We had a server outage, and we're rebuilding the site. Some of the site features won't work. Thank you for your patience.
imc indymedia

Los Angeles Indymedia : Activist News

white themeblack themered themetheme help
About Us Contact Us Calendar Publish RSS
Features
latest news
best of news
syndication
commentary


KILLRADIO

VozMob

ABCF LA

A-Infos Radio

Indymedia On Air

Dope-X-Resistance-LA List

LAAMN List




IMC Network:

Original Cities

www.indymedia.org africa: ambazonia canarias estrecho / madiaq kenya nigeria south africa canada: hamilton london, ontario maritimes montreal ontario ottawa quebec thunder bay vancouver victoria windsor winnipeg east asia: burma jakarta japan korea manila qc europe: abruzzo alacant andorra antwerpen armenia athens austria barcelona belarus belgium belgrade bristol brussels bulgaria calabria croatia cyprus emilia-romagna estrecho / madiaq euskal herria galiza germany grenoble hungary ireland istanbul italy la plana liege liguria lille linksunten lombardia london madrid malta marseille nantes napoli netherlands nice northern england norway oost-vlaanderen paris/Île-de-france patras piemonte poland portugal roma romania russia saint-petersburg scotland sverige switzerland thessaloniki torun toscana toulouse ukraine united kingdom valencia latin america: argentina bolivia chiapas chile chile sur cmi brasil colombia ecuador mexico peru puerto rico qollasuyu rosario santiago tijuana uruguay valparaiso venezuela venezuela oceania: adelaide aotearoa brisbane burma darwin jakarta manila melbourne perth qc sydney south asia: india mumbai united states: arizona arkansas asheville atlanta austin baltimore big muddy binghamton boston buffalo charlottesville chicago cleveland colorado columbus dc hawaii houston hudson mohawk kansas city la madison maine miami michigan milwaukee minneapolis/st. paul new hampshire new jersey new mexico new orleans north carolina north texas nyc oklahoma philadelphia pittsburgh portland richmond rochester rogue valley saint louis san diego san francisco san francisco bay area santa barbara santa cruz, ca sarasota seattle tampa bay tennessee urbana-champaign vermont western mass worcester west asia: armenia beirut israel palestine process: fbi/legal updates mailing lists process & imc docs tech volunteer projects: print radio satellite tv video regions: oceania united states topics: biotech

Surviving Cities

www.indymedia.org africa: canada: quebec east asia: japan europe: athens barcelona belgium bristol brussels cyprus germany grenoble ireland istanbul lille linksunten nantes netherlands norway portugal united kingdom latin america: argentina cmi brasil rosario oceania: aotearoa united states: austin big muddy binghamton boston chicago columbus la michigan nyc portland rochester saint louis san diego san francisco bay area santa cruz, ca tennessee urbana-champaign worcester west asia: palestine process: fbi/legal updates process & imc docs projects: radio satellite tv
printable version - js reader version - view hidden posts - tags and related articles

View article without comments

CALL TO ACTION: THE EVOLUTION OF A MOVEMENT

by Lakota Monday, Aug. 07, 2000 at 12:13 AM

This is the first call to action on anything like this. This will evolve just as everything has, but we must realize that if we are to promote change in society we must be able to embrace change ourselves.

CALL TO ACTION: THE EVOLUTION OF A MOVEMENT

The Corporate Media has used the strategy of blackout and misinformation regarding recent protests in the last century. Unlike in the past where civil rights movements, and anti-war in the 50

Report this post as:

Time To March On LA Corporate Media Studios?

by bob feldman
bob_jan@xensei.com

I like your proposal that anti-corporate Movement activists in the United States begin to think more in terms of protesting in an effective way at the Corporate Media studios which presently deny most of us our free speech rights and deny their listeners and viewers freedom of information rights, by censoring news in a way which minimizes the extent of anti-corporate street protest activity.

In Europe, authoritarian states have been brought down more rapidly when anti-Establishment protesters began to march on the state's propaganda institutions/studios in a mass way. Yet in the United States, many U.S. dissidents have tended, perhaps, to avoid challenging the Corporate Media's moral right to censor the news and deny U.S. activists their free speech rights by focusing most of their energy on establishing yet another redundant "alternative media project" which lacks the distribution required to be an effective tool for liberation. When enough Movement activists are willing tomill-in in by the thousands inside and outside the Corporate Media studies, however, it might be difficult for the international media to ignore our protests. Perhaps a good slogan to use at some point might be "Seize their tv, then speak freely." or "The media belongs to the people."

bob

Report this post as:

Smart Tactic!

by J.S.

This is definately a direction that anarchists and activists should move in for LA. Whatever is done, it needs to be organized by tight affinity groups OFF LINE. Police tactics are savvy so our tactical needs to be on a one on one basis with those we know and trust.

Peace

Report this post as:

I've said this myself

by jasons

The modern setup of civilization in the US is greatly unnatural. The views of reality for most people are given to them mainly by mediums of mass information dissemination. These things include TV, radio, magazines, newspapers, and advertisements within and outside of all of those mediums.

To ignore the tremendous power they have in shaping reality on the mass public mind is fatal at this point. Perhaps 30 years ago it was not as big of a problem, nor 10-30 years before that. I think the problem now is horrendous and it seriously needs to be confronted.

I'm thinking of something bigger, like paying attention more to media based conferences and such. I know there is going to be a protest at the NAB ("Media Democracy Now!"), so perhaps that will be the start of the anti-corporate-state media movement.

We have a civil rights and social justice movement (the prison industrial complex and death penlty being hot topics),

Global tade and economic issues (WTO, IMF, World Bank),

Unfair labor practices (Anti-Sweatshop movement),

Anti-Genetic engineering movement

Movement confronting our ruling parties,

Hopefully a movement confronting the mainstream media,

And most likely a revival of an anti-war movement due to the strong push by both Republicans and Democrats for the "National Defense System."

There may also be a backlash against the increase in mass surveillance...I certainly hope

I hope all of these flourish and continue to depend and relate with each other.

Report this post as:

SLaM NAB

by ch@nce
coh@sfo.com

Direct Action For Media Democracy!

Sept. 20-23, 2000 Protest the National Association of Broadcasters

Convention in San Francisco

The National Association of Broadcasters is the WTO of the broadcasting

industry. It spends millions of dollars every year lobbying to keep the

airwaves out of the hands of the public.

We can thank the NAB and the media giants that it represents for:

¥ Putting out the trash called commercial radio and TV.

¥ Stereotyping youth, people of color, and working class people.

¥ Censoring and misrepresenting the issues that we care aboutÑfrom

homelessness and immigrant rights to the environment and labor.

¥ Pushing for legislation like the Telecommunications Act of 1996, which

legalized media monopolies, creating The Gap and Starbucks of the

airwaves.

¥ Engineering the giveaway of billions of public dollars by handing over

the digital TV spectrum to the corporate media.

¥ Fighting tooth-and-nail against grassroots media efforts like

low-power radio that would bring hun-dreds of new voices and

perspectives to the airwaves.

Bring your microradio transmitters, your dancing shoes, and your

militant nonviolent attitude. (415) 546-6334; Fax 546-6218

info@media-alliance.org

www.media-alliance.org

MediaAlliance 814 Mission Street, Suite 205, San Francisco, CA 94103

For more information visit www.mediademocracynow.org

Join Media Alliance, Project Censored, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting,

Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Micropower Action Coalition,

Global Exchange, Prometheus Radio Project, Direct Action Network,

and other organizations in protest!



Act up, party down, raise hell, shout out. SLaM NAB

Report this post as:

© 2000-2018 Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by the Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Running sf-active v0.9.4 Disclaimer | Privacy