How independent are you?
So, you only watch art-house movies and buy records at Tone Vendor. Your T-shirts are custom torn by your friend the fashion designer. You buy bulk food from the Co-op, and you won’t set foot in a Starbucks. You may be an independent consumer, but how independent are your information sources? Many cities, such as Seattle, Portland and San Francisco, have created Independent Media Centers, where citizens turned reporters can post photos and news reports on stories ignored or misrepresented by corporate media. A group of local activists is ready to bring the independent-media phenomenon to Sacramento. The public is invited to an organizational meeting on Saturday at 4 p.m. at the Service Employees International Union Meeting Hall, located at 1911 F Street. Visit www.indymedia.org for a peek at independent media in action.