goes to the movies!
Here is a collection
of short films mostly done by us, which you are welcome to download
for free. These films are 'information for action' - to inspire
or inform you to get involved in the issues covered in them. If
you are involved in DIY video and have films you'd like to put here,
get in contact.
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SchMOVIES DVD Collection 2006
The pick of the SchMOVIES produced in 2006, covering events across
the UK such as the Smash EDO campaign, protest camps at Titnore
Woods and Shepton Mallet, the Camp For Climate Action, anti-war
demos at Parliament Square in the face of SOPCA laws, community
resistance to the M74 motorway in Glasgow, and more... One theme
that runs through these films is the blatant use of a 'political
police force' to protect corporations and war criminals rather than
uphold the law. But despite this, people are prepared to take direct
action and not let a police state goosestep in. Remember... People
should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be
afraid of their people.
Out in early January 2007 - PLACE YOUR ORDER NOW - £6
(including P&P) - which comes with free copy of the SchMOVIES
2005 DVD! (If you already have one, and don't want the 2005
DVD let us know when you order). Contact the SchNEWS Office
01273 685913 or email or
Sack Parliament Protest - October 9th 2006
The much publiced sack parliament anti-war demo
at the heart of Westminsters exclusion zone gave the
Serious and Organised Crime and Punishment Acr (SOPCA) a thorough
work out for the first time. The plan was to surround Parliament
and prevent MPs, Lords and Civil Servants from continuing business
after their Summer recess. 800 cops had other ideas.
Here To Download (16min, 166meg, mpeg1 format, October 2006)
- If you witnessed any of the forty arrests on the day contact
- At the beginning of the demo a journalist Mark Vallee was assaulted
by the Police and was hospitalised if you witnessed or filmed
this please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- For more info about SOCPA see SchNEWS
attacks on Gaza and the Lebanon, Sussex
Action for Peace held its second march on August 19th, protesting
about the Wests lack of response to war crimes in the Middle
East. Before the
march began it soon became apparent that Sussex Police were having
none of it. Apart from the obvious Police overkill and crappy excuses
for changing the route of the march, the number of police FIT teams
that were deployed was way beyond the norm even filming kids
Here To Download (9min, 91meg, mpeg1 format, September 2006)
Remember, if you are
filmed by the Police at a demo you have the right to obtain
a copy of the footage they took. A good place to start is www.dataprotection.gov.uk
because if you contact the police station directly they will invariably
fob you off.
The EDO/MBM factory
in Brighton was completely blockaded today (21/9/06) as three activists
locked onto the main gates. This lead EDO to taking the drastic
action of cutting down part of their fence with an angle grinder
to let staff in.
Here To Download (1:40min, 16meg, mpeg1 format, September
For more about
EDO TRILOGY 2006
A round up of three actions
on Brighton's very own bomb making factory, EDO/MBM.
AN INSPECTOR CALLS
- March 2006. The Brighton Weapons Inspection team return for a
second attempt to enter the EDO factory on the third anniversary
of the Iraq War. However, security guru Mark Lynch and the cops
have other ideas.
LOCKED ON TARGET
- July 2006. With Israel attacking the Lebanon and Gaza, three activists
lock on to concrete barrels, blocking both gates of the factory.
SHAME - July 2006.
"The Horrors of War" demo planned weeks before the Israel
attacks started is sobering reminder of the aims of the SMASH EDO
campaign. Workers from the factory get a thorough verbal kicking
as they head home from work.
(16min, 166meg, mpeg1 format, August 2006)
For more about
BIG COVER UP
'World Naked Bike
Rides' took place in cities everywhere on June 10th 2006.
The Bike ride is a carnival
on wheels protesting against the perils of car culture and
oil dependency as well as highlighting the right to be naked. This
film covers the World Naked Bike Ride in Brighton, which ran into
problems when Chief Superintendent Jeremy Paine of Sussex Police
deemed it fit to restrict riders from being fully naked, telling
them to cover up their rude bits. The ride went ahead
regardless and SchMOVIES catches up with several riders to see what
they thought up about this great cover up.
Here To Download (6:13min, 62meg, mpeg1 format, June 2006)
For the next ride see
FOR TITNORE WOODS
Woods Protest Camp, near Worthing
The SchNEWS crew took
a trip down to Titnore Woods near Worthing to find an up-for-it
gang of protesters buiding tree houses and plotting to save this
piece of ancient woodland from the onslaught of concrete, aided
by strong support from the locals.
Here To Download (5:40min, 58meg, mpeg1 format, June 2006)
To read about this protest
see SchNEWS 547, 546,
Click Here, See also www.protectourwoodland.co.uk
OF HARMS WAY
No Borders action at Harmondsworth
Detention Centre, 8th April 2006.
Following a call out
by the Australian Noborders nearly 300 folk converged on Harmondsworth
and Colnbrook detention centres, near Heathrow to show solidarity
with the detainees held there.
Whilst a large Police
presense kept everyone contained outside, the guards inside forced
the detainees away from the windows so they couldn't see the demo.
Subsequently hunger strikes began in Colnbrook.
Here To Download (6:30min, 64meg, mpeg format, April 2006)
am the only one in this room, professional enough, that I know of,
to handle this Glock 40" - famous last words
This gem has been floating
about the web since it was shot in April 2004. It shows Drug Administration
Agent Lee Paige shooting himself in the foot - literally! During
a weapons demonstration for Florida children, Paige's firearm (a
Glock 40) accidently discharged blowing a hole in his foot - and
it was all caught on camera. As a result Paige is suing the DEA
over leaking the film into the public domain. (See also 'And Finally...'
in SchNEWS 540)
Sorry Not Available
Due To Technical Hitch (2:49min, 28meg, mpeg format, April 2006)
Early Bird Catches The Firm
Brand Street Immigration Centre Action, Glasgow
Brand Street Immigration Centre is where all asylum seekers in Glasgow
have to sign on weekly - and where dawn raids are carried out.
This film covers an early
morning action on the centre in November 2005 which disrupted at
least one dawn raid that we know about. There are weekly demos at
Brand St and a local info shop has been set up directly opposite
the centre for advice and support for asylum seekers.
Here To Download (4min, 40meg, mpeg format, March 2006)
Shepton Mallet anti-Tescos action
end of February 2006, activists briefly set up camp to prevent TESCO
from clearing woodland for a new store at Shepton Mallet, Somerset.
Following their eviction people came together on March 4th for a
day of action.....
Here To Download (approx 7 min, 75meg, mpeg format, March
more info on the campaign see SchNEWS 534 (click
Here it is -
that 'crap arrest' moment we've been searching for for ten years
- courtesy of a friendly copper at this year's Big Green Gathering...
Here To Download (approx 30 secs, 1.3meg, Quicktime format,
DVD - 2005
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An eclectic collection
spanning the G8 protests in Scotland this year, the SMASH EDO campaign
(with Mark Thomas), the CRE8 Summit and MAD PRIDE to name a few.
These are high resolution screening copies of some of the best SchMOVIES
of 2005 (including some which not on this website) There are plenty
of extras which also include a SchNEWS at DSEI special.
Buy this and
help keep SchNEWS free.
If you have
footage of recent demos or positive projects on the go get in touch
with us. We can't promise to give all of them a SchNEWS film treatment
but we'll have a go. Contact us on the link below.
about these films please contact SchNEWS