[imc-uk-moderation] Concern about some of Keith Parkins' posts to the newswire
phunkee at aktivix.org
Tue Feb 3 01:43:05 PST 2009
Both the publicly available email addresses that I have for Keith
Parkins have bounced back the original email I sent to this list voicing
concern about the anti-Semitic and discriminatory content of some of his
posts to our newswire.
So for the time being it doesn't look like we can discuss his posts with
In attempt to move this on, I think Mike D's suggestion is worth turning
into a proposal:
"It cannot really be denied that the articles listed are incredibly
anti-semitic and Islamophobic. I for one am not happy with him
associating himself with Indymedia as an "Indymedia contributor" as
most of these articles have been hidden. To a person not au fait
with the open publishing of Indymedia it makes it look as if his
articles are endorsed by Indymedia. The only people who benefit from
this are zionists and fascists.
I think at the least we should ask Keith to remove this association
from his website, and also have discussion about what action to take
if someone abuses Indymedia editorial guidelines consistently."
So I'd like to propose we ask Keith Parkins to remove any reference to
Indymedia on his website, although we can't realistically do this if
emails bounce back from his accounts. So where do this leave us?
I've also recently noticed that Parkins has contributed to other IMC's
such as Ireland and London. I'm not sure if he posted the same
discriminatory posts to these IMC's though.
Does anyone else have any opinions or proposals on this yet?
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