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"Freeze the Media" in Two Weeks! (May 9)

"Freeze the Media Day" is when people all around the country drop superglue and toothpicks into the money slots of slimy corperate media newspaper dispensers. This is a statement to figures who like to put themselves in places of power that the power still remains with the people and that we can still tear down any institutions we feel the need to because the were built over the labor on our backs. This is also a message to them that we won't tolerate the bullshit spins they put out to keep us in a constants state of fear and obediance. This is a nationwide event, and we're looking for solidarity everywhere to help spread this empowering message.
"Freeze the Media Day" is when people all around the country drop superglue and toothpicks into the money slots of slimy corperate media newspaper dispensers. This is a statement to figures who like to put themselves in places of power that the power still remains with the people and that we can still tear down any institutions we feel the need to because the were built over the labor on our backs. This is also a message to them that we won't tolerate the bullshit spins they put out to keep us in a constants state of fear and obediance. This is a nationwide event, and we're looking for solidarity everywhere to help spread this empowering message.
vandalism 26.Apr.2005 16:42

gk

I don't think vandalism is right. Find some other way to do the message.

check yourself before you wreck yourself 26.Apr.2005 17:04

getaclue

Vandalism isn't going to do it and maybe this is just some agent provacateur. Better yet is to open up the boxes and insert stuff into the papers or make up flyers on cardboard backing to mount on the frame below the door. Or open the box and use the front screen to display flyers, art, counterpropaganda

Worthless 26.Apr.2005 18:52

Visitor X

What do you envision as a result of this illegal act? Do you expect that newsrooms across the country will suddenly find themselves engaged in thoughtful, serious debate about the mission of journalism? Do you expect that publishers at association conventions will call for an epoch-shattering paradigm shift in their craft?

You know who this impacts the most? Men and women who get paid minimum wage, perhaps a bit more, who will have to waste their time fixing and replacing the boxes, digging toothpick splinters out of coin slots, etc.

The political work of the 21st century will not be accomplished by engaging in idiotic, childish pranks. You want to make a difference? Find the dude who has the shit job of filling those boxes up at three in the morning, buy him breakfast, and start a serious political discussion.

In the meantime, grow up. Get a life. Think. Pull your head out of your ass.

Place leaflets with alternative news sources inside the newspapers 26.Apr.2005 19:52

adg

the only problem here is that the old institutionalized left that drives everyone away and gets off on disrupting true mass movements into their sick little group egos will also place their rags into the newspapers thereby decreasing the virtue and success of a possible spontaneous creative movement by unfettered revolutionary minds. But lets do it anyways, I'm for anything that will turn people on to what the media is doing to them although the less violent the better.

X Marks the Spot 27.Apr.2005 06:37

Spastica Rex

"You know who this impacts the most? Men and women who get paid minimum wage, perhaps a bit more, who will have to waste their time fixing and replacing the boxes, digging toothpick splinters out of coin slots, etc.
"

Well, it's a "work program" then -- isn't it?

nice suggestions from the anti-disruption crowd 27.Apr.2005 23:03

business as usual

You know, you would have to give the corporate media money to "open up the boxes and insert stuff into the papers" or "open the box and use the front screen to display flyers, art, counterpropaganda". Is that how we take away their power, by giving them change? How much money would have to be spent to access all the boxes on for example SW Broadway? How long do you think a flyer in the front door would last there? Until the next edition is put in the box?