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#YoSoy132: Reclaim Media From the 1%

Posted 9 years ago on Aug. 7, 2012, 1:58 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

In preparation for today's direct action against Mexican billionaire and media baron Carlos Slim (#OccupySaks), we offer this video from #YoSoy132 (with English subtitles) explaining the reasons behind their occupation of Televisa to provide additional background on the struggle of Mexican social movement to reclaim their media from the 1%.

(h/t to #YoSoy132-Chicago)

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[-] 2 points by MrReformer (5) 9 years ago

We need a highly organized and sustainable National Reform Movement. The poor design of our government is what is allowing corruption to take control of it, and causing many of the problems we are concerned about. The Demand of OWS should be a redesign of our government to embrace a comprehensively designed ethical governance system (CEGS). A CEGS will include the best of current, democratic governance, economic, and social systems, while introducing new ideas to redesign the governance structure to protect it against corruption and halt the oppression of the people.

[-] 1 points by kaiserw (211) 9 years ago

I tend to agree with Taleb:

We need simple heuristics (rules) - such as the code of Hammurabi (http://www.commonlaw.com/Hammurabi.html) for banks and businesses - like the Swiss:

If a Swiss bank fails, the CEO and board of directors are financially held responsible to the last penny of their own assets. They have a high "give-a-shit" factor. By instituting negative incentives, you set the system straight. "If a man builds a house badly, and it falls and kills the owner, the builder is to be slain" Hammurabi code

The problem we have right now, is that there is so much fraud going on, and people have destroyed companies, and people, because they know they'll get paid, even if the company and people die later.

The system has grown out of control for several decades so that now the incentives are SO perverse, even normal people in positions in power are likely to act criminalisticly.

Bill Black has written about this for years: http://www.economonitor.com/blog/author/wblack/

[-] 2 points by alterorabolish1 (569) 9 years ago

Reclaiming their media from the 1%? That may be a difficult goal, but very worthy

[-] 1 points by professorzed (308) from Hamilton, ON 9 years ago

Where are the English subtitles?

[-] 1 points by ShoutOutUK (1) 9 years ago

The Mexican national media has had a corporate agenda for.. well seems like forever... #OccupySaks, you have our full support!

We have recently launched a Citizen Journalism Support network, if anyone is on the ground in Mexico and wishes to report on the movement, but fears of retribution visit: http://www.shoutoutuk.org/p/citizen-journalism-support-network.html

[-] 1 points by seekingjustice (1) 9 years ago

Saks outsources the jobs of its mostly immigrant food service employees in the middle of Occupy Saks protests..Irony at it's best

[-] 1 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 9 years ago

The Dems and Reps signed 3 new free trade agreements in October as we were marching with plenty of union support. I told them that was the writing on the wall, that they dont give a fuck.

Dont just the level of understanding from the younger generation from these old trolls here. They are hopeless.

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