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indytorrents.org - The Miami Model

In November, 2003, trade ministers from 34 countries met in Miami, Florida, to negotiate the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA). The FTAA threatens to devastate workers, the environment, and public services like health care, education, and water, and to destroy indigenous rights and cultural diversity across North, Central, and South America.

Thousands of union members, environmentalists, feminists, anarchists, students, farm workers, media activists, and human rights activists who gathered in Miami to struggle against the FTAA were brutally attacked with rubber bullets, pepper spray, electric guns and shock batons, embedded reporters and information warfare, all coordinated by the new United States Department of Homeland Security.

Against Capital's model of paramilitary oppression, information warfare, and corporate rule, we offered models of grassroots resistance, creative action and solidarity.

Collectively, Indymedia activists shot hundreds of hours of video footage documenting the FTAA protests in Miami. This footage has been edited by the FTAA Miami Video Working Group into a documentary that cuts through the mass media blackout to reveal the brutal repression and assault on civil liberties that took place, as well as the life-affirming and inspiring alternatives to capitalist globalization that were also in full effect in Miami.

The ftaaaimc.org video working group is proud to present The Miami Model.

There are 2 torrents available and both will download the avi video file encoded with xvid mpeg4 video and mp3 audio as well as the files containing subtitles for spanish, portuguese, and english. The larger torrent contains a higher quality video and the smaller contains a lower quality video. The torrents can be downloaded from these links: And the DVD can be purchased here: http://www.mountaineyemedia.org/buymm.html
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homepage: homepage: http://ftaaimc.org/miamimodel/

interested, but it will not play for me 13.Apr.2005 16:28


using latest mplayer, it plays about 4 secs and then stops. says: blocktype = = 0 and windows switching = = 1 not allowed. would be nice to figure this out so i can see indy media. help?

IM SICK TO MY STOMACH NOW 15.Apr.2005 02:19


duh ~ did you download the Torrent file wit a bit torrent fileshare program like "bit tornado" or "abc" then play it in the Mplayer? It took me about 15 to 20 min to download the torrent file then about 120 min to watch the police beat the fuck out of peaceful protesters at the FTAA convention
*WOW what an inspiring movie to stand up to Police violence... it angers me so much to see these police crimes so bold and approved as methods to deal with PEACEFUL CITIZENS
Those police were so wicked, cruel, and viscously violent ~ O MY GOD!
Loved the paint someone threw on the riot cop helmet seemed to block his view *snicker
Peaceful protestors getting tazered and clubbed ...wow I HATE MIAMI and Bad Cops
Good camera work and video presentation
EXCELLENT movie on police abuse and protesting. damn thaey were assholes
Psychotic clip of innocent lawyer business lady <citizen> getting peppered by plastic<?> bullets and even shot in the head by cops. She was so peaceful and then they drill her!
She stands up to cops for a long time in the front row between the protestors & the robo-monsters in her red business dress then they shoot her Hey even in the head This is our America?
She is not alone many are shot and beat
The USA is going down the toilet if this is how our Government is acting
Wise up and share the corruption that has happened let our voices Rise!
Watch this important video of the Peoples Fight Against The FTAA and the Peace Keepers Revenge

Lost 24.Oct.2005 08:09

Chris, Ontario Canada chrisim@fuckedup.ca

The Miami Model was the most effective way I could relate to people what happened at the Quebec Summit. Having lost my file copy of it I can not find it anywhere on the net for download, have the producers changed the rights ?(I would buy it if I had a c-card, has it just faded or what happend to it ?


Pickaxe? 18.May.2006 20:59


Does anyone know where to find "Pickaxe" or "Breaking The Spell" in torrent form?

Pickaxe torrent 22.May.2006 22:04