|Sent time:||Thursday, September 15, 2011 10:21:59 PM|
|Subject:||[september17discuss] Re: can someone tell whoever spoke to the Village Voice|
Hey all, I just posted the comment below in response to the article
that came out earlier today. I just want to add to this that while I
was having this conversation with the reporter I did not realize that
she was going to transcribe everything I said at that part. I thought
it was going to be a column article and not an interview until after
it was done. Also, she began the conversation with 'I hear there are
a lot of anarchists involved,' which doesn't show in the article and
makes it look like I brought up the topic myself. I'd like to point
out that I didn't name any names. That being said this was my first
time talking to the press and I pretty well botched it.
The insulting comments about me posted to the article are not
helpful. If you have anything else negative you'd like to add I would
appreciate it if you posted it here, rather than making this any worse
than it already was. I will see it.
I'll let the post speak for itself, but again if you have any more
comments please let me know.
Hey People, especially those from the GA,
I just wanted to clarify a few things from the article which came out
earlier today. After reading it, I think the tone of it came out way
too pessimistic regarding the GA and S17. More importantly, I didn't
mean or expect for things to sound so much against certain tendencies
within the GA, especially since nearly everyone involved has been such
a pleasure to organize with. I have an enormous amount of respect for
these individuals from the GA both as people and as organizers, even
if there are some political differences between us. In the end I
believe we share common goals, which is why I value our relationships
and the importance of us working together.
While I do stand by arguments I made, I recognize that the Voice was
not the best place to air some of these differences, particularly the
one about liaisons, which was inappropriate for me to talk about with
a reporter. If I had fully understood the format of the article which
was to be written, I would have refrained from discussing several of
these issues and instead have focused on the more logistical issues
around S17 and its promotion.
I would also like to clarify that New Yorkers Against the Budget Cuts
operates as a separate group from the GA.
As an individual I fully stand with the GA, which we have all worked
so hard together to build, in the expectation that S17 will be a step
forward in the fight against budget cuts and the war on the working
class in the United States and internationally.
On Sep 15, 8:44 pm, David Graeber <da...@anarchisms.org> wrote:
> rule #1 of all activist media work is you don't badmouth other activists to the press.
> I mean I know a lot of you guys are inexperienced but this is beyond obnoxious.
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