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What’s “Radical” News?

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When does the radical become reactionary?

When does a platform for antiracists become the mouthpiece of neo-Nazis?

If form is anything to go by, then it has already happened.

Indymedia, once the Internet rebel, has been taken over by conspiracy theorists, cranks and even the odd Ku Klux Klan sympathiser, as the Melbourne outlet shows.

On 29 December 2006, Melbourne Indymedia published a filthy antisemitic tract from David Duke, one time neo-Nazi and KKK Grand Wizard “Should Christians Support Israel?“**

Yet Indymedia’s view of themselves is:

“The Independent Media Center is a network of collectively run media outlets for the creation of radical, accurate, and passionate tellings of the truth. We work out of a love and inspiration for people who continue to work for a better world, despite corporate media’s distortions and unwillingness to cover the efforts to free humanity.”

It is hard to understand why anyone would provide web space for Duke’s racist ranting or not be able to look him up on the web and confirm that he’s a Nazi loving loon in a suit, but sadly Indymedia Melbourne can’t even do that. By searching from the main page, you’ll see that’s not the only David Duke article published by them.

So it’s become very “radical” nowadays to give scum like Duke propaganda opportunities?

**[As much as I despise linking to neo-Nazi debris for the sake of reference I am providing a pointer to that sewage]

Written by modernityblog

28/02/2008 at 14:41

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. I have yet to find an Indymedia local that did not see Israel as the worst nation on earth, so aligning with Jew haters is perfectly acceptable in their eyes.

    Roland Dodds

    29/02/2008 at 01:16

  2. Indymedia.de is much more sensitive about anti-semitsm … stuff like the one mentioned above normally would be deleted permanently in 5-30 min, their mission statement points out, that Indymedia.de is not a “Platform for sexist, racist, fascist and/or anti-semitic contributions of any type”

    entdinglichung

    07/03/2008 at 17:42

  3. well, let’s be honest you’d hope that people in Germany would be a bit sensitive to this issue, given the history of the country and past events

    it’s just a shame that other Indymedia outlets indulge in antisemitism or tolerate it so openly

    modernityblog

    08/03/2008 at 00:58


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