Friday, December 15, 2006
UK Indymedia - Not just Antisemites!
UK is inconsistent in its hiding policy and there is an excellent example on the site right now.UK Indymedia a disgrace? No!
http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2006/12/358319.html?c=all [ I have appended the ?c=all suffix so you can see any comments which are ultimately hidden (but not those that have been deleted) -ed ]
This post concerns a protest about some Cuban intelligence officers who were arrested in the US for spying. The report is full of innacuracies and anti American bias but that doesn't stop it being left on the site. Compare this with the posts that featured reports and photos about protests AGAINST the Cuban government, these were all quickly removed or hidden. A detailed report earlier this year concerning political prisoners in Cuba (held for nothing more than seeking democracy in their own country) was removed on the three occasions it was posted.
I think we can take it as read that the majority of Indymedia moderators hold a view that is Left of centre (I certainly do) but to show this level of support for a regime that has denied democratic elections to its people for over 50 years and has imprisioned people for no more than their views and calls for reform is a disgrace.
These are the people Indymedia should be supporting and reporting on.
He's an even bigger liar than the watcher, who still continues to lie about the origins of the Glasgow comments.
You 2 deserve each other
Course they are
He of course claims to be part of something bigger - but no-one has yet posted those urls on this site - have they?
And interestingly enough - the monitoring team and indymedia GB are no longer promoted on IMC UK.
He, more than anyone is destroying whatever credibility IMW thought it had - and hurrah for that.