Green Left TV: Help make it a reality

Click here to make a donation online. Keep reading to find out how your financial support will help us, and what you will receive in return.

For 20 years Green Left Weekly has been bringing you the news that the mainstream media won’t. Australia has the most concentrated media ownership in the Western world — and it’s getting worse.

Mining baron and Australia’s richest person, Gina Rinehart, has a growing stake in Channel Ten and now Fairfax, demanding editorial influence. At the same time, 1900 jobs are being axed from the company.

As the 1% increase their hold on corporate media, it’s crucial we broaden the reach of alternative media for the 99%. To further challenge the mainstream media we have launched Green Left TV — an exciting new arm of the GLW media project.

It’s an online channel that can bring coverage of the issues and campaigns you care about, independent of the Rineharts and Murdochs, the Andrew Bolts and Miranda Divines.

Since its tentative beginnings three months ago, Green Left TV’s YouTube channel has already had almost 20,000 views and gained 150 subscribers. The most popular video so far is David Hicks’ first rally appearance since his release from Guantanamo Bay, a moving speech in support of WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange.

We’ve had satire from Carlo Sands and others, covered many vibrant rallies helping give voice to the grassroots, promoted radical culture, and also presented international politics from Malaysia to Egypt and Greece. We’ve filmed our first episode of a new panel show, the Green Left Report, which we hope to make a regular feature.

But we need your help to get Green Left TV off the ground. We’re aiming to raise $60,000 by the end of August to help us buy equipment that will help us establish a permanent voice for the 99%. Please consider donating to help Green Left TV and the Green Left media project. Below you can see how your donation can help and in return we want to give our supporters a range of “rewards” for your much appreciated assistance.

How your Green Left TV donation will help

• $1000 or more
GREEN LEFT TV SPECIAL SPONSOR
Helps Green Left TV: purchase a high definition camera to capture media of the 99%.

You’ll get: One-on-one video training (in Sydney, or via Skype) + an on-air thank you + free T-Shirt of your choice + listing on website as sponsor (optional) + a free drink at all functions at Resistance Centres for rest of 2012 + 25% off all books from Resistance bookshops and Resistancebooks.com for rest of 2012 + three month subscription to Green Left Weekly + Compilation DVD “best of first six months GLTV”.

• $500-$999
GREEN LEFT TV KEY SPONSOR
Helps Green Left TV: purchase editing equipment to cut together sharp left-wing media.

You’ll get: Group video skills training (in Sydney, or via Skype) + on-air thank you + free T-Shirt of your choice + listing on website as sponsor (optional) + a free drink at all functions at Resistance Centres for rest of 2012 + 25% off all books from Resistance bookshops and Resistancebooks.com for rest of 2012 + three month subscription to Green Left Weekly + Compilation DVD “best of first six months GLTV”.

• $200-499
GREEN LEFT TV SPONSOR
Helps Green Left TV: purchase a lighting rig to professionalise our operation.

You’ll get: Listing on website as sponsor (optional) + a free drink at all functions at Resistance Centres for rest of 2012 + 25% off all books from Resistance bookshops and Resistancebooks.com for rest of 2012 + three month subscription to Green Left Weekly + Compilation DVD “best of first six months GLTV”.

• $100-$199
GREEN LEFT TV SUPPORTER
Helps Green Left TV: purchase hard drives to store, edit and transfer our footage.

You’ll get: 25% off all books from Resistance bookshops and Resistancebooks.com for rest of 2012 + three month subscription to Green Left Weekly + a compilation DVD “best of first six months GLTV”.

• $50-$99
GREEN LEFT TV SUPPORTER
Helps Green Left TV: purchase better mics for improved sound in our coverage.

You’ll get: a compilation DVD “best of first six months GLTV” + a seven-issue subscription to Green Left Weekly.

• $25-$49
GREEN LEFT TV SUPPORTER
Helps Green Left TV: purchase a Green Left TV banner and other set material for better looking shows

You’ll get: a seven-issue subscription to Green Left Weekly.

• Under $20
GREEN LEFT TV SUPPORTER
Helps Green Left TV: purchase coffee for our volunteer helpers.

You’ll get: a warm glow for helping alternative media.

[Click here to donate to Green Left TV. Or call toll free line (within Australia) on 1800 634 206 or send a cheque to 'Green Left Weekly' to PO Box 394, Broadway NSW, 2007.]




Comments

What is "Individual video training"?

"Individual video training" means a personal face to face training session

Good morning Comrades:

Forgive me for the late notice but please consider the following and if possible can someone from GLTV or ARCTV or both be at my place today (Thursday) between 0900 and 0930 to get footage on what I am writing to you about..

I refer to my conversation with Rachel Evans last Saturday (before and after the GLTV launch) about my NSW Housing concerns, particularly the corroded guttering in the Terrace, 74-80 High Street Millers Point, which has been reported, complained about and waiting for repairs or replacement for over 20 years, by generations of residents during that time.. and how since February when I took up occupancy as a tenant of NSW Housing (after waiting for 26 years in private rental accommodation) I have been asking NSW Housing to fix the guttering, rainwater down piping and instal water taps.

In May I wrote to Pru Goward, the Minister responsible for Housing and also to her Ministerial and Parliamentary colleagues, Victor Dominello, Barbara Perry, Adam Searle and my local member, Clover Moore. All except Goward and Dominello have been in touch. Clover was on the job straight away and has been in touch with the NSW Housing Area Director for Millers Point; and 4 of the 5 concerns I raised have been attended to satisfactorily..

The Assets Team, NSW Housing was supposed to have inspected and completed the work re the remaining concern which is still outstanding and entailed in repairing or replacing guttering, rainwater downpipes and the installation of water taps by 4 July 2012.. but didn't.

I received a call late yesterday from Leichhardt Plumbing saying they were coming to "look at the guttering" today.. and I made an appointment with them for between 0900 and 0930 to be at #78. I have just written notes to each of the other 7 neighbours in the Terrace, letting them know and inviting them to be here.

I understand that the Plumbers have another NSW Housing property in Millers Point to "look at". I don't have the details, but as discussed with Rachel, this would be a good current issue for GL and SA to film and report in the lead in to the up-coming Council Elections.

I have sent a text to Rachel and will follow up at a more civil hour, before the Plumber's appointment, today.. in the hope that what I propose can happen.

In Solidarity
Patricia

MILLERS POINT NSW 2000
Mob: 0438 289 780
Email: patc.1@bigpond.com

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