Here's a new request, Malice. I got Carcharoth to agree to post the following message to the list in December of '09. I would be interested in seeing what was posted in response to it.
I understand that, despite being banned, I may request the opportunity to comment on this via email. I would like to make the following observations:
1. The tag-team of SlimVirgin and Will Beback has succeeded in controlling any mention of LaRouche at Wikipedia for five years now. Editors who questioned their edits were intimidated and, if plausible circumstantial evidence could be found, blocked as sock- or meatpuppets. They have flouted a whole array of core policies, but as far as the ArbCom is concerned, the most important relevant passage is the following from C68-FM-SV:
"Parties specifically instructed 2.(iv)
": Editing by a party in conjunction with one or more other users in a fashion constituting or creating a reasonable perception of excessively coordinated editing or of seeking "ownership" of articles or policies.
2. SlimVirgin and Will Beback have changed their line regarding the article in question. When the controversy over this topic began in 2004, every search engine hit on the internet for the landbridge was to a LaRouche publication, so they claimed at that time was that there was no such thing as the Eurasian Landbridge, that it was strictly a LaRouche fantasy, and so there should be no article about it. Now that there are abundant non-LaRouche sources, their line is that it exists, but LaRouche had nothing to do with it. In order to pursue this line of argument, they resort to the sophist's trick of defining "mainstream sources" as being exclusively English-language sources. Since the landbridge is at present primarily an issue for Russia and Asian countries, it receives scant attention in the English-language press, which is preoccupied with the usual coverage of Tiger Woods and other priority topics. But as far as the rest of the world is concerned, LaRouche's role in the development and dissemination of the proposal is in fact being underplayed in the article as newly written by Cla68. One of the sources used in the article is Asharq al-Awsat, described by Wikipedia as "the leading Arabic international newspaper." In the cited article, there is a statement (not included by Cla68) that Recent years have witnessed a proliferation of ideas of LaRouche in China and South Asia, as the spiritual father of the draft back to life the new Silk Road or the bridge Eurasia...