[Indymedia-jakarta] RE: [imc-darwin] Brisbane Indymedia
mick lambe PARIAH
pariahnt at yahoo.com
Mon Nov 15 14:33:32 PST 2004
I'm not blocking/supporting - I think this whole affair is bullshit.
As far as I can see, brisbane will still have the indymedia 'logo'
and url - if the proposal goes ahead. I could be wrong, the 'mixed
messages' from some collectives have only added to my/the general
So Kimci - what exactly changes if this proposal is blocked? Bris get
three months to mount a defence? Then what? After even more months of
time-wasting angst and disharmony - we all see your side of things
- Seem likely?
I've never understood your need to keep this drama rolling (even to
the extent of threatening CAT and Oceania with disaffilation) after
your successful 'putsch'.
Your implications of Stalinism ("show trials" - "centralism") are
just offensive. A different story if Global had censured Cat and
Oceania on your behalf, one assumes.
Kimci - "We still want Oceania to answer for its actions but we have
never set them a deadline. We gave CAT 18 months and we haven't acted
- Were they guilty of something? Did I miss the trial?
Are you so ignorant of IMC (autonomous) principles, that you fail to
understand why global would prefer regional solutions?
If individual collectives want to take brisbane indymedia off their
cities links - that's up to them. The darwin crew have never had any
intention of doing so. A 'pariah' indymedia is (I believe) a logical
As to - the "old, big, scary, entrenched" indymedias?" :-)
- The ones that allow their sites to be a 'platform' for people
- The ones that allow disruption on their 'newswires' - to the
detriment of Independent Media's Credibility and the people we serve?
- Those ones?
How the "old, big, scary, entrenched" indymedias can berate
brisbane.indy on that point is beyond me. We bloody can - without
And Kimci (and others) suggest you lose the bureaucratese. It is the
language of the State.
love and solidarity to ALL - mick
--- Kimci <kimcosmos at myrealbox.com> wrote:
> Thank you Gaz.
> We would like you to block the dissafiliation proposal because time
> is needed to mount a proper defence of ourself instead of the show
> trial we are currently facing. I suggest blocking it for 3 months
> to allow time for groups to properly consider the issues. Many new
> accusations have been made and we have to carefully rebut them. We
> still want Oceania to answer for its actions but we have never set
> them a deadline. We gave CAT 18 months and we haven't acted on
> I also suggest you block because silence is not consensus. I
> suggest that there be a new cities list called citiesxb.inc without
> Brisbane on it. That way if groups really don't want BIMC on their
> list they have to take action to remove it. This is better proof of
> It does set a big precedent. The nepotism from the big IMCs is
> scary and must be slowed. In particular, tactics like GDMs of
> nominating a person I am in dispute with [Clara] to be a process
> list facilitator with himself. Process facilitators are approved by
> the existing process facilitators after 5 days of no objections by
> themselves. Liaisons objections can be ignored. I assume the same
> thing occurs on the Oceania list. Kind of concensus centralism. It
> does entrench the power of the older and bigger groups a lot. Time
> is needed for a proper hearing.
> Mine and Shauns replies to the proposal to ban me from the Oceania
> list were blocked before the ban came into force. I have been
> unsubscribed from the process list and Clara is refusing my posts
> because she 'doesn't believe' our liaison has changed [the old one
> left for Canberra]. My sub request to the communication list hasn't
> come through etc. We face this sort of behaviour a lot.
> So yes please send your block immediately as individuals and a
> group. Don't wait until your sub clears. Send it twice.
> In solidarity [not unity]
> Kim Cosmos
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: imc-darwin-bounces at lists.indymedia.org [mailto:imc-darwin-
> > bounces at lists.indymedia.org] On Behalf Of Gary Meyerhoff
> > Sent: Monday, 15 November 2004 9:43 PM
> > To: imc-darwin at lists.indymedia.org
> > Subject: [imc-darwin] Brisbane Indymedia
> > Hello Darwin Indy collective
> > I believe that we should block the disaffiliation of
> > Brisbane Indymedia.
> > First of all... who is our liaison on the global
> > indymedia list... I can't remember us discussing this
> > at a meeting, we may have, but I can't remember who we
> > nominated.
> > The reason I ask that is because it is our liaison on
> > the global imc process list (that I have just joined)
> > is the person who would put forward a block if we as a
> > collective decided to do that.
> > I am extremely concerned that this sets a precedent
> > for smaller indymedia sites to be shut down.
> > We could well be next on their list.
> > Gaz
> > =====
> > Book your tickets and get your visas now for the-
> > The 4th Darwin International Syringe Festival
> > 2005 - The year of the Syringe
> > Monday 05th to Sunday 11th September 2005 - Darwin, Australia
> > brought to you by the Network Against Prohibition NT
> > <http://www.napnt.org>
> > Proudly supported by Darwin Independent Media
> > <http://darwin.indymedia.org>
mick lambe - coordinator: PARIAH - BETTER A PARIAH - THAN A LIAR
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