The Human Impact of the War on Drugs Dr. Shaylih Muehlmann Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies

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Dr. Shaylih Muehlmann on the failure of the war on drugs

«Grands soirs et petits matins» (1978) du réalisateur étatsunien William Klein sur les evenements du Mai 1968 à Paris.

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Grands Soirs, Petits matins (William Klein, 1978)

 "Escadrons de la Mort, l´école française (VOSE) réalisée par la journaliste française Marie Monique Robin qui a aussi écrit le livre du même titre paru chez La Découverte en 2008

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Escadrons de la Mort, l´école française

Videos tomados por estudiantes de la Escuela Normal de Ayotzinapa con sus telefonos celulares la noche del ataque el 26 de septiembre de 2014

"La noche del 26 de septiembre policías de Iguala y Cocula, obedeciendo órdenes del alcalde igualteco, atacaron a los normalistas de Ayotzinapa, mataron a tres y a otros 43 se los entregaron a Guerreros Unidos, grupo que presuntamente los asesinó e incineró. Esa es la versión oficial. Pero una investigación periodística, basada en documentos oficiales, videos y testimonios, cuenta otra historia: El ataque fue orquestado y ejecutado por la Policía Federal, con la complicidad o franca colaboración del Ejército" del articulo Iguala: la historia no oficial de Anabel Hernández y Steve Fisher Revista Proceso  Diciembre 2014  y citado en
The Missing Forty-Three: The Government’s Case Collapses Francisco Goldman New Yorker 8 Junio 2015

Slavoj Žižek: Political Correctness is a More Dangerous Form of Totalitarianism


This isn't to say that people should be allowed to go around treating others poorly, but Žižek argues that employing coercion and scare tactics to instill a state of forced behavior completely missed the point. To Žižek, the kinds of obscenity targeted by political correctness are much more effective at breeding a sense of shared solidarity than most alternatives.

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"The Brussels Business" (Friedrich Moser ,Matthieu Lietaert 2012)  
"The Brussels Business" is a  2012 documentary film directed by Friedrich Moser and Matthieu Lietaert about the lack of transparency and the influence of lobbyists on the decision-making process in Brussels, the European Union capital.
Produced  by Steven Dhoedt and Friedrich Moser.
Blue and Green Productions  Visual Antics Not So Crazy  Official Site

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Puertas giratorias, vasos comunicantes del poder January 2015 Rescue the Register! How to make EU lobby transparency credible and reliable Report Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU) June 13
Revolving Door Watch Information on EU officials who have gone through the revolving door into lobby or industry jobs Corporate Europe Observatory

 The law in these parts ( Ra'Anan Aelxandrowicz, 2013)

Can a modern democracy impose a prolonged military occupation on another people while retaining its core democratic values?
Since Israel conquered the territories of the West Bank and Gaza Strip in the 1967 war, the military has imposed thousands of orders and laws, established military courts, sentenced hundreds of thousands of Palestinians, enabled half a million Israeli "settlers" to move to the Occupied Territories and developed a system of long-term jurisdiction by an occupying army that is unique in the entire world.
The men entrusted with creating this new legal framework were the members of Israel's military legal corps. Responding to a constantly changing reality, these legal professionals have faced (and continue to face) complex judicial and moral dilemmas in order to develop and uphold a system of long-term military “rule by law” of an occupied population, all under the supervision of Israel's Supreme Court, and, according to Israel, in complete accordance with international law.
The Law In These Parts explores this unprecedented and little-known story through testimonies of the military legal professionals who were the architects of the system and helped run it in its formative years. The film attempts to ask some crucial questions that are often skirted or avoided: Can such an occupation be achieved within a legal framework that includes genuine adherence to the principles of rule-of-law? Should it? What are the costs that a society engaged in such a long term exercise must bear? And what are the implications of the very effort to make a documentary film about such a system? 
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B'Tselem  The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories

"Comunicación, poder y democracia" Manuel Castells (Vilaweb, 2011)

El sociólogo Manuel Castells en #acampadabcn (27/05/2011), Plaza de Cataluña. Charla titulada "Comunicación, poder y democracia" grabada por Vilaweb y subida por Christian Hdez
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La Bataille de Malville (Patrice Morel, 1977)
La bataille de Malville - 1/5 : Le forcing nucléaire poustik99 
1ere partie Documentaire historique de Patrice Morel diffusé sur France 3 en 2007    sur mobilisations contre la construction d'une méga-centrale nucléaire ("Superphénix") spécialement la manifestation et la répression policière de la manifestation a Creys-Malville le 31 Juillet 1979 marquent un des points tournants du mouvement autonome  en France 
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Somaliland vs Somalia June  AlJazeera English Inside Story (June 2010)

 Somaliland vs Somalia June 24th, 2010
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Entrevista con Manuel Rodriguez Becerra (ex-ministro de Medio Ambiente de Colombia) Razon Publica Nov. 2012

Entrevista realizada por Razón Publica con Manuel Rodríguez, ex-ministro de Medio Ambiente (1994-98) colombiano, reflexiones sobre que supone en términos de coste, beneficios y amenazas para la justicia ambiental el crecimiento de la actividad extractiva y por definición la industria minera en Colombia. Ver igualmente Cerro Matoso: la punta del iceberg publicado en Razón Publica el 8 Oct 12

Indignados en Bogota Oct 17, 2012 by

"Ni indiferentes, ni callados, ni inmóviles. Nosotras, nosotros, la otra, no dejaremos a nuestras compañeras y compañeros solos, solas. Ni en la cárcel, ni en su dolor, ni en su rabia, ni en su lucha. No importan ni el tiempo que tarde ni la coyuntura que allá arriba decidan e impongan. No importa si somos muchos o pocos. No importa si se nos ataca o se nos alaba. No importa si se nos comprende y apoya, o si se nos condena y persigue. Cumpliremos el deber primero que adquirimos como parte de la otra: ser con los otros y otras, apoyarnos, no dejarnos solos. Seguiremos gritando y seguiremos movilizando, todos, todas, en todo el país... Calculan que los golpes y amenazas, el tiempo, las mentiras y el silencio terminarán por mandarnos a un rincón olvidado. Se equivocan. Seguiremos con nuestras protestas y movilizaciones. Sabrán que acá abajo ni perdonamos ni olvidamos. Y no será la nuestra una rabia como la de antes, como la de siempre. No. Ahora es y será una indignación organizada, otra rabia.
Apenas empezamos, no nos detendremos"
Tomado de "Otra rabia, nuestra indignación organizada" Subcomandante insurgente Marcos. México, Mayo de 2006.
 Where is Prageeth Eknaligoda?

 Where is Prageeth Eknaligoda? An Urgent Action by Amnesty International
Prageeth Eknaligoda, a Sri Lankan journalist and political analyst, went missing on January 24, 2010, shortly after leaving work at the Lanka-e-News office in Homagama, near the capital Colombo. Local residents told the Sri Lankan press of seeing a white van without number plates close to his house around this time. His wife, Sandya Eknaligoda, was taken into custody when she went to lodge a complaint with the Homagama police on January 25, 2010; she was subsequently released. Mr. Eknaligoda had previously been abducted on August 27, 2009 by a group who arrived in a white van; he was released the following day. Since 2006, at least 14 media workers have been killed in Sri Lanka, with no one held accountable for these murders. Numerous journalists have been detained while others have left the country after receiving death threats
Silencing dissent.Media workers under attack in Sri Lanka 2010 Amnesty International Report.
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 The US and Honduras (Al Jazzera 2012)

 The US and Honduras Fault Lines Al Jazzera English August 15th 2012 Honduras has become the newest front in the US war on drugs in Latin America. The US has provided financial support for both the police and the military there in spite of its deep corruption issues.Furthermore, members of both institutions have been linked to a range of killings. Political dissidents, human rights workers and members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community have all been killed at alarming rates. In May, a mission in the Moskitia region, which was led by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), left four innocent civilians killed and four others wounded. It was followed by two more incidents where a US DEA agent shot and killed an alleged drug trafficker. Local communities have demanded a thorough investigation but so far nothing has been done. The US has a long and controversial history in Honduras. In the 1980s, the US built a base there and trained an elite Honduran military unit. That unit went on to carry out tortures, kidnappings and killings.Who is responsible? What should be the role of the US in Honduras? And what happened that night in the Moskitia when a US raid ended up leaving innocent people dead? 

Speak Rich in Tabernaque

"Speak Rich in Tabernaque" Texte de Marie-Christine Lemieux-Couture, récité par Katia Gagnon au parc Émilie-Gamelin, le 25 avril 2012, durant la manifestation "Ostie de grosse manif de soir" sur À propos du Printemps Erable au Québec, un mouvement pan-américain de refus de l’endettement scolaire obligatoire Archyves 14 Mai 2012

Que la por canviï de bàndol (Terra Cremada" nº2 2011)

Que la por canviï de bàndol
Text: "Terra Cremada" nº2 2011  música: Corazón del Sapo - "Ritmos de Resistencia" Video que recull diversos episodis de mobilització social i repressió, especialment a Barcelona i Astúries, entre 2010 i 2012.  Un resum que inclou la Vaga General del 29 de setembre de 2010, el desnonament d'una família hipotecada al barri de El Clot, el desallotjament de la AcampadaBCN a Placa Catalunya el 27 de maig de 2011, l' intent de Bloqueig del Parlament de Catalunya el 15 de juny de 2011, la Vaga General del 29 de marc del 2012 i finalment imatges de les mobilitzacions del sector miner entre Maig i Juny 2013

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War on Democracy (John Pilger, 2004)

War on Democracy A  documentary (in high definition)  by Australian filmmaker John Pilger on Americas recent history. Focuses on developments in Guatemala, El Salvador, Venezuela, Bolivia and Chile. Pilger interviews several ex-CIA agents who purportedly took part in secret campaigns against democratic countries . Establishes the role and responsibility of the US-based School of the Americas in training and providing guidance for military forces in such countries as El Salvador, Guatemala, Colombia, Chile and Argentina.

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