Occupy Movement Gets Its Own TV Station

August 27, 2014

occupy movement gets its own tv station

Source: Popular Resistance

In partnership with FilmOn Networks, the National Convention PBC and a new union of the groups Occupy Television, ArticleV.org, and the National General Assembly, have launched Occupy Television, a free 24/7 online television channel. The new outlet consolidates all previous sites providing Occupy news and commentary in order to provide access to the maximum amount of people around the world.

There is no more visceral demonstration of the importance of the principles behind Occupy — and the need for independent control of the movement’s own messages — then the complete failure of the police state in Ferguson, Missouri and its violent behavior toward the media.

Occupy Television’s goal is to circumvent mainstream media, with its multitude of conflicts of interests, in order to break out of the echo chambers of conventional political discussion. The station is based on the work of Occupy community members and citizen journalists — it is TV for the 99%.

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First Elected Socialist Seattle Council Member in a Century

Source:  The Real News Network

Published on Nov 19, 2013

TRNN speaks with Socialist Kshama Sawant about her vision of an alternative to capitalism.

TRANSCRIPT

JESSICA DESVARIEUX, TRNN PRODUCER: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Jessica Desvarieux in Baltimore.

For the first time in more than a century, the city of Seattle elected a socialist City Council member. Her name is Kshama Sawant, and she joins us now from Seattle.

Kshama is an Occupy activist, union member, and economics professor. And as I mentioned, she’s the first open socialist to be elected to Seattle City Council and the country’s first big-city socialist council member in decades.

Read more at: First Elected Socialist Seattle Council Member in a Century