From:   Becky Hurwitz <becky.hurwitz@gmail.com>
Sent time:   Wednesday, November 16, 2011 11:46:29 AM
To:   Global Revolution Media <globalrevolutionmedia@googlegroups.com>
Subject:   [GlobalRevolutionMedia] Re: protecting OWS using media over the next few days
 

Oh, great. To be clear -- everything about what I just proposed is

being worked on? I love it when that happens.

 

B

 

On Nov 16, 12:38 pm, Vlad T <v...@glassbeadcollective.org> wrote:

> ok we are working with occupy studio to create a simple intake of footage

> online.  the idea is that this footage will be immediatly edited and sent

> out various movemnet distribution channels.  during the intake, we should

> be able to take the relevant information from cell phone submittors (as

> well as poeple uploading the raw content from larger cameras) to make it

> legally usefull in filing future complaints (witness can help us define the

> hashtags and other meta data fields maybe?)

>

> vlad

>

> On Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 11:08 AM, Katie Davison <

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> katiedavi...@rogueproduction.com> wrote:

> > I think this would be amazing and would love you to lead the charge.  We

> > definitely need all the help we can get - especially with aggregation and

> > training.

>

> > And fyi -

> > I'm looking for footage of a violent arrest that happen at 6th and Canal

> > yesterday - Amin Husain - he was wearing a bright blue jacket.

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> > Hi all,

>

> > A little longer term, and in the interest of distributing the load on

> > producing media around cop abuse and accountability, how about doing

> > some crowdsourcing? There are a lot of non media group people taking

> > images and videos at any given time. If done strategically -- if we

> > help people to take "good" media, to document it well, and to submit

> > it to one searchable-place, folks like the NLG and whomever else, will

> > be able to find and use it more effectively.

>

> > WITNESS, an internationally focused video advocacy and training group

> > (conveniently based in Brooklyn) does this kind of training as its

> > bread and butter and folks who are active in OWS and also at WITNESS

> > have been working hard to figure out how to share knowledge and

> > practices well with OWS wgs and the larger OWS community.

>

> > Full disclosure -- in my professional work, I work with WITNESS to do

> > mobile-phone based trainings for producing video in a secure way and

> > have been talking with Chris Rogy and Yvonne Ng (media and archives

> > groups) work at WITNESS and have been working hard on this effort. In

> > the interest of moving quickly, whatever coordination is necessary to

> > organize the 24 hour watch sounds great, but longer term, I think they

> > could run some trainings or develop some guides to share with people

> > to teach them how to contribute.

>

> > I'll leave it to Chris and Yvonne to speak more about that -- already

> > speaking out of turn by introducing them instead of letting them do it

> > for themselves :)

>

> > Regarding a system for collecting reports, I'd be happy to lead the

> > charge on this -- could combine it with the aggregation work in some

> > way, I'm sure. There are systems out there that are used for this

> > internationally -- one that has been extremely effective is Citivox --

> > until recently, it was only available to license by decision making

> > institutions -- like police forces, local governments, departments of

> > elections -- as a way for citizens to report incidents and for those

> > institutions to hold themselves publicly accountable. Citivox has

> > just released a public facing version that is freely available and

> > would be perfect for this.http://citivox.com/

>

> > Unlike a crisis mapping tool like Ushahidi, it is fully managed, so we

> > wouldn't have to install and manage the system; and has more features

> > for integrating with common services like Facebook and Twitter.

>

> > What do people think? It feels a little tangential to the Media Group

> > purpose, but in line with media aggregation where the main goal is to

> > make more of our documentation more easily found, just with the

> > additional goal of being able to use the documentation for police

> > accountability efforts. Would prob want to loop legal in to this

> > part.

>

> > B

>

> > On Nov 16, 3:55 am, Cari Machet ** wrote:

> > > they did this actually in iceland

> > > it is something we should use

> > > they surrounded parliament

> > > and with pots and pans they brought from home they banged them together

> > > it worked

> > > the whole system changed and local governments now even crowdsource

> > issues

> > > and problem solve through direct democracy

>

> > > banging pots and pans is loud

>

> > > good idea for dealing with the mayor

> > > he works just down the street from us

>

> > > Cari Machet

> > > NYC 646-436-7795

> > > carimac...@gmail.com

> > > AIM carismachet

> > > Skype carimachet - 646-652-6434

> > > Syria +963-099 277 3243

> > > Amman +962 077 636 9407

> > > Twitter: @carimachet **

> > > dot connector

>

> > > On Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 3:44 AM, Daniel Kavesanky <

>

> > > worldfreedomentertainm...@gmail.com> wrote:

> > > > We need to occupy washington asap , everyone must stand ground there.

> > The

> > > > movement needs to speak loud an clear on the white house steps ! So

> > loud

> > > > the senet goverment wont be able to hear anything else..

> > > > On Nov 15, 2011 11:10 PM, "Vlad T" ** wrote:

>

> > > >> Hi People

>

> > > >> I think we find ourselves in a very intersting situation now, which i

> > > >> many ways feels like the first days of the occupation.   however, the

> > > >> police is much more present in the park and is asserting certain

> > aggresive

> > > >> attitude towards the people in the park which is aimed to stop us from

> > > >> having a normal working environment. At the same time, there are a

> > lot more

> > > >> of us and we are so much more smarter :)

> > > >>  I propose that we engage this problem from a tactical media

> > > >> perspective.  - specifically i propose that all the members of the

> > > >> collective try to spend as much time as reasonable in the camp in the

> > next

> > > >> few days, and even go so far as to assign shifts when people would

> > defend

> > > >> the camp with livestream and other cameras.  we want to be able to

> > cover it

> > > >> 24 hours a day to provide protection.

> > > >> In addition, I want us to capture and immediatly digitize footage of

> > cops

> > > >> acting in aggresive way, or other ways that violate peoples civil

> > rights,

> > > >> create a facebook of sorts of bad police officers and try to find the

> > > >> victims and work with them to file ccrb complaints.  i think over a

> > short

> > > >> time we wiull be able to inundate the CCRB police complaint comission

> > with

> > > >> complaints about different police officers (a lot of who will end up

> > with

> > > >> multiple complaints) and that will eventually jam up the system...

>

> > > >> Who wants to participate in this?  we provide whatever training and we

> > > >> have basic equipment to do this.

>

> > > >> Vlad

>

> > ******

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