Re: [PBS] What Teens Want

From: Jay Gooby (jay@futureplatforms.com)
Date: Thu Mar 01 2001 - 03:04:43 PST


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>Hi,
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>electrohippies have been following Channel One recently after we were
>asked to consider the postential for online direct action to lobby against
>their brainwashing tactics. This sounds like an official version of some
>of the stuff we've been told.
>
>Do you think people in the USA would join in an action against Channel
One?
>
>DJNZ.
>
>
>
>http://adbusters.org/magazine/34/jail.html
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>WATCH OR GO TO JAIL
>
>Students locked up after refusing to watch Channel One
>
>
>When Ohio teenagers DJ and Carlotta Maurer walked out of their classrooms
>in October to protest the compulsory viewing of Channel One, a television
>program with commercials which is shown in schools across America, school
>officials realized they had a couple of dangerous radicals on their hands.
>
>Principal Patrick Calvin invoked the truancy provision of the school's
>code of student conduct, and 13-year-old DJ and 14-year-old Carlotta were
>whisked away to the Wood County Juvenile Detention Center, where they had
>all day to consider their crime.
>
>Since then, Commercial Alert and Obligation, Inc., two national anti-media
>groups, have taken up the Maurers' cause. The groups wrote to Ohio
>Governor Bob Taft, urging him to remove Channel One from all public
>schools.
>
>"When the government sends children to a juvenile detention center because
>they don't want to watch advertising, that is both Orwellian and more than

>a little sick," reads the letter. "The public schools ought to be a
>sanctuary from the noxious aspects of commercial culture."
>
>The governor has not responded to the letter. But the school is in
>negotiation with the Maurers, who have religious objections to television.
>It seems a day in the lockup didn't cool their heels enough to keep them
>from kicking.
>
> Eliza Strickland
>
>http://adbusters.org/magazine/34/jail.html



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