About This Campaign:
Uprisings are occurring all over the world as people become more and more disempowered and angry. The Arab Spring ignited a fire of hope for nonviolent revolution in a lot of US citizens. Occupy Wall Street, initially ignored, ridiculed or dismissed by mainstream media outlets, has in turn helped spawn the #Occupy movement in over 500 US cities!
We believe it is up to us, common people everywhere, to create sustainable and sustaining ways to live and co-exist in our world – those in power are not going to do it for us.
The gap between the rulers and the ruled, between elites and the majority of the world’s citizens, has become an untenable divide – even in allegedly democratic nations.This is not acceptable. We'd like you to work with us to create short films and a full-scale documentary. The over-arching theme we are exploring is how systematic control of information is used to deny citizens access to critical truths and thereby increase the power divide. This subsequently endangers the viability of democratic governance.
We seek to effectuate change in world-wide systems through "citizen-driven" media, including stand-alone videos on our site, short films, a documentary, and live-streaming panel discussions to discuss both strategy and collaboration between disparate groups and people in far-flung nations.
It will take time, patience, and incredible determination. It will take enormous resources. But together we can create a cohesive wave of action that engenders healthier systems.
But first – we need to put world leaders on notice.
This is OUR Spring. This is OUR time. We are united in our revolutions. We are occupying!
When you submit your Occupy video:
- State your name, city and state.
- Tell us why you are supporting the Occupy movement.
- Tell us one demand for change.
If you wish you can submit a very simple video message. State your name, city and state, tell us about who you are in 1-2 sentences, and then end your message with "I am the 99%".
It's time to show the US mainstream media who we are. Americans from ALL walks of life, all political stripes, and widely different backgrounds who are saying NO to greed and corruption and yes to change. WE will be the change. WE will lead the way. Help us overcome mainstream media bias and BS - submit your video today!