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"Brice Bowman" <brice {AT} bricebowman.com>
     Re: <nettime> Announcements [actions etc, some IRAQ; x5]
"From Cuban exiles:" <ydzhuman_rights {AT} mail.com>
     A spiritual "axis" of freedom's defenders... srf

     [if sending mail from a non-existent address is a partial
      definition of a spammer, then the 'cuban exiles' seem to
      be, in part at least, spammers. -- mod(tb)]

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From: "Brice Bowman" <brice {AT} bricebowman.com>
Subject: Re: <nettime> Announcements [actions etc, some IRAQ; x5]
Date: Sat, 22 Mar 2003 16:05:41 -0800

The war in Iraq is justified. I am happy to know that soon, the people of
Iraq will be liberated. God Bless the freedom fighters, and death to
terrorists, in all of their locations!


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Date: Sun, 23 Mar 2003 00:06:19 -0500
From: "From Cuban exiles:" <ydzhuman_rights {AT} mail.com>
Subject: A spiritual "axis" of freedom's defenders... srf

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What is behind the current protest movements which expand worldwide? Are 
they spontaneous or coordinated? To which objectives do they respond? Do 
they really seek "world peace"? Why are they silent regarding the crimes 
of the dictatorial regime in Iraq; the cruelties of the Colombian 
narco-guerillas; the violations of political and religious rights in 
communist countries such as China, Cuba, North Korea & Laos, the 
persecutions against Christians in Muslim countries; and the pro-Castro 
despotism of Venezuelan President Chavez? We hope that this article 
about the recent World Social Forum, which we distribute under our 
exclusive responsibility, will shine the light on all this. Hope to hear 
from you. To send us an instant message, please, follow the links below. 
Cordially, Robert P.M. White, Inter-American Monitor, Miami (FL)

Febr. 25, 2003: Diario Las Am=E9ricas, Miami (FL). Febr. 6, 2003: 
Agencia CubDest (FL).

The World Social Forum 2003: Its Networks, Goals and Strategies

* "Liliputian" and "Invisible" tactics give the appearance of 
spontaneity to what in reality is a gigantic protest organization

* Short and medium term objectives for Europe, the United States, Latin 
America and India

Until recently, leftist movements were set up in hierarchical fashion, 
around a party or a mass movement type group. Today, the model in vogue 
is the network, a kind of "(dis)organization" which "does not possess a 
hierarchical structure nor a headquarters," counting only on "nodes" in 
whose intercessions are united "horizontally" hundreds and thousands of 
protest groups. It's what explains the Italo-Brazilian Jose Luiz Del 
Roio, an intellectual whose participation was decisive in the Third 
World Social Forum (Porto Alegre, Brazil, Jan. 23-28, 2003), director of 
the Italian marxist association "Ponto Rosso" (Red Point).

The strategic advantages of an organization of networks set up 
horizontally and not hierarchically are great. To illustrate this, Del 
Roio gives as an example the Italian "Liliputian network," whose "moral 
leader" is the Catholic priest Alex Zanotelli, one of the most active 
figures of "liberation theology," and the leftist Catholic in Italy, a 
sort of Friar Betto of that country. The name and way of acting of that 
network makes reference to the work of the Irish author Jonathan Swift, 
in which a multitude of tiny midgets were able to neutralize the 
gigantic Gulliver.

The "Liliputian" strategy consists in building the largest possible 
worldwide network, constantly conquering space and influence in front of 
public opinion so as to obtain the isolation, relegating to 
unimportance, and "an ever narrower, tighter and thick" fence 
surrounding the actual Gulliver, represented by the conservative America 
government and by so-called neo-liberalism. Another tactic of the 
networks mentioned by Del Roio is the "invisibility" of action, inspired 
by the Zapatista guerrillas of Chiapas, which makes it difficult for the 
adversary to detect the identity of he who opposes him. In the mass 
demonstrations in Italy, this "invisibility" was reflected in tens of 
thousands of protesters wearing "tutte bianche" (all dressed in white 
clothes), "almost as if they were ghosts." (continues)

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