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OWS activist Mark Adams on D17, imprisonment, hunger strike (broadcast version)

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Published on Aug 23, 2012

Known as "the first political prisoner of Occupy Wall Street", activist Mark Adams recently gave this interview to Occupy Public Access TV, and we present it here as it will air this Saturday on our show Occupy Brooklyn TV. Mark speaks about his imprisonment and hunger strike at Rikers Island, the purpose of the D17 action at Duarte Square for which he was arrested and jailed, and urges viewers to help alleviate the isolation of prisoners.

We will soon upload the full-length version of this interview; subscribe to http://youtube.com/OccupyPublicAccessTV to be notified!

D17 footage excerpted from "D17: Take Back the Commons" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6dOGE... used courtesy of OccupyTVNY.

Occupy Public Access TV is a newly emerging network of community news
shows produced and broadcast by ordinary citizens on public access
television.  We are the producers of Occupy Brooklyn TV, an
independent news show created by a media collective in New York City
active in the Occupy movement.  The show is designed to be imitated,
replicated and rebroadcast anywhere. We seek to create a network of
independently operated shows working cooperatively, sharing content,
news, labor, resources, and practical experience.   Our goal is to
mobilize citizens to make use of their local public access stations
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