Indymedia US NewsReal January 2008 (video)

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On NEWSREAL, people — not corporations — make the news! NEWSREAL is a monthly compilation of coverage from citizen journalists (like you!) across the nation.

NEWSREAL’s goals are to embolden the global movement for social, environmental, and economic justice, strengthen non-corporate communication networks, and to encourage authentic participatory democracy, one community at a time.

Strong voices of the people. Keep sending in your segment contributions! And spread the word!

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Here’s the lineup for the January episode of Indymedia Newsreal:

Shanti Sellz: I Am An American
Producer: Cindy Weber
Pato Productions
Profile of a humanitarian aid worker on the U.S.-Mexico Border.

The Los Angeles Burrito Project
Producer: Paola Gomez
A bike-distributed, tortilla-encased food-to-the-needy project in L.A.

End Executions
Producer: Houston Indymedia
A spirited march and rally against capital punishment in Houston, Texas.

Scar Presents No Borders Camp
Producer: Scar Media Collective
The trailer for a forthcoming full-length documentary about the 2007 No Borders Camp in Calexico/Mexicali.

“Indymedia NewsReal” is a monthly joint project of Free SpeechTV ( and the Independent Media Center ( ). It brings stories of progressive grassroots organizing, going on in backyards everywhere, to a national television audience. Each program covers actions taken in local communities, by ordinary people, to address critical issues like the war, air and water pollution, reproductive rights, homelessness, for-profit prisons, sweatshops, racism, police brutality, indigenous struggles, and more. The Seattle PepperSpray Collective contributes segments to the “NewsReal” Project. In addition, we do the dubbing/mailing of the finished “NewsReal” for community screeners each month, and we also build the program’s outreach by featuring the monthly “NewsReal” on “Indymedia Presents.”

January 08, 2008