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RESPONSE to WWeek Article

From the open publishing newswire: Reading the WW article this morning, the first thing i personally wish to say is that this indymedia here in portland has an excellent and diverse group of contributors. i encouraged Nick not to focus on me so much because it does a disservice to all the people who contribute. Particularly his approach of speaking only about myself and spArk and leaving everyone else as this shadow group presented as 'our clique' is insulting to the various people who contribute. They are intelligent, creative, have their own minds and make their own decisions. The people who regularly contribute to the functioning of indymedia are diverse in background, viewpoint and age and it has been an honor and a pleasure to work with them.

Nick refused to acknowledge that i am not a spokesperson for indymedia and neither is spArk. He did not mention that i asked not to have my picture taken and would have preferred they not use my picture (again) because it gives the impression that i am a spokesperson for indymedia. WW sicced two photographers on me to take a portrait photo and i refused both times. My views expressed are my own and not representative of the views of other contributors. There is no official indymedia view. All the content on the site, what is in videos and what people say on the street is the expression of an individual person. Responses: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6