Chris Hedges - Street Politics 101 2013 - Free the Network 2012 - The Pipeline 2010 - Truthstream Media 2018 - Meltdown: The Secret History of the Global Financial Collapse 2011 -
123,678. You’ve created fertile ground for the rise of American fascism. And our only response now is sustained mass acts of civil disobedience. (Corporation & United States of America & Democracy & Solidarity & Protest & Dissent & Revolution) Chris Hedges, lecture Seattle University 2018, Corporate Totalitarianism: The End Game *****
123,679. The state will be viscious … They will throw everything at us … We have no time left just from climate change, we have no time left, and in that sense resistance becomes a moral imperative. We have to stop being constrained by the tyranny of the practical. (Corporation & United States of America & Democracy & Solidarity & Protest & Dissent & Revolution) ibid.
123,680. Revolution is what I’m calling for … I’m calling for the overthrow of the corporate state. (Corporation & United States of America & Democracy & Solidarity & Protest & Dissent & Revolution) ibid.
123,681. But if we don’t stand up, it can’t be seen and we can’t use the word hope. I don’t know if we will win. I don’t even know if we will survive as a species. But these corporate forces have us by the throat and they have my children by the throat. And in the end, I don’t fight fascists because I will win, I fight facists because they are fascists. (Corporation & United States of America & Democracy & Solidary & Protest & Dissent & Revolution & Fascism) ibid.
123,917. Montreal 2012: A student strike in opposition to a tuition hike rocked the streets of the city for over six months … The numbers on the streets would reach over 100,000. Police routinely clubbed students and their allies. (Protest & Strike & Student) Street Politics 101, 2013
123,918. The students would take over the streets … (Protest & Strike & Student) ibid.
123,919. Quebec: Over 200,000 people filled the streets of the city. (Protest & Strike & Student) ibid.
123,958. Before the tents, the pepper-spraying, the evictions, and all those memes, Occupy Wall Street was a disparate group of activists roaming around north Manhattan. They felt cheated that American politics had become so bloated with corporate money that something had to give. (Protest & Solidarity & Internet) Free the Network, 2012, Motherboard short 30.45
123,959. Vigilante group Anonymous had thrown its weight behind the movement early on. (Protest & Solidarity & Internet) ibid.
123,960. Freedom towers: these independent Wi-Fi sources can be seen beaming out free, secure internet. (Protest & Solidarity & Internet) ibid.
123,961. ‘Fucking this internet. Let’s build our own.’ (Protest & Solidarity & Internet) ibid.
124,041. 1996: A large gas field was discovered off the west coast of Ireland. With the gas came the prospect of economic prosperity for the west. It was planned to feed the gas underwater via a high pressure pipe to the coast. The raw gas would then travel 9 kilometres inland through farms in Rossport to a refinery at Ballinaboy. If the pipe fails, the consequences could be catastrophic. (Gas & Protest & Dissent) The Pipe, 2010
124,042. 2005: ‘Five men from County Mayo are in prison this evening for blocking the construction of a gas pipeline through their land by the multinational energy company Shell.’ (Gas & Protest & Dissent) ibid. news
124,043. 3rd October 2006 Refinery Construction Site: ‘The state really went to war against us and with one intent, and that is to break the momentum of what is going on.’ (Gas & Protest & Dissent) ibid.
124,044. 2008: Shell announce a new alternative pipeline route in an attempt to satisfy local community concerns. (Gas & Protest & Dissent) ibid.
124,167. We ended up running smack dab in the middle of these riots and protests … ongoing for well over a month … (Paris & Protest) Truthstream Media: What’s Really Going Down in Paris? 2018
124,168. It was like riding up on a movie set … There’s nothing else to do; everything is closed. (Paris & Protest) ibid.
124,169. At least 100,000 [rozzers] in the city, and everywhere they had shields and helmets, and a lot of use of tear-gas. (Paris & Protest) ibid.
124,202. The year since the 2008 collapse have been marked by demonstrations around the world … In some countries the struggle went much further. (Banksters & Finance & Wall Street & Protest) Meltdown: The Secret History of the Financial Global Collapse III: Paying the Price, CBC 2011