[Imc-uk-process] Editorial Guidelines

Lee Salter lee.salter at uwe.ac.uk
Thu Apr 7 04:50:16 PDT 2005

Not that I want to be aloof, but might I suggest we read Herbert 
Marcuse's excellent essay on Repressive Tolerance 
(http://www.marcuse.org/herbert/pubs/65repressivetolerance.htm)? It is a 
very good engagement with the idea of tolerance in a repressive society, 
suggesting that "we" should tolerate only progressive movements and not 
regressive movements, which is pretty much what the IMC stands for. I 
know there are plenty of problems (who defines regressive? etc.), but 
the fact of the matter is that the IMC, for all its claims to openness, 
(rightly) refuses to provide a platform for the right. We need a firm 
basis for this position.

K, following the discussion on the imc-uk-features list

>[1] I propose we add 'homophobia' to the editorial
>guidelines [2] so that they read:
>- Discrimination : posts using language, imagery, or other
>  forms of communication promoting racism, fascism,
>  xenophobia, sexism, homophobia or any other form of
>  discrimination.
>And I suggest a deadline of a week today -- 13th April.
>[1] http://lists.indymedia.org/pipermail/imc-uk-features/2005-April/thread.html
>[2] http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/static/editorial.html

Lee Salter,
Lecturer in Journalism and Media Studies
School of Cultural Studies
University of the West of England
Coldharbour Lane 
BS16 1QY
United Kingdom
Email: Lee.Salter at uwe.ac.uk

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