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a View to our Goal

by Mike Spears Sunday, Mar. 21, 2010 at 1:45 PM

a View to our Goal

IMC reaches the Ten Year Mark

Indymedia and Indybay History


Independent Media Before Indymedia


-- IGC (LaborNet, PeaceNet ...), AInfos, Infoshop News

IGC 1998:

IGC Now:

Ainfos 1998:

Infoshop News Kiosk 1999:

--CounterMedia (August 1996 DNC Coverage)


Indymedia's Birth In SanFrancisco


First Indymedia coverage

current global site


Indymedia spreads

Nessie makes the creation of a global linking of imc's a reality. a great step forward has been taken for the liberation of all man kind. history will record this as the day that information was made available for the common pepole all over the world.



by June 2000

belgium, Europe

boston, US

calgary, Canada

hamilton, Canada

italy, Europe

los angeles, US

mayday, US site

mayday, UK

philadelphia, US

-Seattle US

washington d.c., US

windsor, Canada


eventually all over the world

Europe, Australia, Caneda, S America

Seattle US had gone on line but experienced numerous computer problems. it was toutch and go for a while but nessie finaly came through for them as well. this story is so typical of nessie's selfless efforts in founding indymedia.







and now US and topic based sites

all these sights where possible thanks to nessie's guidance. carefully mentoring each sight training it's staff. guiding the leaders untill they where ready to stand on their own.


Indybay Born


August 2000:

September 2000:

National Association Of Broadcasters Conference:

October 2000:


Housing Page/Media Alliance


Media Alliance in 2000

Housing Project (later snapshot but mostly same content as in 2000)

-street newspaper conference

Poverty & Housing Page Archives:

Poverty and Housing Page (no deals with many other issues effecting poor people):

Mission Anti-Displacement Coalition Storms Live/Work Conversion Project

Street Newspaper Conference (NASNA)

More recent housing news:

Newsom and Gentrification


Indymedia and Indybay in 2000


A16 in DC/ IMF and World Bank Protests

S26 Prague/Praha

Indybay December 2000


Indymedia and Indybay in 2001 (before 911)


Snapshot of Indybay coverage FTAA, May Day, RTS

Bush inaguration

Quebec FTAA

local globalization coverage:

our new globalization page:

environment and forest defense

forest page in July 2001

- environment page

g8 genoa

-italy coverage

-local coverage

WCAR and indymedia coverage

South Africa Site

race page


Indymedia and Indybay in 2001 (after 911)



-first pictures on DC and NYC sites

Antiwar coverage

-first Afghan war protests

-Antiwar action

-antiwar page


-war starts

-Afghanistan page

police state coverage

-attacks on protesters

-police brutality

-patriot act

-police page


Indymedia and Indybay in 2002


immigrant roundups

-INS roundups

-immigrant page

palestine coverage

-protests at UCB


-palestine site

-Palestine page and more local coverage

Insolent Youth incorporated


-mainstream coverage

Labor Protests

-early coverage (day labor, SEIU, May Day...)

-ILWU lockout

-Safeway lockou and strike

-hotel strike



Indymedia and Indybay in 2003


Iraq War

-helicopter pictures

-arrests and black bloc

-war starts/ city goes crazy

Iraq page

-local reporters in iraq

-iraq news

-need for international page

(for stories without pages such as) Aceh:

Miami Ftaa


Indymedia and Indybay in 2004


Central Valley

Spying On Peace Fresno

Peace Fresno

Reclaim the Commons (Biotech and globalization)

the war for animal rights

Drug War

-med marij

Gary Web (CIA, Contras and Cocaine)


Haiti coverage

-local coverage

-haiti page

Womyn's page (only updated by women)

-due to problems in the network with representation

-abortion coverage


Queer Coverage

-Gay Shame & antiConsumer pride protests

-Gay marriage

education coverage

-student protests

-school closures


Indymedia and Indybay in 2005




-RNC (2004)

-Counter inaguration


animal lib

if you have any more history please add it to this story, and we will put it into the history records

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