Friday, June 15, 2007

There's something empowering about decentralizing the media

It ain't just the blogosphere, but also the airwaves. The use of low-power FM stations as a means of disseminating information and providing cultural enrichment offers a level of community and empowerment that would seem unattainable otherwise. I couldn't help but think of the use of low-power radio transmitters as a means of communication between striking laborers, guerrillas, and their potential supporters as described in the introduction to Frantz Fanon's A Dying Colonialism. The more loci for getting the word out, the better when it comes to resisting the despots of the day - be it corporate oligarchs in the US, empire-supported strongmen, or empires themselves.

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