[www-features] [Imc-cyprus] MODIFYING: US/Israel plan nuclear attack on Iran to control oil and defend the dollar
petros at cyprus-org.net
Tue Mar 21 15:36:39 PST 2006
> hi www-features
> In the last two days, nobody has made any concrete objections regarding
> the content to the updated version:
Thank you Boud,
For the hard work of generating the article with all the background
reading and access to further material via links; for your openess to
critique and your flexibilty to co-operation; and for keeping track of
the dialogue and its process in a democratic, respectful style.
The changed article you've placed on the link above is really good. I
hope that you do not feel that it was a compromise of your politics, or
that it diluted your message in any way. If you feel that way, I would
like to know it. In my eyes, the changes have made it stronger and give
it a wider appeal and (for reasons that have nothing to do with you, but
with the way our brainwashed populations and our stuggling activists
function), more credibility.
I especially like the fact that it's been untied from a specific
timeframe, so there's hardly any parts of it invested now in
predictioneering. This makes the article relevant this month, next
month, and the month after that and that, and so on. (In the
hellenic/greek language, we have a word for this quality of "being
relevant throughout time", we describe it with the word "diachronic".)
This way, anti-war activists can refer to the article both now and in
the future to carry out our war- prevention/ Peace- building work easier.
Also thanks for loosening the concepts of possible motives for the
military strike against Iran, in the article. Again, it makes it easier
for activists of many orientations, activists within a broader spectrum
of analysis and interests, to relate to the article.
It does not matter to me if I disagree with some of the analysis of the
article (I could happily spend days debating/ exploring/ investigating
parts of it, if friends and comrades were into it); the article is rich
in information, and it offers a cross-section of Reality as is,
horrible, scary and humongous; it is a Reality-Check with an impact of
megatons, without being alarmist or exploitative of fear.
Also it does not matter to me if I would have written it differently.
You wrote it, it's fair that it should bear the mark of your approach.
Plus, you have been very fair to include the mark of other contributors,
co-editors, co-writers. What else could we ask?
So, all the reasons above make me want to reconfirm that there was never
enough reason to hide that article. Plus, the way you have approached
the writing, editing, and publishing of it has been open and democratic
to a degree that should make most indymedia editorial groups want to
emulate that process.
Especially now, in its new form, the article should remain right there
in the central column.
Perhaps after the article gets the proposed changes on our major
IndyMedia site, we might want to send letters to various groups within
and around imc who are concerned about this part of Reality (threats
against Iran), and announce to them that the article has a "new,
improved" shape and content, include the link to it, and ask them to use
it for anti-war work, or as they see fit.
I know that in the Global Protests this last weekend all over the world,
many people in the streets and speakers at the rallies voiced great
concerns about the possibility of "conventional" military and/or nuclear
strikes against Iran. A lot of people care. This article can help.
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