2008: The Year of the Insurrection

2008: The Year of the Insurrection from Nicolas on Vimeo.

In 2008, a small rebellion began in Olympia, the capitol of the state of Washington. While the global economy collapsed into a recession, numerous people began to smash banks, fight the police, and spread new ideas in their little corner of the world.

Like the current moment, 2008 was an election year in the United States, a time when the Democrats and the Republicans were planning their conventions and trying to take the White House. The entire country was in shock, unable to comprehend the magnitude of the financial crisis and those responsible for it. And soon enough they would all have a new iPhone to take away their pain.

We share this history now in the hope it will be useful in the coming days. If we let our stories fall into oblivion then others will repeat them pointlessly.

Take courage from what you see here and never stop fighting.

Never let fear and paranoia rule you.

If that happens, the terrorists win.

Stay free.

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