[Imc-uk-network] authoritarian fronts using Indymedia
mike-d at riseup.net
Tue Aug 11 07:24:54 PDT 2009
Recently, during the protests/uprising in Iran, a student communist
group from Manchester was posting quite informative articles about
the events in Iran with some reasonably good analysis. However they
were also promoting their own hierarchical communist student group.
Their website made it quite clear that their organisation structure
involved an executive.
Since this was clearly against the editorial guidelines it was
As was predicted, the moderation list was contacted by the writer
asking why it had been hidden. We politely explained the hierarchy
guideline, and asked them to edit the article without promoting
their own hierarchical organisation. They reposted their article
about a week later with the self-promotion removed.
Another example worth exploring would be the http://www.wsws.org
World Socialism website. Occasionally there would be a topical post
of one of their articles posted on Indymedia. These were generally
not hidden as they were very well researched and relevant articles,
and did not promote any particular communist group.
Hope this helps,
> Hey network,
> Do any of you have experience of dealing with authoritarian groups
> Inymedia to promote their fronts? If so please could you read this
> and make any comments there that might inform us.
> Thanks in advance,
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