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Antiwar actions in Boston on Sunday? (english)
22 Mar 2003
Modified: 23 Mar 2003
Are there any antiwar actions in Boston tomorrow? I'd like to come out and protest.
Who can one contact? From what I've seen, Boston's IndyMedia is useless as a tool for organizing. What are the URL's of websites where events are posted? Is there someone I can email for protest info?
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someplace to start (english)
22 Mar 2003
Try...
http://bostonmobilization.org/calendar.html
http://nowarnoway.org/
Unfortunately not much for sunday but a 7PM vigil.
We have to do something. Small indy actions?
RE: someplace to start (english)
22 Mar 2003
Yes.

I agree that these large demonstrations are absolutely necessary and useful, but I think we need more smaller independent actions.
IndyForum (english)
23 Mar 2003

I would not call Boston's IMC "useless" for organizing, myself certainly included have often attempted to refer to resources and other independedent media sources, FSRN, DEMOCRACY NOW!, and include historical context and more that may be usefull for organizing broadly, and here's some related "things to do' for future actions
(http://lynx.dac.neu.edu/j/jzappia/informeddissent.html#d), but though it wouldn't be wishful to have Boston.IndyMedia/open-not-closed-list-forum/ I think it might be a bit of a stretch now for those who do contribute to IMC, keep the software relatively "glitch-free" other than that recurring "No story to 'YELL..", and handle all else that many of us even who value IMC greatly may underestimate how much it involves.

I do think once Boston IMC get to the point of someone having to ask "what's happen' though wonderful to see so much involvement does show that some other form of Radiate in Peace, hub (Boston) of organizing large and small.

The whole number thig still gets me especially when anyone comments on how thoughout the rest of the world so many are on the streets and at embassies, etc. but in relative terms of the United States population, even with all that has made it even to corporate media (San Fransico, etc.) why not even much more (and again taking it to the streets shows the state of democracy and Congres what about them?) what's the reason? One likely factor is the corporate blinders, narrow and distorted vision of reality, from Horse's-ass, I mean "Offical's Say" to 'Ad-network presentation and even those who are connected with various forms of independent media continued, or all too often refernce to "major media", "mass media", "broadcast media", miss the point that I hope is evident to some that as more and more (active) citizens utilize Internet to get their own sense of affairs not from the Web0-based version of the blinders but from IMC, FSRN, DN! BTL, etc., then will such not such Indy(mass)Media exists. I still struggle to think mainstream must always refer as it is currently does can't the prevaling attitudes and will be one of informed dissent by very large numbers of people?

It wil take effort; I heard a comment that someone thought even the cities of Iraq looked like deserts. (I wouldn't expect people to be taking casual walks or triving to live their life in a relatively safe and meaningful way under the circumstances.

sorry to 'rabble
See also:
http://lynx.dac.neu.edu/j/jzappia/informeddissent.html#d
see Links above too (and Donations, etc. (english)
23 Mar 2003

Also there's the few useful Links above that might be underutilized including http://www.boston.indymedia.org/links.php3 that does include much that ought to be referenced from time-to-time not just for current information but generally to see what they're focusing on or concerned about or maybe need, etc.

As has been pointed out for IMC to attempt to list all that is going on in terms if talks, theater, music, trainings, actions, etc. would be redundant (though I am less inclined to agree) and a definite challenge to gather. I do see a need for postings from many of the organizations, not to simply post an announcment because unless IMC had an ability to sort key words "ANNOUC' the postings would tend to be scattered and anyone looking still might not know what's happening "today". It might serve a connected one-to-many purpose to share much that I suspect is 'embedded' in mail lists but it's not for me to say or suggest.

As for the few links above that I think somehow get "missed" I still wonder if the left column could be reduced in terms of links by consolidating IMC sites into 'one link under' that would give more open space to maybe highlight what Boston's IMC colective thinks might facilate navagation and allow more self-answering of questions and lead to new questions...
also... UJP (english)
23 Mar 2003

Somehow i neglected...
http://justicewithpeace.org/