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5...Olivier Hoedeman......Reclaim Europe! Counter Summit


Date: Sat, 16 May 1998 13:37:51 -0400
From: (
Subject: pgMedia/Name.Space Motion for Preliminary Injunction

                          FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
                 pgMedia Asks Federal Court to Open the
          Internet Domain Name Market for Immediate Competition
                       Press release from 05-15-98

NEW YORK - On May 14, 1998, pgMedia, Inc. d/b/a/ Name.Space(sm), a
NewYork-based registrar of Internet domain names, filed a preliminary
injunction motion with the United States District Court for the Southern
District of New York, requesting that the Court prohibit Network
Solutions, Inc. ("NSI") from continuing to deny pgMedia access to the
Internet's "root zone file."


The full text of the Motion is now online at:


For more information, please contact:

      Glenn Manishin  at (202) 955-6300 <>
      or Henry Perritt, Jr. at (312) 906-5010 <>

Name.Space website can be reached at



Date: Sat, 16 May 1998 15:54:26 +0100
Subject: Please Join the Transatlantic Information Exchange Service (TIES)

On May 11th, in the framework of the EU-US Summit of London, the new
Transatlantic Information Exchange Service (TIES) opened to the public
( A presentation for EU and US Ambassadors,
officials and journalists is organised by the Foreign Office at the
European Representation in London on May 11th from 10am till 12am.

TIES is a meta-website whose aim is to serve the development of civil
society partnerships and cooperations between the EU and the USA.

As TIES president, Franck BIANCHERI (President of Prometheus-Europe), puts it:
"TIES is the first of its kind. TIES is pioneering technological and social
engineering at the crossroads of three major trends of the next decades:
 - internet
 - transcontinental cooperation
 - civil society empowerment in international relations.
TIES is opening a new way to buid "people to people" transcontinental
cooperations; and it is opening it with the civil society actors themselves
as TIES is implemented by dozens of associations, universities,
foundations, ... .".

Born in May 1997 at the "Bridging the Atlantic: People to People
Conference" of Washington, TIES is currently supported financially by the
USIA, the European Commission and the Dutch Foreign Affairs Ministry. Since
that date, the European Parliament as well as the European Presidency (with
yesterday the Netherlands and Luxemburg, today the United Kingdom and
tomorrow Austria) are also bringing a crucial support to the development of
More Member-States intend to support TIES financially in the next weeks as
well as several EU and US foundations and companies. TIES 98 budget is
680.000$ of which the USIA and the European Commission have contributed for
120.000$ each.

Very concretely, as Nanette LEVINSON (Dean of American University), General
Secretary of TIES, explains:
"TIES is allowing associations, universities, schools, foundations, local
authorities in the EU and in the US to build a transatlantic bridge of
their own by getting access for free to information about:
- where to find funds supporting EU-US cooperations (pubic and private)
- which cooperations do already exist in their area of interest between the
EU and the US - which are the potential partner organisations
- what are the best practices concerning EU-US network management
- How to use the new information technologies in order to  build efficient
and cheap EU/US cooperations?
TIES may help deepening, at the civil society level, the EU and US relations."

Marleen STIKKER (Director of the Society for Old and New Media), the TIES
webdirector, underlines 'TIES constitutes a very advanced information and
communication system enabling people to build communities. TIES is based on
one of the first membership based databases. Its content is created by its
members as they are responsible for their own entries'. The TIES website is
located in Amsterdam (Netherlands) and developed by Society for Old and New
Media and Digital City Amsterdam. It will have a mirror site in Grand
Rapids (Michigan).

TIES content is organised by sections (education, environment, seniors, ...)
supported each of them by a working group gathering several EU and US
organisations working in this very field.

For its public launch in London, TIES will exhibit two projects developed
by the Library of Congress with European partners, called 'Germans in
America', and 'The Luxemburgers in America' which provide a first
historical and cultural background to 'Family TIES'. This section will be
fully developped for the next "EU-US 'People to People Conference' to be
held in October 1998 in Vienna.
With the support of other libraries and research institutions in Europe and
the United States, TIES intend to develop similar virtual exhibitions for
each EU Member-State.

Mylene van Noort, mailadres:
Maatschappij voor Oude en Nieuwe Media / Society for Old and New Media
De Waag, Nieuwmarkt 4, 1012 CR Amsterdam
Tel: 020-5579806
Fax: 020-5579880


Date: Mon, 18 May 1998 11:32:19 +0200
From: http.// (by way of Walter van der
Subject: Unexpected Obstacles opening at ZKM Media Museum

for immediate release:
>From May 30th to August 16th the ZKM Media Museum will present a
comprehensive retrospective of the works of the American media artist Perry
OPENING Friday 29 May 1998 beginning at 6 PM
Friday 29 May 1998
6 PM Greeting: Dr. Gerd Schwandner
     Talk: Erkki Huhtamo, University of Lappland &
     Prof. Dr. Hans Peter Schwarz, Director ZKM Mediamuseum
9 PM REMOTE - Interactive Performance
    (IMPORTANT! Please bring your TV remote control with you!)
Saturday 30 May 1998
2 PM Discussion:
     Erkki Huhtamo, Timothy Druckrey
     Jonathan Lethem, Sally Jane Norman
     Moderation:  Prof. Dr.Hans-Peter Schwarz
6 PM Reading - Jonathan Lethem
Since the 1980s Hoberman has analyzed and commented on the influence of
technology on our perception and the determination of our everyday life
through the medium of sculpture, installations and interactive
environments. The artifacts of pop culture and the vast range of 20th
century technological equipment form an almost unlimited source for the
ironic style of his works.

The visitors to this retrospective are heading for unfamiliar experiences
with superficially familiar objects. Film sequences, advertising slogans,
kitchen appliances, and last but not least familiar computer monitors are
displaced from their usual context and are arranged in surprisingly novel
ways that are highly imaginative. Perry Hoberman uses these objects as a
starting point for developing totally new aesthetic systems of

In "Dead Space/Living Rooms", for example, film stills and fragments of
sound tracks from long forgotten movies spring to life again as huge 3D
projections. In the interactive installation "Faraday's Garden" the whole
arsenal of electrical household equipment comprising mixers, shavers and
fans turns into a kind of mechanical ballet. Starting up this kinetic
sculpture follows a hidden pattern and takes the viewers in an almost
ghostlike choreography through the room.

Perry Hoberman is an absolute expert in handling the full potential of the
new media in order to create representative new spaces for observation. In
his works the haptic character of objects is placed in juxtaposition with
the volatility of images. He contrasts the cold presentation of a virtual
reality with imaginative dreams. In this way he expresses his comment on
the euphoria of many progressive utopias in both a nostalgic and satiric
EXHIBITION EVENTS - all events take place at 11 AM Sunday
14 June/12 July:  Unexpected Obstacles - The Apparatus of
                  Consumer Society: Lecture by Gabriele Blome
21 June/19 July   Film Recycling - Film as an Artists'
                  Lecture by Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter
28 June/2 August  Home of the Brave - Directed by Laurie
                  Anderson - Film Screening
5 July/26 July	  Technology - Art - Pop:
                  Lecture by Dr. Gerhard Blechinger
CLOSING EVENTS - Saturday 15 August 1998
17 PM	Test Patterns:
        Video Works from New York presented by Perry Hoberman
20 PM	Artist's Conversation in the Night Cafe:
	Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Schwarz
        in conversation with Perry Hoberman
ONLINE PROJECT opening 29 May 1998
Cathartic User Interface Worldwide
go to:
ZKM / Media Museum        Wednesday-Saturday 12 AM - 8 PM
Lorenzstr. 19             Sunday 10 AM - 6 PM
76135 Karlsruhe, Germany  Monday/Tuesday closed
Tel. 0721-8100 1200       admission 10 / 5 DM
Fax. 0721-8100 1139
Unexpected Obstacles is produced by
ZKM Media Museum, Karlsruhe, Germany and
Galleria Otso, Espoo, Finland


Date: Sun, 17 May 1998 20:29:38 +0100
From: Tommaso Tozzi <>
Subject: global chat-conferences during Hack It 98


We are looking to start an IRC channel to realize a global chat-conferences
during Hack It 98.

The people in Florence will read (helped by a translator) it on a big screen.

We have not still decide the date but it should be 5, 6 or 7 june in the
night (italian time).

We should be very happy if you will partecipate on-line.

We are looking to close the program of events for Hack It 98, so, please,
let me know as soon as possible if you agree Hack It 98 and if you'll
partecipate in it.

Best wishes

Tommaso Tozzi


                                 Hack-It 98

                         Frequently Asked Questions

                         ver. 1.0 - May, 14th, 1998

Getting started

What is Hack-IT 98?

Hack-IT 98 cannot be defined in one way only. It is an open-air festival, a
meeting, a hacking party, a pause for reflection, an occasion of public
learning, an act of rebellion and an exchange of ideas, experiences, dreams,
utopias and love.
What characterises Hack-IT 98 is our wish to live these three days
completely self-organised basing ourselves on our needs. Hack-IT 98 is a
SELF-ORGANISED event: there are neither organisers nor users, but only


In Italy, in a squat in Florence named C.P.A. (Centro Popolare Autogestito,
Popular Self-Organised Centre), Viale Giannotti 79, Florence. Tel and Fax ++
39 55 6580151


On Friday 5th, Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th of June, 1998. If you wish and if
you have time, you can join Hack-IT 98 several days before the starting
date, in order to help organise the event, install the LAN and do whatever
might be useful.


How you wish! The C.P.A. offers a large area where you can pleasantly spend
your days and nights during the meeting. There will be a self-organised
camping site, so bring your tent and everything you might need.

How much?

Do you have to pay to participate to Hack-IT 98? Of course not. Hack-IT 98
is a no-profit event and nobody will make money out of it. In order to cover
expenses we will organise a few concerts and other social events; to attend
these a small fare will be requested. In the eventuality that the expenses
should be too high, a small subscription fee will be requested to all


Computers and other tools

Will we have an Internet connection?

The answer is almost certainly "yes". Although during Hack-IT 98 people are
not meant to work on computers or to navigate on the net, we believe it is
important to be connected at all times. We will thus activate an ISDN line
connected to the Internet.

Will we have a LAN?

Yes! The LAN will be based on TCP/IP, we'll then build an 'intranet' during
Hack-It 98. It is highly preferable to use RJ45 connectors to connect to the
LAN, although there will also be a possibility to use BNC connectors.

Will I have computers to work on?

The answer doesn't depend on us. We can guarantee connectivity and the LAN,
but have no idea of how many computers will be available. Bring your own
computer (laptop or not!), your ethernet adapter, your hubs and so on. The
LAN will be in continual progress! So please read these FAQ as often as you
can, as the information will be continually updated.

Can I bring my own computer?

Of course! It would be an excellent idea if everyone interested in using a
computer during Hack-IT 98 brings his own. Sheltered tables and rooms will
be available.

What else do I need?

If you want to connect your computer to the LAN and to the net, you will
surely need a LAN Adapter. If you don't have one, you can buy one for about
30$ in any computer shop. If you want to connect your laptop or your non-IBM
computer, you will have to spend a little more.

May I bring various electronic equipment?

Of course! You can bring whatever you want: radios, pagers, radioscanners,
toasters etc. etc. The more you bring with you, the more Hack-IT 98 will be
fun :-)



Where to sleep

If you want to live the true atmosphere of Hack-IT 98, the C.P.A. offers a
large area where you can place your tent or sleeping bag. A tent is not
necessary but useful, both for your comfort and your privacy during the
event. Unfortunately we are in a metropolitan area, so do not expect lawns
and greenery. We will have to sleep on the hard cement! An inflatable
mattress will allow you to go back home without a stiff neck! If all this is
just too much, you can book a hotel, but it will cost you a lot more... A
list of hotels will be posted later.

Where to eat

The C.P.A. is known for its good Italian cooking and good-looking cooks! You
can eat well at the C.P.A. without spending a fortune. Special attention
will be given to Vegetarians and Vegans. If you don't want to eat at the
C.P.A., there are many restaurants, pizzerias, supermarkets and shops of
every kind in the neighbourhood.


WCs and showers will be installed for the event.

How to get there

Florence is - we think - a well-known place. The best way to reach it is by
train, plane, bus or car (but not by boat!). Detailed information on how to
reach the C.P.A. will be given later.



Workshops and courses

The backbone of Hack-IT 98 will be a series of self-organised workshops.
Everybody can propose and carry out his own workshop. All we ask is that you
inform us as soon as you can what your ideas and proposals are. A reminder:
most of Hack-IT 98 will be in Italian.

Two courses will introduce people not too skilled with computers in the
correct environment of Hack-It 98

Courses in basic network technology
For people with low skills in computer usage. The course will teach how to
use the basic services offered by the most popular networks.

Cryptography and anonimity on the networks
For people with an average knowledge of network technology. The course
wishes to show how to defend your privacy by using several techniques
(cryptography, steganography, PGP, anonymous remailers etc).

You can see a map of CPA.

Friday, June 5th

Timetable     Where            Workshop
9.00 - 11.00  Sala Navigazione Linux 4 Beginners             Net Diver
10.30 - 13.00 Cupola           Hacker Art - part I           Tommaso Tozzi
14.00 - 16.00 Teatro           Ipertexts. How to think and   Graffio
                               how to create on the Net.
                               The role of the author and
                               the role of the reader.
14.00 - 15.00 Cupola           Knowledge within the Net      Ferry Byte
15.00 - 17.00 Cupola           Hacker Art - part II          Tommaso Tozzi
16.00 - 18.00 Teatro           History of information        Renato Pii
                               technology - part I
16.00 - 18.00 Longinottik      Course: Basic Network         Evaluna, S.
                               technology - part I           Sansa,
                                                             T.H.E Walrus,
                                                             W. Maddler
18.00 - 21.00 Longinottik      Debate on the new book        Joe Lametta &
                               "Kriptonite. Escape from      the authors
                               global control" and course
                               "Criptography and anonimity
                               on the network"
18.30 - 21.00 Cupola           Hacker Art - part II          Tommaso Tozzi
21.00 - 24.00 Teatro           Debate on the CD-ROM          Isole nella
                               "Digital Zones" and on        rete and
                               "Self-organising networks in  Tactical media
                               Italy and Europe. Which are   Crew
                               the polical and social uses
                               of the network?"

Saturday, June 6th

Timetable     Where           Workshop
9.00 - 11.00  Sala            Linux 4 Beginners         Net Diver
11.00 -       Cupola          Router CISCO to diagnose  uVLSI
13.00                         and cure some network
11.00 -       Longinottik     Course: Basic Network     Evaluna, S. Sansa,
13.00                         technology - part II      T.H.E Walrus, W.
14.00 -       Longinottik     Course: Criptography and  T.H.E. Walrus
16.00                         anonimity.
14.00 -       Sala            IP version 6. The new     Fausto Saporito e
16.00         Navigazione     generation of Internet    Kyuzz
16.00 -       Sala            VRML and Java             E. Pecis e
18.00         Navigazione                               VRMLdreamers
18.00 -       Longinottik     Course: Criptography and  T.H.E. Walrus
20.00                         anonimity.
                              Anonymous Remailer

18.00 -                       Video: Richard Stallman
21.00         Teatro          and debate on the GNU     Linuxisti presenti
21.00 -       Longinottik     Provider's legal          H. Velena, V.
24.00                         responsibility and        Baroni e Luther
                              censorship                Blissett Project

Sunday, June 7th

Timetable     Whereq           Workshop
9.00 - 11.00  Sala Navigazione Linux 4 Beginners        Net Diver
11.00 - 13.00 Longinottik      Course: Criptography and Putro, Luc Pac and
                               anonimity.               Marta Mckenzie
                               Nym Server e File System
11.00 - 13.00 Teatro           Course: Basic Network    Evaluna, S. Sansa,
                               technology - part III    T.H.E Walrus, W.
14.00 - 16.00 Longinottik      Course: Criptography and Frank Sinapsi
14.00 - 16.00 Teatro           Low tech networks: the   Leandro Noferini
                               BBSs environments
16.00 - 18.00 Longinottik      Course: Criptography and Zeus Kissakie'
                               PGP Phone
16.00 - 18.00 Cupola           Persuasive computers and Arturo di Corinto
18.00 - 21.00 Longinottik      Course: Criptography and And Bov
                               Packet radio e wireless
                               digital transmissions
18.00 - 21.00 Cupola           History of information   Renato Pii
                               technology - part II
21.00 - 24.00 Teatro           Final meeting            The survivers...


Thursday, June 4th

Inauguration of Hack-It 98
Opening buffet and party

Radio Cybernet
The voice of Hack-It 98! Radio Cybernet (
will be the at Hack-It 98. You will listen Radio Cybernet in Real Audio and
*on the air* on a pirate frequency!
All meeting on, Cubo

Where to sell and to buy self-produced equipments.
All meeting on, Entrance of the Astronave

Friday, June 5th

Joe Lametta will meet his affectionated readers of "Kriptonite. Escape form
the global control: cryptography, anonimity and privacy on the network".
h 21.00, Longinottik

Otomo Yoshide
Concert from Japan.
h 22.00, Astronave

Sabato 6 Giugno

Richard Stallman
Video form DECODER about the Italian tour of Richard Stallman, founder of
the Free Software Foundation and of the GNU project.
h 18.00 - 21.00, Teatro

Theatrical/virtual performance
from Graffio (title and names of the performes are still in progress)
h 21.00, Astronave

Digitals Zones
You can taste the self-produced CD-ROM of Isole nella Rete. It is a digital
anthology of texts, images, video and sounds from social centres, groups and
association of the intalian (and not only) under and overground.
h 21.00 - 24.00, Teatro

dj Duramater (ch), dj Alain (ch), dj Ultracore (ch), dj Candyman (ch),dj
Jimmy (it)
h 24.00, Astronave

Sunday, June 7th

Associazione Astronauti Autonomi
We will meet the 'Associazione Astronauti Autonomi' (Autonomous Astronauts
Associated, supported by Riccardo Balli and Massimo Contrasto).
Reading-concert-performance: the programme final program will be posted
asap. Some members of the Association from UK, F, A may take part to the
meeting... You will also find free papers and information about Associazione
Astronauti Autonomi.
h 21.00, Astronave


Info & contacts

You can join the mailing list Send an e-mail at writing in the body message <subscribe hackmeeting>.

News on Hack-IT 98 and these FAQ are at the URL:

These FAQ are periodically updated and posted in several mailing lists and

If you wish to participate to Hack-IT 98 or if you want propose a workshop
or if you want to give a helping hand in organising, join the mailing list or send a message to

For any further information, send a message to


Date: Mon, 18 May 1998 10:57:47 +0200 (MET DST)
From: (Olivier Hoedeman)
Subject: Ga mee naar tegentop in Cardiff!

Weekend Counter Summit / Reclaim Europe!
        12th - 14th of June
        - Invitation -

In addition to other alternative events around the EU Summit in
Cardiff, the counter summit was set up to meet the needs of
campaigners affected by and/or campaigning on the EU.

The weekend counter summit will offer the opportunity to
international campaigners to meet, discuss and formulate strategies
for a better Europe. The structure has been kept very simple.
It aims to enable campaigners from a variety of backgrounds to meet
with others in their particular field, as well as to hear and share
experiences with people in other areas of campaigning.
This format allows both issue-specific discussions and information
exchanges between different fields.  We hope this will satisfy

* * * * * *

Programme  Reclaim Europe! Counter Summit / Fri 12th - 14th:

Two days of discussions and workshops on the leading role of the EU as
an agent of economic globalisation - a space for national and
international campaigners to discuss strategies and actions on the
themes of social welfare, employment, the environment, peace/security,
development/internationalism, agriculture, women, genetic engineering,
CEE enlargement & others (with a whole range of groups and individuals incl.
organisers of the previous counter summits, Colin Hines, Alan
Simpson, French unemployed...)

Fri 12th (eve): Arrival of participants and accounts of latest
successful campaigns
Sat 13th: `The EU and the consequences of its present
agenda' Speakers panel  followed by workshops/discussions.
Finnish at 3pm to join start of demonstration.
Sun 14th: `Alternatives to the present EU & campaign strategies'
Themed workshops followed by closing plenary
* * * * *

To make sure that the main areas of campaigning are covered,
especially for the Sunday workshops, we are asking you to contact
other people working in your field of interest.
Field areas of  workshops:
Women  (confirmed), Employment, Agriculture (& CAP), Peace and
Security (confirmed), CEE Enlargement (confirmed), Development
(internationalism), Environment (confirmed), Genetic Engineering,
Fortress Europe.

We have space for up to 28 different workshops (14 on Sunday morning
and 14 on Sunday afternoon) so please contact us if you know that a
workshop that isn't already mentionned above will attract enough
participants, and we will add it onto the list. Please keep the
subject as broad as possible so as to include enough people.

In addition, Friday evening  will allow participants to share their
latest successful experiences in their specific campaign or country
with others present. We hope for example to hear reports on the
French unemployed movement and the latest updates on the MAI and
other agreements.

Reclaim Europe! will do its best to provide or direct people to
free/cheap accommodation and food. Please contact the Cardiff office
NOW if you require a bed.
 For more information and a registration form for the weekend counter
summit, please contact Reclaim Europe! More info on the web site.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
We would really apreciate any help with distributing this message as
widely as possible! Please get in touch if you can also make paper
copies of leaflets etc
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Reclaim Europe!

Cardiff: Temple of Peace, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF13AP
Tel: +44-(0)1222-220347 / Mobile: +44-(0)4116 05037
Pager: 07666783239

London: 1 B Waterlow Rd, London N19 5NJ, UK
Tel:  +44-171-272 9333
Fax:  +44-171-561 0800
Email: and (both
If urgent, you can also try Isabelle on tel: +44-171-639 3154

Web site:

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Reclaim Europe! is an umbrella organisation for the coordination of
environmental, human and animal rights campaigns and events at the
Eurosummit/June 98 in Cardiff, Wales - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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