Guest post by Danny Schechter
[via OwsNews Service]
I am Danny Schechter, known as the News Dissector. I am a blogger (NewsDissector.com), Filmmaker (PlundertheCrimeofOurTime.com) and fellow troublemaker.
I am a former producer for CNN and ABC News and even did a stint at CNBC. But these networks are not open to independent perspectives, even from former employees and award-winning professional producers. I had to go to Iran’s Press TV to find interest to make a short documentary about HOW Occupied Wall Street operates on the ground at Zuccotti Park.
Here’s my program that has already been on TV all over the world — but not in my own country. What does that say about our media? Most mainstream media, alas, serves the 1%, not the American people.
From Press TV : Occupy Wall Street had just celebrated its 30th day in the park. On Saturday, it inspired solidarity actions in 1000 cities and that is considered as an incredible achievement.
We have heard a lot about what they stand for but not how they organized to make this happen. This occupation runs like a village with lots of participation from a diverse group of articulate people.
“Behind the scenes of occupy Wall Street is an organization that is pretty invisible. It is decentralized, it’s bottom up and it’s organized into working committees,” editor of the Mediachannel.org, Danny Schechter says.
In this edition of the show we will take you behind the scenes of Occupy Wall Street to show you how it all works.