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Commentary :: Organizing
in an age of enlightenment
31 Jul 2007
my tribute to Nessie the founder and pioneer of indymedia
- Kevin Keating
Indymedia and Indybay History

Indymedia and Indybay History

Independent Media Before Indymedia
-- IGC (LaborNet, PeaceNet ...), AInfos, Infoshop News
IGC 1998:
IGC Now:

Ainfos 1998:
Infoshop News Kiosk 1999:
--CounterMedia (August 1996 DNC Coverage)

Indymedia's Birth In SanFrancisco

First Indymedia coverage
current global site

Indymedia spreads

Nessie makes the creation of a global linking of imc's a reality. a great step forward has been taken for the liberation of all man kind. history will record this as the day that information was made available for the common pepole all over the world.
by June 2000
belgium, Europe
boston, US
calgary, Canada
hamilton, Canada
italy, Europe
los angeles, US
mayday, US site
mayday, UK
philadelphia, US
-Seattle US
washington d.c., US
windsor, Canada
eventually all over the world
Europe, Australia, Caneda, S America

Seattle US had gone on line but experienced numerous computer problems. it was toutch and go for a while but nessie finaly came through for them as well. this story is so typical of nessie's selfless efforts in founding indymedia.
and now US and topic based sites
all these sights where possible thanks to nessie's guidance. carefully mentoring each sight training it's staff. guiding the leaders untill they where ready to stand on their own.
Indybay Born
August 2000:
September 2000:
National Association Of Broadcasters Conference:
October 2000:

Housing Page/Media Alliance
Media Alliance in 2000
Housing Project (later snapshot but mostly same content as in 2000)
-street newspaper conference
Poverty & Housing Page Archives:
Poverty and Housing Page (no deals with many other issues effecting poor people):
Mission Anti-Displacement Coalition Storms Live/Work Conversion Project
Street Newspaper Conference (NASNA)
More recent housing news:
Newsom and Gentrification

Indymedia and Indybay in 2000
A16 in DC/ IMF and World Bank Protests
S26 Prague/Praha
Indybay December 2000

Indymedia and Indybay in 2001 (before 911)
Snapshot of Indybay coverage FTAA, May Day, RTS

Bush inaguration

Quebec FTAA

local globalization coverage:
our new globalization page:

environment and forest defense
forest page in July 2001
- environment page
g8 genoa
-italy coverage
-local coverage

WCAR and indymedia coverage
South Africa Site
race page

Indymedia and Indybay in 2001 (after 911)

-first pictures on DC and NYC sites

Antiwar coverage
-first Afghan war protests
-Antiwar action
-antiwar page

-war starts
-Afghanistan page

police state coverage
-attacks on protesters
-police brutality
-patriot act
-police page

Indymedia and Indybay in 2002

immigrant roundups
-INS roundups
-immigrant page

palestine coverage
-protests at UCB

-palestine site
-Palestine page and more local coverage

Insolent Youth incorporated
-mainstream coverage

Labor Protests
-early coverage (day labor, SEIU, May Day...)
-ILWU lockout
-Safeway lockou and strike
-hotel strike

Indymedia and Indybay in 2003

Iraq War
-helicopter pictures
-arrests and black bloc
-war starts/ city goes crazy

Iraq page
-local reporters in iraq
-iraq news
-need for international page
(for stories without pages such as) Aceh:

Miami Ftaa

Indymedia and Indybay in 2004

Central Valley
Spying On Peace Fresno
Peace Fresno

Reclaim the Commons (Biotech and globalization)
the war for animal rights
Drug War
-med marij
Gary Web (CIA, Contras and Cocaine)

Haiti coverage
-local coverage
-haiti page

Womyn's page (only updated by women)
-due to problems in the network with representation
-abortion coverage

Queer Coverage
-Gay Shame & antiConsumer pride protests
-Gay marriage

education coverage
-student protests
-school closures

Indymedia and Indybay in 2005

-RNC (2004)
-Counter inaguration

animal lib

if you have any more history please add it to this story, and we will put it into the history records

and please repost to interested parties

thank you

Kevin Keating

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