Several of the folks in this video are people I’ve met, whom I consider friends, comrades, colleagues, etc. Journalism isn’t simply a job or a career or something to do. At its core, it is an action, one that has the power to move the mountain that is the public consciousness by way of showing exactly what is happening on the ground, in real time, to real people viewing who are no different than the person in the streets. Corporate, mainstream media as an entity is not beholden to the public, but rather to its investors and other financial backers. This makes it our job as citizens, writers, activists, and humans interested in the truth to flood the streets with our cameras, cell phones, zines, pens, papers, and any other method we have of documenting events in order to combat the mainstream narrative that corporate media pushes.
As you can see in this video, it’s becoming a dangerous activity. However, no matter how hard the ubiquitous and seemingly omnipotent “They” try - you can’t stop the signal.