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June 17th was the the 9 month anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Most of the world outside of occupy is not aware of this, as the Main Stream Media (MSM) keeps pounding it into their heads that "Occupy is dead". But this is not the way it looks to many on the ground, as we see what happens day to day, we follow the writings, the live streams, the blogs, and tweets of other occupiers all over the world. Unfortunately most of the world outside Occupy does not follow, or might not even know these things exist. They don't see us on what MSM calls "News" so out of sight, out of mind. There isn't a great amount of media coming out of the occupations, generally because we are really busy with what we are doing, and we always could use more help.
In a couple of weeks our 6 month anniversary is coming up. People still seem to be thinking Occupy is not doing anything. Why is this? Because we do not control the corporate media. We depend on citizen journalists for news. This works great for those of us in the know, well for the most part, but it does nothing for the rest of the audience we are trying to reach.
I have been thinking a lot lately about how to reach more people. We need to use their tactics against them. One of the issues is we just cannot compete on the monetary scale that big business does. Taking out commercial ads during prime time TV is extremely expensive, as are full page ads in widely distributed publications. So how do we overcome this?