[Imc-communication] update on global meetings
reven at riseup.net
reven at riseup.net
Sun Jun 14 00:35:56 PDT 2009
Wanted to say the same thing... from Indymedia Israel... thanks to
everyone that's involved pushing this forward and that this is a wonderful
idea -- and we will do our best to participate as much as we can!
> At 6/12/2009, Tony wrote:
>>Thanks for the feedback Jay - and to all who are putting time into
>>I think it is a really good idea to have an online meeting first
>>where hopefully many of us can join in globally - once we have had
>>time to digest the survey. This will make for a much more productive
>>meeting in 2010 (that i doubt i will be able to make!) There is so
>>much that would be good to discuss and it will add some energy to the
>>global network through this.
>>I will encourage participation in the survey from the UK collectives
>>one of imc london
> Yeah, I like the idea of doing it that way. The important goal is to
> bring some underlying issues up to the surface in ways that haven't
> been done before. Some kind of focused on-line discussion period
> toward the end of this year would help with that, and then I think
> one or more face-to-face gatherings would really give the people who
> are interested in taking indymedia through its next incarnation
> (probably not as many of us long-timers, but enthusiastic others) a
> chance to kick things into gear.
>>At 21:26 -0400 11/6/09, Jay wrote:
>> >Hi all,
>> >A belated update on the IRC meeting a bunch of us had on June 1 to
>> >talk about the global meetings.
>> >So far, imcs in Ecuador and Brasil have expressed interest in hosting
>> >a gathering, with Bolivia also supposedly expressing some interest
>> >also (but we haven't heard much from them). Since there have been
>> >global gatherings in Brasil before we talked about focusing on
>> >Ecuador. Elisa sent the site requirements to the members of the
>> >Ecuador collective and asked for them to respond before we talk again.
>> >As for the dates, we talked about the idea of not trying to meet face
>> >to face at the end of 2009, but instead gathering some time around
>> >the 10 anniversary for a series of meetings on-line, either by IRC or
>> >video-conferencing or audio or something to be determined. We will
>> >raise issues important to indymedia and discuss them each from the
>> >privacy of our own little living rooms. There will be an agenda for
>> >the discussions and a reasonable amount of structure so they don't
>> >completely float. This will help us raise issues that have long been
>> >bubbling beneath the surface, and maybe start to confront some things
>> >that need to be confronted, while not having to travel. (this will
>> >perhaps coincide with the independent media festival in Oaxaca toward
>> >the end of the year that has been discussed here.)
>> >We'll focus on having face to face gatherings in 2010, with the goal
>> >of bringing even more focus to the issues previously raised in the
>> >online meetings. This will make any face to face meetings more
>> >useful because they won't be the beginning of discussions, they'll be
>> >able to advance discussions that are already underway.
>> >That's the current idea. What does everyone think?
>> >Oh, and the survey is almost ready. We have translations in Catalan,
>> >Portuguese, Italian and Spanish. We're waiting on a French
>> >translation and then I think we have enough to take the survey
>> >live. I'm curious about whether the survey results will help clarify
>> >the issues indymedia is facing or completely muddle them.
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