[Imc-communication] Re: [ center of the global indymedia network in urbana????]
bht at indymedia.org
Fri May 20 06:43:10 PDT 2005
i would also like to ask urbana champaign to take care it is
representation of itself in relation to the rest of the network. it has
been pointed out that ucimc does not umbrella the global network, but it
has been said that it does umbrella the us network. the folks in
portland imc ould not be thrilled to be grouped under the umbrella of ucimc.
as i am sure several us based imc's would not want to be listed under
that umbrella. therefore, it would be best if urbana champaign folks
could speak for itself in press conferences where they are asked of the
global network. as for global finances, as i understand there are a
couple thousand us dollars in the treasury and there hasnt been
discussion on the finance list about anything for months.
nor have i seen anyone from ucimc on any of the global lists being
involved with some of the global process discussions that are currently
happening (which if you were the centre of anything in the indymedia
network, surely you would need to keep up with what is happening). so,
as folks from europe are having grievance with the way ucimc represents
itself. i would also like to add a us voice of grievance and ask that
uc imc speak for itself from here on out.
portland imc volunteer
> first of all: i'm sure you are doing great work with UC IMC in UC. And
> if you want to buy a building then that's up you - even though there
> are other IMCs for which that is unthinkable.
> but personally I am getting more and more irritated in the way in
> which UC IMC seems to present itself as *the* centre of Indymedia.
> one the one hand: yes, it's good that you are dealing with the bank
> account, and for the US your status might be relevant. But it is
> totally irrelevant for the rest of the world, and I am sure there are
> other IMCs who could deal with global finances as well. So why is it
> necessary to constantly repeat that uc-imc is the fiscal sponsor of
> the global network? or maybe it would be better to rotate such tasks
> and responsibilities/
> and secondly: if it would have only been a radio person making a
> mistake by calling UC IMC or your building *the* centre of the global
> indymedia network: fine. if it was only a sentence on a website, that
> people overlooked repeatedly: fine as well, even though the irritated
> reaction of so many people should show people from UC IMC that we are
> not surprised anymore if you were actually presenting yourself as that.
> But what now really get's me is Sasha's actual quote on the radio
> "There is over 150 IMCs in 50+ countries worldwide, and this IMC here
> in Urbana Champain is the umbrella under which the entire global
> network operates. We are in essence, the global headquarters for the
> indymedia movement, here in urbana"
> I am not sure what to make of that anymore.
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