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Marc Smolowitz - Development Dept.
marc at accessf.org
Wed Jan 9 13:20:17 PST 2008
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Subject: Santa Cruz Media Strategy Summit: Jan. 25-27
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2007 17:40:27 -0800
From: Peter Phillips <peter.phillips at sonoma.edu>
To: censored2 at sonoma.edu
* *_*http://www.truthemergency.us*_ <ttp://www.truthemergency.us/%22>*/*
*We the undersigned urgently invite the most concerned members of the
independent media community (and your brightest friends) to join us in
Santa Cruz to reinvent the "free press"
in America and resuscitate courageous journalism as a democracy
Larisa Alexandrovna, Ed Asner, David Altheide, John Parry Barlow, Dennis
Bernstein, Khalil Bhendib, Kristina Borjesson, Peter B Collins, Gabriel
Day, Katherine Dodds, Ronnie Dugger, Bonnie Faulkner, Mike Ferner,
Robert Fitrakis, Brad Friedman, Richard Greene, David Ray Griffin, Kyle
Hence, Mickey Huff, David Kubiak, Kalle Lasn, David Lindorff, Janice
Mathews, David Mathison, Jason McKain, Ray McGovern, Cynthia McKinney,
Kelly Omeara, Peter Phillips, Coleen Rowley, Bryan Sacks, Danny
Schechter, Barbara Trent, Sarah Ruth van Gelder, Tracy Van Slyke, Aldo
A collaborative gathering of media veterans, scholars, activists &
whistleblowers to assess and deploy our most powerful tools and messages
to rectify history, awaken a critical mass, and effectively expose the
accelerating corporate coup d'état.
Truth movements that arise after pivotal events like electoral fraud,
9/11, key assassinations and false flag ops can/should become more than
forensic inquiries into a single heinous crime. They can also expose
wider patterns of illicit control, deception and propaganda, and use
their revelations to rouse entire societies to reject a malignant status
Consequently, this is not a media conference to dissect or condemn the
conglomerates, demand reforms, or even celebrate the increasing vigor of
independent journalism. It is intended as a strategy session for already
active and influential players to coordinate their most revealing
messages, forge tactical alliances, introduce new distribution
technologies, and mutually enhance each other's strongest work.
All participants will play an active role in nominal group processes
over the weekend that will prioritize sources, analysis methods, and
distribution models for trustworthy news dedicated to renewing activism
and democracy in America.
*QUESTIONS IN NEED OF FAST ANSWERS*
· · What role can and should the independent media be playing in our
crisis-driven age - and how can we collaborate to maximize its force?
· · What master narratives should we be focusing on
- how can we best communicate both unspeakable knowledge and emboldening
· · What are the most promising tools and models out there for
reporting, distributing, and maximizing the impact of deeply revelatory
· · What are the most credible transformative goals we as
a community can target in the political circus of 2008?
· · How can we develop a collaborative infrastructure to supplant the
corporate media and strengthen all our work?
· How can we support each other? How can we support ourselves?
Short briefings will be offered on these topics by experts
in each field, but all participants are responsible for the outcome
because we still don't have the answers we need.
Leading media activists, A/V producers, authors, bloggers, journalists,
scholars, whistleblowers, celebrities, publishers, broadcasters and
Ø Gather key media constituencies needed to inject trans-formative
truths into 2008 political news and electoral debate;
Ø Honor brave audacious "truth war veterans" (casualties &
survivors) and learn from their experiences.
Ø Devise coherent decentralized models for distribution of
suppressed news, synergistic truth-telling, and collaborative strategies
to popularize deeper historical narratives.
Ø Strategize collective action that establishes independent news
media as a realistic and viable substitute for corporate news, and
diminishes the domination of Fox, CBS, MSNBC, CNN, ABC, and the
Bring your best ideas, an open mind, and an urgent desire for change. In
sum, we hope to discover in this moment of Constitutional crisis,
ecological peril and widening war, if a roomful of top investigative
journalists, whistleblowers and Indy-media all-stars can transform the
way Americans perceive and defend their world.
Marc G. Smolowitz
Access SF Development
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