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Forum Post: Non Biased information?

Posted 12 years ago on Oct. 16, 2011, 5:40 p.m. EST by riotgrrl (4)
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Hi All,

I have been looking for material that describes the issues surrounding the occupy movement and other recent developments of what is commonly perceived as a worldwide revolution without bias.

By this I mean to say that a lot of commentary on the revolution has currently been more biased than the media it perpetrates to oppose. Is there anywhere with simple economical facts and figures relating to the movement? Listed without hippy rants if you get me ;)

If one can be created or exists (if there's not one then I would do it) I know a lot of people I know would be swayed on the matter. For now they see images fabricated on photoshop to support the movement, assumptions that are not based on fact and as a result will not join us :/

Input please!



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[-] 1 points by RichardGates (1529) 12 years ago

i am collecting that info here if you would like. i am a lib, i am partisan, but that doesn't mean i do not respect other americans. if you want grassroots data, poll here > https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?hl=en_US&pli=1&formkey=dFlNNHJTRlZwMWs5ZjlhTWN0NlZReHc6MQ#gid=0 and maybe even pass it around

[-] 1 points by SisterRay (554) 12 years ago

I don't know what you mean by "the simple economical facts and figures relating to the movement."

If you want a clear list of our demands, and a good discussion about why we are demanding them and not other things, see this thread: http://occupywallst.org/forum/proposed-list-of-demands-please-help-editadd-so-th/

[-] 1 points by letsuseourheads (21) 12 years ago

Don't forget rhetoric and slogans. I would also like to see some unbiased facts.

[-] 1 points by riotgrrl (4) 12 years ago

(this is all for a uni project so I really appreciate the help, kudos!!!)

[-] 1 points by riotgrrl (4) 12 years ago

Cheers, excellent data. I'd also like to find/create some comparing USA in world terms. Say, how affluent are USA minimum wage earners in comparison to African minimum wage earners? Who is the largest continent and who has the largest wage per captia? If wealth redistribution occurs in the west, should it filter through so it is compulsory to redistribute our own wealth to struggling countries?

[-] 1 points by TechJunkie (3029) from Miami Beach, FL 12 years ago

I really hope that you're joking.

[-] 1 points by aarongreenspan (36) from Palo Alto, CA 12 years ago

http://www.plainsite.org puts the issues out in front for people to see, tied to the laws that got us where we are today.

[-] 1 points by riotgrrl (4) 12 years ago

I.e Our independent media on the internet is becoming more sensationalist than the official media and THAT is dangerous :/

[-] 1 points by riotgrrl (4) 12 years ago

Thankyou but it's still incredibly biased. Notice the language used! I want to find OR create a balanced argument.

[-] 1 points by aarongreenspan (36) from Palo Alto, CA 12 years ago

Everyone has some kind of bias, so you'll have a difficult time finding perfectly unbiased information. Furthermore, "balance" can often be an illusion used to give the appearance of non-bias, when it fact the addition of a viewpoint to offset another can be extremely biased, e.g. Fox News.

In terms of finding useful, informative information relevant to societal issues I don't think you'll find a format better than PlainSite's.