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CONTRIBUTION · 31st December 2011
Michael Truscello
At the end of the year, news agencies around the world, including the BBC, report the ten most popular YouTube videos of the past year.

The lists inevitably contain some of the most banal, irritating, or mildly amusing videos of the past year, but rarely do we see the BBC and their ilk reminding us of the startlingly powerful images of resistance and revolution.

So, in honour of those who were maimed or killed in 2011 in service of a better world, here are ten of the most memorable moments of revolt in 2011:

Editors Note: There is a local connection to this story. Please watch #8 if nothing else. Also Warning some video's are graphic - Viewer discretion is advised

8. “Oil Gateway”
Colonial resource extraction has always harmed indigenous communities and the environment. Oil extraction is no different. The planned Keystone Pipeline extension and Northern Gateway pipeline would expand production in the notorious tar sands of Alberta. Dozens of First Nations communities in Alberta and British Columbia united in 2011 to oppose these pipeline projects.

Watch the Top Ten Revolutionary Videos Here