[AktiviX-discuss] aktivix and academic/activist projects: principled objections?

GarconDuMonde gdm at fifthhorseman.net
Sat Dec 17 02:16:54 UTC 2005

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slowly catching up with emails...

>>> there is currently a request on aktivix-request at lists.aktivix.org for a
>>> list to be used by a group who are working in universities doing
>>> research related to activism - and who want to use their work to funnel
>>> resources into projects like aktivix.

"research related to activism" i.e. not activism.

>>> the group is composed of people that some aktivixtas know from projects
>>> like indymedia, samba bands etc.

who cares? there's lots of nice people in the world. in fact, i even heard that
tony blair is a "gentleman"

>>> does anybody think that it is *not right* for aktivix to provide such
>>> services?


>> If not then I guess it is a reasonable request.
> I think it's a reasonable request in any case.

i don't.

>>> someone thinks it is a good idea to build such alliances?
>> I am ambivalent, if others are up for it I have no objections.
> I'm broadly in favour, presuming that the research will have some sort
> of activist leaning. I'm certainly no more in favour because they happen
> to be offering us money.

no assumptions. but better question would be: what is the actual request? i
mean, the exact words/request that was made to the aktivix-request list?

having just read through the description of what aktivix is (again) [1], i find
no where a description that might fit a group of academics, even if they are
interested in supporting activism by throwing resources our way. as has been
described elsewhere, there are facilities available for academics to have lists,

>>> any volunteers to set up a bank account and collect funds?

this is a separate issue and should probably be dealt with in a separate email

[1] https://en.wiki.aktivix.org/AktiviX:Description

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