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Just days after arriving home from Quebec City and the protests surrounding the Summit
of the Americas, journalists Paul Kotheimer, Peter Miller and others compiled a half-hour radio documentary of their journey
and experiences on the streets of Quebec City during the protests. Originally aired April
30 on community radio WEFT during the IMC Newshour, the documentary is split into 5
Part One--An audio portrait of the Carnival Against Capital which took place in Quebec
City on April 20, 2001, along with an interview with a representative of the Canadian Auto
Workers who was participating in a direct action march to the security perimeter that
Part Two--Perspective from Urbana activist Becca Glaser on the use of teargas, and on
the motivation behind political direct action, along with a montage of "frontline" audio
footage from the Summit of the Americas security perimeter.
Part Three--Urbana IMC reporters Sascha Meinrath and Sarah Kanouse, along with other
journalists and participant bystanders, conduct an interview with Quebec Provincial
Secuirity (SQ) spokesperson Gerard Carrier.
Part Four--Sascha Meinrath speaks with Connie Vogel of the Defense of Canadian
Liberty Committee during a break in the debriefing process for outgoing arrested
Part Five--Concluding credits for the half-hour segment along with a wrap-up conversation
between the Urbana IMC's Sascha Meinrath and a demonstrator who had spent a number
of hours face-to-face with riot police on Saturday afternoon.
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