From:   Lauri Faggioni <>
Sent time:   Sunday, October 23, 2011 11:09:19 AM
Subject:   Re: [GlobalRevolutionMedia] Why is Live Stream not covering the G.A.

Todd, thank you for sending that email to everyone. I'm telling you everyday I am so impressed with all of you. We are all losing our shit a little bit these days, so it makes sense when we aren't our best selves all of the time. Never the less it always gets worked out. This is what impresses me the most. We are all going to make mistakes and blunders, we are trying to pave a new world after all, not an easy task. Its how we deal with with our mistakes after we make them that will help define who we are as individuals and as a collective. So I'm high-fiving you guys through the wires. Again I am super proud. 

In solidarity


On Oct 23, 2011, at 12:53 PM, ddotto wrote:


First, I absolutely want to apologize to everyone in this group for my reactionary and hostile tone, and I definitely want to apologize directly to you, Dwayne. I have no right to speak toward you with that attitude, and I would really like to extend an olive branch. It was very disrespectful to present my argument in that manner, and I regret writing that email.

Second, I admit that I don't fully understand how LiveStream coverage really operates out in the field, and reading your valid responses to my argument, I realize I am clearly wrong in my assumptions about how the GA wasn't adequately covered. 

I wasn't watching the GA on LiveStream at that time, but was planning on watching it later as there was a specific topic under discussion that is of enormous consequence on the future of our movement. That we don't have a full record of that is upsetting, and I wrongly projected that onto you, Dwayne. 

In the future, I will definitely check my argument and my tone before contributing to our common space. 



On Sun, Oct 23, 2011 at 11:36 AM, Steven Macchia <> wrote:
I second dwaynes last comment, also noting that even the viewers get bored after a few hours out of a 5 hour GA

On Sun, Oct 23, 2011 at 9:01 AM, Dwayne Henry <> wrote:
If I can open up discussion for 1 more moment.

I would like to say that I don't decide what anyone gets to view.  The person controlling the livestream studio decides what the audience views.  I wasn't the only livestreamer at the park during the GA.  I was just the only one that admitted on camera that I didn't want to cover it.

Furthermore I don't know what Thorin's personal decisions have to do with my issue with the way the GA is currently executed.



On Sun, Oct 23, 2011 at 8:52 AM, DMS <> wrote:
Thank you ABE and Dotto for speaking out on this point.

On Sun, Oct 23, 2011 at 8:45 AM, Dwayne Henry <> wrote:
My apologies.

On Sun, Oct 23, 2011 at 8:32 AM, Abraham Heisler <> wrote:
Blow the whistle!

Offensive and defensive foul.

I suggest you two discuss peacefully off the listserve and let's try
to keep online engagement cordial.

We're all trying our best here and we're all on the same team. Let's
try to find more productive ways of problem solving. You guys are both
doing awesome jobs! Thanks from millions of people worldwide.


On Sun, Oct 23, 2011 at 7:33 AM,  <> wrote:
> I said if anyone wanted to cover the GA they could. They want to know our
> opinions. I give my opinions when they ask. The GA as it stands is becoming
> extremely counter productive.
> Who the hell are you to tell me how to do the livestream? I've been covering
> GA's for weeks. Have you ever covered one on the livestream? I didn't think
> so. I don't like doing them so I won't. Just because you like it doesn't
> mean I do.
> And for your dumb ass information I couldn't bring the computer over so I
> stopped streaming. Listened in on the GA and reported back everything that
> was discussed. I do whatever the streamers ask.
> -Dwayne
> Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry
> ________________________________
> From: ddotto <>
> Sender:
> Date: Sun, 23 Oct 2011 04:30:59 -0400
> To: <>
> ReplyTo:
> Subject: Re: [GlobalRevolutionMedia] Why is Live Stream not covering the
> G.A.
> We should have our General Assembly covered. Dwayne, if you don't want to do
> it, don't. Who cares what you personally want to cover? I certainly don't.
> The General Assembly is among the most important aspects of this movement,
> and it absolutely should be broadcast to the thousands of viewers who link
> up with us every night during our GA. If you don't want to cover it, then
> get the fuck off camera and give it to someone else. Alternatively, you can
> do what you volunteered to do - the job of anchor representation of the
> LiveStream events at OWS. How do you imagine that you personally can decide
> what we off-site participants get to view? The General Assembly has NOT
> elected you Supreme Editor of Worthy LiveStream Subject Matter. And, as per
> Thorin's relinquishment of autonomy from GA accountability on October 21,
> your actions are now subject to the decisions of the General Assembly; so...
> get with the program.
> I acknowledge that my impertinent and angry remarks about this subject are
> not conducive to friendly or productive dialogue.
> Todd
> On Sun, Oct 23, 2011 at 2:20 AM, Dwayne Henry <> wrote:
>> I personally did not want to cover the GA.  It's painstaking to sit
>> through.  I asked the chat and it was a 50/50 split on whether they wanted
>> to see it or not.  My computer also did not have enough charge to go off of
>> the battery to cover it.
>> -D
>> On Sun, Oct 23, 2011 at 12:21 AM, Cari Machet <>
>> wrote:
>>> frankly it probably would not have broadcast well as drumming was
>>> drowning it out and the sound probably would have not worked well
>>> On 10/22/11, Steven Macchia <> wrote:
>>> > Manners?
>>> >
>>> > On Sat, Oct 22, 2011 at 11:03 PM, J B <> wrote:
>>> >
>>> >> Hey Jill,
>>> >>
>>> >> Very sorry about the GA coverage this evening.  We're working to build
>>> >> a
>>> >> new homebase so we should have much better coverage starting tomorrow.
>>> >>
>>> >> Thanks for your patience,
>>> >>
>>> >> Josh
>>> >> On Oct 22, 2011 10:49 PM, "Jill T" <> wrote:
>>> >>
>>> >>> If the person running the camera doesn't believe in the G.A. then
>>> >>> can't someone else  cover it?
>>> >>> This is not fair to the listening audience.
>>> >>
>>> >>
>>> >
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>> --
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