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|<nettime.free> OCTOBER 12: FLOODNET AGAINST ZEDILLO'S WEB...AGAIN!!|
ELECTRONIC DISTURBANCE THEATER BULLETIN Sunday, October 11, 1998 OCTOBER 12: FLOODNET AGAINST ZEDILLO'S WEB SITE........AGAIN! 10 am - 4 pm (NY Time) http://www.thing.net/~rdom/ecd/ecd.html The Electronic Disturbance Theater is calling for supporters of Mexico's Zapatistas and opponents of Mexico's federal government to again point your Internet browsers to the FloodNet page and engage in another virtual sit-in and protest at the web site of Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo on Monday, October 12, between 10:00 am and 4 pm (New York Time). [WARNING: Risks are inherent in political action. The Internet is no exception. We may experience countermeasures directed against FloodNet on Monday. We will be attentive and waiting to deal with potential anti-FloodNet actions. We urge you to pay close attention to your computers. Send notification of any problems immediately to email@example.com AND to firstname.lastname@example.org] In the United States, October 12 is known as "Columbus Day" in honor of Christopher Columbus who supposedly "discovered" America. But October 12 is also Dia de la Raza. And in recent times has been a day when anti-colonial forces have converged to demonstrate continued resistance to centuries of colonization, genocide, and racism in the western hemisphere and throughout the world. In Mexico City, this weekend, the National Indigenous Congress meets and will end their discussions with a demonstration on Monday, October 12, in Mexico City's Zocalo (central square). Also on Monday other events are planned in solidarity with Mexico's Zapatistas and indigenous peoples. In New York City, the NY Zapatistas will host a Festival of Resistance featuring local activists and artists starting at noon at The Theater For The New City, 155 First Ave. between 9th and 10th Streets. Three Electronic Disturbance Theater members will make a short presentation in the mid afternoon. The Electronic Disturbance Theater's call for another virtual sit-in and protest at Zedillo's web site is part of a fall campaign combining virtual and real protest. On November 22, we will return for an electronic action aimed at the Department of Defense's "School of the Americas" - notorious trainers of repressive Latin American military and intelligence forces - at the same time as a civil disobedience action is taking place on the ground at the actual military installation. This week, on Thursday, October 15, three members of the Electronic Disturbance Theater will make a special presentation about Electronic Civil Disobedience at Harvard Law School's Berkman Center on Internet and Society in Cambridge, Massachusetts. On Monday, October 12, the BBC's Outlook (radio program part of the BBC World Service) will broadcast a program on "Cyber Protest." The Electronic Disturbance Theater was interviewed for this story. And finally, the New York Times is expected this week to feature a story on "Hacktivism," for which EDT members were also interviewed. We have just received information that the Austin Public Library (Texas) is employing Cyber Patrol to block access to FloodNet during our actions. If you access the Net at a public library and experience similar problems, please let us know. RETURN TO OUR PAGE ON NOVEMBER 22 FOR AN ELECTRONIC ACTION AGAINST THE SCHOOL OF THE AMERICAS! http://www.thing.net/~rdom/ecd/ecd.html NOTE: We have moved the main Electronic Civil Disobedience page from a New York University server to The Thing. NYU received a written complaint from the Defense Information Systems Agency on September 8 and the university subsequently asked Stefan Wray, a doctoral student at NYU, to remove any overt mention of FloodNet usage off of the NYU server. For a more detailed explanationm see: http://www.nyu.edu/projects/wray/ecd.html -THE ELECTRONIC DISTURBANCE THEATER Ricardo Dominguez, New York, NY Carmin Karasic, Boston, MA Brett Staulbaum, San Jose, CA Stefan Wray, New York, NY # distributed via nettime.free : no commercial use without permission # <nettime.free> is an open mailinglist for net criticism, # collaborative text filtering and cultural politics of the nets # more info: email@example.com and "info nettime.free" in the msg body # To subscribe: firstname.lastname@example.org with # "subscribe nettime.free" in the msg body # Speak freely or unsubscribe!