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(Now that that confusion's been cleared up, I'm moving this off the newswire so that 50% of it isn't dedicated to the same thing.)
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censorship on boston imc?
08 Dec 2004
what happened to my article "anarchists, the left and saturday's demo"? it got moved from the newswire to the central column, where it sparked some lively but i think ultimately quite useful debate. now it has disappeared from both the central column and newswire altogether. i call foul. shame on you, boston imc.
what happened to my article "anarchists, the left and saturday's demo"? it got moved from the newswire to the central column, where it sparked some lively but i think ultimately quite useful debate. now it has disappeared from both the central column and newswire altogether. i call foul. shame on you, boston imc.

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Re: censorship on boston imc?
08 Dec 2004
The article was completely hidden by accident--we did not hide it on purpose. (Gimme a break, we make mistakes. Why are you leaping to the conclusion that we do this out of malice?) As for the reason it was taken out the features column, there was some disagreement among the editors about whether to feature it, something we are now discussing by e-mail. This happens occasionally--I'm sure folks have seen other articles appear in the center column and moved back to the newswire if you've followed the site closely for a while.

In any case, the original article--with all the comments made to it--is now back in the newswire at http://boston.indymedia.org/newswire/display/31747/index.php .

Thanks for calling the problem to our attention.
Don't trust Boston IMC.
08 Dec 2004
Boston IMC works hand-in-hand with the cops.
Re: censorship on boston imc?
08 Dec 2004
cop "watcher" - and who would you have us believe you are, hm?

matthew, excuse me for overreacting and assuming the worst.
Re: censorship on boston imc?
08 Dec 2004
No problem, maus. I can understand how you might get upset if an article you put a fair amount of work into suddenly disappears.

Cop watcher, if we worked hand-in-hand with the cops, why the hell would we feature articles on police brutality--like the case in Springfield and the stories about the young woman who the cops killed with "less than lethal" weapons?
Re: censorship on boston imc?
08 Dec 2004
however, is there any reason it has been taken off the newswire not once, but TWICE? NOW i'm suspicious.
Re: censorship on boston imc?
08 Dec 2004
It's not hidden--it's just been bumped off the front page by newer newswire posts. People can still post comments, unlike a hidden article. Also, I posted a link to it as a comment to the feature article on the same protest. Or are you talking about your second try post? I hid it as a duplicate, because I figured it made more sense to direct people to the original with all the comments intact.