From:   Alexandre Machado De Sant'Anna Carvalho <>
Sent time:   Friday, September 23, 2011 11:26:39 AM
Subject:   [september17discuss] Mass Text Service (Information is Power)

Aas Foucault once wrote, "Information is Power"; if our movement allows information to cluster and remain stagnant in the hands of few inside our camp (such as the media group or the facilitators working group) without flowing to others we run the risk of marginalizing and creating a power hierarchy that will soon start showing its detrimental effects. 
We are doing a great job in making the information flow outwards to the world, and i believe we can do a better job at making that flow happen on the ground, at our camp! To that end, we could use a mass SMS online service where people register their phone #'s into a website platform and the media team can fire a torpedo with information to everyone on the ground.
Furthermore, this can be used to coordinate operations, marches, warn of police presence, and other important information. This is the service:
Much love and candy,

Alexandre M.S. Carvalho, M.D., MPH
2009 Reynolds Fellow   
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