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Site update: Promoted Newswire

09-01-2006 22:12


The front page of now features a promoted newswire in addition to the open newswire. You can choose between the two. The addition of a promoted newswire is an attempt to keep the balance between our commitment to open publishing and to our aims as stated in the UK Indymedia Mission Statement. We hope that this change will keep everyone happy:

  • Promoted wire for those who want to read UK Indymedia as "the journal of the movement"
  • All regions for those who want a collection of local news
  • open newswire for those who want a running commentary by everyone who cares to post (as long as the posts are within the Editorial Guidelines)
Read on if you want to know more.

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Come to the Notts Indymedia meeting - 16th

06-01-2006 22:05

A meeting will be held on Monday 16th January to discuss and plan the future activities of the Notts Indymedia project. Things that will be discussed:

* Dividing up tasks, see previous article
* Going through the New IMC process
* Liason with UK Network, see Liason Wiki
* Publicity/Outreach, see Publicity & Outreach Wikipage
* Getting new people involved

More information on the Project Documentation.

The meeting will start at 7pm and will be held at the Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street, Forest Fields, Nottingham, NG7 6HX, 0845 458 9595. A map can be found here. All welcome. Please come and get involved !

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Film Listings for Sheffield Indymedia ALT.DOC.FEST 2

20-11-2005 18:00

The full list of films is now out for the Sheffield Indymedia's second alternative documentary festival: Alt.Doc.Fest 2: Films from the Frontline 24-26th November at Matilda Social Centre, 111 Matilda Street.

You can download the programme as a PDF file below

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Site update to display of comments

20-11-2005 16:47


You may notice we have changed the way comments to articles are displayed. If you want to know why and how, please read the full article.

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Nottm Community Print Resources are Go

17-11-2005 19:48

Following an earlier Indymedia appeal for storage, a location for Nottingham's Community Print Resource has been found at the Asbo Community Centre at 33-35 Burns Street, 1 Wildman Street, Arboretum. There is now an urgent call out for help in setting up the facilities, starting (during the ASBO open day) on Saturday 19th November.

Please call by from 2pm (til possibly 7pm) to check it out.

Links: Print resources - A call out | CPR to the Rescue: Nottm Alternative News article.

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Get radio active

28-09-2005 16:10

Below are some highlights of recent audio contibutions to the IMC-UK newswire. Anyone can upload audio recordings, be it speeches, interviews, or their own reports. If you are interested in collaborating on creating and distributing radical radio programming, get involved by joining the IMC UK Radio list.

There are a variety of groups and individuals working within the IMC UK framework to produce radio programs. Indymedia Radio London produce an hour long show broadcast in London by Resonance FM every Wednesday between 1pm and 2pm. In the past they have mobilised to provide streaming coverage from the IMC set up for DSEi2003. Another regular show available online and broadcast on Resonance FM is Slow Small Peasants with audio landscapes on social and ecological justice every Friday 2-3pm. The show evolved out of Diversity Radio which disseminated the diverse views of participants and others during the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg 2002. They also covered the (COP6) Convention on Biological Diversity.

rampART radio was born when a studio was created at the rampART social centre in September 2004 as part of media production facilities aimed at providing independent media coverage during the London European Social Forum held in October. When the ESF finished the station continued, adding a variety of regular live programs, and putting out daily news and events listings. rampART radio will shortly celebrate it's first birthday but has been considering proposals to de-brand the station and concentrate on building up and strengthening a wider radio network collaboration.

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Nottinghamshire (Notts) Indymedia born in cyberspace!

06-08-2005 19:43

After Birmingham, Notts Indymedia is now IMC UK's new baby. With the website live, there's nothing stopping the new and enthusiastic collective, itching to get the project going. For years it was felt that Nottinghamshire could really do with a open, independent and community-orientated media space. Well, now it has finally arrived.

Notts Indymedia produced a short film about the G8 Justice Ministers meeting in Sheffield, back in July. It can be downloaded here. There are plans to open a media centre in the city and various other film projects are in the pipeline.

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Solidarity Page: Imc Bristol Server Seizure

29-06-2005 13:28

On 27 June 2005, the server of IMC Bristol was seized under a search warrant (police and criminal evidence act). One IMC Bristol volunteer was arrested on suspicion of incitement to criminal damage and bailed the same day. Six months later, in December 2005, the volunteer was informed that he would not be charged.

On this page, you find a timeline of the events, reports in the media, and further information.

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Westcountry Indymedia Is Closed

29-06-2005 10:19

For quite a while now West Country Indymedia has had no active collective taking care of its newswire or creating features. For quite a while it has seemed sensible at this stage to simply disable West Country IMC until a new collective comes forward willing to take responsibility for maintaining it.

Contact or perhaps imc-uk-process to express your interest or views on this issue.

Westcountry IMC is effectively closed!

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Indymedia Bristol Server Seized by Police

28-06-2005 18:23

On Monday, June 27th, Indymedia Bristol's server was seized by the police. An Indymedia volunteer was also arrested during the raid on suspicion of incitement to criminal damage. Last week, police demanded access to the server to gain the IP details of a posting. The alternative media outlet is receiving advice from civil liberties organisations and the NUJ. Before being legally forced to hand over the server, Indymedia Bristol stated: "We do not intend to voluntarily hand over information to the police as they have requested". Bristol Indymedia see the seizure of their server and the arrest of one of their volunteers as an attack on the freedom of speech. A further statement from Bristol Indymedia volunteers is expected soon.

This is the second time that law enforcement authorities have attacked Indymedia servers in the UK in the run up to a major event. Last October, just prior to the European Social Forum, Indymedia servers in London were seized in an international law enforcement operation - prompting a wave of protests and solidarity statements from a wide range of organisations [report]. This time, events are unfolding one week before the G8 Summit begins in Scotland.

In order to provide grass-roots non-corporate coverage during the G8 protests and events, Indymedia UK needs additional http mirrors to help decrease bandwidth costs. If you would like to help, please contact us at or donate here.

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Indymedia Bristol Server Seized by Police

28-06-2005 08:56

On Monday, June 27th, Indymedia Bristol's server was seized by the police. An Indymedia volunteer was arrested during the raid on suspicion of incitement to criminal damage. He is now on bail. See Indymedia Bristol Statement (28th June 05):

"We are outraged at the actions of the police. They have completely disabled the entire Bristol Indymedia news service. By their actions they have undermined the principle of open publishing and free access to the media, thereby removing people's opportunity to read and report their own news. This situation has serious implications for anyone providing a news service on the Internet. We do not intend to let this stop us from continuing the project."

IMC Bristol statements [1 | 2] | Imc Bristol Solidarity Page | Full Feature | donate to imc uk | Autistici Server Surveillance | Mainstream Media Coverage

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Alternative Servers Attacked: "Not a Private Question: A Question of Privacy"

27-06-2005 19:32

Italy-based non-profit community webserver autistici have found out that the authorities have copied the keys necessary for the decryption of their webmail a year ago [statement 1 | 2]. Since then, the authorities potentially had access to all the data on the disks. Autistici's provider did not inform them about this. Apparently, this is connected to the same investigation as the one that caused an international law enforcement operation in London last October: A few days before the European Social Forum, Indymedia servers in London were seized, prompting a wave of solidarity statements [report].

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We are all Indymedia

21-05-2005 16:14

Birmingham Indymedia finally went live as part of the UK Indymedias United Kollektives on May 1st 2005. Birmingham DiY Indymedia aims to empower people within Birmingham and beyond to realise their voices through community news.

You can upload your news in the form of written reports, photos, audio and video. Just go to the 'publish your news' in the top right hand corner of the site to upload your news or click the 'make a quick comment' at the end of an article.

DiY News Workshops | Brum Indymedia's TWiki Workspace | Indymedia UK

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G8 Alternative Media Convergence and Summit Appeal

09-05-2005 13:33

dsei 2003 indymedia centre

Indymedia, together with other grass roots and alternative media groups are preparing for the G8 2005 Summit in Scotland in July. Several physical IMC centres are being planned to facilitate DIY reporting of the events around the G8.

Want to get involved? Have equipment you can lend or donate? Get in touch and find out more on the info page for the G8 Independent Media Convergence event. The convergence was held at the Institute for Autonomy social centre in London 14-15th May.

Money is also needed to help secure venues, vehicles for mobile media facilities and equipment - please consider donating money to Indymedia.

[ Convergence Call and Registration | Convergence Video Invite ]

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Indymedia UK 5th Birthday

27-04-2005 12:40

Mayday 05 marks the 5th anniversary of Indymedia UK. The first IMC to take off outside the US, it launched amidst the media hysteria around the Mayday 2000 protests. Indymedia UK developed into the United Kollectives with the launch of the current mir code
based website in 2003, and continues to grow with the launch of Birmingham IMC this Mayday and Nottingham IMC due to launch soon (see also birthday party in london, 15th May).

A big thanks to everyone involved in contributing towards Indymedia! Without reports from the streets, and the voluntary effort of people contributing online and offline to the project, Indymedia would be nothing.
Don't hate the media - BE the media!

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Middle East Film Festival

24-04-2005 08:42

Indymedia London is organising a five day long Middle East film festival. Starting on Tuesday 26 until Saturday 30 of April, the festival will include films and talks form and about Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Palestine, Israel and more.

The festival is at RampART Creative Centre, Rampart Street, London E1. Events will start from 7pm each evening on Tuesday 26th to Friday 29th, and from 5pm Saturday 30th. It will include presentations by solidarity groups, international activists, film-makers, music, and food.


TUESDAY 26th: MEDIA DISTORTION - 'Planet Of The Arabs' and main feature 'Control Room' a documentary on Al-Jazeera's coverage of the US/Iraq war.
WEDNESDAY 27th: IRAQ - 'The Oil Factor'
THURSDAY 28TH: LEBANON & AFGHANISTAN - film by Indymedia Beirut and 'Afghan Massacre'.
FRIDAY 29TH: PALESTINE/ISRAEL - 'The Sun Doesn't Shine In The Camp' a documentary on life in Balata Refugee Camp filmed by international activists and Palestinians. Followed by 'Gaza Strip'.
SATURDAY 30TH: PALESTINE/ISRAEL - 'Democracy Isn't Built On Demonstrators Bodies' a film from Anarchists Against The Wall. Followed by 'Behind The Fence'.

Suggested donation of £3 for entry each evening (but noone turned away for lack of funds) For more information about Indymedia film projects see Indymedia Cinema page.

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G8 Alternative Media Convergence, London, May 14/15

18-04-2005 10:27

indymedia access point for dsei protests

Indymedia UK and the Institute For Autonomy are currently preparing for an international alternative media convergence in London on May 14 and 15. The convergence is set to bring the alternative reporting machine up to speed for non-corporate media corverage of the G8 summit in Scotland.

In the spirit of a project declared by the Zaptistas in 1997, they are inviting everybody with an interest in participation:

"We will make a network of communication among all our struggles and resistances. An intercontinental network of alternative communications against neoliberalism…(and) for humanity ... This intercontinental network of alternative communication will search to weave the channels so that words may travel all the roads that resist…(it) will be the medium by which distinct resistances communicate with one another ... This intercontinental network of alternative communication is not an organizing structure, nor has a central head or decision maker, nor does it have a central command or hierarchies. We are the network, all of us who speak and listen." [Second Declaration of La Realidad for Humanity Against Neoliberalism]

Click "Read more" for additional info.

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Police, Lies, and Video Tape

14-04-2005 11:18

Cop attacks media filming protest
While dozens of police are on trial for abuses in Genoa in 2001 (including the violent raid on the Indymedia Centre which left British independent journalist Mark Covell critically injured), trials have been taking place in New York in relation to over 1,800 people arrested during the Republican National last year. This week (more than four months after NYC IMC first broke the story of perjury by a NYPD Officer, a front page story in the New York Times [which can be read here] reveals the role played by independent video evidence in the dismissal of the false charges brought by police.

Over 90% of the people arrested have since be found to have commited no crime. Police video 'evidence' presented in court by the prosecution was proved to have been doctored in at least one case. You can read the transcripts of the Democracy Now! interviews about this story that aired last week or check out the whole show as audio or video.

While the availability of cheap video technology has led to an increase in the amount of video being presented as powerful evidence in court. Police in this country are clearly targetting 'unsympathetic journalists' in an attempt to both stifle any publicity given to protests and avoid public scrutiny of their own actions. In a recent example, a freelance journalist was arrested just minutes after filming an arrest that occured during a protest outside a meeting of G8 environment ministers taking place in London. It was reported afterwards that the police kept the footage and the camera but typically, the charges have since been dropped.

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Caminos de Resistencia (Paths of Resistance)

21-02-2005 20:20

Indymedia Cinema presents a five-day festival of radical and independent film from Argentina, Venezuela, Colombia, Mexico, Cuba, Bolivia, Chile, Peru and more. There will also be talks and presentations by Latin American solidarity groups, international activists, and film-makers, as well as Latin American food, drink, and music.

When: The festival takes place from Tuesday 22nd to Saturday 26th February. Programme starts daily at 7pm, and on Saturday there's a doouble session starting at 2pm. All sessions are free but donations are encouraged.
Where: RampArt Creative centre, Rampart Street (off Commercial Rd), London E1. Nearest tube Whitechapel, buses 115, 15, 25, 254, 205.


Tuesday 22:
'EYE OF THE STORM' (Argentina Indymedia Resistance Film) and 'THE TAKE' (film about a worker-occupied factory in Argentina by Avi Lewis asn Naomi Klein)
Wednesday 23:
Short films from Cuba, and 'VENEZUELA FROM BELOW' (a film by Dario Azzelini and Oliver Ressler on the latest developments of the Venezuelan Revolution) With film-makers Q&A.
Thursday 24:
'BOLIVIA BASTA' (a film about gas privatisation in Bolivia) and 'PLAN COLOMBIA' (a film about US intervention in Colombia)
Friday 25:
Two short films from visiting CIPO-RFM Mexican Indigenous activists from the state of Oxaca, plus two Zapatista films 'EL FUEGO Y LA PALABRA' and 'CARACOLES'.
Saturday 26 (from 2pm):
'TRADING FREEDOM' indymedia film on the FTAA (Free Trade Area of the Americas) and 'EL DERECHO DE VIVIR EN PAZ' (the story of the assassination and torture of popular singer and composer Victor Jara by Pinochet regime in Chile) With singer Silvia Rox singing Victor Jara. plus Peruvian film and Peruvian singer Sofia Buchuck...
Then, from 7pm:
Cuban and Colombian HIP-HOP films and Live Music: 'INVENTOS: HIP HOP CUBANO' provides a unique insight into the realities and politics of contemporary Cuba. And 'ZONA MARGINAL', a documentary about the hip-hop group Zona Marginal and their work with the communities in Colombia.

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CIPO-RFM to Speak in the UK

17-02-2005 21:59

Activists from Mexican indigenous direct action group CIPO-RFM will be visiting the UK for the first time on a 5 date speaking tour to promote their struggle against globalisation in Oaxaca.

Admission to all the dates are free and two short films made by activists will also be shown. They hope to raise awareness about the recent increase in state repression being suffered by Mexican activists. There will also be a benefit gig on feb 18th in London.

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2nd - 8th November: Wrexham, Wales, UK & Everywhere: Week of Action Against the North Wales Prison & the Prison Industrial Complex. Cymraeg: Wythnos o Weithredu yn Erbyn Carchar Gogledd Cymru

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