Thursday, May 31, 2007

    Asheville Indymedia

    Asheville Indymedia has just gone global this week and it's really off to a respectable beginning. The time is overdue for Asheville to have a global voice, (of which there are over 170 autonomous local collectives all around the world) and this is one way to do that.

    Anyone can post news to the AIMC website, including text, photos, audio, and video. News appears on the open publishing newswire on the right side of the website. The AIMC editorial working group decides what news is important and pressing enough to deserve to be featured in the center-column and what news needs to be hidden or deleted, all the while keeping the Editorial Guidelines in mind, which are posted on the website and decided on democratically by the AIMC collective.

    Asheville Indymedia is truly independent. No corporation owns AIMC, no government manages the organization, no single donor finances the project. AIMC is not the mouthpiece of any political party or organization. People involved with Indymedia have a wide variety of political and personal viewpoints.

    Go have a look around. You may want to contribute to the newly launched Asheville Indymedia.


    critter said...

    thanks for this information. enjoy reading your blog

    Susan said...

    Thank YOU, critter. =)

    Anonymous said...

    Not sure how to post news but if you could, please inform people about the following.

    UNCA Students for a Democratic Society
    Panel on the Iraq War

    Date: Tuesday, March 11 2008
    Time: 7:00 PM
    Place: Laurel Forum, Karpan Hall, UNCA Campus
    Admission: Free, donations welcome

    UNCA SDS is holding a panel followed by a question and answer session regarding the Iraq war and its consequences for women, the environment, the economy, and society in Iraq. It will also discuss the resistance to the war both in Iraq and in countries like the United States.

    Speakers: (all are members of UNCA SDS)

    Kati Ketz: The war's impact on women in Iraq
    Michael Graham: The war's impact on the environment
    Jessica Randell: The social and human costs of the war
    Brian Chorley: The war's impact on the economy of Iraq
    Josh Sykes: The resistance to the war

    For more info contact: Brian Chorley,, (315) 402 0092

    Sujaco said...

    Thank you for the heads up. I just posted it. =)

    Charla said...

    UNCA's Students for a Democratic Society is bringing Elaine Brown to Asheville! She will be speaking on UNCA's campus in the Humanities Lecture Hall @ 7:00pm, Oct 30th.
    Throughout the last four decades, Elaine has been committed to and organized significant efforts toward effecting progressive change in the United States. In addition to Black Panther Party leadership, Elaine has continued to actively work for social change. Much of her recent work has been focused on radical reform of the criminal justice system and related efforts.

    This event is free for the Public, if there is any question contact: Charla at 828-243-6065

    Susan said...

    Thanks, Charla. I'll put it on the front page.

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