What's up with the exploitation style cover on the current Willamette Week? Why is it that neither Willy Week nor the Mercury can write articles on "Little Beirut" protestors without 'cartoonizing' them? How many articles can be written from the point of view that protestors should always expect to be cannon fodder? Can there be any articles written in these so called legitimate papers that actually question police violence? A friend noticed that Willy Week articles put down protestors when they get 'violent' and then put them down when they don't make a 'ruckus' - so what are they supposed to do?
Towards the end of the main article they mention Deva pushes other reporters around - I think he was on KBOO this morning saying this was fabricated by the reporter - but how often do you see 'legit' reporters push each other around for pictures in Hollywood? Would you consider that censorship? The article also mentions Spark's shield he uses against corporate media cameras - can you consider the use of such a shield to really be censorship? What the hell is the agenda of the reporters for Willy Week? The agenda of the paper?
Arrgh, the article pissed me off. I just want to spread out my very humble thanks to all of you out there on the streets speaking out and making your own peace with yourself and the world around you by walking in stride with your truth! Keep at it! Its so inspiring! Many many thanks!