Steve from the Manchester activist collective | 11.02.2008 13:18
A number of us stood back from the arguments and made no contribution prefering to rely on the network collective meeting and trusting that it would to address the issue. Perhaps not surprisingly considering the aggressive tactics used to date by the likes of FTP and others this was not the case. Objections to Anti Semitism were shouted down, the inevitble cries of "Zionist" were used to stifle debate and the emphasis cleverly shifted to a critism of long term anti Zionism campaigner Tony Greenstein who has refused to be knocked back by bullying and a campaign of internet slander by FTP and others.
FTP got exactly what he wanted, yet another analysis of "process" and "procedures" to prevent the hiding of blatant Anti Semitism when it comes up on the newswire.
For me this is the last straw, Indymedia is now alinged with Holocaust deniers and racists when it suits the politcial aims of a small group of individuals and as such I will no longer be contributing news items, pictures, videos or moral support.
So long and good luck to those couple of individuals who have decided to stay in and repair the damage.
Peace and Love
Steve from the Manchester activist collective
Perhaps Steve is related to Mike Cooperson, who was bringing his 5 mates from Belgium to insist that Mike was made a mod.
That turned out to be fantasy as well.
It is a little bit sad that one twisted, sick individual has nothing better to do with himself than to post entirely fictitious reports to this site.