[imc-scotland-discussion] Feature Submission
thelandisours at riseup.net
Sun Feb 17 15:45:03 PST 2008
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I wanted to respond to your points.
> a) on 15th of march, nearly a month away
fair enough, but people might want to know a little about it now in
advance, and there are some points made in the article
> b) an announcement rather than news
i felt that my article included factual information about the
demonstration, as well as some information about the STWC's points of
view, and why they still feel like doing marches. I felt it raises some
issues. It even had parts of an interview conduced via email with one of
> c) a StW event, which in the past has proven to be rather disempowering
> for activists who attended, and even StW stewarts working against
> autonomous direct action and co-operating with police
Many people including myself will be going to engage with people on the
march, since the are not all SWP cadre etc. And i will be there giving
away the new indymedia newsheet.
There will also be an autonomous bloc on the march, and so anarchists
and non-affiliated socialists might be interested in the details.
I am not very well informed about the STWC stopping direct action, and
cooperating with the police: perhaps you could tell me?
> d) in the past, numbers of participants haven't really been rising if an
> announcement was made a feature in the middle column.
In fact i mention in the article that numbers at such demonstrations
have been very low, and that many people question its effectiveness.
> Usually I would dissent on it, but I would rather prefer the method of
> persuation rather than stopping any enthusiasm.
It may have been better if you had dissented! someone has now voted for
it, and now it is a feature, before we had a chance to discuss it.
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