Join the Global Uprisings media collective for a special multi-media presentation on the blockades and riots that have spread to more than 170 United States cities following the failure to indict the police for killing Eric Garner and Micheal Brown. They will show their material from actions in Oakland, San Francisco, and New York City along with material filmed by others in Ferguson and Berkeley. There will also be a discussion on state repression, racism, and resistance in the USA.
About Global Uprisings
Global Uprisings is an independent news site and video series dedicated to showing responses to the economic crisis and authoritarianism. Since 2011, filmmaker Brandon Jourdan and researcher Marianne Maeckelbergh have produced 24 online viral documentary films about the uprisings, rebellions, revolts, and revolutions that have spread around the world. All of their films are completely free online at www.globaluprisings.org.
Their short films detail social movements in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Egypt, Greece, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, the UK, and the US. Their films cover strikes and demonstrations in the UK, the large-scale housing occupations and street mobilizations in Spain, the various general strikes, protests, and factory occupations in Greece, the revolution in Egypt, the Gezi Park uprising in Turkey, the 2014 social explosion in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the revolt against austerity in Portugal, and the occupy movement and the recent protests over the police murder of Michael Brown and Eric Garner in the United States.