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Correspondence to NERB from the party's 'administrative committee'

Dear Vin,

 

The EC, at its meeting of 7th May, considered the following North East Regional branch on the Twitter account @worldsocialism.com, dated 29th February -

 

"Can the NERB bring to the attention of the EC the actions of the Internet Committee and their handling of the twitter account @worldsocialism.com. This branch is of the opinion that the actions of the Internet Committee have hampered thegenuine attempts of this branch to use this account as a valuable propaganda tool and would like the EC to consider whether the actions of the Internet Committee, including their lack of response to requests for that committee to provide minutes of their meetings, have gone beyond the terms of reference of that committee"

CARRIED 7-0-1.

 

 

This is from the Report from the Internet Committee (1st May 2016).

"The @World_Socialism Twitter account continues to occasionally post or re-tweet items which without comment could be construed as supporting other parties and movements. Some confusion exists between two very simmilarly named accounts [@WorldSocialism and @World_Socialism]. It is unclear just who “owns” the accounts. The committee finds the branch unresponsive to their enquiries."

 

The EC rejects the accusation that the Internet Committee has exceeded its Terms of Reference and resolves to take no further action on this matter.”

 

With regard to the Twitter account @WorldSocialism the EC also resolve:

(1) To ask NERB to confirm whether @World_Socialism is their Twitter account, and if so, what arrangements they have made to ensure it is under editorial control. A reply is requested no later than the date of the next EC meeting (4th June 2016)

(2) In the absence of any satisfactory reply the next EC meeting will consider further:

(a) authorising the Internet Committee to take action as suggested in their Report of 26th March 2016,

(b) whether any further action is required in respect of the actions of individual Party members.

 

Please let me know if you require any further information.

 

YFS,

 

Oliver Bond

 

Acting General Secretary

 

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The EC  has already disowned the branch's account and we were instructed to rebrand -  which I did. It is no longer an SPGB acount in outward appearance

This is the offending account the EC intends to attempt to close  down. 

https://twitter.com/World_Socialism

 

I don't know of a  21st century 'western' political party that would do that to its  members

 

Vin

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   Dear Vin,

 

The EC, at its meeting of 7th May, considered your response, dated 11th April, to the EC's proposal on the AV Committee as outlined in the April EC meeting (May EC agenda item 4vib.C).

 

The EC discussed the videos as listed in your email and expressed concern regarding the lack of consultation with the EC prior to their being posted on-line (Rule 17). Other concerns were also expressed.

 

The EC moved to disassociate itself on behalf of the Party from the clips off YouTube and elsewhere produced and published by you for reasons of lack of prior consultation with the EC and unauthorised use of Party emblems.

 

I have to let you know that in light of the above the EC rescinds your appointment to the Audio-Visual Committee

 

YFS,

 

Oliver Bond

Acting General Secretary

 

 Oliver BondActing General Secretary
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Here are the offending video and twitter account

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mo2v1fndQpw

 

https://twitter.com/World_Socialism

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Linda,

Vin has recently been advised by branch members that if he is serious about getting his video work officially endorsed by the SPGB, he needs to go through existing party channels.

As his work is intended for the internet, he must therefore submit his work to the Iinternet Committee and comply with party requirements.

Therefore it is advisable to build bridges with the IC. If Vin is not willing to do this simple, task then he may as well not bother at all trying to force the issue. Banging his head up against party procedures, trying to wind up IC members in defiance will get him nowhere.

It really is that simple.


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Can I make a suggestion that might cut across this impass. The appropriate route to develop videos for the party would appear to be through the AV committee. As at the last EC meeting I was appointed to the AV committee (contrary to the EC's apparent disregard for party rule in their previous meering). This (I think) means that I am now the sole member of the AV committee. If Vin liaises with me re the development of party videos, I can liaise with the EC as to exactly which processes of consideration they prefer, I will ensure that this process is followed and appropriate videos will be produced for the party. QED

YFS

Tim


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The EC is demading the branch respond to next EC. Is that a reasonable demand for a regional branch?

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Hi Linda

The Ec is demanding a response from the branch re the twitter account, not the videos produced. Althoug these issues borth relate to vin, I believe it is imprtant to separate them as they are different issues, The suggestion I made could. in my opinion, be used to resolve the issue re the development of party videos.


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Tim 

 

the twitter account shoudn't be a problem. All instruction have been carried out. It is cleary not related to the SPGB and it cleary says so.

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Hi Linda

I haven't had time (working all hours again!) to go throught he terms of reference for the AV committee as yet, but I will this week. If Vin wants to submit videos to the AV committee in the meantime, I would think that should be the appropriate course of action (but will seek guidance)

YFS

Tim


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I think the EC will settle for no less than a blood letting, judging by the tone and content of the resolution.

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