anti militarist Kenzo Okuzaki and his attempts to investigate suspicious murders in his old regiment. He works his way up the chain of command and confronts his former officers and uncovers some grizzly secrets.

The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On is a 1987 documentary following Kenzo Okuzaki and his one man crusade against war and Japan's greatest war criminal Emperor Hirohito. Throughout the film he confronts officers over there crimes during and after the war ended, exposes shocking conditions Japanese soldiers had to endure and ridicules the justifications for the acts and there cover up.

Kameradschaft (Comradeship)

Based on a real disaster in 1906, Kameradschaft is a plea against war and for friendship between peoples, set at a mine that's been split in two following the border changes after WW1. Its the story of French miners rescued by German colleagues after a firedamp explosion.

[Video] Modibo Kadalie on the 1977 Atlanta sanitation workers' strike and direct action

"This damn Maynard Jackson..."

Scholar/actvist Modibo Kadalie discusses his role in organizing direct action during the 1977 Atlanta Sanitation Workers' Strike and dumping garbage at City Hall.

Interviewed in Decatur, Georgia, 6 October 2013.

For a complete account of the strike, see "A Disgrace Before God: Striking Black Sanitation Workers vs. Black Officialdom in 1977 Atlanta" by Jason Schultz: http://libcom.org/library/disgrace-god-striking-black-sanitation-workers-vs-black-officialdom-1977-atlanta

[Video] Modibo Kadalie on the "bat patrols": Community self-defense and the 1981 Atlanta child murders

Scholar/actvist Modibo Kadalie discusses helping to organize community self-defense in the Techwood Homes housing projects during the 1981 Atlanta Child Murders.

Interviewed in Decatur, Georgia, 6 October 2013.

Dr. Kadalie's writings are available from On Our Own Authority! Publishing.
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Maurice Brinton interview (1990)

Interview with Chris Pallis (aka Maurice Brinton) produced by Agora International during the Cerisy Colloquium. He talks about the importance of Cornelius Castoriadis’ (aka Paul Cardan)’s ideas in his break from Trotskyism, and the ‘Solidarity’ group, of which he was the most prominent member.

Source: Agora International

Radical Printshop Collectives of the 1970s and 80s

This half-hour lecture by former radical printshop worker and LSE lecturer Jess Baines investigates the largely forgotten history of the radical design and print collectives of the 1970s and 80s.

Inspired by French general strike of 1968, radical print co-ops came together all over Britain and, for a time, created a sustained alternative design and print scene based off a combination of paid commercial work from broad left groups such as unions, "red" labour councils and radical working class organisations, alongside a commitment to pushing radical messages as often as possible.