What is the main goal/objective of the organization or group? In what ways do members try to achieve their goals?
Indymedia strives to empower people to become the media by presenting honest, accurate, powerful independent reports. The goals vary between all the leaders of this organization but one vague long-term goal is to “foster and facilitate the development of as much independent media as possible around the world.”
The organization provides up-to-the-minute reports, photos, audio and video footage through its website as well as its own newspaper, distributed throughout Seattle and to other cities via the internet, as well as audio segments, transmitted through the web and radio.
As far as you can tell: who are the members of this group? Who can join, and how?
The organization is made up of various independent and alternative media organizations and activists.
Would you join this group; why or why not?
I would not personally join this group because I do not have any interest in their cause but that does not take away from the fact that I think they’re work is valiant. I just am not a journalist or an activist.
Also, post a link to your favorite artwork / video / article from the group on your blog.
This is a link from an article on the IMC. I am too afraid to watch it (though I believe they said it was removed by YouTube) but I find the article aout it rather interesting. The video evidently depicts U.S. soldiers killing civilians in Iraq. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJ_zTrjMhX8