Occupy Wall St. Making Live Video History

[From AdBusters: http://www.adbusters.org/blogs/adbusters-blog/occupywallstreet.html ]

See Also: http://occupywallst.org/

Apart from the historic street revolution going on right now at Wall St for the past six days, is a live streaming revolution as well. Armed with a barrage of hand held phone and various imaging devices all connected to a Livestream account, activists are proving that internet organizing coupled with live streaming video is THE new direction for messaging a vital alternative to the main stream press. Rather than relegating the framing of this ongoing protest to media sources intimately allied to the corruptions they are seeking to expose and change, the Wall St. activists are providing direct information about who they are and why they’re there on an almost 24/7 basis. A partial list of goals and demands reads like a new constitutional document:

On September 21st, 2011, Troy Davis, an innocent man, was murdered by the state of Georgia. Troy Davis was one of the 99 percent.

Ending capital punishment is our one demand.

On September 21st, 2011, the richest 400 Americans owned more wealth than half of the country’s population.

Ending wealth inequality is our one demand.

On September 21st, 2011, four of our members were arrested on baseless charges.

Ending police intimidation is our one demand.

On September 21st, 2011, we determined that Yahoo lied about occupywallst.org being in spam filters.

Ending corporate censorship is our one demand.

On September 21st, 2011, roughly eighty percent of Americans thought the country was on the wrong track.

Ending the modern gilded age is our one demand.

On September 21st, 2011, roughly 15% of Americans approved of the job Congress was doing.

Ending political corruption is our one demand.

On September 21st, 2011, roughly one sixth of Americans did not have work.

Ending joblessness is our one demand.

On September 21st, 2011, roughly one sixth of America lived in poverty.

Ending poverty is our one demand.

On September 21st, 2011, roughly fifty million Americans were without health insurance.

Ending health-profiteering is our one demand.

On September 21st, 2011, America had military bases in around one hundred and thirty out of one hundred and sixty-five countries.

Ending American imperialism is our one demand.

On September 21st, 2011, America was at war with the world.

Ending war is our one demand.

Labor can take a cue from this action to bring live street coverage to the burgeoning realities of the war on working people. The activist groups staging this action are seeking the support of labor unions. For more of the story see:
http://www.truth-out.org/occupywallstreet-more-hashtag-its-revolution-formation/1316784846

-John Parulis

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