Unfortunately Fred Look was not sincere in his effort to make me Party Secretary and mentioning it on Loomio only served to re-ignite the existing flame war which began with Michael Marsom’s unconstitutional effort to have me removed from the first constitutional and democratically elected Internet Party executive before its first meeting.
I had hoped Fred Looks first act as secretary would have been to uphold complaints against Tane Harre, Debbie Stanley, Ross Burrows and Dan Van Wylich, which were harming Loomio and the executive at a time when all concerned, including Fred Look were supporting a drive for ‘unofficial’ IC membership.
Rather than form a disciplinary committee as required by section 6.4 of the Internet Party constitution Fred Look has acted on his own to unilaterally censor me from Loomio, and is guilty of misconduct. He has been ineffectual in dealing with the flame war and fallout from the departure of the previous secretary Michael Marsom, and the same four members have continued to exaggerate their falacious arguments. I have not been unreasonable in defending myself, I have not used Marc Whinery’s account to access IC, we have a membership mailing list and Loomio can easily be forked thus the auspices under which Fred has lent support to IC are ungrounded and the need to discuss its integration in our strategy at the executive level is due. Fred Look’s technical ability is also in question: I guarantee I have no problem using Skype and social media to present documentation.
By not protecting the executive and being impartial to those making the attacks Tanne Harre, Debbie Stanley, Ross Burrows and Dan Van Wylich and topics of complaint I am forced to ask that secretary Fred Look steps down from his role as Secretary and leaves the party.
Under section 6.8 of the constitution only a disciplinary committee (of four executive members, Party President, Party Secretary, and two executive members democratically elected by the executive to the role according to section 6.4) have the jurisdiction to discipline members, including censorship on Loomio, not Fred.
Because of this misconduct I am asking all members old and new to write in support of my election to the role of secretary and the removal of Fred Look from the Internet Party Executive by cc’ing the members of the executive, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com as well as firstname.lastname@example.org.
Had the secretaries of our party spent the same amount of time working with me as they have trying to have me removed and/or censored unconstitutionally from it’s executive we would already have the new internet.org.nz and a forked Loomio underway incorporating some form of live polling, and already furthered our formation of the policy and asset committees constitutionally required.
To remove Fred Look from the executive, under section 8 of the constitution would be in the best interests of a constitutional and democratic Internet Party which is something I am still fighting tooth and nail to achieve.
Thanks for your support. It has never been so urgent.
Fred Look’s latest bid to have me removed tried to do so with only three hours notice, under section 8 of the constitution it requires ten days.
Fred, if you are reading this, you may have been a good Green Party secretary, but the Internet Party is not a splinter of the Labour Party, or the Greens, and is about collaboration and innovation and needs young, technically literate and strategic thinkers like myself more than it needs you. I am not saying the Internet Party is the be all and end all of my technocratic strategies, far from it, but it is sufficient to use as an example.
My letter dated April 21st 2015 to Fred Look:
Hi Fred (and the executive), I can only be productive when you CC email communications. I believe as I have pre-existing relationship with the old internet party and technical ability, I was instrumental in getting you that list… I also believe that the logins are not forthcoming because of concerns for/against IC and the way in which we will reface and refactor the internet.org.nz. Of course, my belief, as yours is based on the very limited information available to either of us. If you were genuine in your offer of secretary, which I believe you were, I am asking you relinquish this role, and work with me to get the return done. I was elected, as you were, and besides a few rowdy’s in Loomio (whom I will continue to show are unqualified, and unsubstantial in their efforts against the silent, and thoughtful, masses) the rest will show similar contempt for Laila if they knew the situation she has left us in. I believe it is the executive that needs to tell the truth. Laila has played her cards and lost, we need to thoughtfully consider the strategies I have put forward, yes, I have energy, and am not afraid slow to call a nasty peice of work when I see it, but I am a slow, thorough and methodical thinker. Besides my strategy, we don’t have an Internet Party. I do hope you continue to think through my suggestions, from starting to issue unanimous executive press releases, the first to thank Colin Smith and acknowledge our official meetup.com forums are still operational, “Occupy the Internet”, renewable energy credit UBI, water rights, “500”, because there is a long term plan that is not all about the return, and I am only standing firm to what I was elected for and on.
B.Com(AFIS), CPL(A), ex RNZN(SLT)
Internet Party Executive
My letter dated May 10th 2015 to Fred Look:
Fred, there is no need for me to be censored for Iris Cafe, (which I don’t use) or Loomio. By not providing me with an internet.org.nz email address I cannot work on Internet Party while in mainland China. I have heard from Mickee. I am really concenred that you have no mandate for your moving us from Loomio (which we could fork and put on the internet.org.nz site) to IC. Infact, if IC doesn’t comply with the executive decision making and you are supporting it, I fear for the constitutional democracy of the Internet Party as a whole. I have been strategising for a party, this party, for the last ten years. If you continue to exclude me I and early supporters of this party will not be able to recognise it. It is not the Green Party 🙂 It is something different. Please respond via Skype.
Internet Party Executive
References to my discussion with Loomio as of April 23 2015:
I just had an excellent Skype with Loomio. Here is the Loomio roadmap https://trello.com/b/tM6QGCLH/loomio-roadmap.
Follow up meeting is with the opensource coordinator http://github.com/loomio/loomio. Suggestions from them, they can send us some metrics, some feature costings in terms of developer time for the innovations we have suggested, this forum on handling Loomio participation https://www.loomio.org/d/Jg6uo…/tips-for-loomio-coordinators, and links to workshops they run. Forking Loomio for our use was suggested as an option, features we develop ourselves could then be integrated back into the mainline.