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This video features Greg Palast speaking on a panel of alternative media dignataries about what we can do to reach a wider audience and be more effective as journalists working outside of the mainstream distribution outlets. The short answer: "don't be so fucking dull". This was filmed at The Boston Social Forum, a counter convention of sorts that took place in the days leading up to the Democratic National Convention in 2004.
The video was meant as a prequel to my convention coverage and was filmed and upload the day before the convention started. I met a great journalist this day and together we scouted the 1st ever instance of a designated caged area called a Protest Pen, a Freedom Cage, etc etc. No, it wasn't Greg Palast.
On the night of the eviction. I had left a spokes council to head back to Global Revolution studios. The streets looked wet, and I called a good friend of mine form back home. After 3 months of Occupy Wall Street, most of my personal relationships were frayed, and I had been trying to mend my relationships old friends not in NYC. As I walked I saw lines of NYPD vans stream past me towards the park. It wasn’t unusual, until I noticed that all the vans were full. Each van had cops pressed shoulder to shoulder in them.
I told my friend I had to go and called back to the park to advise members of the media team what I had seen. They told me everything seemed fine back at the park, but I decided not to go to the studio and jumped a train to Liberty…just in case. When I arrived at the park it was cool. The air brisk, and the usual wanderings of people milling, people had taken to coming into the park later and later, some not even staying at all as the temperatures dropped. I checked in with the media team I was working with and they reported nothing unusual. I relaxed. Every night was paranoia. Every night was our last night.
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Tesoro refuses to answer any questions about Tioga Oil Spill
October 13, 2013
Unedited Media heard about the Tioga oil spill just like everyone else–11 days after it happened. .It took eleven days for the biggest inland oil spill to be known to the public.
The spill was eight miles north of Tioga, North Dakota and the media collective hadn’t seen much in the way of photographs or video. Unedited Media journalists decided to travel to Western North Dakota. They traveled along rutted dirt roads grooved by vehicles and flanked by frack wells. The journalists had the general location of the spill but they smelled it before they saw it. The Unedited Media team followed the scent of oil to a wide open field of recently harvested wheat.
In a recent story: http://www.cnbc.com/id/100952247 CNBC explains something that should be pretty obvious, yet major news corporations are REFUSING to face reality to a point that they will let themselves die before facing the music.
The article takes a few stabs at why people don't read newspapers anymore & why people just skim their news sites instead of reading them in depth. It touches on the fact that people trust their peers more than news outlets these days. All the while not admitting what the real problem is. The PROBLEM: IGNORING REAL PROBLEMS
Sure, they'll talk about disasters & stuff like that. So what do I mean by "REAL" problems? Well, unless you've been sleeping under a rock (or actually believing the main-stream-media [MSM] up to this point), then you also know that there is a HUGE problem with Government. Not just the US Government, but Government in general. If you've been watching the MSM this whole time, you've been listening/watching MAJORLY watered down news. Mostly to make it all seem like Government is still necessary & is, for the most part, good. If you haven't been sleeping under a rock, then you might have come to the conclusions that a LOT of people in the world are coming to:
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"Police officers" climb the tree blockade timber scaffolding on a ladder and refuse to identify themselves. They climbed up to just chat?!
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it's my fifth day in the sunshine state, and our third day as the flagship independent media bus for the republican convention.
we've not seen a lot of action here yet on the front ... it rains ... and then it rains some more... and then more. there's been meetings and trainings for the protestors. i've watched golf carts being piggy-backed in on flat bed trucks by the dozen ... and there are hundreds, nay thousands of sections of barricades being erected to provide a "free speech" zone where citizens and protestors are to be corralled and controlled for their own "protection." there was the transfer of an entire population of inmates from a local jail, to make room for potential arrestees ... and the newest mainstream media hub bub: the suspicious discovery on a rooftop in the event zone, that ominously points to the threat of "anarchist violence," coupled with the circulation of a video by "anonymous," promising more of the same, which smacks of forgery to those who know the hallmarks of true anon representation.
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SXSW Interactive 2012 presents: Occupying Media: 24 Hour Protest People The Occupy Wall Street Movement began in September, 2011 with the goal of holding a 24/7 public protest at the nerve center of American finance. Uniquely among American mass protest movements, the "occupation" used a variety of specially configured audio, video and social media resources to built an independent media capacity to extend the reach of its message and bypass mainstream media filters. These systems emphasized the role of the citizen observer over traditional media engagement strategies, and by creating "news" and validating events through shared experience, they helped the occupation movement achieve and sustain critical mass. This panel features members from various occupation sites who have worked on national media efforts. Produced by ZGraphix.org Filmed & Edited by Jeff Zavala
program date:Tue, 02/21/2012
Short Description:Journalists Imprisoned on the Rise
The Committee to Protect Journalists released its annual report today, documenting attacks on journalists by governments worldwide. 2011 saw a fifteen-year high of journalists imprisoned for their reporting, more than half of whom were online journalists.
KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke with a representative of the Committee about the new report.
program: Evening News program date: Fri, 01/13/2012 Short Description: Bradley Manning Now Faces Court Martial The presiding officer in the hearing of alleged army whistleblower Bradley Manning has submitted a recommendation that all twenty two charges against the army private be moved to court martial. The recommendation must be approved by a higher-ranking officer, but it seems likely that the court martial against Manning will move forward. Manning is accused of releasing hundreds of thousands of government documents to the website ‘Wikileaks’. KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke with Zack Pesavento with the Bradley Manning Support Network about the latest developments in the case. 10:23 minutes (9.5 MB)
program: Evening News program date: Wed, 01/11/2012 Short Description: Case Against Hanford Nuclear Whistleblower Dismissed 2:25 minutes (2.22 MB)