Thirteen years ago today, a grassroots movement took to the streets of Seattle and shut the city down, effectively ruining the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) summit and turning the global tide against corporate rule. Four years later, we faced off with the one of the most well-funded police forces in the world in the streets of Miami to expose the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) summit.
This evening we will be celebrating these amazing events of Novembers past at the first annual Earth First! Film Fest, hosted by the EF! Journal Collective, with independent films from about the mobilizations in Miami and Seattle, along with other films on industrial globalization and its discontents.
For three decades, Earth First! has at the forefront of the movement against corporate globalization, bringing skills and passion from backwoods road blockades into the city streets, side by side with indigenous communities, unions, students and other activists.
If you can’t make it to the event, but want to contribute towards keeping a crucial voice of the direct action movement alive, subscribe or donate to EarthFirstJournal.org
For the Earth First! Film Fest schedule and details, check here
For the Earth First! Film Fest 2012 facebook event page, click
The EF! Journal collective will also be presenting a full spread of literature and merchandise, from back issues to buttons, stickers, shirts, books and more. Some come prepared to do some of your holiday anti-consumerism shopping.
Reblogged this on 2012 Spirit In Action and commented:
I wonder if Lake Worth has grown, if it not the same FL town I am thinking of or if they just managed to have a really cool film fest in the boondocks? Either way it is great to be reminded of how far we have come in waking up the world and creating change. There were a lot of times when I felt like we were making no progress at all, but these days I am feeling a lot more positive about our future and about the growing awareness and activism of people all over the world. As Blackfire said in one of my favourite songs “It’s Never too late to Honour the Earth and the coming generations”!