HIMC | 07.10.2004 15:05 | Indymedia
- New volunteers are encouraged to contribute more, and in the directions they most value, when they see they others working for free.
- When one person doesn't have enough time to do all the work, it encourages taking turns, and workgroups implementing collective processes.
- Payment creates hierarchies.
- Without clear boundaries, IMC's can morph into typical NGOs (at first, collectives might pay those selling ads, then office managers, and eventually editors and journalists).
- In keeping with the original purpose and roots of IMC, HIMC looks to the Zapatista model of resistance, in which teachers, members of the good government commitees, and even doctors are not paid, but must organize money for food outside of their activism.