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FTAA Protest Radio Documentary

Just days after arriving home from Quebec City and the protests surrounding the Summit of the Americas, Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center journalists Paul Kotheimer, Peter Miller and others compiled a half-hour radio documentary of their journey and experiences on the streets of Quebec City during the protests

Urbana IMC Journalists Document their Quebec City Experiences:
Radio Documentary on the Summit of the Americas

Just days after arriving home from Quebec City and the protests surrounding the Summit of the Americas, Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center journalists Paul Kotheimer, Peter Miller and others compiled a half-hour radio documentary of their journey and experiences on the streets of Quebec City during the protests. Originally aired April 30 on community radio WEFT during the IMC Newshour, the documentary is split into 5 (easy-to-download) parts:

Click here to listen to the whole documentary without interruption in streaming mp3.

Part One--An audio portrait of the Carnival Against Capital which took place in Quebec City on April 20, 2001, along with an interview with a representative of the Canadian Auto Workers who was participating in a direct action march to the security perimeter that same day.
Listen: download mp3 (1.9 MB) or streaming mp3 (20 kbps).

Part Two--Perspective from Urbana activist Becca Glaser on the use of teargas, and on the motivation behind political direct action, along with a montage of "frontline" audio footage from the Summit of the Americas security perimeter.
Listen: download mp3 (700K) or streaming mp3 (20kbps).

Part Three--Urbana IMC reporters Sascha Meinrath and Sarah Kanouse, along with other journalists and participant bystanders, conduct an interview with Quebec Provincial Secuirity (SQ) spokesperson Gerard Carrier.
Listen: download mp3 (800K) or streaming mp3 (20kbps).

Part Four--Sascha Meinrath speaks with Connie Vogel of the Defense of Canadian Liberty Committee during a break in the debriefing process for outgoing arrested protestors.
Listen: download.mp3 (1MB) or streaming mp3 (20kbps)

Part Five--Concluding credits for the half-hour segment along with a wrap-up conversation between the Urbana IMC's Sascha Meinrath and a demonstrator who had spent a number of hours face-to-face with riot police on Saturday afternoon.
Listen: download mp3 (400K) or streaming mp3 (20kbps)

For Broadcast-Quality Files: please e-mail Paul Riismandel at paul@mediageek.org.

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