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No Housing! No Coronation! – The Coronation Revolt, Amsterdam 1980 [Video]

After the struggle for a squatted house in Vondel Street, which we reported on earlier, this second part of our series on housing struggles in the Netherlands looks at the action month of the squatters’ movement in April 1980. The action month reached its climax on Beatrix’s coronation day, on April 30, 1980. April 30, 1980 the biggest revolt that took place in the Netherlands after World War II. This piece tells about that April, we have also added the documentary film about April 30, 1980: “No Housing! No Coronation!” and added English subtitles. You can find the film below the article.

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Submedia: System Fail #6: Eagle Stew [Video]

In this episode System Fail takes a look back at the January 6th debacle in DC, when Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol building. We also talk with anarchist organizer and revolutionary emcee, Sima Lee. CW: Graphic violence, police brutality, death

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Mourning ceremony: funeral of culture – Autonomous Factory Rog [Video]

Ljubljana. Slovenia. Anything that refuses to submit to neoliberal ideology, which cannot be marketable, must vanish under layers of freshly poured concrete. The attractive elements will be enclosed in glass walls as a relic of the once existing diversity of the city’s culture. On February 8, we celebrated the death of the culture together at a solemn funeral procession.

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Amsterdam 1980: The Battle for the Vondel Street squat: A Vondel Bridge too far [Video]

Amsterdam in the 1980’s, there was always something going on, not one day without some kind of action. The smell of revolt was in the air. There was an enormous housing shortage. The waiting time for an apartment was at least 10 years. They were mostly allocated through a distribution system of the city administration. Apartments on the “free” market were unaffordable. Young people either had to stay with their parents as adults, leave the city, or squat. At the peak of the Amsterdam squatter movement, about 22,000 people lived in squatted houses.

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Sakine Cansız (Sara): My whole life was a struggle [Video]

Sakine Cansiz, Sara, left fond memories and marks in every life she touched, also in Rojava, where tens of thousands of women follow on her path today. She was brutally killed in Paris on January 9, 2013, together with her two comrades Fidan Dogan and Leyla Saylemez.

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The Battle Of Algiers [1966 English subtitles – Full HD Movie 1080p]

The Battle of Algiers is a 1966 Italian-Algerian historical war film co-written and directed by Gillo Pontecorvo and starring Jean Martin and Saadi Yacef. The film has been critically acclaimed. Both insurgent groups and state authorities have considered it to be an important commentary on urban guerrilla warfare. English subtitles.

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Report on the early stages of the revolutionary movement in Barcelona 1936 [Video, Eng subs]

Probably the first news film of the war, this report from the recently collectivized film industry documents the scene in Barcelona in the early days of the war/revolution following the defeat of the initial coup attempt.

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