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Reel News Update #24: Major new film on climate change

Reel News Update #24: Major new film on climate change

Paris: Climate Change, Militarism and War – the rise of a new militant climate movement Click here to watch video (36 min 38 secs) The Paris climate talks in December 2015 were a con. Despite agreeing a commitment to keep global warming to 1.5°C, the actual plans set forward by governments point to warming of between 2.4°C and 3.7°C – which will mean disaster for the planet. But the Paris talks also signalled an important change in the climate movement as thousands of activists gathered from all over the world to organise global action. The days of lobbying governments are over; now the movement is being led by frontline working class, indigenous and peasant communities, who are taking militant direct action against extreme fossil fuel projects, demanding an end to war, and campaigning for a just transition to renewable energies which would create millions of jobs worldwide - solving the economic crisis at the same time as the climate crisis. This film gives you a chance to hear frontline voices from all over the world, and how the battles against climate change, militarism, war and austerity are increasingly becoming one struggle.

Reel News tour coming soon! Reel News will be taking the film on tour around the UK this autumn, alongside films and speakers from the One Million Climate Jobs campaign, Veterans for Peace and local anti-austerity campaigns. More dates to follow, get in contact if you want to organise a screening where you live ... Dates already confirmed: MOMENTUM FESTIVAL, LIVERPOOL, weekend of September 24 - 25 (exact time TBC) more info on festival: https://theworldtransformed.org/ RADICAL INDEPENDENT BOOKFAIR 10TH ANNIVERSARY,  GLASGOW, Saturday October 22, 7pm CCA Intermedia Gallery, 350 Sauchiehall Street more info on festival: https://www.agitcollage.org/ribproject/


Relics from a Lost Era: How Big Biz Will Get Rid Of Alternative Culture If You Let Them

You must have heard about how in the last 10 years the council has shot down legendary UK venues such as the 12 bar and Madame Jojo’s in the Soho area, where UK subculture thrived for hundreds of years before. Maybe you have thought that soon, there won’t be a place where you can hang out after a tiring day at work. Because if things keep changing so fast, the beating heart of London will soon be replaced by retail money grabbers of soulless corporations. What they don’t know is that the highest bidder won’t keep London alive. It’s something that local people do. And here’s some proof of that.

The UK’s Tin Pan Alley – A Place Once Home To Anyone

We are, of course talking about Denmark Street, where The Rolling Stones, The Sex Pistols, David Bowie and Small Faces used to hang out, getting their first demos ready or just having fun. Up until recently, you could see bands, DJs, cabaret and all kinds of unusual entertainment. It was a place where people could enjoy complete creative and sexual freedom and break away from the stigmas of everyday society. It was a place well and alive with music gigs of all kinds to choose from. But if you visit a few years from now, the only choice you’re gonna get is to shop at Tesco or enjoy a drink ’til 11pm, then it’s off to bed with you. It’s like someone up there declared that this disease of individuality must be stopped once and for all...to give way to mindless consumption and a force-fed, boring middle-class lifestyle.

But There’s Still Hope For Alternative Culture

Even though the council shut down local venues, they can’t get rid of its people so easily. We are still out there, even though somewhat scattered and sometimes directionless. At FFR UK, we want to gather under one banner anyone who’s into different subcultures, let that be punk, folk, goth, reggae, hardcore or anything that goes against the norm. The goal is, to get together so we can organize  amazing, fun music nights with live bands anywhere. We also want to keep some memories of our favorite venues and share them with you. So we (Tara Rez of The Duel and Segs Jennings of The Ruts/Ruts DC) went out to interview some fine people who were still active in the music life of Soho before the end. On our Youtube Channel dedicated to counter-culture reports, interviews, and live music gigs you can check out and share what may be the last records of something great and unique. You will remember to never give in to the pressure of big businesses and their wicked allies. Stick to where your heart is at. The sound of our guitars will break through the silence and our people will be free to enjoy life once again.


▶ 4/19/2014 — Multiple 7.0M+ events — Major Earthquake unrest showing Globally – BE PREPARED – YouTube

▶ 4/19/2014 -- Multiple 7.0M+ events -- Major Earthquake unrest showing Globally - BE PREPARED - YouTube.

Published on Apr 19, 2014

In the past 30 days, we've seen NINETEEN 6.0M+ earthquakes... SEVEN 7.0M+ earthquakes... and TWO 8.0M+ events (with tsunami warnings issued for each). EXCESSIVE earthquake movement taking place over the past 3 weeks, internationally, and nationally in the US. In the past 7 days we've seen FIVE 6.0M+ earthquakes, and THREE 7.0M+ earthquakes. This is something we need to be watching intently.


Iceberg eight times the size of Manhattan breaks off from Antarctica – YouTube

Iceberg eight times the size of Manhattan breaks off from Antarctica - YouTube.


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