You may not Get to read more than this Summary: There have been complaints on Baltimore Indymedia, Boston Indymedia and Irish Indymedia from and about those who have had their articles about Censorship on Indymedia or the influence of Israel in Indymedia either ERASED or not allowed to even get up on the Sites.
The summary is true of what I and others have experienced in trying to get this issue up for discussion. On the rare occassions it does get up - a number of Indymedia org members almost immediately come up with no real discussion - but rather Come on with a Counter complaint Right away to the effect of:
"How dare you criticize Us since we are doing all this Work of hosting and getting this Indymedia up on the Net for FREE. So since we are putting up what we allow to be up for FREE, don't you dare critize us unless you come to Indymedia meetings and offer help(so we can Identify you and report you to the appropriate agency perhaps?)."
Well if Indymedia is going to Censor people from writing on here - then it would be just as well, that they STOP doing all this FREE Work that misleads people on the Net to believing that the whole thing is really honest and not Israeli and goverment infiltrated.
Israel with its constant deliberate killing of witnesses and journalists who have been Witnesses to Israel's assassination Missling of whole buildings and buses to 'eliminate' 'known terrorists' (actually freedom-fighters against Israeli Occupation of their land) - should be a subject of CONSTANT visibility on Indymedia. Does anyone else ever think it is strange that this is one issue that is almost non-existent on Indymedia? Draw your own conclusions.
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