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(en) Ireland: Anarchomedia - Anarchomedia Launched! (Not another indimedia (;=)

From Worker <a-infos-en@ainfos.ca>
Date Fri, 24 Oct 2003 18:38:26 +0200 (CEST)

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What is Anarchomedia
Anarchomedia provides a common, interactive platform for
anarchists in Ireland to post reports and to facilitate publication
from anarcho’s who don't have the ability to publish
themselves, e.g. without the necessary skills/time for websites,
the copier access for newsletters, or the collective strength of
organisation on the struggle towards an anarchist society and
against the current forms of oppression; capitalism, gender
isolation, racism and environmental degredation. Not to
concentrate solely on the negative, Anarchomedia also carries
reports on what is being done by anarchists and ordinary people to
bring an end to this system of exploitation. Reports on
Anarchomedia cover a wide range of issues and topics – from
community organising to international mobilisations against
capital, from anti-war activism to environmental activism.

The Workings of Anarchomedia

The content on Anarchomedia is created by a collective going
under the guise of the Anarchomedia Collective. Unlike Indymedia,
Anarchomedia does not operate an “open publishing”
newswire but a moderated newswire where the content is posted
by the collective of editors. While not wanting to be critical of the
concept of “open publishing” we want a media where a
certain level of reporting can always be expected by our readers.
By having a closed newswire we can also effectively rule out the
presence of trolls and spamming of the newswire. Readers can
post comments on the articles posted to the site allowing for open
debate on the newswire.

Other Services

Anarchomedia also offers other services to the anarchist &
activist community in Ireland. As well as anarchist news,
Anarchomedia features forum’s to move debate from the
newswire. The forums exist to allow for debate between
anarchists and anyone else who wishes to visit the site. The
newswire also features notifications for upcoming events.
Organisers of events should contact the collective and we will
publicise the event on the site.

While all of the above are now ready for visitors and participation
(only a few articles are online at the moment, be patient more will
come) we are now working on putting together several sections
that will have an abundance of information on anarchism and the
anarchist scene in Ireland. Anarchomedia will supply its visitors
with a directory of publications by anarchists/anti-authoritarian
individuals or groups, a list of active
anarchist/anti-authoritarian/grassroots groups, an introduction to
anarchism and information on book shops and autonomous/radical
zone’s around the island.

Getting Involved

Anarchomedia needs more editors as we don’t yet have a full
house. If you think you have what it takes to be an anarchomedia
editor and agree to the editorial policy (see the end of this press
statement) then email us, tell us all about yourself, who you are,
where you’re from, why you wanna get involved,
organisations, groups or campaigns your involved in and whatever
else you can think we might need/want to know.

If you’re interested, here’s a little bit of info on the

- The Anarchomedia collective work on a non-hierarchical basis
- We reject all systems of domination and discrimination and come
from varying anarchist tendencies (and no problems!).
- Anarchomedia has been given it’s webspace by comrades in
the Anarchist Federation but remains independent from that and
any other organisations
- We understand that by lobbying there will be no radical change.
As a collective our attitude is assertive, and where necessary
- Recruit, recruit, and recruit!!!
- In order to join the collective you must either meet with one of
the members of the collective in your area or know one of us.

If you don’t want to join the collective but have an article you
think should be on Anarchomedia then you can use the Submit
article form on the website to take part.

Anarchomedia is now live and can be found at the following

You can email the collective at anarchomedia@yahoo.co.uk

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