Occupy the Media - TPPA By Occupy NZ

About Occupy the Media - TPPA

Project 2012-11-21 00:20:54 +1300

The international Occupy movement has propelled citizen journalism and the art of livestreaming, into the mainstream.

Chipping away at the corporate media block, the audiences are now transmigrating, as they witness firsthand the profound chasm between new media platforms, and old.

At the forefront of Kiwi citizen journalism, Occupy NZ has taken the opportunity to invite three of the global movement's best livestreamers to New Zealand - @CourtneyOccupy, @PFailBlog & @OccupyEye - to provide comprehensive independent media coverage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement "secret" trade negotiations, December 3-12. 

Occupy NZ & Occupy Auckland Media Team members will provide free accommodation & food, love and care to these citizen journalists.

The money we need to raise will cover the cost of airfares/international transit for Courtney, Matt and Nate, who will be travelling from Canada and the United States respectively, to attend.

Further funds are required for international roaming charges, production expenses and domestic travel for the team, to both Wellington & Christchurch. 

OccupySavvy blog-post about the trip: http://wp.me/p1ZVye-Fv

What is the TPPA & what does it mean for NZ? http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=JwqMp1ykbW8

Travel Agenda:

December 4: Wellington, NZ to cover the "Rally in Opposition to the TPPA - Dont Let Government Sign Away Our Future! Midland Park, cnr Lambton Quay and Johnston Street"
December 7: Auckland, NZ to cover "Aotearoa Is Not For Sale - #D7 - The Big Push Against Privatisation"
December 8: Auckland, NZ to cover "Aotearoa's Not for Sale - #D8 - SHUT DOWN THE TPPA"
December 10: Hikoi to Christchurch to gather witness first hand the state of affairs on the ground and amplify the voices of the residents. 

All media created will be broadcast to a substantial international audience and pushed out through countless avenues of the global Occupy network.

These journalists are the cream of the new media crop and the benefits to our country, to the field of journalism, to the historical record and the resulting global solidarity, are immeasurable.

It is our absolute privilege to be able to extend an invitation for them to attend these events and participate in promoting New Zealand on the global stage.

Your donation will help produce:

* Multiple Livestreams of the event, rebroadcast at no charge to viewers, through Global Revolution Live ( www.globalrevolution.tv ), the most famous and comprehensive source for live action streams
* Livetweets of the above events from multiple prominent publicly viewable Twitter accounts
* Liveblogging and blog commentary on at least 3 prominent Occupy blogs; numerous others will reblog the material worldwide, free for all readers
* Extensive photojournalism

To learn more about what the TPPA means for New Zealand visit http://www.itsourfuture.org.nz and watch http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=JwqMp1ykbW8

Read this shocking Scoop article published today: http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1211/S00033/tppa-non-transparency-hits-a-new-low.htm

Check out this episode of Democracy Now: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiIaPhvHa-w

Thank you so much for your support.

Occupy NZ Media:

Bio: http://occupysavvy.com/OccupyNZMediaTeam/

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/OccupyNZ

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OccupyNZ

Email: occupynz @ occupynz.co.nz

Political Fail Blog:

Bio: http://politicalfailblog.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/PFailBlog

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PoliticalFailBlog

Livestream: http://politicalfailblog.com/livestream/

You Tube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/pfailblog


Bio: http://courtneyoccupy.wordpress.com/about/

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/CourtneyOccupy

Livestream: www.ustream.tv/channel/CourtneyOccupy

You Tube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/courtneyoccupy?feature=results_main

Occupy Eye:

Bio: http://www.ustream.tv/occupyeye

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/OccupyEye

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfOccupyEye

Livestream: http://www.ustream.tv/occupyeye


The People Behind Occupy the Media - TPPA

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Occupy New Zealand was established in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street and the rest of the international Occupy community, in September 2011.

Occupations quickly spawned throughout New Zealand, most notably in Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin, Bay of Plenty and the four Auckland occupations of Aotea Square, Occupy 2.0 Queen Street, Te Herenga Waka Victoria Park & Occupy Albert Park).

Occupy NZ has served tens of thousands of meals, sheltered thousands, and supported a wide range of community actions over the last year.

We have worked tirelessly to spread the truth of what is happening to our planet and continue to spread our wings.

We are blessed with a fantastic international solidarity network, full of fearless activists and citizen journalists around the world, all working for the betterment of our planet.

You can find us on Facebook:   http://www.facebook.com/OccupyNZ

Find us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/OccupyNZ

Email us at: occupynz@occupynz.co.nz

We blog at: http://www.occupysavvy.com

Every occupier does what they can, when they can, on a 100% voluntary basis. There is no hierarchy to direct you. Just follow your good conscience, pick a passion & get involved!


OccupyEye Confirms Attendance

09:06AM Sun 02/12/12

Thanks to an angel investor, OccupyEye (Nate) from OWS NYC/DC is now confirmed to be on his way here to cover the week's actions!

This is fantastic news and a huge relief, however we still need other angels who understand the enormous importance of this opportunity & can help fund airline tickets/streaming costs for CourtneyOccupy & Political Fail Blog!

Please contact us at occupynz@occupynz.co.nz if you are unable to pledge but want to make a private arrangement to help these deserving citizen journalists whistleblow on the TPPA, internationally! Thank you!

Mana Show Love For Occupy Media

08:47AM Tue 27/11/12

Kia ora te Mana! Mana Movement of Aotearoa New Zealand are sharing this project on their social media accounts and via email to thousands of supporters nationwide. People's media compliment people's movements! Mauri ora!

Global Revolution Support Occupy Media

08:27AM Tue 27/11/12

Thanks to www.globalrevolution.tv the world's premier livestream hub for protest movements around the globe! @GlobalRevLive has been retweeting support for this project & will carry many of the broadcasts of the live action throughout this trip!

Please ask your friends/whanau to "like", "share" and comment on our project page! That can be an even more important contribution than monetary donations. We rely 100% on people power to get the word out and work purely on voluntary human resources. Thank you for supporting independent media!


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Commemorative Sticker

Commemorative photo-montage of the trip, printed on a small sticker & mailed to an address of your choosing.

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Commemorative Postcard

Commemorative photo-montage of the trip, printed on a postcard signed by our 5-member stream team & mailed to an address of your choosing.

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Your Name Read On Livestream

By the streamer of your choice :) Streamers will finish with a live thank-you to everyone who supported them to the tune of $50 or more. If you don't want your name read - you can be Anonymous :)

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Invite To Auckland Wrap Party

There will be a goodbye party held at a fantastic restaurant in K'Road, Auckland Central, prior to departure. Your donation of $250 or more qualifies you for a ticket. Includes dinner & a drink! Time/Date TBA.

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Personal Livestream Lesson

Available in Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch. A 2 hour instructional lesson from our streamers. Will answer your technical questions and share their tips, stories and experiences with you, face-to-face. This is a once in a lifetime learning opportunity, from four of the top livestreamers in the world.