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20th anniversary of Indymedia / Seattle 1999 WTO protests
by IMC crowd-sourced curriculum
Friday Nov 29th, 2019 8:44 PM
Curriculum to commemorate and share the history and inspiration of the Independent Media Center network
+ ShutdownWTO20 site +
+ Indymedia history and vision +
+ Films documenting Seattle 1999 +

- This document version = 8:25pm PST November 29 -

To add links or suggestions to this curriculum:
Add as a comment on this post, or on the (surveilled) google doc

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Shutdown WTO 20 - A website documenting Seattle 1999

A small group of co-founders and core organizers of the Direct Action Network, the organization that called for the shutdown of the WTO conference twenty years ago, put the #ShutdownWTO20 site together to share their reflections from a critical moment in movement history: with historical narratives from people who organized locally and regionally; articles and resources developed over the last 20 years; and new analysis to support collective efforts to look forward to the next 20 years and plan for our futures.

((( Indymedia is included very briefly )))

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Interview with Jeff Perlman, Director of the Independent Media Center in Seattle
by Miguel Bocanegra, October 2000 (20-page PDF)

"On the origin and context of the indymedia network"
Interview with rabble (Indymedia volunteer, reporter, activist) May 2006
+ With link to summary of Indymedia & Indybay histories:

Holding Out for Un-alienated Communication
"What could a global independent media/tech network be in the era of corporate social media?"
by Indymedia Montreal 2016 Convergence Working Group

Another Network is Possible
"Indymedia defined an early era of networked protest — and showed us another way the web could work."
by April Glaser, August 2019

“Don’t Hate the Media, Be the Media”: Reflections on 20 Years of Indymedia, a Radical Media Movement
by Democracy Now with guests Jill Friedberg, Rick Rowley, Tish Stringer, Renée Feltz. 25-min, November 2019

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Three full length films of Seattle'99, a five-part series, and a PSA

Breaking The Spell

This is What Democracy Looks Like

Showdown in Seattle (1-hour version of five-part series)

Showdown in Seattle: 5-part series (20-28min each)
p1 - Seattle Prelude
p2 - People Unite, Police Riot
p3 - Occupied Seattle
p4 - Unwilling Captives
p5 - What Democracy Looks Like

Shut Em Down / Seattle WTO 1990
(Short 9-min PSA for 2000 World Bank / IMF protests)

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by update
Sunday Dec 1st, 2019 10:59 AM
The added items are below, and are now included at :

Video: The first Independent Media Center
Excerpt from "Showdown in Seattle" part 5 - with added 2019 epilogue
by Seattle Independent Media Center & PepperSpray Productions. 7-min, December 1999

The Indymedia Global Documentation Project
Last archived version of the site, from 2016

Podcast #215 - Lessons Indymedia Has for Us Today
by Radio Survivor, with guest April Glaser, October 2019

On the Battle of Seattle’s 20th anniversary, let’s remember the Aussie coders who created live sharing
by Tom Sear, November 2019

A beautiful bouquet of resistance in the streets of Seattle on N30 1999
by Scott Lansing of the Seattle Independent Media Coalition, November 2019

The Seattle WTO Uprising & the Indymedia Movement, Twenty Years Later
by Kollibri terre Sonnenblume, November 2019
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