Friday, September 01, 2006
Indymedia Wants YOU
A subsequent discussion will make the successful applicant feel welcome...
I do not like UC-IMC becuase the UC-IMC is a total rip-off. Thousands of IMCistas volunteer their time and blood, yet UC-IMC wants to profit off the ((i)) NETWORK.I hear Dan Rather is looking for a job.
Establishing paid positions whose purposes revolve around centralizing other people's wealth kind of goes against the spirit of indymedia in general, in my opinion. There are IMCs all over the globe, many in countries much more poverty-striken than the US, who manage to make do without the benefit of grant writers and fundraising coordinators. The idea that these positions are essential in order to provide a community media resource to me is an insult to the concept of community just as the idea of a "membership coordinator" to me is an insult to individual autonomy
I am appalled and dismayed that you would be betraying the indymedia cause in this shortsighted and offensive manner. No imcistas outside of UC have ever demanded to be payed for the very important work that we all do. It undermines the efforts that we are all making to transcend the flawed corporate model. It also privileges the work of some imcistas (those who get paid) over the vast majority of others (those who do not).
Leftists are as hilariously stupid as the day is long, and the one quoted hasn't a clue as to where the global indymedia gets it's funding, which is funneled from the likes of Soros, Red China, North Korea, Cuba, the U.N., the Arab world, etc. Name a terrorist or Communist (or any) organization where humanity is trampled and you'll find a leftist, and the source of the IMC's money.
And they dare mewl of purity....
When the UK organising group held their occasional meetings it was made clear to us funding was not a subject to be discussed.
Okay, David Gehrig, since you're obviously on the defensive, just where do you get your funding?
I'm unsure how much money an IMC would actually need and certainly question whether any amount spent would represent 'value' considering the type of material I have come across.