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The Indymedia London website provides an interactive platform for reports from the struggles for a world based on peace, freedom, co-operation, justice and solidarity; and against environmental degradation, neoliberal exploitation, war, racism and patriarchy. The reports cover a wide range of issues and social movements – from neighbourhood campaigns to grassroots mobilisations, from critical analysis to direct action.
The content of the Indymedia London website is created through a system of open publishing: anyone can upload a written, audio and video report or a picture directly to the site through an openly accessible web interface. Through this system of ‘Direct Media’, Indymedia erodes the dividing line between reporters and reported, between active producers and passive audience: people are enabled to speak for themselves.
At bigger actions, Indymedia London volunteers extend this participatory model by establishing ‘Public Access Terminals’, and facilitating direct access to the technical equipment that enables participants to upload to the website.
Inherent in the mainstream corporate media is a strong bias towards capitalism’s power structures, and it is an important tool in propagating these structures around the globe. While the mainstream media conceal their manifold biases and alignments, we clearly state our position. Indymedia London does not attempt to take an objective and impartial standpoint: Indymedia London clearly states its subjectivity.
The media workers of Indymedia London operate as part of the Indymedia United Kollektives (indymedia.uk)
We aim to live up to the following principles:
- Indymedia United Kollektives works on a non-hierarchical basis
- We reject all systems of domination and discrimination
- We acknowledge that the struggle for a better world takes many forms.
- The focus of the Indymedia UK collective is on grassroots politics, actions and campaigns Indymedia United Kollektives does not have any ties with political parties or larger NGOs
- We understand that by lobbying there will be no radical change.
- As a collective our attitude is assertive, and where necessary confrontational.