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"A Million Dollars Later" August 21, 2003 Bush Protest Video Online

A unique take on Bush's August 21, 2003, fund raising trip to the Pacific Northwest of the U.S., this video isn't just another document of another local protest. With a montage of video and interviews from the Seattle and Portland Bush protests, this film illustrates a brief but penetrating analysis of the Bush nightmare by William Rivers Pitt. "A million dollars Later" exposes the A21 conspiracy by the Portland police to take vengeance on peace encampment activists. "A Million Dollars Later" is not focused on what happened to a few white radicals in Portland; it is a film about how fascism can happen here. And it's a film about fighting back.
William Rivers Pitt
William Rivers Pitt
Billionaires for Bush
Billionaires for Bush
power to the people
power to the people
cops target and grab protester
cops target and grab protester
then knee his head into the concrete
then knee his head into the concrete
cops shove their way into the park
cops shove their way into the park
cops target peace camp member
cops target peace camp member
then drag her out of the park
then drag her out of the park
then arrest her for no reason
then arrest her for no reason
cop tackles person on the ground
cop tackles person on the ground
then elbow him after he's handcuffed
then elbow him after he's handcuffed
while this cop tries to pull her gun
while this cop tries to pull her gun
Choose One: Freedom or Empire
Choose One: Freedom or Empire
a merger of state and corporate power
a merger of state and corporate power
the fundamentals of life, it's community
the fundamentals of life, it's community

Learn how to download and watch these online videos by reading the online video guide, windows video guide, and mac os video guide. See what other videos are available on the videos from the resistance online video page or find out more about the portland indymedia video collective.

To download the video (after making sure the required software is installed as outlined in the online video guide) follow the link below:

homepage: homepage: http://portland.indymedia.org/en/videos/#AMillionDollarsLater

Can't you make this easier 19.Feb.2004 12:42

Anonymous

Isn't there a better way? It doesn't seem like that much bandwith and the programs available are not something most folks are going to want on their systems.

this is the best way 19.Feb.2004 13:04

pdxtech

Please understand, any individual wanting to download these files and host them on a server for people to download is welcome to do that. However, from the data I've been able to retrieve from the bittorrent tracker (the only network where such stats are available) the bittorrent network has served well over 23GB in the past 2 hours alone. This is far beyond what portland indymedia, and indeed the vast majority of websites, can provide. Still, how people choose to share the downloaded files is up to them. But peer-to-peer distribution is perhaps the only thing that makes sense for this sort of data (highly popular video files). Don't think of it as difficult, after installing 2 things you'll never have to think about it again.

Help 19.Feb.2004 23:15

Helpless

I have been wanting to see the Bush visit video for a long time. I went to a "Videos from the Resistance" showing to see it, but it was not featured. Now I have installed the Shareaza software and have been trying to download it, and all that I get is 'searching for sources'. Am I missing something?

try the torrent link 19.Feb.2004 23:30

pdxtech

Though the other links should eventually work the torrent link should be the fastest right now as lots of people are sharing the torrents. Eventually when more people are sharing over the other networks they will get faster. In other words, try the torrent, shareaza supports it, and let people here know how it goes.

Good luck.

Re: Torrent Link 20.Feb.2004 10:43

Helpless

Thanks tech. However, when I select the Torrent link, my RealOne player pops up and indicates that it needs to download additional software in order to play the selection. When I select 'OK', I get a message back saying 'There is no software update available from RealOne to suport this content.

bleh 20.Feb.2004 10:55

pdxtech

Ok, I don't have a copy of RealOne in front of me to see why it's intercepting torrents and how to disable that. If I get a chance later I'll look into it. In the meantime, here are some options to get the torrents to work (you should only need to do 1 of these):

1) Right click the torrent link and click "copy shortcut", "copy link location", or however your browser labels the copying link function. Open Shareaza and go to Tools - Download File/Torrent and paste the saved URL into the text box and click "Download".

2) Right click the torrent link and click "save target as", "save link to disk" or however your browser labels the saving to disk function. Then save the torrent file to a location on your computer. Open Shareaza and go to Tools - Download File/Torrent and click the "Open Torrent" button and load the file that was saved.

3) Figure out how to unassociate realone from torrents (but I can't give any specifics on how to do that without looking at it).

In addition I would look into unassociating realone from movie files as well since like quicktime it does not offer the best playback.

Finally, you asked before about the other links (magnet and ed2k). Doing a shareaza search I can now see over 50 people sharing these files between the 2 networks. The torrent should still be faster but the other links should hopefully give you something if the above options fail.

Once again, good luck and happy viewing.

Still Trying 20.Feb.2004 11:55

Helpless

Another problem that I have encountered is that the 'High Quality' torrent link for 'amilliondollarslater' appears to be a link for 'acalltomediaarms'.

indeed you are correct 20.Feb.2004 12:17

pdxtech

Please let us know if you notice anything else like this. The fact that this escaped our attention for so long is not a good thing. It is fixed now, so once again please let us know how things go.

Thanks Again tech 20.Feb.2004 12:42

Helpless

I saved the 'torrent' link to my desktop, changed the file association from RealOne to Shareaza by 'right clicking' on the file icon, and now I appear to be downloading it. I hope it is a good one. I was about to go 'postal' trying to view it;o)

Success! 20.Feb.2004 17:32

Helpless

I was finally able to download and view the video, and it was worth the effort. Very nice job to all of the contributors. Is there any footage available showing the forced march following the park closure?
Stinking Portland Pigs Withdraw Church Welcome
Stinking Portland Pigs Withdraw Church Welcome

re: forced march footage 28.Feb.2004 14:47

Brian

The Columbia Annex park section of the video is narrated by Brandi, a Portland peace encampment member who was badly beaten during that forced march. We have more of the interview about how she was attacked. Unfortunately, we were never able to find any video or stills of the police attack on her. So we went with Brandi's narration of the attack on her friend Amber because that was filmed. (Amber was treated with kid gloves compared to what Brandi went through).

One video collective member was in the forced march and captured what it was like to be in the middle of the group being herded out of the park. However, that footage is not as compelling as the stories we have heard from protesters like Brandi who were at the back end of the march and it does not show the police abuse that she and others experienced.

As the statement at the top of the page explains, although there is quite a bit of footage of abusive actions by the police in the video, we didn't set out to document police abuse on a21. We set out to demonstrate just how serious the danger is that the Bush regime could bring us a real fascist government. The word "fascism" is commonly tossed around in radical circles like the word "fuck". It loses its meaning. By illustrating William Rivers Pitt's sharp analysis of the new American fascism, we sought to help bring that word back as something more serious than just another swear word.


Just Checking Back 01.Mar.2004 17:39

Helpless

Thanks.