SHOWDOWN AT THE FCC!!!
FREE RADIO ACTIVISTS MARCH ON WASHINGTON
TO CONFRONT THE GLOBAL MEDIA MONOPOLY
AND THEIR MARIONNETTES IN GOVERNMENT!
Sunday and Monday, October 4 and 5
Calling all media activists, radio pirates and people for a democratic media:
Free Radio Berkeley, Radio Mutiny, Steal This Radio and other microstations
have all broadcasted live in public and challenged the FCC to shut them
down in the light of day, in front of the press and the Feds have never
dared to show their face- this time, we're going to take it right to their
doorstep and tell them that if they're so sure that their dumb law is worth
enforcing, then the Chairman should come down from the 8th floor and put
the cuffs on us himself. There will also be workshops to help new folks
start stations, appointments will be made to lobby congress people, and
press events will be held to show the true, diverse face of the microbroadcasting
Sunday, October 4:10-12 workshops (to be announced)
1-3 workshops (to be announced)
7 pm party/puppet making for demonstration
Monday, October 5:10:30 am MARCH AND PUPPET PARADE starts at Dupont Circle, goes to the Federal Communications Commission building, and then marches on to confront the National Association of Broadcasters. During these protests, we will flip the giant free speech switches, turn on our transmitters and strike a blow against the meta-marrionettes: A giant puppet of General Electric and Corporate America, which will in turn control a slightly smaller puppet of the National Association of Broadcasters, which in turn will operate a smaller puppet of the FCC, which in turn will be trying to stamp out microbroadcasters and our free speech rights. These demonstrations will also include a number of sneaky surprizes that are so cool that we can't even mention them here!
1:30pm meetings set up with people's congressional representatives for lobbying
4pm press event: What Can a Black Panther, a Free Market Think Tank
Policy Analyst, an Anarchist Feminist, A Radio Engineer, A
Public Health Worker and A Convenience Store Owner Agree Upon?
IT'S TIME TO LEGALIZE MICROBROADCASTING!
Bring a sleeping bag, cameras and recording devices, vehicles, some money to help this all come off, questions for the experts on pirate station operations, puppet materials, signs and banners, transmitters,
AND ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS!