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  •  There's a problem with all that though (1+ / 0-)
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    karmsy

    NO MESSAGE GOT OUT. Here in the midwest the only thing we got to see and hear was blackbloc breaking stuff, some woman who left her family to sleep with some french guy, police crackdowns, and unsanitary conditions.

    That's ALL that played in local news.

    what ever message they wanted to get was completely lost in everything else.

    •  Yeah, if you expect the corporate owned (4+ / 0-)

      news channels to explain anything then you're going to be badly disappointed.  But a lot of people really did get the messages.  If they hadn't then I wouldn't imagine that we'd see such a turn around in the discussion on inequality and such.  Not to mention the introduction of even a crude class analysis in the form of 99% / 1% language.  

      If you look at the top down organizing in the lead up to the Iraq war you see a complete failure in regards to doing anything to change how people talked about the war and whether we went to war.  And that's despite the fact that there were literally tens of millions of people in the streets protesting and doing other actions.  Those protests were virtually ignored as well unless there was a black bloc that broke windows.  The media will pretty much always promote the worst of what happens at these things, that inevitable.  Complaining that we didn't get our message out through the media is like complaining about the weather.

      The revolution will not be televised. But it will be blogged, a lot. Probably more so than is necessary.

      by AoT on Mon Sep 24, 2012 at 01:09:39 PM PDT

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    •  You might ask yourself why the only thing (4+ / 0-)

      you got to see was one or two black bloc breaking stuff (instead of tens of thousands of peaceful protesters demanding economic justice).

      Or you might have read a few of the plethora of my and other people's diaries on the subject of OO, Occupy, et al.

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