Issue 18, April 2009 14th April 2009 reelnews DVD/Download Compilations Comments Off on Issue 18, April 2009 Select Download or DVD Download £5.00 GBPDVD UK £7.00 GBPDVD Europe £8.00 GBPDVD Rest of the world £9.00 GBP 1: Visteon workers – Fighting for us all (Reel News/Luke Allen) 25:00 600 ex-Ford workers at Visteon auto-parts factories are sacked without redundancy pay with 6 minutes notice. They respond by occupying their factories. 2: G20 protests – The whole story (Luke Allen/Reel News) 20:00 A week of brilliant, peaceful protests against their solution to the recession, and a decision by the police to use criminal violence which has plunged them into crisis. 3: Ian Tomlinson Memorial March (Jason N.Parkinson, da100thmonkey) 6:11 Newspaper seller Ian Tomlinson died after being batoned and knocked down by riot police on the G20 Meltdown protests. On 11 April people marched in his memory. 4: Tamil – break the silence! (da100thmonkey, Jason N. Parkinson) 12:49 80 million tamils worldwide – 300,000 in the UK – raise their voices in unity against nearly 30 years of genocide in Sri Lanka. 5: DAN in Birmingham (Indefilms) 5:26 The Disabled Peoples Direct Action Netowrk occupy Birmingham’s housing and social services department, demanding independent living. 6: Sooty and Sweep do G20 (da100thmonkey) 7:33 G20 Bankers’ Tea Party! 7: Global Economic Meltdown (Jason N. Parkinson) 10:00 Frontline eyewitness reporting from the baton charges, the blood and injuries and the iron curtain G20 clampdown on the press and protest. 8: Dundee: Prisme occupation (Reel News) 6:00 Another great response to the shutting down of a factory, as the cardboard packaging workers refuse to leave and plan to reopen the factory as a workers’ cooperative. 9: Waterford crystal – under occupation (Reel News) 13:00 The first of the current wave of factory occupations, as Waterford Crystal workers refuse to let an Irish institution be shut down and the community of Waterford destroyed.