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25S-29S: Madrid on the brink — a short film

By Brandon Jourdan, Marianne Maeckelbergh, and Carlos Delclos via Roarmag

This short film chronicles the events of the past week in Spain, where hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets to demand the resignation of the government and an end to police brutality. Many of the protests ended in clashes with the police. Since the stand off began on September 25th , the images of police brutality have travelled the world over, shocking and inspiring people across Europe and leading to an international day of action on September 29th. This film tells the story of why so many people took to the streets and follows these events as they unfolded.

Chilean police storm student protest

Students clash with a riot police vehicle during a demonstration against the government to demand changes in the public state education system in Santiago (Reuters / Stringer)

Video Message from Zapatistas


(In Tzeltal with English and Spanish subtitles.)
For more information and to support the fighters from San Marcos Avilés, please write to laotranuevayork@yahoo.com

Norway one year after the deadly attacks: victim’s family describe their loss


Bano Rashid, was among the 69 people who shot dead a Labour youth camp on Utøya island by the far-right extremist Anders Behring Breivik (22 July 2011). A few days later she was the first victim to be laid to rest. Her sister Lara, who survived the attack, and her parents, who had brought the family to Norway from Iraq in search of peace, are trying to cope with their loss.

Spain, the coal miners in Valencia

The above video is from Valencia (Spain) and shows a protest that took place in the 14nth of July. In Spain several coal miners continue to fight against the labour reform, and despite heavy police repression got a wide public support. The Spaniards united continue to fight against the culture of banking, corruption and greed that rules governments worldwide.