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Trust, Community, and Guts: Lessons from 1971 for 2016

On the evening of November 15, the Media Activism Research Collective hosted a screening of 1971. The documentary, created by Johanna Hamilton, recounts the heroic activism of eight ordinary citizens who exposed the extent of the FBI’s illegal surveillance of dissident groups throughout the 1960s and 1970s. A panel discussion including three of the film’s subjects — […]

#NuitDebout: 5 things to know about the movement that’s spreading through France (and maybe Europe)

#NuitDebout is the movement that has taken to the streets of Paris and countless other French cities to protest against François Hollande’s government Labor Reform (Loi Travail). Starting on March 31, they have been occupying Place de la République in Paris every night, and now the movement is spreading to other French and European cities, encompassing […]

Archiving Social Movements

On November 17, a few MARC members attended a wonderful talk titled “Diversity in the Archives: Preserving Ephemeral Activist Culture,” organized by Temple University Libraries. A summary would not do justice to the quality of the speakers, so what follows is just a list of the exciting projects they are working on. Bergis Jules, UC Riverside […]