[Imc-uk-features] proposal for new 'climate change' topic
maqui at syndicate.org.uk
Tue Oct 17 12:33:57 PDT 2006
On Tuesday, October 17, 2006, at 12:27 pm, Chris wrote:
> On Mon 16-Oct-2006 at 01:46:49PM +0100, WietsE wrote:
>> I'd like to propose to either create a new topic page or change the
>> Climate Camp 2006 page into a: 'climate change' topic page.
>> I believe climate change is a far wider issue than just an ecological
>> and I believe in the future this issue will generate a fair amount of
>> articles. I am happy to tick boxes to fill up the page once it's
>> What do people think?
> Good idea, best create a new topic though and not an
> action topic.
Hmmm.. I hope i haven't seen this too late. I actually disagree with
removing the Climate Camp action page (i rather call it major report
myself :-) and transform it into a 'climate change' topic page. I think
'topics' and 'action' pages serve different purposes.
In my opinion an action page is like document specific to an action. It
is an in-depth report of that event often featuring much more than the
'usual' feature (timelines, and so on) In this sense they provide a
very good archive resource to go back to, and see what happened in that
specific 'major' mobilisation. I love the fact that IMC-UK has got this
large archive of 'major reports', which in fact, is a feature that not
many other imc's have in the depth and length that we have. I like to
be able to click on an easily found link and go back to Prague 2000,
Genova 200, Barcelona 2002, Evian 2003, and so on. It is one of the
best resources available out there about the history of mass
mobilisations since Seattle (let's say)
I think that the Climate Camp action page it is not different to the
ones i mention above (for example), and to bury it under a mass of
stuff in a 'climate camp' topic would make it too difficult to find in,
lets say, one years time.
So i propose to have both. To have the Climate Camp action page as it
is, archived in the 'Major Reports' section of the site, a major report
specific to that mobilisation, and then still create a 'Climate Change
topic' coz it makes sense, and as ekes an chris say, this issue will
definitely create a vast amount of information.
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