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Open & Unstoppable

A liberation front has opened in the cultural war

I don’t see myself as just a journalist or activist, but as someone sharing ideas and opening the boundaries that restrict ideas from moving. That brought me to the Web as a developer; I see it as a powerful tool, more powerful than some of the more traditional approaches to sharing ideas.

In the Vancouver IMC, we’re sharing space with a smaller, tighter-knit organization and with the Pacific Center for Alternative Journalism, and opening it to a broader community, including the Vancouver Direct Action Network and forest and housing activists. We’re blurring the line between journalist and activist, and trying to educate, empower, and facilitate communication. That’s inherent in the mandate for our space. We recognize the value in sharing these skills and resources, and trying to redefine what journalism is — who gets to tell stories or what stories are being told. read more