We have a project in the pipeline that we really need YOUR help to achieve.
One person in isolation cannot hope to stand against the behemoths that are the 'Mainstream Media'.
But together we can enable those willing and able to be the eyes and ears of the online communities to do so.
2012 will be a big year in UK for many reasons; the Olympics and the Queens Jubilee, both triumphant events that showcase the elite.
We are already seeing crackdowns on protestors through various means including usage of draconian legislation brought in specifically to create a police state during this year.
We know mainstream media is corrupted. This will be even more prevalent during 2012. We cannot rely on MSM for any sort of reliable, unbiased reportage.
This is where together we can create a new era of Occupy information exchange.
I have created and been involved in such a project before, which had both great truimphs but unfortunately great sadness.
I met somebody called Mohammed Nabbous from Benghazi, Libya. who was struggling to get the message out about what was taking place in both his hometown and country. Together we took his livestream from a single laptop to a multicam system which then grew to an outside broadcast facility that showed the people of the world how his people were suffering. His broadcasts made his channel the hub for news, supplies and communication among the people of Libya and the world. Mohammed was shot and killed on the 19th of March 2011, hours before the UN no fly zone.
Mohammeds mantra was 'A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.'
This is what we are requesting of you; Light our candles.
The online Occupy community in the UK has and always will remain strong.We believe now is the time for the Occupii global community to extend directly into the hearts and minds of both commited occupiers and those who don't realise yet they are just like us.
We wish to put together a dedicated livestreaming team comprised of 2 elements: one 'on the ground' team of 4 people with 3 independant livestreaming backpacks, allowing us to bring you footage from many events and many angles of same events, creating the link between the events and the online communities.
The other element is an 'online' team of producers, editors, graphic designers, writers and 'support' team for the 'ground' crew.
Most of the elements are in place, we have the people, we have the aptitude and abilities, we have the infrastructure, we have a motorhome (RV) for the ground team to work and live in, however we dont have all the necessary equipment to build the backpacks.
The total cost of the 3 backpacks is about £1700 ($2740)
If we shared this cost amongst us as a community it wouldn't hurt any of us financially to enable this to happen.
This is where we invoke 'Operation Quid-Pro-Quo'#opQPQ
We ask that each member of Occupii donate a 'Quid' (english slang for a pound) to this fund, ONLY up to the costs of the backpacks and no more [£1700 or $2740].
Whilst we are not naive enough to think that all or even a half will donate, we are asking those who can, to please do so, and if you are able, maybe donate more to help make up for those that cant.
This money will ONLY be spent on the backpacks, if the total is not reached and we personally are unable to make up the deficit ALL monies will be reimbursed.
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I was just endiing a campaign in Michigan against our Governor, and wondered what more was out there, what more can I do to help make my country the place I used to love, when I stumbled across a thing called Livestream, where people with the same purpose (supposedly) or like mindness could come together, chat, discuss, plan, and act and I was to say the least, excited. I started chatting and made so many friends and it was then I realized, that I had been wrapped up in my own small…