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Announcement :: Education
Iron Curtain Descends Across Indymedia Boston
31 Jul 2005
In a drastic reaction to free speech or criticism by fellow Bostonians, BIMC closes its listserves.
What began as a local Bostonian relentlessly posting counterpoint to the straight-baiting and center-baiting lone actors at IMC has born fruit as a draconian step toward professionalizing BIMC as a private cabal.

First to fall was the open posting policy, where it was made known that disagreement with Matt Williams meant a swift disappearance of your opinions.

Second was the closing of the public Wiki, and the yanking of accounts which were justly and duly created.

Finally, amid paranoia about professional and financial repercussions regarding IMC member infighting, the Public Listserve was finally closed down.

A chilling wall of silence, and a slick teflon surface now coats the BIMC as they prepare to shift to Drupal and begin tagging user I.P.'s

All in a gross overreaction to Flipside using his first amendment rights.

This work is in the public domain

Comments

Boston IMC is and always has been a joke.
31 Jul 2005
That a city such as Boston would have an IMC as lame as this one is a testiment to the death of real activism in Boston.
BIMC was a joke, and its getting better, all the tiiime
01 Aug 2005
Get a grip people. The statement is "become the media" not "whine at the media." Flipside, you have a good head on your shoulders, but you use it to whine about how you don't feel included, and to flame-bait people for calling themselves "revolutionaries" when what they really are is "academic obsessed" and "lacking real jobs." BIMC's coverage has been a joke in the past, and certain members have limited the expansion of its views and opinions, by their chauvinistic and professionalistic actions.
You may be a "small business owner" but anyone with half a brain(and you seemed to be doing better than that) knows that capitalism is only about expansion and big business and cut-throat deals, and consolidation, not about honor and the family, and the little guy.

your flame-baiting does an injustice to your intelligence and your abilities. Drupal is not going tolog IPs, nor is Boston Indy closed to outsiders. It is closed to nutbags, flamebaiters, and other troublemaking whiners.

keep making your own damn media. stop whining. and come to a general meeting. August 7th.

-ORB
Organization to Revolutionize Boston.indymedia.org
Re: Iron Curtain Descends Across Indymedia Boston
01 Aug 2005
I am supportive of any and every move by the BIMC collective to keep total a-holes like Flipside from ruining the site. Keep up the good work.