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what happenedo indymedia

what happened to indymedia. it seems like everything radical has gone dormant.
what happened to indymedia? i remember when it started twenty years ago there was a lot of energy going into it but in like a generation the whole thing has shifted. everything has shifted. it doesn't seem like there is much of anything going on anymore. there is lots happening online but it doesn't accomplish anything particularly radical. almost all of the online organizing is filtered through corporate social media sites. i'm just a ranty old bitch but i am trying to understand why the radical movements of the recent 20 years mostly just whithered up and disappeared and it seems like no one even noticed it happened.

( for further discussion... ) See also this recent newswire post, comments 03.Feb.2020 21:32


[ May ?? have been a deliberate provocateur posting here but still some useful discussion and debunking of the Trolls ]

Is there anyone who still reads this that is antiwar?

Oh, I noticed ... 10.Feb.2020 10:53

Jody Paulson

and it's all about the infiltration. But Portland Indymedia is one of the very few left standing and I sure as hell hope it won't go away. People have come to rely on compromised platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube, and we know what direction those guys are going. Stay in touch with real-world friends you can really trust. Someday soon you'll be very glad you did.

What Happened? Indymedia became the tactic that everyone uses 04.Jun.2020 01:54


What happened to Indymedia? It became the tactic that everyone uses to produce and publish 1st person news in groups that have essentially flat, all-volunteer, models. Indymedia is essentially ubiquitous today and likely many people using the tactic that don't know they are even doing it. It was never an organization and still is not.

One thing that it is.... there when you need it.

Itís still here but different 13.Jul.2020 05:10


It seems like there is an amazing resurgence of radical organizing happening in portland right now. It's true that black lives matter and don't shoot pdx don't really use indymedia. Neither do many of the other radical new spaces in town. Alas every generation has its own media, newspapers and even language. Indymedia is a great model I love it but it wasn't picked up the way younger activists use other forms of social media. Indymedia was the originator it is too bad because indymedia is global and radical and comprehensive in its analysis. It is a real threat but it isn't used much. I love it and am glad it still exists even if it is just a website with a few posts

IndyMedia Alive and Well in East-Central Illinois 21.Sep.2020 15:19

Stewart Dickson mathartspd@gmail.com

I was a member of the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center from 2010 to 2018.
They have an awesome physical space in the "Classic" Urbana Post Office Building.
They are an umbrella to many other organizations: The Urbana Bike (Co-op) Project,
Books-to-Prisoners, the Makerspace Urbana, WRFU-LP, C-U Citizens for Peace and Justice, ...
The U-C IMC is celebrating its 20th anniversary next week.
"Independent Media: Where we've come from and why we need it more than ever!" with panelists Sarah Lazare, Tanya Parker, and Sascha Meinrath and Danielle Chynoweth (Moderator).
Tune in online at www.ucimc.org/20th or on the radio at WRFU 104.5 FM.  http://www.wrfu.net

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Re: IndyMedia ALive and Well in East-Central Illinois 21.Sep.2020 15:40

Stewart Dickson Stewart.Dickson@MathArt.org

Oh, I almost forgot -- the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center is also home to the School for Designing a Society, the Costume Closet, Midwest Zine Library and the Patch Adams Gesundheit Institute!

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