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Friday, October 28, 2011

We Need Your Support

Oct 28th, 2011
from F. Grey Parker and The Hand
Please help us continue our work by donating whatever you can afford to our PayPal account on the right.
More spoiled, young hippies in New York
In order to continue traveling to Occupation cities and covering events on the ground while supporting the movement, we need financial help.

We do not use advertising at The Hand. 

We do not take marching orders from anyone. We do not corrupt our activities by obeying the dictates of others. We advocate. We participate. And, we work on the ground to show the truth as we see it.

Other independent journalists and commentators participating in the Occupy Movement are losing their jobs for doing so.

via WaPo:
"A freelance broadcaster who works for music and documentary programs has been fired from a job after NPR questioned her involvement in a Washington protest.

Lisa Simeone said Thursday that she was fired from “Soundprint,” a documentary show that is not produced by NPR."

Lisa Simeone specialized in a program on the state of contemporary opera. Clearly, she could not be trusted to make objective critiques of the arts while engaging legal, democratic political action in her private life. (Psst, that was sarcasm)

The Atlantic Wire reports:
"The people who make their shows for NPR stations, dinged by the perception that they're a bunch of kneejerk liberals, are proving themselves to be very, very touchy about how their employees participate with Occupy Wall Street. Today, Gawker has posted the first-hand account of Caitlin E. Curran, a Brooklyn-based former freelancer for The Takeaway, which is co-produced by NPR-member station WNYC and Public Radio International, who was fired from her public radio gig as a part-time web producer after her boss discovered she (briefly) participated in an Occupy protest."

Again, the details point to a coordinated effort to frighten and humiliate experienced media participants who sympathize with the Occupation

We do not risk this. We answer to a single higher power... our consciences.

We need to replace equipment, we need more winterized clothing and, most importantly, we need to replenish our travel budget.

If you support our work, give of what you can. Every dollar counts.

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