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CoP21 Climate Change Protests in Paris
Paris
By Wind & Way
12 Dec 2015

Footage from the D12 climate justice protest on the last day of CoP21.
Low/distorted audio between the following timecodes:
4:09 - 4:12
4:20 - 5:12
8:32 - 8:52
*Longer versions of the same shots may be available upon request. CoP21 Green Zone as well as People's Climate Summit and Climate Action Zone B-Roll are also available upon request.

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Activists Engage with Humor During CO...
Le Bourget, Paris
By Bruno Giambelluca
07 Dec 2015

Protest of youth movements inside the blue zone of the COP21 in Le Bourget, a suburb of Paris.

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Activists Protest Inside the COP 21 i...
Le Bourget, Paris
By Bruno Giambelluca
07 Dec 2015

Activist inside the Blue Zone of the COP21 in Le Bourget, a Paris suburb, protest to demand the governments to include Climate Justice in the deal.

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COP21 demonstration 01
Paris
By PierreGautheron
04 Dec 2015

Australian demonstrator defends the protection of the climate.

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COP21 demonstration 02
Paris
By PierreGautheron
04 Dec 2015

Australian demonstrator defends the protection of the climate.

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COP21 demonstration 03
Paris
By PierreGautheron
04 Dec 2015

Shoes were palced at the Place de la République after the ban of the demonstration.

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COP21 demonstration 04
Paris
By PierreGautheron
04 Dec 2015

demonstrators created a human chain to protest against the ban of the event

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COP21 demonstration 05
Paris
By PierreGautheron
04 Dec 2015

Around 2 PM, violent clashes began near the Place de la République

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COP21 demonstration 06
Paris
By PierreGautheron
04 Dec 2015

Around 2 PM, violent clashes began near the place de la République. Policemen used tears gas and fews demonstrators threw objects.

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COP21 demonstration 07
Paris
By PierreGautheron
04 Dec 2015

Around 2 PM, violent clashes began near the place de la République. Policemen used tears gas and fews demonstrators threw objects.

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COP21 demonstration 08
Paris
By PierreGautheron
04 Dec 2015

Around 2 PM, violent clashes began near the place de la République. Policemen used tears gas and few demonstrators threw objects.

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COP21 demonstration 09
Paris
By PierreGautheron
04 Dec 2015

A demonstrator protest against the emergency state.

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COP21 demonstration 10
Paris
By PierreGautheron
04 Dec 2015

A protester accuses multinationals and capitalism of destroying the planet.

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COP21 demonstration 11
Paris
By PierreGautheron
04 Dec 2015

Around 2 PM, violent clashes began near the place de la République. Policemen used tears gas and fews demonstrators threw objects.

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COP21 demonstration 12
Paris
By PierreGautheron
04 Dec 2015

Around 2 PM, violent clashes began near the place de la République. Policemen used tears gas and fews demonstrators threw objects.

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COP21 demonstration 13
Paris
By PierreGautheron
04 Dec 2015

Around 2 PM, violent clashes began near the place de la République. Policemen used tears gas and few demonstrators threw objects.

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COP21 demonstration 15
Paris
By PierreGautheron
04 Dec 2015

Around 2 PM, violent clashes began near the place de la République. Policemen used tears gas and few demonstrators threw objects.

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COP21 demonstration 16
Paris
By PierreGautheron
04 Dec 2015

Policemen arrested protesters, even the non-violents ones.

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COP21 demonstration 17
Paris
By PierreGautheron
04 Dec 2015

At 4 PM, policemen began to encircle protesters. They didn't hesitate to walk through the 13th november memorial

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COP21 demonstration 18
Paris
By PierreGautheron
04 Dec 2015

A protester waiting to be released by policemen

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COP21 demonstration 19
Paris
By PierreGautheron
04 Dec 2015

Violent arrest after the encirclement of protesters

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COP21 demonstration 20
Paris
By PierreGautheron
04 Dec 2015

Protesters are trying relax and spend the time during detention.

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COP21 demonstration 14
Paris
By PierreGautheron
02 Dec 2015

Around 2 PM, violent clashes began near the place de la République. Policemen used tears gas and few demonstrators threw objects.

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Activists Protest in Paris During COP...
Paris
By Bruno Giambelluca
29 Nov 2015

Activists from all Paris and the world gathered near Place de la Republique on November 29, 2015, to show their support to a global climate deal during the COP21 Summit. Thousands of people formed a human chain.

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Wherever They Are, We Are
Beirut
By b.yaacoub
19 Jun 2015

The image of the masked protestor, with their fiery eyes and fist in the air is one of the most iconic images in popular culture. This character has become romanticized, demonized, idolized, and oftentimes misunderstood. The upheaval that has taken place around the world, especially in the last four years, has both reinforced and broken this stereotype.

But who are those who take to the streets? Why do they do it? What do they want?

A procession of women in Nigeria, marching together with placards reading “Bring Back Our Girls”, has a considerably different tone than the charged clashes between riot police and anarchists in Greece. A candlelight vigil held by journalists in Lebanon in solidarity with Charlie Hebdo does not have the same risk of deadly violence as villagers and farmers confronting trigger-happy gunmen in Syria. And a group of concerned citizens voicing their discontent with the privatization of a public beach does not have the same high social and political stakes as those trying to overthrow an authoritarian regime.

However, despite vast differences in context and situation, those who take to the streets often share a common drive to stand up for ideas they believe in. For many, there is a common belief that by taking to the streets and making their voices public, they can influence change in their world.

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Land Day R
Wadi Fukin
By Rich Wiles
30 Mar 2015

As the Land Day action is brought to an abrupt halt in Wadi Fukin, the majority of the 350 olive tree saplings remain unplanted outside a house in the village after activists were forced to escape from clouds of tear gas that was fired by Israeli soldiers.
Wadi Fukin, West Bank, Palestine. March 30 2015.

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Land Day
Wadi Fukin
By Rich Wiles
30 Mar 2015

A Palestinian child watches from a rooftop in Wadi Fukin as Israeli soldiers fire rounds of tear gas at fleeing activists during a tree planting event to mark Land Day. In the background stands the huge Israeli settlement of Beitar Illit which is built partly on the land of Wadi Fukin.
Wadi Fukin, West Bank, Palestine. March 30 2015.

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Wadi Fukin
By Rich Wiles
30 Mar 2015

Two elderly Palestinian women attempt to make their way down the hill in Wadi Fukin to escape from the tear gas that is being fired by Israeli forces.

Wadi Fukin, West Bank, Palestine. March 30 2015.

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Wadi Fukin
By Rich Wiles
30 Mar 2015

An Israeli security helicopter circles above Wadi Fukin during the olive tree planting event to commemorate Palestinian Land Day on March 30th 2015.

Wadi Fukin, West Bank, Palestine. March 30 2015.

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Land Day 21
Wadi Fukin
By Rich Wiles
30 Mar 2015

Israeli soldiers line up on a hill top in Wadi Fukin as Palestinian activists watch from a distance during an olive tree planting event to commemorate Land Day in the Palestinian village of Wadi Fukin.

Wadi Fukin, West Bank, Palestine. March 30 2015.

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Land Day 4
Wadi Fukin
By Rich Wiles
29 Mar 2015

350 olive trees were brought to Wadi Fukin to be planted on the lands threatened by settlement expansion.

Wadi Fukin, West Bank, Palestine, March 30 2105.

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Land Day 5
Wadi Fukin
By Rich Wiles
29 Mar 2015

Activists make their way up a hill toward land that is threatened by the expansion of the Sur Haddasah settlement. In the background, the huge Beitar Illit settlement is also built on the land of Wadi Fukin.

Wadi Fukin, West Bank, Palestine, March 30 2015.

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Wadi Fukin
By Rich Wiles
29 Mar 2015

Activists flee as Israeli forces rain tear gas down on them. The tear gas stopped the olive tree planting event being held to commemorate Land Day in the Palestinian village of Wadi Fukin.
Wadi Fukin, West Bank, Palestine. March 30 2015.

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Land Day 1
Wadi Fukin
By Rich Wiles
29 Mar 2015

A Palestinian youth raises a Palestinian flag from the top of settlement construction machinery within the construction site that is expanding the Israeli settlement of Sur Hadassah. Sur Hadassah is located on the land of the West Bank Palestinian village of Wadi Fukin and the land of the pre-Nakba Palestinian village of Ras Abu Ammar.

Wadi Fukin/Ras Abu Ammar, West Bank/Green Line, Palestine. March 30 2015.

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Land Day 2
Wadi Fukin
By Rich Wiles
29 Mar 2015

A small group of activists reach the construction site on the top of the hill in which Sur Hadassah settlement is being further expanded.

Wadi Fukin/Ras Abu Ammar, West Bank/Green Line, Palestinel. March 30 2015.

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Land Day 3
Wadi Fukin
By Rich Wiles
29 Mar 2015

An elderly Palestinian women plants an olive tree sapling on land of the village of Wadi Fukin, which is threatened with confiscation by the expansion of the Sur Hadassah Jewish settlement.

Wadi Fukin, West Bank, Palestine. March 30 2015.

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Apache Spring: The Fight for Oak Flat
San Carlos, Arizona
By upheavalproductions
18 Feb 2015

IF LICENSED, THE CONTRIBUTOR CAN EDIT THE FINAL OUTPUT OF THIS DOCUMENTARY ACCORDING TO YOUR SPECIFICATIONS.

In Arizona Apache activists lead a 45 mile march culminating in an open-ended occupation of sacred land recently turned over to Resolution Copper for mining. In December Sen. John McCain attached a rider to the Defense Bill giving the 2,400 acre Oak Flat to the Rio Tinto subsidiary. This story follows several activists during the actions, beginning on the San Carlos Indian Reservation and through the occupation at Oak Flat.

Originally Oak Flat was part of the initial San Carlos Indian Reservation when it was established in 1872. As with much of the land surrounding the Reservation as it exists today, the land was taken away from the Apache Tribes parcel by parcel in the late-19th and early-20th centuries and given to an expanding mining industry. Oak Flat, however, unlike other parcels, was made exempt from mining in 1955 by an executive order issued by Pres. Dwight Eisenhower and was preserved as part of the Tonto National Forest. December's legislation effectively overturns that executive order.

The Apache now living on the San Carlos Reservation are not traditionally from that specific area. Apache tribes lived in the surrounding mountains, including the area of Oak Flat, before being defeated by the US Calvary and driven onto the Reservation in the late 1800s. The Reservation was originally a prison camp. Oak Flat is one of several sites that was once Apache land but has long since been out of the tribes' control. For countless generations the site has been considered a holy place in their native religion. In addition to it being an ancestral home of the Apache, Oak Flat is also a burial site; a place to gather acorns as part of a traditional fall ritual; and a location for the Sunrise Ceremony, the coming-of-age ceremony for young Apache women, among other traditions.

What makes the Oak Flat mining project especially controversial is the method of mining that will be used, called "block cave mining." At Oak Flat, the copper ore lies more than a mile beneath the surface. In contrast to conventional mining practices, "block cave" essentially digs deep and removes all of the matter from a site - copper ore, earth, waste, etc. - and the top eventually caves in on top of the cavern. This is a far cheaper but far more destructive process. Once the mine is in full operation no one will be permitted to access Oak Flat - not campers, climbers, and hikers; not the Apache who consider it a sacred place. And according to Resolution Copper itself, as the entire surface collapses Oak Flat will eventually be destroyed.

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From Maidan to Donbass: '10 Days in F...
Sumy, Ukraine
By lordcob
26 Jan 2015

Text by : Johannes Sporrer

Italian photographer Jacob Balzani Lööv followed a self-defense unit in Kiev's Maidan for ten days up to the bloody events of 20 February 2014. He recently visited one of the protagonist of the revolutionary current that swept Ukraine at that time.

"I was in Kiev to meet some friends," says Balzani Lööv, who at the end of November 2013, found himself suddenly in the middle of Independence Square in Kiev. "I was surprised by how peaceful, determined and full of hope the protest was throughout the month of December, but that changed with time. People started to wear masks and to protect Maidan with clubs and shields, upgrading their defense to the violence of the police."

On the 10th of February 2014 during a protest to demand the release of some arrested activists, Balzani Lööv saw a masked, red-haired young woman and organized to meet her. Olesja Goriaynova, a then 19-years-old, was a journalism student from Sumy.

"I wanted to know if the attitude I loved in December in Maidan was still there," he recalls, "and Olesja told me that it was still there, but under wraps in the compounds where the defense units were living." After few days the photographer was granted access to the group, the 14 Sotnia.

These so-called self-defense units of the Maidan were founded to protect unarmed protesters from the increasing violence of the police.

"The central demand of the group was an independent Ukraine, without Yanukovych," says Balzani Lööv, "and a Ukraine without corruption, leaning towards Europe. Often its members were upset by the fact that newspapers were discussing only the geopolitical interests of the US and Russia, as if the Ukrainians had no say." He felt that the atmosphere in these days was tense. "It seemed quite possible that the police could have broke into the headquarters of the 14th Sotnias anytime and commit a massacre," he said.

To protect the group, Balzani Lööv promised that he would publish pictures showing unmasked members of the defense units only if the revolution would succeed or if there were to no longer be any threat.

Now, a year later, the immediate threat is over for the activists, but whether or not their revolution was actually successful, however, is far less clear. Balzani Lööv has met again with the activist Olesja Goryainova to ask her about the consequences of the protests. Olesja has moved back to her hometown, Sumy, some 300 kilometers east of Kiev. She is studying again, but she cannot fully return to her old life.

"Olesja now collects money and materials for the fighters in the anti-terrorist operation in eastern Ukraine," says Balzani Lööv. She is also a member of the Young Nationalist Congress, an organization that aims to strengthen the "patriotic spirit" of the youth. Olesja doesn't regret the Maidan.

"We just couldn't go on living that way," she says, though with a hint of disappointment in her voice.

Yanukovych is gone, but the reforms desired by the Maidan protestors did not materialize. As before, there is a lot of corruption in the country, and the war in the East has overshadowed the original goals of the young revolutionaries. The profound changes they sought for, postponed.

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Activist Receives A Thousand Lashes i...
Jeddah
By Mona Hamdan
08 Jan 2015

Saudi Arabian activist Raef Badawi receives a thousand lashes in public. He was charged for "the establishment of a website and the ridicule of religious symbols". This media obtained by Transterra Media from eye witnesses, are supporting an Arabic article on the subject.

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Vigilantes Shame Parking Violators in...
Svobody Avenue, 24, L'viv, Lviv Oblast,Ukraine
By Yura_Melko
03 Jan 2015

“Let me pass by!” is the rallying cry of a group of young activists fighting for pedestrian space in Lviv, Ukraine. Every weekend the group of teenagers gather in the city centre not for fun, but to make a “Stop Kham”(“Stop-brute” in Ukranian) raid. They look for illegally parked cars and politely gang-up on drivers to try to convince them to get their vehicles off of sidewalks and out of crosswalks.

One of the heads of the movement, Roman Tymchyshyn, 17, says that more than half of drivers treat the movement positively and are willing to change parking spots. If a driver refuses to do so, activists put a “shame” sticker on their windshield. The main violators are taxi drivers who park their cars in intersections, on the sidewalk and even in bicycle lanes. Such people, according to Roman are the most dangerous. They treat “Stop kham” aggressively and consider the young activists to be hooligans who have nothing to do. On the other hand, taxi drivers claim that they have parked their cabs like that for a long time and rebuke the municipality for the lack of taxi parking spaces.