“Glass Bead Collective, Twin Cities Indymedia, and other independent media activists have released a new film, 'Terrorizing Dissent', an exposé of events at the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota.
“Featuring first-person accounts and footage from more than forty cameras on the streets, 'Terrorizing Dissent' focuses on the story of dissent suppressed. People charged with "conspiracy to riot in furtherance of terrorism" speak out against the government's campaign to manipulate media coverage and label civil disobedience and community organizing as terrorism.”
Cut from hundreds of hours of donated footage, "Terrorizing Dissent" has been released for free on the Internet in HD, FLV and Quicktime formats, under the Creative Commons / CopyLeft license, and its producers encourage everyone to share this important film.
In the Library:
- Krüger, Marlis, and Frieda Silvert. 1975. Dissent denied: the technocratic response to protest. New York: Elsevier.[link: WorldCat]
- Meyer, David S., Nancy Whittier, and Belinda Robnett. 2002. Social movements: identity, culture, and the state. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [link: WorldCat]
- Stephens, Julie. 1998. Anti-disciplinary protest: sixties radicalism and postmodernism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [link: WorldCat]
- Trodd, Zoe. 2006. American protest literature. The John Harvard library. Cambridge, Mass: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. [link: WorldCat]
- Woodcock, George. 1977. The Anarchist reader. Hassocks, Eng: Harvester Press.[link: WorldCat]
- Young, Alfred Fabian. 1968. Dissent. Explorations in the history of American radicalism. DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press. [link: WorldCat]
On the Web:
- “Amy Goodman & Two Democracy Now! Producers Arrested at RNC Protest” (from DemocracyNow.org)
- “Police raid headquarters of RNC protesters” (from CNN.com)
- “RNC Welcoming Committee Anarchists Busted” (from National Terror Alert Center)
- RNC Welcoming Committee Homepage