This project is a comparison of alternative media centers (AMCs) set up as part of the 2010 anti-Olympic convergence in Vancouver and the anti-G-20 protests in Toronto in the same year. It is made up of two parts: a video and a paper. The video introduces the idea of AMCs and explores the specific contexts of Vancouver and Toronto; it also compares the tactics and results of the two AMCs within these two sites. The paper portion delves into the definition of alternative media and the place of independent media centers (IMCs) within that, fleshing out the history of "media activism," with a particular focus on Vancouver and Toronto. It also addresses the methodology used to obtain the interviews and footage that were used to create the video.