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The Miami Model
Date Tuesday October 26
Time 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location Details
UC Berkeley, 242 Dwinelle
Event Type Screening
Organizer/Author
Film Screening: THE MIAMI MODEL
and a discussion on the state of campus activism
Tuesday, October 26, 8 PM
UC Berkeley, 242 Dwinelle

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THE MIAMI MODEL: an indymedia production

In November, 2003, trade ministers from 34 countries met in Miami, Florida, to negotiate the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA). The FTAA threatens to devastate workers, the environment, and public services like health care, education, and water, and to destroy indigenous rights and cultural diversity across North, Central, and South America.

Thousands of union members, environmentalists, feminists, anarchists, students, farm workers, media activists, and human rights activists who gathered in Miami to struggle against the FTAA were brutally attacked with rubber bullets, pepper spray, electric guns and shock batons, embedded reporters and information warfare, all coordinated by the new United States Department of Homeland Security.

Against Capital's model of paramilitary oppression, information warfare, and corporate rule, we offered models of grassroots resistance, creative action and solidarity.

Breaking the Media Blackout

Collectively, Indymedia activists shot hundreds of hours of video footage documenting the FTAA protests in Miami. This footage has been edited by the FTAA Miami Video Working Group into a documentary that cuts through the mass media blackout to reveal the brutal repression and assault on civil liberties that took place, as well as the life-affirming and inspiring alternatives to capitalist globalization that were also in full effect in Miami.

The ftaaaimc.org video working group is proud to present THE MIAMI MODEL.
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Brought to you by Berkeley Global Justice and the Black Bear Collective (BAAC). Email blackbearcollective@riseup.net for more info.
Added to the calendar on Wednesday Oct 13th, 2004 11:04 AM
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