[New-imc] new here
anna at mail.nadir.org
Tue Oct 26 11:44:34 PDT 2004
i've just now tried to join the list - but so far didn't get a response
(how does that work?). i have been sending emails occasionally anyway.
i have been active with indymedia one way or another for close to 4
years now, have co-started imc-germany, stopped working with them after
2,5 years, have co-started this very working group (new imc) and stopped
i think in summer of 01, after genova. i have been following things
from a distance ever since. actually i was not subscribed for 3 years
now and never found that to be a problem. i'm plunging into the latest
debate here... it's easy to see what's going on by reading the archives.
personally i find it a lot less straining to *not* get dozens of email
every day that i'm not particularly interested in. whenever i *do* want
to see what happens: there's the archives. of course people are different.
but i absolutely understand the wish to have a working group that
doesn't give you the feeling of sitting on a stage with 5 people, doing
things, in glaring light, while a hundred sit in the audience and watch
and judge what you do. without ever saying as much as 'i agree' or 'no,
i don't think it should be done that way'.
i refuse to work that way. i think people must have the choice in which
environment to work. i can absolutely share clara's frustration about
the feeling that some people are buried underneath the high expectations
of new aspiring imc's and the work that comes with this while so many
just sit and watch.
coming back to why i'm trying to subscribe (and you see and know that
it's even possible to participate since you can email the list when
you're not subscribed like i do now): i'm a native german speaker and
recently i was contacted about joining in to help german speaking new
imc's such as vienna or erfurt. i'd like to start getting involved more,
understand a bit better what the current process is about, and see what
i can do.
also, if you remember, i sent some emails a while ago about the fact
that the new-imc process was absolutely intransparent for newbies, and i
guess the big load of work here has since not helped much to improve
that. i did notice some activity here since the last irc meeting? i'd
like to try and help with that, too. (excellent job for lurkers, too -
nothing that will go on forever but something that actually needs the
outside view of those who aren't all that involved).
i'm also involved with imc-women, translations, administrate
imc-communication and am part of the newly founded imc-press group.
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