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Notes from an afternoon with Noam Chomsky, Amy Goodman and Juan Cole

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In times of national calamity, (her voice breaks up, almost tearful-- like the east coast is going through-- it's the public workers who we depend upon. 

AFSCME  American Federation of State City, Municipal Employees

King was marching with local AFSCME workers when he was shot. 

Immigration is the modern day civil rights movement. 

A media personality-- it's hard to call them journalists" referring to MSM TV person at 2008 Republican convention shortly after she was arrested then released.

MSM reporter commenting about Occupy Wall Street;

If they had a spokesperson we'd have him in front of the camera.  (and of course this is how MSM maintains top-down thinking.)

Amy spoke a bit earlier how when Democracy Now's satellite truck they rented pulled up, she had them park, against the police's wishes, right next to where the protesters were in a more remote, designated protest area.

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The word occupy occupied the language-- not only in english. 

Egyptians in Egypt were calling in to the local pizzerias to feed the occupiers at Zucotti Square. Wisconsonites were calling in for the pies. 

Our job as journalists is to go to where the silence is and let people speak for themselves. 

The way the authorities are getting around posse comitatus is by militarizing the police. 

The media should be the sanctuary of dissent. 

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Deomcracy is a messy thing and we shouldn't have to get a record to put something on the record. 

We have to insist that the media give voice to the movements in this country because that is what will save us. 

Amy talks about Emmett Till, as mentioned above. 

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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 

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