Subject: Re: [GlobalRevolutionMedia] Filming confrontations and getting arrested
From: Peter Azen
Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2011 22:08:27 -0400


Would like to add that if you are arrested or feel like you are about to get arrested, take the SD card out of your camera and hide it. May be paranoid but I think it's a smart decision. We've seen how the NYPD been out of control.

On Thu, Oct 13, 2011 at 9:54 PM, John Kersten <> wrote:
Can anyone secure a list of contacts at other occupations?

If the police mean to cut off the head of the viper tomorrow morning, it's important to be able to continue to disseminate information directly to our comrades elsewhere.

John Kersten

On Oct 13, 2011, at 7:58 PM, Abraham Heisler <> wrote:

> To all #Media,
> Over the next couple of days we will most likely see a lot of S##t go
> down, especially confrontations with the NYPD. I want to remind
> everyone that it is our duty as a working group and independent
> journalists to capture as much as we can in order to tell the whole
> world what is happening here. "The world is watching". In order to do
> this in the most effective way, I'd like to mention a few things on 2
> points.
> 1. When filming confrontations, everything gets chaotic and panicky.
> BREATHE DEEP AND REMAIN CALM. When filming, try to be in a high place
> to capture what is happening and as much as possible KEEP THE CAMERA
> STEADY. Our instinct is to keep swinging the camera around, but it is
> to 10 before moving the camera to something else. I've found this
> extremely helpful. No matter how close to the action you get, if you
> do not get good footage, we can not share it with the world. Also,
> STAY FOCUSED, both you and your camera.
> 2. As the #MEDIA team, we play an extremely important and tactical
> position. Whether or not you wish to be a arrested IS YOUR OWN CHOICE.
> But, as a member of media, I urge you not to be arrested. As cold as
> it sounds, WE NEED YOUR FOOTAGE and WE NEED YOUR SKILLS. You have a
> important purpose to play over this weekend and we all need you.
> Also, I suspect that the authorities are aware of Saturday's plans for
> action and don't feel that tomorrow morning's ultimatum is a
> coincidence. I would not be surprise if they do another MASS ARREST
> and hold everyone until SUNDAY. Food for thought, you make your
> decision. Either way, I stand by you in SOLIDARITY.
> Take these words and do what you will with them.
> Yours,
> -Abe
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