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Wed Nov 3 18:13:48 IST 2010
i really relish ur posts on the list
On Wed, Nov 3, 2010 at 6:04 PM, shuddha at sarai.net <shuddha at sarai.net> wrote:
> Dear Francesca,
> Thank you very much for your message. I feel equally disheartened on seeing
> this list being abused to call for bans, denunciations and character
> assasination of all kinds, particularly by a motivated minority of people on
> this list whose 'nationalism' permits them to cross the lines of decency on
> more than one occasion.
> I believe that this list is a space for the freedom of speech, unfortunately,
> this means that we have to live with this kind of abuse. While I completely
> disagree with the kind of speech that some people practice obsessively on this
> list, I believe that it is their right to do what they wish with their speech
> acts.The only antidote to it is for everyone else, like you, like me, like all
> those committed to an open space to post, with care and with passion, and about
> a diversity of issues, to not let any one issue, any one tenor, dominate the
> tone and character of the list.
> My appeal to you would be to you, and to all the silent readers of the list, to
> reclaim the list, to make it their own, to discuss all the diverse and strange
> and rich experiences that are a part of our daily lives and thoughts may find a
> reflection in this sapce, so that the efforts of an aggressive minority to
> monopolize the space of discussion is not able to succeed.
> If we believe in freedom of speech, then we have to enrich this space, to
> demonstrate that freedom of speech is not ONLY the freedom to hate and spread
> I look forward to reading what you, and what everyone thinks and feels,
> On Wed, 3 Nov 2010 00:58:14 -0700 (PDT) francesca recchia <kiccovich at yahoo.com>
>> Dear all
>> I am writing this message as in the past days it often happen to me to
>> about the list with different people from different contexts in different
>> I feel that the potentials of exchange and interactions that the list offers
>> immense - an incredible spring of food for thoughts that unfortunately often
>> gets lost in personal attacks, petty accusations, aggressive tones and
>> dismissive attitude.
>> I understand that some political matters are close to people's heart, but
>> does not justify the lowering of the tone of the intellectual exchange.
>> I have often thought of unsubscribing, but the knowledge that every once in a
>> while there is the chance of positive engagement prevented me from doing so.
>> My posts have often gone unanswered - i reckon they are not very interesting
>> the other members - i wonder whether this will get any response. :)
>> francesca recchia
>> kiccovich at yahoo.com
>> it +39 338 166 3648
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