Quick Links: (explanations below)
This is an open publishing site, collectively maintained and provided to give you a voice. Clicking on the links here will take you to the correct page for the type of content you want to publish. Please respect our editorial guidelines.
If you are logged in when you publish on this site, you will be able to edit what you've published later. Because your login is password-protected, other people can't publish in your name or edit your content (unless you breach the editorial guidelines, in which case the moderators may hide it.) If you aren't logged in, you can still publish anonymously. The main reason for allowing this is that you may want to report an event that you don't want to be publicly associated with for whatever reason.
The only information about you that we store is what you enter on the publish form, your username and your password. We do not log IP addresses. If you are concerned about your privacy you should know that your username is stored as a cookie by your browser. If someone examined your computer or snooped on your network, there might be other ways in which you could be linked to what you posted here. For a primer on internet security, read this. We will be adding more advice on these issues soon.
Click the link above to access the open publishing newswire. Your article will appear on the front page of the website immediately. Remember: who, what, where, when, how/why? Photographs will be resized automatically. If the editorial collective think your story is particularly valuable it may be 'promoted' to be displayed more prominently. If it breaches our editorial guidelines it may be hidden. Decisions taken by the moderators are logged to a publicly accessible mailing list, to which any queries about moderation should be addressed.
You can publish any event that you think fits with our editorial guidelines and mission statement. We're especially keen to publicise forthcoming demonstrations, direct action campaigns, DIY culture and creative movements. You can also upload a poster/flier for your event that might be displayed on our front page. You can even use our point & click map interface to show people exactly where to go. Events that appear to be profit-motivated will be deleted, so if there is an attendance charge for your event you should explain why.
The same editorial guidelines apply to video as to the newswire. We don't require you to edit your video to a professional standard, especially if it's breaking news, but please don't post long films with just a few moments of interest in the middle - just give us the good stuff and a bit of context. Do not repost video from other sources - use the 'post a link to another media source' form instead. We accept most common video formats and automatically transcode into flash video and ogg theora, so you don't need to upload the same material in multiple formats. Clips from featured videos are displayed on the front page - original reportage and dispatches will be given priority.
If you see something elsewhere on the net in either the mainstream or alternative media and you think is worth sharing and will be of interest to our users, please post it here. Use the 'summary' field to describe what you're linking to and why.
If your group or campaign want to collaborate on composing material, you can start a 'group' on this website. This will also make it easier for other users to find out about you and to find what you've published here. Active groups will be given prominence on the site.