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Reformist posturing vs. radical action: Report-back from the National Conference on Media Reform in St. Louis

This conference was about reformist politics, academic speech, and money. Reformers are generally people that recognize that a problem exists, and use their dollars and sense to rectify that problem. These people exist everywhere. In this incantation the people had recognized that the media may not be telling the truth all of the time and in some cases may also be working or the governement or the corporations that own them in an attempt to trick the people into thinking a certain way or beleiving a certain set of lies...

Some radical media makers went to this conference to connect with one another, some with scholarships from the hosts, Free Press. The radical media makers, especially the indymedia crowd, went to the panels put together by Free Press and spoke about the larger problems of capitalism and attempted to connect the movements together. The reformers seemed hellbent on subsidizing independant media and throwing around dollar bills.

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