a big thanks to stuart for his attempts to organize the alternative independent media folk in victoria. i know there are some really great people doing some awesome work, and i think when more people know about it the world will begin to evolve in a better way. there are some nice people in the other corporate media too, but it's tough to really express what's going on if you have to constantly be thinking about sending the message your corporate sponsors will approve.
the past month has been an incredible series of events, starting with tunisia and egypt, now the people of the world are releasing their fear and taking to the streets in libya, yemen, bahrain, iran, they're even standing up to the imperialist controlled powers in iraq and afghanistan. and what about wisconsin, and now the labour movement awakening all throughout the usa, or the new #uncut movement using very creative peaceful and non-violent tactics to express their outrage at the big banks ripping off the people throughout england, australia, ireland, the usa, and canada.
so much going on. i no longer have time or inclination to monitor the corporate media to analyze their responses or attempt to glean snippets of pertinent information. my focus is on my new found twitter friends, people on the ground and in the streets, uploading videos and photos and forwarding links to stories (from both the indy and corporate media) that help explain what's going on in their world. with one ear on al-jazeera, and my eyes scanning the twitter and facebook updates, this past month i've been on top of breaking news like never before.
of course i have to do other things too, like right now i have to head downtown for a few hours, but whenever i can i'll be here at my desk, offering updates that i think people are interested in. it's an addiction.
you can receive my tweets - i'm @envirovegan but forwarding all sorts of pertinent news. you can check my blog where i post mostly video clips. you can find me on facebook, or check my radio blog which includes my own show, the "winds of change," and also chris cook's "gorilla radio," and mehdi najari's "hidden news," all of which originate at CFUV radio in Victoria BC. and of course the victoria street newz, not as up to the moment but very cool nonetheless, is online too.