We participated in the “Solidarity March” on October 5, 2011. Instead of asking the protesters why they were there, we asked them to give us three words, any words, from the top of their heads. We hoped to capture each moment as it was, and not the protest as a whole, in order to paint a more detailed picture. This is what we have so far, we’re still working on putting it all together. Visit us on Facebook, YouTube, and Tumblr for more videos!
Mass media coverage like this makes me sick, which is why it is SO SO important that we spread our word any way that we can, because as times have shown again and again (twitter blocking #occupywallst) that corporate information outlet is not going to help this movement. Unfortunately, a lot of people still get the gist of what’s going on in the world from news cycles, and it is really hard to compete with that; the best we can do is report the reality of what’s going on through reporters/protestors/occupiers on the ground at Wall St.
Of course this an exaggerated video to base my concerns on, I mean, after all, it is FOX news, but that interview they with protestors is horribly edited. The people down there are articulate and passionate, they know what they want and they know what their grievances are.
Tomorrow is a huge protest with NYC Transit Union joining in, and many colleges/universities around the city are having a student walk-out, which will bring in even larger and younger crowd. Please let everyone know that this is happening tomorrow and to continuously google the movement and seek information for it. The more you seek information, the harder it is for media to ignore this.
If you have been down to Wall Street, we would love to hear about your experience, even if you only went down there for an hour. What you felt, saw, and heard adds many dimensions to this movement, and allows the people to feel solidarity with it. We are the 99%, and sometimes that’s said so often that it remains a number - a percentage - but, it’s good to keep in mind, that 99% means people. It’s every one of us.
Even if you haven’t been to Wall Street, please reblog to get the word out that we are accepting stories, especially since corporate media has been ignoring this mass movement, we have to do all that we can to bring people together.
Solidarity in action! Way to go TWU. The transit workers’ contract is up January 15th and they got sold a shitty contract last time around. We all need to be prepared to return the solidarity and stand with them when the time comes.
The Transport Workers Union will go to court Monday to try to stop the city from forcing bus drivers to transport Wall Street protesters arrested by the NYPD, the Daily News has learned.
The union, whose leaders voted last week to support the protesters, said police brass commandeered three MTA buses to transport many of the 700 demonstrators arrested on the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday.
Union President John Samuelsen called ordering bus drivers to drive prisoners ‘a blatant act of political retaliation.’
… “TWU Local 100 supports the protesters on Wall Street and takes great offense that the mayor and NYPD have ordered operators to transport citizens who were exercising their constitutional right to protest - and shouldn’t have been arrested in the first place.”
Please do anything you can to put the word out there that the movement is still going and it’s going strong. There are people still out on the streets in this weather, and demanding their voice be heard. This sort of censorship is censorship of our collective voices, the censorship of the 99%, please make sure that censorship isn’t the reason that stops Occupy Wall St. Movement from reaching its full potential. SPREAD THE WORD!