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April 2024 Forums World Socialist Movement twitter account @worldsocialism.com

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  • #116136
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    I find it even more bizarre thatt he IC cannot come on this forum and answer some simple questions. weird   

    #116137
    moderator1
    Participant
    Vin wrote:
    I find it even more bizarre thatt he IC cannot come on this forum and answer some simple questions. weird   

    So #10 don't count?  You have put your other questions elswhere and we have responded accordingly.

    #116138
    northern light
    Participant

    Post # 13 would seem not to count either.

    #116139
    moderator1
    Participant
    northern light wrote:
    I have a couple of questions.Which "companion party" has the Internet Committee offered the twitter account to ?Has any "companion party" reached out to the Internet Committee, asking to be more involved in Socialist activities?

    We have informed all the companion party's that the twitter account is available.  I'm not aware of any of the companion party's asking to be more involved in socialist activities.  But does it matter who initiates such activity?

    #116140
    Bijou Drains
    Participant

    There appear to be a couple of issues here with regards to Party democracy and accountability. If as DJP states "Like most all other committees internet committee activity is conducted via email and all decisions arrived at through these means."  As these emails are part of the Party business, can North East Branch have copies of the emails. In the interests of democratic accountability, it is important that members are aware of what decisions are taken, the reasons for this and who took those decisions.On a slightly different note I think there are some issues about internal democracy raised about the way the forum is developing. Is the forum the official source of information about decisions taken by Party sub committees? If so how do members who are not part of this forum access information about these democratic processes?On the same theme, if members of sub-committes or members of the EC are reporting on the forum about their activities as part of those committes, surely in the interests of internal democracy those postings should be made in the name of the individual who is reporting back, rather than user names, etc.There is a current issue going on re the use of the twitter account. If I as a member disagree with the decisions made by members of the internet committee, surely I have the right to know which members of that committee are taking these decisions, or posting in support of these decisions. At the moment there are posts from DJP and also the moderator. Are they one and the same person? I have know idea. I also have no idea who these members are and also for the sake of clarity moderators should be posting on issues which relate to moderation. If they want to contribute to debates, surely they should log in under their personal user name?

    #116141
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Questions I have been asking for some time, thanks Tim. I am given 'decisions' that appear to come from a black box, that we are not allowed to look in.Intenet committee meetings are held in secret as are decisions to suspend members.I have asked 'how long will my suspension last?' and the reply is 'we will let you know'I have asked for minutes and copies of emails.Their attitude is even worse.This is unacceptable in the SPGB

    #116142
    Anonymous
    Inactive
    northern light wrote:
    Post # 13 would seem not to count either.

    nor post #12 for that matter 

    #116143
    northern light
    Participant

    Moderator1, thankyou for your forthright reply to post#13. You ask, "does it matter who initiates such activity?" and my answer is, no, it does not matter, as long as that person(s) is a member of the World Socialist Movement and is not in their dotage. Comrade Maratty is already a serving officer of the S.P.G.B.. He is the Secretary of the N.E.R.B.  AND our Social Media officer (a position which makes him a prime candidate to handle the @worldsocialism.com account on behalf of the World Socialist Movement. All too often the S.P.G.B. struggles to fill vacant positions, yet here we have a volunteer. If there is currently only one candidate asking to opperate the @worldsocialism.com twitter account and that candidate is Comrade Maratty, I would respectfully suggest you give him a try. What is there to lose? I reckon there is plenty to gain!! Moderator1, let me remind you of the question you so rightly asked me.  "does it matter who initiates such activity." yours hopefully,joe davison

    #116144
    alanjjohnstone
    Keymaster

    I think i will also add my observation that a member seeking to contribute to the Party and only being too willing to oblige is not being provided with the necessary tool  to do so…access to the twitter account and i take it that means the password.It is surreal. 

    #116145
    Anonymous
    Inactive
    alanjjohnstone wrote:
    It is surreal.

    Not only that but if what we know so far is remotely accurate the behaviour of the IC can only be seen as inexplicable and obstructive…

    #116146
    Anonymous
    Inactive
    gnome wrote:
    alanjjohnstone wrote:
    It is surreal.

    Not only that but if what we know so far is remotely accurate the behaviour of the IC can only be seen as inexplicable and obstructive…

    My feelings, too. Hence my frustration displayed in my OP.The account never belonged to the Internet CommitteeThis account was started in 2009 by a member in the midlands( I believe). He must have left the party or just forgotten about it because it was almost unused. Luckily it claimed to be an 'official twitter account of the SPGB'.  After some research I found that because of this the party could close it down and claim the account. I told the IC who informed me that they knew nothing of the account but would claim it.I have asked about the account by email, via my branch and on this forum and replies are a matter of record.

    #116147
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Does anyone intend to use this account? I have received no reply from EC or IC.  

    #116148
    alanjjohnstone
    Keymaster

    Is this not settled yet? Has there not been a resolution?As far as i can detect there has not been any member from our companion parties willing to take responsibility. Is there a problem with access and passwords?  If not, then i suggest Vin simply goes ahead and if volunteer(s) from a companion party appear he can either stand down or collaborate.If no-one opposes this, i suggest it is a aye vote. 

    #116149
    Anonymous
    Inactive
    Vin wrote:
    DJP wrote:
     Or even contact the EC as an individual

    done

    Have you not contacted the EC yet, Vin?   The matter didn't come up at its January meeting…

    #116150
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Just been informed that It arrived too late but will be on February agenda 

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