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Indymedia.org Gone...

Main newswire down since January 6th...


Is Portland next?
Main newswire down since January 6th...


Is Portland next?

The founding Seattle IMC collapsed from incompetence. Now the main newswire goes nowhere:

"Unable to connect"

Odd since the portland subdomain still works.

Registry Domain ID: D11766162-LROR
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.tucows.com
Registrar URL:  http://www.tucows.com
Updated Date: 2018-12-26T21:42:29Z
Creation Date: 1999-10-27T20:24:39Z
Registry Expiry Date: 2020-10-27T20:24:39Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date:
Registrar: Tucows Inc.
Registrar IANA ID: 69
Registrar Abuse Contact Email:  domainabuse@tucows.com
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.4165350123
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited  https://icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
Domain Status: clientUpdateProhibited  https://icann.org/epp#clientUpdateProhibited
Domain Status: serverTransferProhibited  https://icann.org/epp#serverTransferProhibited
Registrant Organization: Data Protected
Registrant State/Province: ON
Registrant Country: CA
Name Server: NS2.RISEUP.NET
Name Server: NS2.FS-DL.NET
DNSSEC: unsigned

Looks like they switched from Brazil to Canada and were active at least since Christmas.

So why is the website down? Hostile takeover?

The end isn't far off....
The Uk site has accepted reality:


"Open publishing was disabled on this site in mid-July 2016 as there was a very low volume of original grass roots news reports from activists being posted and the collective running the site was dwindling as people were working on other things."

This is a perfect description of POrtland "indymedia".

Reboot 06.Feb.2019 18:19


Except for its not down here in Portland, the low volume of original grass roots news reports is true, and besides the occasional "hope it fails" comments, it still looks like it is up and usable in 2019.

What is this "Reboot" being implied? 06.Feb.2019 19:17

like a doornail

There is no reboot. Indy is dead. Conspiracy spam and tofu don't count.

A founding member says it best:


"The Global Indymedia Network is Dead, Long Live Open Publishing
Reflecting on the achievements and failures of the Global Network of Indymedia Centres "

Anyone still haunting an abandoned IMC like Portland, expecting real news or real activism, either doesn't have a life or is one of those loons who thinks clinging to irrelevancy is a radical political act.

its obvious you are obsessed 07.Feb.2019 12:51


So why then do you troll this website if what you say is relevant - you like a bad ex spouse that keeps showing up to remind their "ex" that you don't get along with them (duh) (idiot)
Anyone still haunting an abandoned IMC like Portland, expecting real news or real activism, either doesn't have a life or is one of those loons--- (Oh nevermind, you just said it here)

"expecting real news or real activism" where are those *outside* IMCs? 07.Feb.2019 18:02


what in the MFF are you even talking about?

"real news" or "real activism" EXIST AT ALL, ANYWHERE.

everything making either the print/broadcast Corporate Controlled media,

or the Corporate Controlled Social Mediasphere,

is the complete opposite of 'real'.

Activism has been PERMANENTLY DEAD since the expiration of the 2011 Occupy demonstrations.
( it was on life-support in the U.S.A. when Obama was elected )

p.s. RE: the 'Indy Dead' theoreticians 07.Feb.2019 18:09





**** YOU, you navel gazing slackers.

Indymedia came to life around the CLASS-FOCUSED anti-globalist 1999 activism.

Now, the Antifa "We're Going To Kill A Nazi [no, Nazis haven't existed since collapse of that regime in May 1945] For Mommy" spam,

and the "a racist / sexist / anti-LGBTWTFBBQ comment was made against me at lunch today" so-called 'activism' and eternal handwringing/navelgazing, dominate not only Corporate Mass Media but are in lock step with so-called "Left" activists.
and of course the Portland IMC newswire:
"Look we're gonna have a Periscope social-mediacast of how much we Rully Rully HATE the 'Nazis'! JOIN US!"
[ and then proceed to get the shit-kicked out of themselves / get their teeth readjusted ]

Leftists (whatever they even are anymore, here) have TOTALLY ABANDONED the Working Class of the United States. ( don't worry, Trump took your place )

where's the Yellow Vest demo equivalent in the U.S.? Nowhere to be seen, thanks to the Absolute Complete Self-Abortion of Leftism in the post-Obama era.

The webmaster must have sent up the bat signal... 07.Feb.2019 20:02


"Halp! Needz friends to defend the newswire hijacked as a personal blog!!!1!!!"

Funning aside:

"so-called 'activism' and eternal handwringing/navelgazing"

Yep, pretty much describes this ghost town and what strypey wrote:

"Some may have called it in 2013 when the global site at Indymedia.org stopped adding new feature articles. Others made the call when Nottingham IMC closed it doors to open publishing that same year. But when lists.indymedia.org went offline in 2015, it seemed to me a very appropriate time to consider the book closed on the Indymedia/ IMC project. In the decade before Occupy birthed Loomio and a multitude of other web-based decision-making platforms, lists.indymedia.org had served as the main communication and decision-making nervous system of the Global Network of Independent Media Centres. Although many activist news sites still use the Indymedia name, without email lists or even recoverable archives, its days as a functioning global network are over. The docs.indymedia.org wiki that acted as the network's institutional memory seems to have gone down too, although Archive's last capture was in April this year. "


"There is still a site there, but reading between the lines, the features area seems to function as a private blog for a handful of front groups, run by the same handful of activists. The open newswire consists almost entirely of tofu about Palestine and paranoid ravings about the CIA from a persistent spammer. In a move reminiscent of Stalin and Mao doctoring photographs of them to remove comrades who had fallen from grace, most of features articles and user-submitted stories from the years when the site was widely used have been moved to an unsearchable static archive. This was done when the site was moved to a bespoke server software for which no source code appears to be available, in violation of one of the core Indymedia Principles of Unity, using only free code software. It's dead, Jim. "

It's okay dude. Move on. The next wonderful thing might be around the corner. But if you're still clinging to Indymedia's corpse, you'll miss it.


"Stalin and Mao doctoring photographs" or, Trump = Russian Agent Since '87 07.Feb.2019 20:32


as soon

07.Feb.2019 20:02

has presented evidence of their "activism" from 2009-2019,

then we'll have a discussion (about what is actually occurring in the world).

until then it's just bandwidth-spam.

the "left" and "activism"
NO LONGER EXISTS. YOU ARE self-surrendered Stockholm-Syndrome PRISONERS OF the "socialmediasphere",
who believe that your Hashtag-Matters memes are going to
"create change".

The actual world, and reality, goes on outside of your iPhone and socmedia feeds.'

Whenever *****ANYONE***** wants to start organizing around CLASS-based issues (anywhere in the U.S., not just in Portland/Oregon or PDX IMC) let me know.....

oh yeah Orange Man Bad. Ocasio-Cortez and Sanders for Prez. lol. FOAD.

lmao 07.Feb.2019 20:47


the funniest part of this thread is someone thinking Trump cares about the working class. holy shit y'all
hey at least he eats fast food in the white house. maybe he is white trash afterall

The War Against The Elite Pirates Will Resume 07.Feb.2019 21:55


People just have to recuperate from the absurd "tactics" of the Occupy movement.

Most of the identity politics fetish comes from the folks with big unpaid student loans. They will soon enough get tired of just paying the bankers all the time.

Just Say No 08.Feb.2019 12:54

Troll Watch

>> Why would anyone organize with a back-stabber

>> Whenever *****ANYONE***** wants to start organizing around CLASS-based issues (anywhere in the U.S., not just in Portland/Oregon or PDX IMC) let me know.....

How 'bout that! 09.Feb.2019 20:15


_ wrote, "and the "a racist / sexist / anti-LGBTWTFBBQ comment was made against me at lunch today..."

Huh, again. A reasonable person might wonder why this was so.

Good thing that addendum to LGBT isn't too much of a giveaway.

A reasonable person might wonder why THIS HAS ANYTHING TO DO W/ Class Struggle 09.Feb.2019 21:03


( oh and Intersectionality  http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2018/09/436687.shtml **ISN'T** a viable answer or explanation )

Class consciousness? RE: Garth, I've never seen anything but pure unadulterated 100% Trolling from him.

For example, 09.Feb.2019 21:05

[FROM Intersectionality LINKED ^]

a common refrain among the intersectionalist left is that Trump won the 2016 election due to the racism of white people, working-class whites in particular, and therefore the set we call working-class whites has nothing to bring to the intersection, so to speak. It can be ignored as a potential ally in the struggle against neoliberalism. However, the set of all working-class white people is not the same as what we find at the intersection of the set of working-class white people and the set of racists. By conflating the two sets, the intersectionalists are

1) excluding a large set of people that have been crushed by neoliberalism and

2) committing themselves to a much diminished coalition.

RE: "Trump cares about the working class" 09.Feb.2019 21:21


NO, he DOESN'T ( and nor does anyone here "think" that )

he doesn't HAVE to because he's a billionaire.

Problem with Trump is that he's co-opted all of the mainstream left's former Labor Organizing, 'working' and 'middle' class elements, along with the Democratic Party's post-1970s abandonment of the middle class more broadly (today spearheaded by an elite wealthy leadership gunning for an "ethnicized" base  link to portland.indymedia.org

all together have handed Trump the U.S. working class vote on a Silver Platter.

Check out Thomas Frank's prescient 2016-and-later analyses for more :

Video: Thomas Frank: "Rendezvous with Oblivion: Reports from a Sinking Society," 58 min

more Thomas Frank (including an April 2017 must-see video)

Millions Of Ordinary Americans Support Donald Trump. Here's Why
by Thomas Frank

The issue is not Hillary Clinton's Wall St links but Democrats' core dogmas
The Democratic party rejected the New Deal and its stress on working-class Americans in favour of a technocratic elite - is it time for a political revolution?

How The Democrats Lost Touch On Trade
author: Thomas Frank


Donald Trump and the American Left
author: Rob Urie

The election of Donald Trump fractured the American Left. The abandonment of class analysis in response to Mr. Trump's racialized nationalism left identity politics to fill the void. This has facilitated the rise of neoliberal nationalism, an embrace of the national security state combined with neoliberal economic analysis put forward as a liberal / Left response to Mr. Trump's program. The result has been profoundly reactionary.


The Silent Death Of The American Left


The Pieties Of The Liberal Class


The Blasey Ford Episode: State Feminism, The Worthless "Left," And Liberal Delusions

The Democratic Party's stunt has nothing to do with the foregoing, absolutely nothing. The Democratic Party's commitment to Identity Politics is not a commitment to the real issues and questions that are the basis for Identity Politics, it is a commitment to marshalling people's energy around these issues and questions to the imperatives of finance capital globalism and American imperialism. It's not an accident that the heroes of this Democratic Party/Identity Politics "feminism," such as Hillary Clinton and Rachel Maddow, are so open and bloodthirsty about their militarism.


On Rhetoric And Strategy In Social Justice And Leftist Spaces
It is time to check privilege checking. D'Arcy discusses the concept of privilege throughout his piece and how the shift towards examining interpersonal communications and relationships has enhanced the visibility of checking people on their acquired privileges. This has its place without a doubt; people have to realize that humanity is more of an ongoing dialectic rather than particular blocks of time existing in one vacuum or the other, and the particular qualities about one's life is in many ways dependent on how that dialectic has shaken out for their community of origin. So yes, people should be made aware of how their privilege manifests in its various forms. But how do we do that? An article originally written for The Daily Mississippian that was reprinted for TIME's Ideas section seems to suggest one way that is growing in popularity: simply tell a person "check your privilege" and then wipe your hands of the situation. After all, it is now their problem, right? And you do not have time to educate anyone, because what do you look like? Google? That approach is cathartic, self-satisfying, and it even gets you pub in an international news outlet! But does it really do anything more than that? Do you remember the last time someone so harshly dismissed you? Did it make you any more likely to listen to anything that person had to say? Yeah, me neither. As D'Arcy puts it, "There is a certain optimism in the idea of 'consciousness-raising,' or the concept of 'the people,' that seems naive and unconvincing to many of today's activists. The shift from 'consciousness-raising' to 'calling out,' for instance, reflects (and encourages) a loss of confidence in the capacity of people to learn about, understand and oppose forms of inequality that do not adversely impact them as individuals." Ngoc Loan Tran suggested a different format of corrective suggestion that they termed as "calling in", where we approach those who transgress with the kind of humanity that we feel they lacked in their actions. While recognizing that calling out can still be of importance, Tran also recognizes the consequences of implementing that particular strategy in every situation. Tran, however, limits this practice to those we care about and share community with, since a rupture there can obviously have a profound effect on our efficacy as organizers (and if Tran did not make that clear, Mia McKenzie erases all doubt about the intended audience in a postscript). I love the concept, but disagree with the narrowness of scope: this should really be standard operating procedure amongst leftists. We have to recognize the difference between a mistake, a difference of opinion, and an action undertaken with harmful intent, and broadening the concept of "calling in" outside of our particular circles begins the process of doing that.


Liberal Brains Pickled In The Formaldehyde Of Identity Politics

A "grab them by the pussy," racist, sexist white man has grabbed the White House, and the polite class is twirling in outrage like dervishes approaching oblivion.

This insult to the "dignity of the office" and the "nation" is more shocking than the action of the black man who took the Nobel Peace Prize and then proceeded to bomb seven countries.

Liberal brains pickled in the formaldehyde of identity politics are unwilling to recognize in the politically incorrect catastrophe of Donald Trump's victory the blowback to the ferocious economic plunder by the neoliberal order, backed by decades of wanton and unchecked military aggressions.


What It Means to Put Class First
author: Michael Schwalbe 04.Jan.2019 19:47

Web-fu still not explained 10.Feb.2019 08:53


The fact that the main indymedia.org domain returns and unable to connect error, yet the subdomain of portland.indymedia.org STILL works has not been answered.

The most likely explanation is they're hosted on different servers. But it isn't the only explanation....

It is very odd that anyone owning/running the main IMC domain would abandon the main site and allow the Portland collective of one to do whatever he wants at their expense.

RE: "web-fu" indymedia.org domain vs. portland.indymedia Russia did it? 10.Feb.2019 09:47

It's A Conspeerasee

the answer of course is TRUMP'S Fault!

we need to impeach DT so that indymedia can be restored its rightful domain!


hmmm... everyone in their right mind hates Putin.

The Protest Cycle Is Starting Again... 11.Feb.2019 07:25


....and more people would like to start local Indymedia sites.

Workerbees please look for an email from rkjoyce.

Blues is right! 12.Feb.2019 00:29

imc free

Don't forget to check the lastest comments... 12.Feb.2019 00:31

imc free

Modfreak assholes....


It's up right now Everyday Person Tuesday, Oct. 09, 2018 at 12:51 AM
Well, the one guy who owns it.... information Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019 at 8:28 AM

unfortunately, I have to agree 12.Feb.2019 19:31


"Problem with Trump is that he's co-opted all of the mainstream left's former Labor Organizing, 'working' and 'middle' class elements, along with the Democratic Party's post-1970s abandonment of the middle class"

This has been a long time coming, and should be a wakeup call to the Democratic party. However, it looks like they will double down on shit that doesn't resonate and try to fragment further, as though that will someone bring in more independents. The left is so efficient at eating its own that it will never realize that putting this shit aside is in everyone's best interest.

I love you, Indymedia! 13.Feb.2019 12:13

Jody Paulson

I am truly saddened that the Global IMC bit the dust, because I see more reason now than ever for there to be a real populist news network. Look at the yellow jackets and what they are doing. Social media networks are showing themselves for what they are, co-opted for profit sheep pens.

Not all conspiracy speculation is spam. Some is very legitimate. Portland Indymedia has made a big difference in getting some real truth out there.

Link to la 16.Feb.2019 08:31


Looks like there is some folk on this thread that really want this Indy site to die and they seem to really try hard to wish that into reality. So try go to LA to whine about how come the free all volunteer website is NOT functioning like a corporate owned capitalist website. Show some real tears. Submit an article that has substance rather than just kicking at the ankles in hopes something breaks or somebody from LA will cheer you on as you cry for a bigger failure. Thanks for your helpful comments and links you should demand your money back.

@LOL 17.Feb.2019 23:29


Not sure what comment's "lol" is reading at LA IMC, but whatever else you believe, they document a 2+ year run of the portland wire being barely online. That's less about "wanting it to fail" and more pointing out it was actually failing.

"So try go to LA to whine about how come the free all volunteer website is NOT functioning like a corporate owned capitalist website."

????? No one said anything like this, either here or on LA. All people did was ask about the domains and subdomains. Which they never got an answer for.

RE: other recent issues...seems like the proof published on LA that whomever is running the portland wire IS blocking/deleting unflattering comments, has upset you.

Wonder why?