I absolutely agree with you Katie, and I think that this is something that really needs to be talked about and attention needs to be brought to in our meetings. Time is really of the essence with what we are doing and the whole worlds eyes are on us. There is time for things like putting together documentaries and things of that nature later. The footage that we have will not be going anywhere. I feel that the main concentration of our media team should be to provide truthful information and a message to people of why they should be joining the movement. The main stream media is trying to bury us right now and it really is our job to counter that.
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Solidarity of the whole for the autonomy of the individual.
Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2011 11:38:48 -0400
Subject: [GlobalRevolutionMedia] Re: #MEDIA TEAM CHARTER AND PROCESS
hey all -
caught up in an urgent matter.
sorry to not be at the meeting this morning, but thank you for all your thoughts on the charter.
revising and will send out again.
one thing to consider - are we becoming so bogged down in process that we are now mirroring the exact type of beauracratic structures we reject?
meetings meetings meetings...
i don't know about you, but i personally feel castrated creatively and like we, as a team, have not been able to effectively step up and produce the kind of movement building content we should be creating BECAUSE of process.
on some level shouldn't we be empowering autonomy within and without the group?
shouldn't we be focusing on movement building and messaging? shouldn't we be thinking long term, in addition to documenting which is largely reactive... (there is absolutely a place for that but I think media is such a powerful TOOL precisely because it can be so much more than that...)
on some level, as a new movement, I believe the media team is charged with doing everything our power to ensure that this global movement continues to grow and grow and grow.
i don't feel like that has been possible working within the group. I feel like the only people who are truly pumping out content have been working outside the group - and that's a problem.
Our working group should not hinder creativity and forward momentum, it should enable it.
just a thought.
see you all soon.