UK IMC Server Appeal 2004

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See also UkTShirt for a fund raising idea. Appeal image

Appeal Text

The seizure of the hard drives in London shut down an Indymedia radio station and around 20 different Indymedia websites from Ambazonia to the UK. Thousands of individuals who have posted hundreds of thousands of articles on these web sites suddenly found their voices silenced by an unknown hand. This story is still ongoing: sign the solidarity statement!

This experience shows us that more servers are needed. The ideal would be to have all data distributed on different servers all over the world - we are looking for mirrors.

Following the FBI raid, a number of web servers have been offered to the UK site and are now in use. Our immediate aim, therefore, is to build a database server to take the load off the existing one. The current database, or 'publishing server,' for the UK and other Indymedias is often overloaded, especially when uploading larger media files. Scores of people give up in frustration when publishing unsuccessfully time and again.

We will not be silenced again

To make the UK site work more effectively we have set a target of £5000 to pay for a fast new web server and a high-speed Internet connection. In addition, it will enable us to help other Indymedia sites in different parts of the world.

The best way to help is to set up a regular payment into the Indymedia UK Network account: several people are already contributing £10 a month, but whatever sum you can afford would be much appreciated. Read on for information about how to donate to this appeal.

How to make a donation

If you are working, please consider setting up a regular donation of £10 a month, or whatever you can afford depending on your circumstances.

Just write down these details, take them to your bank and ask to set up a monthly or quarterly standing order.

Account number: 03194700
Sort code: 16-58-10

Address Triodos Bank NV
Brunel House 11
The Promenade
Bristol BS8 3NN

To make a one-off donation you can use
which is very quick and easy but please note that they will deduct 4-5 percent. Your contribution will go further if you donate using Internet Banking service or by sending us a cheque.

Donations to the IMC-server appeal can be made using
(via (Sheffield Indymedia):Paypal Donate

Please make cheques payable to: The Independent Media Centre IMC) UK
In the UK cheques or cash can be paid in at all branches of the Royal Bank of Scotland at no charge. This is preferable to sending them to Triodos who charge us 50p per cheque.

*Postal address for cheques or postal orders*
The Independent Media Centre (IMC) UK
P.O. Box 587
London SW2 4HA

To transfer money from outside the UK Account Name: Triodos Bank
Account number: 10000856
Sort code: 16-00-34
IBAN Number: BG11RBOS16003410 0008 56
BIC Number: RBOS BD 21
Reference: 03194700

-- RadgEd - 28 Oct 2004
-- SpanneR - 28 Oct 2004 added bank acct instructions from UkNetworkAccount
-- AndiE - 30 Oct 2004 worked on the appeal text, specifying the needs, and adding backup and distribution ideas
-- MayleR - 02 Nov 2004 ruthlessly removed some stuff, made \xA310/month ask more specific, made paypal ask before cheques so as to have immediacy.
-- ChipScooter - 06 Nov 2004 sync'ed site text with wiki text so re-editing work can start.
-- ChipScooter - 06 Nov 2004 added suggested changes to text.
Topic revision: r17 - 06 Nov 2004, ChipScooter
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