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by Censored Again-some-more
Saturday, Aug. 01, 2009 at 12:28 AM
Indymedia every so too often decides to CENSOR an article by hiding it from public view..but based on nothing more than it's own group's version of what they like politically or an article that someone there with the power of that clever click who has decided what was offered to the LA public readers now needs to be "gone !" out of sight ! Why they do this is unrevealed and non-transparent. And LA.Indymedia offer no way to reverse their discriminating acts either as there is no one ‘home’ when a letter is written to email@example.com either !”
which has been hidden after 1 day , because it was what ? Nothing according to la.indy’s editorial policy or mission, for sure !
This has happened at least twice before to this writer and probably more often to others who may not check back after initially publishing their divergent views. Has it happened to you ?
Can anyone please explain the repeated hiding/censoring of articles arbitrarily or even deliberately discriminating against any writer who does not strictly FOLLOW some undeclared formula or bias held by this site ? As this hypocrisy of saying that they are believing in 'free speech' but then they eliminate that freedom at will has to also be exposed elsewhere now.
An article that was reposted from another published journal that was obviously not "liked" enough to keep for open reading, so that article was HIDDEN [as in hidden posts, all in pink and not available unless one knows how to access these ]....
for what visible reasonable cause ? Because someone did not agree ? or Someone who has the authority to 'take out' information that may be reliable, actual, accurate or even debatable was not wanted on la.indymedia.org ?
Is this not contrary to the intentions, purpose of this free speech website ?
other very weird articles appear all the time, but only from those who claim victimhood and thus are obviously acceptable in that case...
other articles berating any authority are loved and left intact.
a comment to the article was left visible while the reposter was blanked out to not be seen unless a clever person happens to click the right button because they already know a Censored Article exists .
What is the explanation ? none given.
What is the purpose of chosing which side Indymedia prefers over others they dont happen to like or agree with ?
What is the propaganda bias located in these pages ?
The article about language speaks against corporations and businesses pretending to cater to certain groups to gain their favor and for more profits and customers. The capitalist nature of procedures pretending to be ‘for the people’ is noted to be actually more for the benefit of the capitalists than the populous.
dont ask because no one wants to tell. We expect this article to be quickly eliminated as well, as criticism, even constructive and accurate criticism surely cannot be allowed within such a self-righteous group that makes unilateral decisions contrary to it’s own mission & policies.
However, quoting here directly from la.indy’s editorial policy and mission, they claim one thing and then do another. Here is what the website states - see for yourself please ! :
[Note: underlined statements are for sorting thru the platitudes]
“We support local, regional and global struggles against exploitation and oppression”. [ but does this mean not allowing another group view that also claims this intent besides the particular ones they chose to believe and support ????]
“ We function as a non-commercial, non-corporate, anti-capitalist collective.” and “... collectives organized along anti-authoritarian principles of open and transparent decision-making processes, [snip]... and the elimination of hierarchies.
Los Angeles Independent Media Center participants shall not act in a manner that endangers, intimidates, or physically harms any member of the group [snip]...Indymedia members shall strive to act in a respectful manner to other members of the collective as well as the public.”
“Mission Statement: To encourage a world where globalization is not about homogeneity and exploitation, but rather, about diversity and cooperation. [snip]
To cover local events that are ignored or poorly covered by corporate media.... [snip] ”and environmental justice directly from their perspective. [snip]
To encourage, facilitate, and support the creation of independent news gathering and organizations.”
So why are these statements on the la.indymedia site while the actions of it’s members doing otherwise ?
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||Saturday, Aug. 01, 2009 at 12:56 AM
|The article is racist and deserves to be hidden
||Saturday, Aug. 01, 2009 at 6:38 AM
|Many want to Censor and Hate more
||almost censored again
||Monday, Aug. 03, 2009 at 3:15 PM
||Tuesday, Aug. 04, 2009 at 5:41 PM
|Indy also blocks those who write articles they then "hide"....hun ?
||writer of article now blocked too
||Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009 at 2:11 PM
|Censorship is RAMPANT at Indymedia
||Monday, Feb. 25, 2013 at 10:42 AM
|Question of accuracy
||Monday, Feb. 25, 2013 at 7:49 PM
|NOT offered, forced...
||Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 at 3:42 AM
|NOT offered, forced...
||Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 at 3:56 AM
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