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ROARMAG.org presenta: 'Utopía en el Horizonte', un documental dedicado a todos aquellos que decidieron luchar.
En mayo de 2011, centenares de miles de griegos irrumpieron en la Plaza Sintagma en Atenas para protestar contra la liquidación de su país, de sus derechos laborales y de sus medios de subsistencia a las corruptas elites nacionales y los intereses financieros en el extranjero.
En cuestión de días, un campamento de protesta fue creado -- organizado bajo los principios de democracia directa, autogestión y ayuda mutua -- proporcionando una vislumbre de utopía en medio de una devastadora crisis financiera, política y social. El 28-29 de Junio, durante una votación parlamentaria sobre nuevas medidas de austeridad, el estado finalmente respondió con fuerza brutal, eventualmente desalojando a los manifestantes de la plaza y aplastando el potencial radical de su experimento social.
Un año más tarde, Leonidas Oikonomakis y Jérôme Roos -- investigadores en el Instituto Universitario Europeo y coautores del blog activista ROARMAG.org -- regresaron a Atenas para hablar con activistas involucrados en el movimiento y la ocupación de la Plaza Sintagma, así como el héroe de la resistencia en la Segunda Guerra Mundial, Manolis Glezos. Lo que sigue es este retrato dramático de un país al borde del colapso; y de las personas que decidieron luchar para construir un mundo nuevo sobre viejas ruinas.
ROARMAG.org presents: 'Utopia on the Horizon', a documentary for those who chose to struggle.
In May 2011, hundreds of thousands of Greeks swarmed into Syntagma Square in Athens to protest against the firesale of their country, their labor rights and their livelihoods to corrupt domestic elites and foreign financial interests.
In a matter of days, a protest camp was set up -- organized on the principles of direct democracy, leaderless self-management and mutual aid -- providing a glimpse of utopia in the midst of a devastating financial, political and social crisis. On June 28-29, during a Parliamentary vote on further austerity measures, the state finally responded with brutal force, eventually evicting the protesters from the square and crushing the radical potential of their social experiment.
A year later, Leonidas Oikonomakis and Jérôme Roos -- PhD researchers at the European University Institute and co-authors of the activist blog ROARMAG.org -- returned to Athens to speak to activists involved in the movement and the occupation of Syntagma Square, as well as WWII resistance hero Manolis Glezos. What follows is this dramatic portrait of a country veering on the brink of collapse; and the people who chose to struggle in order to build a new world on the ruins of the old.
"UTOPÍA EN EL HORIZONTE"
"UTOPIA ON THE HORIZON"
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MIX AND ADDITIONAL MUSIC:
Tamara Van Der Putten
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Tamara Van Der Putten
Maria Kanellopoulou (soprano) - 'Astron Ouranion'
Maria Kanellopoulou (soprano) - 'Pace Pace Mio Dio'
Nikolas Asimos - 'Den Pa Ma Nas Xrypan'
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Massive anti-austerity strikes and protests swept across Europe as
millions took to the streets to express their frustration over rising
unemployment and dire economic prospects. Many rallies ended with
violent clashes with police.
Workers marched in 23 countries across Europe to mark the European Day of Action and Solidarity.
strikes had been called in Spain and Portugal, paralyzing public
services and international flights, in Belgium and France transport
links were partially disrupted by strikes and demonstrations, in Italy
and Greece thousands of workers and students marched through the
Other EU countries, such as Germany, Austria and Poland, saw well attended union-led rallies.
Europe-wide strike action, the largest in a series of protests against
the austerity policies, was coordinated by the European Trade Union
Confederation (ETUC) and promoted on Twitter under the “#14N” hashtag.
attend a demonstration called by unions, as part an European day of
protest against austerity, on November 14, 2012 in Marseille,
southeastern France. (AFP Photo/Anne-Christine Poujoulat)
Spain on strike
which has the highest unemployment rate in the industrialized world,
pioneered the action, with protests and clashes starting overnight and
dozens of arrests reported by morning. According to the unions, some 9
million workers took to the streets across the nation.
fired rubber bullets to disperse protesters in Madrid and Barcelona.
More than 142 people were arrested and at least 74 injured, including 43
policemen, Spanish police said.
Slogans like “Rajoy Go Home”
were chanted by Spaniards outraged over Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s
public spending cuts that have led to a 26% unemployment rate in the
Leaflets saying “They leave us without future. They are the guilty ones. There are other solutions” could be seen all around Madrid.
a documentary by Brandon Jourdan
This short documentary looks at the current social crisis in Greece, the growth of alternative economies, general strikes, and the rise of the anti-fascist movement in response to violent attacks by the far-right. After six years of recession, the situation in Greece is growing increasingly dark. As the unemployment rate continues to rise and salaries continue to drop, the country has descended into an increasingly unpredictable situation.
Street battles break out and large parts of Europe are
paralyzed as millions of workers walk off their jobs in the biggest
coordinated EU strike ever.
Europe’s Mediterranean rim trembled on Wednesday as violent clashes
broke out following the largest coordinated multinational strike in
Europe ever. In the hope to stave off decades of austerity, precarity
and unemployment, European labor unions united for the first time since
the start of the European debt crisis to organize strikes and protests
in a total of 23 EU member states, with millions of workers walking off
their jobs and marching on parliament buildings across the continent.
Bloody street battles ensued Spain, Portugal and Italy.
In Italy, over 300.000 protested in over 100 cities as workers
observed a 4-hour stoppage in solidarity with Greek, Spanish and
Portuguese workers. In Milan and Rome, scenes of street “guerriglia”
were witnessed as thousands of students clashed with riot police,
bringing traffic to a standstill and leading to dozens of injuries. In
Sardinia, industry minister Corrado Passera and Fabrizio Barca, minister
of territorial cohesion, had to be evacuated by helicopter after angry
protesters besieged a meeting and started burning cars all around them.