Subject: [NYCGA Internet] [Interocc] Time to Strengthen and organize! Occupy Media Group – Occupy The Mind, Take Back The Truth.
From: Occupy Utica
Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2011 00:44:14 -0400
To: InterOcc@occupyeverywhere.org

It is time for a second prong to begin in the Occupy movement. I have a fairly simple plan to create a large central media center/delegation center for NY and eventually New England as a whole. The plan is to raise enough money to literally buy a warehouse, due to the economic decline, there is a rather large and cheap one located in Utica New York, this is nearly exactly in the middle of the state.

This is 14,880 SF of space in a perfect location. Utica has a train station, bus station, and is near an airport.

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The fight for the minds has begun
The major points of Occupy Media Group are quite simple:

AM, Shortwave and Internet radio broadcasts of only occupy news and music from small musicians that mail/email it in. The AM and shortwave is to function for those who cannot get internet access for whatever reason, AM and shortwave radios are easier to get, you can even get a solar or crank powered one.

Inter-occupation communication center, including 800 numbers for occupiers all over America to call in and report/get news.

Video production bays, soundstage, video studio for news broadcasts and podcasts.

Printing and graphic design center to help spread the message. We will work it on a donation only first come first serve basis.

A Delegation Center for occupy delegates from NY and all over New England can come meet and commune and if we can get the furniture, to even sleep.

Seeking proper permits and moving forward on a Television broadcast channel (if this is possible) and definitely and regular internet broadcast

a place upstate for people in OWS that may need some time away from the tension in NYC, there has been an expression of need for such places by persons we are in contact with in OWS.

And any other New England and US communication, coordination and media news for, about and by the occupiers.

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Why Utica?

As written above, Utica is nearly in the center of the state of NY and New York state is central to many large population groups of the east coast. We have a fairly small police force so the repression that comes in larger cities doesnt happen here. We have a train station and a bus station, so there are still bigger city style transit to get people here, with only the scrutiny of a smaller law enforcement presence. We can draw in a small group or individual from each Occupy to be a volunteer and correspondent.

How to get it going!

First we need to raise $175,000 to buy the building and to get it set up. This seems expensive, but a privatelyowned building gives us a better deal, and this warehouse is onlyabout $9.30 per SQ.

Budget:

Building $140,000

Off grid solar $20,000

Regular toll-free phones. $1000 (yr)

WiFi$800 (yr)

Postage$400

Taxes, equipment, installation $12,800

Total: $175,000

This SEEMS like a lot of money, but its really only 35000 people giving just $5 a piece! We can do this and solidify this movement even more in the minds of America, can you imagine the press release when we raise this amount of money and open a media center? It will be huge!!

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