To the International Indymedia network.
We’re sending this letter as groups from the anti-authoritarian, anarchist, libertarian and anti-racist community in Cyprus.
We want to confirm the fact that “indymedia” CYPRUS is controlled by a few people who have nothing to do with the grassroots community of the island.
Unlike, the cyprus “indymedia” is used to attack events of the community either they are anti-fascist, anti-racist, anti-nationalist, either defending the right for public space or creating alternative structures, such as a library etc. The lying and conspiracy theories that the administrators are creating are easily perceived by anyone.
Only one example of the paranoia we are experiencing: On December 2009 the cyprus “indymedia” administrators claimed that anti-authoritarians where planning to burn the town of Nicosia at an event organized for the anniversary of the murder of Alexis Grigoropoulos by the police and the uprising that followed. They’re reason for claiming that was a picture of Molotov bombs in Athens on the poster of the event. (Ofcourse nothing happened, but they went on claiming that they were the ones who stopped the riots from happening..!)
On the other hand their attitude towards nationalist groups is friendly. They advertise nationalist events through the webpage under the pretext of their “anti-occupation struggle” and contrast towards a federal solution in Cyprus. (Even a few days ago they where advertising an event organized by a far right students group of the university of Cyprus ( http://epalxi.net/), which is friendly with ΔΡΑΣΙΣ-ΚΕΣ, another far-right group which supports Cyprus to be controlled by Greece.
We believe that Indymedia is a conquest of the libertarian anti-authoritarian movement and that the specific case of Cyprus Indymedia is a glaring dissonance. We expect that the dialogue which began in this context will soon have results and that the blog which is presented as Cyprus indymedia on your lists will be deleted.
For any other information you need to make a decision we are at your disposal.
Comrades from Cyprus.
Anarchist Union - http://enosianarxikon.blogspot.com/
Falies Libertarian Network - http://falies.com/
Planodio Steki Dromou - http://steki-dromou.blogspot.com/
Limassol Anti-racist Initiative - http://antiratsistiki.wordpress.com/
7 January 2011