Last weekend, I reported on Occupy Austin’s solidarity assembly for Occupy Gezi. Tonight’s video is from Austin’s second rally for solidarity with the Turkish people, this one hosted by Austin’s branch of the International Socialist Organization. The video was created by the / Austin Indymedia Center team.

As a journalist, I do a lot of my news gathering, and a lot of my reporting on Twitter. That’s why I’m very glad to announce a new feature on MyFDL to allow easy embedding of a tweet. Simply copy/paste the URL (web address) of the tweet you want to embed (it will look something like ). For example, pasting on its own line results in:

It works exactly the same if the tweet has media attached, such as this picture of an almost overwhelmingly cute elephant:

Or even tweets which have a YouTube or Vine video:

For those unfamiliar, Vine is a popular smartphone app which records 6 seconds of video at a time. Vine’s always autoplay but with sound muted; you can toggle the sound by clicking the speaker icon or stop the video by clicking on the image.


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Kit OConnell

Kit OConnell

Kit O’Connell is a gonzo journalist and radical troublemaker from Austin, Texas. He is the Associate Editor and Community Manager of Shadowproof. Kit's investigative journalism has appeared in Truthout, MintPress News and