After what we think was a huge triumph yesterday, we wake up today to find that (unsurprisingly) the mainstream media has decided to almost completely ignore our M1 celebrations, the huge mass of people that hit the streets, the series of protests, workshops, pickets and marches that took over the day and the tons of powerful and hopeful scenes that seem to signal the coming of a militant spring/summer. So, in true OWS fashion, we must be the change we wish to see, and flood the airspace with our media.
Which is why we’ve decided to launch an emergency campaign to collect testimonies, opinions and observations of all of those that took the streets yesterday around the country to publish them on IndigNación (www.indig-nacion.org). We would like to turn this into an opportunity to turn our new platform into a real space of dialogue between what we know are very different perspectives within our community — and I’m not talking exclusively of the Latino community. Although our content is exclusively in Spanish, we want to hear from everyone. Texts in English (or any other language, for that matter) will be translated and posted in both. Let’s fill the silence of corporate media with the voices of the people!
PLEASE take 15 minutes from your day today to write us at least a few sentences about what you saw, heard, thought or felt yesterday. Also, please share this email with all of your friends who were on the streets yesterday here in New York or in any part of the world, celebrating International Worker’s Day. If you have photos or videos you want to share, we’d also love to see them. You can send all of your contributions to firstname.lastname@example.org and we ask that you please do it TODAY if possible.
much love to you all and onwards!