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I'm glad Indymedia UK is still here!

A. User | 11.05.2011 20:56 | Indymedia | Repression | Social Struggles | World

I'm sure this constitutes "non-news" but it does also constitute a collective sense of relief at still having an open publishing platform to express whatever's on your mind....

Having read through 200 pages of conspiralunacy about 2 far off factions making "consensus decisions" and implementing them without the users' consent I have now discovered there's a "global authority" which has absolute power and may turn the site off anyway!

It seems that people whom we will never communicate with in far off places called "IMCs" are deciding the fate of this site, and in theory it could be turned off at somepoint after an act of "direct action" had apparently "saved" it. This posting represents another act of "direct action", this time by hijacking a little space on the newswire for the users' opinions!

IF you're also glad that the IM UK site is not an archive with a splash page on top then please post your support for that fact in a comment. The one thing we can be sure about is that the "global authority" and all that it means will be scouring this site so let's give them OUR opinion.

My message to the "global authority" is it doesn't make sense to close this site down when so many people who use it want it to stay as it is and where it is....what's yours?

A. User


Display the following 48 comments

  1. . — a
  2. I'm glad UK IMC is still here too — @
  3. IP address filtering is OK — Piggy
  4. RE IP filtering — James Kirkcaldy
  5. Anti Abuse Measures are currently OFF! — zkt
  6. RE zkt — James Kirkcaldy
  7. On Topic — zkt
  8. Aye — James Kirkcaldy
  9. Me too — Blackflag
  10. Agreed — Panda
  11. RE to Blackflag — James Kirkcaldy
  12. Global authority — Another dot org
  13. long live UK IMC — A. user 2
  14. What Indymedia Euskal Herria has to say — The messenger
  15. Whys this happening? — IM SUPPORTER
  16. Accountability and respect — Stroppyoldgit
  17. Trouble up north — Bradford @
  18. @Txopi — tired
  19. talk of a 'global authority' is a bit strong — anti-authoritarian
  20. RE Bradford @ — James Kirkcaldy
  21. If people are concerned... — James Kirkcaldy
  22. What to do — WPC 404
  23. global and local imcs are endangered by dogmatism! — anarchobabe
  24. anarchobabe — @
  25. alarmist bollocks — anon
  26. Timeline — Sad to watch
  27. keep up the good work — Nicola
  28. @ Sad to watch — A. user 2
  29. False Narrative — (non)Porkie Pies
  30. Northern indymedia — Northen activist
  31. IMC Athens added to the list of IMCs condemning Mayday — Messenger
  32. RE Northern Activist — James Kirkcaldy
  33. Cops and indymedia — West Yorks activist
  34. fail — max mosely
  35. Accusations based on fear, uncertainty and distrust — btm
  36. freedom of speech and expression — freedom of speech
  37. Think I get it now... — WPC 404
  38. odd comment — dave the rave
  39. haha — anarchist
  40. So what are comments for: — WPC 404
  41. human rights — the right to freedom of speech must be protected
  42. Freedom of speech? — btm
  43. @ Sad to Watch — Stroppyoldgit
  44. the future looks bleak — fear and doubt
  45. BeTheMedia — observer
  46. Re: why are they still trying to shut down indymedia? — guardian
  47. t — sign of the times
  48. Cheap goods — rrwptyey