Subject: Re: [GlobalRevolutionMedia] Re: protecting OWS using media over the next few days
From: Vlad T
Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2011 13:47:42 -0500
To: globalrevolutionmedia@googlegroups.com

we are deciding how to procced at this point.  the coverage of the square is happening, but we need more people to plug in right away.  joe is in the square and needs help to take over soon since he hasnt slept in 30 hours.

vlad


On Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 1:46 PM, Becky Hurwitz <becky.hurwitz@gmail.com> wrote:
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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> > Wed, 16 Nov 2011 10:43:44 -0500
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> > Hi all,
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> > 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.
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> > 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.
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> > B
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> > 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 <
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> > > 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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