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RNC 2008 Documentary to be Released October 28th
by rnc2008 video collective
Tuesday Oct 28th, 2008 7:06 AM
Independent Media Activists Set to Release Documentary on Political Repression During the 2008 Republican National Convention: Documentary to be Released One Week Before Historic Presidential Election. Watch the trailer here.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OCTOBER 27, 2008

Independent Media Activists Set to Release Documentary on Political Repression During the 2008 Republican National Convention: Documentary to be Released One Week Before Historic Presidential Election


CONTACT: Vlad T, 917.650.2486; Dan F, 651.338.7661;
info [at] terrorizingdissent.org, http://www.terrorizingdissent.org

MINNEAPOLIS - On Tuesday, October 28, independent media activists from Glass Bead Collective, Twin Cities Indymedia, Indybay, and other groups will release a new film, "Terrorizing Dissent: Election Cut," an exposé of events at the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Featuring first-person accounts and footage from more than forty cameras on the streets, "Terrorizing Dissent" focuses on the story of dissent suppressed. People charged with "conspiracy to riot in furtherance of terrorism" speak out against the government's campaign to manipulate media coverage and label civil disobedience and community organizing as terrorism.

The documentary consists of four provocative sections:

September 1st: The Battle of St Paul
September 2nd: The Gassing in St Paul
September 3rd: Terrorizing Dissent
September 4th: The Bombing of the Peace March

Cut from hundreds of hours of donated footage, "Terrorizing Dissent: Election Cut" will be released for free on the Internet in HD, FLV and Quicktime formats, under the Creative Commons / CopyLeft license, and its producers encourage everyone to share this important film.


The first screenings of the film will be offered in both Minneapolis, MN and Oakland, CA as benefits for legal support:

Sunday, November 2nd:
* Arise! Bookstore (2441 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN) at 7 pm.

Monday, November 3rd:
* Arise! Bookstore (2441 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN) at 7 pm.
* AK Press (674 23rd Street, Oakland, CA) at 8 pm.

Another Minneapolis-area screening on Thursday, October 30th is also being scheduled.


Visit http://www.terrorizingdissent.org to view the trailer and sign up for updates on the project.

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Glass Bead Collective (http://www.glassbeadcollective), based in New York City, brings together individuals from diverse academic and professional backgrounds including video art, film, theater, architecture, photography, music, mathematics, fine arts and philosophy to create works which re-contextualize culture and the world in which we find ourselves today.

Twin Cities Indymedia (http://tc.indymedia.org) is the local chapter of the international Indymedia network, a collective of independent media organizations and hundreds of journalists offering grassroots, non-corporate coverage. Indymedia is a democratic media outlet for the creation of radical, accurate, and passionate tellings of truth. Twin Cities Indymedia provided up-to-the-minute coverage of the St. Paul's Republican National Convention with news and media straight from the streets. As an entirely volunteer-run organization, the Tech Collective handles the Web platform, and the passionate observers of the Editorial Collective write stories and fend off spam. TC Indymedia plans to organize a new video project collective as an extension of the work behind producing "Terrorizing Dissent."

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§Bay Area screening of 'Terrorizing Dissent" - Nov 3rd
by rnc2008 video collective Tuesday Oct 28th, 2008 2:43 PM

AK Press
674-A 23rd Street
Oakland, CA

doors 7pm / show 8pm sharp
(runtime: approx 120 min)

$5-10 sliding scale
benefit for RNC8 and general RNC legal support

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by cp
Tuesday Oct 28th, 2008 9:04 AM
Thank you so much for producing this.
Isn't it amazing how quickly memories can fade within a month? John McCain was several points ahead in the television polls through late September, and a lot of activists who either attended or felt mental solidarity with those attending had to move on with other things. Meanwhile, the city pretty much got away with detaining and pepper gassing hundreds of observers, including journalists. It still has charges pending against people in various houses for conspiracy (not committing any crime at all), based on deliberate misinterpretation of theatrical youtube videos about the RNC and other overreach by police. Many people's vehicles were seized, and various buckets and everyday objects were written down as potential weapons. Everyone should really make a point of watching how these trials develop over the next year after the void of the election has passed.