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NYC Indymedia Totally Bans My Articles from Publication

by Lloyd Hart Sunday, Nov. 11, 2007 at 11:06 AM

In the quiet secrecy of what seems to be a conspiratorial siege mentality NYC Indymedia has unofficially but secretly banned my writing from being published on the Open News Wire entirely.

NYC Indymedia Totally Bans My Articles from Publication

By Lloyd Hart

In the quiet secrecy of what seems to be a conspiratorial siege mentality NYC Indymedia has unofficially but secretly banned my writing from being published on the Open News Wire entirely. I say conspiratorial because for NYC Indymedia to completely ban my writing and publishing from the site it would require the action of more than one person to do so.

There has been over the last few years a couple of times when NYC Indymedia has attempted censorship of my material but would usually back off if I kept posting the article, but now they have completely banned me from publishing altogether.

The total ban seems to have stemmed from when I published an article I wrote a couple of weeks ago entitled "Chomsky and 911." In this article I am critical of Chomsky being so dismissive of the work of the 911 Truth Movement and that the Chomsky narrative by not being a complete story, that is Chomsky not including his review of the evidence concerning the assassinations of the 1960s of JFK, MLK, RFK etc. in his general narrative and today not focusing his great analytical mind toward 911 has hurt the movements toward democracy.

I realize that this kind of criticism of the great man must seem outrageous to Chomsky's more zealous followers but to ban my writing entirely from the NYC Indymedia newswire is neo-fascist by action and by the fact that it is a secret policy. By not coming out and saying why NYC Indymedia has totally banned me from publishing is further evidence that there is cabal of arrogance festering there that should be lanced before it is allowed to create further divisions in the movements toward democracy.

I am absolutely sure that Noam Chomsky is a mature enough individual to be able to handle a little criticism without the help of the neo-fascist zealots who seem to be nesting at NYC Indymedia. I am a huge fan of Noam Chomsky's and have nothing but the greatest respect for his work. I have learned a great deal from him over the years but he has his faults which all of us do, including myself. I call myself an idiot regularly.

I have to say I am not the only one out here in the arena of the banned. I find it interesting that NYC Indymedia milks the memory of Brad Will ad nausium but in fact NYC Indymedia banned Brad and his friends as well as many others from NYC Indymedia and its premises when Amy Goodman sent in her troops to recreate NYC Indymedia in a very undemocratic process as an arm of her T.V. and radio program Democracy Now.

When NYC Indymedia begins to totally ban individual writers from the open publishing newswire it is time to swap out the undemocratic forces that have entrenched themselves in that organization. Remember folks, these Indymedia publishing outlets are non-profit democratic organizations that must operate in the open and in the bright light of day.

Banning a writer for writing constructive criticism of another writer can only have the chilling effect of serving those neo-fascist elements in our society that NYC Indymedia and the greater Indymedia network were set up to counter. Let us not resort to the tactics of our enemies who would censor us the first chance they got. Surely we can maintain democratic practices in our own institutions here on the supposed enlightened left wing of the political spectrum.

So I say - Democracy Now! Democracy Now! Democracy Now!

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