Monday, April 30, 2007

Alternative media gathering


We at Undercurrents will be presenting our new TV channel in Brighton in May so come and check it out.

http://schnews.org.uk/schmovies/malarkey-intro.htm

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Thoughtcrime cabaret show.

Filmed a new cabaret show this week..and you can watch the stand up here if you can't make it on the last Thursday od every month in London.


London stand up comedian Whatsername reveals all about sex, marriage, feminism and being punched in the face by the army!

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Photograph of Paul Mercer, Spy.


We went through our archive and found a video image of Paul Mercer circa 1995. Paul Mercer has a long history of 'infiltrating' groups and selling the info. He published Directory of British Political Organisations by Paul Mercer (1994), which had personal info/contact details on people and groups involved in Earth First! and other related eco-direct action stuff of the early 90s. He's done the same with the Close Campsfield campaign.

Spy within Peace movement exposed

It is scary when the forces of darkness descend. A film undercurrents made a few years ago exposed how spies within the peace and environmental movement were operating.A spy has finally just been exposed in the courts. Paul Mercer posed as a a freelance photographer for years but he had a past of selling information about activists to corporations and arms dealers.

In court it has been revealed how closely linked to the Conservative party Paul Mercer is. He is a friend of shadow defence minister Julian Lewis. He was revealed to have been paid £2,500 a month by the giant arms company's security department for his work against CAAT. He claims he was being paid to simply monitor the group and its activities. BAE is facing a wide range of bribery allegations.

Full story here.
http://politics.guardian.co.uk/foreignaffairs/story/0,,2060544,00.html

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

An interesting life

New Undercurrents Bushcraft show
Wondered how to survive when the oil runs out..try Bushcraft
http://www.undercurrents.org/visionon/bushcraft.htm

Anti Corp festival
The 2007 CounterCorp Anti-Corporate Film Festival is seeking submissions for this year's festival in San Francisco.
http://www.countercorp.org/countercorp-festival.htm

ENTER_ UNKNOWN TERRITORIES
CAMBRIDGE / UK [25- 29 APRIL]
Enter_ Unknown Territories is an exciting festival of interactive and
playful public art events, live performances, a conference, workshop and
club nights taking place throughout Cambridge.Take part in a LED workhop, get lost in an intelligent maze, fly kites equipped with cameras, star in a CCTV feature film, grow a virtual narrative forest, ride bikes that boil kettles, adventure into an interactive landscape with only your heart to guide you. Hang out at an experimental club night; learn more about open source software, license-free music downloads and circuit bending.
http://www.enternet.org.uk/unknownterritories

Link into alternative London
The Synergy Centre is located at 220 Farmers Road, London SE5 http://wwww.thesynergycentre.org

New video training course begins
Undercurrents latest 10 week course. A taster day on April 19. Details here
http://www.undercurrents.org/training

Reply with your postal address for a free undercurrents catalogue of our videos, DVD and Books etc.

Dryad Bushcraft- Wild Food

Spent the weekend filming our new series about Bushcraft, learning where to find wild food...great fun. You can watch it here or wait until July when we launch our new Tv channel, Vision On TV


A new series from the UK on survival skills and enjoying nature to the full.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Advertising Manager wanted for New Tv Channel!

Can you sell?
We are seeking a person who can find sponsers for a new exciting TV Channel.
Like all business, there is a good chance of making good money but ground work needs to be laid. So we are looking for someone with the vision to see the potential in creating another but better YouTube.

We are seeking someone who probaly has a job already but still has time to work
on a start up for 1 or 2 days a week (at least until we find an investor).
Rocketboom in the USA who are very similar to us made $250,000 last year for
producing a daily 3min news/review show. The potential is there and we are a
year ahead of anyone else in the UK.
If you want to hear more drop me a line Paulo@undercurrents.org

We are also seeking a Python programmer.


x
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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Off to Ireland with new film.


Our latest movie is finished..EcoVillage Pioneers is all about the rise of environmentally friendly communities. Many use materials gathered from the land they live on..mud for wall, wool for insulation, wood for structure. Very inspiring as we explore ecovillages in Oz, Wales, Scotland, England, Spain and Ireland.

So the world premiere is on next week on International Earth Day * 22nd of April
in Ireland. Anyone in Tipperary, pop along to Main Street Cloughjordan (site of Ireland first Ecovillage) 7pm to see the 50min film.


EcoVillage Pioneers (50mins)
A woman and her young son go on a journey to find a sustainable community to
live in. They explore Crystal Waters permaculture village in Australia, Sunseed
Technology centre in Spain, Findhorn spiritual community in Scotland, and the
low impact settlement, Tinkers Bubble in England. The film also follows The
establishment of Lammas EcoVillage in Wales and The Village in Ireland. the
film includes co-founder of the world renowned Centre of Alternative
Technology. EcoVillage Pioneers is a personal and beautiful insight into how a
sustainable world is being created from the grassroots.

Produced by the award winning Undercurrents.
www.undercurrents.org/ecovillage
Released July 2007

However....getting there..
I checked the ferries and found that the Swansea-Cork ferry has been suspended coz they haven't got a boat. The company sold its old ferry last October and bid over £22m for a replacement but the deal had collapsed.

Stunning..with climate change, flying is very bad for the old planet so ferry was a great option. It is ironic that the service has had to be suspended at a time when the market indicators suggest an upturn in ferry travel.

So looking at next options now.

Green Sex life

Wondering how to make your sex life green?
Whether you’re single and playing the field, settled down with that special someone, or someplace in between, most of us consider good, satisfying, sexy sex an important part of this complete breakfast. It might not be the first thing we think of while working towards a sustainable and graceful life on this fragile planet, but there’s a lot we can do to make our sex lives greener. In the process of greening the ecological footprint of our love making, we might also open up some new doors to deeper pleasure, satisfaction, and romantic connection.
Read on for tips
http://www.treehugger.com/files/2007/02/how-to-green-your-sex-life.php

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Knife party

A knift party is a party where kids inject themselves with drugs..but its also a very col site for stunning political animation...slickest i have seen for a long time.
Check them out..esp 'what barry says'

on

http://www.knife-party.net/

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Undercurrents meet green London geeks

We came to Greennet, our IP server people to try out our visionontv.net, our new Tv channel. Ethical net people in a very geeky office hosted near Old st in london.

GreenNet began in 1986. Yes, 1986...a long time before the internet 'explosion' we are currently witnessing. GreenNet, unlike many other Internet Service Providers, is geared to the needs of non profit organisations, activists and people working for social change. In November 2001, GreenNet celebrated 15 years of work dedicated to supporting and promoting groups and individuals working for peace, human rights and the environment, through the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

check them out on www.gn.apc.org

We hope to be online in June so you can get DVD quality films on your PC down your phoneline very fast via Bit torrent. Watch this space

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Vision On TV

When our world
is based on lies
We aim to open your eyes
You need
more than eyes to see
You need vision.

Coming soon
www.visionontv.net