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EcoTV Presents: Video from N2

The corporate media did not cover N2. Our will is not being exercised because it is not even being HEARD. EcoTV covered the gathering and covered much of the march. If anyone has more video, please contact EcoTV at ecotv@uncompromised.org and also contact Portland Indymedia at videoresistance@riseup.net
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EcoTV was there with a camera front and center, covering N2. A couple hundred were gathered on Pioneer Square at the time of the interview EcoTV did with KBOO about ten minutes before noon. Listen to KBOO's audio coverage of the event here.

For the 1000 or so of you who were at Pioneer Square for the World Can't Wait protest, EcoTV would like to say: Thank you for participating. By coming together, we have struck a blow for Democracy.

As emcee for the World Can't Wait event today at noon on Pioneer Square, EcoTV's own Democracy Catalyst moderated the expressed voices of several local citizens, and was able to turn the mic over for several of you to speak your mind. EcoTV was there to capture and deliver coverage in a grass roots format uncut, uncensored and free. Watch Democracy Catalyst's performance "The Halliburton Curtain" before the World Can't Wait crowd here.

As videographer for EcoTV, A. Citizen captured the spirit of the event through images and sounds. Watch the KBOO interview with A. Citizen and Democracy Catalyst directly preceding the event here. Listen to KBOO's audio coverage here.

After the gathering in the square, several minutes before 1 p.m., upwards of 700-1000 people marched legally and peacefully (without a permit). The marching stopped at the federal building with several hundred people sitting on the steps of the Justice Center in solidarity. From there, some marched on to David Wu's office, and the rest of the protestors marched through the sidewalks of Portland back to Pioneer Square. Footage of the march can be found here.

At 3 p.m. EcoTV hosted a Round Table (around the square tables) discussion at Laughing Horse Books. Many people showed, and all discussed the next steps. The meeting ended by talking about what we had accomplished today:

We have shown that the will of The People can be effective and expressed. Harry Reid's recent actions on the floor showed that the official story CAN be challenged in a meaningful way.

It is increasingly obvious that most people do NOT support the war in Iraq.

We have given courage to the existing majority who do not believe that they are represented by this regime to speak out. We have empowered ourselves.

We have brought people together who all have something to offer a movement to drive out the Bush regime.

We have NOT stood idly by while good ol' boys cannibalize our country to give contracts to their cronies.

Rather, we came together from varied and diverse interests and backgrounds and exercised our autonomy by demonstrating against the Bush regime. We have begun a movement -- a grass roots movement comprised of the existing majority of Americans who want to drive out the Bush regime.

homepage: homepage: http://www.ecotv.org
phone: phone: (206) 20-ECOTV

Further submissions 04.Nov.2005 02:49

Democracy Catalyst ecotv@uncompromised.org

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If anyone has any content they captured from the event that they want produced or published, or would like to submit content for the show EcoTV is making from this event, contact A. Citizen and Democracy Catalyst of EcoTV.


http://www.ecotv.org
(206) 20-ECOTV

Yo, EcoTV guy, who are you???? 04.Nov.2005 20:33

QuestioningMedia

You have come out of NOWHERE and are now trying to subvert support from Portland IMC as I see it. Stop self-promoting yourself when most of us don't know who you are or what your about. Great that you want to get involved but why are you COPYRIGHTING your videos and asking people to send you footage????

I'm not even involved in indymedia, but I had to call you out on this. $5 to watch march footage is crap, what collective is that going to support? Is it being donated to jail support? Or are you just trying to make a buck off other peoples struggle?

Support IMC, because they have been in the streets since Seattle!!!!

Support KBOO 90.7 before KPOJ 620, because there local community and not a bunch of liberal hacks.

Hey, we are just trying to provide free media to the people here! 05.Nov.2005 02:23

Democracy Catalyst ecotv@uncompromised.org

Hi questioningmedia. Thanks for being forthright with your questions.

I'm not sure if you read on the site how to download the march footage for free:

"You may watch the whole thing for free in .wmv format by saving the preview to your computer. (Right click save as...) Please help support EcoTV to cover the revolution by downloading the high quality version and distributing it widely."

There is a free version available for everything we have produced so far. EcoTV is dedicated to providing free media access for anyone who wants it. Since I wasn't able to afford hosting, I was using Lulu, which is mainly formatted for selling books or dvds. I was able to provide previews for free though. Instead of previews, EcoTV makes .wmv and/or .rm versions of the whole thing available for download. The longer downloads are there if anyone wants to support what we are trying to do.

Even if someone does decide to pay for it, I ask them to distribute that copy widely. This is because the content of EcoTV shows is content that does not get coverage by corporate media. EcoTV is working to do everything open source. EcoTV is working to provide a free organization and communication tool for people in the community. This will include a forum, wiki, and torrent casting, as well as how-to's for all of it. EcoTV just secured hosting (for a year for $9.24 including domain registration), so once we set up our own website, it will be easier to direct people to the free content. Everything will be available for download for free, and the whole process will be easily replicated by anyone who has the will to do it.

I can't see how EcoTV competes with Portland IMC. EcoTV fills a different niche. We work to give a voice to those who might not think they have a venue to voice it. We want to provide access to community media to those who might not be savvy enough yet to get their expressions on the air. We have a weekly TV show on local community access television. EcoTV goes into the community and brings the tools of democracy to the citizens.

EcoTV will, however, provide opportunities for people to donate. I think this is only fair, and if you have any more suggestions for how I can improve the structure of EcoTV, I would gladly hear your ideas.


http://www.ecotv.org
(206) 20-ECOTV

Addendum 05.Nov.2005 15:35

Democracy Catalyst

I thought I might make it more clear what EcoTV is about if I responded to your inquiries one by one:

"You have come out of NOWHERE and are now trying to subvert support from Portland IMC as I see it."

EcoTV is just starting. We are a local grass roots organization building up to a non-profit, whereas IndyMedia is an already established collective. EcoTV is providing their own content and hosting, instead of leeching hosting from Indymedia. EcoTV seeks to fill a complementary niche to PdxIMC. EcoTV will be sort of a gateway channel. EcoTV will provide a how-to for each step so that anyone can start up a similar venture. The more media we have, the better.

"Stop self-promoting yourself when most of us don't know who you are or what your about."

Well I'm not sure how most of you could know who EcoTV is or what we are about if we don't promote ourselves. EcoTV doesn't have the money or ties with corporate media for them to promote us.

"Great that you want to get involved but why are you COPYRIGHTING your videos and asking people to send you footage????"

I submitted my own copyright license that contains only the text: "Information should be free." Anyone who wants to can use or distribute any content of EcoTV for any purpose. If they are charging, though, we want people to use a paid for copy. We are asking for footage from anyone who would like us to use their footage in a show we are doing, which will be available for free. That person will have total discretion over whether that footage is used for anything except free distributions.

"I'm not even involved in indymedia, but I had to call you out on this. $5 to watch march footage is crap, what collective is that going to support? Is it being donated to jail support? Or are you just trying to make a buck off other peoples struggle?"

I covered this in the previous post, so suffice it to say that all content, including the march, is available for free. If someone wants to support, they may. So far, no one has downloaded a pay version of anything. So, it is not even supporting the tapes it was recorded on, much less a collective or jail support. EcoTV is forming as a non-profit. Profits are divided between local collectives (including Portland Indymedia) and the entity of the purchaser's choice. (Anyone who buys something automagically gets an email from the site indicating this policy.)


Wow that was a bit pathetic.... 07.Nov.2005 14:32

Lady Celtic

Boy, that was more pathetic than I thought it would be..... Perhaps next time we can actually do something other than stop at the light, look both ways hahahahaha I see I didn't miss much by not going...