[New-imc] relations between new-imc and the imc-palestine new candidate grouping, and my personal role in it
petros at cyprus-org.net
Fri Jul 14 20:33:46 PDT 2006
I have been stunned with the level and quality of bile I see unfolding
in the last few hours in the context of our efforts to support the
rejuvenation of imc-palestine.
I have become very upset with the personal attacks that seem to be
catalyzed and orchestrated by Jenka's careful and guiding presence.
If you are not familiar with recent publications on the subject, please
[IMC-Palestine] [New-imc] palestine imc / update from Jenka
I feel a shame and a sense of injustice and anger so deep I can not
describe to you.
I know that I am dangerous to myself and to others if I respond in the
state I am right now. I will not respond for a few days.
I would like you to know that I'm nearly fifty years old - I've been
able to survive all these decades in the Movement because I spent the
first decade of my life active in politics while growing up and learning
all about reality while doing resistance movement work in the Middle
East. I know exactly what it means when, in a situation where a lack of
trust and bad reputation can get a person killed, there's someone
carefully sowing exactly that kind of mistrust.
I'm going to protect myself, indymedia, my collective and my loved ones
by navigating this new situation very carefully. The first few days of
this I am not going to do or say anything about it. I'm hoping others -
you, perhaps - will.
But I also would like you to know that I'm going to be taking some very
unusual measures at this point.
If my comrades and I find out that this recent sowing of mistrust and
divisiveness are deliberate actions (instead of just an irresponsible
fool's blather), neither the Middle East nor North America are going to
be big enough for the perpetrators to hide in. I guarantee you that, and
I hardly ever in my life speak this way.
Before I say another word on this subject, I would really appreciate if
some of you contact me, either in public, on the new-imc list, or in
I would like you to know that I am not going to be doing anything rash,
but what is happening right now has just opened a battle within
indymedia that might rip open a whole lot more than anyone might imagine.
I'd appreciate some real feedback.
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