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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



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Independent Media Before Indymedia
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-- IGC (LaborNet, PeaceNet ...), AInfos, Infoshop News
IGC 1998: http://web.archive.org/web/19990209035731/http://www.igc.org/igc/services/pwn.html
IGC Now:

Ainfos 1998: http://web.archive.org/web/19980503023637/http://www.ainfos.ca/A-Infos/
Infoshop News Kiosk 1999: http://web.archive.org/web/19990429163206/http://www.infoshop.org/news.html
--CounterMedia (August 1996 DNC Coverage)
http://www.cpsr.cs.uchicago.edu/countermedia/

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Indymedia's Birth In SanFrancisco http://sf.indymedia.org/
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First Indymedia coverage
http://www.indybay.org/news/2004/12/1710027.php
current global site
http://www.indymedia.org/

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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.
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DC
http://web.archive.org/web/20000706230331/dc2.indymedia.org/
by June 2000 http://web.archive.org/web/20000621122119/http://www.indymedia.org/
belgium, Europe
boston, US
calgary, Canada
hamilton, Canada
italy, Europe
los angeles, US
mayday, US site
mayday, UK
philadelphia, US
-Seattle US
http://www.infoshop.org/octo/wto-pix.html
washington d.c., US
windsor, Canada
and
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.

http://portland.indymedia.org/ http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ConcentrationCampCanada
Istanbul
http://istanbul.indymedia.org/
Cyprus
http://cyprus-imc-ellinika.nysindy.org/
Argentina
http://argentina.indymedia.org/
Nigeria
nigeria.indymedia.org
Chiapas
http://chiapas.mediosindependientes.org/
Basque
http://euskalherria.indymedia.org/
and now US and topic based sites
http://us.indymedia.org/
http://biotech.indymedia.org/
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.
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Indybay Born
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August 2000:
http://web.archive.org/web/20000815064912/http://www.indybay.org/
September 2000:
National Association Of Broadcasters Conference:
http://web.archive.org/web/20010217120840/http://www.indybay.org/nab2k_highlights.php3
October 2000:
http://web.archive.org/web/20001019020757/http://www.indybay.org/

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Housing Page/Media Alliance
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Media Alliance in 2000
http://web.archive.org/web/20010201155400/http://www.media-alliance.org/
Housing Project (later snapshot but mostly same content as in 2000)
http://web.archive.org/web/20030818184752/http://www.media-alliance.org/housing/
-street newspaper conference
Poverty & Housing Page Archives:
http://www.indybay.org/archives/archive_display_by_date.php?category_id= http://y5f6ru5.ra2a.k69.koshechka.net/damhobos/index.html
Poverty and Housing Page (no deals with many other issues effecting poor people):
http://www.indybay.org/poverty/
Mission Anti-Displacement Coalition Storms Live/Work Conversion Project
http://www.indybay.org/archives/archive_week_redirect.php?category_id=16
Street Newspaper Conference (NASNA)
http://www.indybay.org/archives/archive_by_id.php?id=367&category_id=16
More recent housing news:
Newsom and Gentrification
http://www.indybay.org/archives/archive_by_id.php?id=1020&category_id=16

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Indymedia and Indybay in 2000
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A16 in DC/ IMF and World Bank Protests
http://web.archive.org/web/20000819151132/http://www.dc.indymedia.org/
S26 Prague/Praha
http://web.archive.org/web/20001018063633/prague.indymedia.org/
Indybay December 2000
http://web.archive.org/web/20001205121700/http://www.indybay.org/


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Indymedia and Indybay in 2001 (before 911)
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Snapshot of Indybay coverage FTAA, May Day, RTS
http://web.archive.org/web/20010330185322/http://www.indybay.org/

Bush inaguration

Quebec FTAA

local globalization coverage:
http://www.indybay.org/archives/archive_display_by_date.php?category_id=
our new globalization page:
http://www.indybay.org/globalization/

environment and forest defense
forest page in July 2001
http://web.archive.org/web/20010702115319/indybay.org/features/forest/
- environment page
http://www.indybay.org/environment/ http://groups.yahoo.com/group/roughplushielove/ http://www.wynnsom.com
g8 genoa
-italy coverage
-local coverage

WCAR and indymedia coverage
http://www.indybay.org/archives/archive_by_id.php?id=1584&category_id=15
South Africa Site
http://southafrica.indymedia.org/
race page
http://www.indybay.org/race/ http://sf.indymedia.org/news/2004/07/1698640_comment.php#1698643

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Indymedia and Indybay in 2001 (after 911)
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9/11

-first pictures on DC and NYC sites
http://web.archive.org/web/20010918123208/http://www.dc.indymedia.org/
http://web.archive.org/web/20010916223430/http://nyc.indymedia.org/
http://nyc.indymedia.org/media/all/browse/index.php?limit_start=12648
http://nyc.indymedia.org/media/all/display/1420/index.php?limit_start=12
http://nyc.indymedia.org/media/all/display/1439/index.php?limit_start=12


Antiwar coverage
-first Afghan war protests
-Antiwar action
-antiwar page
http://www.indybay.org/antiwar/

Afghanistan
-war starts
-Afghanistan page
http://www.indybay.org/archives/archive_display_by_date.php?category_id=

police state coverage
-attacks on protesters
-police brutality
-patriot act
-police page
http://www.indybay.org/police/




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Indymedia and Indybay in 2002
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immigrant roundups
-INS roundups
http://www.indybay.org/archives/archive_display_by_date.php?category_id=
-immigrant page
http://www.indybay.org/immigrant/

palestine coverage
-protests at UCB
http://www.indybay.org/archives/archive_display_by_date.php?category_id=


-QUIT
http://www.indybay.org/archives/archive_by_id.php?id=1636&category_id=29 http://www.indybay.org/comment.php?top_id=1699643
-palestine site
http://jerusalem.indymedia.org/
-Palestine page and more local coverage
http://www.indybay.org/international/palestine/


Insolent Youth incorporated
-post
http://www.indybay.org/news/2002/11/1545326.php
-mainstream coverage

Labor Protests
-early coverage (day labor, SEIU, May Day...)
http://www.indybay.org/archives/archive_display_by_date.php?category_id=
-ILWU lockout
http://www.indybay.org/archives/archive_by_id.php?id=993&category_id=19
-Safeway lockou and strike
http://www.indybay.org/archives/archive_by_id.php?id=1681&category_id=19
-hotel strike
http://www.indybay.org/archives/archive_by_id.php?id=2414&category_id=19
-page

http://www.indybay.org/labor/

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Indymedia and Indybay in 2003
*****

Iraq War
-helicopter pictures
http://www.indybay.org/news/2003/01/1562069.php
-arrests and black bloc
-war starts/ city goes crazy
http://www.indybay.org/archives/archive_week_redirect.php?category_id=18

Iraq page
-local reporters in iraq
http://www.indybay.org/archives/archive_by_id.php?id=2009&category_id=48
http://www.indybay.org/archives/archive_by_id.php?id=1727&category_id=18
-iraq news
http://www.indybay.org/international/iraq/
-need for international page
http://www.indybay.org/international/
(for stories without pages such as) Aceh: http://www.indybay.org/archives/archive_by_id.php?id=2773&category_id=44

Miami Ftaa
http://www.indybay.org/archives/archive_by_id.php?id=1463&category_id=22

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Indymedia and Indybay in 2004
*****

Central Valley
Spying On Peace Fresno
http://www.indybay.org/archives/archive_by_id.php?id=1628&category_id=35
Peace Fresno
http://www.indybay.org/archives/archive_by_id.php?id=1822&category_id=35

Reclaim the Commons (Biotech and globalization)
http://www.indybay.org/archives/archive_by_id.php?id=2187&category_id=22
the war for animal rights http://sf.indymedia.org/news/2005/01/1708647_comment.php#1708655 http://sf.indymedia.org/news/2004/06/1695905_comment.php#1696181
Drug War
-med marij
http://www.indybay.org/news/2004/10/1697215.php
Gary Web (CIA, Contras and Cocaine)
http://www.indybay.org/archives/archive_by_id.php?id=2723&category_id=27
-page
http://www.indybay.org/drugwar/

Haiti coverage
-local coverage
http://www.indybay.org/archives/archive_by_id.php?id=1972&category_id=50 http://sf.indymedia.org/news/2004/07/1698640_comment.php#1698643
-haiti page
http://www.indybay.org/international/haiti/



Womyn's page (only updated by women)
-due to problems in the network with representation
http://www.indybay.org/archives/archive_by_id.php?id=1608&category_id=32
-abortion coverage
http://www.indybay.org/archives/archive_by_id.php?id=2804&category_id=31
-page
http://www.indybay.org/womyn/

Queer Coverage
-Gay Shame & antiConsumer pride protests
http://www.indybay.org/archives/archive_by_id.php?id=1495&category_id=29
http://www.indybay.org/archives/archive_by_id.php?id=1482&category_id=29
-Gay marriage
http://www.indybay.org/archives/archive_by_id.php?id=1810&category_id=29

education coverage
-student protests
-school closures
http://www.indybay.org/education/

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Indymedia and Indybay in 2005
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http://www.ecologycenter.org

Government
-Diebold
http://www.indybay.org/archives/archive_by_id.php?id=2268&category_id=45
-RNC (2004)
http://www.indybay.org/archives/archive_by_id.php?id=2389&category_id=45
-Counter inaguration
http://www.indybay.org/archives/archive_by_id.php?id=2635&category_id=45
-page
http://www.indybay.org/government/

animal lib
http://www.indybay.org/animalliberation/

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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