This is an archive of the former website of the Maoist Internationalist Movement, which was run by the now defunct Maoist Internationalist Party - Amerika. The MIM now consists of many independent cells, many of which have their own indendendent organs both online and off. MIM(Prisons) serves these documents as a service to and reference for the anti-imperialist movement worldwide.
Maoist Internationalist Movement

August, 2004 Central Task Report

by PIRAO Chief, September 20, 2004

  • See also previous Web Minister reports
  • See also overall situation of prison censorship and prison struggle

    MIM's central task: "to create public opinion and the independent institutions of the oppressed to seize power."

    Summary statistics comparing August 2003 and August 2004

    Statistic August, 2003 August, 2004 % change
    Number of different computers MIM served* 26933 31730 +17.8%
    Avg. MIM pages served per day 2085 2835 +36%
    MIM data transferred 75.00 megabytes/day 131.15 megabytes/day +43%
    MIM Notes printed copies compared with pre-911=100 111 111
    All language newspapers printed copies compared with pre-911=100 111 111
    MIM prison circulation averaged over two months Jan 2002=100 31 0
    Number of top 53 cites of U.$/Kanada receiving at least 1000 MIM Notes Unknown 3
    Average days after print date by which 80% of papers have been distributed Unknown 5
    Number of Art page users 4109 5212 +27%
    Number of different MIM web page files actively chosen from 3584 5859 +64%
    Amazon visitors sent from web page 442 570 +29%
    *Results exclude art, graphics and some other users.

    We continue to lag considerably behind our Five Year Plan goals. August 2004 compared favorably with August 2003 in variety of files that our readers found of interest, but the growth in users lagged behind the growth in content as measured by the number of different files touched by readers. The variety of files offered has allowed for a deepening of readership-- more pages taken per reader relative to growth in number of readers.

    On the plus side, August is generally our slowest month in the year. In August 2004 we reached two major milestones: 1) Our readership was over 1000 people per day in our slowest month. 2) We handed out over 100 non-art & non-graphics files per hour on average in our slowest month. Since we achieved this in an August it is not likely we will go backward from that level of traffic.

    We suffered another unexpected technical setback in August. We continue to hear your clamour for the publication of books (several of which are forthcoming) and the establishment of another Internet discussion group. We also apologize to our French-speaking readers: we have failed to print another edition of Notes Rouges. It's not that we forget our obligations. We simply fail to meet them. We are not usually so far out of line with our operational plans. Hopefully we are in transition to a higher stage level of operation.

    A few oddball tidbits--outside the English-speaking countries, MIM's art page readers are heavily German and Iranian. We also had over 350 hits on our old review of "Sim City 3000," a complex simulation video game.