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Since the very beginning of the Occupy Wall Street, many supporters have been appalled by the lack of attention paid to it by the mainstream media. Some news outlets have belittled OWS participants for exercising their right to free speech, and made excuses for those who have used violence against peaceful protesters.
Police departments around the country have reciprocated by hindering journalist access to OWS encampments, and arresting or even harming reporters trying to document evictions.
There was a time when these tactics might have actually undermined the movement. But not today.
Thanks to mobile devices and high speed internet, every single person that attends or participates is a journalist. Phones and cameras record rallies, marches, speeches, arrests, and attacks, and publish them on the internet within moments. Some have even video taped their own arrests and tweeted about conditions from inside police vans.
We no longer need to depend on the mainstream media to know what’s really going on. The revolution might not be televised, but you can still watch it happen.
On the following pages are 10 Occupy Wall Street videos that rocked the internet and energized the movement.