by Pixeleen Mistral on 29/04/07 at 10:40 am
SLLA goes tits up, spawns new groups to fight the powers that be
“one av, one vote”…except alts
by Pixeleen Mistral, National Affairs desk
Sunday morning visits to the Herald offices can be rough – there is always the possibility that Walker or Uri have been “working late” on a “special project” and have decided to take a short siesta on the floor – surrounded by their “research materials”. However sordid that scene becomes, at least there is someone to help empty the ashtrays and
hide the evidence take the empty bottles out to the trash. Even better – should the mojo wire relay breaking news, someone is there to respond – even if it is in a debauched dissolute fashion. But this sunday the offices were pristine and peaceful – except for the blinking red light on the mojo wire, and a short screed from Smoke Wijaya.
Smoke Wijaya reports that the SLLA is no more – with mass resignations and the formation of several new groups to fight the power – hopefully more effectively than the SLLA. Avatar rights advocates will want to track two new groups – the SLDM (SL Democratic Front) and SLDF (SL Democratic Movement) – to see if they can avoid becoming pawns of publicity-seeking platformistas and the corporate class in SL. It will also be interesting to see what sorts of t-shirts the new groups design, and if they can put on good parties to enlist the blingtard class in their movement. The goons in Baku set high standards with their party friday night – but that is another story.
Here is the text of the announcement:
The dissolution of SLLA is the beginning of a new chapter, SLDM/DF.
A chapter in the fight for democracy in SL has come to its end.
The accusation that the founding ‘owner’ of SLLA, Marshal Cahill, is a corporate counterintelligence operative, has had major consequences. Consequences which caused deep wounds in the organisation; most of the former leadership, solidad Sugarbeet, Marshal Cahill and Keiko Ketsugo resigned. But most of all it damaged the integrity and credibility of SLLA’s very existence.
In the past week we, the remaining (active) members, have discussed the future of SLLA. We believe there is none. The organization is damaged beyond repair; it has lost all of its credibility. As a result the SLLA will be disbanded.
We regret it very much to see a once vibrant organisation, in which a lot of people poured there heart into, has to come to such a sad and sudden end.
However, a new chapter in the fight for democracy in SL has begun.
We strongly believe there remains the need to fight for democracy in SL. We wish to continue a just and legitimate struggle for democracy in SL and are forming a new organization consisting of two groups:
SL Democratic Front (closed membership) and
SL Democratic Movement (open membership)
SLDM/DF will use different methods, a different strategy and a different structure than SLLA for building a mass democratic movement for popular democratic pressure upon LL.
SLLA has been a militant revolutionary organization committed to fighting for democracy in SL.
But many who “joined” SLLA, in support of the concept of democracy in SL (“one av, one vote”…except alts), did not necessarily support the more militant tactics of SLLA, such as nuking Reebok, and frequent particle spamming of the fascist Front National.
Further, and even more important, many who supported the democracy-concept, did not join SLLA at all, because of the tactics used.
Others “joined” SLLA solely to participate in our attacks on burgeoning corporate and fascist presence in SL, with no real interest in, or commitment to the goal of democracy in SL, and/or no formal agreement of compliance with our stated principles of practice (such as advocacy of democracy, and no indiscriminate griefing of civilians, no “denial of service” attacks that might harm the SL grid, etc.).
For these reasons, to encourage a broader range of action and participation and to weed out the more unprincipled, adventurist, opportunist, or elitist elements, SLDM/DF will have a shift in strategy away from SLLA’s militant tactics towards more educational and cultural methods. Further, membership of the core group SLDF will be by invitation only, through the open SLDM-group.
We invite you to check out our new group, which we hope will be able to leave the now tarnished image of SLLA, and move forward on the considerable amount of legitimate work that we have done to raise this issue of democracy in SL.
The time of SLLA has come to an end. We turn the page and begin with the new chapter: SLDM/DF. We want to thank everyone for their work and support in the past and hopefully future. We wish you all the best.
Power to the people!
The ex-members of the closed SLLA , current members of SLDM/DF