Images speak volumes. Remember some classic pictures from Martin Luther King's marches?
We need to get the international media organizations to pick up on the Taiwan people's sovereignty march. We need professional photographers to spend a few days following the marchers. So let's make some phone calls, let's get to writing to our friends, letters to the editors, distributing pictures, creating press releases that can be sent to different reporters and news organizations as a basis for articles. The more publicity this march gets, the more your average busy working Taiwanese person will think it valuable, and also the more it will have an effect on grass-roots momentum and elections.
Here are some blogs with pictures...
• Darren Melrose's pictures.
• David on Formosa
Here is the Nuke4 Referendum Organization's website
Try to do a google image search on 人民作主運動 and you don't come up with many great pictures. Many of them are static. They do not capture a human element. There is no drama of a long-fought hard-won cause of right.
Pictures can speak of joy and hope and a vision for the future. These kinds of pictures will resonate with the people of Taiwan and turn them from distant spectators into involved individuals who own the cause of Taiwan. Please help capture that with your cameras, your keyboards, and your letters and blogs.
Notice how the photo from the Central News Agency shows people frowning. I think that of all the pictures they probably have on file, they deliberately chose the one with the frowns to manipulate the populace to have a vague negative feeling about the march.