videos from the resistance
The portland indymedia
video collective has been extremely active in documenting events in
the cascadia bioregion. Videos have traditionally been complied, edited, and
then shown in public venues around portland. One of the most popular requents
has been for these videos to be placed online for download. Since portland
indymedia does not have the resources to host these videos this page presents
the links that can be used to download these videos from peer-to-peer networks.
To learn how to download and
watch these videos please refer to the online video guide. All video
files presented here are distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike
"Fuck The Corporate Media" analyzes the tactics, both subtle and blatant, employed by the corporate media to control your mind. This video covers just one day in the lies of the corporate media. See for yourself how they sell us out in this startling comparison between what really happened on August 21st, 2003 in Portland, Oregon, and what they say about what happened. Fuck the corporate media!
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On April 13th, 2004, forest defender Tre Arrow was arrested in Canada. The FBI and the timber industry have attempted to brand Tre an "eco-terrorist," whatever that is. If he's extradited to the U.S., he could be tried under the USA PATRIOT act, and in that event he could face up to 80 years behind bars. But the people of Cascadia stand with Tre. We know who the real eco-terrorists are. The real terrorists are those who are razing the forests and burning down the planet, not those who are trying to stop them. People from Portland to British Columbia and beyond stand in solidarity with Tre and with all forest defenders. This short video covers just one of the many events going on all over Cascadia to raise awareness and to free Tre Arrow.
This film draws the connection between products being consumed and the consequences of the extreme consumption patterns occuring in every day american life. This is a semi-experimental piece(not your typical Videos From The Resistance video) using almost all "found footage" that really brings these consequences to life and is set to a soundtrack of emotional melodramatic gothic piano. Be warned it contains graphic images and might make you cry.
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Who really speaks for God? Does anyone? How can we all be so confused? "Misunderstandings" is a cathartic exploration of the tension and the irony that arise when political ideology and self-interest are mistaken for the Word of God. Using the ravings of a group of bible-thumping patriots, combined with original and found footage from various sources, this video exposes the realm of damage and confusion that erupts from misunderstandings about God and country.
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A two minute introduction to the global indymedia movement, featuring footage of resistance in the Cascadian bioregion. Exposes the lies of corporate media, and the empowering promise of the indymedia rebellion. If you don't become a media activist after seeing this, you must be in a coma!
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Dumpstering 102 builds on the basic skills learned in 101. This time, we go after food, and we find it. Lots and lots of great appetizing food from the bins of capitalism's underbelly. Feeding the revolution without compromise is easier (and tastier) than you might think. Learn why gloves are a good thing, how to breach dumpster security, and how to live like a king from the unwitting largesse of a greedy and wasteful society.
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One thing about rampant consumerism: It breeds unimaginable waste. Taking more than you need and never being satisfied are symptoms of the disease known as The American Way of Life. We can do better. Learn to reclaim some of that waste and live more sustainably in DIY dumpstering 101 and 102. Dumpstering 101 is the first of the DIY series, in which The Portland Indymedia Video Collective goes in search of video supplies. Along the way, they find lots of great stuff and meet some interesting people. 101 covers the basics, including dumpster etiquette, beginning dumpster security, and basic food safety tips. (For more on food, though, see 102.)
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Following the brutal shooting of Kendra James -- a woman of color -- by the police in Portland, Oregon, the people of the city -- black, white and Latino -- march through the streets in protest. This moving piece is full of song and spirit, and reveals the promise of a better world that could emerge from our current repression.
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The fifth of the "big" peace rallies in Portland, Oregon. Radicals try to take over one of the major bridges downtown and are attacked with pepperspray.
The Cascadia Summer video is a poetic call to action to defend the last old growth forests within the United States over the summer of 2003 in the pacific northwest. Drawing upon the last 10 years of forest video, set to music with commentary, showing before, during, and after the cutting this video highlights various tactics used to defend forests successfully and mentions the challenges that are currently being faced in attempts to preserve the last of the ancient forests.
Students in Portland, Oregon, hold a protest over-night in their school to protest budget cuts.
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The second of the "big" peace rallies in Portland, Oregon, was marred by the mainstream organizers' refusal to help a minor who is unjustly arrested by police. This was the beginning of a split between "radicals" and "liberals" in the area.
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what happens when your friendly neighborhood chain store falls into bed with a giant biotech firm and doesn't want to tell you about it? weird things indeed. "frankenwedding" covers the marriage between betty, the biotech ear of corn, and safeway ceo steven burd. presiding over the ceremony is the bizarre cast of characters including the monstrous monsanto. (you remember monsanto: they brought you the atomic bomb, round up, and now unsafe and untested genetically engineered ingredients at your local safeway store.)
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Not In Our Name - The first of the "big" peace rallies in Portland, Oregon, during the run-up to the invasion of Iraq.
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On August 22nd, 2002, the people of Cascadia came to the streets of Portland, Oregon, in the first post-9/11 protest against the illegal bush regime. People still believed in the US constitution back then, so they brought their children to an event that was supposed to have been a non-violent expression of their right to dissent. Although the crowd was peaceful, they were met by phalanxes of armed riot police, snipers crouching on rooftops, and helicopter gun ships threatening from the sky. To their horror, they and their children were assaulted, beaten, arrested and attacked with chemical weapons. Even the most entrenched liberal came to realize it was the end of democracy in America. Riot porn to write home about.
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