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[Nettime-nl] Fwd: Defense of the Internet:European civil society organizes a protest action at the Summit of the EU Ministers of Culture

Sorry voor de engels, het gaat over een internationale questie. Ik
dacht dat jullie het zou interesseren

Claudia Borges

European civil society organizes an unprecedented protest action at
the Summit of the EU Ministers of Culture.

Individuals, artists and NGO's, including, among others, FCForum,
eXgae, La Quadrature du Net, P2P Foundation, European Digital Rights,
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Scambioetico, Open Standards Alliance,
Red SOStenible, Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure
Spain, Creative Commons Spain, have organized a coordinated protest
campaign against the Informal Meeting of Ministers of Culture of the
European Union that will take place on March 30 and 31 in Barcelona,

Although only the cultural industry have been invited to the
ministerial event, the creative community and civil society have
organised three days of activities to show the culture that we propose
for the digital era: a model of culture that benefits everybody –
citizens, creators and entrepreneurs – a model that stimulates
creativity and not just collection, and, above all, a model that does
not attack the Internet.

Citizens have already rolled their sleeves up and got down to work, creating:
(37000 visits in one day)

The lobbying actions have started today with the mail-out of a letter
to the Ministers of Culture of the 27 countries of the European Union,
inviting them to attend the citizen-organized events that we are
preparing for them. It will continue every day with the online
spreading of information that will undoubtedly prove useful to
European Ministers and Members of Parliament. And it will culminate on
March 29.30.31 in 3 days of physical and streamed events in Barcelona,
with highlights including a citizen press conference at one of the
city’s historic square, adjacent to the venue where the meeting of the
Ministers will take place.

Everybody can participate starting today:

First action today:
Invite the Ministers and Members of Parliament:
(It is important to send it to Ministers from the other countries too,
because it attracts their attention when they receive requests for an
audience before a trip abroad, and it is bound to make them discuss it
among themselves. This increases the  pressure and the likelihood of
criticisms). We know they have already received hundreds of Letters
from Spain, where the action have begun yesterday.

 Tomorrow, the next batch ;)


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