|From:||David Graeber <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Sent time:||Thursday, September 15, 2011 11:30:18 PM|
|Subject:||Re: [september17discuss] Re: can someone tell whoever spoke to the Village Voice|
yes, I would strongly second that part about the insulting comments. Not badmouthing other activists
in the press includes in the comment section!
On Sep 16, 2011, at 12:21 AM, Will wrote:
> 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.
> In solidarity,
> Will Russell
> 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.
Property is Theft - Proudhon
Property is Freedom - Proudhon
Property is Impossible - Proudhon
A Foolish Consistency is the Hobgoblin of Little Minds - Emerson
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