thanks for the reply. I have to say that I found it difficult
myself to respond to that post (as it has happened many times
in other cases in the past --in different situations).
But I can't leave them just pass through without addressing
I don't want to spread hatred between anyone and by any means
but there are issues
that if you know about -and you have been engaged with- you can't
just leave them just pass away as if nothing has happened.
It might be that for some people such issues -and especially this one-
is just a bore or has become a bore,
for others included myself is a very serious matter.
There is the Mediterranean of Braudel
but there is the Mediterranean
of geo-politics and foreign-affairs or just plain politics.
I'm with the former wholehearted without forgetting also that the later
exists as well.
>From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of
>Sent: Sunday, June 14, 2009 9:36 AM
>Subject: [Yasmin_announcements] mediterranean stress
>This is roger from marseille, and I was the one who approved
>the post you objected to, not our greek colleagues.
>I apologise, though I am not sure your
>reply was a good way to relieve tension. We have about 1500 people
>on the YASMIN list and over the years we have struggled with how
>to acknowledge the deep divisions and conflicts in our region while focusing on
>our goal of connecting artists, scientists, engineers around the region.
>Some yasminers advocate full engagement in the political disputes
>that create such pain and suffering in our region (all art is
>political), others argue that
>yasmin can contribute best by trying to help create productive connections
>and referring the political centered debates to the thousands of blogs
>and lists dedicated to causes.
>The yasmin moderators include people from from lebanon, greece, spain,
>morocco, italy, hungary. we know that in some countries in our region,
>it is not possible to subscribe to this list because we do not exclude
>membership in the list to people from specific countries or backgrounds.
> As each of us help moderate yasmin and keep
>it developing we each try to make the best decisions we can. I take
>responsibility for approving the post you objected to. Yasmin is
>an informal network. No organisation just collaborative filtering and hopefully
>by bringing the arts, sciences and technology together we help on the burning
>issues we feel strongly about.
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