Re: Why is this a featured article?

I originally forwarded this release because of its relevance to ward that houses CAMP([search]), the sponsoring organization for STLIMC. In particular, Galen's opponent Craig Schmid has gone to remarkable lengths to try to get CAMP shut down, meaning the probable demise of STLIMC too. This story was submitted to the editorial collective, and it received enough votes to become a feature story.

I know Galen personally; I'm well acquainted with his enterprises in the 20th ward, and I've personally seen the direct positive benefits of those activities. I also believe he would be supportive of the grassroots community activism CAMP wishes to do, including the IMC. Sure he's seeking political office, but I wouldn't (yet) call him a politician dismissively.

Nevertheless, I also agree that this particular corner of indymedia would do well with more involved participation from its readers, rather than its current trend of reposting external content. If you don't like what you see here, by all means please visit the listserves at imc-stlouis-editorial(at) and imc-stlouis(at) to express your concerns. Or even better, offer to join the editorial collective, submit your stories, vote on others. Participatory media is more effective when it has wide participation.


Re: Re: Why is this a featured article?

I'm assuming then, since you're so well aquainted with Galen, that you're familiar with the three dogs he keeps chained in his backyard on concrete without shelter in the freezing cold and without water in the sweltering hot. Your thoughts?

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Good thing dogs can't vote then, eh?

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Your concern for the welfare his dogs is admirable. I think Galen told me they were rescued animals, so it's sad to read he can't look after them as well as he'd probably like. Why don't you offer to walk/feed/water the dogs, if you live close enough to observe them in the backyard year-round?

Do you have similar concern for the welfare of the humans in that ward? I was impressed by Galen's statements about affordable housing, considering the increasing trend towards gentrification([search]) in the ward. Your thoughts?

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Have you contacted Animal Control?

Animal Control isn't likely to be reading the comments on Indymedia to see where they need to intervene.

Where does this fucker live?

Who does this guy think he is? And where does he live?

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