March 15, 2006 is scheduled for a national day of media-themed actions across the United States, in the
run-up to widescale peace protests on the weekend of March 18.
The reasons are clear: The U.S. corporate media spew ever-increasing amounts of bilge -- rampant violence, sexist and racist portrayals, commercials to no end, promoting murderous money-draining wars, just to name a few problems -- with little concern for anything beyond their bottom line.
In Chicago, CMA is answering the national call for action with a protest this Wednesday, March 15, 2006. The actions begin against Chicago's main FOX affiliate, which is especially notorious.
CMA announces -- "FOX SUX": A CMA protest against Chicago's FOX affiliate, and other Chicago-area corporate media outlets.
Wednesday March 15, 4:30pm to 6:30pm
To start at 205 N. Michigan Avenue, downtown Chicago
We encourage you to come and take part in this opportunity for activism and outreach, during Chicago's rush hour on its busiest thoroughfare. Bring flyers to distribute, banners, clever signs, music, and your sense of humor.
Afterwards, we plan to proceed to other corporate media outlets in downtown Chicago, including Clear Channel, the Tribune's WGN offices, and perhaps to the NBC tower.
Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-866-260-7198 if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you on March 15.
Update: A flyer to promote the event is available here. We encourage you to download and print copies to help spread the word. Thanks.
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