[IMC-NYC-Editorial] Fwd: Awaiting policy decision from editors
ana at indymedia.org
Wed Jul 14 06:37:00 PDT 2004
i told paul i would get back to him. can whoever hid this revisit the
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Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2004 19:20:06 -0700
From: PKJ <pkj at pkj.ca>
Reply-To: PKJ <pkj at pkj.ca>
Subject: Awaiting policy decision from editors
To: ana at indymedia.org
on July 9th I received this email from the Collective:
Your article entitled "Fahrenheit freezes out Israel." has been hidden from
the newswire by the mountain.
The hide code was: Policy Violation.
The following comments were noted regarding your article:
Anti-Semitic -- singles out Jews in the administration for special
The article is still available at the original URL, or on the hidden
Feel free to reply to this message if you have any questions regarding this
Thank you, The IMC Editorial Collective.
I don't know what to say about these comments. I re-read my original post
and I never used the word "Jews" in my essay. I certainly never "single(d)
out" the religious, ethnic background, or any other identifying feature,
of any person in the essay.
I referred to the State of Israel. I referred to the Government of Israel. I
referred to the Prime Minister of Israel, Ariel Sharon.
I referred to Richard Perle, Douglas Feith, David and Meyrav Wurmser as
individuals who are on the record as public figures who wrote in 1996 the
Institute for Advanced Strategic and Policy Studies document "A CLEAN BREAK:
NEW STRATEGIES FOR SECURING THE REALM" which is available on line at the
My essay is based on hard fact. If you wish I can provide a full
bibliography of the primary sources for my entire essay.
I appreciate the concern which the Collective has raised, however in this
time of increased political correctness it seems rather strange that an
Independent Media Centre would censor factual information, and use as
justification the incredibly tired rubric of "anti-semitism".
I need only to refer to the writings of Professor Norman Finkelstein to
corroborate my feelings on this contentious similacrum.
The issue of "blood libel" as so easily thrown out by the likes of Alan
Dershowitz is a convenient blind to any open and frank debate about the
unwarranted influence of certain individuals who may indeed be accused of
I thank the Collective for proving that the NY IMC does indeed scrutinize
the material submitted, and is rigorous in it's efforts to restrict, or
eliminate, racist, or hate literature from the web-site.
However, until it can be proved beyond any reasonable doubt that my essay is
indeed racist, or hate literature, I must appeal the decision made to
restrict my essay.
In conclusion, I stand by my essay as written, but I would consider any
editorial suggestions which would enable the essay to be reposted. This
might include explanatory addenda, or a complete bibliography of the primary
sources used to create my essay, or perhaps even a redacted version, so
popular these days within the Bush Administration.
I await your decision,
Paul Kincaid Jamieson
Vancouver, BC Canada
(604) 254 4377
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