[Imc-oxford] Public Meeting

Mr. Demeanour mrdemeanour at jackpot.uk.net
Sat Jul 10 22:35:27 PDT 2010


I've drafted an agenda, and pulled together some notes, as I said I
would; but I've been asked not to post the draft agenda I wrote, because
it contains references to some slightly technical matters; and because
"it suggests a bit of potential conflict". Actually I don't think my
draft agenda does contain anything like that; so it must be the notes
that are the subject of the objection. I tried quite hard not to make
the notes scary, and I don't actually think they are scary; but I guess
in the light of the objection, I clearly should have tried harder.

So I'm hearing that my fellow volunteers prefer that I don't publish
either a substantial draft agenda, or these briefing notes.

I don't really know how to proceed. If I try to raise the issues that
concern me at the Public Meeting without providing a chance for people
to check the facts and form their own view in advance, I'm afraid I'm
going to sound like a conspiraloon. I feel very uncomfortable about that
prospect; nobody needs another Indymedia conspiraloon.

I perfectly understand the custom of setting the final agenda at the
meeting itself, and I support that practice. It is not my intention to
try to control the agenda. But I feel that posting a completely anodyne
draft agenda (History of Indymedia, Where do we want OxIMC to go) would
do a disservice to the meeting; in fact I think it would be disingenuous.

Meanwhile I've also been asked to move discussion of the plans for the
meeting to this public venue (the list), rather than on the private
cc-list where it started.

So here I am; I seek the list's guidance.


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