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- Dont hate the media, be the media
Intro to basic video editing and encoding, plus how to publish your
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Schnews At Ten.
It was in late 1994, at a meeting of Justice?, Brightons campaign
against the Criminal Justice Act that a few bright sparks first decided
to start telling bits of news theyd heard. Later, some of those
bright sparks decided to write their stories down on paper and the first
SchNEWS was published. Now its nearly ten years later,
and theyre still printing!
From the anti road protests at the M11 in London to the Newbury
Bypass to the big Reclaim The Streets events of the nineties,
SchNEWS was there. From workers struggles such as the Liverpool
Dockers, fights against privatisation of public services to reporting
on social centres and sustainable futures - week in week out SchNEWS
reported from the direct action front lines.
In February 1998 some of the crew went to Geneva for the first Peoples
Global Action conference where they met people involved in grassroots
movements from across the world. Here they swapped stories, made friendships
and began to see a bigger picture, and with many others who had been involved
in localised direct action campaigns, SchNEWS began to include
detailed reports of the world-wide corporate carve-up of the planet.
Crucially, the SchNEWS crew identified how important
it was to publish consistently, and made it a priority to produce
a new edition every week. The newsheet was therefore on hand in May 1998
when simultaneous mass demonstrations were held world-wide against
the G7 Summit in Birmingham. SchNEWS was in print for news
of the international J18 demos in June 1999, and writers of
SchNEWS were in the midst of the mass protests against the WTO
in November 1999 - the famous Battle In Seattle that brought the
anti-capitalism movement to the attention of the world.
It's impossible to know how many people read SchNEWS every week,
particularly now its on the internet. Out of the 3,000 that get printed,
650 get posted out each week to subscribers and bookshops, and about 50
go to prisoners around the world (who get it for free). Add to that around
10,000 email subscribers, and the thousands who visit the SchNEWS
site each week. Many people photocopy and distribute their paper copy locally,
and PDF files mean people all over the world can print SchNEWS and
distribute it before it's even hit the streets in Brighton!
The Party and Protest
section on www.schnews.org.uk is
updated every week with festival dates, meetings and demos, as well as a
section on where to go if you want to find radical contact points around
the country. Our DIY
section has useful tips on everything from setting up your own newsletter
to making your own bio-diesel.
We also continually update our contacts
pages which currently list over 800 useful grassroots organisations. Have