[Noisebridge-discuss] Unfairly removed, banned without consensus, and given no warning

Mitch Altman maltman23 at hotmail.com
Mon Feb 23 20:25:52 UTC 2015


For some insight on Noisebridge, and what it is, and what it is not, and for insight on anarchy, and what it is, and what it is not (as pertaining to Noisebridge), please see this article, and in particular to the photo of the "Anarchy"  poster at the top of the article:
http://newworker.co/mag/anatomy-anarchist-hackerspace/

Best, 
Mitch. 

Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 11:37:01 -0800
From: pnaomi at gmail.com
To: ion.simon.c at gmail.com
CC: noisebridge-discuss at lists.noisebridge.net
Subject: Re: [Noisebridge-discuss] Unfairly removed, banned without consensus, and given no warning

OK, this has gone on long enough and is a waste of everyone's time.

First of all, Jeanine is not a "regular" and I don't care how long she says she's been at Noisebridge.  No one knew her at the meeting she showed up to 2 weeks ago, where we welcomed the transgender violence mapping project she mentioned. That was pretty much everyone's first knowledge of Jeanine.

Then we have Jeanine writing well-written letters to the community basically characterizing everyone as being super mean to her and her just being a reasonable person and trying to do the right thing.  Right.

This "propaganda" she's hyping -- notice how she's not mentioning any of what it actually says in her emails.  Because she knows that if she did, she'd be laughed at.  

"Die techie scum" in a horror font is not propaganda, it's artless schlock.  Particularly when placed at Noisebridge, a place created to lower the barrier of entry of tech education and resources to the wider community.

But that's totally besides the point.  We're annoyed at Jeanine because she's using cheap shots to try and wedge herself into the community, such as characterizing Torrie as just a big meany out to get her.
When we interacted with her the other night -- when she came to 
Noisebridge looking for brushes she could borrow so she could wheatpaste
 the Mission -- her response to our concerns about the flyers being 
simply mean and lacking in any useful outcomes was to say, "I'm not having this 
argument right now" (shutting down the conversation) and then to follow 
with, "This is an anarchist public space" (asserting that the concerns 
of the community don't matter, she can do whatever she wants, because you know anarchy == no control man!).

So here we have someone who's playing all the boring regular cards we've seen so many times in an effort to get attention and win unintelligent friends to her side, so that she can continue to not spend the $10 it costs to poster the Mission.

Whatever.

--Naomi




On Mon, Feb 23, 2015 at 11:00 AM, Simon C. Ion <ion.simon.c at gmail.com> wrote:
Completely unrelated to the 86 issue:



On 02/22/2015 04:22 PM, Jeanine Otter wrote:

> ...I want you

> to know what influenced me when making

> propaganda directed at gentrifiers

> and nouveau rich capitalists...



You're targeting tech workers (who make up ~8% of SF's resident

population), rather than "property investment" firms, real estate

speculators, and the diverse set of obstructionists responsible for the

area's failure to build enough housing to meet growing demand?



I'm all for demanding change to a shitty situation, but directing one's

energy at the most appropriate targets is pretty critical.








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