[Imc-oxford] [imc-oxford-features] Oxford public statement
penguin at riseup.net
Tue May 10 07:43:03 PDT 2011
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To Clarify Owen - did you think we should sent it to BTM and MD first to
allow them to pick links (I just picked the first ones I found)? Or just
post it (and am I right in thinking this is a feature, not newswire?)
Here's the statement in current form ...
Title - Oxford's position on disagreements within Indymedia in the UK
You may be aware that there have been disagreements within the UK
Indymedia movement for some time. These came to a head on 1 May 2011. As
a result, there are now two national projects - Mayday [link] and Be The
Media [link], and conflict between the two groups continues. We don't
intend to go into the details here, but you can read about them here (in
an attempt to be balanced, we have linked to versions of events from
Big changes are coming to Indymedia UK [Part of Be The Media]
The Attempt to Shutdown UK Indymedia [Part of Mayday]
Firstly, we would like to state that we have looked into this issue in
lot of detail and we do take seriously the ongoing dispute and what has
happened, and we deeply regret the amount of disagreement that has
arisen within the UK Indymedia Network.
We intend to become a fully autonomous local Indymedia Centre (IMC) and
to achieve this intend to go through the 'new global IMC process' as
soon as possible. We also intend to adopt a new software system for the
management of our site. Until we are able to achieve these aims, Oxford
Indymedia will be hosted on the new server managed by members of the
Mayday collective. We will continue to administrate and moderate our
site using the logins that we have for the Mir system on this server.
We support both the Be The Media and Mayday projects and would like to
see both of them succeed and to work with them in the future.
We invite anybody wishing to get involved in the work of Oxford
Indymedia, to come to one of our monthly meetings or get in touch with
us via our mailing list.
On 10/05/11 15:36, owen at riseup.net wrote:
> [I would normally send something like this to the imc-oxford list, but as
> it originated on the features list I'll send to both]
> G said:
>> I think the statement is good, but on reflection it needs to provide
>> more context
>> Here's my suggestion for an opening para
>> How about a deadline of Tues 10 to be finalised?
>> Title - Oxford's position on disagreements within Indymedia in the UK
>> You may be aware that there have been disagreements
>> within the UK Indymedia movement for some time.
>> These came to a head on 1 May 2011. As a result, there
>> are now two groups - Mayday [link] and
>> Be The Media [link], and conflict between the two
>> groups continues.
> [statement continues..]
> Definitely think the extra para of context improves it.
> One change: would prefer to say "there are now two national projects"
> instead of "there are now two groups" so as to avoid the idea that there
> are only two (polarised) sides. But that's just a minor change.
> As it seems like only a minor change in wording, I'd suggest the deadline
> for objections might not need to be extended much? Maybe 10pm tonight?
> Owen the magic bean farmer
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> imc-oxford-features at lists.indymedia.org
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