Wednesday, February 11, 2009

I'm in Indymedia!

Indymedia describes itself as "a collective of independent media organizations and hundreds of journalists offering grassroots, non-corporate coverage. Indymedia is a democratic media outlet for the creation of radical, accurate, and passionate tellings of truth." It is generally dominated by the far left, sometimes to the point of explicit anti-semitism.

In theory at least, anyone can write for Indymedia. However, in fact, some Indymedia sites will practice heavy-handed censorship of viewpoints that don't fit their agendas.

So I am surprised to see that articles I have written made it to two separate Indymedia sites!

The Cleveland Indymedia Center published my posting about how the world ignores Egypt closing the border with Gaza while it vilifies Israel for limiting goods that go there. This point actually fits pretty well with a pure liberal viewpoint, but it still surprised me that it was allowed to be published.

And the Rochester Indymedia site published my report about the Rochester pro-Hamas student protest that wasn't quite as civilly disobedient as they pretended.

This fits in well with what I suggested on Sunday to spread my articles to various social networking and "citizen journalism" sites which are so often dominated by Israel bashers.

I don't know who posted these articles at the Indymedia sites, but thanks!