[imc-northern-moderation] The RCG and the hidden announcement of their meeting: Bankrupt Politics, Corrupt Economy
chris at anargeek.net
Sat Aug 15 13:05:49 PDT 2009
I don't agree with this event annoucement being hidden:
- Public Meeting: Bankrupt Politics, Corrupt Economy
> "Public Meeting: Bankrupt Politics, Corrupt Economy" (events/89) has
> been hidden by the user "jimdog."
> The following reasons were given:
> Event breaches the following editorial guideline by including a link
> to the website of the revolutionary communist party both on the poster
> and below the text.
> Abstract from editorial guidelines that has been breached:
> See http://northern-indymedia.org/pages/editorial-guidelines for full
> 5 - No plugging of commercial services or products, political parties
> or other hierarchical organisations
I think that it would be better to follow the approach that UK IMC
evolved which is one of basically accepting almost all event
announcements (on the protest.net site) from progressive / radical /
left etc etc groups and only hiding articles from socialist / communist
groups when they are saying "join our party" or "vote for us" type
I also don't agree with Mark's proposal:
> I propose that the groups FRFI and RATB should be deleted, and the
> FRFI events removed from the events calendar, and that RCG be informed
> of this.
I think they should be allowed to post announcements of their events to
I'm not a fan of left sects / cults but the RCG strike me as one of the
few who have organised some decent protests (this is based on the ones I
have seen reported on UK IMC) and their political understanding of
Empire and racism are clearly better than most -- I don't think they
deserve to be treated so harshly.
I think it would be a positive contribution to the site if their reports
of protests were posted to Northern Indymedia as well as IMC UK.
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