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<nettime> A Gathering to Celebrate Mexican Independence Day - September 16th

Dear Sister and Brothers.

A Call to Join a Virtual Sit-in In Support of
The Zapatistas and Chiapas.

A Gathering to Celebrate Mexican Independence Day.
In Front of the Bolsa Mexican de Valores

Today September 16th
>From 10:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.
New York City Time

Activitate Floodnet Now


San Francisco: 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Mexico City: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
New York: 10:00 a.m.to 4:00 p.m.
London: 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Amsterdam: 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Bring Beer, Music, and Whistles!
Zapata Vive!
Let Dance.


WARNING: This is a Protest, it is not a game, it may
have personal consequences as in any off-line political
manifestation on the street :

Based on critiques from the Heart Hackers and other individuals
about FloodNet:

A. Your IP address will be harvested by the government during any
FloodNet action. When you click and enter FloodNet your name and
political position will be made known to the authorities.

(Similar to having your picture taking during a protest action
on the street.)

B. Possible damage to your machine may occur because of
your participation in the FloodNet action.

(Just as in a street action--the police may come and hurt you.)*

*During the course of the last 7 FloodNet Actions only 2
individuals  have reported FLOODNET crashing a machine.
Some 80,000 plus have participated without problems. It seems
to The Electronic Disturbance Theater that is was the *hostile applet*
used by the link to hotwired.com articleDOD (Department of Defense/USA)
during the September 9th action that did the damage reported by
those individuals who participated.

If at any time your machine begins to malfunction during the action.
Disconnect from FloodNet. The Electronic Disturbance Theater will post on
the ECD page as soon as possible any problems and solutions during the
time of the action that we become aware of.=20

C. That FLOODNET clogs bandwidth and may make it difficult for many
individual using small pipelines around the world to get information.=20

Lucky Green stated that:=20

"FloodNet is both ineffective due to the upstream cache and pure evil,
since it represents an abuse of the network. Even if the load was to take
down a server (ignoring the free speech implications for a moment, free
speech you want for yourself but deny to those with whom you disagree),
you would not only impact communications with the target site, but also to
those around it. FloodNet is *unacceptable* network abuse. As bad as spam,
if not worse."=20

(This also happens when people take to the streets. Individuals may find
themselves unable to get to work or buy a news paper because of the
action. FLOODNET actions are short term and only disturb bandwidth during
the time of the manifestation. The Electronic Disturbance Theater feels
that even if FloodNet only functions as a symbolic action that is enough
to make the collective presence of Zapatista felt beyond The Digital
Zapatista Networks.)

D. We hope that when you join our Virtual Sit-in=92s in support of the
communities of resistance in Chiapas you will take the above information
to heart.=20

Thank you for your support of a communities that call for world that can
make all worlds possible with dignity, justice, and liberty.=20


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