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Rachel Corrie story not "fit to print" by Boston Indy ?? (english)
22 Mar 2003
Modified: 23 Mar 2003
We've heard troubling reports that Boston indy's editors have censored coverage of Rachel Corrie's murder at the hands of the IDF.
Aparantly certain persons at Boston Indy don't want you to know about Rachel Corrie, the American peace activist who was deliberatly run over by an Israeli army bulldozer last sunday. Please see Seattle or Israel Indymedia for article.


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More info needed, else empty charges (english)
22 Mar 2003
Hey... why not post more info about what actually happened.

Do you mean they didn't want to run it in the center column?
If so, then I might agree -- it's not Boston-local news, which is the function of having local IndyMedias. Of course we've heard about Corrie and mourn her death, and think it's horrible.

Do you mean it won't post in the self-publish newswire?
If so then how did you post this comment?

Don't fling these empty allegations without some evidence or explaining them better. It's disrespectful of the hardworking IMC people. I am not an IMC worker but I respect what they do and the time they put in, without corporate salaries.
Sad, but not surprising (english)
22 Mar 2003
Sad (though not surprising) to see that our own ranks are infiltrated by racists.

Why is it that racism against Palestinians is accepted as just another point of view, reflecting our diversity, while racism against any other group is not tolerated?

As the radical African American poet said, Arab life is worth even less than African American life in the racist mind of America.
See also:
Again, what are you accusing? (english)
22 Mar 2003
Again, what are you railing against... can you explain your allegations? What happened? Don't hurl empty charges of abstractions. You're just being stupid and will be ignored.
BostonIndy Media has been taken over. (english)
22 Mar 2003
Boston IndyMedia has been taken over by Zionists. Boston IndyMedia is harming the antiwar movement and betraying Bostonians. Bostonians should rise up and throw out these agents of Israel. If we can't do this, then we need to create another IndyMedia site for Boston. I suggest "Cambridge IndyMedia."
Idiots. (english)
22 Mar 2003
Explain yourself already. What the fuck are you talkin about? Specifics please, else go find some other hole to inhabit.
Lame excuse for no center column for Rachel (english)
22 Mar 2003
So, as I understand you, the Rachel Corrie story was marginalized; not suitable for the center column because it wasnít local. The narrow provincialism of this line of thinking serves only the forces of reaction. Many regional IMC's didnít seem to have this problem and immediately gave the story center column posting. As a serious effort to portray Rachel's death as "an accident" and to discredit her work as "reckless" and "irresponsible" is currently underway, itís disturbing to see Boston's IMC aiding this effort.
what in God's name are you talking about? (english)
22 Mar 2003
Hello. I'm a member of the Boston IMC collective and I'm afraid I'm at a loss as to why you think we're censoring the story of Rachel Corrie's death. No, we have not run a center column feature on it, but that's because one of our policies for deciding what goes in the center column is that it have some connection to Boston. There's an article on her murder in the Global IMC features column I believe, which is where the story should be highlighted. I would hope that people visit the Global IMC site as well as the Boston one on a regular basis. If someone had done a story on the vigil for her in Harvard Suare the other night (which I could not attend) that also substansively dealt with the issues, we would have probably featured it in the center column though. If you tried clicking on an article in the newswire that said "no story to tell yet" that's not us censoring--that's a glitch in the programming. If you call it to our attention, we can fix it. If you don't like our policy for what goes in the center column, sorry, but it's one we've hashed out in meetings and e-mail lists over the years. It can, of course, change, but not without good reason.
IndyDiversion maybe? (english)
22 Mar 2003
Provocation (english)
23 Mar 2003
There is clearly provocation going on here. We can learn from this, make the movement stronger.

This person ("aipac lobby" as zer most recent name) took my questions and turned them into statements ("So, as I understand you, the Rachel Corrie story was marginalized; not suitable for the center column because it wasnít local") ...

Well let me state, first, I AM NOT WITH THE BOSTON IMC. Although I love the Boston IMC and I appreciate the work they all do, I am not part of their collective at this time. I am an avid reader posing a question.

Secondly, I POSTED A QUESTION, NOT A STATEMENT... ("Do you mean they didn't want to run it in the center column? If so, then I might agree [with Boston IMC for this decision] -- it's not Boston-local news, which is the function of having local IndyMedias.")

So, I bring this up not because I care about this provoker, but because all the rest of us can learn how a provoker tries to cause divisions and infighting among movements. This was done systematically against 60s movements -- read about conflicts between BLA (was it?) and Black Panthers in LA... read all about COINTELPRO if you haven't already. Don't fall victim to empty accusations, ask for specifics, and verify them with the alleged offender, because they may be fabricated...