It makes me feel a mixture of surprise and tedium to keep finding gmail addresses on mailing lists of alternative projects that claim to be fighting against the big megacorporations.
Years ago I wrote this article for indymedia colleagues who invited me to a telegram group, and for others who started communicating via twitter in preparation for indymedia’s 20th anniversary celebration.
Just a few days into lockdown I could not access any of the riseup pages or services from my computer (and the adventure that followed ended up in the workshop that twofriends and i will stream today 30th of January from 3pm in Madrid and Berlin, 2pm in London, with an option to ask questions on IRC).
Indymedia was a big, almost world wide project, born in Seattle, VA, USA, in 1999. It was the first ‘place’, the very first internet outlet where any one with a computer and an internet connection could post their own news, their own text and media content. Continue reading →
And we raided the heavens, or what is equivalent to saying that some members of Podemos were elected in various elections, to the point of having representatives in Parliament, and mayors ‘of the change’ in important cities and in mine. Continue reading →
I do not know what they called us first. When I arrived in London there were many different groups of what some formal people came to call the ‘extraparliamentary left’. Each with their name, the group commanded and the media watched, and part of society watched too, through them. We called them “mainstream media” (we now call them corporate media when we mind our manners). Continue reading →
After three other events against pensions of misery (reports in Spanish (22 feb, 17 march, 16 abril), this past April 30 we made the fourth demonstration in Briviesca, responding to the call of the Coordinadora for pensions. Continue reading →