[Imc-uk-features] Feature title: 'Stop Ethnic Cleansing In East Anglia' to be corrected
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Mon Aug 23 04:47:50 PDT 2004
I was going to revert the title of front page feature to original at request of contributor.
But for now I will remove geographical reference from it all together.
Admin seems ultra slow so if anyone else in when up to speed could you do this.
<yossarian at burngreave.net> replied:
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Date: Sat, 21 Aug 2004 18:51:48 +0100
From: yossarian at burngreave.net
To: evol at c6.org
Cc: ana <anap at riseup.net>, imc-uk-features at lists.indymedia.org
Subject: Re: Cambridge Colonialists
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Evol, I changed the title of the feature to "East Anglia" because I thought it
would be good to highlight the fact that the racist right is on the rise all
across the region...someone from Cambridge IMC (not me) had already added a
note about the recent fascist / anti-fascist activity in Cambridge to the
bottom of the feature so that people would get a sense that fascist groups are
becoming more active. IMC features are collaborative and it is very common to
make changes to them after they are published.
Part of the problem may be that I am not from the UK and my knowledge of English
geography is a little hazy: is Essex not in East Anglia? Sorry if I've
offended you in any way. I could change the title back, but that would
probably mean taking out the Cambridge sentence at the bottom because we're not
in Essex. Let me know if you would like me to do this.
As far as the "colonialism" part, Cambridge IMC has been approached by people in
Colchester and Norwich who have asked us if we would consider changing our name
to "IMC East Anglia" and including people from those cities - pooling
resources. We don't have a "colonialist" agenda...we are considering this idea
because we were asked to. Still not sure what will happen as far as that goes.
I actually don't know who talked to who or much of what it's all about, this
is just stuff that I've heard through the grapevine. I was just trying to make
you aware that there may be interest from people who want to do independent
media work closer to where you are.
Lastly, if travellers want to set up a nomadic IMC that would be great and we
will do what we can to help out with this.
Quoting "evol at c6.org" <evol at c6.org>:
> many thanx 4 your help so far but i am pretty freaked out by some of the
> colonialist tendancies being shown by 'east anglia' or wherevers IMCers
> first i get this email about "expanding our IMC" and then i find the title
> of the Essex piece has been changed the reference of Essex to East
> Anglia..!!!! Paynes Lane itself is on the border, pretty much, between
> Hertfordshire and Essex : we use the name Essex because the council of
> Epping Forest is in Essex. East Anglia is just being used to serve IMC
> agenda and NOT the interests of clarity and information for those that
> need to use it (not produce it). an expansionist view by cambridge just
> centralises local power in exactly those areas where capitalist power is
> based and not an autonomous grass roots and open power base that IMCs
> claim to support.
> can u please curb your colonialist instincts? by your own admission u
> donot have contacts in this area so why don't u just concentrate on your
> own work and let people organise themselves? offer to help travellers set
> up an independent nomadic IMC for example
> yours in struggle
> Subject: Re: [Imc-uk-features] Rally against Ethnic Cleansing in Essex]
> From: "yossarian" <yossarian at aktivix.org>
> Date: Thu, August 19, 2004 1:51 pm
> To: evol at c6.org
> Please keep us Cambridge people informed about what's going on, there is
> currently talk of expanding our Independent Media Centre to include all
> of East Anglia so we are very interested in what is going on. Also, the
> racism of the mainstream press here is incredible; we would be
> interested in doing interviews with local travellers or spokespeople
> about what is happening locally, do you have any contacts?
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