|From:||David Graeber <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Sent time:||Thursday, September 15, 2011 11:45:32 PM|
|Subject:||Re: [september17discuss] Re: can someone tell whoever spoke to the Village Voice|
though to be honest the comments weren't all that insulting
still, best to just put in the positive parts
On Sep 16, 2011, at 1:30 AM, David Graeber wrote:
> 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
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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