People often ask what the so-called "anti-globalization" movement is actually for. The usual response is that we're for a lot of things, ranging from ecological sustainability to racial equality; but if there's one theme at the very center of the movement, which really sets it apart from social movements that have come before, it's its dedication to direct democracy.
This is NOT an IMC and it is a disgrace to Indymedia and its Principles of Unity. Currently there is a group that has formed organically of people from the old group and new members from all over the Bethlehem district. They wish to proceed with the IMC project but are trying to establish their policies concretely. It is the general feeling in the community that Bilal would like to start some kind of seperate political organisation. This is perfectly acceptable but in doing so he is using his administrative power to sabatoge the IMC Palestine.
The good news is that some unions DO care, and continue to maintain working relationships with environmental activists. This is an IMPORTANT to remember especially as things turn sour at the WSSD dog & pony show in South Africa