[Noisebridge-discuss] I AM ON STRIKE?!?

Jeffrey Carl Faden jeffreyatw at gmail.com
Mon Apr 7 22:12:52 UTC 2014

Thank you for this. I'm behind this 100%, maybe.

On Mon, Apr 7, 2014 at 3:10 PM, Mike Schachter <cubicgoats at gmail.com> wrote:

> Let me be very clear to everyone, for I have recently speed-read a pdf of
> Gene Sharp's "From Dictatorship to Democracy" while commuting via BART.
> The Noisebridge Board of Directors is illegitimate. Bylaws are irrelevant,
> when they are abused to advance a non-consensual agenda on the part of a
> small number of very vocal people. The community of Noisebridge is
> legitimate. The community of Noisebridge should engage in a campaign of
> cooperation with eachother, and non-cooperation with the current Board.
> That includes the members of the Board. The Board should cooperate with the
> community of Noisebridge, but not eachother. Thankfully, they are already
> doing that.
> My legitimacy in this context is potentially questionable. I rarely go to
> weekly meetings, all I want to do is teach a goddamn class in a fucking
> hackerspace, without being assaulted by fear-mongering on the mailing list.
> I deserve no such luxury. My satirically-violent speech two sentences ago
> was unacceptable and I should be banned. My banning, however, may very well
> not be legitimate, and I will find somebody to proxy-block it.
> Nevertheless, ban or no ban, I am on STRIKE, probably. I might not teach
> another machine learning class until Noisebridge has re-established itself
> as a champion of some sort of new consensus-approved, community bought-in
> decision-making process that I will probably have very little to do with,
> for lack of time. I am willing to help with this effort only through
> continued contributions to Noisebridge via teaching people for free, when I
> am no longer on or off STRIKE. I guess?
>  mike
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