September 30, 2011 at 11:57 pm (culture, entertainment, history, journalism, life, politics, random)
Tags: culture, event, journalism, life, media, news, NYC, NYPD, Occupy, One, people, Plaza, police, politics, protest, random, street, video, wall
Yes, there were thousands of sane, organized, focused people protesting at One Police Plaza tonight. The police remained sane and tolerant throughout the truth-telling. There was no pepper spray. No one was beaten. Thousands of people patiently conducted the “human mic” conveying the passionate words of every speaker through the crowd in waves.� People representing social justice groups, auto workers, copwatch, academic union leaders and artists�and police brutalitywatch�groups spoke without interference from the NYPD. It was inspired and inspiring. There were over 6,000 people watching the livestream.� If you can’t find this even on your evening news then call and request coverage of Occupy Wall Street.� What’s next for the Occupiers of Wall Street?� Surf into the globalrevolution�livestream�to find out. You might catch a march, a general assembly, breakfast, film clips while the live feed is repaired, instruction on nonviolence and civil disobedience or just requests for food.�
I’d like to know IF anyone caught this on their News of choice. Thanks.
September 30, 2011 at 10:47 pm (entertainment, history, Independent film, life, politics, random)
Tags: life, media, news, NYC, OWS, people, Plaza, police, random
September 30, 2011 at 4:28 am (environment, ethics, humor, journalism, life, nature, politics, random)
Tags: culture, Democracy Now, Energy, environment, ethics, farm, history, journalism, July 7. 2011, life, media, nature, news, Oil, politics, pollution, spill, Tar Sands, Yellowstone
Democracy Now! coverage of the July 7, 2011 Exxon Yellowstone Pipeline.
Keystone 1 has spilled 12 times already. Shall we add another Keystone Pipeline and double the spills?
Oh and I have yet to learn any more about that conflict of interest issue running amok in an earlier post about TransCanada and who is running the public hearings on the Keystone XL Pipeline. Having attended the public hearing in Topeka it seems that people who support the pipeline there just want one thing–JOBS. Considering the fact that pipeline has already been laid in Kansas I fail to comprehend the logic of those claiming the construction of XL will bring thousands of long-term jobs into Toto-land. But, after all, Kansas is Kansas.
September 29, 2011 at 3:00 am (education, environment, ethics, history, journalism, life, nature, politics, random)
Tags: climate, culture, environment, journalism, Keystone, life, media, nature, news, people, Pipeline, politics, random, rant, Tar Sands
pIn a stunning conflict of interest, public hearings on federal approval for a proposed tar sands pipeline are being run by a contractor for the pipeline company itself. The U.S. Department of State’s public hearings along the proposed route of the TransCanada Keystone XL tar sands pipeline this week are under the purview of Cardno […]/p
via State Department Keystone XL Hearings Run By TransCanada Contractor.
September 27, 2011 at 1:44 pm (art, buddhism, creative writing, culture, education, entertainment, environment, exploring interconnectedness, history, Independent film, life, movies, photography, politics, random)
Tags: "blind", art, culture, education, entertainment, environment, events, film, Grist, history, Japan, life, media, music, nature, Nuclear, people, photography, power, radiatoin, random
Discovered this gem on Grist today. Watch, enjoy, think deep.
September 24, 2011 at 10:10 pm (culture, entertainment, history, humor, journalism, life, politics, random, Uncategorized, Writing)
Tags: culture, entertainment, events, journalism, Liberty Park, life, media, media team, news, Occupy, people, police, random, SOS, twitter, Wall Street
The people trying to maintain the livestream feed for news of what’s happening regarding the Occupy Wall Street event have sent out a plea for Calls to One Police Plaza to discover the whereabouts of arrested Media Team and others. They’re asking people to call 1-888-692-7233 to find those who have been arrested.
Approx. 2,000 people in park. They’re surrounded by police to prevent marches. Nearly 7,000 WATCHING ONLINE now!
How much longer WILL there be ANY media coverage of this Occupation will be determined by the people of NYC.
Which America is THIS????
September 24, 2011 at 2:57 pm (culture, education, entertainment, history, humor, Independent film, journalism, life, politics, random, Uncategorized, Writing)
Tags: climate change, culture, current tv, entertainment, environment, events, Gil Scott Heron, history, humor, journalism, Keith Olbermann, Keystone, life, media, news, occupation, Occupy, opinion, people, Pipeline, politics, protest, random, television, views, Wall Street, Writing
At this point in time the lack of mainstream news coverage of the ongoing Occupy Wall Street event is becoming news in itself. As more people become aware of the now week-long effort to raise awareness of the 99% of the population who are NOT reaping the benefits of Wall Street shenanigans–the more glaring the lack of coverage becomes. Yet this lack is not really surprising. It is most predictable considering the present nature of the media that flows nightly into the homes of millions of Americans. Ironically, many of these same Americans unknowingly have a vested interest in the efforts of the occupiers who are from their non-Wall Street ranks. Yet, showing Americans other Americans engaged in protests like the recent Tar Sands Keystone XL arrests in front the White House for two solid weeks during which over 1,253 were arrested, seems to make the Americans who own and run news broadcasts in America very uncomfortable. Why is that? Have they forgotten that the goal of their occasionally respectable profession is to inform people? Naw….they haven’t forgotten. They’ve been co-opted, sold out, and/or taken over by certain interest groups who are distinctly uncomfortable with anyone/anything that rocks the boat of the status quo–no matter how badly that boat is taking on water. Like climate change deniers, news media deniers cannot make the reality go away. Climate change is not invisible nor is the Occupy Wall Street protest. Tuning into the livestream video at Peaceful Uprising and elsewhere online may not bring stunning images of dramatic nonstop action into your brainpan. But it will provide a sense of what is involved in such activism. Yes, there are scenes of Police presence and arrests when the occupiers are on the move. There are interesting arenas of group communication and consensus reaching efforts during the General Assemblies. There’s a great deal of dealing with the practical issues of everything from keeping the video operating to information on where/how to donate food supplies. Occupations require the necessities of daily life. Who knew? In many ways this is a practical primer for such activist efforts. Is it any wonder the mainstream media is avoiding it like the plague?
Lively streaming from Liberty Park and NYC —
September 22, 2011 at 3:14 am (art, buddhism, creative writing, culture, education, entertainment, ethics, exploring interconnectedness, history, Independent film, journalism, life, photography, politics, random, religion, Writing)
Tags: culture, death penalty, Democracy Now, ethics, events, execution, history, independent journalism, journalism, life, media, news, people, politics, random, religion, Troy Davis
Time of death 11:08 pm, ET, Sept. 21, 2011
Full coverage on Democracy Now!
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