[Imc-unity] Getting back to task
Tue, 23 Apr 2002 12:34:16 -0700
What I remember about this was basically what you said - that people were
uncertain about dictating "membership" with regard to decision-making
processes. We don't work this way in LA, but we've also never had a problem
with someone coming in and trying to dictate policy. It seems to me if
locals are using concensus appropriately and consistently that this is kind
of a moot point.
Sheri (I think she's out of town), what do new IMC's think about this one?
I would actually lobby to remove it altogether as I think it could cause
real control issues in locals (i.e. who determines how much work is enough
work?). But I'm open to other views.
7. [All IMC's recognize that a prerequisite for participation in the
decision making process of each local group is the contribution of an
individual's labor to the group.]
This entire one was bracketed, I think the implication here was to say that
someone should be a working and contributing memeber of the local IMC in
order to participate in the decision making process (meaning someone
shouldn't walk in off the street participate in a meeting and "vote" or
whatever), but then this kinda steps into the area of "membership" -
something which Indymedia should not be dictating to IMC's. (or was it to
mean that each person's work was equally important or something like that?)
That's at least my recollection of this. Cayce do you recall any of this
from San Francisco? It's been a year already! Dag!
I don't have any immediate thoughts on this one. Need to think on it.
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> Horizontal seems a little vague to me. It's not a term I use or hear
> often. I think more people than not are committed to a consensus based
> process and "principle of consensus-based decision making" leaves enough
> wiggle room for those who are attempting to create their own inclusive,
> transparent form of decision making.
> I think we should move on and leave it as is.
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