I'd like to thank Tom for emailing me, and pointing out something I didn't consider in the past. The mainstream media, while still technically mainstream because it's almost all we have, should really have a different name. Corporate Media is what we are dealing with now, so I am going to start referring to them as such. If you see CorpMedia or CM, please know I am referring to one of the many "MSM" media outlets that are now owned by multiple corporations. Thanks, Tom!
Here's the news for today:
-- Occupy Philly is getting ready for New Year's, with a huge dance party. If you live in the Philly area, and want to join the party, look up their Facebook page. The party will be held at Fake House. If you need directions, they offer their email on the page. Go have fun!
-- Penn State and Houston will be playing each other in Dallas soon, and it's going to be an interesting site. When the teams arrive at the park, they're going to be greeted by none other than the despicable Westboro Baptist Church. Facing off with both the "Church" and the players will be another group of protesters-Occupy Dallas.
-- Occupy Jacksonville is suing the city, saying that protester's free speech rights were taken away when the city threatened to remove their signs. The city had given them until today to remove the items, but they instead decided on litigation.
-- Four Occupiers were arrested in Eugene, after protesters moved to the lawn of a city councilor's house and set up tents. The councilor said he was awakened by protesters ringing his doorbell and yelling late at night. Occupiers were protesting his voting against the Occupy Eugene encampment.
-- Smaller Occupy movements across the country are doing well with making change, surprising many CM news outlets with their successes. Several movements have staved off foreclosures for people's homes, working to stop banks from taking them, and eventually banks have moved to work with the homeowners instead of against them.
Read this. Voter suppression makes me mad. http://www.thenation.com/blog/165356/iowa-gop-seeks-suppress-occupys-uncommitted-caucus-voting
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