Please distribute widely - then duck and cover! This promises to be an exciting series and something of a first for the alternative media community. Sorry in advance for the long cc list.
Michael Eisenmenger 646 245-3491
*********************************************************************** DEEP DISH TELEVISION & THE INDEPENDENT MEDIA CENTER - SEATTLE in collaboration with Paper Tiger TV, Freespeech TV, Whispered Media, Changing America and hundreds of grassroots media activists present
Showdown in Seattle: Five Days that Shook the WTO FIVE EMERGENCY TRANSMISSIONS SPECIAL DAILY SATELLITE FEEDS ON THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION
NOVEMBER 30, DEC 1, 2, 3, 4 everyday at 2PM EST (11AM Pacific) on W1, TRANSPONDER 13. 103° West Transmitted free to community cable and PBS stations in the US:
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the activities in Seattle , and another half hour documentary about globalization.
Day One November 30,1999, 2PM EST (11AM Pacific) Seattle Overview 30:00 Global Village or Global Pillage 30:00 This project shows constructive ways ordinary people around the world are addressing the impact of globalization on their communities, workplaces, and environments. It weaves together video of local and transnational activities, interviews, music, and original video comics to show that, through grassroots organizing combined with mutual support
around the world, ordinary people can empower themselves to deal with the global economy. Produced by Jeremy Brecher, Tim Costello, Brendan Smith
Day Two December 1, 1999, 2PM EST (11AM Pacific) Seattle Report: Global Sweatshop: Working in the New World Order 30:00 Crisis of Capital, Hope of Labor 30:00 This powerful video provides a fast moving compilation of the recent struggles of the Korean Labor Movement. General strikes, mobilizing thousands of workers and their families, have successfully shut down entire cities as labor has forced "neo-liberal" economic reforms to be reconsidered. Neo-liberal reforms in Korea, not unlike those imposed on countries like Indonesia, Brazil, and Mexico, have caused considerable social unrest, and have devastated the lives of working people across the globe. The Korean Labor Movement serves as an extraordinary example of people working together to resist these oftentimes inhumane economic practices, and to seek a future of their own choosing. Produced by Korean Labor News Production
Day Three December 2, 1999, 2PM EST (11AM Pacific) Seattle Report: Grassroots VS Globalization: the Money and the Law 30:00
Cancel the Debt Now 30:00 Jubilee 2000 is a worldwide movement to cancel the unpayable debts of the most impoverished countries in the world by the end of the year 2000. This film explains the origin of these debts, and why they should be canceled. It shows the devastating impact of debt upon the people and
the environment in poor countries, and it invites the American people to
work in solidarity with people from the developing countries to help alleviate the suffering of hundreds of millions of people throughout Africa, Latin America and Asia. Produced by Anne Macksoud
Day Four December 3, 1999, 2PM EST (11AM Pacific) Seattle Report: Hunger, the Land and the Banks 30:00 Haiti's Piggy Bank: The Loss and Recovery of the Creole Pig 30:00 In Haiti's rugged countryside, the Creole pig was a poor family's most important economic asset, a staple for both food and culture. When swine
flue broke out in 1980, USAID pressured Haiti to eradicate this indigenous pig population. This video shows the self-interest of US aid,
the interconnected nature of resources, and the trauma caused by harsh agricultural policies imposed from above. But it also teaches that resistance can bring renewal and hope: through grassroots and human rights assistance, the Creole pig has returned. This is an example of how local capacities can solve local problems. Produced by Robin Lloyd
Day Five December 4, 1999, 2PM EST (11AM Pacific) Seattle Summary: Where Do We Go From Here? 30:00 Deadly Embrace: Nicaragua, The World Bank, and the IMF 30:00 The war in Nicaragua is not over; it has only become more invisible to the outside world. Deadly Embrace traces the history of U.S. involvement
in the region, focusing on the current economic attack of the IMF, the World Bank and U.S. agencies. The tape combines footage of the everyday struggle to survive with a textbook-clear analysis of structural adjustment, the debt crisis and free trade. After five years of IMF and World Bank programs, Nicaragua has experienced the worst economic collapse in its history and has been reduced to one of the poorest countries in the world. Nicaragua's situation is not unique ? six million children die each year in the Third World because of IMF and World Bank policies. Produced by Liz Canner.
CALL YOUR LOCAL CABLE STATION AND MAKE SURE THEY DOWNLINK THIS IMPORTANT
SERIES. Watch for the webcast coverage at www.indymedia.org and www.freespeech.org
FOR MORE INFORMATION Deep Dish Television, 339 Lafayette St NY, NY 10012, (212) 473-8933, www.igc.org/deepdish, email:deepdish at igc.org. Paper Tiger TV: Carlos Pareja (212) 420-9045, Michael Eisenmenger (646) 245-3491.
PRESS RELEASE Please print, post or distribute CONTACT: Carlos Pareja (212) 420-9045, carlos at papertiger.org
Jessie Epstein (212) 473-8933, Michael Eisenmenger (646) 245-3491
Showdown in Seattle: Five Days That Shook the WTO
In a Challenge to Multinational Corporate Power, Independent Media Producers Rally To Make Peoples Voices Heard.
Uplink Times and Locations: Nov. 30, Dec. 1,2,3,4, 2pm-3pm (est), Satcom W1 (GE1-13), transponder 13, 103° West.
As the World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial approaches, independent video makers, radio producers, journalists and activists are
rallying under the common goal of social and economic justice to challenge the WTO pro-corporate policies. In an effort to reclaim media democracy, this unprecedented media collaboration will make public the voices and concerns of tens of thousands from all over the world who will gather in Seattle from November 29 to December 3. Simultaneously, it will offer independent, non-commercial analytical and investigative coverage of the issues and implications surrounding multilateral organizations such as the WTO.
Deep Dish Satellite TV in association with The Independent Media Center in Seattle and Free Speech TV will broadcast directly from Seattle as activists representing labor, the environment, civil society, international law, and Indigenous Nations will converge on this city to hold counter events and stage demonstrations. Big Noise Films, Changing America, Citizen Vagrom, Paper Tiger TV, Speakeasy, Whispered Media and others (over a dozen video crews in all) will participate in this alternative pool coverage along with contributors from around the world.
The televised coverage will be provided on a next day basis via satellitecast as a 60 minute feed during five consecutive days. The series will consist of five 30-minute programs covering each day's events. A diversity of cogent voices will articulate their concerns with
the WTO and contribute to an educated and meaningful understanding of the issues. A second 30 minute satellite feed will consist of pre-produced programming focusing on specific global issues as they relate to the WTO, the IMF, and the World Bank .
Because these important voices, opinions and points of view are likely to never be seen or heard in commercial mainstream media, Public Access Cable TV Centers are invited to encourage local producers to sponsor and schedule this five day, five hour series on their local access channels. Local PBS affiliates are also requested to run the series in its entirety. The series is provided free of charge to non-commercial programmers and channel provider and may be rebroadcast multiple times. The series will also provide information on how viewers can receive additional information via the Seattle Independent Media Center's internet sites which will provide print, audio and video content on a daily basis. See: www.indymedia.org.
If you are interested in receiving additional information on this television series, contact: Carlos Pareja, phone: (212) 420-9045 or email: carlos at papertiger.org. Additional information will be posted to http://papertiger.org/wto and http://www.indymedia.org/.
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