Friday, August 26, 2005

Update

It's Friday around dinner time here at the camp. Bill Maher will be on a liive feed here tonite. I'm not sure exactly what that means but it sounds exciting . The media is beginning to swarm all over the place building up to this weekend. Many of us have been training how to remain peaceful in the face of opposition. It's rumored that there will be a huge influx of pro-war demonstrators and our highest goal here as a group is to maintain the highest integrity and respect free speech in all it's forms. None of us want a confrontation and we're confident that all will be well. But it is a little unsettling.

I had a verbal confrontation today with a media woman from one of the major networks....as my friend and I watched her around the camp with her camera guys, it appeared that she was only interviewing a certain profile of demonstrators from Camp Casey...tie dyed shirts, flute players etc. My friend suggested she speak to Archie for an interesting cross-section of this incredibly diverse group of people (Archie is featured further down my blog)....Archie is an amazing clean cut older gentleman who has learned a new, more progressive way of thinking since he took several trips on his own to the Middle East, Cuba, and Guratemala to learn the truth first-hand of their culture and politics. What he learned surprised him and he became disenchanted with our governments policys. I never did see the major network media woman film this facsinating man even though we introduced the two of them . His shirt was plain white instead of tie-dyed. Apparently he didn't have the image that this particular major network was looking for.

4 Comments:

At 8:16 AM, Blogger peacenik said...

Good call on the networks selective interviewing... what are we supposed to do get the mainstream media to cover the real issues?

I'm at the point where i think it's about time some activists stormed the tv satellite van- perhaps they could take over CNN for 30 min? That'd be nice.

OK- since that's just a pipe dream.. here's a thought- have you ever tried to educate the reporters themselves? Did they watch Conyer's Hearing? Is there some way to get a single reporter to realize that Bush's lies have damaged America, to see that their silence is complicity in this mass murder.

In Ukraine, one woman, a deaf interpreter in the corner of the screen, broke the silence, she signed, "it's all lies, the election was fradulent" or something to that effect. One woman broke through, and was 'the spark' the inspired the masses to get in the streets. Cindy is like that, but her message is not getting to the masses, the media is filtering it. What if there was one reporter willing to throw their job away for the truth- maybe they'd go down in the history books...

 
At 7:06 AM, Blogger alaskagyrl said...

I agree...it's sooooo bizarre, this media complicity with
the white house. But during the course of this deomonstration a woman taught me how to set up this blog and i have a sense that alot of folks are viewing the real news...the news and pics from the Camp Casey Bloggers. Spread the word by forwarding our addresses to all who give a shit about the truth.

Yesterday, I decided to plunk myself down at one of the media tables...someone asked me if i was media.
I replyed..."define media.."

This is a whole new genre of media and i believe has aalot of potential for cutting thru the main stream media high-grading of news. thanks for the comments......Alaska Gyrl

 
At 7:20 AM, Blogger R Paul said...

don't be so surprised about the media and what's more, don't be ashamed of who is there. all of you are worthy of praise.

who followed Jesus(a.s.)?
who followed Muhammad (s.a.w.s.)?

who bothers to listen to what is right and what is true?

don't be surprised and don't be ashamed. the smiles on the faces of those at Camp Casey are enough to tell me that you are all blessed. the media has blown it and those who know this, know it and have known it for a long time.

 
At 7:28 AM, Blogger R Paul said...

furthermore...

when Jesus brought the message to Jerusalem's people, it was the poor in spirit, the poor and rejected, the fishermen, the prostitutes, the sinners who loved him and who followed him.

when the Prophet Muhammed announced his Mission to the people of Makkah, he was reviled and rejected by the Powers that Be. Even though his message was one of Love and Universal Brotherhood united in Brotherhood/Sisterhood under the Banner of Submission to the One God (Islam), he and his followers were persecuted and hounded because they dared to stand up to the status quo.

It's a story as old as time.

May God/Allah/Dieu/Yahweh bless all of you for the good work, the difficult work, the beautiful work you are all doing. But don't expect praise from CNN or FOX. They are the Pharisees and the Sadducees of our world. Their job is to keep the Status Quo, and they know it. Don't be too harsh on them either. They will come around........ eventually.

 

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