[hackerspaces] Leadership abusing powers. Bullying. Extraordinary General Meetings.

peter phm at riseup.net
Thu Feb 26 00:48:58 CET 2015

On 25/02/15 23:34, Don Ankney wrote:
> On Feb 25, 2015, at 9:51 AM, peter <phm at riseup.net 
> <mailto:phm at riseup.net>> wrote:
>> On 23/02/15 05:08, Sparr wrote:
>>> On Fri, Feb 20, 2015 at 2:56 PM, peter <phm at riseup.net 
>>> <mailto:phm at riseup.net>> wrote:
>>>     Does anyone have advice/experience with the leadership abusing
>>>     their powers, doing unconstitutional/unethical things?
>>> Short answer: unless the group's bylaws give you some recourse, then 
>>> you have none. The leadership gets to make up the rules, and if you 
>>> don't like them then you can go start your own club. The actual 
>>> points of your arguments don't matter. They could be telling you to 
>>> stop wearing yellow shirts, and your justification for wearing 
>>> yellow shirts WOULDNT MATTER.
>> I beg to differ. I don't care what the 'law' says. I care about what 
>> is the right/moral thing to do.
>> (there is no appeal process, but I can try to call an EGM, which is 
>> what I'm doing)
>> If your government starts committing genocide, would you say 'oh 
>> well, they passed a law to make it legal, so there is nothing I can do?'.
> Off you should choose that example.The prelude to genocide is almost 
> always dehumanizing the targets.

I was actually transhumanising, but I don't have time to explain this 
right now.
If you read the thread closely, and you're smart, you might guess where 
I'm going (there are clues).

I'm writing a reply for the LHS cleaner thread, cos I think it's very 

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