Friday Film: Fury Over Spain *Italian*

Here is the Italian language version of Fury Over Spain. Produced by the CNT in order to raise western support for the anti-fascist struggle. Directed by American anarchist Louis Frank, who also directed another documentary on the Spanish Revolution called The Will of the People.

This film is a dramatic showing of the reality of the Spanish Civil War and revolution. I would love to post the English language version, so if anyone has it on file, don't be afraid of sending me an email.

Call Out: Looking for "Fury Over Spain"

I don't know how many folks are out there reading this, but if there is anyone out there reading, I'm asking for a little help.

I am looking for an English language version of Fury Over Spain, directed by an American anarchist named Luis Frank. I can liberate from the internet an Italian language version, but I would prefer to post an English version as well.

If anyone would have a digital copy of an English Fury Over Spain, please send me an email at:

Wobbly Wednesday: Partners?

Here's another video from the Starbucks Workers Union. Partners? is an exposé on Starbucks' purchasing practices in Ethiopia. This video uncovers the reality behind Starbucks' relationship with the Fero cooperative. The Fero cooperative in Sidamo, Ethiopia grew and processed "Shirkina Sun-Dried Sidamo," a black apron exclusive coffee that retailed for $26.00 per pound, for Starbucks. Yet Starbucks paid only $1.32 per pound to the Cooperative, of which at most only $.57 went to the coffee farmers themselves. The farmers of the Fero Cooperative are struggling to rise out of poverty - they deserve a fair price from Starbucks.

Monday Music Video: Road I Must Travel by The Nightwatchman

Tom Morello, Guitarist of Rage Against the Machine and Audiosalve, launched his solo carreer under the name "The Nightwatchman" in 2003 as an outlet for his political views while playing non-political music with Audioslave. Morello describes The Nightwatchman as "the black Robin Hood of 21st century music".

"Road I Must Travel" is from The Nightwatchman's first album, One Man Revolution. He has a second one out called The Fabled City. I own both, and I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for radical left analysis in there folk/rock music.

Friday Night Film: Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial

Sometimes I am glad that I live in Canada and I don't have to deal with the religious right pushing backwards creationism/"intelligent design" into public schools. But, dear viewers, don't think everything is alright in our home on native land. Minister of State for Science and Technology Gary Goodyear recently declined to answer wither or not he believes in evolution because he's "a Christian" and he doesn't "think anybody asking a question about my religion is appropriate".

Luckily for our brothers in the south, attempts to introduce creationism into schools have been mostly blocked by smart science and educated judges. Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial is an award-winning NOVA documentary on the case of Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District, a landmark case that showed once and for all the phony science and religious connotation of so called “intelligent design”. It features interviews with the judge, witnesses, and lawyers as well as re-enacted scenes using the official transcript of the trial.


Wobbly Wensday: Together We Win: The Fight to Organize Starbucks

I am a paid up and proud member of the anarcho-syndicalist union the Industrial Workers of the World (also known as the Wobblies). Around the world, the IWW is working hard, organizing the unorganized and ignored, and within established, conservative unions in hopes of creating a broad, revolutionary workers movement.

One of the most inspiring campaigns put on by the IWW is the struggle to organize Barristas in starbucks stores across the U.S. With over 300 members nationwide, the IWW Starbucks Workers Union is a grassroots organization of and for baristas coming together for change.

One of the biggest strengths of the SWU is its use of the media and the internet to publicize their actions. Together We Win: The Fight to Organize Starbucks is a documentary by the SWU documenting the struggles and victories in the two year campaign in NYC.

Monday Morning Music Video: 1936 by Sin Dios

This is one of my most favorite anarchist music videos. I have no idea what the name of the song is, but the band is Sin Dios.

Sin Dios (English: Godless, or No God) was a hardcore/anarcho-punk band from Spain that formed in 1988 in Madrid. While not currently producing music, they still continue too fight on.

Worldwide Premiere!

Hello, and welcome to The Insurrectionary People's Picture Show Theater!

My name is Slim, I will be your usher of this evening. Tonights our World Premiere, my debut to the world of blogging! My intention is to bringing the best in radical, anarchist and socialist analysis and entertainment one can dig up on the internet.

With the death of cristiefilms, there is a desperate need for a place to compile radical movies. I have no illusions that this blog will replace christiefilm, as christie films hosted over 700 films and documentaries with anarchist and libertarian themes. I can never live up to that on this rinky-dink blog. Hopefully, people enjoy this in the meantime, until such time where Christie films is back on line.

My goal is to post a new, full film every Thursday, with comments and analysis on recent events in the radical and anarchist movement intermittent.

If people have suggestions on films, please email me at
The more participatory this blog is, the better!

So now..

Overture, curtain, lights!
This is it. We'll hit the heights!
And oh, what heights we'll hit!
On with the show, this is it!