From:   jaimexo@gmail.com
Sent time:   Thursday, November 03, 2011 4:19:37 AM
To:   globalrevolutionmedia@googlegroups.com
Cc:   globalrevolutionmedia@googlegroups.com
Subject:   Re: [GlobalRevolutionMedia] Re: #Media - Report back from Occupy LA visit
 

Thank you for this, Abe!

 

*She says wrestling down jealously

 

 

On Nov 3, 2011, at 2:39 AM, Abraham Heisler <abe@abrahamheisler.com> wrote:

 

> For more on Occupy LA - check out http://occupylosangeles.org/

>

>

> On Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 11:26 PM, Abraham Heisler <abe@abrahamheisler.com> wrote:

>> What's up, yall?

>>

>> I just visited Occupy LA and would love to report back to you guys.

>>

>> FIrst of all, in LA they have camped out around 3 sides of city hall.

>> The area of the occupation is roughly five times the size of Zuccotti

>> Park. There are around 500 people there occupying. It seems, about

>> half are there for the cause and the other half are homeless people

>> and/or junkies (the occupation is only a few blocks from Skid Row).

>> They have a large, well organized space, with lots of tents and

>> supplies, but lack organization on a structural level. The GA was very

>> poorly attended with only 50+ people showing up. There are working

>> groups, but lack communication between the working groups. Still, the

>> dedicated people there are going strong.

>>

>> I stopped the media tent. They have a palace in comparison to the

>> media pit (now bunker) we work out of in Liberty Plaza. They have 3-4

>> large army style working tents lined with computers, speakers, radios,

>> and other equipment. I almost melted when I saw the media space they

>> have to work in. The problem is, they haven't been putting out too

>> much content. Understaffed.

>>

>> When I mentioned I was from #OWS, they greeted me with huge smiles and

>> sat me down to explain everything I know about the NYC occupation. For

>> an hour they poked and prodded until they were well versed in #OWS

>> media history. Then it was my turn to learn a great deal from them.

>>

>> They have all their media - livestream, production, photo, radio,

>> internet, social media, PR, etc. wrapped into one group. So, when they

>> asked me who ran our facebook page - I was embarrassed to say, I

>> didn't know. Who does run our facebook page and what is it??? Anyone

>> know?

>>

>> I wrote down the contacts of Occupy LA meda and will be coordinating

>> with them as well as putting them in touch with some of you. Tomorrow,

>> I will go back to attend their working group meeting and learn more

>> about what their strengths and needs are.

>>

>> I really see the need to organize a national correspondence between

>> the media WGs of all occupations. This could be in the form of a

>> conference call or google group or both. I know there is already a

>> national call which has happened once or twice for reps of the

>> different occupations, but I think we need to get a call going just

>> for media groups. Since it takes so much to set up and coordinate

>> media, I'd like to see our communication going on a grander scale.

>> Let's workshop what systems for output work and what does not. Would

>> be great to have a media outlet that aggregates livestreams and edited

>> content from all the different occupations. If anyone is interested to

>> help me work on this or knows of similar such work already occurring,

>> please let me know.

>>

>> Global Rev Media - Vlad, Nikky, Josh, etc - isn't this what you guys

>> have been working on? Let's combine efforts.

>>

>> On Friday I go up the coast to the Bay Area to network with San Fran

>> and Oakland.

>>

>> If anyone has any questions or comments for LA Media or Occupy LA in

>> general, please let me know and I communicate with the proper people

>> tomorrow.

>>

>> Attached are two photos from the Occupy LA media tent. One from

>> outside, the other from inside. The tent goes back beyond the black

>> curtain to another room with computers.

>>

>> In solidarity,

>> -Abe H.

>>

>>

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